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.
Sometimes, people go through difficult times in life. They face issues in relationships, oppression, systemic racism, social support, self-worth, gender, sexuality, grief, loss, loneliness, trauma, mental/physical health, or family. When in a crisis, people may feel helpless, hopeless, or lost. I believe each person is whole and deserving of love, compassion, and understanding. I am here to support my clients with their struggles, helping them understand they are not alone, connecting them with greater safety and their needs, resources, and meaning. My clinic offers sliding scale rates from 2 therapists by referral.
Searching for the 'right' therapist is a daunting task. Read on! With a warm and gentle yet pragmatic style, I work with you to explore, clarify, address and resolve the issues that have led you to seek professional help. For over 30 years I have been privileged to help individuals facing relationship and interpersonal issues, trauma, serious health challenges, who are depressed, anxious, feeling alone, grieving a loss, experiencing workplace stress or conflict, current or historic family dysfunction, and many other issues.
Authentic. Collaborative. Engaged. Lauren fosters a safe space where clients can tell their stories and gain insight into how they have impacted them. She believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Everyone has travelled a unique path and Lauren celebrates and encourages sharing that past experience to better understand the present. Lauren draws on experience from a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher to help her clients achieve their therapeutic goals.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for checking out my profile. At some point everyone gets tangled up with some issues in their lives. It could be because of our past or what we would like to achieve, or maybe our values are not balanced with our inner demands or the demands of our surroundings. Whatever you are overwhelmed with - maybe you are unable to balance your emotions, your relationship, or your life goals - I am here to support you to sort them out, come up with a plan that works for you and set priorities. Slowly but surely you will appreciate that you have many strengths and you can start using them again.
Are you struggling with low mood or addiction? Are you experiencing burnout and feeling anxious or stressed by your workload? Perhaps you are in the midst of a big transition like becoming a parent, going back to work or going through a separation/divorce? Are you concerned about a family member's addiction? I am here to help and will draw from my skill set in CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Family Systems Therapy to help you process your emotions, manage your stress and make positive changes in your life. I work from an inclusive, harm reduction approach to help you set goals and gain the skills needed to live a healthier life.
Feeling Stuck? Struggling? Can't seem to quiet the negative self talk? Learn the skills you need to move forward with confidence. I love working with people to foster resilience and hope and to teach people how leave their struggles behind. My approach consists of a series of conversations to understand your current situation and then together we will develop the skills needed to navigate your challenges leaving you feeling more focused and optimistic.
I lost 100lbs and currently kept it off for eight years (I started August 15, 2012). I remember at my heaviest weight, I wanted to talk to someone who had been there, done that & understood I so badly wanted to change and my frustration at not changing. I wanted someone who could quiet my mind when it worried about my weight and help me gain control of my body and life. I know what it's like to start losing weight, only to abandon the effort shortly thereafter. If you repeat that pattern and put your health and quality of life at risk, then you likely feel that there are issues that need to be addressed psychologically - I can help!
Shannon has over 20 years of practice working with children, parents and families who have experienced all of life’s traumas and trials. With a Masters of Social Work and a minor in parenting a two-year old, she brings to her practice an eclectic collaboration of strategies and approaches, including Attachment Theory, Trauma Debriefing, Neurobiology, Emotion-focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Family Systems Therapies.
Seeking individual, couples or family counselling? You are in the right place. If you are experiencing difficulty making a decision, feeling stuck and stressed, wanting to improve some aspects in your life or a relationship; I am here to help. You don't have to go through it on your own. Life challenges require both taking the first step & reaching out for the right support. Areas of focus: stress and anger, marital issues, anxiety & depression, ADHD, trauma/PTSD, family conflict, substance use/addictions, self-esteem & identity, grief, loss & life transitions. An internationally recognized educator/speaker on Mental health & workplace wellness, workplace stress & suicide prevention.
I am a registered occupational therapist providing psychotherapy services to clients dealing with depression, anxiety and other stress-related disorders. I aim to create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to process difficult emotions while also creating a sense of hope for a brighter future. We'll work together to help you uncover what types of barriers keep getting in the way of you living the life you want and help you to develop strategies to overcome them.
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.
As a Clinical Health Psychologist with over 15 years of experience, I am skilled at helping people navigate and overcome life's big challenges, particularly those affecting their physical health. I am currently applying my expertise in health psychology to infertility counseling. I am an expert clinician in the treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment to loss and change, and improving motivation for making healthy lifestyle changes. I also provide psychological skills training to those wanting to improve their performance in sport, the performing arts and demanding professions.
I am passionate about supporting the emotional well being of children, youth/young adults, adults and families. Working from a strength-based, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive framework, I tailor my approach to best suit your unique needs and goals. I specialize in mental health issues, difficulty with transitions, behavioural issues, parenting challenges, caregiver support, and working through complex grief and loss.
My empathic, non-judgmental approach to clients seeking support for a broad range of difficulties has lead to effective therapeutic partnerships for over twenty years. I have extensive experience conducting assessments and providing personalized therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups dealing with complex difficulties.
I seek to empower my clients and offer them opportunities to be seen, heard, and acknowledged with compassion, patience, kindness, and attention. My work is trauma-informed and I have extensive experience working with people of diverse racial, cultural, socioeconomic, spiritual, sexual orientation, and gender identities. I treat my clients with utmost respect and honor their resources, skills, and wisdom, which I help them to uncover and rediscover. I help clients to address life circumstances in healthy ways and built resiliency and deeper awareness as well as tools for healing and transformation.
I work with individuals and families experiencing depression, anxiety, disconnection, conflict, and loneliness. In individual therapy, I focus on the deep and often painful emotions that get in the way of feeling accepted, understood and truly engaged in one’s life and relationships, including exploring low self-esteem, self-criticism, and perfectionism. Family work focuses on helping caregivers and their loved ones to explore the difficulties in their relationship, guiding them toward a more open and supportive relationship. I also work individually with parents looking for support with their parenting approach.
It's important that you acknowledge yourself for taking the step of finding someone to provide guidance. In my thirty years of experience I've learned that a big part of the healing occurs as a by-product of the relationship between client and psychotherapist. When this relationship is grounded in safety and compassion, the relationship blossoms and healing occurs. My working style is client centered and collaborative. It invites self-inquiry--leading to a deeper understanding of issues and their root causes.
We all want to be more balanced, more present, and to feel empowered as we move through this world. However, people often experience blockages such as depression and anxiety due to traumas and conscious or unconscious fears about their own worth, inner wisdom, and ability to pursue their own path. My purpose in working with you is to help you find meaning in your pain, heal, feel into your purpose, develop deep self love, find depth in your joy, manifest your highest good, and reflect the sparkling light of who you are back out into the world.
I am a social worker and psychotherapist who has worked passionately and extensively with individuals, families and health-care organizations. Therapy is a way for people to get extra support, when you need it. If you are struggling with a personal crisis, overwhelming emotion, a life transition, problems with family or friends, career questions, or the need to move on from past events, therapy can help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Leslieville, 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 Leslieville, 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.
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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 Leslieville, Toronto, or Child Psychologists in Leslieville, Toronto.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Leslieville, 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 Leslieville, 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.