As your therapist I commit to offering you not only the knowledge I have acquired through professional training and experience, but my compassion and lived experience obtained through overcoming many complex life challenges. During our sessions we will walk together down the challenging road to recovery, self-acceptance and contentment. I will guide and support you in exploring darkness as well as celebrating your achievements. I create a culturally safe and mutually respectful environment that honours your life experiences, resiliency and your efforts to find balance and wellness.
People experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, behaving and being. Our uniquely individual and neurodiverse brains are wired to work differently. These differences affect our perceptions, responses and social interactions. I strive to ensure that clients feel heard and seen and accepted for exactly who they are and where they are, at any point in their lives.
Dr. Matthew Bernstein is a registered clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist at Toronto Brain Health. He provides treatment to individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, OCD, insomnia, and stress. He has experience working with individuals with medical problems including obesity and related health concerns. He also provides neuropsychological assessment for issues such as learning disabilities, ADHD, epilepsy, concussion, traumatic and acquired brain injury, and neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and others).
I am here offering therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and their families. I support clients who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Parent-child conflict, self-harm, trauma, and other child-related adjustment difficulties. Individualized depression, trauma, and anxiety treatment for adults are also offered.
At the best of times, there are challenges – and the pandemic has amplified many of those and created new ones. You may be anxious about what feels safe; fearful about finances, more lockdowns, and variants; or angry about decisions that individuals, institutions, and governments are making. Children, teens and adults in their 20s and 30s feel particularly robbed of opportunities, milestones, and social connections. Mixed in with this is the normal range of issues that occurred pre-pandemic: conflicts, frustrations, lack of self-confidence, loss, grief, parenting struggles, separation & divorce, loneliness, and school issues.
Emotional, physical, and relational pain are human experiences that every one of us inevitably encounter in life. Creating change and learning how to grow into the individuals we want to become can be a challenging and scary process, especially when we feel like we are doing it alone. In our work together, I will support you through difficult moments while building meaningful and sustainable changes in your life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and I practice from an LGBTQ+ supportive, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive framework.
Registered Social Worker, PhD Can, MSW, BSW, BA, RSW
Life is a journey with unexpected challenges and at times suffering. We all need supports and strategies to rediscover our inner strengths. I work in a partnership with you as we explore and unpack your relationships, your roles and your sense of self. There is always hope and meaning even in the darkest places. Also in all relationships there are times when one or both partners feel hopeless, frustrated, betrayed or deeply hurt by the other. In both individual and couple counseling we work together to develop new techniques towards not only coping, but towards finding renewed hope and meaning. I love what I do!
I support and welcome clients of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I understand how overwhelming the ups and downs of life can be and I aim to help those to not just get through them but to build a future where they can thrive. I see it as my role to provide you the space and support to highlight your strengths and build your inner resources so that you can attain a life that is authentic and meaningful to you.
I have a proven record of more than 10 years of dealing with a wide range of clients, including those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. I have also worked extensively with couples and families. I am skilled in using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-informed interventions ( IFS, Somatic works, yoga therapy, Hypnotherapy), Mindfulness, Family Counselling, and Couple Therapy.
As a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I provide professional support to individuals, families, health teams, and organizations. For almost 20 years I have worked with individuals at critical points in their lives. Coping with difficult life transitions can be challenging for many reasons. People often seek therapy as a means to navigate these circumstances and understand why they feel the way they do. The work towards change is driven by you. Helping you find motivation and/or clarity is driven by both of us. I am here to help, regardless of complexity - let us start together.
We provide multicultural, multilingual therapeutic wellness services for people in Ontario needing mental health and wellness support. Our practitioners make up a culturally diverse team of internationally educated professionals with Canadian qualifications who bring a wealth of talent and experience to the Wellness Place. A young social enterprise, the Wellness Place encourages patrons and practitioners alike to focus on their wellness, allowing them to grow and thrive.
If you are having difficulties at work, feeling sad, isolated, not happy with your relationship, or just going through a difficult time that you would like to discuss with someone call me. I would be happy to hear from you for a free consultation. As well as having the academic credentials in Social Work I have worked for over twenty years with diverse groups in community agencies. I am here to listen and assist you. No judgements! Just support.
Dr. Eva Svoboda is a co-founding psychologist at Toronto Brain Health. She has significant experience treating individuals with persistent symptoms following concussion (e.g., headaches, sleep problems, low stress tolerance, anxiety, irritability, low mood, noise/light sensitivity), providing rehabilitation to those with acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy), and therapy for personal development, anxiety, stress, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, OCD & trauma. Her approach is compassionate and client-centered. Her treatment is informed by research in neuroscience, rehabilitation & psychological therapy.
Do you often feel on edge? Worried that something bad is going to happen? Do you have trouble concentrating, trouble sleeping? Do you develop physical symptoms such as shaking, hot flashes, a racing heartbeat, stomach-ache, headache, or a lump in your throat? Does this ever occur even when you can't even think of any reason to feel this way? Do you feel that what you’re experiencing is preventing you from being your best self and living your best life?
In my work with clients, I take a client-centred approach that respects people as being the authority on their own experience and recognizes the key role that emotions play in our lives. I use an integrated approach to counseling that is informed by various therapeutic modalities as well as by my extensive clinical experience, but always with a focus on the uniqueness of each individual and customize the treatment plan according to individuality. Over the years, I have effectively helped many people adjust for better lives - helping them learn the strategies and tools necessary to resolve their difficulties and build on their strengths.
Deciding to reach for support is a sign of personal strength and I have deep respect for you to have the courage to seek help. My approach is integrative and my scope of practice includes a range of different therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Psychodynamic. I am keen to refine a practice which is anti-oppressive, sex positive and rooted in harm reduction lens of work.
You live together but you're distant, isolated, and lonely under the same roof. Hostility infects all corners of your home. Infertility has taken its toll. Infidelity is a severe breach of commitment and trust. Healthy, positive and rewarding sexuality is not part of your couple life. Parenting exacts its price. You contemplate divorce or separation but you're unsure that's the right path. Nearly every couple faces challenges. The difficulties can get so overwhelming they can make both of you feel helpless and directionless. In our stress filled, anxiety-driven lives it helps to talk with a professional about your relationship.
Are you always worried about what people think about you? Do you spend a lot of time catering to others? You don't seem to measure up, compared to others. Maybe you’ve found a formula to get people to keep you around except now you're exhausted and lonely. You feel pulled in different directions, scared to say no to others and terrified to make mistakes. This trapped feeling is making it harder to perform and life is scary without your game face on. You've worked so hard to reveal only the likeable parts of yourself. Even if it seems to be working, what if it isn’t enough and you’re on your way to being tossed aside?
You are meant to thrive! But sometimes life stressors, conflictual relationships, or the effects of past trauma can get in the way of growth and satisfaction. You've managed for some time but now your coping strategies just don't seem to be working anymore and part of you is ready for something different.
You deserve an opportunity to heal and grow! Up and downs are normal in your life. You will experience a relational setting in which you will be in a safe and secure environment where you will be accepted and listened to with compassion and respect. You will be invited to explore and face the current challenges in your life. You will be encouraged to become more aware of the circumstances that have shaped your present life situation. You will find support to learn coping strategies to deal with and resolve the difficult issues you are facing.