Miranda Rylance

Registered Social Worker – Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW


Contact Info

Willow Grove Counselling
(Based in Owen Sound area)

Virtually Only – Across Ontario 
Phone: 226-664-0303
Email: Miranda.Rylance@gmail.com
Website: Willowgrovecounsellingcentrefortransformation.ca

Miranda approaches her work from an anti-oppressive practice, attachment based, and trauma-informed stance. She is a strong advocate and takes a holistic, collaborative approach to the health and well-being of her clients. Miranda believes strongly in person-centring her work and employs an eclectic approach to best meet the needs of her clients.
Miranda completed her honours undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo and her Clinical Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. She received her group facilitation certification from Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener and her trauma certification from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Professional Development Program. She has training in multiple trauma therapy approaches, Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy, several somatic-based approaches, the gentle persuasive approach to working with dementia, and narrative therapy, amongst others.
– 15 years experience working in mental health with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
– More than 30 years of experience practicing mindfulness.
– Proficient in working with a range of concerns including but not limited to developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, single-incident trauma, first-responder trauma, traumatic birth, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum issues, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, the effects of oppression based on race/gender/sexuality/religion, grief and loss, and caregiver stress.
– Pioneered the rollout of the Ontario Common Assessment of Needs in her role as Education Coordinator for the Canadian Mental Health Association – Grand River Branch (CMHA-GRB)— and taught CMHA clinicians and staff about the recovery approach to mental health support in this context with a focus of empowering clientele.
– Pioneered the rollout of a rural Outreach program with the Rural Wellington Community Team and worked as sole Outreach Worker for the Upper Grand Family Health Team (Centre Wellington).
– Several years of experience working as a psychometrist for 2 clinical psychology practices.
– Several years of experience working as an Associate Psychotherapist for two Clinical Psychology practices.
– Head-hunted by University of Waterloo’s Counselling Services to provide long-term complex trauma therapy to students.
– 3 years experience working with motor vehicle accident survivors in both assessment and treatment capacities.

Therapists by province / territory


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.