Suzanne Wiseman is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO#002688) and a member of the Ontario OACCP in Toronto. She has worked with children and families for over ten years as a teacher, trauma and EMDR trained therapist drawing upon her teaching experience with children and adolescents. Her training has prepared her to help people work through a variety of emotional difficulties, and specializes in trauma and attachment.
A variety of techniques are utilized by Suzanne, some of which include EMDR, art, narrative, mindfulness psychodynamic therapy and Neurofeedback. Following an assessment, each intervention is selected and adapted to fit the client’s age, interests, and treatment needs. Mindfulness is integrated into Suzanne’s practice, allowing clients to respond to life’s pressures in a “calmer” manner that benefits our heart, head and body. This awareness allows individuals to be fully present in life and improve the quality of life. By nurturing individual’s awareness and strength, they are better able to understand themselves and draw from their strengths.
Suzanne has found that helping her clients to best understand their issues and to make them more tangible, she helps them be in control of the issue instead of the issue being in control of them. Her belief is that everyone has strengths, yet when struggling with life’s challenges you may feel overwhelmed. Talking to a professional can help you find your inner strength. Remember, it takes a strong person to ask for help. Counselling can help you (or your child) become more self-aware and understand the reasons why you behave and react in the way you do. It helps to find the real you. In therapy your strengths and resilience are honoured. You will be listened to, respected, and supported without judgement. You may come to understand coping strategies you’ve used to manage pain and difficult emotions and decide to explore new and healthier ways to manage challenges you face in everyday life. This will help you to move forward from painful or frustrating life experiences. The next step is taking on the work and making a commitment once you have chosen to make an investment in yourself.
If you would like to work with an open, non-judgmental and caring therapist then you are encouraged to contact Suzanne.
Suzanne has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the Adler Institute of Professional Psychology and a B.Ed. from York University and Social Work Certificate from the University of Waterloo. Other studies and certifications include EMDR Basic Training, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Group and Individual Crisis Intervention and is a qualified Instructor of Group Crisis Intervention; along with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), certified as a Certified Trauma Specialist and Trauma Informed School Specialist, and is a certified Gottman Seven Principles Educator. Suzanne also has a B.A. in Canadian Studies from the University of Guelph.