We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to clients residing in Toronto and across Ontario. We treat each client as an individual with specific needs and qualities. Our approach to psychotherapy is unique and takes into account various biological, sociocultural, and psychological factors to form a dynamic assessment of our clients’ needs. This helps facilitate our informed approach to treatment, allowing us to better understand the individual and what they bring to therapy.
Our client-centred approach is tailored to the client’s needs, values and identity. This type of therapy aims to guide and support clients in healing, with the presumption in mind that clients possess the capacity to identify solutions to their problems with the support of a therapist. A client-centred approach is highly collaborative and allows clients to choose their own direction in therapy and to identify what is most important for them to work on, with the support of their therapist.
We believe that one’s emotions, thoughts/beliefs, and behaviours are interconnected and should be addressed as a system. These three components are viewed in relation to one another and approached holistically. Through interventions that target maladaptive thoughts & beliefs, behaviours, and emotional wounds & reactions, we support our clients to reflect and become more in-tune with this system, leading to improved quality of life, better functioning, and increased sense of control.
Supporting our clients to acquire skills for coping, self-care, relationships, communication, and self-discovery are key to what we do at Mantra Psychotherapy. We deliver skills training in a variety of ways, including via handouts, worksheets, and practicing in-session. Psychoeducation is provided to support clients in understanding themselves as they embark on their journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth.
We understand that many issues that individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, 2-spirit, and intersex require a certain understanding of the cultural, socioeconomic, and identity factors that are relevant in therapy. Mantra Psychotherapy is prepared to provide LGBTQ2IA folks the type of treatment they may require and deserve. We may support you with issues like identity discovery, self-compassion, the effects of marginalization, and navigating LGBTQ2IA+ relationships.
Anxiety has become more prevalent in recent years. Whether your anxiety presents as general worry, social aversion, panic, or otherwise, we are equipped and ready to support you. For individuals who have issues with anxiety, we may support you by helping you address distorted ways of thinking, providing you with skills to help you cope, and providing you with educational material that may help you better understand your symptoms. We will also work with you to help you regain a sense of control and management of your symptoms.
Self-esteem problems are experienced by many of us. At Mantra clinic, we take a compassionate and connection-focused approach that aims to help individuals feel accepted, understood, and heard. We may also support you by assisting you with a behavioural plan to create new habits in your life and by addressing and modifying negative patterns of thinking.
It is an unfortunate reality that many individuals experience some form of trauma in their lives. Trauma can lead to depression, anxiety, somatic disturbances, and interpersonal issues. We will support you to understand your symptoms and formulate a unique treatment plan that fits your needs. This may take the form of in-session processing of traumatic experiences, self-care plan formulation, and/or psychoeducation around trauma and its effects. In any case, we will work with you to decide which course of treatment is best suited to your needs.