Somatic Therapists in Vaughan, ON

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Michelle Sher
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
I am trained in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, RODBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples & Somatic Experiencing; I am also a Mindful Eating Practitioner and can work with you to regain a healthy relationship with food and your body.
At times, your way of being is inconsistent with your goals & desires. You may need help understanding your current thoughts & behaviour patterns. Relationships can be tough, Life can be challenging. Your relationships with others, & with yourself effect everything in your life; including the choices you make & how you interact with others. We can all use the support and guidance of someone who will not judge, & will help you find insight, gain clarity, &work with you to discover the perspective and tools you need to move forward &take charge of your life.
(647) 931-7489
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Nadia Addesi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, MACP
Verified
Verified
I work with clients in a supportive, compassionate, and nurturing way; helping them identify strengths and self-love by defining goals through a process of active listening, deep empathy, non-judgment and acceptance. I focus on both the mind and the body by practicing somatic therapeutic approaches.
(289) 236-7141
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Sara Saniee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in a blend of EMDR, neurofeedback, ego state and somatic therapy to target anxiety, depression, PTSD and attachment trauma.
Are you tired of living in "survival mode"? Either feeling chronically unsettled or inexpressibly low and numb! Perhaps, something feels missing; an emptiness you can’t quite put your finger on! There comes a time when just getting by is not enough and we can no longer hide behind a smile. Change begins when we decide that "waiting for the pain to dissipate" is no longer an option. So what if you could take back control of your life and live unchained by your history? How far would you thrive if you could tailor a life of your own design, uninterrupted by stress, anxiety or pain stories?
(289) 217-0906
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Vaughan, ON L6A
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The Recovery Concierge
CCAC, ICADC, IBCP
I am certified in and train on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Clinical Hypnotherapy, EFT, TIME Techniques, and somatic healing.
Are you overcome with guilt about your addiction and behaviours? Maybe you find yourself saying that it was the last time...only to find yourself relapsing. Choosing the right specialist is essential to your recovery. As an internationally certified addiction counsellor and holistic health practitioner, I have helped hundreds of individuals and families treat addiction and heal unhealthy patterns. Using evidence-based therapeutic methods, I’ll work with you to create a recovery path that fits your lifestyle and goals. Recovery means something different to everyone. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
(647) 493-1853
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Vaughan, ON L4H
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Arthi Bala Specialized Couples And Sex Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My Sessions are a combination of Talk Therapy, Somatic Movement ,Cognitive Exercises & Techniques that work with all your Energy Centers & not the Mind alone bringing rapid Change.
Accepting new clients. Do you feel Lack of Libido, Sexual Pain, Infertility, Shame or Guilt around your Sexuality? Are you and your partner stuck in a pattern of negative communication , lack of empathy & respect for each other ? Together we can create healthy , meangful deep realtionships and work through any sexual issues you may have that is holding you from living in your true expresssion of yourself.
(226) 780-6672
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Rachel Wakaluk
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CYW, BSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
In addition to clinical experience supporting children, youth, adults, couples and families, I have additional training in somatic approaches, Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems.
Are you or your child having difficulty managing anxiety or stress, or keeping emotions on an even keel? Do you or your child feel distant from family or romantic partners? Is your marriage in distress? Therapy is a safe space to get curious about ourselves and to better understand our emotions, patterns and responses. In therapy, you can reconnect with yourself, recover from burnout, and learn how to build healthy meaningful relationships. You can develop practical tools that you can start applying right away to make tangible improvements in your life. Contact me via phone or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(289) 273-9796
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Jamieson Eakin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our sessions will often involve mindfulness and somatic work like breath work, grounding, or even some movement or creative expression that fits your interests and goals, as well as implementing new skills, and resources, and drawing on supports.
Having the right therapist to talk to and collaborate with on your goals, challenges, and emotional turmoil can help put things into perspective and create a plan for success. It can be challenging to navigate the world in the face of oppression, disability, stigma, and other barriers to success. My therapy draws on inner strengths and creative expression to manage complex thoughts and emotions, and increase feelings of empowerment. I emphasize meaning-making, the importance of self-efficacy, and perceived control of experiences in the healing process from cognitive, somatic , and social-constructivist perspectives.
(289) 276-8346
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Ioana Olteanu
Registered Psychotherapist, BCD, MACP, RP, CCTS, CGP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, my services are geared towards those experiencing difficulty regulating their emotions. Clients often speak of wanting to develop a "pause" button for when they experience intense/overwhelming emotions (anger, sadness, fear, helplessness, anxiety). The goal of therapy is thus to help clients respond, rather than react, to their emotions.
(249) 488-1457
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Anastasiia Puzyrina
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Verified
I have a Master's Degree in Psychology and am a professional counselor with more than 15 years of experience starting in Ukraine. I provide counseling services to couples and adolescents with relationship issues, such as conflicts, difficulties building and maintaining relationships, parenting, and marital and premarital fields.
(647) 724-2082
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Anna Skomorovskaia
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RD, CDE
Verified
Verified
My specialty is working with teenagers, students, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, past trauma, challenging relationships with food, body image difficulties, and eating disorders. My compassion, non-judgement, and trauma-informed approach allow me to create genuine connections with my cients. I have formed a unique blended approach to psychotherapy and dietetics (nutrition) by combining my wealth of learning and experience within both fields. Through this adventure in education and experience, I discovered a wide array of techniques and modalities, helping to heal different challenges in individuals just like yourself.
