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Hi, I'm Natasha. These are some of my professional credentials and qualifications. My most meaningful learning about being human comes from my own lived experience and from bearing witness to the lived experiences of the folks I work with.

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MY QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP), Yorkville University (2013)

  • Honours, Bachelor of Arts (major in Equity Studies, minors in Sociology and Sexual Diversity Studies), University of Toronto (2007)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) (Dr. Janina Fisher)

  • Comprehensive Group Leadership & Group Therapy certificate training (TIGS)

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFiT) Level 1 & 2 certificate training

  • Gestalt Process Group Facilitation certificate training (Gestalt Institute of Toronto)

  • Integrative Sex and Couples Certification Training (Dr. Tammy Nelson)

  • Narrative Therapy certificate training (VSNT)

 

SPECIALIZED TRAININGS

  • A Supervision of Solidarity: An Ethics of Justice-Doing in Community Work and Therapy (Vikki Reynolds & Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett)

  • Attachment Theory and Group Therapy - A Lived Experience (Cheri Marmarosh)

  • Collaborative Teams: Creating Cultures of Accountability, Structuring Safety & Justice-Doing in Community Work (Vikki Reynolds)

  • Culturally Responsive Clinical Supervision: Ethical and Trauma-Informed Multicultural Supervision Strategies (Dr. Sonja Sutherland)

  • Deconstructing Transracial Adoption (Lina Vanegas & Chidimma Ozor Comme)

  • EFiT in Unravelling and Treating Intergenerational Trauma (Dr. Leanne Campbell & James Hawkins)

  • Facing the Dragon Together: EFT with Traumatized Couples (Dr. Sue Johnson)

  • IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications (Dr. Lexi D. Rothman)

  • Justice-Doing in Alternative Practice (Vikki Reynolds)

  • Relationship Recovery Process (RRP) Level 1 & 3 Childhood Trauma Training (Patrick Teahan)

  • Rupture & Repair: Sustaining Ethical Relationships & Collective Accountability (Vikki Reynolds)

  • Taking Defensive Clients from Victimhood to Trauma Healing & Integration (Neha Bhat)

  • The Empowered Supervisor: Counselling & Psychotherapy Clinical Supervision (The Compassion Project)

  • Transforming Trauma with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (Dr. Leanne Campbell)

  • Trauma: Witnessing Resistance & Justice Doing in Response to Violence, Suffering and Oppression (Vikki Reynolds & Donny Riki)

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

  • International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

  • Reauthoring Teaching (A Narrative Therapy Collaboratory)

  • Therapy First (formerly Gender Exploratory Therapy Association (GETA))

  • Toronto Institute of Group Studies (TIGS)

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