Are you feeling stuck and you want to make a change? If improving your self-esteem and relationship with yourself and others is important to you, you're in the right place. You are ready to take steps toward personal growth in your relationships, career and journey of self-acceptance. You are seeking support in setting clear goals and moving towards self-discovery.
I appreciate the openness and curiosity within therapy and offer that throughout each session with you. I am determined to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your feelings and experiences. I will help you to address concerns and also make space for your healing in a way that feels fitting for you. I strive to empower you to develop and recognize your own self-worth that fosters emotional growth within. I bring a warm, comprehensive, and authentic approach to mental health and wellness and pride myself on listening deeply and empathetically.
Realizing you have a problem that you can’t solve on your own is a brave first step for any person. Seeking out help and support is one of the toughest decisions to make. If you allow us to be a part of your journey, we will be here to support you & work with you to help you become the version of yourself. In our years of specializing in trauma therapy and art therapy, I have seen people on various kinds of paths. Through tailoring my practice to meet the specific needs of every client, I can help you learn strategies to address your current difficulties and help you confidently create a better tomorrow.
I have over 20 years of experience employed as a Mental Health Clinician in various counselling agency, secondary and post-secondary school settings. I have helped many clients experiencing a variety of mental health challenges improve their symptoms, develop coping strategies and intervention plans that are specific to their needs and goals. I use a client centered, strengths based approach in applying different evidenced based practices that are relevant to the nature of challenges being presented. I offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss clients' hopes for counselling, presenting challenges and pathways for success.
Specializing in EMDR, my approach to my clients is nurturing, non-judgmental and change oriented. Many of my clients are helping professionals. As a therapist to therapists, I have vast experience working with individuals who often seek me out because of their emotional suffering. My clients have achieved great success is symptom reduction, as well as improvement in their personal and professional relationships. Clients often come to me with a range of symptoms, and they begin to address the root of the problem, which may include past or relationships issues, as well as acute or complex trauma.
My experience includes working with, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, anger management, and crisis. Additionally I have professional experience working with first responders, the LGBT community, forensic clients, sex workers and victims of human trafficking. As well as several years working directly with female mental health needs and I have become attuned to the unique needs and challenges that this population faces.
Experience a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment where you can explore the concerns, fears and past traumas that affect your life today. I bring a respectful, client centered perspective to therapy that embraces empathy, compassion and a mindful presence. Working with a therapist is a unique experience that can help you change the belief and reaction patterns that no longer support living the life you envision. My training includes cognitive, narrative, energy and experiential therapies.
I work from a client-centred approach with a calm, non-judgmental, and creative disposition that allows me to connect with all ages. Everyone experiences difficulty times and overwhelming circumstances in our lives. Sometimes we benefit from a professional to help us process and work through these times and experiences.
Empathy and curiosity are two qualities I will use as I listen to your story. Together we will learn, explore and figure out a way forward. I have a genuine desire to help you find fulfillment, define purpose, enhance well-being and live your best life. I work primarily with young adults and adults. Common reasons people may see me are for depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal/relationship concerns and career and life transitions. I practice primarily from an emotion focused approach as well as drawing from relational, dialectical behaviour, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
I am an Individual and couple Therapist in Peterborough, Ontario and. I have a specific focus and expertise working with neurodivergent people- autistic individuals and their families and loved ones and people with ADHD and learning differences. I have over 20 years experience supporting these communities. I also support individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, relationship challenges. I feel very privileged and honoured to do the work I do and appreciate the trust clients put in me.
Allyson (and NorthStar Counselling Services) supports a wholistic approach to mental health: mind, body and spirit. Services are offered to children, youth and adults. Some goals may include moving from: confusion to clarity, fear to trust, anger to understanding, doubt to confidence, and resistance to acceptance. As a therapist, it's my responsibility to create a safe, non-judgmental space while both joy and suffering are explored.
My ideal client is one who is aware of their need for support who is trying to manage anxiety, uncertainty in life, complexity in relationships, an immediate crisis, and/or a feeling that something just isn’t “right”. They want to move forward. They also want to feel empowered to use the capacity for learning about oneself to bring about healthy change. Such changes can be individual, couple or family focused. My clients may not know exactly how to manage what is impacting them, but they are ready to embrace the struggle within a nonjudgmental and supportive therapeutic relationship.
Making major changes in our lives can bring up a whole range of feelings - fear, excitement, worry, sadness, even grief. Whether the change is by choice (changing careers, leaving a relationship, lifestyle changes) or outside of your control (job loss, health changes or the death of a loved one), navigating these changes can be overwhelming! At times like these, it is often helpful to talk to someone who can support you in making decisions, working through difficult emotions, adapting to change, and developing a more hopeful outlook for the future.
Whether it's you, or someone close to you, most of us have struggled through difficult times, had bouts of low mood, and experienced loss or trauma in our life. In this busy fast-paced world, it's not uncommon to put our needs and emotional health aside; this works for a while, until it doesn't! Using strategies from various models of therapy, I work from an inclusive, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach to assist individuals in making effective life change, learning new skills, and healing from past painful life experiences including significant trauma.
Hi I'm Anne. I'm a Registered Social Worker. I’ve helped people with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. If these themes are impacting your life and you’d like to change that, give me a call.
As a deeply compassionate therapist, I believe strongly in creating a safe space for mutual growth, wherein cohesion and alliance advance the therapeutic processes of healing and development. With avid curiosity and respect, we’ll explore the innermost workings of your mind, heart and spirit. This is your processing, I'm here to bring support and to guide you through as you find within yourself your ability to create what you want and need.
I am passionate about helping people find hope, healing, and restored relationships. When we go through difficult times, we can lose hope. But hope can be restored. If you are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief, trauma and abuse, and many other difficult circumstances, there is help and hope. Most of us want a positive experience with a compassionate, caring listener who is able to give helpful feedback that makes a difference in our lives. Let me do that for you!
Now accepting new clients There are moments for everyone when we feel overwhelmed, out of control, or wonder how to navigate powerful emotions, choices and circumstances. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to and sometimes we need concrete strategies to manage life in a new way. This is where I might be useful for you. Many of my clients are youth and young adults who feel overwhelmed, and out of control in aspects of life. Much of my work focuses on clarifying personal goals, understanding the self, managing emotions and dealing with our own unhelpful responses. There is a way forward!
I am a Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience in mental health. I work with child and young adult populations and treat a variety of mental health conditions. I offer both a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and medication management along with individual counselling. My services can be for long term therapy or for an initial consultation and brief follow up. I am trained in a variety of psychotherapy modalities and utilize an integrative approach in my practice. As a nurse practitioner, I can also provided a diagnosis, order diagnostic/laboratory testing and prescribe medication to manage symptoms.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP (Q)
I’m Robert, a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), and I work with individuals who are seeking change. Whether troubled by difficult emotions, unwanted thoughts, unsatisfying relationships, unrelenting inner turmoil, or disconnection from a desired life, our work together will help you to develop a new way of relating to your inner experiences so you can move towards living the life you want. Therapy is not only about what is wrong, but also about doing more of what is right. You can find healing, repair, peace, and recovery on this journey, but also fulfillment, flourishing, improved performance, and love.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Peterborough 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 Peterborough 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 Peterborough, or Child Psychologists in Peterborough.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Peterborough 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 Peterborough 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.