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Meet Angela

My Journey

Becoming Gentle and Brave

I realized my passion for working as a therapist while living and working with a diverse range of people in Azerbaijan, the Republic of Georgia, and Canada who were experiencing pain, trauma, and loneliness. Doing life with people of different cultures, ethnicities, languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds gave me a richer perspective of the world and instilled a posture of humility, gentleness, and non-judgment when speaking with others. I left my decade in Central Asia with a desire to help oppressed, marginalized, and hurting people by entering into the field of psychotherapy. Returning to Canada, I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Because I have also been a client myself, I know how important it is for you to feel empathy, trust, safety, and collaboration from your therapist. I will work with you to understand your unique needs, goals, and challenges. Whether you're looking to heal from past traumas, improve your relationships, or overcome limiting beliefs, I'm here to offer support, guidance, and evidence-based strategies to help you create lasting change. I am a trauma-informed therapist using a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

My Education

Yorkville University,
MA in Counselling Psychology

Trent University,
BA, English Literature

Trauma Institute International,Certified Trauma Specialist

Credentials:

 

Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist | CRPO | Jun 2022 | ID# 12623

Certified Canadian Counsellor

Certified Canadian Counsellor| CCPA | Aug 2023 | ID# 11243794

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist- individual | Trauma Institute International | May 2023

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): 4 ­Day Intensive Certification Training Course

Dr. Lane Peterson | Jun 2023

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm

Dr. John and Dr. Julie Gottman |Aug 2023

2­ Day Advanced Workshop: Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Dr. Frank Anderson |Nov 2023

EMDR & Parts Work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing

Dr. Arielle Schwartz |Apr 2024

Individual and Group Supervision from IFS certified therapists and IFS institute PAs

Aug 2023 - Present

LivingWorks Start (Recognizing and engaging safely with thoughts of suicide)

Living Works Education |Sep 2022

Self-Havening: New Opportunities for Healing Trauma and Building Resilience with Neuroplasticity

Dr. Kate Truitt |Nov 2022

MY ART

An unexpected gift

The COVID-19 pandemic may have taken a lot from us, but for me, it provided an unexpected gift. As stay-at-home orders stretched from weeks into months, I found myself living in the Republic of Georgia with a lot of time on my hands. So, I decided to explore my artistic side and took up watercolour painting with ink. As someone who has always enjoyed creating, this new platform allowed me to slow down and practice mindfulness. My watercolour art is simplistic, whimsical, and often features nature. I began turning these little creations into cards for my family and friends, and eventually, I started taking commissioned projects. When I founded Gentle and Brave Therapy, I knew I wanted to incorporate my love of art into my work as a way to reflect a personal part of me.

Get in touch

Please reach out with any questions.
I always do my very best to reply within 24 hours.

Virtual Practice | Canada

Location

hello@gentleandbrave.ca

Email

(343) 305-1992

Call

CRPO #12623
CCPA #11243794

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