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Adults, Seniors, Couples, Teens 16+

*limited space available on thurs/fri 

Tues, Wed 3pm-9pm

Thurs, Fri 9am-3pm

*Equine & Walk/Talk Therapy options outside of my regular hours

rebecca@makingspacetherapy.ca

Rebecca Pschibul

Registered Psychotherapist

M.A. Counselling Psychology, B.A.(Hons) Psychology

I am a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in trauma and relationship issues, and where they connect. With additional training in somatics and massage therapy, I have developed a deep understanding of the body’s response to trauma and chronic stress.

 

Before coming to this clinic I worked in private and community settings treating various forms of trauma, including childhood violence, sexual harm, chronic pain, end of life, loss, sex and porn issues, anxiety, depression and self-image. I also worked with first responders, and victims and witnesses of crime and violence.  

 

You may feel like you are stuck in trauma patterns that no longer serve you. You may be struggling to get rest because of nightmares, insomnia, flashbacks and dissociation. This can shake all of the things meant to sustain you -- your relationships, your work, and your sense of safety and peace.

What I can offer you is sensitivity and humour as we notice your strengths, and consider the unique experiences that got you this far. We can work together to interrupt trauma patterns, and to process your past. You can strengthen your mind and body connection, and better regulate your responses and emotions. You may also form healthier, more boundaried relationships. 

I offer in-person therapy in our Hamilton office, or through Equine Therapy or Walk & Talk Therapy off-site. Please note that I prefer to work with you for at least a few sessions before we move off-site to work with horses or for walking sessions.

 

I completed my graduate studies at Western University, and my masters thesis discussed resilience factors in Ontarians experiencing childhood trauma. My clinical practicum focussed on treating trauma and grief.

As an immigrant to Canada I continue to educate myself on the cultural experiences of others and marginalized groups. I am also mindful of my own privilege. 

 

You may notice that practicing your skills and reflections outside of session moves you along faster, but it's important to know that you can journey at your own speed. You cannot rush (trauma) therapy, and contemplation and resting are an important part of the process. I welcome you as you are!
 

Subjects:

Childhood Trauma, Attachment Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma, Domestic Violence, Relationships (with self & others), Shame, People Pleasing, Cultural Identity, Spirituality, LGBTQ2+, Sexuality & Identity, Gender & Identity, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Complex PTSD

Types of Therapy:

Trauma-Focussed including Somatic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focussed, Parts Work, Equine Therapy, Walk & Talk Therapy

My Pronouns:

she/her

Beyond my Work:

I surround myself with animals and nature to recharge my batteries. As part of my most recent challenge to myself, and to celebrate 10 years of living in Canada, you may now also find me at hockey rinks trying to blend in and gearing up for my very first tournament. 

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