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WELCOME  to my website 
If you have any questions  please let me know - I would be happy to hear from you
Phone:  416.966.5100
                                        Contact Form & Location Map at bottom of this page ↓

Beginning or continuing a therapeutic exploration of self-discovery, growth and change can often feel daunting


Finding
the right therapist, one who is a good match for you and your particular needs, may seem to make things even more challenging

It's my hope
you find here on this site the information you need to comfortably take your next step towards the relief and wanted changes you seek.

 

 

 

 

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

- Martin Buber

About  

I can relate to many of my clients' internal and external conflicts; having reconciled
similar ones in my own personal and professional life experience.
In my twenties I began practising yoga and meditation. Perhaps this was the
beginning of my self-growth and therapeutic journey - although I certainly wouldn't
have  called it such at the time.
About a decade later I began a more conscious/official self-growth period with my
own personal work with  psychotherapy and bodywork.  I benefited so
significantly from these endeavours, and learned to love and appreciated he
processes so much, that I started education and training and became  a
Registered Psychotherapist (RP).
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That journey began twenty five years ago. I am still excitedly, learning
and growing from my work, my clients, ongoing education and life.  I am
looking forward to the next twenty - and to possibly meeting and working with
you.
 

Psychotherapy: my practice | my approach

Relief!  Stressful relationships (personal, family, work), depression, anxiety, anger, loss/grief and conflict are some of the
things I can support you with in order to help you find relief, clarity and well-being. I am skilled at helping clients and
couples stay present, grounded and focused.
Emotionally resolving a less-than-ideal past (which often interferes with present life experiences)  optimizes a desired
and  fulfilling  future  -  a future you get to define and create from your new found clarity.
Most of us have heard variations on the benefits of being present:  Be Here-Now! photo-1426200830301-372615e4ac54
I can help you with being present;  which is where cognitive  and emotional
self-awareness is accessible. I find that being present, with oneself and others, is
the only place from which effective, conscious, lasting choices and changes
can be made.
 
My approach is non-judgemental, client-centered and grounded in the client's emotional, cognitive and physical present
moment reality.
Respectful and compassionate therapeutic interventions  [that include support, encouragement and gentleness
balanced with the appropriate amount of challenge] are what I strive to bring to each session.
Creativity, intuition, and playfulness are often close at hand.
During my 20 years in private practice  I have had the privilege  of working with people of different  ages with different
personalities, backgrounds, experiences and concerns.
You can find more information about my practice, my approach and what client concerns I address at both →  
 Psychology Today | online magazine    ~ & ~     GoodTherapy.org 

UNCONDITIONAL

Willing to experience aloneness,

I discover connection everywhere;

Turning to face my fear,...

I meet the warrior who lives within;

Opening to my loss,

I gain the embrace of the universe;

Surrendering into emptiness,

I find fullness without end.

Each condition I flee from pursues me.

Each condition I welcome transforms me

And becomes itself transformed

Into its radiant jewel-­like essence.

I bow to the one who has made it so,

Who has crafted this Master Game;

To play it is pure delight,

To honour its form -- true devotion

- by psychotherapist  Jennifer Welwood              

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) -  http://www.crpo.ca/

Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy (C.Hyp)

Graduating from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto

http://gestalt.on.ca in 1998, I have since maintained a

private psychotherapy practice in  Toronto.

If you are interested in knowing more about my background, interests and  volunteer work please follow this link ⇒                                                                                                                                                Education, Training & Experience                                             

FAQs

Availability

At this time, I do have available space and I am taking new clients.
If my availability changes I will post the updated information here on this page

Last updated:  February | 2017 

Services 

My services are covered under most insurance plans under  the titles  of  Registered Psychotherapist  (RP), or under Psychological Services.  

Psychotherapy Services Now Recognized as a Medical Expense
The Canada Revenue Agency has recently recognized the cost of non-reimbursed services provided by Registered Psychotherapists as a medical expense eligible for tax credit. CRA website scheduled to post details soon.

Psychotherapy services are not covered by OHIP

Hours

Weekdays

1st appointment 10am. / last appointment 6pm.

I am sometimes available on weekends:

1st appointment 11am. / last appointment 4pm.

Please ask if you require alternate scheduling.

Payment Options

Cash, cheque and e-transfer are preferred payment options.
24 hour advance payment is required for e-transfer payments in order to allow time for bank processing.11054276_1101412549876318_3096247241914420038_n
Cards:  VISA, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover
Some clients obtain coverage via their private or work related insurance plans.
Check with your provider for your coverage status.
Payment is due at, or before, each session.
I provide receipts which you can submit to your insurance provider
for reimbursement.
Services are not covered by OHIP                                              Cancellation Policy

Sessions 

How often shall I come for a session and how long will I be coming for sessions?
Weekly appointments are common and often most
ideal. That being said, every client is different and
needs to consider various factors to decide what is
best for them: i.e. their personal need and
schedules, my availability, their budget, travel, etc.
Clients in crisis/unmanageable stress may want
to come more often in the beginning and less often
as their work progresses.
A short term series of sessions can benegotiated for
clients with a specific concern they wish to focus on,
process and resolve.
 
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Initial Session

During the first session I will ask you questions
about your expectations, goals and previous
therapy experiences. As well as gathering necessary
info and gaining insight into your needs, this will
help determine if we are a good client-therapist fit.
This is also a good opportunity for you to ask me
any therapy related, clarifying questions you may
have. 
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Location

Avenue Road north of Dupont Street
~ Free street parking
~ 6 minute walk from Summerhill subway
or  Avenue Road bus north from Museum subway stops in front of my building
Wheelchair accessible + a 1 floor elevator ride