Whether it is depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addictions, grief, or any other concern that may impact mental health negatively, I can help. I take pride in providing a culturally-sensitive environment where my clients can feel safe and be candid. I provide support to my clients by assisting them in fostering problem solving techniques and coping strategies that have the potential to have an immediate positive impact.
I believe that people are resilient, dynamic and have their own strengths which can be the foundation for therapy. My approach is strength-based and incorporates motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. These approaches have been successful in addressing mental health, relationships, addictions, behavioural concerns, and more.
Ultimately I strive to promote a supportive and non-judgemental environment where my clients can feel confident in reaching their goals. My office is located in a convenient and discrete location and evening and weekend appointments are available. Call anytime and be assured that appointments are often available within 48 hrs.
Years in Practice: 20+ Years
School: University of Oklahoma
Year Graduated: 2002
License No. and State: M9806028 Arkansas
People can change. I have 20 years of experience helping people to change into a better version of who they want to be. I have been successful at helping children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. People can replace bad habits with good ones, develop healthy coping skills for serious problems, revive failing relationships, and learn to have a good life now and a better hope for the future.
I have experienced the greatest success at helping couples to rebuild destroyed marriages, often when only one partner is willing to attend therapy. I also have an effective method of leading people to overcome the limitations of fear, stress and anxiety, usually within a few weeks.
I approach life from a Christian worldview. I seek after solutions that will benefit all concerned.
Dr. Amanda Artese is a licensed clinical psychologist who has several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Artese believes that each family is unique and applies this concept to each relationship. The process begins with an initial phone consultation to help both Dr. Artese and the potential client determine goodness of fit. It is important in choosing a therapist that both the child and family feel comfortable with the therapist. From the onset I work with the family to best understand the client and develop a treatment approach that is tailored to the family's needs.
Dr. Artese believes that the client and their family lead change in therapy and the therapist works along side them to support and facilitate the change. Therapeutic style and approach varies based on the clients age and need of the family, and includes play, cognitive behavioral, and parent centered therapy.
Dr. Artese has a wide range of clinical experience diagnosing and treating various disorders. Dr. Artese has been trained heavily in treating complex psychological issues, including, PTSD, trauma, abuse and neglect, anxiety, depression, suicidal thinking and behaviors, ADHD, and behavioral disruptions with individuals ranging in age from 4-18.
In my practice, I look to build a strong and trusting rapport with clients. We are then able to work together on identifying potential sources of life stressors as well as strengths. Throughout that process, I assist clients in developing an understanding of their interactions with others. In exploring these areas, clients are then able to identify and modify previous patterns of behavior in order to achieve their full potential personally, academically, and/or vocationally.
After having interned at a substance abuse treatment facility for two years, I served as the coordinator for an adolescent substance abuse program. I became very comfortable working with individuals struggling with the emotional impact of substance abuse as well as the difficulties surrounding maintaining one's recovery.
Are you feeling disappointed, lonely, or even hopeless about your relationship? Disconnection, misunderstandings, and faltering trust in your partner are painful experiences to endure alone. You may feel lost, overwhelmed, or exhausted. Regardless of where you are at right now with your partner, there is always hope. Even the most damaged relationships can heal. Just imagine how much more fulfilling your relationship might be if you felt loved and cared for by your partner. Imagine what it would be like if you enjoyed each other more could start having fun again.
I am passionate about enriching couple relationships and I I'd love to help you heal, strengthen, and nurture your relationship. I work with individuals and couples and I have a special interest in working with couples who are parenting young children.
Pregnancy, postpartum, and the early parenting years are particularly vulnerable times for individual women and their relationships. I feel privileged to work with women who are experiencing stress, depression, or anxiety during pregnancy or the postpartum period. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
I am a clinical psychologist in midtown Toronto. I incorporate mindfulness, psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approaches to addressing a variety of life problems, including anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, life direction and couple counselling. I offer a safe therapeutic environment where insight and change are possible. I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds and walks of life and also offer psychotherapy in Spanish. I support individuals to make positive changes in their lives through insight, practical tools and by empowering individuals to reconnect with their own strengths. Please see www.anabodnar.com
I have taught meditation and mindfulness extensively, including as an instructor at the University of Toronto for 10 years. I bring many years of experience to sharing evidence based techniques and tools for addressing a range of life problems. I support individuals to live more joyfully, peacefully and with authenticity.
I use a secular mindfulness-based approach. I am currently working on my dissertation on using mindfulness in psychotherapy. I also provide mindfulness-training/consultation for individuals/groups. I am a SafeZone ally and would love to work with people with varied philosophy, religion, nationality, gender spectrum, sexuality, and interests.
MINDFULNESS BASED COUNSELING: I am passionate about being a guide and counsel for others as they deepen and clarify their life, and I want to aid in their search for meaning, connection and contentedness. Our lives inevitably have struggles and periods of confusion, and I deeply value the strife and courage towards wholeness and health. I encourage this journey for everyone and will be honored to be a part of yours. My past experience is as a Counselor in Residence and Senior Mental Health Clinician at the Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Arkansas. See website to schedule.
My expertise is in the areas of mindfulness, self-esteem, introversion concerns, college student concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, family dynamics, multicultural concerns, pregnancy/postpartum and relational distress. I am passionate about overcoming dull/discontent states of being and becoming a curious and enthusiastic participant in life.
I offer three streams of holistic psychotherapy: Mind/Body Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, Play Therapy for children under the age of twelve, and Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy, a unique combination of psychotherapy and yoga therapy for clients over the age of eighteen. I'm enthusiastic about my work, creatively drawing from both Eastern and Western traditions. As well as being trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I am a certified Logosynthesis Practitioner. Strategies include mindfulness meditation, Logosynthesis, breathing/grounding exercises, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, journaling, yoga therapy, Qigong, play, art, and humour.
Most recently, I created Knotted Words Celtic Art, an online business selling inspirational celtic art, combining celtic knotwork with literary quotes, ranging from nursery rhymes and fairytales to poetry and more gothic fare inspired by the likes of H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
The bulk of my experience is working with young people, families, and adults dealing with addiction, mental health concerns, and family relationship issues. I have also extensive experience working with parents / guardians coping with the stress caused by behavioural issues at home.
As a Psychologist with a background in Recreation Therapy, I have a unique perspective on wellness, health, and making change. I focus on building on strengths and I believe even small changes to lead to big differences!
Want to feel happier and more hopeful about life? My Motto is "hope, healing and health". I help people to develop renewed hope in themselves, their future and their relationships. HEALING IS POSSIBLE. I work collaboratively with clients to elicit their strengths, develop new skills, problem solve and find the "BEST FIT" therapeutic approach for healing. Optimum health is achieved by balance in our emotional, physical and spiritual lives.
I have advanced training in trauma therapy and use EMDR to help people heal. I successfully use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and anxiety. I love to work with couples, and I use a Gottman approach to relationship counseling which is very effective in teaching people to strengthen their relationships and reduce conflict.
As an experienced psychologist, I use my years of experience to help my clients resolve their problems. Transitions in life are not always easy, and having support during difficult times can be helpful. My office is in a great location, accessible and has lots of free parking. Call me for a free telephone consultation.