My name is Marsha, I’m a mother, I’m married, I have children, I’m a kin caregiver and psychotherapist, who understands the struggles that everyday families face in the real world. The challenges I have experienced may not be the same as yours, but in my practice, I am committed to supporting you no matter what your challenge is. Simple or complex, short term or long standing we will look at it together.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Ryerson University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto – specializing in Clinical Social Work with Children and Families. I have experience working in Child Welfare, and in my practice I am open to supporting parents navigate through that system. Currently, I am studying psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and I am continually upgrading my education to be better equip with the latest techniques and evidence-based research in the field.
Do your children have difficulty communicating their feelings and regulating their emotions?
Do you have a difficult time coping with and understanding your child’s behaviours? Are you struggling to regulate your own emotions and behaviours?
Is the parent-conflict or marital discord shifted the harmony and balance in your home?
Has a divorce or separation impacted your children? Yourself and Family?
Are you frustrated with the path your life has taken, and don’t have anyone to talk to?
Do you feel alone, depressed, have fear or anxiety?
These issues are very common among most people in our society, but most people are afraid to admit it. What I have found most helpful is the idea of awareness. Once we become aware of the things that trouble us, it is more likely that we will be able to make sense of it and figure a way out.
Regardless of the issues you present, I am ready to begin the journey with you.
My primary focus begins with you.
Let’s start at the beginning, let’s talk about the obstacles. Then together, we will co-create a space where you can freely speak about your disappointments and hopes.
No matter the issue, I am prepared to begin the journey with you.
Compose therapy is an integrative practice model that calls a variety of methods in to action to best support each person. Here are just a few of the approaches we use:
Attachment and Developmental Theories
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists
As a Social Worker and member of the OCSWSSW and OASW, I am governed by their Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice.
The first step can be difficult, especially when you are confused or conflicted by the issues you are facing. Please do not hesitate to call, the initial telephone consultation is free.
During the initial conversation, I will ask a few questions about the reasons why the individual is seeking therapy now and an appointment will be set.