Anna Marson, MA, RP, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Naturally psychologically-minded, I have always been insightful, compassionate, and drawn to helping others. Possessing a strong social consciousness, I have felt impelled to instigate positive change and promote wellness on individual and community levels. Realizing the transformative power in forming authentic connections with others, I am continuously inspired and honoured to do such meaningful work.
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.
“Compassionate and to the point.”
My wealth of clinical and front line experience provides me with unique expertise and practical skills not possessed by most 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
I believe that therapy should be practical, actionable, and skills-oriented to help you get the best results and achieve positive lasting change as quickly as possible. As a client-centered therapist, I value and integrate each client’s preferences and goals in the therapy process. My approach has been described as “compassionate and to the point.”
I am trauma-informed and have received specialized training in trauma treatment. My therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, 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 others. I am certified as a Kundalini yoga instructor and have also completed extensive research and clinical work with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, which is a gentle practice that emphasizes the health benefits associated with cultivating deeper awareness in the present moment through grounding, relaxation training, meditative exercises, and mindfulness more generally.
I have a special interest 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!
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, understand their origins, and see their challenges from a normalizing, compassionate view. Many clients find this information to be very helpful, hopeful, and empowering, as it gives us a roadmap for resolving their issues. Overall, I am continually inspired by the transformation and resilience I witness in clients each day, which is why I’m passionate about the work I do. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey.
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Healing with your heart in mind