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Emily Kedar

I hold a Masters of Education in Psychology from University of Toronto, and was clinically trained at Women’s College Trauma Therapy Program. I practice from an anti-oppressive, inclusion-focused and client-centered framework. I draw from the inherent healing properties of creativity, connection, movement, and nature, and ground my sessions in evidence-based therapeutic intervention. I specialize in working with clients who identify concerns relating to histories of trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, social struggles, major life changes, chronic shame, and emotion regulation struggles. I help clients rediscover or deepen a sense of safety and vitality in their bodies, their choices and their relationships.  

Serving Children, Adolescents and Adults 

  • Trauma (simple and complex PTSD and intergenerational trauma)
  • ADHD coaching and symptom management support
  • Depression and Anxiety presentations 
  • Identity struggles and changes 
  • Grief and loss 
  • Relational/ social challenges
  • Life transitions (home, career, relationship, health)

Professional Qualifications

  • M.Ed in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto
  • Graduate level training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1
  • Intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • In-depth trauma informed training through Women’s College Hospital Trauma Therapy Program
  • Registered professional member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists on Ontario
  • Certified professional member in good standing of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Certified Forest Therapy Guide (in-training)

What is Psychotheraphy? 

Psychotherapy is talk-based therapy intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy happens through the vehicle of a psychotherapeutic relationship, where a client and therapist collaborate to foster positive change in the client’s emotions, thoughts, choices and relationships.  Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are negatively impacting their daily lives, relationships and their ability to engage with and enjoy life.

For more information, please visit the
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario‘s website.

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Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy draws on the Japanese practice of Shirin-yoku, known in the West as Forest Bathing. Sessions happen outside in a natural setting, and involve a series of mindful invitations and therapeutic interventions in connection with nature. These sessions serve as a way of deepening a felt connection to the living world, calming the nervous system, and nourishing the spirit. If you are interested in Forest Therapy, please mention this when you connect with me. 

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