Alison Crosthwait, Psychotherapist
I spent 15 years in capital markets as a trader and research analyst. I am a CFA Charterholder and have a Masters in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. All the while, another part of me was talking. This part wanted to learn how to engage more fully in the world – to bring more of myself to the table. That journey brought me to the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy and a career as a psychotherapist. I have experienced many difficult challenges in my life and therapy has been crucial to becoming who I am today.
Clients describe me as solid, quick, kind, and persistent. I work hard and enjoy the work immensely. I am continually asking more of myself and seeking to grow and learn. The process of therapy involves both of us and I am committed to growing as a therapist and person and to bringing this growth to my work with clients. I have a strong sense of humor and enjoy seeing the world and its oddities through the eyes of my clients.
I start by learning as much as I can about you. I will have lots of questions and will listen closely to what you are telling me. I want to hear your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I will give my perspective and you can tell me if I am on the right track.
As we build a relationship we will see what needs to be done and together we will figure out how therapy can best address your needs.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I write about psychotherapy and change. You can find my writing on my blog or you can get a copy of my book, a collection of short essays about psychotherapy entitled What It Feels Like To Change.
Diploma, Centre for Training in Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Registration #001373.
Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation.
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