John Sendim MPS, RP (Qualifying)
Psychotherapy + Counselling
There are many uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that we may push aside because we are uncertain on how to deal with them. I understand what this is like with my own pain and the pain of others while supporting individuals and families.
I work with individuals who are struggling and want to find a better path forward. A healthy path forward that ensures that the body, mind and spirit are aligned. I work with individuals dealing with life transitions, career identity/uncertainty, emotional distress, grief and fear. There are circumstances that happen in our lives that require us to look deep within in order to be ready to change. Change is never easy, it can be messy or painful, but through uncovering certain patterns we can lead and live a life that is true to you and your values. I will sit with you in this journey and together we will develop a path forward that you want and need.
My approach to therapy is holistic, collaborative, and integrative. I seek to understand the whole individual, where they are in the present moment and where they want to be. My therapeutic approach combines modalities in Eastern spirituality/mindfulness, narrative therapy, solution-focused and applied positive psychology.
John is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). John received his Masters degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy with a Diploma in Buddhist Mindfulness and Mental Health from the University of Toronto. He received his BA (Honours) in Religious Studies with a double minor in Buddhism Psychology, and Mental Health and Bioethics (Philosophy) from the University of Toronto.
John completed two clinical internships providing psychological, emotional, spiritual and religious care to individuals at Centre for Addictions and Mental Health and individuals and families at North York General Hospital in mental health and palliative care. He has completed further studies and training in Narrative therapy, Applied Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Apart from his therapy experience, John has worked as a Career Advisor/Mentor at the University of Toronto with the Career Centre and Accessibility Services. He has also worked as an Employment Counsellor within non-profit.
John speaks Portuguese and happy to work with clients within the Portuguese community.