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 is an important kind of conversation that aims to help you make the best use of your wisdom and experiences. It offers tools, perspectives and new ways of being to turn seemingly impossible situations into manageable ones. As a psychotherapist, trained in psychodynamic, trauma-informed, body-inclusive and parts-work approaches, my style aims to help you nurture a better understanding of your past, your relationships with others and your present sense of self.
Therapy can feel exciting and fresh... and simultaneously awkward and hard. For some clients, it can feel challenging to put experiences or feelings into word... this is where mindfulness, reflection of patterns, mapping techniques, affect-regulation skills (sensorimotor), an articulation of experienced sensation or gesture and self-parts work (IFS) can help. For others, therapy builds upon your already well established leadership skills and arts-based or executive-based proficiencies.
However we begin, working together, 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.
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 practical or 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.