Lauren Nancarrow Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
I am a movement meditator, having engaged for two decades with the 5Rhythms® meditation movement practice.
Compassion. Challenge. Joy. Working together, we will co-create a place for you to explore how to be more honest with yourself and build clarity. I will work with you to invite self-compassion and acceptance into your life by gaining perspective on your thoughts, relationship patterns, and unexpressed feelings. My approach is warm, honest, playful, embodied and humourous. It is important to me that you experience felt changes in our work together that support your ongoing well being and openness to life.
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Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
I am a movement meditator, having engaged for two decades with the 5Rhythms® meditation movement practice.
Compassion. Challenge. Joy. Working together, we will co-create a place for you to explore how to be more honest with yourself and build clarity. I will work with you to invite self-compassion and acceptance into your life by gaining perspective on your thoughts, relationship patterns, and unexpressed feelings. My approach is warm, honest, playful, embodied and humourous. It is important to me that you experience felt changes in our work together that support your ongoing well being and openness to life.
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Cassey Andrews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW Verified
Toronto, ON M4J
Offers online therapy
I take female-identifying folks on a journey to meet and commune more deeply with their body, with the parts of themselves they have abandoned or are too afraid to venture near. My practice is an intuitive concoction, rooted in authentic movement and active imagination. I draw from my experience as a retired dancer and my education in existential-integrative psychotherapy and social work, including exposure to spiritual texts and experiential approaches, in order to assist my clients on the path to embodiment.
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Toronto, ON M4J
Offers online therapy
I take female-identifying folks on a journey to meet and commune more deeply with their body, with the parts of themselves they have abandoned or are too afraid to venture near. My practice is an intuitive concoction, rooted in authentic movement and active imagination. I draw from my experience as a retired dancer and my education in existential-integrative psychotherapy and social work, including exposure to spiritual texts and experiential approaches, in order to assist my clients on the path to embodiment.
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Shannon Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M6S
Offers online therapy
Hi there, I am a Child, Youth & Family Therapist (RSW)/Paediatric specialist offering therapy to children & their families regarding child social, emotional & behavioural challenges & complex family dynamics. I use of creative methods (movement, art, music, play, sandtray) to supplement evidence based Cognitive Behavioural & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy approaches. *Not a general therapist- services are very specialized to children's needs and attunement to their attachment & relationships are incorporated into the therapy sessions. *IN PERSON SESSIONS OFFERED *MSW, RSW - Covered by insurance
(416) 820-8588
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Toronto, ON M6S
Offers online therapy
Hi there, I am a Child, Youth & Family Therapist (RSW)/Paediatric specialist offering therapy to children & their families regarding child social, emotional & behavioural challenges & complex family dynamics. I use of creative methods (movement, art, music, play, sandtray) to supplement evidence based Cognitive Behavioural & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy approaches. *Not a general therapist- services are very specialized to children's needs and attunement to their attachment & relationships are incorporated into the therapy sessions. *IN PERSON SESSIONS OFFERED *MSW, RSW - Covered by insurance
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Clyde Thaddeus Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BSW Verified
Toronto, ON M4J
Offers online therapy
A combination of Narrative, Attachment, Emotion Focused, dance, scream, and water therapies is used.
Transgender and nonbinary people who are located across what is currently “canada” are my priority clients. If you are transgender, nonbinary, 2S, agender, questioning, or queer and seeking recovery from long-term exposure to trauma, you are welcome here. You carry a history of multiple, overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. Trauma-related flashbacks surface in your sleep or you experience chronic physical pain as a result of your mental health. You may find drug use is a helpful medicine or a method of coping and survival, or you may labour in sex work and you require a therapist who practices harm reduction.
(437) 747-6341
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Toronto, ON M4J
Offers online therapy
A combination of Narrative, Attachment, Emotion Focused, dance, scream, and water therapies is used.
Transgender and nonbinary people who are located across what is currently “canada” are my priority clients. If you are transgender, nonbinary, 2S, agender, questioning, or queer and seeking recovery from long-term exposure to trauma, you are welcome here. You carry a history of multiple, overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. Trauma-related flashbacks surface in your sleep or you experience chronic physical pain as a result of your mental health. You may find drug use is a helpful medicine or a method of coping and survival, or you may labour in sex work and you require a therapist who practices harm reduction.
