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Psychotherapy and Counselling for individuals, couples, and families in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario

We are open and taking new clients virtually.

We Specialize In:

Anxiety, Addiction, Anger, Body Image, Clinical Supervision and Consultation, Communication, Complex Trauma, Conflict Resolution, Couples Therapy, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, First Responder Issues, Infertility, Infidelity, Intimacy, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Marital and Pre-Marital, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Parenting, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationship Issues, Religious Trauma, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Separation and Divorce, Sexual Abuse and Trauma, Sex and Intimacy, Teen Issues,  Substance Use, Work-Related Stress

Toronto Psychotherapy Services

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Couples Counselling

The purpose of couples counselling is to recognize the negative cycle you and your partner are in and identify what keeps you stuck. You will learn to understand one another, and how to relate in healthier ways with the goal of moving towards secure functioning.  

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Individual Psychotherapy

Services specializing in but not limited to those who have experienced trauma/with a diagnosis of PTSD. The purpose of psychotherapy is to learn to safely express emotions, develop insight, improve relationships and develop resilience.

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Trauma Counselling

Treatment for trauma is complex and a very individualized process. This is because there are so many forms of trauma and different ways it can impact someone. The first goal of treatment focuses on safety and stabilization.

Meet Our Therapists

Kennedy McLean-Toronto Psychotherapy

Kennedy McLean, Practice Owner
Registered Psychotherapist

Kennedy McLean is a Registered Psychotherapist,  a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) and a non-certified professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

 

Kennedy practices from a relational, attachment and neurobiological framework. She is a PACT Level 2 trained therapist, who provides online psychotherapy to individuals and couples facing a wide range of difficulties, including those diagnosed with mental health disorders such as PTSD, Anxiety and Panic Disorders and Substance use Disorder. She also works with those dealing with historical trauma, with first responders, and children who have experienced interpersonal traumas. Kennedy also uses EFT and RLT in her couples therapy work.

Learn more about Kennedy here.

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Arthi Bala, Registered Psychotherapist

Sex Therapist, Individual & Couples Therapy

Arthi is an individual, family and couple's therapist. In addition to being a registered psychotherapist with CRPO, Arthi specializes in sex therapy.  Arthi combines sacred tantra sexuality and somatic body movements into her therapeutic practice.

 

Arthi is client-centred, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed. Arthi works with issues such as infertility, postpartum, intimacy, marital and relationship concerns, body image and sexual trauma. She integrates narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Imago, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive-behavioural therapy. 

Learn more about Arthi here.

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Makeda Irving, Registered Psychotherapist

Individual & Family Therapy

Makeda is an individual and family therapist who has experience working with a wide range of clients. She completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Makeda works with children age 7+, families and young adults.

 

Makeda can help with anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD and parenting among other concerns. Makeda's practice incorporates modalities such as narrative therapy, Positive Parenting Program, psychodynamic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioural therapy, and mindfulness. 

Learn more about Makeda here.

Catherine Paul

Catherine Paul, Registered Psychotherapist

Individual & Couples Therapy

Catherine Paul is an individual and couple therapist who takes a client-centred, strength-based approach to therapy. Catherine is a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO and has worked in diverse environments with clients aged 12 years through the developmental spectrum. Catherine has experience working with addiction and substance use among many other concerns. 

Catherine integrates emotion-focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT),cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, existential therapy, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy. She utilizes mindfulness, relaxation breathing, and motivational interviewing techniques in her practice. Catherine is also trained in EMDR and is a Gottman Level 2 Trained Therapist. 

Learn more about Catherine here.

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Allison Riddell, RP (Qualifying)

Individual Therapy

Allison is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Allison is a lifelong learner and comes to our practice after 25 years of military service. Allison is seeing clients virtually. 

Allison's areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, first responders and life transitions. Allison is integrative in her approach to therapy, she is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive. Allison tailors her approach to the needs of each client combining CBT, DBT, ACT, IFS, and Solution Focused Therapy among others.

 

Learn more about Allison here.

Counselling Interns

Counselling Intern

Colleen Lowe-RP (Qualifying)

Graduate Student Therapist

Colleen is a practicum student joining the practice from May-December 2022. Colleen's experience includes working as a communications professional in non-profit and health sectors and as a part-time professor. 

 

Colleen is interested in working with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship concerns, women's issues, pregnancy and post partum. Colleen is integrative and client centred in her approach, incorporating modalities such as CBT, EFT, narrative therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

Learn more about Colleen here.

Therapy Intern

Mandy Sproat- RP (Qualifying)

Graduate Student Therapist

Mandy joins us as a practicum student after years of work with children and families. She is a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators and awaits membership with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

 

Mandy is seeing clients virtually, her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, children 10+, parenting and family issues. Mandy is integrative in her approach, combining elements of attachment theory, CBT, DBT, ACT, Person Centered and Solution Focused Therapy among others.

 

Learn more about Mandy here.

Why See A Psychotherapist?

Psychotherapists use talk therapy to help you gain insight, build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, manage unhealthy responses, strengthen coping mechanisms, and improve social and community functioning. Counselling and Psychotherapy help people of all ages live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

How We Work

We utilize a strengths-based approach, collaborating with clients to create a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore challenging issues. We aim to empower clients in a supportive and empathetic manner, grounded in the belief that therapy is an integral component to overall happiness and health care.

 

We support the use of multiple therapeutic modalities in order to remain flexible to the needs of our clients, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PACT, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, among other methodologies as necessary. 

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