MA Counselling Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
My name is Montana, and I am a mental health professional with a genuine interest in humankind and diversity, and a passion for advocacy and counselling.
While no one questions a physical ailment that is addressed when it persists to cause injury, mental health challenges that are similarly debilitating, are less often prioritized, and addressed in primary care. A simple phrase by Ernest Hemingway articulately describes how many suppress and hide their struggle: “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering”. Acting as your supportive cheerleader and friendly guide, my goal is to directly assist you in configuring a healthy mindset so that you can better manage your personal challenges.
I employ a culturally sensitive, collaborative, and client-centered approach to therapy that seeks to establish an environment of stability, trust, safety, and non-judgement. Specific training that I’ve received includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) Narrative Therapy. Likewise, my previous experience in a variety of clinical settings in Toronto including Sunnybrook Health Sciences, the Thompson Anxiety Clinic; North York General Hospital; and at several Ryerson University research labs, have all served to give me more insight into how best to provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients, and assist them in reaching a positive outcome.
With that being said, I look forward to working with you, and being part of your healing journey.