New ways to grow and manage those difficulties that come as a surprise and even those that have been with you for a long time.
There are many misconceptions about happiness. Even during the most difficult times in our lives, happiness can be a part of our experience. We often need to simply learn how to open ourselves to this possibility.
When stressful life events either happen in unexpected ways or build up over time, our ability to cope can weaken. It can be difficult to do the things we know we need to do to live a healthy and productive life. We can avoid or push away all sorts of tasks in the hope that we will be able to do it tomorrow, next week or just later. Ways to improve productivity can be one of the best ways to start feeling better about ourselves and our ability to be happy.
When we feel overwhelmed or unable to cope, we forget how to play in our daily life. We lose our ability to be creative. We can get stuck on the tread mill of life or become exhausted to take on life’s challenges. Psychotherapy helps you find the emotional and mental space to learn how to play in your life, even in times of difficulty.
Mindfulness offers a unique way of working with our experience even if it is unpleasant. Mindfulness has been gaining popularity simply because it is a set of skills that are underused and misunderstood. Since there is evidence to support the benefits of Mindfulness for mental health and wellbeing, this may be some of the work you will want to do at Kirana Psychotherapy.
We use evidenced based practices such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Based Therapies to help you build on your existing strengths.
We work with people who are primarily coping with High Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Pain and Substance Use.
Supervision is for health care providers who are looking to thrive in their careers while they continue to help others.
Psychotherapy education is an essential way for people to make adjustments to clinical practice. Training in Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health and Concurrent Disorders are key areas that have been developed that can help your teams grow on their professional journey.
Starting a new clinic, or enhancing what your team already does? Kirana Psychotherapy can provide guidance to build an effective and successful place of work.
We strive to ensure your privacy and confidentiality. We will work with you to find ways for you to feel safe and supported through your journey including managing any concerns you might have coming to the office.
We will be asking for you to give us and yourself feedback though the process as this helps you see how things are changing in your life in the ways you believe will be most helpful.
Let us know if you have any questions or would like more information about our practices, hours of operation, or how we can support you in learning the skills to begin to feel better.
Kirstin has worked in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for 20 years. She currently provides psychotherapy, education and consultation for Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use, Workplace and Trauma related disorders. She has worked as a Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, Supervisor, Educator and Program Planner and has facilitated innovative projects related to chronic pain, depression, anxiety, older persons, smoking and other addictions. Kirstin provides specialized services to health care providers including physicians and has published book chapters on clinical supervision as well as mindfulness and social work.
Lee has over 35 years of experience as a psychiatrist working with children, adolescents, adults, groups and families, and has been integrating mindfulness into her therapeutic work over the past 15 years. Lee will soon be running workshops at Kirana Psychotherapy looking to help caregivers and health care providers who are at risk for burnout.
Kate has been a leading voice for psychotherapy and mindfulness in Toronto for 20 years. She began leading Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups within the Mood and Anxiety Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She has been an enthusiastic leader of continuing education through her career, and has been a long standing mindfulness trainer to professionals. Currently she leads MBSR groups for newcomers in the community and includes mindfulness practice in individual therapy. Kate is a social worker with a psychotherapy practice located in Toronto, specializing in working in symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Steven is a leading expert in the integration of mindfulness with cognitive-behavioural training. He holds a Master’s degree from Oxford University in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), as well as a medical degree and psychiatric specialty from the University of Toronto. He runs a clinical, educational and research program in mindfulness-based approaches at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (University of Toronto), where he is the Director of Continuing Mental Health Education, and Head of Mindfulness-Based Interventions and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He has a particular focus on wellness promotion, and leads innovative educational and professional development workshops in a variety of settings. Steven also provides education services for Kiana Psychotherapy. Please contact us for more information.
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