Individual Therapy

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EMDR therapy

EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy m... Read More

EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences (Maxfield, 2019). EMDR therapy has even been superior to Prozac in trauma treatment (Van der Kolk et al., 2007). Shapiro and Forrest (2016) share that more than 7 million people have been treated successfully by 110,000 therapists in 130 countries since 2016.

The American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment.

From EMDRIA.org

We are all on a continual journey of growth and change. Therapy can be an invaluable tool to support you in making decisions that are right for you, in a way that is reflective of your goals and needs. As your therapist, I will be guided by what works best for you, whether that be exploring and understanding your inner world, developing coping skills, navigating relationships or addressing any other concern that you may have.

Maintaining healthy relationships can be a strong motivator for positive change. With this in mind, I always offer an empathic and non-judgmental presence. In sessions, we will follow a pace that best suits you, whether that be approaching issues head on, or slowing down to explore them fully.

I practice using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment theory, and mindfulness, with an integrative approach. I work from a client centered and trauma informed approach, always ensuring that I meet you where you are at, no matter where that may be. Additionally, my approach to therapy is evidence based, ensuring that the care you receive is well-tailored to you and is as effective as possible.

My areas of experience include working with individuals who struggle with depression, suicidal ideation, social or generalized anxiety and emotional regulation. I also have a specific interest in working with men who struggle with loneliness, conceptualizations of masculinity and emotional expression.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University in Quebec.

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Seeking help is an important step to take when facing life’s challenges and emotional struggles. It is also an act of self-compassion, demonstrating a commitment to one’s own well-being and the pursuit of a happier, healthier future. I applaud you for taking this first step of seeking a clinician who aligns with your values. I would be delighted to have the opportunity to accompany you through the next stages of this process.

I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for self-exploration to assist individuals in gaining perspective on their thoughts and emotions, developing coping strategies, and ultimately leading a more fulfilling life. In individual therapy, I work with adults dealing with concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, grief, trauma, emotional regulation, eating disorders, and identity. It’s important for me to mention that I serve a diverse clientele, whether that may be related to cultural, ethnic, religious, spiritual, or sexual diversity (2SLGBTQI+).

My therapeutic approach is integrative, primarily drawing from a psychodynamic approach while incorporating tools from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), among others, to meet the specific needs of each client.

I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Intervention at the University of Quebec in Outaouais and a Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality at Saint-Paul University. I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I offer services online and in-person, in either French or English.

Some of my core values in my therapeutic work include compassion, empathy, authenticity, respect, collaboration, and an open-minded approach. If my profile resonates with you, I would be more than happy to accompany you on your journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and healing.

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My goal in supporting others through some of the most challenging times in their lives is to foster a collaborative professional relationship that creates a safe environment for positive wellness, change, and healing.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists having gained my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2012. I am also a Master Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy Practitioner, a Break The Worry Trance™ Coach, and an Expressive Arts Practitioner. I find strategies from these platforms provide wonderful tools that accompany my work well. As part of my professional development, I continue to pursue educational opportunities, and receive ongoing clinical supervision.

I specialize in grief, loss, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, personal growth, and personal transformation. I use various modalities and an integrative approach to best support each individual and these include: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Conflict Resolution, and Expressive Arts. These modalities combined with my Counselling Psychology background assist me in providing an environment for safe self-expression, processing emotions, creativity and personal development. The goal is to accommodate the needs of each client, to best support clients of all ages and backgrounds, and to promote healing.

While a faculty member for Fleming College from 2012 to 2017, I taught within the Graduate Certificate Expressive Arts program. The courses I have taught include: Introduction to Expressive Arts, Professional Issues in Expressive Arts, Expressive Arts in Bereavement & Palliative Care, and Expressive Arts-Creative Connections. The graduate level courses provide training for those working in the field of expressive arts, those looking to gain tools for facilitation, and for those who wish to integrate art-making into their work. I currently train bereavement facilitators, who offer peer support based programming within several organizations.

I am also a member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association), CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), and OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).

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Therapy is a space where personal issues are explored and considered with safety and support. It can be a place where resolution, clarity, and growth happens.

