Christian therapists in Toronto, Ontario ON, Canada CA
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Your decision to begin therapy may have come with a lot of uncertainty and questions of what to expect. In our initial sessions, we can address queries and work towards creating a space where you feel safe, understood, and supported. While I emphasize client's strengths and innate capacities for growth, no one should have to feel alone in their journey towards healing. Coming from a psychology and health science background, my masters in spiritual care and psychotherapy allowed me to embrace a holistic view of care. With this biopsychosocial approach, I seek to help clients gain deeper insight into their concerns and to develop more compassionate ways of relating to themselves. My nomadic upbringing has familiarized me with issues of immigration and adjustment, as well as culturally sensitive issues that may be addressed in practice. Beyond this, I have experience working with depression and anxiety, major life transitions, family trauma, and chronic illness. I warmly welcome clients from all walks of life who are on the journey to growth and healing.
0 Years Experience
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Kristie Brassard & Associates is a virtual psychotherapy practice serving children, teens, and adults all over Ontario, Canada. Our psychotherapists work with a variety of issues and therapeutic modalities, and help guide individuals, families and couples along their wellness journey. Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and allies is our passion, and all of our therapists identify on the queer spectrum. We have diverse cultural backgrounds, sexuality & gender identities. Clients of all genders, sexual orientations, spiritual and cultural backgrounds are welcome in our virtual office!
13 Years Experience
Hypnotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Light Channel, Meditation Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach, Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner
By connecting your soul, mind, and body, the past, present, and future in our working sessions, you'll be able to heal deep roots of problems and blockages and release suppressed energies and emotions, to assist your body, emotions, and mind to heal faster, and reach your life goals sooner. I use the best hypnotherapy techniques to help you understand root causes of your issues, and Rapid Transformational Therapy ® to guide you changing negative beliefs into positive beliefs, then guide you through powerful meditations to clear any negative energies and blockages. My clients experience rapid healings and long term improvements in their feelings, body and mind, and have visible improvements in their lives in general. I aim to provide total holistic healing by turning on their awareness and facilitate accelerated, and lasting healings and improvements in their life qualities. I am non-judgemental, caring, and emanate a very strong, loving energy. My clients feel safe, seen, and heard in my presence and able to really get to work on the deep roots of things that they may have not being able to touch from years of psychotherapy and other forms of treatments. Whether it is physical pain, emotional pain, bad habits, depression, low self esteem, weight issue, anxiety, relationship problems, or general low energy. They were able to achieve transformative results that changed their lives under my guidance and support. Being able to assist many of my clients with personalized sessions, amazing results have been achieved. I am looking forward to helping you too to achieve your optimal health and happiness goals. I'm ready to help you relief any emotional, mental, physical pains and blockages, to bring you back into your optimal state of holistic health so you can live life to the fullest. I believe in your potential to achieve your dreams, to be healthy, and to live as the empowered, happiest self in a successful and fulfilling life.
2 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Gottman Trained Couples Therapist
As a gestalt psychotherapist, who pairs gestalt training with somatic experiencing I can help support you in healing from your trauma. No one in the Niagara Region utilizes the combination of these therapies and applies them to working with couples in crisis. Gottman (couples) and Post Induction Therapy training (relational/developmental trauma) I am sorry to say but popular approaches to healing trauma like CBT will provide only temporary relief at best. If you want to get to the root of your trauma and heal somatic experiencing (SE) is what you need and when supported with the power of relational gestalt therapy you will shift your shit! SE focuses on regulating your nervous system. With SE work trauma responses are completed and energy is released back into the system and with this the resolution and disappearance of physical complaints, including headaches, digestive problems, and pain syndromes can be resolved, and emotional regulation can be restored. I will teach you how to work with your stress response - the body's innate alarm system in response to a perceived danger, also called the "Fight or Flight" response. It is highly adaptive to danger and human survival when threats are physical, but less so when threats are psychological, or imaginary, among other somatic and relational skills. I have been trained under Dr Abi Blakeslee part of Dr Peter A Levine's legacy group out of California for Somatic Experiencing and the late great Dr Bud Feder the author of Beyond the Hot Seat was on my dissertation committee overseeing a phenomenological study of the effectiveness of a gestalt therapy group I created to reduce stress in working informal caregivers of the elderly. I named the group process Stressed WOW (We Overloaded with Work). Gestalt therapy is an extremely complex psychotherapy, too complex to describe in this short space. The power of its effectiveness can only be experienced. Most present day therapies have stolen bits and pieces of its praxis. Get the whole again with a holistic, here and now, experiential therapy. I am here for you... I've got your six!