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Jessica Houghton
Registered Psychotherapist, MA Verified
Toronto, ON M4C
Offers online therapy
I feel drawn to supporting clients in deepening their relationship with themselves, accessing their body, feelings, emotions, and agency, and integrating parts of themselves that may have been lost or disowned due to past circumstances. I believe in the transformative power of dance and creative movement, and have experienced time and again how embodiment can lead to greater ease in identifying, experiencing, and expressing emotions. My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive space for my clients to engage deeply in their process and find empowerment through developing their resources and creative and expressive capacity.
(647) 697-7489
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Toronto, ON M4C
Offers online therapy
I feel drawn to supporting clients in deepening their relationship with themselves, accessing their body, feelings, emotions, and agency, and integrating parts of themselves that may have been lost or disowned due to past circumstances. I believe in the transformative power of dance and creative movement, and have experienced time and again how embodiment can lead to greater ease in identifying, experiencing, and expressing emotions. My goal as a therapist is to create a supportive space for my clients to engage deeply in their process and find empowerment through developing their resources and creative and expressive capacity.
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Kayla Chambers
MA Verified
Toronto, ON M6C
Offers online therapy
Through somatic expressive arts therapy, I invite you to explore mindfulness, gentle body awareness, imagination, and attunement to the art making process through a variety of modalities (such as visual art, movement, sound/music, voice, writing, and storytelling) in order to (re)gain awareness of our creative resiliency and capacity for deep connection.
While we live among tremendous beauty, sometimes we also experience trauma. Along with encountering adverse events, I believe trauma is often a result of surviving within the inequities of a capitalist/colonial society. Through somatic expressive arts therapy, my practice seeks to support a creative reconnection to our senses of safety, vitality, joy, and presence. Together we will imagine new possibilities while easing patterns which were once adaptive during trauma experiences, and may no longer be supportive in the here-and-now. I use a flexible approach to therapy which is relational, experiential, resource-based and embodied.
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Toronto, ON M6C
Offers online therapy
Through somatic expressive arts therapy, I invite you to explore mindfulness, gentle body awareness, imagination, and attunement to the art making process through a variety of modalities (such as visual art, movement, sound/music, voice, writing, and storytelling) in order to (re)gain awareness of our creative resiliency and capacity for deep connection.
While we live among tremendous beauty, sometimes we also experience trauma. Along with encountering adverse events, I believe trauma is often a result of surviving within the inequities of a capitalist/colonial society. Through somatic expressive arts therapy, my practice seeks to support a creative reconnection to our senses of safety, vitality, joy, and presence. Together we will imagine new possibilities while easing patterns which were once adaptive during trauma experiences, and may no longer be supportive in the here-and-now. I use a flexible approach to therapy which is relational, experiential, resource-based and embodied.
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Shara Claire
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, EXAT, MA Verified
Toronto, ON M4C
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My training is in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy, which means that visual arts, theatre, music, poetry, and/or movement work can be part of your therapeutic process if you wish.
****Online work only at the moment**** Finding the right therapist can be time-consuming, emotionally exhausting and expensive. For this reason, I offer a complimentary introductory session. I have experience treating children, youth and adults facing a number of issues: self-esteem, depression, early childhood or other trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, grief and loss, etc. My clients say they appreciate my precision, as well as my gentle but directive approach to counselling and therapy. As I have a background in meditation and spiritual practice, I also am available to help you explore this part of yourself.
(855) 463-2661
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Toronto, ON M4C
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My training is in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy, which means that visual arts, theatre, music, poetry, and/or movement work can be part of your therapeutic process if you wish.
****Online work only at the moment**** Finding the right therapist can be time-consuming, emotionally exhausting and expensive. For this reason, I offer a complimentary introductory session. I have experience treating children, youth and adults facing a number of issues: self-esteem, depression, early childhood or other trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, anxiety, grief and loss, etc. My clients say they appreciate my precision, as well as my gentle but directive approach to counselling and therapy. As I have a background in meditation and spiritual practice, I also am available to help you explore this part of yourself.
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Catherine Marrion
MA, MFA
Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
Expressive arts uses all the arts (movement, voice, visual arts, poetry, etc.
