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About Me




Professional Bio

Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE/UT
 Bachelor’s in Music Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier University

Counselling Intern, Parkdale Queen West Community Health 

Therapy Private Practice based in Toronto, Ontario

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Individual

EMDR Trained

IFS Informed

ACT (advanced level courses for Anxiety & Depression, Grief & Loss)
General Member of Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)

Member, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Hello, I’m Vivienne, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and founder of Healing Steps Counselling. Everyone brings their unique gifts to this life, and we all need support at times on the journey. I will listen respectfully and with empathy to your challenges and concerns, as we build upon your strengths. I’m a creative and compassionate therapist with 16 years experience. Together we will explore your goals, enhance healthy coping strategies, and discover/recover what brings meaning to your life.

I celebrate the cultural diversity that is Canada. For many years I have worked as a music therapist in rehabilitation with persons of all ages and abilities. I have lived experience of challenging life metamorphoses and I believe this enriches my work as a psychotherapist. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I have learned to balance priorities to thrive in this culture which is not always HSP-friendly. 

I take a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. Our brains have the adaptive capacity to heal from negative experiences. Body, mind and emotions are all inextricably linked in the human experience. This informs the therapeutic experience as we move at your preferred pace and direction.

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