Therapists in Ontario
Anger and Anxiety Relief. I help people struggling with anger, anxiety, stress, and out-of-control feelings. Whether you are feeling the physical effects of anger and anxiety, the constant emotional toll of these experiences, relationship challenges related to these experiences, or struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviours I can help. I use a practical approach grounded in evidence-based psychotherapies to help people reduce overwhelm and re-establish balance, calm, and ease. To learn more about my approach, training, and services you can also visit my website.
Mr. Patrick Pretty
Mr. Patrick Pretty
I utilize an integrative and experiential approach adjusted to each individual. A combination of the following approaches is used: Existential-humanistic therapy, Schema therapy, Transactional analysis, Attachment therapy, Relational therapy, Core-life value therapy, Cognitive-emotional therapy, Solution-focused therapy. My approach capitalizes on the strengths and abilities of individuals from all walks of life to access internal and external resources for spawning positive life changes and self-growth. The client, with the alliance of the therapist, can create solutions for the challenging obstacles that life holds, and therapy focuses on individuals’ resilience, values, and skills, via compassion, empathy, active listening, and sensitive services.
Each unique individual deserves therapy that is tailored to their needs. We’ll work together to set goals, create an environment where you can feel comfortable, and build concrete tools that you can use outside our sessions. I have experience working with clients who are dealing with symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting, separation / divorce, suicidal thoughts, and more. Remote therapy only.
I believe we all have the ability to work through our own struggles when provided with a safe nonjudgemental space to process thoughts, emotions and memories. I aim to provide that space to people as I have benefited from that process myself over the years. I don’t believe I’m an expert in anyone else’s life but I have expertise in listening, asking questions and helping people tolerate and regulate difficult emotions and thoughts. I have struggled in the past myself and know that a good therapist can make a huge difference, so I strive to be that therapist for others.
I am a trauma-informed therapist who uses EMDR to support individuals looking to explore and manage stress, anxiety, ADHD, low mood, anger, and trauma. Having worked alongside people from all walks of life and of all ages in clinical, general, and athletic settings, I seek to offer a space to navigate present-day/past challenges free of judgment. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation and would love to connect with you.
At Sabourin Therapy Services you will receive individually tailored psychotherapy or counselling to meet your unique needs. I offer a variety of therapeutic models, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), prolonged exposure (PE), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and solution-focused therapy (SFT).
Dr. Harry Potasznik
Dr. Harry Potasznik
Psychotherapy is a collaboration between patient and psychologist in which a safe psychological environment is created for the patient to be able to develop greater insight into themself. In particular, men can be quite frightened of this process due to how men are socialized to avoid personal reflection or reveal emotional pain. Psychotherapy often provides an opportunity for men to free themselves from the pressure to follow male role stereotypes.
Mr. Jeff Barber
Mr. Jeff Barber
Working collaboratively with people to create meaningful change. Working to break stigma that may be attached to accessing mental health support for other men.
Men experience the world a little differently, so your therapy should be too. I provide integrative therapy tailored to your needs in a non-judgemental and shame-free environment. I approach each client with interest and warmth focusing on building resilience and insight. I work with individuals and couples on various issues such as: relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, motivation, emotional regulation (difficulties in experiencing emotions), work pressures and more. Perhaps you just feel misunderstood or stuck? I can help unravel this with you. Reach out to me today, and let’s talk in a free consult about what you need from your therapy.
My approach is client-centered, meaning that I am well-versed in a variety of approaches including CBT, EFT, Existential, Narrative, Art and mindfulness-based, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed and existentially-based methodologies, and utilize them to best fit my clients’ specific needs. I use these perspectives to guide men through various issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. I also have a Masters and undergrad in Religious Studies, which has allowed me to travel and study with a number of spiritual leaders within Christian, Indigenous, Buddhist and Muslim communities and can incorporate this experience and wisdom into a session if the client so desires.
For 5+ years I have worked as a registered Social Worker in the field of mental health. I have been fortunate enough to work with clients in various settings, including community mental health and private practice. It is a privilege to learn about and share in the journeys of others. I am passionate about providing hope and helping clients to reexamine limiting beliefs in a way that helps them achieve their goals. I have extensive experience in supporting individuals with a wide range of mental wellness concerns using a client-centred and recovery-oriented approach, both in-person in Guelph and virtually (online). I use the Gottman Method, attachment theory, and emotion-focused therapy as my guiding framework for couples counselling.
In my role as your therapist, I am committed to providing a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can share your story. Throughout our sessions, I pay close attention to the words and language you use, and I incorporate metaphors and imagery to aid in our work together. I also integrate mindfulness and compassion techniques to help you cultivate greater self-awareness and kindness towards yourself. Together, we will explore the root causes of your anxiety, stress, anger, or depression, and I will support you in challenging and transforming any unhelpful patterns that are keeping you stuck. My goal is to empower you to understand the source of your pain and to help you move forward in a way that feels authentic and meaningful to you. To achieve this, I will tailor my approach to your specific needs and preferences.
Maria’s education and experience have led her to a profound passion for the restoration of people. With a background in psychology, she values understanding how the human mind functions on a day-to-day basis. Her education and experience include working in areas of relationship issues, trauma, grief, sex and sexuality issues and stress. She believes that therapy should never be seen as a failure, but rather as an avenue of growth and restoration. Maria is trained and experienced in using different modalities and theoretical frameworks that include but are not limited to Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused approaches, CBT and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I work with couples and individuals to hone their own strengths to overcome personal struggles while forming additional skills and self-reliance, so they are confident in handling future challenges. I provide a safe space to examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work with anxiety and depression, the aftereffects of distressing and traumatic experiences, and helps clients to improve the quality of their relationships. My specific interests include anxiety, stress, depression and grief, anger, emotional regulation, and career and workplace difficulties.
Mr. John Flesher
Mr. John Flesher
I was a police officer for 30 years and dealt with my own struggles, including ptsd and depression. My Master’s Degree helped me to heal and learned to help others in more effective ways. I work at numerous modalities, but strength-based and solution focused therapies are most frequently requested and used effectively. CBT, DBT, Choice and Reality Therapies for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma and anger issues are areas of strength of application.
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