Therapeutic Sessions


Connect with our team of coaches + mental health professionals

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, Psychotherapy + Registered Dietitian

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

Meet the Team!

ART THERAPY

art therapy

CARLY LEYBURNE
DTATI

My approach is trauma-informed, mindfulness-based, and always focused on you, the client. I work with those who have anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, social anxiety, sensory disorders, and workplace and academic stress. I offer affirmative support for those within the LGBTQ2+ community and their families, and for anyone who is looking to expand their creativity.

Talking about our problems can be tough. You may find that when making art, your words flow more easily, and you are able to speak more authentically about what you’re going through. I look forward to connecting to see how art therapy may work for you!

Wednesdays

ART THERAPY

We are all inherently creative beings, yet in our busy lives, we rarely give ourselves the time to honour this part of ourselves. Art therapy gives us the space to awaken the power of creativity that is already inside of us. When we make art, we are able to truly see ourselves, which leads to transformation and healing. This is the magic of art therapy. You don’t need to be an artist, you need only be yourself! Art therapy is wonderful for adults, teens, and children alike.

To book an appointment, or a free 15-minute consultation, please email me at cleyburne@gmail.com, or call or text at 514-434-8245. Consultations can be done over phone, email, or in person.

Appointment types:

Free 15 minute Art Therapy Consultation

Cost: $80 per session

Individual Adult Art Therapy – 60 minutes
In art therapy, you will be invited to share about what is going on for you through a combination of both talking and art making. You may choose to use the art however you wish, and I am here for you as a guide and witness to your journey.

Individual Teen Art Therapy – 60 minutes
Sometimes it can be hard to talk to others about what is going on for you. In art therapy, you can talk as much or as little as you like. You may find it is a great way to express your inner emotions, and I will be there to support you along the way.

Individual Child Art Therapy – 60 minutes
Sometimes it can be hard for your child to talk about what is going on for them. In art therapy, they can talk as much or as little as they like. They may find it is a great way to express their inner emotions, and I will be there to support them along the way.

Contact Info:
cleyburne@gmail.com
514-434-8245 (text preferred)

SOCIAL WORK

mental health counselling

Emma Griffiths
Registered Social Worker

My passion as a counsellor is helping youth and adults build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I take a trauma informed and intersectional approach and practice harm reduction wherever possible. I use an eclectic set of therapeutic tools, drawing on multiple modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and strengths-based approaches.

Thursdays

Mental Heath Counselling

Counselling can be a useful process for many people. I work with youth and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, self harm and suicidal feelings. Drawing on my professional and personal experiences, I am excited about helping people build resilience, build or rebuild relationships (including polyamory and ethical non-monogamy), exploring LGBTQ+ identities or learning how to support a loved one exploring these issues, and breaking down cultural messages to encourage body positivity and self-love. I have a BSW and an MSW degree and am a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I’m a queer person raising two queer kids with my chosen family in downtown Hamilton. In my spare time, I enjoy being a huge nerd about pop culture, crafting things for the people I love, and listening to true crime and science podcasts.

I am available on Thursdays, typically between 10-5. If you need to meet at an earlier or later time, please contact me directly and I will try to accommodate your needs.

I provide 50 minute sessions at a rate of $100 per session for individuals at $120 per session for couples. It is important to me that counselling be accessible to everyone, so if finances are a barrier, please contact me directly and we can explore different options.

You may be able to submit your receipt for reimbursement by your insurance provider. Please check your benefits coverage to see if counselling through a Registered Social Worker is covered.

I accept payment via cash or e-transfer to: emmagriffithscounselling@gmail.com.

You can contact me via email at emmagriffithscounselling@gmail.com, or at 289 799 3275 (texting welcome). Visit my website at www.emmagriffithscounselling.com

DIET + NUTRITION COUNSELLING

nutrition therapy

Monika Urbanski
Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor

Having originally attended Medical School at the University of Western Ontario, I made a few pivots in my career.

After completing a Master’s degree (and 1 year of a PhD) in Classics, I returned to the health field and ultimately received my training in dietetics through the University of British Columbia. Over the past 6 years I have worked locally as part of a family health team.

As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I can help you identify your needs, find your diet pattern of best fit, and guide you through the mindset changes and habit building process that enables sustainable lifestyle health improvement.

