- Registered Psychotherapist
- M.Ed., Counselling & Education
- Gestalt Therapy Certification
- Member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapists
- Clinical Supervisor
Psychotherapy is offered at our clinic in downtown Toronto. It is a treatment modality that can be helpful for anyone who experiences emotional or mental health challenges and/or struggles with physical pain. Psychotherapy can help you grow and heal by helping you become aware of, address and transform your thoughts, behaviors, feelings, moods and overall condition. During your sessions, you will work collaboratively with a therapist to bring attention to aspects of yourself that increase resilience helping you to disconfirm negative beliefs, try on new/more satisfying behaviors and improve your vitality. Ultimately, this work has the potential to unlock the potential for you to lead and live your best life. Psychotherapists have Master’s degree in counselling or related professional field and are certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Many of our patients suffer from physical injuries and lingering aches & pains. When our bodies experience pain, injury or trauma we often experience shifts in our abilities and our identities. We may not be able to participate in activities that once brought us joy, or may need to adjust the way we participate in our everyday lives. In some cases, our physical bodies may be healing well, but our mind is holding us back. We often need alignment in both the mind and body in order to progress forward and reach a full recovery. This experience can be very difficult to navigate alone. You may experience isolation, stress, anxiety, fears and overwhelming emotion. Working with a psychotherapist while you are on your rehabilitation journey can be empowering and help to set you up for success and resilience as you move forward.
We often recommend that our patients who are not responding to physiotherapy or chiropractic as we would expect, combine their rehabilitative care with psychotherapy. New scientific research on healing trauma and pain recognizes the importance of restoring body-mind connection. We have seen incredible results when both treatment modalities are combined.
Don’t underestimate the impact your injury has had on your mental health. We recognize how challenging this experience can be and want you to know we are here to support you through this journey – with all the health professionals you may require, under one roof.
I’m sure you have heard this before, but there’s no health without mental health. Mental health and emotional regulation is a key aspect of health and wellness. One such emotion – stress has been widely researched and studies show that long term stress is linked to heart disease, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and obesity. When it comes to our health & wellness and specifically our mental health, we could all benefit from psychotherapy to manage challenging situations or just for preventative support. We encourage you to give us a try! You will develop skills and strategies that will allow you to truly reach your most optimal health.
At Rebalance we follow a non-judgmental and client centred approach to care. Our goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you in order to foster trust and connect at a deeply therapeutic level. We always work collaboratively with you. Our goal is to really understand your core values and your individual issues to determine and address the root cause. We will work with your specific needs and help you build tools and strategies that you will be able to reference over your lifetime.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Directed mindfulness, dual awareness and breath work is used to release stress and negative emotions that are stored in the body. This will bring optimal regulation back to your central nervous system which will allow your body to heal, allow your muscles to relax and help to restore harmony in the body.
Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is focused on a person’s present life and challenges rather than delving into past experiences. This approach stresses the importance of understanding the context of a person’s life and taking responsibility rather than placing blame.
Feminist therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that focuses on gender and the particular challenges and stressors that women face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, discrimination and other factors that threaten their mental health.
Mindfulness is the state where you become more aware of your physical, mental and emotional condition in the present moment, without judgement. Mindfulness practices can help to control the body’s automatic responses to the stresses associated with many negative thoughts or feelings.
The choice of therapy will be mutually decided between you and your psychotherapist. The decision will be based on your individual situation and needs. We will ultimately choose the approach or a variety of approaches that you are most comfortable with and that will bring about the most positive impact.
Allow us to help you reach your goals and unlock your true potential. Contact us today to book your psychotherapy session.