10 Years Experience
Registered Social Worker, RSW
I am a dual province (Ontario & Alberta) registered social worker specializing in mental health. Before entering private practice, I served as the University of Calgary’s Mental Health Consultant where I was the primary on-campus therapeutic support for staff, faculty, and post doctorates. I now work in private practice supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups. I also have specialized training and experience working with first responders and their families in dealing with operational stress injuries. My breadth of experience includes work with patients accessing community public health as well as school aged youth in primary and secondary school divisions. Life is hard enough. Therapy does not need to be overly stressful. For this reason I take a relaxed approach, infusing light humour while discussing your deepest thoughts and concerns. I aim for your time with me to be one of the best parts of your week, because it is where you know you can be your authentic self with a warm and non-judgemental supporter. Therapy can work for anyone when there is a strong relationship between the client and therapist. For this reason I prioritize building a strong therapeutic partnership with my clients that is grounded on transparency, empathy, and unconditional support. Think of me as a GPS for your mind. You pick the destination and I’ll show you how to get there.
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, MDiv
Are you struggling in these uncertain times? I can help you explore and understand your emotions, moods and behavior. I can bring a fresh perspective on how to navigate life’s challenges. I can also guide you through past pain and how to adopt healthy coping strategies. Together we can define and clarify your goals, build up your sense of self, navigate your relationships and perspectives on life.
4 Years Experience
Registered Social Worker, RSW
I am fluent in English, French, and Korean, and have a diverse range of experience working with individuals and couples across all age groups in a variety of settings – from government institutions to community and church settings. My breadth of experience includes leading both in-patient and out-patient groups in hospital settings, leading overseas outreach trips to struggling communities, using my skill in diplomacy as an effective conflict mediator for a number of organizations, and several years of experience in educational course development and instruction. I am passionate about journeying alongside the clients I serve – empowering them to live authentically, wholeheartedly, and in the fullness of who they are. I am a lifelong learner and a strong ally for my clients and work to provide them with a safe space. I am particularly skilled in working with clients who have experienced trauma, people who struggle with self doubt, and newcomers and immigrants. Life can be difficult and reaching out for help can feel that much more challenging. That’s why I like to describe counselling as a unique opportunity to have someone supporting you on your journey. During our time together, you will be able to slow down, put down your guards and explore your thoughts, your emotions, and your experiences in the presence of a safe person. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of who you are and where your emotions and experiences are coming from. And, you will be empowered to work towards a goal that is true to who you are.
Registered Psychotherapist, DPsychotherapy
I work from a Relational Psychodynamic and Integrative framework, making sure that we find a therapeutic framework that fits you and your unique needs. When you see me you won't be seeing an overly clinical or 'removed' therapist, but rather a real person who meets you just as you are. I am warm, empathic, and non-judgmental - providing an environment that is safe so that you can explore all concerns and distress that have brought you to therapy. I believe that anyone, regardless of class, sexuality, gender, race/ethinicity is valuable and deserves the best care I can give them. I would be honoured to work with you! Check out my website centredself.ca for more info. I am taking new clients and have a great team of psychotherapists who are also here to help, including our new reduced cost therapy program. Message today for a free 20-min consultation for us to find a fit that suits you!
9 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, MSW, RSW
I am passionate about helping people to expand the story they write for themselves. We all carry with us a narrative of who we are and who we can become. Living with anxiety and depression, whether long standing or circumstantial, constrains our narrative: “This is who I am, this is who I will always be.” I see the process of therapy to be about connecting with your thoughts and emotions in a way that gives you control over how you respond to, and engage with, your world. I find it remarkable how small adjustments to these areas can have a profound impact on how you see yourself and those close to you. This is the beginning of a richer narrative.
11 Years Experience
Counsellor/Therapist, RN, MN
Welcome, my name is Tracey and I help clients with narcissistic abuse/NPD therapy, codependency therapy, dissociative identity therapy and heal BPD relationships. We work together to identify key problem areas in your relationships and progress towards emotional regulation, psychodynamic approaches to establishing safety in your body, healing your true voice, no longer abandoning your soul and reclamation of your autonomy and renowning your authentic soul power in a grounded and spiritual way.
8 Years Experience