telephone: 416-556-9616    |    email: segaladam@sympatico.ca

Training, Experience, and Academic Background:

I am a graduate of OISE/University of Toronto's Masters of Education Program in Counselling Psychology. I have over 13 years of counselling experience and continue to participate in trainings and professional development opportunities. I have provided workshops in University settings on topics such as anxiety and working with LGBT clients.

Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists

I am a Certified member of OACCPP
(Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors,
Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).

 


As a psychotherapist, I have experience working with a wide range of emotional health issues including:

• anxiety
• stress
• self-esteem
• depression
• relationship issues
• sexual/physical abuse
• gay/bi/lesbian/trans/issues
• childhood/family issues

While I would describe my therapeutic approach as eclectic, I am working primarily from a client-centered model. I am also interested in and incorporating elements of Buddhist/mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Above all, I emphasize the importance of a strong and compassionate therapeutic relationship. My approach to therapy often involves a balance between helping a client explore past experiences and identifying how these experiences may be affecting them in the present.

Groups of people I have particular experience with include members of Toronto's LGBT communities, persons facing illness, young adults/university students and adults of all ages. Anti-oppression is an essential component of my approach - for me this means recognizing not only that discrimination exists but that who we uniquely are in the world affects how we experience our lives.