How do I know this therapy is for me

By answering a questionnaire, you can determine how our psychotherapist session can help you with your current situation…

What is cognitive behavioural therapy

This is a goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving.

Registered Psychotherapist
Member of College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and, OAMHP Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
Therapy that can help you feel better
The therapist and client develop goals for therapy together and track progress toward goals throughout treatment.
Behavioural skills development
Cognitive behavioural therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavioural therapy

Our Services!

Our Psychotherapy sessions are designed to identify each customer’s unique circumstances. Confidentiality and empathy are significant components of each session.

Types of Therapy

The success of Psychotherapy sessions depend of how comfortable you feel with the therapist. The confidentiality and empathy are big components of each session.

Individual Therapy

Counselling offers you an opportunity to discuss your concerns, clarify what would be helpful, and strengthen…

Couple Therapy

The counsellor can work with you and your partner in order to find how to resolve you diferences…

Family Therapy

Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, faith, culture and gender. Counselling is offered in your preferred language…

Simple Process

How Does it Work?

Step 1:

Send a Question

If you want to clarify any information before book an appointment.

Step 2:

Schedule your appointment

You can schedule your appointment online or by phone.

Step 3:

First Session

On the first session, we will discussed the reason of consultation and create a plan.

Questions patients ask

Frequent Questions

How I know this therapy is for me?

Make a review of the following information, and you will determine:

  • The therapist and client work together with a mutual understanding that the therapist has theoretical and technical expertise, but the client is the expert on him- or herself.
  • The therapist seeks to help the client discover that he/she is powerful and capable of choosing positive thoughts and behaviors.
  • Treatment is often short-term. Clients actively participate in treatment in and out of session. Homework assignments often are included in therapy. The skills that are taught in these therapies require practice.
  • Treatment is goal-oriented to resolve present-day problems. Therapy involves working step-by-step to achieve goals.
  • The therapist and client develop goals for therapy together, and track progress toward goals throughout the course of treatment.
  • This therapy mainly works with Neuro- linguistic programming technics
  • The tools developed in the treatment you will used in other futures situations.
  • The therapy involves the different action areas of the client. As familiar, personal, professional, spiritual, seeking for his or her emotional balance.
  • Works with most common emotional disorders, among others: Depression, Anxiety, Phobia, Stress, Excessive worry, Grief, End relationship, Low self- Esteem, Low social skills, Posttraumaticexperience, Fears, Anger management, Parenting.
When I will experience changes?

Immediately. Since the first session the client is receiving treatment. This therapy is well known for being effective and short. (i.e., often between 6-20 sessions) that focus on teaching clients specific skills.

Depending on the ways that a person’s cognitions (i.e., thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another will take longer or not the treatment.

What will happen in a psychotherapy session?

A psychoterapy session is a learning experience, one in which memories formed during the session help the person cope with personal challenges in their life.

The memories may be the result of insights from verbal exchanges with the therapist, free association about one’s past or dreams, re-evaluation of beliefs and attitudes, or exposure procedures that weaken the impact of trigger stimuli, among others.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy(also known by its abbreviation, CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. Psychotherapy emphasizes the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and how thinking patterns begin in childhood. Behavioral therapy pays close attention to the relationship between our problems, our behavior and our thoughts.

About Me

I am a registered Psychotherapist and Life coach with over 20 years of professional experience. My academic background is based in CBT and Neuro-linguistic technics. I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I believe in the ability to learn how to change our thoughts and improve the quality of our lives. I believe we can break free from the limiting beliefs that hold us back from reaching our full potential. The balance of our lives depends on our capacity to learn and modify our skills and routines searching for better experiences in our future.

Don’t wait to take an action over your negative emotions, you deserve to live free. (Sandra Riano)

I have years of experience working with people in distress, helping them learn healthy coping strategies to relieve their symptoms, increase functioning, and enhance their quality of life. I like working developing goals and increasing their confidence and sense of accomplishment.

Nothing better than sharing your feelings with a therapist that understand your difficulties and build the empathy requested to develop your confidence and trust, and this is what I offer to you.

Schedule your appointment today!

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Sandra is an excellent professional that really cares about her patients’ wellness. I only have positive experiences with her and has been a great agent of change in my journey to reinvent myself. 5 stars!

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