To new, current and returning clients: During this vulnerable, challenging and mindful time, I am offering intake sessions, short-term consultations as well as regular sessions. With regard to re-opening in-person sessions, I aim to navigate the transition carefully and thoughtfully to respect each individual's concern for safety as of June 1st.
In what way are you seeking support? Some common topics include the following: Resources for stress, fear, trauma and anxiety; grounding techniques for fear-related sensations (vibrating, buzzing, numbing) or ruminating/cycling thoughts; employment change; overwhelm or shock; social isolation; depression; having emotionally connecting conversations during trying times; family/couples conflict and resolution skills; care-taking; exacerbation of previous symptoms or diagnosis; grief and mourning; fear of the unknown; enjoying the good feelings and tough days simultaneously... and so on.
To frontline medical workers: Frontline workers can access volunteered (free) therapy, by registered professionals, online via Ontario COVID-19 Therapists. Contact as needed.
Bio: An active member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, Miriam Schacter has completed Level I of body-inclusive, trauma-informed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for "Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory" as well as Level 2 training with a focus on "Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair." Miriam is also a facilitator and consultant for the University Health Network in the field of dance rehabilitation; her client list includes UHN/Heart and Stroke Foundation– Partnership for stroke recovery, Breathing as One – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada (Canadian Lung Association), University of Toronto Rehabilitation Sciences, Dancing with Parkinson's, DWP Intergenerational Dance Project, Aphasia Institute, Arthritis Society, Baycrest and so on. She has facilitated presentations and co-presented workshops, most recently with Ontario Expressive Arts Association: Exploring Interventions for Trauma and Attachment.
Miriam Schacter is a graduate of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy. She has completed Level 2 of trauma-informed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is familiar with DBT, IFS and parts-work. Miriam is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO); her practice is influenced by developmental work, inter-relational neurobiology and overlaps with influences from the arts as well as ethical humanitarianism. Miriam's office is conveniently located at 204 St. George Street, just north of Bloor St. and the St. George subway. Free parking can be accessed via the Lowther Ave (just west of St. George and Lowther).
Physical distancing practices are currently in place.
Disruptive relationships and life events can continue to have distressing effects until they are safely supported and worked through. Our collaborative dialogue can help amplify personal resources and shared sources of support as well as discover perspectives and ways of being to find relief from anxiety-producing challenges, psychological distress or trauma.
Therapy can offer a safe and secure base for important authentic reflection and connection. It’s a process that takes place in the present moment and integrates ways of thinking or behaving patterned by our past. For those returning to therapy, an integrative approach can offer a dynamic and creative way to re-consider or re-frame what could not be accessed or processed in the past. Throughout our therapeutic process, I support and encourage your strivings with dignity, humanity and compassion.
If you're seeking therapy, let's talk.