In my private practice as an expressive arts therapist I use the arts along with conversation and reflection, to help clients get ‘unstuck,’ uncover resources for change and growth, live with suffering when necessary and celebrate the joy of life as we humans always have -- by making meaning through making art.. Expressive arts therapy is grounded in the arts but I also draw on psychology-based therapies to support and inform a safe and effective healing environment. I work with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, creative blocks, eating disorders, physical illness, grief, trauma and sexual abuse.
(647) 490-8702
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Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
Expressive arts uses all the arts (movement, voice, visual arts, poetry, etc.
In my private practice as an expressive arts therapist I use the arts along with conversation and reflection, to help clients get ‘unstuck,’ uncover resources for change and growth, live with suffering when necessary and celebrate the joy of life as we humans always have -- by making meaning through making art.. Expressive arts therapy is grounded in the arts but I also draw on psychology-based therapies to support and inform a safe and effective healing environment. I work with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, creative blocks, eating disorders, physical illness, grief, trauma and sexual abuse.
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Roxanna Vahed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
Offers online therapy
I support people to find movement where they feel stuck. I support people to connect with, and develop, their own skills and wisdom. As an Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 10 years of experience. I am passionate about using creativity in service of healing. I offer counselling/therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy for individuals and couples. I currently work with youth (16+)* and adults. (*Please feel welcome to contact me for questions regarding work with younger clients). I have 20+ years of experience supporting the LGBTTQ2SIA+/Spectrum community through advocacy and mental health support.
(647) 696-7124
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Toronto, ON M5R
Offers online therapy
I support people to find movement where they feel stuck. I support people to connect with, and develop, their own skills and wisdom. As an Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 10 years of experience. I am passionate about using creativity in service of healing. I offer counselling/therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy for individuals and couples. I currently work with youth (16+)* and adults. (*Please feel welcome to contact me for questions regarding work with younger clients). I have 20+ years of experience supporting the LGBTTQ2SIA+/Spectrum community through advocacy and mental health support.
Sasha Lizarraga
MSW, RSW
Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
Through movement, awareness exercises, and basic education about how your body processes experiences, my goal is that with every session you feel more confident, in control and at ease.
You are my ideal client if you've tried therapy before and have found that just talking things through has not been enough to sustain a balance and satisfaction in your life. Now you are open to learning about your nervous system, and ways in which your body naturally heals itself of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, etc.
(647) 696-8653
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Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
Through movement, awareness exercises, and basic education about how your body processes experiences, my goal is that with every session you feel more confident, in control and at ease.
You are my ideal client if you've tried therapy before and have found that just talking things through has not been enough to sustain a balance and satisfaction in your life. Now you are open to learning about your nervous system, and ways in which your body naturally heals itself of anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, etc.
Shaila Khan
MA, DMT
Toronto, ON M6R
Offers online therapy
I support individuals through an embodied approach to psychotherapy; including my training in dance/movement psychotherapy.
Do you have an innate sense that there may be a connection to the past that keeps you stuck or repeating disempowering or even destructive patterns ? Do you recognize that living with chronic stress, depression or anxiety is not the ‘'new normal’ for you anymore. Do you feel overwhelmed or even burdened by the people in your life and often experience disconnection from others and yourself? Have you found that traditional talk therapies have only gotten you so far, and are hitting a roadblock that has left you feeling discouraged?
(647) 576-2246
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Toronto, ON M6R
Offers online therapy
I support individuals through an embodied approach to psychotherapy; including my training in dance/movement psychotherapy.
Do you have an innate sense that there may be a connection to the past that keeps you stuck or repeating disempowering or even destructive patterns ? Do you recognize that living with chronic stress, depression or anxiety is not the ‘'new normal’ for you anymore. Do you feel overwhelmed or even burdened by the people in your life and often experience disconnection from others and yourself? Have you found that traditional talk therapies have only gotten you so far, and are hitting a roadblock that has left you feeling discouraged?
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Janice Skinner
Registered Psychotherapist, RP Verified
Toronto, ON M4V
Somatic Educator & Therapist, Mindfulness Meditation Specialist. I take a wholistic approach to mental health incorporating body and mind. Since 1986 I've taught yoga & movement therapy. Stress, anxiety, depression, life transition & those looking to go deeper and access another level of self awareness.
