At a Glance
Services Offered: Individual, Couple/Relational Therapy, Youth (14-18 years old), Sex Therapy & Personal Growth Work
Supervised by a Registered Social Worker
Concerns in romantic/intimate relationships, LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous/polyamorous focused issues, transgender mental health and gender identity, self-development and personal growth, challenges with sexual connections, porn/sex addiction, self-esteem and confidence, codependency.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Queer and Feminist Informed Approach.
Hi, I'm Carling!
I Co-Founded Relationship Matters Therapy Centre with the intention of building a place where people can work on themselves and their relationships to enhance their quality of life. By design, we are social beings and feeling well connected to others is integral for a fulfilling life. I am passionate about supporting clients in accessing their genuine selves and deep, healthy connections with those that they care about.
Clients feeling safe to be themselves is my top priority. I truly believe in the healing power of authenticity and how this helps us move in healthy and effective directions. I work diligently to ensure that every client regardless of their background, experiences of marginalization, relationship structure etc. feels safe and comfortable to be vulnerable in our work together. To me, vulnerability and authenticity are essential for an effective therapeutic experience.
I have been providing therapy since 2014 and I have had the pleasure of working with marginalized clients in my previous role at an HIV Support and Transgender Health Clinic. I have learned that many of our individual and relational issues are often connected to the ways that we are socially trained by our culture and by our families of origin. I work from a systemic, queer and feminist informed stance that takes into account how oppression and cultural factors influence my clients' lives and progress towards their goals.
In addition to helping clients address pressing concerns in their lives, I also support people in their self-development goals. For example, I have worked with personal growth clients on making career changes, gaining deeper understanding of self, developing stronger beliefs in one's abilities, establishing healthier and fulfilling daily routines and accessing more fun, pleasure and playfulness.
MSc. Couple & Family Therapy - University of Guelph
BA (Hons) Psychology, Minor in Sexuality, Marriage & Family Studies - University of Waterloo
Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program - University of Guelph
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Internal Family Systems Therapy, Level 1 Training
Teaching and Training Adults Certificate, Georgian College
Reiki Trainings, Level One, Level Two & Level Three
Certification in Hypnosis
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario - Registered Psychotherapist (RP)
Internal Family Systems Institute - Level One Trained, Internal Family Systems Practitioner
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom - Registered Supporting Member