Ligia Hendry

Registered Psychotherapist

MEng; Graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto

Downtown Toronto Psychotherapy and Counselling Services. Helping individuals and couples rediscover authenticity, spontaneity and ability to change.

CAPT Membership Number: 655

Issues I work with

Abuse, Anxiety, Career/Work, Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce Separation, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Spirituality, Trauma

My approaches

  • Art Therapy
  • Couples/Relationship Therapy
  • Emotional Bodywork
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Certification

Gestalt Therapy; Gestalt Couple Therapy; Gestalt Counselling; Art Therapy; Dreamwork; Contemporary Shamanic Studies

Training

Gestalt Institute of Toronto
Institute of Contemporary Shamanic Studies
MEng University of Bucharest

I am a compassionate, authentic and inclusive psychotherapist working with individuals and couples going through challenges and life transitions. My training is in Gestalt Psychotherapy which is a presence-based, here-and-now, holistic and experiential psychotherapeutic approach. The term gestalt means “whole”, “completion”, and conveys the idea of many parts “making a whole”. Through the Gestalt approach,  my clients start experimenting with new ways of being in the safety of the therapeutic space, freeing blocks and completing past interruptions and gradually move toward integrating forgotten aspects of self; recover lost potential, achieve self-support, rediscover authenticity and spontaneity, and feel more alive. Learn more about Gestalt modalities.

My therapeutic style is informed by my life experience, personal therapy,  and continuing professional development which includes Art Therapy; Gestalt Counselling; Gestalt  Couples Therapy; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; group workshops/therapy; working with addictions; somatic interventions; Narrative Therapy; Dreamwork; and Contemporary Shamanic Studies.

I approach each session knowing that you, my client, and I are unique individuals who will co-create the therapeutic relationship. I strive to create an open, respectful, safe and supportive therapeutic space where you’ll feel welcome to share your struggles and move forward through your own life cycles and changes.

Office Location

Sherbourne/Carlton
179 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario m5a 2k3