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Cintia Garcia Block
I was born in Argentina, and raised in different parts of Africa. I studied to become a psychologist in Argentina, and in 2006 I became a Licensed Psychologist in my country of origin. A few years later I moved to Canada and enrolled in Saint Paul University where I obtained a Master in Counselling and Spirituality (2015), specializing in Couple’s Counselling. I am currently under supervision in working with families in order to become a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am a firm believer that healthy families make healthy societies, and am passionate about human relationships. My international background has been an asset for my work with people, and helped me understand the role culture and families play in human behaviour, particularly when faced with a problem. I have clinical experience in a variety of different settings, both locally and abroad. I am comfortable in providing counselling both in English and Spanish.
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I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling and Spirituality, with dual specializations in Individual, as well as in Couple & Family Therapy, from the Saint Paul University School of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality in Ottawa, Ontario. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree, where I double majored in both Psychology, as well as Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph, Ontario. I am a member of The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists, and future member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
As a clinician, I take an insight-based approach to therapy. When we are able to reach deeper insight into the mind we inhabit, we are able to identify emerging patterns regarding particular ways we approach and manage interactions, relationships, emotions, and thoughts. We may sometimes find ourselves struggling to discover what we really want, our deepest hungers, what we fear, why we act the way that we do, or why we can become overwhelmed by certain feelings. I believe that our therapeutic journey will be a pursuit of self-knowledge, where you and I will work together to foster a profound, intrinsic acceptance and understanding of how you have developed into the unique person that you are, how you came to view yourself and the world around you in the way that you do, and of the complexities surrounding our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
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“I believe that everyone is capable of change, regardless of who they are or where they come from.” (Virginia Satir)
I deeply believe that everyone is capable of growth and change. I hold a PhD in Psychotherapy and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT). I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor with CAMFT. I am a trauma-informed therapist and certified in EMDR for trauma treatment. I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Advanced and Core Skills Training) for individuals, couples and families. Additionally I am trained in the Satir Model of Transformational Therapy. I’ve had the benefit of working in diverse clinical practice for 12 years both in Ontario and British Columbia. I enjoy teaching and supervising learning psychotherapists as a part-time Professor and Clinical Supervisor.
As your therapist, I will meet you where you are at, honour and validate your pain and distress and will work collaboratively with you to find increased peace and wholeness in your life. I will honour your unique journey and your unique needs in therapy. I believe strongly in the body, mind and soul connection and work from an integrated approach that considers cognitions, behaviours, emotions and physical sensations. I also work from an attachment perspective and believe we are made for connection – with each other and ourselves.
When I’m not doing psychotherapy, I can be found spending time with my four children and husband and trying to slow down or hike somewhere in mountains.
My areas of practice include: anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress and coping, grief / loss, faith / spirituality, resilience building, parenting issues, self-worth issues, interpersonal concerns, family of origin, trauma, relational conflict, couples counselling and family counselling.
To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722