Individual Psychotherapy

Kids * Youth * Adults | Group Psychotherapy ~ Workshops

How I Work

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.  

I respect the complexity of your experience and we will always go at your pace, setting goals collaboratively. I draw from my formal training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a leading evidence-based modality that acknowledges the body’s wisdom and resilience, and brings somatic awareness into talk- therapy. I also draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Ecopsychology and Depth Psychology.

I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide (in training), and can offer sessions in the outdoors as a way of deepening a felt connection to the living world, calming the nervous system, and nourishing the spirit.

  • 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)

Serving Children, Adolescents and Adults.

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Practice Location

My office is located near Christie Pits park, in the Toronto’s West Annex. The address is 664 Bloor Street West, on the corner of Manning and Bloor. There are several steps leading up to my office. Please let me know if accessibility is of concern to you. 

My office is located on the traditional territories of many First Nations who have lived and continue to live here, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenoseaunee and the Wendat people. I am a settler to this land and am privileged to live and practice therapy here. As a guest, I aim to live and work with respect and in right relationship with the original and perennial stewards of this land.  

FREE CONSULTATION

I provide a free 20 minute consultation, which can be done over the phone or in person in my office. This gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have about my practice, as well as give me a sense of what you are looking for. Finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with is very important. This consultation gives us a chance to feel out our fit together.  

GROUPS + WORKSHOPS

I occasionally run single session workshops or ongoing groups. Please check back for more information.  

Insurance

Many private insurance plans do cover counselling and psychotherapy provided by a Registered Psychotherapist. I encourage you to check your coverage. I will provide you will receipts upon payment, which you can submit for reimbursement from your insurer. 

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

— RACHEL CARSON