Makena Arntsen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

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Makena Arntsen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW

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Offers online therapy

Toronto, ON M6C

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Announcement icon I am currently seeing all clients online through video or phone sessions. Many client's prefer the comfort and convenience of this.
I know finding the right therapist can be really hard! I am here to support diverse individuals in whatever life stage they are at. I foster a space where clients can share their experiences openly without fear or judgment. I focus on depression and anxiety but understand that for each person this looks different and thus remain curious and open to understanding each of my client's experiences. I always maintain a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens in my practice. I encourage introspection, self-compassion and hope that through our sessions clients can eventually support themselves.
Primarily practicing from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective I aim to help individuals understand how their thoughts influence their emotions and how by gaining awareness of these thoughts and applying different strategies their suffering can be alleviated. I also incorporate lifestyle strategies and mindfulness into my practice.
Being client-centred is fundamental in my practice. I am dynamic and will regularly adjust my methods when needed to ensure I am providing the best possible care I can for each person I work with. Gaining your trust so that you feel accepted, encouraged and supported is the main priority I have as a clinician.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $145
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Both students and adults accessing my services can submit and claim their insurance as a receipt will be provided at the end of each session
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 1 Year
  • Licence: Ontario / 837925
  • School: University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2021

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: OCSWSSW
  • Member Since: 2021
  • Membership: OASW
  • Member Since: 2021

Location

Toronto, ON M6C
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Makena Arntsen, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Toronto
Makena Arntsen

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW