the process of making someone stronger and more
confident, especially in controlling their life and
claiming their rights
I'm Emma, a Toronto-based Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and compassionate. I strive to foster a safe, supportive and collaborative space for us to explore and find solutions to whatever you may be dealing with and change patterns or ways of coping that no longer serve you, your relationships, your growth.
My commitment is to learn from your lived experiences and affirm your unique position and identities in this world. We will uncover who you are and your strength as we explore whatever you're struggling with. You will be guided to make sense of your past and how that may be impacting things today. I will support you to create and achieve your goals and to build self-compassion and self-reliance in your daily life.
I will be sensitive, genuinely curious and non-judgemental while we gently peel back layers to understand who you are, what is going on for you, your needs and what you want. Feelings of guilt, shame, confusion and insecurity will be resolved together, as we work to develop balanced perspectives and a more mindful relationship with yourself and others.
Together, we will discover what you need so that you can enjoy a life that feels more authentic, balanced, and fulfilling- regardless of your past or where you are at today.
It takes courage to be vulnerable and trust others. Thus I see all clients as strong and capable of change, otherwise they would not be starting therapy. Bravo for taking this step, whether it's your first time working with a therapist or not.
Dr. Gabor Maté on the importance of working with a therapist: "your hurt happened in the context of a relationship, so healing has to happen in a relationship."
** Please note, I do not provide crisis services. If you, or someone you love, is in crisis, please contact the Distress and Crisis Line: 416-408-HELP (4357) or CAMH Emergency Room at 1051 Queen Street West, Toronto