Maria Vandenhurk

(she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist
RP, CTP Dipl
B.Sc. (OT)
Availability:
Accepting New Clients
Session Format:
Online TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Clientele:
Adults
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  • Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
  • Depression
  • Existential Concerns
  • Impulsiveness
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Mourning and Bereavement
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts
  • Trauma
  • Client-Centred
  • Eclectic
  • Intersubjective
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    mlvtherapy@gmail.com

    Socrates aptly stated that “the unexamined life is not worth living”. Our world offers bottomless distraction and stimulation to draw our attention away from personal distress; therapy offers us the opportunity to instead make real change.

    Regardless of what brings you to therapy, finding a therapist that is a solid match for you is top priority as you embark on this very personal commitment and journey of growth. The therapeutic match is important because the impact of psychotherapy is rooted in a unique human connection that is built over time. This connection supports deep personal transformation and growth.  To this process I bring compassion, life experience, attuned listening, and an ability to reflect nuanced observations.

    “We shall not cease from exploration

    And the end of all our exploring

    Will be to arrive where we started

    And know the place for the first time.”
                                       
                                       – T.S. Eliot

    My approach to therapy straddles both compassion and common sense.  The repertoire of skills and experience I draw on are individualized as clients present with a wide variety of issues, needs, and aspirations.  I am an attuned listener with acute observation skills.  I respond thoughtfully to encourage an environment where my clients come to know that they can rely on me, trust me, and bring the whole of themselves into the therapeutic session. It is my responsibility to ensure that a safe space is created and available for you to accomplish your therapeutic goals.

    Originally trained as an occupational therapist and subsequently in the psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy, I first practiced therapy in the1990s for several years. I then launched and grew a disability management company that achieved international reach. During this time I gained a great deal of life experience in both the business world and my personal life. After selling my company, I returned to focus on my original passion – the practice of insight-oriented psychotherapy.

    If you are seeking support around work-related stress, your financial life, the pressures of the corporate world and/or entrepreneurship, or you are struggling to find balance between work and home life, including dealing with children, elder care, or blended families, I am confident that I will bring a helpful understanding and an attuned ear. If your struggles are more relationship based or rooted in personal limitations such as self-esteem issues, I will bring a sensitivity and a fresh perspective. Through compassion and a deeper understanding of the issues, we can forge growth and self-acceptance.

    I offer 50-minute digital sessions on a weekly basis. If you would like to schedule your free consultation, please contact me at mlvtherapy@gmail.com.  If this is a difficult step to take, rest assured that you will be met with compassion and understanding.

    I offer 50-minute digital sessions on a weekly basis. If you would like to schedule your free consultation, please contact me at mlvtherapy@gmail.com.  I will follow up with you within 24 hours.

    I look forward to hearing from you.