Psychotherapy


Professional Counselling


Pastoral Counselling


Couples Counselling


Family Counselling


Children's Counselling


EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for trauma (small-t and big-T). EMDR is evidence based therapy effective to assist clients to dislodge and process traumatic and disturbing memories.


Consulting

Finding the right therapist is as important as getting the right help. In the process of seeking who you would prefer to work with, we offer a free 20 minute consultation over the phone. Thereafter, if you decide to make an appointment, the first session has no strings attached. We will go through what the concerns are, some goals, and expectations (if any), and you can decide whether you are r... Read More

Finding the right therapist is as important as getting the right help. In the process of seeking who you would prefer to work with, we offer a free 20 minute consultation over the phone. Thereafter, if you decide to make an appointment, the first session has no strings attached. We will go through what the concerns are, some goals, and expectations (if any), and you can decide whether you are ready for us to continue with further sessions. Collaboration is essential in this process of finding a path to your healing. Take the next step and give us a call to see if we can work together.


Supervision for Therapist

Offering Supervision for Therapist (student/practicing). First session consultation required to define goals and suitability.

Michelle Laxamana has extensive experience working with adolescents, children, couples and families in Toronto, the GTA, and Internationally. Her professional background for more than 25 years combined, spans from being a teacher; a minister, director and facilitator of programs; and a counsellor for couples, families, and individuals from pre-teens to seniors.

Michelle has the gift of listening and maintains a supportive, non-judgmental stance, fostering connection and open communication. Compassion, insight, and kindness is an integral part of her character.

Areas of counselling experience include family relationships, parenting, teen pregnancy, marital issues, depression and anxiety, life transitions, trauma, violence and abuse, grief and loss, self-esteem, self-harm, identity issues, sexuality issues, addictions, life-skills and more.

She works well within various therapeutic approaches that influence an integrative working model favouring brief solution-focus, cognitive behavioural, emotion focus couples and family, dialectical behaviour, family systems, attachment, inner child, and trauma.

Michelle has an Early Childhood Education Diploma in the Montessori Philosophy. She holds a Bachelor of Religious Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, a Master of Divinity in Clinical Counselling, and is attaining a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is certified in ENRICH couples therapy, level one Focusing, CBT, and is a member of CAMFT and CRPO.

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Over the past 20 plus years, Jamie Sutherland has walked along side many families, youth and children, individuals and couples from diverse walks of life. He has engaged individuals from a range of different cultures, socio economic backgrounds, diverse walks of faith, mental health concerns and learning challenges throughout Toronto, the GTA, and Internationally.

Jamie enjoys working with individuals around issues of power and control in relationships to help gain better understanding of their preferred self. More recently, he has been engaged with men helping them to understand the impacts of abuse on the self and in their personal relationships. Moreover, collaboratively co-creating and exploring the meaning of different challenges life, has been a passion to help others better enjoy their quality of living.

Experience of counselling modalities include narrative, solution focus, cognitive behaviour, focusing, family systems and strategic, Enrich couples, and integration.

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9030 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill; , 255 Salem Road S., Ajax;, 4500 Sheppard Avenue E., Scarborough
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