Hi, I'm Natasha, a Female Empowerment Igniter with a passion for helping women own their value,
step into their power and lead revolutions!
YOU ARE ENERGY. ENERGY IS POWER. YOU ARE POWER.
OWNING IT = LIBERATION.
Our past and present relationships, the stories that we hear and tell ourselves, and the culture(s) we live in, profoundly shape us and the life paths we take.
I want to know YOUR story(ies) and together, make sense of things and the challenges you are facing today.
Through our collaborative relationship and analysis of your story(ies), we develop meaningful insights and perspectives that work FOR you, not against you.
As you gain more clarity, own your value and step into your power, we'll draw on tools, coping strategies, and opportunities to further support and sustain a more grounded, assertive and empowered You.
Toronto Institute of Group Studies (TIGS):
Group Facilitation & Group Therapy
Gestalt Institute of Toronto:
Process Group Facilitation
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology (MACP)
University of Toronto: Hon.,B.A.
CRPO Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (#6767)
I created WeMightyWomen to inform, empower and elevate eachother to greatness. Projects currently in the works include a Toronto therapy group for women and an imposter syndrome eCourse. Follow me on IG for daily doses of mightiness!
I specialize in the following areas, which I approach from a feminist and decolonist framework that centers indigenous voices & knowledges (versus euro-centric psychology perspectives):
Culture clash (anti-oppressive & decolonist)
Psychiatric assault (e.g. ECT, coercion)
Prostitution/porn/sex trade trauma
Addiction (harm reduction approach)
Sexuality (Queer-centered & straight-allied)
Chronic pain and disability
WHY WORK WITH ME?
What makes me unique and good at what I do is that therapist "it" factor which cannot be taught through training or learned in books.
I am referring to the WAY in which I care about, attune to, nurture, support, and safely make space for your hard feelings. I am heart-centered, warm, sincere, and I ask questions - from a place of curiosity, empathy and non-judgment - to get to the heart of matters. Therapy with me includes recognizing your resilience, uniqueness and innate strengths & abilities to empower you forward, at a pace and depth that works for you.
I call what we do in therapy a collaborative spiritual workout where we put our heads and hearts together to figure out what is going on for you and how to get through it in an empowered way that makes sense and feels right for you.
Just as quality relationships make life good, studies prove over and over that it is the quality of the client-therapist RELATIONSHIP - also known as the "therapeutic alliance" - that makes for good therapy. Like any therapist, I'm a great match for some folks, and not for others. What matters is finding the right therapist for YOU, because the fit between you and your therapist is what will make or break your therapy experience. See my article on how to tell if your therapist is a good fit, and check out my video below to get a sense of who and how I am.
I work with clients in-person in downtown Toronto, or phone or video. I offer a FREE 20-30 minute phone or video consultation so we can get a sense of one another, how I can support you, and answer any questions you have for me. I look forward to connecting with you!
Every journey begins with a single step.
It takes a lot of courage - and some commitment - to embark on the personal growth journey of psychotherapy. I invite you to take the first step and contact me. It will be my honour and privilege to support and empower you along your path.
320 1/2 Bloor Street West
The Health Annex
(Bloor & Spadina)