affordable therapy - brampton, ON
MA, RP, CCC
Hello, my name is Sheffy and I'm a Psychotherapist. I'm so glad that you're taking a step towards improving your mental health. It's a privilege to be listed with all these wonderful folks on this page and like others, I enjoy working with people and supporting them on their wellness journey. I offer individual therapy to clients 12 years and up.
You can expect me to be open, non-judgmental and compassionate during our sessions. I value your courage to engage in therapy and it is of utmost important to me to ensure that you feel safe and supported. I believe you are the expert in your life and that my role is to help you draw on your strengths to navigate difficult and challenging situations. During our initial sessions, we will collaborate on creating goals for therapy and I will tailor my approach unique to your needs. Many times, I will share skills and strategies that have been researched and shown to be effective in coping with the concerns you present with.
I have worked in many mental health settings in the past in various helping roles. I have also witnessed the journey of countless individuals who struggled with concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationships, stress, trauma, abuse, etc. I use an integrative approach which means that I draw on elements of CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness and many other therapy modalities. In addition, I embed a culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed lens to capture a holistic view of your concerns. I invite you to contact me via phone or email listed in the left pane. I look forward to hearing your story.
Also, check out my mental health advocacy blog on Instagram/Facebook: @mindovermatterpsy
Samantha I. Samuels, MEd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
As we journey through life, unfair things happen. The painful memories create a sense of burden and influence future expectations. While we can't change the past, it is under our control to change the way we look at what happened. As challenging events and relationships unfold, we can control how we respond. We do this by becoming more aware of automatic negative reactions and replacing them with healthier thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My goal as a Psychotherapist is to help you identify and transcend elements of your life story that keep you trapped in a cycle where the same types of people and situations continually recur.
The first step in healing is recognition that your past may be influencing you in ways that you may not even understand. You may have self-limiting beliefs and feel that you are "stuck." Regardless of what happened, it is never too late to let go of your suffering, to transform your life and embrace a future filled with things that seem out of reach.
Special interests include emotional difficulties due to: mood disorders, abuse, untreated trauma, racialized trauma, academic/career/workplace issues, chronic illness, disabilities, discrimination, oppression and legal system involvement. It is my role to create a safe space for you to begin the transformative process of rising like a phoenix from the ashes.
Modalities utilized in session:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
With consideration to intersectionality and how our different identities shape our experiences, I approach client work with an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and strengths-based framework.
I invite you to begin your journey of healing today. Please contact me to set up a free 20-30 minute consultation to see how we can best work together. Select services may be covered by insurance and employee wellness plans.
Cash or e-transfer accepted. I will provide a receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.