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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

 

About me

Helping you explore your BE-ing in all your everyday DO-ing.

Carmen is a Registered  Psychotherapist Qualifying with CRPO. Her intention is to help you get through difficult times using a variety of holistic and psycho-therapeutic techniques.

Carmen understands mental and physical struggles from a whole person perspective and works to identify the underlying physical and emotional causes. She focuses on the whole of your being; working with you to integrate: emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.


Using body focused mindfulness, she helps you come home to your self and explores what comes up through talk therapy, energy healing, inner child work, body work, and experiential transpersonal therapy.


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Psychotherapy - Helping you identify and meet your needs 

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the courage it took to seek out therapy. It is especially important for me to validate you, in the here and now, for taking this step.

I am here to work with you to identify your current needs, while also helping you develop and foster the appropriate skills for you to meet those needs. Over time, practicing these skills will lead you towards living a more satisfactory life that is in alignment with your true values and purpose. I also can provide you with the proper tools to cultivate and maintain healthy relationships with your loved ones, community, and most importantly self.

 

In essence, I focus on the whole of your being. In my approach, I draw upon contextual evidence-based practice skills and treatment methods, while also being guided by evidence-based research. My intention is to nurture coherence between therapeutic factors and your exact needs. All the while, creating a strong therapeutic alliance where you and I are invested in the set goals and the course of care. I am passionate about adapting treatment models to fit each client’s specific need, and focusing on the synthesis of mind, body, emotion, and energy.

My practiced treatment methods include, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Shadow Work, Inner Child Work, Intuitive Somatic Inquiry, Spiritual Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Complex Trauma Training.

I specialize in the following:

  • Maternal Mental Health

  • Life Transitions

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • PTSD and Complex PTSD

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Insomnia

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Relationship/Family Issues

  • Spiritual Crisis

  • Childhood Trauma 

  • Sexual Trauma

*I identify as Lebanese Canadian and my pronouns are, She/Her. *

 

First Session

Heart-Centred Quality Care

The first therapy session is dedicated towards the intake form. The intention of the intake form is to give you and I a clear understanding of the whole. Together, we go over different aspects of your life; from the past and the present. This will enable you to come up with set goals; which will pave the way of the work during the upcoming sessions.

All sessions are 55 min. 

Fee: $125.00 Plus HST 

Psychotherapy can be covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider for more information. 

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How Often

A Happier, Healthier You

In the beginning, it is suggested that you come in once a week, in order to solidify and integrate the work.

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Cancellation/Rescheduling  Policy

Here for You

A 48  hour notice cancellation policy is in effect. Without sufficient notice, you will be charged the full amount for your missed session. 

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Let's connect

At The Lightswitch, your mental health and well-being is important. We love helping clients develop the tools they need to not only cope but to also thrive. Contact us today to see how we can help you.  

We offer a free 15 min consultation. 

(416) 617 - 7194

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