“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: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
DURING CO-VID 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.
Our experienced therapists use relational approaches using interpersonal neurobiology, skill building, and an integrative practice. We provide therapy and counselling for bright and intense kids, teens, and adults, as well as couples and families.
Our group of therapists have extensive experience working with giftedness, 2e, ADHD, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, emotional existentialism, and issues with self-identity and self-worth. We can provide therapy and counselling using in-person (with precautions for Covid), or online sessions.
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.
On request: Workshops, school support, groups, and private group sessions.
A word about therapy:
Michelle L. Guy, CYC, MSW, RSW
Call for a free telephone consult: 647-478-7800
Click on the CHAT to request information!
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 and Director of Acorn and Anchor, I work alongside personally vetted therapists, some who have trained under my supervision as private practitioners and who also practice using an integrative approach and other evidence-based methods.
Our team also includes practicum interns under clinical supervision including MSW students from FIFSW at University of Toronto. 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.
We are located in a shared space with 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.
Meet Our Team
MSW Intern, Graduating 2021
We have new therapists and interns joining us in 2021!
MSW Intern, Supervised by Michelle L. Guy
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