Therapeutic Sessions

Welcome to the Therapeutic Space at Circle Studios

At Circle Studios we believe in creativity of all kinds. We believe when two people who connect authentically in a counseling or coaching role come together in a session, magic happens.

We encourage making creative expression part of your healing journey and offer a variety of supportive professionals in a confidential environment to create a plan tailored to your needs!

 

Book an Appointment Here with One of our Team Members:

Art Therapists, Social Workers, Life and Business Coaching.

You can contact the individual therapist for bookings or complete your booking online below.

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual arts as a major expressive modality within the therapy space. In this confidential and creative space, the client expresses their emotions artistically and verbally, allowing for a unique means of exploring ones thoughts and feelings.

Art therapy is both an internal experience, allowing for introspection through art making, but it also enhances the externalization of emotion. Through the use of symbolism and metaphor, emotions and experiences become living entities which can then be interacted with. Artistic expression can be helpful for expressing emotions which are difficult to verbalize.

Art therapy is beneficial for all ages, and is used to enhance the quality of life for people living with (but not limited to): anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, addictions, grief and bereavement, trauma, among others. One does not need any experience with art to benefit from art therapy; the process of creation is far more important than the product.

Contact our art therapist to begin your creative journey!

What is Counselling?

Counselling helps you use your own strengths and resources to face the challenges that you may be experiencing in your life. Our counsellors can assist people who have encountered trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationships, self-esteem, or any other difficulty preventing you from living a fulfilled life.

Counsellors can work with you to set goals for personal growth, address the hurt you have experienced, and expand your coping skills for emotional, mental, and spiritual well being. Our counsellors use a trauma-informed approach, mindfulness, and arts-based activities to help children, youth, and adults.

In counselling sessions you can expect emotional support, education, and artistic interventions. Each client will have their own wellness plan according to their individual needs and goals.

Contact us to book an appointment today!

 

What is Coaching All About?

Coaching isn’t about giving you advice on how you should or shouldn’t live. You have all the answers within you.

However, hearing this answers, or getting to know who you really are, and what you really want in life, is not always possible on your own. And here the role of coaching begins.

You are the expert in your life – the coach is the expert in the process of helping you to achieve whatever you desire in the essential areas of your life.

Here at Circle Studios you will receive a holistic approach to coaching, as every domain of your life (personal, business, relationships, etc.) affects each other.

Through coaching you will discover the way to live a happy life and to realize your wildest dreams. And now Life is too short to postpone it for tomorrow.

The time for change is today.

 
Let’s create the life you deserve and desire!

Meet the Team!

Rebecca Feuernstein: Registered Social Worker

Booking: Mondays Weekly

I am passionate about working with individuals to integrate their mental wellness and everyday life in order to obtain sustainable improvements, particularly those facing difficulty after experiencing trauma or loss.

My work is client centered using a strength based approach through a trauma focused lens. I believe in adjusting sessions to meet the individual needs and goals of my clients.

My education background includes a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Alma College and a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. I am a Registered Social Worker and a professional member of the Ontario College of Social Workers. I am also a Trauma Focused Informed Clinician Candidate.

I have over 10 years of experience working with children and families during some of the most challenging times in their lives and strive to assist them in developing their skills to find and maintain calm. Please visit: www.peacefulpathwayscounselling.com to learn more!

I offer individual and family sessions for $115 per session on Mondays weekly.

Email: rebecca@peacefulpathwayscounselling.com

Call: 289-684-1175

Brittany Madigan: Registered Social Worker

Booking: Tuesdays Weekly

As a counsellor I help youth and adults through a range of mental health issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, and self esteem. I see people in a holistic way that considers the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of their being. I love to incorporate many art-based activities in my work.

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. I have 7 years of experience in the field of social work and hold certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Trauma Counselling. I am also a candidate to be a Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner.

I identify as Mohawk of Kahnawake and Canadian. I am a provider through Non-Insured Health Benefits for individuals with Aboriginal status, as well as a provider through the Victim Quick Response Program. Coverage may also be available through your work benefits. Otherwise, sessions are $110 for one hour and take place on Tuesdays.

In my spare time I enjoy fitness, painting, music, reading, and spending time with my horse and two dogs. Please read more about me on my website: www.brittanymadigan.ca

Feel free to contact me with any questions: brittany.a.madigan@gmail.com or 289-775-6339 (texting welcome). Looking forward to meeting you!

Anna Kaminska, PhD

Booking: Wednesdays weekly

I am an Executive & Leadership Coach for Women, Psychologist, University Teacher of Social Skills and a Personal Growth Expert in a Radio Show.

As a former attorney with over ten years of experience in construction works law and litigation, I understand the business women’s needs and gripes like no one else. Such a business background – in a male-dominated environment – is a strong support for my mentoring and business coaching practice today.

For many years I was looking for an answer to the question: why is this glass ceiling blocking me and how can I break it? And I found it. As a result, I created my own professional development and personal transformation program exclusively designed for seasoned businesswomen: BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING.

My mission today is to help YOU to reach the top and to become a powerful woman, new-generation LEADER. With my support, you will soon find out your “glass ceiling” is nothing more than an illusion.

