Maya is a Psychological Associate registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology (1999). She owns a small thriving private practice and has been serving KW and surrounding areas since 2008.
Maya focuses on a holistic approach to healing, including mind /body /heart and spirit. She has kept a ear in the functional medicine scene and its connection to mental health for over a decade. She understands that body health and mental health are intimately connected.
Her rich work history includes teaching psychology, working with university students having mental health issues, and working with both individuals and couples in hospital and private practice settings. She has successfully worked with over 1000 clients, having provided guidance to overcome a variety of issues.
She used a range of modalities of treatment while serving as a key facilitator at Homewood's PTSD hospitalized program. Maya has a positive reputation for her effective and compassionate work with police, military and adult civilians. In the last few years, her work has shifted away from trauma and towards integrative positive psychology.
Maya is trained in a rich variety of modalities and has extensive individual and group therapy experience. She has facilitated 100's of groups, including spontaneous dance, art therapy and guided mindfulness / meditation groups. Modalities she uses includes Mindfulness Based Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Hakomi Body Therapy, Creative Therapies, Integration work and Clinical Hypnosis.
Her goal is to help people achieve a deeper, clearer more compassionate connection with themselves. Clients find Maya very approachable and find it easy to let their guard down, get honest and start to do the work, while being held in a compassionate space.
J.R. "I highly recommend! My life improved greatly, I feel very comfortable while there. Maya is very intelligent. I look forward to continue seeing her."
S.Y. "Maya is practical yet compassionate, patient yet quickly effective in helping me understand myself & develop my skills to improve my outcomes in challenging times. With Maya I am free to be vulnerable, empowered with a broader perspective."
G.D. "Maya changed my life, she changed the way I look at things, the way I recognize my own feelings, and the way i act every day. She helped me be more kind and loving to the people around me and gave me a sense of forgiveness and wisdom that I carry with me every day."
M. M. "Maya is an amazing holistic therapist. She truly changed the way I view and prioritize life for the better and helped me transition through a difficult time. Highly recommend!"
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