(She/her) MA, RP
Painful experiences encountered in childhood or adulthood can significantly influence how we view ourselves or relate with others. This varies from feeling like we are stuck in the past, struggling with regulating our emotions, experiencing negative thinking patterns and beliefs about ourselves, people pleasing, and struggling to create or maintain boundaries in relationships. I work with adults who experience these situations because of trauma, anxiety, self-esteem/self-worth concerns, stress, domestic abuse/relational abuse, emotional disturbance, racial trauma, and depression.
My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and collaborative. I am passionate about supporting clients on their journey of healing, growth, and change. I create a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere while collaborating with clients to build resiliency, uncover strengths, develop coping strategies, and establish hope.
I draw from various therapeutic approaches to create a plan that is tailored for clients. Therapeutic approaches that I draw from include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment-Focused Therapy, and Brainspotting.
Fumi holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, a Post-baccalaureate Diploma in Addictions and Mental Health from Durham College, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from the University of Toronto. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is an active member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).