Therapists in Canada
Spacious Mind Counselling
Spacious Mind Counselling
We provide compassionate therapy online and in-person for people that are feeling overwhelmed and would like to explore their past and/or learn new skills to better cope with the present. We can help with: Anger Management, Anxiety Counselling, Bullying Counselling, Childhood Trauma Counselling, Counselling for Adults with Aging Parents, COVID Counselling, Depression Counselling, Family Counselling, Grief, Loss & Bereavement Counselling, Issues Impacting Women, Marriage Counselling, Men’s Issues Counselling, New and Young Mothers’ Counselling, Pain Counselling, Parenting Counselling / Support, Postpartum Depression Therapy, Relationship Counselling, Sexual Health Counseling / Sex Therapy, Therapy for Stressful Jobs / Work-Related Stress, Trauma Counselling, University Students’ Counselling, and more.
I am humbled to have been working in the helping field since 2003. During this time, I have walked alongside many people as they navigate life, deal with hardships, and persevere. I see my role in supporting you as holding space for your hurt and distress while also assisting you in finding the change you hope to see within yourself and the relationships around you. I strive to create a partnership of trust and support and to shine a light on your strength and capacity. Typically, people come to see me because life is hard, but counselling does not need to be. I infuse our time together with hope, and laughter. A little bit about me is that I am a partner, father, weekend athlete and outdoor enthusiast.
I follow a holistic approach as I feel our physical health and nutrition have a significant impact on our mental health. I have specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused therapy, Gottman Method for couples, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness, to name a few. I have over 20 years of professional experience as a clinical social worker, and in 2021 completed my Master of Social work in order to further strengthen my ability to help others with their mental health.
Mental Health for men is very important and is often overlooked and downplayed. Like women, men need mental health services and support to help with their own trauma, life changes and challenges. I can help support you in navigating issues such as childhood trauma, postpartum depression, fatherhood, and retirement.
Imagine waking up each day with a clear sense of purpose. Imagine acting with conviction in the face of difficult decisions. Whether it’s a single session check-in or the beginning of a therapeutic journey, my goal is to equip you with a better connection with yourself and the people you care about, so you can have deeper, more authentic relationships.
Many challenges we face are inevitable, but often we can sway the outcomes in our favor, keep challenges from compounding each other, and avoid other problems altogether. That is the philosophy I carry into my work helping my clients – from small children to adults – with challenges like postpartum depression, race-based trauma, ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, autism, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, and other concerns.
I am a counselor and registered personal trainer who can combine mental health counseling with physical well-being. Our sessions will begin around understanding your present environment- what do we want to keep and what can we let go of. Next, what are you willing to try for your future as well as what has happened in your past. I combine my understanding of clinical practice philosophies (CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy) with Indigenous mental health perspectives and strategies. I believe well-being is a practice. To sustain and nurture this practice does take some practice and help. My role is to hear where you are at, provide alternative perspectives on challenges, and provide potential solutions we can practice.
I am a caring and empathic psychotherapist based out of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I work from a strengths-based approach to help people resolve troubling issues in their lives using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness approaches. A few of my areas of counselling specialty are mental health, substance use/addictions, stress – work or school, LGBTQ clients, secondary and post-secondary students. I work with clients 16 years of age and up. I do not provide counseling to children or couples.
I believe that emotional and mental injuries are much like physical ones. Some are caused by us, some are caused by others but these injuries can heal and there are things we can do to speed up the healing process. I take a holistic approach to supporting clients by working with you to develop a recovery plan that works best for you. Services available both online and in-person.
The negative thoughts, feelings and situations we face in life is a regular part of the human experience. It’s normal to feel stressed, sad or angry when life doesn’t go the way we planned. But when no-one teaches men how to manage their feelings or behave in the face of hardship, it can lead to disaster. Unable to ask for help or not knowing where to go means men are alone as they carry around negative emotions. This can lead to anxiety or depression, or something much worse, like violence, addiction or suicide. Our proprietary method blends counselling and coaching to help men expand their mental agility and improve performance across all aspects of their personal and professional life. We help them untangle the mysteries of life, build their emotional resilience, and put them on the path to mental wellness.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to adults (18+) located in the province of Ontario. I work primarily with grief, depression, anxiety and trauma. I use evidence based approaches such as emotionally focused therapy, person-centered therapy, CBT, and mindfulness interventions. My goal is to create a safe space for clients to openly express themselves, and engage in a collaborative process toward healing and growth.
I’m a Family Systems Therapist who has been in practice since 1988. I work with men from a family of origin or a family systems approach. This means, in part, that I think of men and their emotional functioning within a systems framework. I think about how their sense of themselves, and their emotional function has been shaped by the relational dynamic of their friends and family, past and present. This then contributes to emotional health symptoms like depression.
I am honored to help those desiring meaningful change in their lives – personal mental, emotional and behavioural change is some of the most difficult work one can do and that is why most avoid it. From 27 years of practice and having worked with very challenging situations, I have refined my therapeutic approach to quickly assist with understanding of your symptoms, the real problem and practical strategies to gain relief. Therapy is a process yet a ‘deep dive’ into what troubles you can be achieved within a few sessions! I am determined to assist in the most effective and efficient way!
I believe that commencing therapy is a courageous step, and I honour your courage to engage in the process by making the experience as welcoming and simple as possible. My aim is to help you achieve your goal(s) as efficiently as possible by providing you with the most effective therapy available. I am focused on meeting you where you are, employing empathy, presence and unconditional positive regard. I believe that when this is achieved, it creates a safe place wherein you can be supported to learn more about yourself and what you need to flourish.
I have worked successfully with a lot of men in my practice. I understand how hard it can be for men to seek help. At the same time I know from experience that there’s tremendous benefit involved for those men who take that first step. My counselling approach is about compassion and non-judgement. Whatever is happening for you will be accepted and faced together. From a stance of respect and an underlying core belief that you have the wisdom within you to overcome your challenges, I will support you in recognizing and engaging powerful resources both within you and around you. Counselling theories and methodologies I use include Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am committed to helping clients achieve a greater sense of well-being, fulfillment, and success through working collaboratively to develop better personal awareness, overcome limitations and implement effective strategies in order for clients to live more inspired and purposeful lives.
I provide counselling and coaching to my clients from a genuine place of caring and commitment to my client’s goals and concerns. Specific approaches used with particular clients may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Guided Imagery, Relationship Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Sport Psychology as well as career, life, and relationship counselling.
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