Sylvia Kraus

(she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist
RP, MA (Counselling Psychology); HonBA (French Literature)
Diploma, Institute for Spiritual Leadership
Availability:
Not Currently Accepting Clients
Session Format:
In-Person SessionsOnline TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Clientele:
Adults, Couples
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  • Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Children and Teens
  • Depression
  • Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
  • Existential Concerns
  • Impulsiveness
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex and Intimacy Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    sylkraus@rogers.com

    One of the goals of psychotherapy is to help you awaken to the feelings, thoughts, and actions influencing the way you are living your life.

    It’s not uncommon for instance to find ourselves repeating patterns that lead us into painful or reoccurring situations, without any sense of how to do things differently.

    Having more understanding and insight into why you do what you do leads to an opening for more options and responses, with better outcomes.

    I provide a non-judgmental and affirming place to land where your emotional healing, self-awareness, and psychological growth become the focus of our work together and your safe keeping.

    My job is to help you to move gently through the difficult passages you might be encountering in the present while also to helping you heal your past wounds.

    Learning and practising the foundations of intrinsic self-care will enable you to rise with grace to any challenge, where making the right decisions and choices becomes effortless.

    I grew up on a tree farm where I worked throughout most of my youth and early adulthood.  Over the years, I learned to identify most trees and shrubs native to North America, but more importantly I acquired the botanical knowledge that enabled me to understand in depth the wisdom of plant culture. As I began to study literature, philosophy, and psychology as a young adult I soon became aware of the many similarities that humans share with plants and other life forms.

    When humans are under stress, the human hormone cortisol is released into the blood stream, creating the urge for fight, flight, or fright.  When a plant is distressed, it releases secondary compounds such as hormones that protect it from natural predators.  In fact, most effective medicines are derived from the secondary compounds of plant culture.

    My intrigue toward understanding more deeply the challenging situations that give rise to human defenses has essentially become the goal of my professional work as a psychotherapist. As a therapist, I seek effective ways to support individuals in their efforts to break free from old patterns, and restore their strength and resilience.

    Although the majority of my training was originally in Jungian psychology and dream interpretation as a direct channel to self-discovery, I have remained a perennial student, forever learning and taking new courses to understand the latest advances in neuroscience and their therapeutic applications.

    If you would like more information or to schedule a free 15-minute consultation by phone, video cam, or in my Toronto office please contact me at sylkraus@rogers.com or otherwise I can also be reached by cell at (416) 932-2552.  I offer online therapy, therapy sessions by phone, and in person as well.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    As a compassionate, interpersonally focused therapist, I am here to help guide you on a path toward change and self-discovery.