(647) 360-7802
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Toronto, ON M4V
Somatic Educator & Therapist, Mindfulness Meditation Specialist. I take a wholistic approach to mental health incorporating body and mind. Since 1986 I've taught yoga & movement therapy. Stress, anxiety, depression, life transition & those looking to go deeper and access another level of self awareness.
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Katie Dixon - Peak Resilience
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP Verified
Toronto, ON M6P
Together, we will work through challenging and rewarding exercises to help bring movement and healing to whatever is making you feel stuck and unwell.
***NOT TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. EMAIL FOR WAITLIST ONLY *** I know first hand what it is like to live with anxiety, depression and chronic pain. For me it has felt like a lack of control over my life and, at times, total hopelessness for my future. Even though I still have hard days, through my own personal work, I have cultivated resiliency and agency within my life. This lived experience has allowed for deep and transformative work with my clients.
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Toronto, ON M6P
Together, we will work through challenging and rewarding exercises to help bring movement and healing to whatever is making you feel stuck and unwell.
***NOT TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. EMAIL FOR WAITLIST ONLY *** I know first hand what it is like to live with anxiety, depression and chronic pain. For me it has felt like a lack of control over my life and, at times, total hopelessness for my future. Even though I still have hard days, through my own personal work, I have cultivated resiliency and agency within my life. This lived experience has allowed for deep and transformative work with my clients.
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Michael Haltrecht
Toronto, ON M6P
Offers online therapy
We’ll use conversation, and we can also use movement and play-based approaches.
Together we’ll create a safer space—a brave space where you can vent, discover, explore and ultimately TRANSFORM the issues that are holding you back from living a life that you love.
(647) 696-7740
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Toronto, ON M6P
Offers online therapy
We’ll use conversation, and we can also use movement and play-based approaches.
Together we’ll create a safer space—a brave space where you can vent, discover, explore and ultimately TRANSFORM the issues that are holding you back from living a life that you love.
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Tilda Yeow
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
I qualified with a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UK) and am a Doctoral student in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling.
I offer an honest, compassionate, and collaborative space where we examine and engage with your challenges and conflicts. Perhaps you're struggling with your thoughts and feelings or you find yourself stuck. Life can indeed be complex and overwhelming. Making sense of your experiences and understanding yourself can often lead to greater clarity on the way forward. Beyond labels, I am curious about how you relate to the world, what's important to you, and how you want to live. I believe there is wisdom to be found in our suffering. My approach is supportive and challenging, empathic and direct.
(647) 249-8514
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Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
I qualified with a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (UK) and am a Doctoral student in Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling.
I offer an honest, compassionate, and collaborative space where we examine and engage with your challenges and conflicts. Perhaps you're struggling with your thoughts and feelings or you find yourself stuck. Life can indeed be complex and overwhelming. Making sense of your experiences and understanding yourself can often lead to greater clarity on the way forward. Beyond labels, I am curious about how you relate to the world, what's important to you, and how you want to live. I believe there is wisdom to be found in our suffering. My approach is supportive and challenging, empathic and direct.
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Martina Vuksinic
Counsellor, BSc, MEd, OACCPP, CACCF Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Committed to lifelong learning my approach to counselling has burgeoned to include: meditation, mindfulness practice, breath-work, art expression, movement and somatic methodology.
True healing is the return of body, mind, and emotion to balance. It is the spiritual restoration of wholeness to all parts of the Being. Recovery is a personal journey of self-discovery and regaining control of your path to wellness. This journey will involve learning from challenges and developing self-awareness about strengths and passions in order to develop meaningful goals related to your purposeful life.
(289) 512-2328
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Toronto, ON M6G
Committed to lifelong learning my approach to counselling has burgeoned to include: meditation, mindfulness practice, breath-work, art expression, movement and somatic methodology.
True healing is the return of body, mind, and emotion to balance. It is the spiritual restoration of wholeness to all parts of the Being. Recovery is a personal journey of self-discovery and regaining control of your path to wellness. This journey will involve learning from challenges and developing self-awareness about strengths and passions in order to develop meaningful goals related to your purposeful life.
