Leanne Sawchuk

Registered Psychotherapist / Art Therapist

DipTIRP, BA, CTIP

As Registered Psychotherapist, I provide services to both individual's and couple's within a safe and therapeutic space. Some of my areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, relationship challenges, trauma, and PTSD.

Issues I work with

Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career/Work, Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce Separation, Fertility/Infertility, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Parenting, Postpartum Depression, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Trauma

My approaches

  • Art Therapy
  • Couples/Relationship Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

Certification

B.A., DipTIRP, RP

Training

York University: B.A (Psychology), Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), Registered Psychotherapist
Attachment Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) - CTIP (Certified Trauma Informed Practitioner)
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (Beginning 1 & Beginning 2)

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

Office Location

276 Frederick Street
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 2N4