Good-bye waiting list, hello new therapists!

A big thank you to the parents that have been calling for therapy for their teens and have had to be patient about the fact that we have a waiting list right now.

We are thrilled to be adding these two new therapists to our team who will be starting mid-April:

Marlie Standen, MSW, RSW3

Marlie Standen

Marlie believes that while adolescence can be a challenging and difficult time, it is also a time of creativity, self-discovery and personal growth- this is why she loves working with teens.  She uses a diverse therapeutic approach to best meet the needs of the unique individuals she works with. Personally, nature, physical activity and mindfulness play major roles in my life and contribute to my overall well-being. As Brené Brown says, “owning our stories and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do”.  She’s passionate about working with people through the brave process of owning their own stories and developing love and compassion for themselves along the way.

Erin O'Rourke2

Erin O’Rourke

Erin began her career in education, teaching with the Calgary Board for ten years before making the move to Toronto in 2017. In that time, Erin focused her work in special-education settings, from gifted programs to school and hospital-based mental health programs. Along with counselling, Erin now teaches with the Toronto District School Board, specializing in programming for at-risk learners. Erin has worked with a wide range of youth over her career, and focuses her counselling around supporting young people whose school success has been impacted by mental health challenges.


Emotionally Focused Family Therapy training event

I’m delighted to announced that Wendy Gage and I are coordinating an Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) training event for two days in June.

Here are some details…

Trainer:  Gail PalmerGail PalmerGail Palmer is a well-known and respected trainer in the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) community.  She is the primary trainer for both couple and family therapists in Ontario.  She also trains therapists internationally.  Gail is also Sue Johnson’s (author of Hold Me Tight and Love Sense) right-hand person in The Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

Location:  Leonard Hall @ Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 5 Hoskin Ave.

Dates and times:  June 10th & 11th, 2016 from 9am to 4:45pm

For flyer and/or registration form:  email me at

Please pass on the word to GP Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social workers, Mental Health Practitioners, Community Workers, Teachers, Youth Workers, Pastors, etc.