Therapist Profile

Accepting New Clients

Colleen Hood

Registered Psychotherapist
ReCreate Therapy

Unit 6, 320 Vansickle Rd.
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 0B4
(905) 401-3694 (phone)

Colleen Hood, PhD, RP, CTRS, has close to 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and expert in Therapeutic Recreation. She has taught students and professionals about the value of leisure and recreation in enhancing well-being. She has been particularly interested in strengths-based practice and positive therapy and has incorporated these principles into her teaching and work with clients.

In addition to her work in Therapeutic Recreation, she is currently a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario (CRPO#: 005076) and will graduate from the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP) in April 2017.

According to TIRP, "Relational therapists help clients understand, on the one hand, their ownpatterns of thoughts and feelings about themselves, and on the other hand,the power of significant relationships, past and present, to shape this self-experience. Relational therapy strengthens and transforms a client's sense of self, which in turn enhances his or her confidence and well-being in the world."

Colleen also has training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Informed Practice, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion, Grief Therapy, and a variety of other approaches.

Colleen is a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association, the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Therapy.

  • Certification

    CRPO: 005076
  • Training

    Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Relational Psychotherapy
  • Focus

    Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Pain or Illness, Depression, Divorce and Separation, Grief, Relationships, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Trauma
  • Age Specialty

  • Religious Specialty

  • Spoken Language

  • Session Format

    Private Sessions