spiritual PSYCHOTHERAPY

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Imagine a tarot reading for guidance as part of your weekly session.

What does it mean to practice spiritual psychotherapy? I resisted the term for a while, feeling the distinction to be a false one - similar to my resistance to the term somatic psychotherapy. All psychotherapy is somatic since there are bodies involved! Similarly, all psychotherapy is spiritual, whether acknowledged or not.

By speaking explicitly about the spiritual aspect of the work I mean to say that I do, as clients request, include spiritual practices such as tarot readings, astrology, and shamanic healing as part of the work of psychotherapy.

These practices offer insight, restoration of power, clearing of negative and stuck energies and open the door to new ways of perceiving your current situation.

I am open to talking about life in all its levels. Including: what are we doing here? What is the meaning of it all? What is a particular challenge asking of you from an evolutionary standpoint?

I can offer you tools - how to clear your energy, deepening your healing with ceremony, learning to meditate.

All of this in a boundaried and confidential psychotherapeutic container where I keep a constant watch on the traditional things a therapist needs to pay attention to - your emotions, your awareness, your relationship patterns, your self esteem, and your needs in the therapy.

Fees & Policies

 

Sessions are 50 minutes in length. An individual session costs $150+HST. Couples sessions are 180+HST.

  • Payment can be made by credit card or e-transfer.

  • I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Cancellation less than 24 hours before your appointment will result in a charge for the full amount of your session.

  • Insurance coverage varies. I am a Registered Psychotherapist—check with your provider to see if they cover psychotherapy services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist. I am not a Psychologist or Social Worker. My CRPO Registration Number is 001373.

  • I offer a no-charge 30-minute consultation for us to see if we are a good fit and for you to ask whatever questions you have about the process.

  • I comply with the requirements of the Personal Health Information Protection Act. Highlights of the Act include:

    • the client's consent is required for the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information, with a few exceptions

    • clients have the right to access and/or correct their personal health information

    • client records are retained for ten years

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Credentials & Bio

 

Diploma, Centre for Training in Psychotherapy

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Registration #001373.

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.

Since becoming a psychotherapist, I have expanded my healing and understanding to include a range of modalities, including plant medicine, core energetics, and sacred sexuality. I am also strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, radical ethics, and trauma work. Each new experience opens me more deeply to my clients and broadens my understanding of what makes change possible. See the approach page for details on my spiritual education.

I start the process of a therapy 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.

Location

 

Office Address - Vaughan

180 Towers Road, #28, Woodbridge, Ontario in The Cove Healing Centre

Office Address - Midtown Toronto

175 St. Clair Avenue West, in the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto

Directions

Street Parking 

Office Address - Online

My schedule offers the most flexibility for online work. Online work requires an initial (no-charge) consultation to ensure online work will offer you what you need. If not, we will make a plan to get you what you need.

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Booking an Appointment

 

I can always be reached by email or phone.

Email: alison@alisoncrosthwait.com
Phone: 416-671-2751

You can book an online session or introductory call at my calendar below.

For current clients who are paying a lower rate go ahead and book the full rate session - you will only be charged the rate you and I have agreed upon. The sliding scale of my practice is currently full.

Current Clients - Vaughan

Book here: https://thecovehealingcentre.janeapp.com/#/discipline/2/treatment/