Naomi Ball MA, RP

Psychotherapy + Counselling

My clients and those who know me well have described me as warm and compassionate, and I feel incredibly privileged to be in this role. 

 

My priority is always to begin by developing a relationship of trust and safety with each and every client.  My hope is that as we work together, you leave sessions feeling known and understood.  Therapy can feel challenging,  and at the same time, I hope you will also find it to be an engaging and even positive process.  As we work together to consider the things you are hoping to change, I am also listening carefully for the strengths you bring to bear on the struggles - and we will work together to acknowledge the aspects of your identity that you can own and be proud of.

 

I am trained in a number of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindful Self- Compassion, all of which are interwoven in my approach. Through the strength of the therapeutic relationship, I am able to introduce clients to a variety of interventions to bring about both acceptance and change as needed. 

 

I have experience treating a variety of clinical issues.  These have included:

  • Anxiety (panic, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety)

  • Depression

  • Emotion Dysregulation

  • Relationships

  • Self Esteem/Self Concept

  • Family Conflict

  • Trauma

  • Impulse Control Disorders (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder)

  • Life Transitions

  • Identity

  • Grief and Loss


I have worked with a wide diversity of clients, and welcome individuals of all racial, gender, sexual, religious, and cultural identities to my practice.  

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Naomi Ball is a Registered Psychotherapist with The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with 9 years of clinical experience.  She completed her graduate training in psychotherapy at The University of Toronto, where she received her Master’s in Counselling Psychology.  She also holds a Master of Arts from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.. 
 

Naomi was a member of the inter-disciplinary health care team at The University of Toronto’s Health & Wellness Center from 2012-2020,  providing both individual and group therapy to students with wide ranging clinical issues, and she has worked with adults across the life span in private practice since 2015. She has special interests in the use of compassion focused treatments – in particular, the use of Self Compassion to reduce harsh self-criticism-- as well as in the treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder) –- impulse control disorders for which she has specialized training. 

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