Ricardo Martins

Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP(Q)

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
Photo of Ricardo Martins, Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP(Q) in Toronto
(437) 747-0835

Ricardo Martins

Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP(Q)

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

417 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A
(437) 747-0835
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Announcement icon I am accepting new clients for online therapy now.

About

(
English
 | 
Português
 | 
español
)
I would like to offer you my appreciation on how important the step you are giving right now is. Finding a psychotherapist can be daunting or disconcerting at first but the impulse that brought you here means you want things to be different, right? Maybe with less anxiety, less suffering or less loneliness. Maybe with more space to be who you are and experience more easiness to relate to others. Past traumas, being raised in non-attuned contexts and any form of oppression impose ruptures to the dialog between us and others and the internal parts of our self. These cracks generate conflicts, suffering, shame, and a self-alienation.
I am trauma oriented psychotherapist with Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting training for embodied trauma resolution striving to develop knowledge that side with gentleness, empathy and care. I have developed support groups and workshops addressing mental health issues faced by LGBTQ people and immigrants.
I have immense respect for people´s struggles and understand it as part of our potential as humans, inevitably indicating how creative we have been in order to survive painful situations and navigate difficult environments. I have been working deeply with people experiencing a vast range of emotinal suffering in a gentle and empowering way.
Antes que nada, me gustaría ofrecer mi reconocimiento de cómo es importante y muchas veces difícil o intimidador iniciar el proceso de búsqueda de un terapeuta. Tengo gran respeto por ese proceso, porque exactamente nace de la percepción de que no deseamos sufrir más, de que queremos hacer las cosas de otra manera, no caer en las mismas trampas, o simplemente porque queremos explorar nuestro potencial de forma plena. Por eso, integro diversas tecnicas en mi practica y entiendo que el origen y el mantenimiento de nuestro sufrimiento estuvo y está en nuestras relaciones.
Estuvo, porque aprendemos en dinámicas a lo largo de la vida, especialmente cuando sufrimos abusos o traumas, que inevitablemente se internalizan en los patrones de relacionarse, y está, porque todavía se refleja en todo lo que añoramos y/o rechazamos en el otro o en uno mismo.
Los conflictos internos entre las partes que nos componen son la causa primaria de nuestros bloqueos y de las maneras de auto-sabotearse, pero también del dolor psíquico y todo aquello que llamamos síntomas y psicopatologías. Integrando la Gestalt con tecnicas de Somatic Experience, Brainspotting y empatia vamos juntos encontrar las soluciones que buscas.
Olá! Se você está lendo o meu perfil e está buscando algum tipo de apoio para lidar com alguma situação ou dificuldade, independentemente da razão, eu gostaria te oferecer o meu apoio e a minha consideração. Choques culturais, dificuldades relacionais, traumas passados podem manifestar-se como ansiedade, depressão e dificuldades em desenvolver-se profissionalmente, adaptar-se à nova vida no Canadá ou simplesmente realizar aquilo que você se propõe.
Meu trabalho é integrativo, envolvendo técnicas provenientes de diversos campos. Tenho treinamento em Gestalt relacional, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Brainspotting e Self-Psychology e busco integrar estas diversas perspectivas e técnicas de trabalho com traumas psicológicos ao processo terapêutico.
A minha formação no Instituto Gestalt de Toronto, somada a treinamentos e experiencias de trabalho entre Brasil, Colombia, EUA e Canadá nos últimos 13 anos, me permitem ajustar as ferramentas às suas necessidades e vivencias e construir juntos possíveis caminhos às questões que a vida te coloca neste momento. Será um imenso prazer escutar sua estória!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160+
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal, Wire

Qualifications

  • Licence: Ontario / 10319

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Canadian Association for Psychodyamic Therapy
  • Member Since: 2019

Endorsements

Registered Psychotherapist, BA, GITDip

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, SEP

Location

417 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON M5A
(437) 747-0835
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Portuguese and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Compassion Focused
  • Cultural-Relational
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes
Neighborhoods
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Ricardo Martins, Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP(Q) in Toronto
Ricardo Martins

Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP(Q)