(She/her) MEd, RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Counsellor, Supervisor
I understand how intimidating it can be to begin and commit to therapy, and that is why my first goal is to provide a safe and validating environment to share your experiences. Often we reach out for help with the goal of eliminating discomfort, however, I have found that the most significant gains in therapy come from facilitating a more compassionate relationship with ourselves. Being curious about our internal world, and how it influences our behaviour and wellbeing, can be the first step in feeling empowered and meeting needs which may have been neglected for some time.
Together, we will also work to better understand how the systems you have been exposed to throughout your life, from family dynamics to social norms, impact your self-talk, behaviour, and relationships. We will challenge internalized beliefs which no longer serve you, so that your authentic self and inner wisdom can shine through and be a compass for your human experience.
Self-growth can be a challenging process with tiny victories along the way. As your therapist I will aim to guide you through it by shining a light on your personal values in order to bring more meaning when challenges arise. If you would like to explore whether we’d be a good fit, I encourage you to book a free, 20 minute consultation with me.
Yordanka is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She received her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, where she completed her internship working with vulnerable populations. This experience along with training in multicultural counselling lead to Yordanka’s dedication to providing anti-oppressive and trauma-informed treatment when working with clients.
Yordanka mainly utilizes a person-centered, anti-oppressive, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, and is informed by the following modalities: Compassion Focused Therapy, interpersonal therapy, Internal Family Systems, psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, neuropsychology and evolutionary psychology.