Alora Martin Downie

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

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Alora Martin Downie

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

907 College Street
Suite 101
Toronto, ON M6H
(437) 747-2892
Offers online therapy

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Alora Martin Downie currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I support individuals with challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, substance use, relationship issues, connection and belonging, loss and grief, and stressful life changes. Through providing warm, experiential and compassionate support I aim to create a space that feels accepting, empowering and has lots of room for exploration. I emphasize a holistic approach and the importance of exploring the mind body connection in healing. All of my work is trauma informed and rooted in anti-oppression and intersectional feminism. My practice welcomes individuals of diverse gender identities, sexualities, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, ages, abilities, and lifestyles.
I combine talk therapy and mindful awareness to explore your concerns and cultivate the change you seek. This may be through helping you calm your nervous system, awareness of tension/holding patterns, working with strong emotions and limiting beliefs, or to understand and trust your body's cues more fully.
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma and painful or conflicted relationships with childhood caregivers. I am sex-positive and have experience supporting people with sexuality and intimacy and diverse relationship models. Contact me to set up a consultation to learn more about how I can help.

Finances

Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Can be claimed as a medical expense on taxes
  • Many plans cover Registered Social Workers
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • School: Wurzweiler School of Social Work, YU
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute / Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: Unyte Health Inc. / Safe and Sound Protocol Provider
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

907 College Street
Suite 101
Toronto, ON M6H
(437) 747-2892
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
Photo of Alora Martin Downie, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker in Toronto
Alora Martin Downie

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW