2022 Conference Bio: An active member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, Miriam Schacter is a graduate of CTP and has completed IFS Essentials training; 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, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada (Canadian Lung Association), University of Toronto Rehabilitation Sciences, Dancing with Parkinson's, DWP Intergenerational Dance Project, Aphasia Institute, Arthritis Society, and Baycrest, amongst others. She has facilitated presentations and co-presented workshops, including Exploring Interventions for Trauma and Attachment for the Ontario Expressive Arts Association and American Dance Therapy Association.
Miriam Schacter Registered Psychotherapist, CTP Dipl. RP, BA
To new, current and returning clients: During this mindful time, I aim to navigate the ongoing COVID safety-measures with each individual to assess if on-line, phone, in-person, or outdoor sessions are best (depending on current directives and our preferences). Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples combined with IFS approaches wait list starts June 2022.
Therapy can offer a safe and secure base for 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 resources and new ways of being to turn seemingly impossible situations, such as life transitions and trauma, into ones in which we can find dignity and harmony. In the therapeutic relationship, we can create a space where shame, fear and isolation are integrated and transformed - a space to nurture your capacity for joy in the fine balance between the strivings of the authentic self and the self-in-connection.
In our sessions we'll engage in collaborative dialogue and exchange while building upon portable skills in self-agency and resourcing.
In addition to mature conversation, we can draw from a reservoir of tools such as affect-regulation, mapping, personal and relational validation, boundary setting, parts-work, and somatic practices to create a more intimate foundation from which to explore the dynamism of life.
If you are seeking therapy, let’s talk.
Miriam Schacter is a graduate of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy and a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO). She has completed Levels 1 & 2 of trauma-informed Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems Essentials (IFS). Miriam draws from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as a practical approach to mindfulness, affect regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance as well as Non-Violent Communication for collaboratively based, conflict resolution. Her practice includes looking at experiences through a developmental or attachment-based lens, interpersonal neurobiology, and solution focused tools to inspire change. Interests include humanitarianism and ecology, mythology, dance therapy and martial arts.
Miriam's office is conveniently located at 204 St. George Street, north of Bloor St. and the St. George subway station. Free parking can be accessed via the Lowther Ave. driveway entrance, just west of St. George and Lowther.