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

During the COVID19 pandemic, we are open and taking new clients.

We Specialize In:

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

Toronto Psychotherapy Services

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 to listen and understand one another, and how to relate in healthier ways with the goal of moving towards secure functioning.  

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.

Trauma Counselling

Treatment for trauma is complex and can be lengthy. This is because there are so many forms of trauma and different ways it can impact an individual. The first goal of treatment focuses on safety and stabilization.

Meet Our Therapists

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 1 trained therapist, who provides online counselling and 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.

Maria Desmoctt

Registered Psychotherapist

Maria is an individual, family and couple's therapist. She completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO. Maria is originally from Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish.

 

Maria's practice is anti-oppressive and client centred. Maria's experience includes working with children, youth, adults and families.
Maria integrates narrative therapy, play therapy, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT),cognitive-behavioural therapy, and DBT. Maria is well versed in trauma therapy and is a Clinical Traumatologist. 

Learn more about Maria here.

Makeda Irving

Registered Psychotherapist

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

Registered Psychotherapist

Catherine 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.

Allison Riddell

RP (Qualifying), Graduate Student Therapist

Allison is in the final stage of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree and is completing her practicum placement with us. Allison is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is seeing clients virtually and comes to the practice after 25 years of military service.  

Allison's areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, youth support/ teen issues, grief, 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, as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy.

 

Learn more about Allison here.

Kiersty Xavier

Registered Psychotherapist

Kiersty is an individual therapist who practices from a psycho-spiritual lens. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and her experience includes working in hospital settings as well as private practice.   

Kiersty works with adults and she is passionate about helping clients with life transitions, relationship concerns, grief and bereavement, meaning making and self discovery.  Kiersty integrates modalities such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

 

Learn more about Kiersty 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, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, among other methodologies as necessary. 

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