FREE WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
Take advantage of free virtual nutrition counselling sessions with Monika on Wednesdays – please book below

FRIDAYS

NUTRITIONAL HEALTH

Greetings! I am here to support you in your eating habits, food choices, and nutritional health. I have thousands of hours of experience counselling on nutrition for health and specific health conditions, and coaching people through the process of making stable diet and habit shifts. Choosing what to eat involves more than identifying one or several superfoods — nutritional science is murky and dieting messaging is contradictory. More importantly, the human experience determines much more about how and what we eat than knowledge does. I can help you sift through the knowns and unknowns of nutrition, coach you to follow a specific diet pattern, and/or guide you through the process of Intuitive Eating.

Intuitive Eating helps us to pursue Health at Every Size. With Intuitive Eating, we put weight on the back burner to focus on the deeper underlying issues governing our food relationships and destabilizing habits, and on kindling the motivation for optimal health through authentic self-care NOW, not when we reach a specific shape or size. Intuitive Eating also helps us to pursue a state of flow in all aspects of our lives and to learn and respond to innate and intrinsic eating triggers vs applying generic food rules that may be well intended, but often chafing and impermanent.

Focus areas include:
– Intuitive or Mindful Eating
– Plant-based diet patterns
– Mediterranean diet patterns
– Food, mood, and mental health
– Intermittent Fasting
– Emotional/Mindless Eating
– Binge Eating or disordered eating tendencies
– Nutritional deficiencies

I am available to meet at Circle Studios Every Friday, usually between 10-5.
 

Appointment Types:

Complimentary Meet & Greet (Free): 15 minutes

Schedule a 15-minute chat or drop by the therapy room if my door’s open.

Initial Sessions ($125): 75 minutes
We explore current habits, patterns, and challenges and we decide on the best approach and a plan of action.

Follow-up Sessions ($120/hr): 30-60 minutes depending on frequency and complexity.
We review goals and experiences since the last session, discuss solutions to new issues, and choose next steps.

GROUP CLASSES will be offered on specific topics of interest periodically.

 

Billing Details

I offer direct billing for the majority of insurance providers. Otherwise, I accept payment upfront via secure, online invoicing that is powered by Stripe. After booking, clients receive an invoice with the option to click and pay, followed by an emailed receipt. Automatic, recurring payments can also be set up for regular visits. Cash and Cheque are accepted as well.

Find helpful information and tips on my website: www.nutritionrealized.com
Follow me on twitter here
Email me at monika@nutritionrealized.com
Phone or text: 905-347-1384 (I prefer website or email communication first)

PSYCHOTHERAPY

psychotherapy

Maria Huerta
Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Trauma Assessor

I worked in the school system in all levels providing counselling services. During the last 14 years, I have provided counselling services to the Native community in Toronto.

My goal as a mental health professional is to work with you to identify your needs and explore ways to achieve balance. I am thrilled to be part of Circle Studios and start offering my services in the City of Hamilton.

My qualifications:
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario
Certified Trauma assessor
B.A. in Psychology
M.A. Education Univ. of Zacatecas, Mexico
Addictions Care-Worker Certificate from Mc Master University

SATURDAYS 9am-5pm

PSYCHOTHERAPY

I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to enhance their well-being and achieve their life goals and dreams. I am a caring and experienced psychotherapist with over 20 years of practice in the mental health field.

Areas of intervention for all ages:
Family violence
Trauma related symptoms
Anxiety, Depression, Stress management
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Suicide prevention
Addictions,
Additional services:
Grief and loss
Attachment disruptions
Cognitive and developmental difficulties
Life changes (divorce, work)

Fees per service:

SERVICE FEE DURATION
Free consult $0.00 15 minutes
Individual, couple, family initial session $120.00 50 minutes
Individual, couple, family follow-up session $120.00 50 Minutes
Professional consultation $110.00 50 minutes
Psychosocial Assessment $150.00 90 minutes
Trauma Assessment Initial $120 then $110 50 minutes per session
Written Reports $250.00 Varies

Method of Payment:
You can pay cash or by e-transfer to huertamaria97@yahoo.ca
How to reach me:
289-439-2938 (Text or call)
huertamaria97@yahoo.ca

Note: I also offer sessions in Spanish

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

cognitive behaviour therapy

Aven Lugh Armstrong-Sutton
M.S.W, Ph.D.c, R.S.W.

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.

SUNDAYS

THERAPY + COUNSELLING

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 offer individual sessions for $110 per session on Sundays weekly. Please visit: https://www.asaven.org/ to learn more!

Email: armstrongsuttona@asaven.org

Call: (905) 657-9210 x101

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