(289) 274-6370
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Demi Babatunde
Pre-Licensed Professional, RP(Q), Intern
Verified
Verified
There is something unique about each and every one of us that the world needs and I look forward to working alongside you to increase your awareness, your autonomy, and your view of self to enable you to live the life you would like to live; whether this is knowing how to manage your anxiety, or gaining control over a substance, or working through grief, I look forward to working alongside you to get you to living a healthy and wholesome life. I like to empower my clients to remain autonomous in their journey and to stay committed to their goals. Feel free to reach out to me as you embark on this journey.
(289) 301-8355
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Victoria Pacitti
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious, having excessive worries, fearing judgement, or even feeling uncomfortable in your body? You’ve been trying to cope alone with how you’re feeling, but things just don’t seem to be getting any easier. It feels like your mood is quick to change and as though you don’t have control over your emotions or thoughts. Feeling stuck in these issues and in your own head might be leading you to feel hopeless about yourself and the future. I specialize in helping individuals better understand, manage and address social anxiety, stress, sadness, anxiety, feeling disconnected, relationship difficulties and more.
(289) 512-2378
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Vaughan, ON L4K
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Alessia Manzoli
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, HBSc, RYT200
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck? Energetically drained in relationships? Overwhelmed by school/work? Having personal and professional experience with these feelings, I know they can be tough to navigate. Please know you don't have to do so alone. I work with young adults & millennials who experience anxiety, self-doubt, relationship trauma or concerns, burn out, or general confusion about their direction. I am passionate about working with you to explore where these feelings come from and to heal old wounds from within. Through connecting to your inner world, it is possible to get "unstuck" and live a life that feels more authentic to you.
(647) 360-9102
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Vaughan, ON L4H
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Shira Smith Bloomfield
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BES, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new clients! - Choosing to priortize yourself is a real challenge in the young parenting years. Some days it can feel as if you will never be enough, and you don’t know how to fix things. Everyone needs you, and there isn’t even a moment to pee in peace. The messes grow exponentially… maybe it’s a win if everyone is fed and safe by the end of each day. Maybe you feel like you are drowning. I felt the same at that stage. Maybe you are struggling with caregiving, fertility, adoption or medical issues in the family. Maybe you are an aunt, uncle, grandparent or other guardian. And you just. can’t. cope. anymore. Let's talk!
(289) 272-8539
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Vaughan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting New Clients! Welcome to our page! Whether you stumbled this page because of a recent break-up, divorce, an addiction you want to break, marriage problems or just looking to find ways to cope with your stress, you found the right place. We specialize in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Inner Child Work and other modalities to assist you. We can provide you with tools to help you cope but can also assist you in finding and healing the core issue.
(365) 800-5972
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Conscious Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
We are a team of Registered Psychotherapists who value equality, integrity, and compassion. Our mission is to provide counselling services that help you change your life. We are passionate individuals who love what we do. Everyone is valuable and deserves a chance to be heard, validated, and acknowledged. We work with those working through relationship concerns, anxiety, sex-related concerns, depression, addiction (drug & behavioural (sex, internet, porn etc.), trauma, PTSD, abuse, and much more. We believe that once we look at the whole person, addressing one symptom only would do the client an injustice. Therefore, we work on what you want to work on.
(647) 496-1041
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Esther Lithwick
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel stuck in life? Are you exhausted by intrusive thoughts that just don’t seem to stop no matter how hard you try? Are you someone who suffers from anxiety, sadness and self-esteem issues? Are you having a difficult time with stress management, making decisions to move forward in life, marital conflict, job related problems, difficulty relating to family members or just day-to-day life? My mission is to help you identify your goals and needs, while instilling a feeling of safety, trust and understanding and to foster resilience and direction in the achievement of your goals.
(289) 207-6756
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Faith Balshin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MSc, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am very passionate about addressing my clients’ unique experiences, and I provide client-centred therapy to help you get to where you want to be, however that may look. I have had considerable experience working with clients in rehabilitation settings, educating youth, adolescents, young adults, adults and their families who have had anxiety and/or other mental health challenges. I have also worked with older adults as they have progressed through rehabilitation. I have supported individuals throughout treatment, as my positivity and active listening helps clients tackle their concerns.
(289) 210-7454
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Vaughan, ON L4J
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Antonia Villalba
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), HBA
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical associate at Elpizo Counselling Services. I hold a MA in Counselling Psychology, a BA (Honors) in Business Ethics and Environmental Studies, a Human Services Counselling diploma in Mental Health & Addictions and I am a certified Life Skills Coach and Group Facilitator. I have been working in the Human Services field for the past 18 years with adults and youth in various capacities from counselling and case management to project management and program delivery.
(289) 275-9184
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Life in Harmony at Vaughan Counselling Center
MA, RP, RSW
Our therapists most frequently encounter clients that express a version of "I know what to do, but I just can't seem to do it." You may find this familiar. Whether you are disoriented by a crisis, experiencing family issues, considering leaving a relationship, or going through any transition, some degree of reservation, anxiety, and self-doubt is natural. But if these feelings keep you from moving forward, ignoring them will not make them leave; thus, it is vital to your wellbeing to acknowledge your anxieties, identify their roots, and take decisive actions to overcome them.
(855) 228-1955
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Vaughan, ON L4L
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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.