It is my joy and life's work to offer clinical hypnosis, coaching and integrative psychotherapy.  I believe that the role of any therapy professional is to honour the unique psycho-spiritual journey of each client.  I have spent decades studying and practicing holistic counselling and mind-body-spirit approaches to mental health treatment and services.

Fear Is At The Root of So Much Suffering

Fear can take over a person’s mind and interfere with life goals in complex and multiple ways. As I see it, people struggle with anxiety in different ways, but all fear-based life patterns and problems are rooted in a little voice (sometimes a very loud voice) that dictates trepidation over love; careful treading in life situations over happiness; and ultimately, safety over freedom.My focus in therapy and coaching is helping you heal that voice of anxiety, panic and fear.

I have made a conscious choice to live from my heart, and to help others in living from theirs. My mission is to assist you in liberating your potential (when it's been squashed by fear) and learning transformative skills for living your happiest life.

About My Private Practice Services

I provide holistic and integrative coaching and therapy services to adults, with a specialization in the following areas:

  • Anxiety, Panic and/or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Anxiety related issues including chronic stress management, self-esteem concerns, and/or ongoing difficulties with the management of impulses and habits
  • Focused life decision making
  • Trauma resolution
  • Fears and phobias

Background and Experience

I am a Master’s trained Registered Social Worker. As a Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist (C.Hyp™) Practitioner and Meditation Teacher, I have taught thousands of individuals in mindfulness, meditation, trance-work, self-hypnosis, and integrative healing approaches.

As for credentials and qualifications, I have over twenty-five years of professional experience in the mental health and psychotherapy field, and my current professional memberships include the following:

  • Registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • President, Daybreak Therapy and Training
  • Past-President, Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Ontario Division
  • Faculty and Executive Board Member, Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • CE Adjunct faculty, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
  • Founder, International Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy (C.Hyp™) Program
  • Founder, Break The Worry Trance™ Coaching Program
  • Professional Member, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
  • Professional Member, International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
  • Author, Breaking The Worry Trance

In addition, I regularly upgrade my skills through ongoing study and professional development. I have received extensive training in mindfulness based psychotherapy, Ericksonian and clinical hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other forms of counselling and holistic interventions.

You can read about my more personal background here.

Location & Service Approach

My office is located  in Markham, Ontario (Hwy.7 and 404). Online appointments are available for those unable to meet in person.

My approach to therapy or coaching is an integrative one, blending evidence-based counselling approaches (primarily CBT, mindfulness-based and solution-focused brief counselling) with holistic interventions.  Depending on client needs, sessions may incorporate clinical hypnosis, meditative explorations of core beliefs, and may also involve client-centred energy medicine techniques.

Hypnosis is a highly effective complementary therapy in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma and chronic pain.  For this reason, hypnotherapy and trance-work are often employed with leading edge psychotherapy approaches to healing, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (E/RP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Structure of Session and Fees

Sessions are 90 minutes long, and include a recording of your individualized hypnosis or meditation for continued practice of transformational mind-set work.

Fee:  $200 per session.  Special programming/Coaching packages are also available.  There is no tax added since Social Work services are HST exempt.

Payment is required at time of booking.  A minimum cancellation notice of 48 hours is required for refund.

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May love light your path,

Karen xoxo