philosophy

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Hello, my name is Fernanda and I am a mental health therapist.  For over 10 years, I have supported individuals through various  mental health challenges and life transitions.  I have seen individuals work through their mental health concerns, overcome obstacles and experience personal growth. 

I provide an inclusive space where you will be heard, validated and supported.  I believe in the power of human resiliency and our innate ability to reflect, process and overcome life's challenges.  My hope is that you learn to trust yourself and your journey, and begin to heal from life’s obstacles in order to reach your full potential. 


my training


I completed my Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and have over 10 years of specialized training in women’s mental and reproductive health.  

My professional experience includes working in private, health and community sectors in Toronto.  Over the years, I have worked at a Psychologist office, Toronto Public Health, Community Health Centres and a sexual and reproductive health clinic.  

I have supported individuals through various mental health concerns and have specific training in the following: 

  • Life transitions
  • Women’s health
  • Fertility concerns 
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety
  • Personal growth & wellness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Sexual health
  • Reproductive health 

my therapeutic approach


In therapy, I incorporate a trauma-informed lens and use an integrative approach drawing from Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am an EMDR approved clinician and offer this unique and highly successful therapeutic treatment to individuals who require specialized trauma informed care. 

My specific training in women's mental and reproductive health incorporates a women-centred approach that includes a specific focus and understanding of the biological, psychological and social influences that impact a woman's experience and ultimately her mental health