Acorn & Anchor Therapy Centre
For Bright & Intense,
Gifted & 2e, Anxious &
Depressed, Kids, Teens,
and Adults Too!
Clinicians with expertise in work, research, and lived experience
with those who identify with: challenges of giftedness and 2e (twice exceptional),
ADHD, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, PTSD, emotional intensities,
early existentialism, self-regulation, and issues with self-identity
self-criticism, and self-worth.
Also serving Social Work and other Clinical Professionals for therapy & clinical supervision.
Providing Business, Rental Space, Workshops, and Mentoring services to
enhance programs and professional practice.
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm:
DURING COVID we continue to offer in-person and online sessions as long as we are able to. Safety precautions are in place including: sanitized toys, sanitized seating and rooms (between sessions), masks if required, socially distant therapy rooms, and air purifiers in each session room.
Winter Fox Image Provided by
Private Artist: E. Best, 2021
Our Therapy Centre
Our experienced therapists practice using integrative approaches in a relational context. We use concepts for psycho-education such as: interpersonal neurobiology, skill building, mindfulness, CBT, as well as psychotherapy and other evidence-based clinical practice methods.
We provide therapy and counselling for those seeking support in a beautiful centre, in-person, or online using a safe, secure, PIPEDA, and PHIPA compliant platform .
Each therapist has uniques skills, world experience, and expertise that enhance their own private practice, and each works in our "team based" setting with regular peer consultation,
and clinical or peer supervision.
Our TOP speciality is work with bright and intense kids,
teens, and adults, as well as couples and families.
Our Clinical Leader and Business Owner has extensive experience working with giftedness, 2e, ADHD, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, emotional existentialism,
and issues with self-identity and self-worth.
Our practitioners offer approaches to suit our client's needs, including IFS, CBT, DBT, Art, Play, and others. See our team bios for more information.
Clinical Lead, Michelle L. Guy also provides counselling and therapy to helping professionals and clinical supervision and mentoring to students, new, and seasoned professionals.
On request: Workshops, school support, groups, and private group sessions.
At the Centre:
Michelle L. Guy, CYC, MSW, RSW
Therapy can help clients to make brain and body connections for self-regulation, understand and adapt behaviours that might impact how they feel about themselves and the world around them, and reduce danger responses in the brain (fight, flight, freeze and fawn). Therapy can lead to processing and reframing early childhood experiences in the brain, so that clients can reduce triggers of anxiety, fear and danger messages.
As Clinical Lead of Acorn and Anchor, I personally vet the therapists who practice here. Therapists have trained under my supervision, have experience as private practitioners, and/or agree to a personal supervision model to suit their needs, within my practice. Additionally, like me, therapists also practice using an integrative approach and other evidence-based methods. I have over 25 years of experience providing supervision to MSW/BSW Practitioners and students, and I continue to offer professional supervision and consultation to both.
We currently have 2 MSW student interns from University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work at the Centre. Ask about reduced fees for supervised sessions with an intern.
We've always provided both in-person and online video therapy. Online session options can be useful for busy families, those who may feel too anxious to attend at office appointments, and youth and families who do not reside in the Toronto area. Some practitioners have limited availability for both online and in-person sessions.
We are located in a shared space with, and above, Stamen and Pistil Botanicals - a beautiful and relaxing space for some "nature therapy" too! - (Offices in the North side of the store, 1562 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON).
Please contact us for more information about our services and therapists.
We also offer services to helping professionals! Take a look:
Meet Our Team
Accepting New Clients
Child, Youth, and Adult Therapist
Experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, & newcomer support. Works with "bright and intense" & ADHD.
Use of relational, integrative approach. EMAIL: infoacornandanchor.TC@gmail.com for more information!
MSW Intern, 2021 Graduating 2022
Unavailable at this time
Accepting New Clients
At the Centre, we can also provide psych-ed assessments and services to meet your needs.
We also provide educational support and guidance regarding your/your child's report to ensure clients' needs are met inside and outside of therapy.
EMAIL: infoacornandanchor.TC@gmail.com for more information!
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For information, to book a consultation, or for an appointment please email us at:
1562 Bloor St. West, Toronto