I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as a member in good standing with the Ontario Association for Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I hold a Bachelor's degree with honours in Psychology from the University of Guelph, as well as a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University. I have over seven years of experience in various mental health fields, primarily working with adults with comorbid mental health concerns as well as individuals of marginalized, vulnerable populations.
From a very young age, I knew I wanted to help others and advocate for the importance of addressing and treating mental health, just as we do our physical health. A quote which has resonated with me throughout my childhood, studies and careers is "be who you needed when you were younger" — this quote helps serve as an important reminder and guide through my therapeutic relationships.
I work from a very client-centered, eclectic, biopsychosocial approach and incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities to best meet and support the needs and goals of each individual client. help me to truly empathize and hold space for clients- meeting you where you are at.
But why work with ME?
I feel truly honoured and privileged to assist people in navigating the stormy waters they may find themselves in, throughout various points of their lives. I aim to always be a safe, supportive, uplifting person and to help clients gain greater self-awareness and emotional regulation skills, develop coping tools/strategies, and to build healthier relationships with themselves, and others.
Helping others transform and reframe their issues and struggles into life-enhancing opportunities and personal growth is my passion. We often forget that being truly heard and listened to can be such a cathartic and powerful experience. I strive towards making every client feel truly heard, valued, and empowered, by holding space for you to share openly and honestly. I look forward to working together to help you achieve your goals and lead a more fulfilling, happier, healthier life —one day at a time!
— Carmen Ambrosio