As a registered clinical social worker/psychotherapist, I have spent over 20 years supporting children, adolescents and adults in the area of mental health and wellbeing. I adopt a client-centred approach utilizing various treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I work in partnership with my clients to help them gain insight into presenting challenges, while helping them move forward and overcome obstacles that restrict them from living a more balanced life.
"You cannot do it alone and no one can do it for you" P.L. You may have noticed that your mood fluctuates between feeling anxious and/or depressed. And you don't know how to navigate or interrupt this cycle. Life is nudging you towards seeking support because at times holding it all by yourself feels like too much. In therapy with me, you will feel heard, and understood. You will learn what is overwhelming your internal system (thoughts, feelings and experiences in the body) and be able to move towards regulation, ease and balance. I bring a sense of curiosity and compassion and empower you to lead with courage and confidence.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with social, emotional, and mental health challenges. I am passionate about journeying with people sensitively through their changes, growth and healing process, and helping clients recover from trauma. I have experience working with individuals (children, youth, and adults), couples and families to manage overwhelming emotions. I enjoy working with parents, providing them with strategies to manage different challenges.
I provide assessment and treatment for individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship problems, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and problems associated with coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans-identified. My early training in experiential, person-centred therapy is the foundation of my understanding of human and relational functioning and healing.
Having the courage to reach out for assistance is a big first step. After building a foundational therapeutic alliance, I assist clients in identifying and reaching towards personal goals by developing strategies to sustain personal advances. Having worked with adolescents and young adults, I understand the unique pressures of balancing school with all of the complexities of life. At FLEX, I provide therapy to individuals experiencing challenges related to a variety of emotional, behavioural, and learning concerns, specializing in the area of student anxiety. I aim to create a safe place for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
Many people spend vast amounts of time and money getting an education, obtaining a driver’s license, planning a wedding, or achieving their dream job, but few people are willing to spend the same amount of time and money investing in understanding themselves, knowing their values, and determining how to choose a partner who is a good match for them. By educating ourselves about who we are and what we really want in our lives, we increase the possibility of living happier lives.
I received her undergraduate degree in Health Science and later graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. I am currently a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). During my internship, I worked with teens, adults, and couples.
Shivani, Social Worker, Psychotherapist & Clinical Director of Oakridges Therapy Centre, strives to create an authentic, compassionate, and safe therapeutic space while supporting people navigate through difficult life circumstances and realties. Shivani takes a holistic and humanistic approach, honouring unique strengths and cultivating a sense of empowerment both during and beyond the realm of therapy. “I am drawn to the resilience of my clients in creating a scaffold for change. While we are an institution of our experiences that may influence our present and we can all participate in writing our new beginnings.”
I am a therapist with a strong belief in the power of working together to help you achieve your best life and resolve any issues that are preventing you from doing just that. I use an eclectic blend of evidence based therapies and lifestyle modification strategies to ensure the therapy is tailored specifically to your exact needs, the modalities I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and more. I look forward to supporting you in achieving your goals!
Personal Pathway sets the path towards healing and supports you along the way.
Our work may include: fostering meaningful relationships, anxiety, depression, and loss. It will allow you to be more flexible and adaptive. To get unstuck, reintroducing emotional movement in your life, to feel worthy and wanting to gravitate towards joy, peace and personal freedom.
Individuals choose to seek out therapeutic support for many reasons. Within therapy, I work collaboratively with clients to achieve each person's individually set goals. Therapy can help relieve anxiety that stops you from enjoying everyday activities, assist you in overcoming past challenges and traumas, and introduce strategies so you can relate better to individuals in the present. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, and caring environment in which you can explore the impact of your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships on your daily life and start to change these in order to achieve balance and personal strength.
Congratulations on taking the first step in working through your issues to increase your wellbeing. My name is Danny Seto and I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist and Approved Supervisor, and Certified Couples Therapist. I am a caring, empathetic, and understanding individual who will work with you and your loved ones. I offer a client-centered eclectic approach to counselling that uses a variety of modalities (such as CBT, solution- focussed, narrative, play-based therapy, to name just a few). I would enjoy the possibility of working through your needs at your pace.
Dr. Christine Hansen, is a registered Ph.D psychologist in Clinical, Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology with thriving practices in Richmond Hill & Markham. She is a member of the College of Psychologists and the Ontario Psychological Association. She is a FSCO licenced service provider. Dr. Hansen obtained her doctorate in Counselling Psychology from U.of T.With 25 years + of experience obtained in diverse settings, she works with a variety of problems with clients from many cultural backgrounds.While many problems resolve over time, working with a psychologist can facilitate changes and solutions sooner providing realistic strategies and reduction of stress and other psychological symptoms.
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
If you are worried your relationship has reached a point of no return. If worry, Anxiety, Stress, or Depression is taking over your life or chipping away at your ability to cope. If anger is turning you into that person you do not recognize anymore. Maybe you are struggling with keeping everyone happy, or you are simply looking for refuge from spiritual burnout, you do not have to do it alone, I can help. Speaking with a trusted counsellor could help share the burden, and open new perspectives. You can still find healing and take charge of your life. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families
Clients in my practice often seek support in managing struggles around anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. Given the complexity of some problems, therapy sessions are always aimed to address the issue(s) of greatest relevance to my clients.
I have over 10 years of experience working with people struggling with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, feeling low or depressed, trauma, relationship problems, family concerns, or parenting challenges. I will provide you with a comfortable and safe space to share your concerns and I would happily stand with you to reach your goals.
Do you feel ...overwhelmed? ...numb? ...stressed? ...anxious? ...depressed? ...angry? ...hopeless? ...ashamed? ...lost? ...haunted by the past? ...alone? At times we can become stuck in these painful emotions, and we desperately wish to avoid them. We temporarily block them or distract ourselves only for them to return with a vengeance. Instead, when we turn towards them to hear and heal what is underneath, the painful emotions can be truly transformed. In this way, we can use emotions as a guide and overcome the obstacles in reaching our full potential.
Encountering distress of any kind can be incredibly overwhelming, isolating, and even defeating to some. A sense of suffering is a universally innate human characteristic, and we sometimes require the assistance of someone outside of ourselves and our closest relationships in order to understand and/or identify the roots of these troubles. In doing so, we open the door and provide ourselves with the opportunity to live a life congruent to our individual needs, and inline with our true values.
Dr. Lee is currently on leave and is not accepting new clients. Please see flexpsychology.ca for additional team members who may fit your care needs - Many people experience difficulty managing their emotions or feel “stuck” in life. Collaboratively, we will work together towards meaningful change. My approach is informed by Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. I provide therapy to teens and adults, with particular expertise in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma/abuse.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Richmond Hill 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 Richmond Hill 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 Richmond Hill, or Child Psychologists in Richmond Hill.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Richmond Hill 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 Richmond Hill 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.