I collaborate with clients to identify the roadblocks that prevent them from living their best life; one with intention, meaning and happiness. Paying attention to things that are impacting our well-being - trauma, mood instability, sleep disturbance, anxiety/stress, interpersonal concerns, life transitions - is imperative to help us move beyond them.
"Seeking positive change? it's all in the process." I am Kristina and I have over a decade of experience working with diverse individuals, children/youth and families who have experienced trauma, anxious feelings, family and relationship conflict, bullying, crisis, life transitions and the daily stress of life. I support individuals through depression, various forms of anxiety in a client-centered approach. Sessions are not just talk therapy but a holistic service wherein supporting goals such as coping strategies, moving you forward, living a balanced life and resilience are the focus to empower positive change.
I believe the mind and the brain work together. It is indispensable to understand one in order to understand the other. Like the awe when observe a plant to grow from a seed to full blossom, I found myself being attracted to the unfolding or the development of the self, personality, and various abilities by the nurturing of families, schooling and society under the vehicle of the football-size organ: the brain. I find psychological assessment a valuable tool for scientific measurements, and therapy a gift for healing the heart, trauma and broken relationships.
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression, maybe in view of the current Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic? Do you want to mend a damaged relationship, or enhance your marital relationship? Are you burnt out, or have you experienced grief or trauma? I have a compassionate and gentle approach as I help clients reach their goals and become more emotionally and relationally healthy. I have experience working with people struggling with many varied issues, and I will provide a supportive counselling experience in which you can acquire strategies for change and growth, as well as insight into your past.
Our life is a story… We make sense of our journey and our sufferings through stories… Our pain stems from our disconnection from those stories… disconnection from our core self, from the Divine, from our true life meaning & purpose. When we disconnect, our body sends us warnings, Body Whispers, to tell us that something needs to change in our life - the warnings could be in the form of anxiety, depression, heartaches, body aches, or simple feeling of uneasiness… If we don’t listen, the Whispers get louder and louder until they become screams that we can no longer ignore.
Are you struggling with managing life challenges and in need of a space to voice? Maybe your mind feels boggled tangled up, unsure of what to do next? Through therapy, I can help you explore, unpack, and process those challenges. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I have experience working with the following: Disability, Sleep, Anger, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Anxiety and Depression.
Ms. Aitken is a certified member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and she has more than 20 years of experience providing psychological services. She has worked in a wide variety of settings, including a general hospital/medical centre, school board, community mental health centre and private practice. Ms. Aitken specializes in individual counselling and psychotherapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, stress, chronic pain and interpersonal (relationship) issues. Her approach is based on a cognitive-behavioural model of treatment. Ms. Aitken has experience working with motor vehicle clients and providing treatment for psychological problems secondary to accident-related trauma.
Specializing in sex counseling. Occasionally all relationships experience a period of stress. That can feel threatening and overwhelming. Whether you feel disconnected, have communication difficulties or have a reason to think your relationship may be over, I can assist you navigate your way back to safety and comfort. I offer a complete array of services to manage your relationships. Among those Premarital Counseling, Marital Counseling, Sex Therapy and Family Mediation Services. My approach tends to be direct, making the most out of each session. I only use methods that have been shown to be effective.
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.
“When you create a difference in someone’s life, you not only impact their life, you impact everyone influenced by them throughout their entire lifetime. No act is ever too small. One by one, that is how to make an ocean rise.’’ - Danielle Doby. I believe that your mental health is the vehicle by which you navigate life successfully; and, as a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, with a Master of Social Work, I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families, experiencing mental health issues as a result of current crises or cycles of unresolved generational trauma.
If you are experiencing anxiety, constant worries, fears and phobias, low-mood, stress, grief, insomnia, low self-esteem, school & career-related issues etc., my person-centered approach can help you work on your issues in a constructive way to guide you towards happiness, emotional health and well-being improvement. As a Counsellor, Mental Health Consultant, Clinical Hypnotherapist, & Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner, I incorporate a number of counselling and therapeutic techniques for an effective treatment outcome.
Life can present many different challenges. Some days can be more difficult than others. If you are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, loss or loneliness, I am here for support. Whether the challenges include past pain, present stressors or concerns for your future, I can help you navigate through your days, explore ways to regain control of your life and create a better future with healthy relationships. I believe in every individual’s intrinsic worth and innate ability to tap into their strengths and rise out of life’s challenges. I am here to help you find your joy again.
It’s natural to encounter various forms of difficulties in life, feeling sad, anxious, angry, lonely, stuck, and depressed. Counselling and psychotherapy sessions can help you! These emotions are natural and temporary, I believe all of my clients have their own ability and strengths to gradually overcome and improve. My role as your therapist and your ally is being with you and walk alongside your journey. I am willing to help you to better handle life changes and to make more positive changes. As a member of Hopewoods Psychotherapy, we aim to provide professional mental health services for the Chinese community in Toronto.
Mental health is a process you adopt and use in the pursuit of your chosen goals.” With my knowledge, experience and zeal to endlessly advance in the field of Psychology, I aspire to bring a positive change in the life of one and many. With my extensive experience in therapy with adults, adolescents and children, I strive to provide a safe place for clients to express themselves honestly, get to understand their true feelings, and create a therapeutic journey towards healing with all my clients.
For nearly 20 years, I have had the privilege of counselling children, youth, adults and families to support overall coping, resiliency, positive change, healing and growth. I have provided counselling in various settings to support clients with issues related to stress, anxiety, anger, depression, sexuality, self-esteem, communication, family and relationship dynamics, as well as traumatic life experiences.
I have pain, but I am not my pain. I have a story, but I am not my story. I feel stuck, but I can take a step. I feel everyone's star should shine brightly and everyone has something to offer. I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Life Coach and Spiritual Director. I am also a Hypnotherapy and NLP practitioner and have a background in Sound Healing. I specialize in Spiritual Psychotherapy, which focuses on the mind, body, emotions and spirit, and offer a holistic and existential perspective.
Nastaran Adibrad, Ph.D. is a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellour and Psychotherapist (CCCP) with a specialty in Couple and Family Therapy and 17 years experience. She received her undergraduate degree, B.A in psychotherapy from Esfahan University in 1992, M.A In Psychotherapy from Allameh Tabatabaee University in 1998. She got her Ph.D in psychotherapy from Teacher Training University of Iran in 2004. From 1996 to 2008, she taught at Psychology and Educational Science Department at Esfahan University and Shahid Beheshti University where she had an opportunity to educate many B.A and M.A's students in Iran
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During these unprecedented times, emotional support is needed more than ever. I am here for you, to offer words of comfort during your difficult days and to remind you that there is an alternative to hopelessness and that alternative is purpose. My positive outlook brought me into the world of counselling, where I approach issues in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. My goal is to compassionately and actively listen to all individuals, helping them through their challenges, enabling them to function confidently and with a new perspective. Over the past 25 years, I have acquired a wide range of experiences.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, stuck, down, anxious, stressed, or seeking answers? Would you like to improve your health and well-being and create deeper healing, improved relationships, lasting change, and transformation in your life? Perhaps you find yourself lacking time, focus, energy, drive, connection, and have no idea how to start improving things. We all have times in life when we may feel this way. With everything going on in the world these days, it's not easy to not feel this way. But you can finally stop trying to do it all alone now. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Markham are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Markham then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Markham, or Child Psychologists in Markham.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Markham psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Markham specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.