Diana Powell

Registered Psychotherapist

DipCTP

Do you suffer from unbearable and overwhelming feelings such as shame, anxiety, depression, fear of going crazy, or simply feeling unsafe? Talking to a therapist & having her listen without judgement or an agenda can be transformative.

CAPT Membership Number: 250

Issues I work with

Abuse, Anxiety, Career/Work, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Relationships/Family, Spirituality, Trauma

My approaches

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Training

Diploma from Centre for Training in Psychotherapy; Janina Fisher's webinars on Trauma Treatment, Lvl 1-3, and Treatment of Shame; Lana Epstein,

Do you suffer from unbearable and overwhelming feelings such as shame, anxiety, depression, fear of going crazy, or simply feeling unsafe? Talking to a therapist & having her listen without judgement or an agenda can be transformative. Please see www.integralpsychotherapy.ca for a detailed description of my approach -- examples are attachment theory; trauma techniques such as working with the body to relax, & speaking to child parts/states; and Ken Wilber's spiritual & integral writings. Also, I study Buddhism and its integration with therapy; I use Buddhist mindfulness with interested clients. I pay attention to feelings and what blocks them, as well as to unconscious distorted beliefs that influence us but are out of awareness.

I have a particular interest in shame, the sense that you are defective, which then causes fear of exposing this vulnerable hidden part, and constricts expression of who you truly are. I can help you reduce feelings of shame and increase spontaneity, using trauma techniques such as mindfulness and bodywork.

Therapists must undergo therapy as well in order to limit blind spots (or unconscious collusion) so that clients will feel safe to talk freely. I was required to undergo intensive personal and group psychotherapy before and during my training.

I also enjoy working with those of multicultural backgrounds and I have experience with Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian and Asian clients.

Office Location

Yonge and St Clair
Suite #306 46 St Clair Ave East
TORONTO, Ontario M4T 1M9