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Virginia Jahyu
Art Therapist, MA, ExAT Verified
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of artistic modalities (poetry, music, visual arts, movement, theatre) to engage and empower individuals’ creative spirit and expressive voice.
I am an expressive arts therapist working from a person-centered approach. I am inspired by liberation healing and am invested in understanding colonial impacts on mental health. I value the intersectionalities and breadth of human identities, dis/abilities, experience, and creative expressions. I understand and respect how these aspects may contribute to one's mental health and life challenges. My work is centered around relationships​ and using the arts and dialogue as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery, and growth.
(289) 802-5019
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
I use a variety of artistic modalities (poetry, music, visual arts, movement, theatre) to engage and empower individuals’ creative spirit and expressive voice.
I am an expressive arts therapist working from a person-centered approach. I am inspired by liberation healing and am invested in understanding colonial impacts on mental health. I value the intersectionalities and breadth of human identities, dis/abilities, experience, and creative expressions. I understand and respect how these aspects may contribute to one's mental health and life challenges. My work is centered around relationships​ and using the arts and dialogue as catalysts for personal inquiry, discovery, and growth.
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Tanya Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA Psyc, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
I am a Yoga and Movement instructor.
My counselling approach is a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and person-centered framework and it involves working to co-create a therapeutic process that is grounded in respect, choice, curiosity, and empowerment. I value the opportunity to walk beside and support you in becoming the version of yourself that you want to become. I will work with you to navigate life’s difficulties, while holding a safe space where you can deepen your own unique path to recovery, healing, and personal development. Together, we will unpack and address challenges, patterns, & limiting beliefs that may create barriers for you living the life you want.
(548) 483-6727
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
I am a Yoga and Movement instructor.
My counselling approach is a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and person-centered framework and it involves working to co-create a therapeutic process that is grounded in respect, choice, curiosity, and empowerment. I value the opportunity to walk beside and support you in becoming the version of yourself that you want to become. I will work with you to navigate life’s difficulties, while holding a safe space where you can deepen your own unique path to recovery, healing, and personal development. Together, we will unpack and address challenges, patterns, & limiting beliefs that may create barriers for you living the life you want.
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Asta Au
ExAT Verified
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M2K
Offers online therapy
I work using the arts (visual, poetry, movement, drama) as a vehicle to empower you to find your inner voice and creativity and explore your strengths and resources.
How often have you had to leave parts of yourself (your ethnicity, your queer identity, your mental health) at the door? Sometimes you might need to be someone else in order to feel safe. It can be hard to love and accept yourself, especially when you live in a world where you are told to keep parts of yourself hidden in order to fit in. I know and understand how racism, discrimination, colonial, structural oppression and queer identities can impact our mental health. I am here to create a safe enough space so that you can feel comfortable to bring all that you are and all that you want to be in our sessions.
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M2K
Offers online therapy
I work using the arts (visual, poetry, movement, drama) as a vehicle to empower you to find your inner voice and creativity and explore your strengths and resources.
How often have you had to leave parts of yourself (your ethnicity, your queer identity, your mental health) at the door? Sometimes you might need to be someone else in order to feel safe. It can be hard to love and accept yourself, especially when you live in a world where you are told to keep parts of yourself hidden in order to fit in. I know and understand how racism, discrimination, colonial, structural oppression and queer identities can impact our mental health. I am here to create a safe enough space so that you can feel comfortable to bring all that you are and all that you want to be in our sessions.
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Kausalya Vimal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
I am also a huge advocate of dance/movement therapy.
You matter. Your voice matters. I always say, each and every single person has a story. This story shapes the way we think, feel, and act. If you want to explore your story and begin the journey of healing, in a safe space, then this might be for you. I invite you to have a free consultation with me to get started.
(289) 207-4797
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
I am also a huge advocate of dance/movement therapy.
You matter. Your voice matters. I always say, each and every single person has a story. This story shapes the way we think, feel, and act. If you want to explore your story and begin the journey of healing, in a safe space, then this might be for you. I invite you to have a free consultation with me to get started.

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Dance Movement Therapy Counsellors
Dance/Movement therapists in Toronto are registered by either graduating from an ADTA accredited program, or by earning a Master's degree with dance/movement therapy training from qualified teachers.

Dance therapists Toronto and dance movement therapists Toronto use movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.