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Leanne Sawchuk

Registered Psychotherapist / Art Therapist

276 Frederick Street
Kitchener, Ontario
(519) 772-6896 (phone)

I hold a dual degree in Psychology & Fine Arts. Additionally, I am a graduate at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. As an Art Therapist & Relational Psychotherapist, I encompass a "work with" mindset. I approach my work using a relational and intersubjective backround, while exploring, unveiling, and making sense of various patterns and relationships in your life.

What is Relational Psychotherapy?

Relational therapy is based on the idea that who we are and how we relate and interact with others is based on the relationships we have formed early on in life. Relational therapy will allow us to repair challenging and destructive relationships through the process of listening and empathy. We will work together to untangle the past while helping you understand and overcome the buried beliefs that you may have acquired that may be holding you back or causing you some level of discomfort in your life.While working together through this process we will be able understand how these relationships reveal your current patterns of feelings, behaviours, and thoughts about yourself and others, and how these have, in essence, shaped who you are today. Through understanding these patterns, we would work collaboratively to strengthen your sense of self which will help to increase your self esteem, self confidence, and self-awareness thus allowing you to better experience your “self" while experience a sense of greater awareness and well being.

What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy encourages individuals to express and understand their emotions through artistic expression and the creative process. I provide a safe and confidential space which allows individuals to heal and make sense of what is happening for them in their lives. It provides an approach to processing challenges through the use of various art materials while facilitating communication on verbal and non-verbal levels. It's a client-centred approach that grants individuals the freedom to be themselves without facing evaluation.

Some Key Benefits of Therapy:

Self-discovery * Personal Fulfillment * Empowerment * Relaxation * Stress Relief * Symptom Relief * Inner Peace * Anxiety Relief * Liberation * Increased Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem * Stronger & More Effective Decision Making Skills

You can trust me to be on your side while we embark and your journey of self discovery, liberation, and healing together. I look forward to working with you.

"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle" - Christian D. Larson

  • Certification

    B.A., DipTIRP, RP
  • Fees

    Art Therapy: $90.00 Psychotherapy: $90.00 Couples Therapy: $120.00
  • Training

    York University: B.A (Psychology), Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), Registered Psychotherapist
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Addiction Specialist, Art Therapy, Attachment Theory, Client-Centered Psychotherapy, Counselling, Couples Counselling, Couples Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Therapy, Interpersonal, Intersubjectivity Therapy, Marriage Counselling, MBSR-Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Meditation, Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Person-Centered Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relational Psychotherapy, and Self Psychology
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, Addiction Recovery, Anger Issues, Anxiety, Artistic Creative Expression, Asperger's Syndrome, Body Awareness, Body Image, Body Oriented, Borderline Personality, Coping Skills, Depression, Dissociative Disorder, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Life Transitions, Loss and Grief, Obesity, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, and Uncertainty
  • Age Specialty

  • Religious Specialty

  • Spoken Language

  • Session Format

    Email, Private Sessions, Phone Sessions, and Skype Sessions