email@example.com | 647-406-2789 | |
717 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON | M6G 1L5
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Olga Van Kranendonk
RP, CTP Dipl, BMus
STATUS: NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
Entering therapy means starting a different relationship with yourself and a new relationship with another person: your therapist. The therapy session provides a time and space that is entirely devoted to you, where you can gradually discover and give voice to those things that need to be aired. The pressures and expectations of your everyday life are placed on hold, leaving you free to express your true feelings, or to ask “Who am I when I’m alone, away from any of the roles I normally take upon myself?”
For each person who comes into therapy, the process and reasons are unique. There might be circumstances in your life that have thrown you into crisis, like the end of a primary relationship, the loss of a job, the death of someone close to you, or the diagnosis of an illness. It may also be that you have come to the end of your ability to cope with ongoing patterns that are causing you difficulty or pain: relationship problems, addictions, chronic loneliness, anxiety or depression. Therapy might be, for you, something with clearly defined goals and a time frame, or it might evolve into a more open-ended quest for a better life.
It is my job as a therapist to try, together with you, to understand what your life is like, and what is contributing to you feeling constricted or blocking the way you would like your life to be. As a therapist, I ask questions and direct our attention to areas that might be passed over and that hold meaning for you. In gradually being able to voice your deepest feelings, you may find healing and peace in sharing these with someone who will not turn away or judge you.
The results? We begin to feel more connected with our inner self, which can then help us with life decisions. We can be true to ourselves in our relationships and begin to feel that we are leading a rich, creative and authentic life.
A typical session often starts with events and feelings in the present, which may lead us into explorations of how the past influences your life now. In becoming more aware of what has shaped you, you will also become more mindful about how you react to your present day situations, and gradually enlarge your capacity to feel that you are in control of your life and can live the way you want to.
My life experiences and thorough training have made me feel that I want to be with people at the heart of their troubles to be a caring witness and helper. My style is warm, authentic, compassionate and direct.
I am and have been:
– a Graduate Fellow at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy
– a volunteer for Bereaved Families of Ontario
– in an arts-based career for over 25 years, as a performing musician and teacher
I currently co-facilitate a psychotherapy Group for Women.
I can be reached by email or phone:
- Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
- Aging and Age-Related Concerns
- Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
- Chronic Pain and Disability
- Couples & Relationship
- Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
- Health and Illness
- Infertility and Fertility Issues
- Life Crisis and Transitions
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Mourning and Bereavement
- Multicultural Issues
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Sex and Intimacy Issues
I believe the right fit is important, so I offer an initial no-fee consultation on request to determine whether we feel we could be a good working fit together. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-406-2789.