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244 Dupont St. |1st Floor | Toronto | ON | M5R 1V7
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Sharon Bedard
Registered Psychotherapist

RP, CTP Dipl


Insight is an important dimension of self-awareness. Insight requires the interleaving of conscious understanding, emotional expression, and bodily sensation. It might seem unusual to consider psychotherapy, which is typically described as “talk therapy”, as related to and relying on an understanding of embodiment. Conscious and cognitive awareness alone are only part of our self-understanding. Our emotional life is experienced bodily, and bodily experience is a parallel and important aspect of self-reflection. Part of the way I work is to try and slowly draw attention to this important foundation and contribution to self-development.

We are always influenced by experiences outside of our immediate awareness. Psychotherapy is a conversation uniquely capable of bringing these experiences into awareness. In the process of speaking out loud to another person, both parties must listen attentively to hear those things that are difficult to say. It is important to be open to the possibility of being surprised by what one can say out loud, to become aware of and eventually learn to accept that often these things we come to say are things we have always at some level known in silence and solitude.

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If you would like to know more about how I work or whether or not your own immediate needs can be addressed as part of our therapeutic relationship please contact me to set up an initial consultation at my Toronto office. I am more easily reached by email. My email address is: