“Problems develop when people internalize conversations that restrain them to a narrow description of self. These stories are experienced as oppressive because they limit the perception of available choices”.
– Kathleen S.G. Skott- Myhre
Welcome to Newpath Psychotherapy.
I am passionate about psychotherapy/counselling and bring over thirty years of experience in providing clinical services and psychotherapy/counselling to people with varied emotional and psychological issues. A professional Psychotherapist and Social worker, I am a registered member of the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario as well as the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Extensively trained in various psychotherapeutic modalities
After having completed my bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, I continue helping a broad range of clients and their families in dealing with various emotional and mental health problems. I am extensively trained in various psychotherapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Mindfulness based intervention, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Couples/Marriage therapy and Clinical Hypnosis.
Psychotherapy training directly from various world class researchers
I have received most of my psychotherapy training directly from various world class researchers and clinicians including Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn (the founder of MBSR), Dr. Zindel Segal (one of the founders of MBCT), Dr. John & Dr. Julie Gottman (Gottman Method Couples Therapy from the Gottman Institute), Dr. Michael Yapko (for Clinical Hypnosis), Dr. Martin Antony and Dr. Christine Padesky (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Dr. Robert A. Niemeyer (for Grief Therapy), and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (for Trauma Therapy).
Client-centered, strength-based and trauma-informed.
I am specifically interested in the socio-political dimension of psychotherapy —the effect of racism, oppression and discrimination on self-esteem and identity formation. My approach to therapy is client-centered, strength-based, feminist, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. I always try to create a warm, inviting and collaborative space, where I view my client as the expert of their own life, and my role as that of an explorative helper on their journey to explore their inner worth.