My Approach & Qualifications
Hi, my name is Joanna Tonken and I am a therapist-in-training. I respect that each of us has an innate wealth of wisdom. It may not feel this way but you are the master of your own experience and the narrator of your story. I work with my clients to recognize and accept the many parts of themselves, and to integrate those parts with compassion. By taking ownership of their stories, my clients feel empowered to move forward freely.
Therapeutic interventions are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. The main modalities we may explore include: Mindful-Based Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With my training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, I use an integrative approach to therapy that recognizes the mind-body-spirit connection which can be helpful to create a balanced future.
Education & Associations:
McGill University, 2012
Transformational Arts College, 2020
Healing Therapy Alliance, 2020
As someone who has been on the receiving end of therapy, I understand and empathize with the hesitations some people have when they approach counselling for the first time. Whether it is your first time or you are just looking to change things up, I use this awareness to greet you and welcome any questions you may have.