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Hello, I'm Meredith Mpinga!
I come alongside adults who are overwhelmed by their emotions, experiences, and environments, and equip them to experience confidence, freedom, and joy - even amidst the messiness of life.
My counselling approach is holistic and centered on you as a client - understanding your story, building on your strengths, and helping you live a life of full of meaning, aligned with your values.
I'm a therapist, speaker, pastor's wife, and mama to three little ones. In 2012 I established Meadowinds Counselling Services to create a restorative space for people. My passion for companioning people comes from my belief that everyone is created by God with value and a purpose. I am a follower of Jesus, and am happy to integrate faith into our work together if you are looking for counselling from a christian perspective. Whatever your belief system, you don't have to worry that I'm going to give you trite answers or cheesy clichés! I get that things often don't make sense, life is messy, and the pain is real. I'm here to come alongside you to really explore what's going on and TOGETHER we'll deal with the struggles you are facing in an authentic, insightful, empowering, and compassionate way.
Before starting my private practice I counselled women fleeing domestic violence. I have also supported adults with developmental disabilities in a group home setting, volunteered in counselling centres in Ottawa and Calgary, and helped with Rainbows, a great program for kids whose parents aren't together. Now, I am honoured to companion my clients, walking with them into a new chapter of growth and restoration, equipping them for the rest of their story.
Originally from the woods of northern Ontario, I've travelled back and forth across the country for further education. After meeting my husband in grad school, we've made our home in a small town just north of Calgary, Alberta with our three young kids. I value meaningful connection, being creative, and continually learning and growing. And if I'm honest, coffee should probably be added to the list!
Master of Arts - Counselling
Providence Theological Seminary, Calgary, Alberta
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction - Psychology
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Certificate - Intercultural Studies & Leadership
Prairie College, Three Hills, Alberta & CAM International, Guatemala
As an Associate Professional Counsellor with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP), I abide by their code of ethics and continuing education policies. I have served on the PACCP Alberta-West executive team since 2017. To learn more visit www.PACCP.ca
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