em·pow·er

the process of making someone stronger and more

confident, especially in controlling their life and

claiming their rights

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and have worked in mental health and therapeutic fields for the past five years. I am a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) and am governed by their and the CRPO's Code of Ethics.

From being a client and overcoming issues myself, I have a deep sense of empathy, compassion, and non-judgement. I have first-handedly experienced the benefits of a strong therapeutic relationship.

My Approach

As your 
Therapist...

I will always be sensitive and curious while we work to understand who you are, what is going on for you, your needs, and what you want. I will fully listen to you as we bring awareness to your issues and discover solutions. I will guide you to feel, express and understand your emotions. Feelings of shame, confusion and insecurity will be resolved together, as I will challenge your thoughts to develop more balanced thinking.

It takes courage to ask for help, thus I see all clients as strong and capable of change, otherwise they would not be in my office. My commitment is to meet you where you're at and to help you feel safe exploring whatever you're struggling with. I can teach you skills for developing boundaries, regulating your emotions, communicating effectively, and much more. I will support you to achieve your goals and to build self-compassion and self-reliance.

Therapy can be hard work, just as life can sometimes be. However, it can also be informal and fun as we celebrate your progress and growth.

My Approach

I am committed to making therapy a safe and meaningful experience, developing a relationship with you based on trust and compassion to promote your change. My approach is trauma informed and strength-based. I use evidence-based knowledge and tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), mindfulness based techniques, and more. 

I have worked with a wide variety of issues impacting adults and couples of all genders, some of these include:  

  • Addiction 

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety, Social Anxiety

  • Body Image 

  • Codependency Issues

  • Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Awareness and Regulation

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life and Career Transitions

  • Self-Worth and Self-Acceptance

  • Mood Disorders

  • Relationship Difficulties, Communication Problems

  • Self-Awareness

  • Sexual Assault

  • Trauma 

Emma Heutschi, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist 

607 Adelaide St. West, Toronto

emmpoweredtherapy@gmail.com