How do you know?

  • if you’re “showing up” at your best psychological potential?
  • If you wanted to improve your running time, wouldn’t you look at your running form? Your training regimen? Your shoes? Your nutrition?
  • What about your psychological game? Is it optimized? Is there room for growth?

It may surprise some, but psychotherapy does not necessarily imply illness, although the evidence is clear that it is a first-line treatment for all forms of psychological illness, whether someone decides to use medication or not.

Psychotherapy is a process that helps a person navigate the path of self-awareness and introspection to clarify:

  1. What they want;
  2. And the mental strategies by which they can get it

Often, upon this path, many matters related to the human spirit – resilience, forbearance, forgiveness, self-compassion, acceptance, generosity, love – surface and are mobilized in our quest for higher grounds.

A psychotherapist is involved to help co-construct a preferred narrative

  • The relationship is one steeped in respect, good will, hope, encouragement, objectivity, curiosity, and non-judgment.
  • This is an effective context from which to acquire the different perspectives that are associated with change; that helps people navigate their life with greater ease and skill.
  • Within this safe environment, patient and therapist work together to empower the arsenal of thought, feeling, and behaviour patterns that facilitate patients to live their preferred futures.

In the process of working towards new experiences…

  • Patients also cultivate new skills and perspectives that broaden their view and experience of themselves, others and the world.
  • They become more discerning and accepting of situations that are not within their control versus those that are.
  • They learn that they do have a choice in the way they “show up.

The result is increased resilience, hope and conscious living.

Conditions Treated by our Psychotherapist

Neuroscience has shown the importance of leveraging psychology in any experience. Learn how to make your thoughts and behaviours be one step towards a different experience. Our team collaborates with you to foster cognitive and behavioural strategies that reinforce the experience you are looking for. We see numerous situations that benefit from psychological training:
  • Anxiety
  • Anger and Anger Management
  • Chronic dizziness and Imbalance
  • Chronic headache
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional and Behavioural Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Worth
  • Sexuality & Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • stress management
  • Trauma and PTSD

Services Offered by our Psychotherapist 1-on-1
(not funded by OHIP)

Mindfulness </br></br>

Leveraging Attentional Networks

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Consciously rescripting habitual reactions

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Leveraging perspective for your preferred future

Resilience Training</br></br>
Resilience Training

Grit & Perseverance applied to your health

Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Skills in relaxing our nervous system

CPT (For PTSD)</br></br>

Cognitive Processing Therapy

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