Anna Marson, MA, RP, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
I believe therapy should be practical, actionable, and skills-oriented to help you get the best results and achieve positive lasting change as quickly as possible. I am an active therapist who will work collaboratively with you to help uncover your inner wisdom and resilience. I have been described as “compassionate and to the point” in my work.
“Compassionate and to the point.”
My therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy (inner child parts work), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Couple’s Therapy, and Interpersonal/Relational Psychotherapy, among other modalities. I am certified as a Kundalini Yoga Instructor and have completed extensive research and clinical work in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, which is a gentle approach that emphasizes the health benefits associated with cultivating deeper awareness in the present moment through grounding, relaxation training, meditative exercises, and mindfulness more generally.
Particular clinical areas of interest and specialization include acute and developmental trauma treatment, interpersonal neurobiology and attachment, and mind/body psychotherapeutic approaches to wellness and recovery.
I am additionally interested in diversity and culturally sensitive practices and am fortunate to have gained a great deal of experience in this area both through living abroad and practicing in Toronto –the most international city in the world!
I’m designated as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in good standing with The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University with a Specialization in Cognition and Perception. I’m currently completing my doctorate of psychology (PsyD) at California Southern University. I’ve completed more than 8000 hours of psychotherapy over the course of eight years of clinical experience in the field.
My wealth of clinical and front line experience provides me with unique expertise and practical skills not possessed by many therapists, which clients often recognize when working with me. As a clinician, at my core, I am client-centred, ethics-driven, and outcome oriented, making me determined to see you experience positive shifts quickly.
Counselling inspired by the science of neuroplasticity
Above all, my work is inspired by neuroplasticity and the potential it holds for learning and transformation in us all. What that means practically is that I provide education about human behaviour and brain functioning to help clients make sense of their experiences and see their challenges from a normalizing, non-judgmental, scientific, compassionate view. Many clients find this information to be very helpful, hopeful, and empowering, as it gives us a roadmap for resolving their issues. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey.
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Healing with your heart in mind