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Arzu Ferguson

M.Sc., Registered Psychotherapist


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Hello, thank you for stopping by! Located in the heart of Mississauga and with over 20 years of experience, I offer my clients a confidential and welcoming environment where they feel at ease when sharing their thoughts and feelings. I work with children, youth and adults and offer my services in English, French and Turkish. Video-phone counselling services are available as well.

I practice psychological counselling and conduct psychoeducational assessments under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist or Psychological Associate who is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist, a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychoeducational Consultants (OACCPP).

I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Bogazici University in Turkey. I obtained my Master of Science degree in Health Psychology from University College London in England. I also hold a post-graduate Certificate in Children’s Mental Health, a Certificate in Adult Mental Health, and a Certificate in Assessment and Treatment of Children from the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College.

I have completed an advanced Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy from the University of Toronto at OISE and Hincks-Dellcrest Institute, advanced CBT training with T.E.A.M techniques with Dr. David Burns, Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy training, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs. I also use Image Transformation Therapy techniques to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, anxiety and depression after motor-vehicle accidents. In addition to psychological treatment, I conduct full psychoeducational assessments to determine learning disorders, giftedness, ADHD in children and adults.

Some of my areas of interest include:

  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks
  • Health Anxiety, Chronic illnesses, Grief
  • Management of ADHD and Learning Disabilities
  • Separation, divorce and blended families
  • Parenting behaviourally challenging children
  • Social Anxiety, self-esteem, body-image, and self-injurious behaviours in youth
  • Emotional and social difficulties in young children

In addition, I have previously worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant for 4.5 years at the Halton School Board and 10 years at the Toronto French School, providing assessments, consultation and treatment to children and their families.

I am sensitive to cultural, religious, and sexual differences, and all my services are offered in a confidential and welcoming environment to ensure you receive the best care. I am a proud mother of three children, ages 8, 13 and 19. In my leisure time I enjoy travelling, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.

It’s hard to choose a therapist that will understand what you are going through. Having worked with 100s of clients across the GTA, I would be pleased to provide you with more information and am excited to offer my assistance.

TURKISH

Arzu Ferguson, Psikoterapist olarak calismaktadir. Ontario Lisansli Psikoterapistler Birligi’ne (CRPO) kayitlidir. Ontario Danışmanlar ve Psikoterapistler Derneği (OACCPP) üyesidir. Ayrica, Ontario Psikologlar Birligine kayitli bir psikologun supervizorlugu altinda  psikolojik danışmanlık hizmetleri de vermektedir. Egitim hayatinda Arzu, Bogazici Univeriste’sinde Psikoloji Lisansini tamamladiktan sonra, Ingiltere’de University College London’da, Sağlık Psikoloji uzerine Master yapmistir. 1998-99 yillarinda, A.B.D.’nin New Jersey Eyaletinde, lisans sonrasi calismalarda bulunmustur.

2000 yilinda Kanada’nin Toronto sehrine yerlestikten sonra, Toronto Üniversitesi’nde “Yetişkin Ruh Sağlığı Lisansüstü Sertifikası”, Çocuk Ruh Sağlığı Lisansüstü Sertifikası, “Çocuklarda Psikolojik Değerlendirme ve Tedaviler “ Sertifikalarini almistir.

Arzu Ferguson, Bilissel-Davranissal Terapi yontemleri uzerine uzmanlasmitir. Toronto Üniversitesi’nden ileri duzeyde Bilişsel – Davranışçı Terapi Sertifikasina sahiptir. Ayrica bu alanda, Dr. Christine Padesky, ve Dr. David Burns’un eğitim programlarini tamamlamistir.

Arzu Ferguson, bireysel psikolojik tedavi tecrubesinin yani sira  cocuk ve yetiskinlerde psikolojik olcum ve değerlendirme (Üstün zeka,  Öğrenme Güçlüğü, Dikkat daginikligi ve hiperaktivite) alanlarinda  Kanada’da 17 yıli askin deneyimi vardır. 10 sene Toronto French School’da, 5 sene de Halton Bölgesinde bulunan 6 devlet okulunda Psychoeducational Consultant olarak calismistir. 2011 yilinda Sunny Days Danismanlik ve Psikoterapi merkezini kurmustur.

Arzu Ferguson’un calistigi ve ilgi alanlari soyledir:

-Dikkat bozuklugu ve öğrenme güçlüğü,
-Ergen ve yetiskinlerde Düşük benlik saygısı, kendine guvensizlik
-Depresyon, Kaygi bozukluklari (ayrılık anksiyetesi , yaygin anksiyete, sosyal anksiyete , panik atak bozuklugu),
-Obsesif-kompulsif bozukluk (temizlik takintisi),
-Boşanma ve ayrilmanin yetiskin ve cocuk uzerinde etkileri, Uvey ebeveynlik,
-Ergenlik donemi ruhsal sorunlari, Anne-baba-cocuk iletisim zorluklari.

Arzu, bireysel psikoterapi ve danışmanlık hizmetleri ile kişilerin yaşamlarının değişik evrelerinde karşılaştıkları güçlüklerle baş etmede zorlandıkları durumlarda onlara, destekleyici ve sorun çözme becerilerini geliştirme odaklı psikolojik yardım sağlamayı amaçlar. Bireyler yaşadıkları sorunlara çözüm ararken, terapistin soru ve geri bildirimlerinin yardımıyla, bu zorlanmalarının nedenlerini ve sonuçlarını anlamaya çalışır. Terapi sırasında istediğiniz her hangi bir konu hakkında derinlemesine konuşabilir, problemleri daha önce nasıl çözmeye çalıştığınızı, neyin işe yarayıp neyin yaramadığını değerlendirebilirsiniz. Aynı zamanda zorluklarla nasıl başettiğinizi, kendinize nasıl baktığınızı, stres ile nasıl mücadele ettiğinizi, zamanınızı nasıl değerlendirdiğinizi ve geçmiş yaşantınızın şimdiki düşüncelerinize ve yaklaşımlarınıza etkisini fark edebilirsiniz.

Arzu Ferguson, 19, 13 ve 8 yaslarinda üç çocuk  annesidir. İngilizce, Fransızca’nin yani sira Toronto ve çevresinde yaşayan, Türkçe konuşan topluma kendi anadilinde Psikoterapi ve Psikolojik danismanlik hizmetleri vermektedir

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Therapist Information

Offers Distance Counselling
Age Groups Served

Adults, Child Elementary, Child Preschool, Early Adolescents, Families, Late Adolescents

Languages Spoken

English, French, Turkish

Counsellor's Gender

Female

Conditions Treated

Academic Performance Issues, Adjustment issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Behavioural Challenges, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Borderline Personality Disorder, Boundaries, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career and Work Related Issues, Career/Work Performance Issues, Chronic Illness, Communication and Intimacy, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Ethnic/Minority Issues, Grief & Bereavement, Learning Disabilities, Marital Issues, Memory Issues, Menopause, Mood Disorders, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Rehabilitation, Relationship Issues, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sleep Disorders, Stress, Suicidal Ideation

Services Offered

Assessment, Behaviour Therapy, Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Assessment & Treatment

Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Family Therapy, Image Transformation Therapy, Short Term Therapy

Location

77 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON
East Tower, Suite 501

  • 77 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON
    East Tower, Suite 501

    Appointments available:

    9am - 6pm Monday through Friday

Distance Counselling
Also Available!


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