Within each of us are the resources for meaningful relationships, self view, and knowing our place in the world. I work from interpersonal, attachment, and developmental models to examine present day issues, or issues from the past (depending on where your work lies), and your internal resources and inherent skills will naturally strengthen throughout the therapeutic process. ​​

These skills and internal resources support us during life’s challenges, and bring resources to the negative effects felt from yesterday. ​​

A safe therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to me and I strive to provide people with efficient and useful therapy work. We will work collaboratively so that you will identify your goals in therapy, and establish your treatment priorities.

Some of the issues I work with are: PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Compulsive Behaviors, Sexual Trauma, Relationship and Family problems, workplace issues, career transitions. ​​ I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. I received my training at the University of Saint Paul, in Ottawa, with a specialization in Individual Counselling. I was an Associate Therapist and volunteered as the Administrative Director at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma for 10 years following graduation and have worked in private practice in Ottawa since 2007. I am currently Director and Associate Therapist at Glebe Psychotherapy. ​I have trained in various therapies including EMDR, AEDP, Existential and Psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Sandtray Worldplay, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and different Experiential techniques. I pursue ongoing clinical supervision and continuing education as part of my professional development.

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Hello, I’m Sophie Bourbonnais, dedicated to fostering a warm and supportive environment where children, youth, and families can openly share their experiences and work towards their goals at their own pace. As a family psychotherapist, I understand the importance of creating a space that encourages healing and growth, free from judgment and filled with compassion.

Drawing from my Franco-Ontarian background, I strive to provide a culturally sensitive and inclusive approach, ensuring that individuals from diverse backgrounds, including BIPOC and immigrant communities, feel welcomed and understood. Your journey is valued and respected here, and my aim is to create a safe haven where you and your family can explore, heal, and find meaningful change.

Utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Attachment-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual and family. Whether you’re navigating challenges such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, communication issues, or life transitions, I am here to provide guidance and support.

As a registered psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to my practice. I hold a degree in Psychology in Counseling from Yorkville University.

Thank you for considering me as a partner on your journey. It takes courage to seek support, and I am honored to be a part of your process. My goal as your therapist is to create a space where you and your family feel supported, understood, and safe as you navigate life’s challenges together. Let’s embark on this journey of healing and growth together.


Bienvenue, je suis Sophie Bourbonnais, dévouées à créer un environnement chaleureux et favorable où les jeunes et les familles peuvent partager ouvertement leurs expériences et travailler à leurs objectifs à leur propre rythme. En tant que psychothérapeute familial, je comprends l’importance de créer un espace qui encourage la guérison et la croissance, libre de jugement et empreint de compassion.

Puisant dans mes origines franco-ontariennes, je m’efforce d’adopter une approche culturellement sensible et inclusive, veillant à ce que les individus de divers horizons, y compris les communautés autochtones et immigrantes, se sentent accueillis et compris. Votre parcours est apprécié et respecté ici, et mon objectif est de créer un havre de paix à vous et votre famille pouvez explorer, guérir et trouver un changement significatif.

En utilisant une gamme de modalités thérapeutiques, notamment la thérapie cognitivo-comportementale, la thérapie axée sur les émotions, la thérapie axée sur l’attachement, les systèmes familiaux internes, la thérapie d’acceptation et d’engagement et la thérapie comportementale dialectique, j’adapte mon approche pour répondre aux besoins uniques de chaque individu et de chaque famille. Que vous traversiez des défis tels que l’anxiété, la dépression, les conflits familiaux, les problèmes de communication ou les transitions de vie, je suis là pour vous guider et vous soutenir.

En tant que psychothérapeute enregistreée (stagiaire) auprès du Collège des psychothérapeutes autorisés de l’Ontario (CRPO), je mets à profit mes connaissances et mon expérience dans ma pratique. Je détiens un diploôme en psychologie et en counseling de l’UniversitéYorkville.

Merci de me considéré comme un partenaire dans votre parcours. Il faut du courage pour chercher du soutien, et je suis honorée de faire partie de votre processus. Mon objectif en tant que thérapeute est de créer un espace à vous et votre famille vous sentez soutenus, compris et en sécurité alors que vous traversez ensemble les défis de la vie. Partons ensemble dans ce voyage de guérison et de croissance.

