The Story Behind ARTMA
Hi, my name is Anand and I'd like to welcome you to my private practice. I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a Professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a Professional Art Therapist with the Canadian Art Therapy Association. ARTMA is my brand that symbolizes the essence of how I practice. I believe there is no one way or no one approach to therapy. In our richness as human beings, we are so much more. They key to cultivating true healing and sustainable change, resides in the empowerment through the realization that we each hold the wisdom to be our authentic self - Atma (an ancient word meaning inner self). Within a therapeutic relationship and with therapeutic skill, together we will find what works best for you. There is an art and science to getting there!
I am an advocate for my clients and genuinely passionate about being a therapist. I take a trauma and polyvagal informed approach to therapy that integrates all 3 levels of our brain – cognitive, emotional and somatic. My pillars of practice are grounded in being person-centered, collaborative, anti-oppressive and I value the aspect of presence and relationship. I work from a suite of evidence based psychotherapy approaches in which I am trained: EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), DBT, Mindful Self Compassion. Other approaches I’m trained in are Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic), Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic. I am grateful to bring the wisdom from clients with whom I have had the privilege to work with. My warm and intuitive presence alongside my clients, empowers them to ultimately lead the way and find what works best and resonates with their authentic self. I invite a gentle curiosity and open ended inquiry that welcomes a shift from possibility and hope to actuality. Read more
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