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Cynthia Willemsen

M.A.. Clinical Hypnotherapy, EMDR Certificates Levels 1, 2 and 3, Reiki Practitioner, Yoga Instructer, Registered Psychotherapist

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As an integrative therapist and hypnotherapist working in private practice, hospice and prison settings and with the homeless in the UK, India and Canada for the past 20 years, Cynthia is committed to providing counseling, hypnotherapy, trauma and addiction treatment in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental context.

Cynthia’s holistic approach is rooted in both cognitive and energy psychology as well as transpersonal and somatic avenues to healing, incorporating her background in body work as a yoga and pilates teacher, Reiki practitioner, meditation instructor and massage therapist.

Life transitions, depression, addiction, trauma and abuse, bereavement, feeling marginalized or constrained by one’s environment or relationships, past or current, are among the reasons people seek out Cynthia’s counsel in their quest for self-affirmation and esteem-building and a more harmonized, balanced lifestyle.

Cynthia considers that personal growth involves the whole person, that development is achieved through experience, and deeply values honesty, integrity and service to community.

In combination with counseling, Cynthia incorporates a range of complementary modalities including Hypnotherapy, Art therapy, Dream work, Auricular therapy (acupuncture without needles), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, currently the top modality used worldwide for trauma), Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation and Reiki, working with individuals and couples on a short or long-term basis, according to their needs.

Cynthia varied interests include literature, history, the art world (previously working for Sotheby’s), also once studying to be a chef and swimming professionally.

Cynthia holds a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy (CCPE London) and Transpersonal Counseling (CCPE London) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in History of Art and Languages (McGill) and is also a Certified Hypnotherapist, EMDR Practitioner (EMDR Institute London), Auricular Therapist (M.E.D. Servi-Systems Institute, Ottawa), Dream Analyst (CCPE, London) and a Diploma Teacher of Sivananda Yoga. She also is a Thai massage practitioner and is trained in Ayurvedic and Indian Head Massage.

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Therapist Information

Offers Distance Counselling
Age Groups Served

Adults, All Ages, Child Elementary, Child Preschool, Couples, Early Adolescents, Families, Late Adolescents, Older Adults/Seniors

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Conditions Treated

Abuse, Academic Performance Issues, Addiction, Adjustment issues, Adoption/Foster Care, AIDS/HIV, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Behavioural Challenges, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Borderline Personality Disorder, Boundaries, Brain Injury Counselling, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career and Work Related Issues, Career/Work Performance Issues, Change and Transition, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Chronic Illness, Codependency, Communication and Intimacy, Compassion Fatigue, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Behaviour, Crisis, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce & Separation, Eating Disorders, Ethnic/Minority Issues, Gender & Identity Issues, Grief & Bereavement, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, LGBTQ, Marital Issues, Memory Issues, Menopause, Mood Disorders, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Palliative Care, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression, Pre-Marital Counselling, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Rehabilitation, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Orientation, Sleep Disorders, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Terminal Illness, Trauma

Services Offered

Assessment, Behaviour Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Marital and Premarital Therapy, Psychodrama

Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Existential/Humanistic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt, Integrative, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Narrative, Person-Centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Short Term Therapy

3 Locations Available

121 Willowdale Ave. North York, Ontario
Suite 302

3280 Bloor St W, Centre Tower, 11th Floor, Suite 114, Toronto

65 Wellesley St E, Suite 402 Toronto, ON

  • 121 Willowdale Ave. North York, Ontario
    Suite 302

    Appointments available:

    Monday to Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

  • 3280 Bloor St W, Centre Tower, 11th Floor, Suite 114, Toronto

    Appointments available:

    Monday to Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

  • 65 Wellesley St E, Suite 402 Toronto, ON

    Appointments available:

    Monday to Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Distance Counselling
Also Available!

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