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Lisa Woolgar,

M.Ed., R.P.(Q)

I’m a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) who offers counselling to adults and youth who are grieving a major loss, facing major life decisions, struggling with anxiety, depression, addictions and/or overwhelming emotions, working through relationship challenges, and are seeking deeper balance, meaning and purpose in their lives.
Over the 5 years I’ve been counselling in private practice, the 10 years I’ve been training and working in mental health, and by walking my own path of healing, I’ve come to specialize in an approach to counselling that helps people navigate the challenges they’re facing with practical tools to access their innate healing resources.
I have a Masters in Counselling from OISE/University of Toronto (2005), advanced post-graduate training in Grief Counselling, as well as professional training in a number of methods that help people connect with their deepest values, needs and resources, including: depth psychology, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, non-violent communication, Circle process, eco-psychology and emotion-focusing techniques.
As a survivor of breast cancer and a mother, I bring to my work a deep understanding of the primary importance of nurturing self-care in our daily lives. I am also a musician and an active community volunteer with a special interest in social justice and environmental issues. I am deeply committed to anti-oppression approaches to mental health, and to supporting marginalised populations in creating systemic change.
As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), license #008144, I am covered by many insurance programs and also offer a sliding scale for those in financial need.