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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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"Not until we are lost, do we begin to understand ourselves" - Henry David Thoreau
Reaching out to create a safe space for connection, perspective, insight, and meaningful change can feel daunting. You have taken the first step in your commitment to your own wellbeing, growth, and happiness, and I am here to walk alongside you. I believe that in the creation of a more stable, secure, and resilient sense of self or partnership, we are better able to manage and overcome our current struggles, whilst building the self-knowledge and strength necessary to overcome those that will undoubtedly present themselves in the future.
Due to the fluctuating, ever-unpredictable nature of the journey through our lives, we are at times confronted with situations, periods of transition, or life events that cause us to feel lost, or overwhelmed. We may come to find ourselves struggling with how to make sense of the discomfort we feel when we are faced with the ambiguity and uncertainty around us. It is in these times that we recognize that there is no manual for 'how to live', and that navigating through life's ups and downs, major decisions, and unexpected, challenging trajectories is not an instinct, but a learned skill.
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 better able to identify patterns regarding the ways in which we approach and manage interactions, relationships, emotions, and thoughts. These patterns are rooted in our unique, collective experiences with the world, and you and I will work together to explore your story, and how you came to view yourself and the world around you in the way that you do. As we learn to process and heal from difficult and confusing personal experiences, we are at the same time creating personalized coping tools rooted in self-knowledge and compassion, lending to a more resilient and empowered self.
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. 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. I am a member of The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
My areas of practice include: anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, conflict resolution, change/transition/adapting, emotion regulation, grief and loss, separation and divorce transitions, motivation and organization, relationship diversity, stress management, and couple/marriage counselling.
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As a Registered Psychotherapist, I provide counseling services to families, children and adults. My clinical practice encompasses a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, divorce issues, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, identity and self-esteem issues, stress management, life decisions and transitions.
I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining elements of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, interpersonal, and experiential treatment strategies. I work with clients to help them learn new approaches to dealing with difficult emotions and help them to form healthy and meaningful relationships with other people.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal and then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Over the past twenty years, I have worked and trained in different clinical settings, including the Department of Children’s Services of Los Angeles, The Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York, Jewish Family Services in Ottawa, Crossroads Children’s Centre and the Kanata Resource Centre. I am a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I have been in private practice since 2005.
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There are many reasons you may be considering seeing a therapist. You may want to work through complex and confusing emotions or challenge negative thought patterns that keep you feeling frustrated, despondent or anxious. You may have experienced one or several traumas and want to work through it to achieve some healing. You may be interested in personal growth or want to learn new coping strategies to deal with some of the challenges in your life.
As your Registered Psychotherapist, I want to begin by building rapport. My favourite part of therapy is collaborating with you, tapping into your own inner wisdom, and helping you clarify your values and needs. I like for us to be creative with the use of metaphors to capture the essence of how you are feeling. My goal is to provide a safe space where you do not need to fear judgment thus allowing you to be as open and honest with yourself as possible.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I have extensive experience providing individual psychotherapy to all individuals, of all genders, ages 18 and up. I also work with couples who want to address challenges in their relationship, whether it is prior to making a long-term commitment, while married/committed or after separation or divorce.
I have a Master of Education, in Counselling, from Western University. My Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is from McGill University. I have been in private practice since 1993. I love learning and always have several books on the go to continually update my knowledge in the field of Psychotherapy.
I am quite eclectic in my psychotherapy orientation and pick and choose amongst several modalities in order to best help each client. I draw on cognitive behavioural, emotionally focused, psychodynamic, attachment, feminist and interpersonal techniques and theories. I am happy to provide psychoeducation as well as short term and long-term psychotherapy.
I am supervised by a Registered Clinical Psychologist for insurance purposes. It is each client’s responsibility to find out what coverage they have. Fees are due prior to or just after each session. I currently accept e-transfer or cash.To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722
“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