To new, current and returning clients: During this mindful time, I aim to navigate the ongoing COVID safety-measures with each individual to asses if on-line, phone or in-person sessions are best (and depending on current lock-down directives or recommendations). I have a waitlist as of January 2021, however, new clients are welcome to email me for further information.
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. It offers tools, perspectives and new ways of being to turn seemingly impossible situations into manageable ones. Therapy also builds upon ones portable skills in self-agency, resourcing, leadership and/or arts-based and executive-based proficiencies.
For many, therapy can be exciting and fresh. It can also feel awkward or difficult in the session space or in your daily life. For example, it might be challenging to put feelings into word or touch in your personal relationships or it might feel challenging to set boundaries at work. At these times (or cross-roads) drawing upon tools such as mindfulness work and mapping techniques, body-inclusive scanning for trauma or gaps in experience, affect-regulation skills, psycho-education, integrating sensation or gesture (Sensorimotor Therapy) and Parts Work (Internal Family Systems) can help create new opportunities.
As a psychotherapist, trained in psychodynamic, trauma-informed, body-inclusive and parts-work approaches, we can build a path to nurture anew or reclaim your capacity for joy, accomplishment and personal connection — we can create a space where shame, fear, isolation and loss are held safety, integrated and transformed. Throughout our therapeutic process, I support and encourage your strivings with dignity, humanity and compassion. If you’re seeking therapy, let’s talk.
Miriam Schacter is a graduate of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy. She has completed Level 1 & 2 of trauma-informed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is familiar with DBT, EFT and IFS/parts-work. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO); her practice is influenced by developmental work, psycho-dynamic approaches, inter-personal neurobiology, the arts, martial arts, ethical humanitarianism and solution focused strategies. 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).
Bio: An active member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, Miriam Schacter is a graduate of CTP and 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 and ADTA 2020: Exploring Interventions for Trauma and Attachment.