Essential Change

Counseling and Coaching

Craig Mackie is a registered social worker (MSW, RSW) through the Ontario College of Social Workers.

Counseling and Psychotherapy 

Craig offers individual counseling and coaching specializing in Transformative Mindfulness for youth and adults. He has trained at the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic in the MBSM program.

He has worked in the field of Trauma, Addictions, Youth Mental Health and Development, Homelessness and can offer support to those challenged by depression, anxiety, developmental delays, attachment challenges and learning disabilities.

For clinical practice is supervised by Careen Coetzee MA, C.Psych Associate (lic. #4602).

Please inquire with your insurance company if your extended health benefits cover psychotherapy delivered by a registered social worker that is supervised by a clinical psychologist.


Career coaching, life transitions, goal setting and self-actualization are all areas of practice and support! For those in transition, or seeking more from their relationships, work or community, this service is directed at short or medium-term interventions.

Group Facilitation 

On a contract basis, Essential Change can facilitate group therapy, character development, goal setting and problem solving for youth and adults in education and mental health settings.