Anna Wesolinska
Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed., GIT, OACCPP
Info
I work from a model of health, balance and empathy by bringing into awareness the places where we get stuck and our unique ways of getting there. You know best when your patterns of coping are no longer working. A therapist's job is to support you in creating positive shifts in your life. This support may sometimes feel frustrating, especially when our familiar patterns of functioning are being challenged.

I incorporate art, humour and paradox in sessions allowing for a creative, spontaneous exploration of your needs, contradictions and feelings and by providing a safe space where new possibilities and hope are possible. I work primarily with the Gestalt approach, which focuses on self-awareness, contact and the here and now in the therapeutic process.

My style is attentive and responsive. You will get direct feedback from me in each meeting. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including Psychodrama, Drawing and Mindfulness based interventions. I work with adults, couples, the LGBQT community and adolescents facing a broad range of issues such as loss, conflict, trauma, life transitions, chronic health problems, body and identity concerns, post-partum challenges, as well as blocks in creativity. I enjoy working with individuals in private practice, as well as facilitating workshops and small support groups.

I run regular, experiential workshops for students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto on topics such as Stress Management, Conflict Resolution and Self-Awareness.

I see clients in The Hampton Therapy Centre in Toronto. I offer a free thirty minute introductory session so that you can get a sense of how we would work together.
About
I am Registered Psychotherapist. I have completed four years of Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapy training at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. I have an M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development along with an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto in English and Psychology, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Journalism and TESL certification. In line with my commitment to study and training, I have continued my studies in Buddhist Psychology on a part-time basis at the University of Toronto.

I run regular, experiential workshops on stress, anxiety, burnout and self-awareness for students, staff and faculty at the University of Toronto and write reviews for PSYCHOLOGICA magazine.

My interventions draw mainly from the Gestalt approach along with the expressive arts including painting, writing and movement.

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Contact
The therapy sessions last an hour and in the beginning we will meet once a week. After a while the frequency of our meetings might change due to your needs. My fee is $120.00 per session. I offer a discount for students. My office is on Danforth Avenue (close to Chester subway).

(416)999-2234
annawesolinska@hotmail.com

I am a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and I am insured.