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!

Blair Wilson: BSW, MSW, RSSW, RSW

Booking: Mondays Weekly

Over the past decade, I have dedicated myself to supporting people and communities to heal from the trauma and emotional injury that stems from their experiences of interpersonal violence (e.g. bullying, ridicule, discrimination, abuse, etc.) Journeying alongside people as they explore, unpack, and making meaning of these experiences has been a deep honour for personally, professionally, and spiritually.

I have extensive experience counselling people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and or trauma-related concerns. I am trained in various therapeutic approaches such as:

  • Integrated & Experiential Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (IX-CBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

I am currently a counsellor in the Student Wellness Centre and a Ph.D. student in Social Work at McMaster University. I completed my Bachelor and Master of Social Work at York University in 2011. Much of my academic work has centred on LGBTTI2Q+ communities, resilience, shamanic approaches to practice, and transpersonal psychology.

Please visit: https://www.bwilsonsocialwork.org  to learn more!

I offer individual sessions for $110 per session on Mondays weekly.

Email: wilson.blair@bwilsonsocialwork.org

Call: (905) 657-9210 x101

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

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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