About Lisa

I am currently offering secure online counselling services on a sliding scale to anyone in need of emotional support.

I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Grief Counsellor who offers trauma-informed mental health counselling to adults and youth. Over the 8 years I’ve been counselling in private practice, the 15 years I've been training and working in mental health, and a lifetime of walking my own path of healing, I’ve come to specialize in a  body-focused approach to counselling that helps people navigate the emotional challenges they're facing with practical tools to access their innate healing resources.

I specialize in supporting people who are grieving a major loss; are facing major life decisions; are struggling with anxiety, depression and/or overwhelming emotions; are working through relationship challenges; and/or are seeking deeper balance, meaning and purpose in their lives.

I have a Masters in Counselling from OISE/University of Toronto (2005), advanced post-graduate training in Grief Counselling with Dr. Robert Neimeyer's Portland Institute of Loss and Transition (2012), and ongoing training in a number of methods that can help you access your body's inner healing resources, including depth psychology, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, non-violent communication, Circle process, and emotion focusing techniques.

As a survivor of breast cancer and a mother, I bring a deep understanding of the primary importance of nurturing self-care in our daily lives. I am also a musician and an active community volunteer with a special interest in social justice and environmental issues. I am deeply committed to anti-oppression approaches to mental health, and to supporting marginalised populations in creating systemic change.

As a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), license #008144, I am covered by many insurance programs and also offer a sliding scale for those in financial need.

 

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