Hello and welcome! My name is Pamela and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, offering online sessions throughout Ontario. My specialties include: Relationship Issues such as healing from a broken heart, Life Transitions, and Addiction.
I help individuals and couples create healthier, more fulfilling relationships, starting with the one they have with themselves.
Often, people come to therapy when the issues they’re facing feel bigger than they are. Most people are functioning well on the outside yet there is something tapping at them from within that won’t stay quiet, and it tends to get louder until it is heard.
I believe every person is capable of growth and change, and that they have the inner resources to make positive change. Carl Rogers, founder of Person-Centered Therapy, discovered when the therapist creates a genuine, empathetic, and accepting environment, people are equipped to transform their own lives. My goal is to create that environment so my clients feel empowered to embrace the changes they are looking for.
10 years ago, my teenage son took his first steps to recover from a mental health and addiction crisis. To find support for him, I consulted doctors, therapists, addiction counsellors and treatment centres. Holding hands with my family, we surrounded our son on his recovery journey. I was inspired to change careers and return to my roots of helping people. The whole experience was an education and then in 2014, I went back to school.
* Post-Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Psychotherapy – Transformational Arts College
* Certificates in Addiction Studies and Counselling Skills – Centennial College
* Honours Bachelor of Arts – University of Toronto, Victoria College
*Brainspotting Phase 1 – Rev Martha S Jacobi, PhD
*Discovering the Total Self: Balancing Mind, Body & Spirit – Transformational Arts
*Mindfulness Training for Professionals – Jeffrey Brantley/Duke University Integrative Medicine
*Gottman Method Couples Therapy – The Gottman Institute
*Narcissism, Infidelity & Trauma in Couples Therapy – Terry Real and Esther Perel
*Seven Windows to the Soul Chakra Workshop – Anodea Judith
*Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy – OISE, University of Toronto
*Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
My experience is diverse: I had a previous career in advertising and marketing in senior leadership roles, including the launch of a startup for Canadian women. I attended chef school overseas and briefly ran my own cooking school in Toronto. Following university, I spent several years as an employment counsellor helping students.
* College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
* Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP)
* Brainspotting Canada Association