Find more details about me and my Premium Coaching Program here: breakingtheglassceiling.coach

I invite you cordially to the first complimentary 30 minutes coaching session. I will answer all your questions and acquaint you with my program and philosophy of work.

Payment is by cash or e-transfer to: anna@kaminska.coach

Emily Whelan: Art Therapist

Booking: Thursday + Fridays weekly

I acquired my post graduate diploma of art therapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and am continuing my studies currently at Wilfred Laurier University, working towards my masters of psychotherapy and spirituality. I have professional membership with the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), and am working towards becoming a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have experience with both group and one on one art therapy, working with varying populations, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. This includes: working in addictions in a residential setting, with homeless populations in an open art studio, in a hospice setting working through anticipatory grief and bereavement, those who are caregivers, the newly diagnosed, as well as in a hospital working in the long term care unit as well as with palliative care patients. Many clients have had concurrent mental health diagnosis such as anxiety and depression.

Through these experiences I have helped others explore their thoughts and feelings within a safe, welcoming and creative environment. I use art as a means to understand the relationship between emotions and actions, in order to recognize patterns, and gain clarity. This has lead to increased motivation for self-improvement in clients, as well empowerment in the ownership of their stories and how to continuously grow from experience and knowledge. The art therapy space is amazing in it’s explorative potential, and can help others to work through tough emotions in order to gain a larger understanding through processing in a safe way. I love to engage with this profession, and am continuously learning about the best practices and evolving approaches within this dynamic field.
I practice through a trauma informed, anti-oppressive framework; all sessions are goal oriented and client-centred, working towards solutions in a transparent experience. I have experience utilizing CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness with clients, and have a specialized certificate in motivational interviewing.

Please visit my website to learn more about myself and art therapy! www.easttowestarttherapy.com

I offer individual and group art therapy for $90 per session on Thursdays and Fridays

Payment is by cash or e-transfer to: emilytwhelan444@gmail.com

I look forward to creating and learning with you!

FAIZA BHATTI: REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST (QUALIFYING)

on Sundays Weekly

I am rooted in the belief that resiliency cannot be taught, it comes from within and everyone has access to it. I indulge in the philosophy that change is always possible; sometimes, we just need the right direction and the appropriate tools to make it happen. Individuals are a product of their environment so I encourage and work with aspects of holistic healing.

As a Psychotherapist, I work with children and families with concepts of Play and Family Therapy to work through a range of mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, attachment, grief, family/relationship breakdowns (i.e. parental divorce), child sexual abuse, physical/emotional child abuse, bullying, self-harm, and suicide. Regardless of who I work with, I always have a basic foundation of person centered approach as a way to begin a relationship and create a foundation of trust and empathy. I have worked extensively with concepts of general Expressive Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy, and general CBT. I include art and play as basic aspects of healing. I have also worked with families (parents/guardians, and siblings) on attachment themes noticed during play; allowing for more holistic healing. Parents are often invited into the room to play with their children. Concepts of Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) or Filial Play are included and applied.

I graduated from Adler University with a Master in Counselling Psychology in April 2015. I worked with the Ministry of Child and Family Development- Child and Youth Mental Health in Delta, British Columbia as a Clinical Counsellor, prior to coming to Ontario. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, registration number: 006994.

I offer a complimentary 30 minute intake session as an introduction to my services and for a better understanding of what you are looking for. Child and/or family therapy ­.

Please contact me by Phone: 416-577-1355 or Email: Faiza.bhatti16@gmail.com

SARA CUNEO: REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

on Sundays Weekly

Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible. –Mandy Hale

I am a social worker who is passionate about supporting individuals to achieve a healing of the mind, body and spirit.

My primary goal in meeting with people is to work collaboratively with them in order to understand what their hopes are for counselling.  I tailor the counselling modalities I use so they are as unique as the individual. And in all the work that I do, I am an anti oppressive, holistic, trauma-informed practitioner.

My education includes a graduate degree in Social Work from York University (2011) and an Ontario College Diploma from the Assaulted Women and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate program at George Brown College (2014). I also hold a certificate in Solution Focused Counselling from the University of Toronto. I have pursued specialized training in the field of trauma therapy and integrate mindfulness-based practices into my trauma work. I am a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (ID 819214).

Social work has taken me from Ontario, all the way to the Northwest Territories and back again. I have worked with youth and adults in residential treatment, school based settings and the violence against women sector who are experiencing multigenerational trauma, interpersonal violence, loss, self injury, substance use and who are contemplating ending their lives. What I see in looking at the individuals I have been so blessed to work with is profound grit, determination and resiliency in the face of great odds.

I am so excited to partner with Circle Studios and am booking for 50 min individual sessions on Sundays weekly.

I offer free 30-minute initial consultations in person or by phone in order to provide more information about what you can expect and to make sure we are a good fit.

I charge $100/session. Payment is available by cash or credit card. Please inquire as to coverage information.

I would love to speak with you and can be reached at info@saracuneo.ca or 289-808-3574 (texting welcome).

For more information please visit www.saracuneo.ca.

Please send the Therapy Team a message!

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