I am a registered psychotherapist and a certified expressive arts therapist. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over 15 years and am interested in promoting self healing, relationships, growth and change. I have trained extensively in expressive arts, gestalt and developmental somatic psychotherapy and have pursued professional training in emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT), trauma informed therapy, narrative therapy and child and play therapy. I create a safe and interactive therapeutic atmosphere, and work from a resource oriented, somatic awareness based perspective, focussing on both short and long term needs.
I have had the privilege to journey with people as they navigate, heal and grow through trauma and grief as a registered social worker for over 18 years. Our bodies hold incredible wisdom to help us survive. Through mindfulness and body oriented therapy, I help clients connect to those parts as we explore new ways for the client to feel safe and grounded in their bodies. As humans, we are interconnected and wired for human connection. I am passionate about working with people navigating relationship and sexual issues and have pursued ongoing training in the areas of couples and sex therapy.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hons, MCAP ip
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a warm and empathetic approach. I believe in exploring emotions, fostering self-awareness, discovering effective coping strategies, and empowering others. Finding overall wellness and balance in life is important, and I strive to understand the interlocking factors that may be influencing you.
I am excited to work with you to develop a clear understanding of patterns that no longer serve you, or perhaps you are looking for a therapist who listens to understand. I utilize my training and life-experience to to come up with a helpful plan to address your individual needs. These may include a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma. The foundation of our relationship will focus on creating a strong working-alliance rooted in empathy and trust. Get ready to dive-in and dig deep. Get ready develop disciplines and work through your fears because freedom is just a few steps away.
Therapy is a non-judgmental and safe space where you will learn to unlock your inner strength and develop healthy mechanisms to navigate life. Doing it alone can be isolating and anxiety producing, but the good news is that you do not have to do it all by yourself. As your therapist I recognize that you are the expert of your experiences, and I will actively participate in your process of change. I draw on strength-based, trauma-focused, and narrative therapy in my work with individuals.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA
My mission is to guide you so you can explore what is keeping you "stuck" in a reality that doesn't satisfy you, make conscious what is now unconscious and transform the beliefs that are not letting you be where you want to be. I'm passionate about the union of psychotherapy and spirituality, providing a therapeutic space where we can cultivate unconditional compassion and acceptance for oneself, giving you the tools so you can continue this work in between sessions. My ideal client knows that there is healing in self awareness and getting to know themselves, and they are looking for guidance in this self discovery journey.
I believe that no matter what you have been through, there's always a way to move forward and start to heal. Even in the darkest of times, there's a glimmer of hope and a desire to feel at peace and safe. What matters is that instead of giving up, you are seeking help and that means you are getting ready to use external and internal resources to move past what's causing you distress. I take an individualized approach that is tailored to the needs of each client. I believe deeply in providing a non-judgmental atmosphere where you feel safe to be yourself.
I have had the opportunity to work with individuals who, just like you and I, can feel stuck, frustrated and sometimes hopeless. Working with a professional who is able to witness all parts of you can be transformative and make life's challenges feel less overwhelming. For the past 15 years I have supported individuals, couples and families move through the stuck places and towards healing experiences which allow for purposeful change.
"You can't solve a problem with the same thought that created it," Mary Pipher. As a Registered Psychotherapist I help individuals restructure negative thoughts to create a mindset that stimulates strength and empowerment.
Our lives can sometimes be filled with pleasure and wonder, but they can also be filled with turmoil and pain. Problems can arise that lead to anxiety, depression, or other symptoms that affect daily living. My desire is to not only help you live, but to thrive. If your experiences with friends, relationships, and intimacy have made life challenging, be comforted that there is hope. We’ll work together toward a path of healing that is creative, unique, and right for you. I do not subscribe to pathologizing a person’s experiences; my passion lies with helping others safely and curiously navigate what is happening in their lives.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and holistic to help you build a relationship with yourself and to better understand your present issues. Through a strength-based and humanistic approach, together we make stepping stones to address these issues and create meaningful change in your life. I tailor therapeutic modalities and techniques for your unique needs. I incorporate Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical- behavioural Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, or Mindfulness-based practices to help you find self-acceptance, empowerment, and inner peace.
Navigating the landscape of the world, institutions, and relationships often means road blocks, traumas, boredoms, addictions, blind spots, implosions into grief or explosions into anger. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qual.), I take a Gestalt relational approach to support you in uncovering and integrating uniqueness, finding your way in the world through suffering, and your way of healing. An adventure awaits, and through it we can find choice, our voice, integrity, and awareness.
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking support in person and online. I am experienced with trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, stress management, and life transitions. From a theoretical perspective, I use evidence-based techniques and strategies that combine positive psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory.
I am a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist who aims to prioritize your overall wellness. I have over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health and addictions and have worked alongside children, youth, adults, families and their loved ones to provide support focused on recovery and care. I specialize in anxiety, depression, relationships, adjusting to life's transitions, addictions, and trauma. With over 5 years working alongside first responders, I also specialize in providing debriefing and emotional support to first responders and frontline workers and the unique stressors they may face.
My name is Ebi Fuludu Ambek, I am a registered Social Worker, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Life coach, and Advocate for social justice providing counselling and therapeutic services in English, Spanish, Bini language, and Pigin English respectively to youths and adults in both individual and group settings. As an Anti- Oppressive trauma informed Critical Social Worker, with experience working with refugees and newcomers as well as individuals who have experienced trauma and mental health challenges, my goal is to create a supportive safe space and non-judgmental environment for clients experiencing barriers to their wellness.
We all encounter moments in life that can be challenging... whether you feel stuck, have received worrisome news, disenchanted with your relationships, overwhelmed with school, or dissatisfied in your career - something's missing. If you yearn for something more, compelled to make a change, it's time to dismantle these patterns that no longer serve you and establish choices that truly matter. I can show you how.
Whether you are struggling with specific issues or seeking deeper meaning in your life, I am here to listen and guide you to connect with your inner wisdom and resources to help you navigate through life challenges and improve the quality of your life. Drawing upon my training and experience in a variety of approaches, particularly somatic based approaches such as Sensorimotor (Level 1), Yoga and Mindfulness, our work together will enable you to pay attention to the body mind in a caring and non judgmental way. Such skills can support you in regulating your emotions effectively and shift habit patterns that no longer serve you.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - I am passionate about providing you with a space in which you feel heard, respected, empowered and validated. Examples of the types of challenges we might work on in therapy include stress, anxiety, life transitions and identity. Whatever your current circumstances may be, I strive to help you liberate your most authentic self, build psychological flexibility and reclaim a sense of agency in your life.
I believe the willingness to reflect and explore one’s inner experience is a key foundation to healing and change. However, it can be challenging to open up and be vulnerable in beginning this process, and I want to acknowledge the courage it took for you to take this first step toward your healing and personal growth. Through a trusting and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I aim to provide a safe and supportive environment to foster self-exploration, awareness, and self-compassion. I use an integrative, client centered approach, and strive to empower all my clients to be active participants in their own journey.
I understand that asking for support can be a challenging, yet a brave first step. It isn’t easy to have the courage to say that you need support and I welcome you here. I bring to you experience working in a variety of fields, from mental health, addictions, social relationships, and palliative care. In my sessions, I work from a trauma informed, anti-oppressive analysis, appreciating that trauma can be the basis of many challenges individuals may face. My practice is structured with a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational and solution focused interventions.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Downtown, Toronto 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 Downtown, Toronto 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 Downtown, Toronto, or Child Psychologists in Downtown, Toronto.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown, Toronto 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 Downtown, Toronto 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.