Meet Magda I'm the therapist for you if: You're looking to create intentional and authentic relationships with yourself and others You're looking for a validating and compassionate guide through challenging life events You're looking for a therapist with shared lived experiences, who is non-judgemental and open-minded You would like to feel seen and heard as you are guided through the exploration of your inner world Session Types: Individual Therapy, Relationship Therapy Availability: Virtual & In-Person Specialties: 2SLGBTQIA+ Experiences, Anxiety, Depression, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Grief and Loss, Life Transition, Self-Esteem, Suicidal Thoughts Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centred Approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Trauma Informed Favorite Resources: Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy by Jessica Fern (Book) The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for managing Open Relationships by Kathy Labriola (Book) The Gottman Institute (Website) Magda's Bio Education: Magda obtained her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She previously completed her Honours Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Psychology at the University of Toronto in Mississauga. Magda is currently a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) under the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Therapeutic Style and Approach: Magda believes that the client is the expert of their own life. Using a client-centred approach, she aims to meet the client where they are and guides them through their challenges. Magda’s conversational and collaborative style offers a comfortable space to explore presenting concerns while offering validation and acceptance of experiences. Her curiosity encourages the challenging of thought and behaviour to promote change. Through a combination of Narrative and Solution Focused modalities, Magda’s individual sessions allow for clients’ stories to be explored and be built upon to reflect resilience. Informed by the Gottman Method and Emotion-Focused Therapy, Magda’s relationship sessions help guide clients towards improved communication and a shared understanding of each other’s relational beliefs and values to promote bonding and conflict resolution. As a queer, polyamorous, and sex and kink positive therapist, Magda has an interest in supporting clients in exploring their identities and developing intentional and aligned relationships. Personal: When she is not in office, Magda is found spending quality time with loved ones, swing dancing, breaking a sweat at the local Crossfit gym, getting lost in a good book, and trying not to get lost on a hike with her dog. Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).