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My role is to work alongside you on your personal journey toward the growth you seek to achieve. Our sessions are your time. They will be dedicated to addressing what you deem important and relevant, and will be heard within the safe and confidential environment of psychotherapy practice. I offer non-judgement and acceptance. I value your autonomy and freedom. I provide the space for you to recognize your truth, and unburden your suffering, as you deserve to be heard and understood.

I work from a multi-modality approach and tailor evidence-based techniques to individual client needs.

These include a main focus from Person Centered Therapy, along with Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural, Existential, Solution-Focused, Logotherapy, and Mindfulness approaches. I am committed to transparency with respect to the methods and interventions that we will agree to use in our work together.

I am currently a registered member with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University (2020). I obtained my Bachelor’s degree of Honour’s with Specialization in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa. I also have certification with the Suicide Prevention Training Program (ASIST) and completed additional crisis and distress training.

As part of my training, education, and work experience, I have done research in areas of grief, bereavement, and spirituality. I have experience working in a hospital setting with a diverse range of adult clients. I have also worked with refugees and minorities. I have experience in working with clients to address symptoms of Major Depression Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, suicidal ideation, and trauma. I have also worked with clients with PTSD, ADHD, BPD, OCD, and phobias, among others.

My goal as a psychotherapist is to relieve the shared, human suffering you are experiencing so that you can truly live.

“If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an eradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.” - Victor Frankl

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Works with adults and adolescents aged 14+. Currently accepting new clients for videoconference appointments. As of July 2024, I will have an in-person office downtown Kingston, Ontario available.

We are all doing our best with what we have, though sometimes it can feel like our best isn’t enough. As your therapist, I’ll work with you to adapt and grow with your trauma, develop coping skills, and help reroute any that may no longer be serving you, as well as building up your feelings of safety, compassion, validation, and care.

I am a person-centered and trauma-informed therapist using an integrative approach informed by internal family systems therapy and mindful self-compassion practices. I recognize the effect that trauma and lived experiences have on every individual person, and I combine therapeutic techniques and approaches in response to your own unique needs, circumstances, and therapeutic goals.

I work with adults and adolescents aged 14+ who are looking to process trauma, develop coping methods, going through life transitions, and mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. As your therapist, I’ll meet you where you’re at and find approaches that work best for you, your needs, and your personal history and experience.

My professional and educational background includes sexuality, gender, anti-oppression, and human development, including 8 years in the HIV sector working with diverse populations. I have an anti-oppressive, feminist, and inclusive approach to psychotherapy.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, as well as two Bachelor’s degrees in Sexuality and Psychology.

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day”

There are so many things that I love about these lines by the poet Mary Oliver. She reminds us that we have choices about what we want to do with the unique and precious life that each of us has. That word ‘wild’ can encompass beauty and pain, joy and struggle. But even when life is at its most difficult, and even when we feel least in control, we can make meaningful change.

In my practice, I support people in making these changes. I help them to identify and work through the issues that hold them back from healthy functioning. In the safe, supportive space of therapy, we work together to develop and enhance coping strategies for dealing with the challenges and changes that life brings. We construct individualized plans to draw on your own strengths and abilities and to connect with what is most meaningful to you. ​ I hold an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology with training in individuals and couples counselling. I am a member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) and the OAMHP (Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals), and I am in a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have experience in helping older adolescents and adults in coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal relationships, career transitions, and other life challenges.

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I believe in building a warm and safe space where you can share and work toward your goals at a pace that fits for you. I am here to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment. As your therapist, I will support you in questioning, growing, and challenging yourself as you heal and find meaningful change.

As a Sikh and South Asian woman, it is important for me to draw from a culturally sensitive and integrative approach that helps me support individuals from various backgrounds. I am dedicated to being inclusive of the BIPOC and immigrant communities. I am here to support you and ensure that you have a safe space to share your journey.

I work with adults 18+ from various approaches and techniques that fit your individual needs. The modalities I work from are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Attachment-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, burnout, emotion regulation, boundaries, stress management, life transitions, and grief.

I am a registered psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University and a Bachelor’s Degree of Honours in Psychology from the University of Ottawa.

I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey. It takes courage to seek support and my goal as your therapist is for you to feel supported, understood, and safe.

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