Nowadays, human beings are confronted with lots of existential issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger and obsessive thought. As a therapist who got his Master of Art in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in Canada, and is a philosopher by training and got his PhD from the UK earlier; I love to build up and maintain my therapeutic alliance with the clients who deal with the issues and are planning to improve their mental health. I know that therapeutic relationship is a journey, in which the client and therapist, as co- travelers go ahead step by step throughout therapy sessions.
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW), Psychotherapist and I specialize in working with ADHD across the lifespan (with individuals with ADHD and their families); as well as the treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders. I am fascinated with the neuroscience of the brain and behaviour and am passionate about working directly with people who are struggling with their mental health, to recognize their strengths and to help them overcome their challenges. I love working with children, teens, adults as well as their families and helping them identify their goals and improve their social and emotional functioning
The beauty of being human is that we are always evolving. Sometimes we can navigate through the challenges that life can pose on our own, and other times we may need a little extra support. That’s where I can assist, my name is Rachel, I am a Registered Social Worker with over 11 years of experience working with families, adolescents, couples, adults and seniors. I have a passion in helping others find the strength and wisdom within themselves, to make positive changes in order to live their best possible life.
Anxiety can make you feel stuck, therapy can help you feel free. The goal of therapy is to get you to where you want to be. I want to help you achieve whichever goals, solutions, and life changes that you are striving towards, while helping you experience yourself in new ways. Therapy does not have to be a painful experience. Discovering a new you can be scary, but eventually it can become exciting. You want answers. My goal is to help you get them.
Telephone Counselling for Women: I am a cross-cultural feminist therapist, weaving together ancient wisdom such as mindfulness, modern scientific discoveries, & a grassroots feminist approach. We both bring something special to the counselling relationship; you bring wisdom about yourself, I offer expertise on healing. Together we build a compassionate connection, & as a team we focus bringing balance into your life. As a telephone counsellor, I work with women across the globe. Research shows that telephone counselling is as effective as in-person support; it is convenient for women with time constraints, mobility issues, & those with limited access to quality therapy.
The Pink Couch is OPEN for business! It is no secret that navigating through life in today's world is at best a challenge. For many of us, it can be unbearable at times. I hear you. The good news is you don't have to go through it alone. Having a therapist who truly listens and strives to understand at a deep level can be life-changing. At The Pink Couch Psychotherapy, I create treatment plans and goals in collaboration with you so you can be sure they are tailored to your individual issues, needs and goals. No cookie-cutter here...after all you're not a cookie are you? Please don't hesitate to call or email for more info!
As a psychologist, I work with change. Change may involve shifts in awareness, attitude, behaviour, goals, acceptance, or coping strategies that will enhance your quality of life and well-being. Many obstacles can prevent us from living a satisfying life. These could be a history of trauma, invalidating relationships, habits that no longer serve us, or environments that may hinder our psychological growth. I can help you identify obstacles to your quality of life, develop strategies to tackle them, and set goals to increase and maintain your well-being.
Often when we experience difficulties in life we can feel stuck. We may spend our time and energy ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, leading us to miss the present moment. "The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go.The future is not here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.Worrying is worthless"(Brian L. Weiss).I'm passionate about my work and will work to help you tackle life's challenges that fit your lifestyle and goals for therapeutic change. By creating a safe, warm and welcoming environment as the foundation to help create change and help prevent later suffering/hardship
We are all looking for that best version of our Selves that we know is somewhere in us. And it's not always easy to find. If you find yourself struggling, feeling stuck, tracing over the same patterns, or navigating through a difficult transition and can't quite find your way, I am here to help you access your inner wisdom to find your way to your best Self.
My name is Rachel DaCosta and I’m a registered psychotherapist located in Toronto, ON. I am available to work virtually or over the phone with individuals and couples across North America, and focus on working with teen and adult clients. I'm so glad that you are taking the first step to seek support for your mental wellbeing!
Accepting new clients! CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient . Registered WSIB provider. Seasoned psychologist with 17 years of experience & licensed in Ontario, AB & NS. Offering virtual counselling to adult individuals, couples. Specializations include: anxiety, depression, stress & trauma and return to work/fitness for work, psychological assessments, work stress & life coaching. I am committed to guiding you to understand yourself better, identify your strengths, improve your resiliency & your coping strategies so that you can overcome the situation you are facing & live a meaningful & fulfilling life.
Everyone deserves support and encouragement to realize their strengths and work towards a meaningful life. Life gets overwhelming, and when you're feeling down, exhausted, and stressed out, you may feel less motivated to do the things you enjoy. You may also feel disconnected, both from yourself, and others in your life. If you're feeling this way, it probably brought you here. I know how difficult it is to reach out for support, so I hope you can take a moment (and maybe some deep breaths), and then contact me to see how we can work together. I offer free consultations to first see if we're a good fit!
We all have challenges in life. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am committed to developing a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. By focusing on your well-being and mental strengths, we will work together to develop the tools you need through a variety of approaches, including EMDR, CBT, solution focused approaches, and narrative therapy.
Hello I’m Normand. I am a Queer person; a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist; and a board game enthusiast. My practice focuses on the importance of self-determination, diversity, and relationship building; while being both neuroscience and trauma informed. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Transformative Meditation and I am eclectically informed by other styles including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Are you having difficulty managing the demands of daily life? A new baby, a demanding career, a difficult relationship, a major transition, or past trauma? Would you like to develop different ways of understanding and coping with these challenges? I often work with individuals who are struggling with stress, anxiety/depression, post-partum difficulties, relationship challenges, and complex mental health concerns such as psychosis and bipolar disorder. Whether you are looking for a therapist to help process your distress, introduce new skills, or simply listen, my goal is to support you in accomplishing yours.
Challenges in life can be incredibly hard and leave you feeling depleted, lonely, and unsure how to move forward. Daily living may feel overwhelming, exhausting, and you might be having a hard time feeling like the person you once were or want to be. When difficult and painful thoughts and emotions start taking our lives it can feel like we no longer have control over our actions or like we can't be present and enjoy life. Although it may feel like you’re alone in this experience, help is available for you.
It can be so hard to get through the day when your mind is constantly busy with worry, negative thoughts, or self-criticism. It may leave you feeling anxious, depressed, ashamed, self-conscious about yourself, and alone. Despite your best efforts to get rid of these thoughts, the feelings of not being or doing enough may persist and take away from the joy that you could be experiencing in life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I specialize in working with children, youth and families. I have over 10 years of experience working in both community and clinical settings with children, youth and families who present with varying concerns. I strive to create a safe and caring therapeutic environment, along with mutually respectful relationships to collaboratively work towards therapeutic goals. I use an integrative approach to therapy from attachment, cognitive-behavioural, and collaborative-based frameworks to ensure services are tailored to the needs of yourself, your child, or your family.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I am here to help you navigate your emotions, untangle your thoughts and explore new ways of coping. In my years of experience, I have had the privilege of helping clients find their glimpses of hope and greatly improve their quality of life.
With over 30 years of providing psychotherapy services, I can help you get to the core of your issues. I have a down to earth, informal style of communicating and am told I am easy to open up to. Over my career I have worked with all genders, sexual orientations, and people from a variety of religious, racial and cultural backgrounds.