Psychotherapy / Counselling

I listen deeply to help you better understand your difficulties, connect with your strengths and needs, and help you to envision and access your path to wellbeing, as defined by you. Offering a huge dose of respect and empathy, my approach is relational/neurobiological and assists you to understand yourself and your relationships at the deepest levels. This includes your emotions, thoughts, bod... Read More

I listen deeply to help you better understand your difficulties, connect with your strengths and needs, and help you to envision and access your path to wellbeing, as defined by you. Offering a huge dose of respect and empathy, my approach is relational/neurobiological and assists you to understand yourself and your relationships at the deepest levels. This includes your emotions, thoughts, body/nervous system experience and the interactions between your nervous system and those you relate with. This kind of tuning in can help you in every type of relationship, including with yourself, family, children, partners, friends and colleagues.


Couples Therapy / Marriage Counselling

I ‘tune in’ to both partners’ experiences in order to understand the needs, longings and patterns of relating that you and your partner each bring to your relationship. Relationship difficulties often stem from patterns that were learned in the past as a means of coping. Negative repetitive cycles can leave partners disconnected and at an impasse, or in the turmoil of conflict. I truly believe ... Read More

I ‘tune in’ to both partners’ experiences in order to understand the needs, longings and patterns of relating that you and your partner each bring to your relationship. Relationship difficulties often stem from patterns that were learned in the past as a means of coping. Negative repetitive cycles can leave partners disconnected and at an impasse, or in the turmoil of conflict. I truly believe in the real potential for growth and building new patterns together.

I have a calm, non-judgemental and warm presence which supports couples to feel heard and to gain empathy for each other so that they can free themselves from the painful snags, barriers, or breakdowns in trust and safety that they experience. I’m also ready to connect and assist with the intense emotional distress that couples may be struggling with.


Clinical Consultation / Supervision

My experience over the last 27 years includes private practice, community non-profit, community health care and teaching as an adjunct field supervisor with the University of Toronto Graduate Studies Social Work program. In supervising and supporting therapists I repeatedly experience profound respect for the energy, capacity and commitment my colleagues offer to their clients’ wellbeing. I ... Read More

My experience over the last 27 years includes private practice, community non-profit, community health care and teaching as an adjunct field supervisor with the University of Toronto Graduate Studies Social Work program.

In supervising and supporting therapists I repeatedly experience profound respect for the energy, capacity and commitment my colleagues offer to their clients’ wellbeing. I easily lean into the role of being supportive, encouraging, challenging and protective.

The cornerstones of my theoretical framework include the centrality of relational practice, attachment theory, relational neuroscience, embodied mindfulness, developmental psychology, trauma theory and an inclusive anti-oppression framework.


Complimentary Consultation

This is an in-person, in-office meeting that allows you to sit down with a therapist at Holding Space Psychotherapy to determine if you feel a good fit for working together. Our goal is to contribute to a very respectful and supportive first meeting in which you share the basic concerns that bring you in. We welcome your questions about any part of the therapy process. Please email directly ... Read More

This is an in-person, in-office meeting that allows you to sit down with a therapist at Holding Space Psychotherapy to determine if you feel a good fit for working together. Our goal is to contribute to a very respectful and supportive first meeting in which you share the basic concerns that bring you in. We welcome your questions about any part of the therapy process.

Please email directly to schedule your complimentary consultation @ mandyholdingspace@gmail.com



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