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Hi, my name is Carl. I am a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist. I also practice hypnotherapy.
I work with individuals, couples and families. I help people with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and other issues.
I have been in practice for about 30 years.
I am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am a regulated healthcare professional, member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Doing What Works
People are courageous and strong, and usually already have the resources that they need to solve their difficulties. I help you find what you already have. I do that by listening to you. And I will share with you things that may help.
If you haven't had psychotherapy before, you may be surprised by how much just being listened to can help. And I hope that you will also be surprised by how much you are doing right, and how much you already know.
Did you know that most psychotherapy is brief? Average length of stay, over all forms of therapy, is about 8 sessions. Many people come for one session, or a few, and find sufficient help.
Individuals, Couples, Families...
As a family psychotherapist I actually see a lot of individuals. Many come to see me for "individual" problems: anxiety, depression, anger, etc. Many come to see me for family or couple problems: they come alone because they can't get or don't want the other parties to attend with them. That's fine. Come alone, if you like. We can put our heads together and see what we can do.
You can also bring a friend. Bring your partner. Bring your family.
I also offer hypnotherapy, where appropriate. Hypnosis is similar to mindfulness or focused relaxation. If you've seen a stage show, you'll be disappointed. What I do is pretty bland and boring by comparison. You won't lose control. You won't do anything you don't want to do. You'll probably remember everything that happens.
But it's helpful. It can help you relax and become less anxious. It can help you access internal resources for dealing with your problems.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. I will teach you how to do it on yourself.
Online Counselling is Safe and Effective
(But I have a couch if you need it)
The COVID pandemic has been a life-changing experience. We have become more conscious of germs and how not spread them.
Also we have learned how to work virtually.
I'm vaccinated and I won't come to the office if I'm feeling ill.
I won't ask about your vaccination status. I will ask you not to visit me if you are feeling ill.
Apart from not coming when you are sick, you have options: you can see me in person, by video, or by phone.