Dr. Sydney Miller
Dr. Sydney Miller
I use a primarily Cognitive-Behavioural approach for the treatment of a range of psychological problems. I also include other modalities as necessary for a more eclectic approach. Areas of treatment include depression, anxiety, relationship problems and a variety of stress-related disorders including PTSD and workplace burnout.
I act as an advocate of the movement for ‘the greening of psychotherapy’, aiming at reuniting people with the natural environment to heal from illness and distress, challenging the separation from nature we are experiencing, since the industrial revolution. As an umbrella term for nature-based methods of physical and psychological healing, ecotherapy represents a new form of psychotherapy that acknowledges that people are intimately connected with, embedded in, and inseparable from the rest of nature. Comprehending this fact shifts our understanding of how to heal the human psyche and the currently dysfunctional human-nature relationship. Modalities: Positive, Narrative, Systemic, Psycho-dynamic, Mindfulness-, Attachment- & Nature-based.
Dr. Zofia Czajkowska
Dr. Zofia Czajkowska
If you’re going through hard times and you’re feeling stuck I can help you find solutions to make you function better, feel better, and find life more meaningful. I provide tools and assist you in figuring out the concrete steps you may want to take to improve your life. My specialties include coping with stress, depression, anxiety as well as couples’ and sex therapy.
In our time together, you will feel cared for and empowered in a non-judgemental, safe environment that supports your journey and promotes growth. I will help you get unstuck / decrease your internal conflicts. I have helped men of all ages from various cultural and racial backgrounds regarding relational issues, (e.g building a desired relationship with yourself/ with family etc), & other difficulties: mental/physical illnesses, separation etc. I collaboratively work by applying a trauma-informed integrative approach: IFS, EMDR, DBT, MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, etc that we can choose for your transformation and healing. I look forward to working with you to move through your challenges and sharing memorable moments together.
I use a person-centred therapeutic approach that encompasses cognitive-behavioural therapy and self-compassion focused therapy techniques. My intention is for us to create a space that feels safe, non-judgemental and free of shame. I offer in-person and virtual services in English and French and I work mostly with individuals aged 18-30. My areas of expertise include depression, suicide and victims/survivors of domestic violence.
I work with clients to help them identify and tackle the obstacles blocking them from enjoying a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. Together, we’ll work to understand how your past may be influencing your life today, how you make sense of and derive meaning and purpose from life, and how you can bolster your resilience when faced with future challenging experiences.
I provide counselling and coaching in-person in my Westmount, Montreal practice and online via Zoom. If you are interested in discussing your specific needs and how I may be able to help, please feel free to contact me.
I love reaching out to men and have felt, through my long practice, that it is crucially important to provide a safe environment for men in therapy, which is so predominantly a woman’s world. I have provided talks to men’s organizations about the difference between men and women in relationships and in my Psychology Today blog, posted an article called ‘Men’s Marriage/Women’s Marriage’. I work with any issues that a client wishes to bring in. My specialties are divorce and couple relationships.
Dr. Astrid Kleis
Dr. Astrid Kleis
Based on a deep interest in the individual experiences and life situations, I offer help in understanding and working through your personal and relational problems while providing a safe, warm and non-judgemental atmosphere as well as a deep sense of empathy. I am coming from a humanistic background, and I work with a client-centered, psychodynamic and emotionally focussed approach (also integrating elements/tools from other therapeutic frameworks), to bring insight in what lies beneath the problem and what to do about it now. Together, we figure out what caused your current difficulties and explore other ways of dealing with them to increase your wellbeing and lead a happier, fulfilling life. I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Nayla Awada
Dr. Nayla Awada
I see psychotherapy as an active collaboration between client and therapist. While I may be the expert in psychological functioning and therapeutic schools of thought, you are the expert of yourself. Through curiosity, openness, warmth and a determination to work on aspects of your life that are distressing you, we will take steady steps in the directions that you choose for yourself and that are healthiest for you.
I offer integrative psychotherapy, the specifics of which depend on the needs that arise from the initial assessment we will be starting with. My training has been mostly in cognitive-behavioral, (schema-therapy) and existential-humanist therapies.
Men don’t cry! The societal stigma has made it difficult for many men to even consider therapy as an option. It is time to break the stereotype. My main goal is to provide a non-judgmental, empathic and supportive environment to assist my clients. I offer you new sets of skills and help you to explore new perspectives, not only to overcome your problems but also to increase your resilience and create more meaning and happiness in your life. I have an eclectic and multicultural approach and value the active role my clients can play in creating positive changes in their lives and give importance to their background, life experiences, culture and personal value system.
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