Miranda Monastero

Registered Psychotherapist

BA, RP

Hello, my name is Miranda Goode Monastero and I am a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice, working with individuals and families since 2011. I blend my Humanistic training with Relational Gestalt for a unique, experiential approach that is compassionate and supportive.

CAPT Membership Number: 650

Issues I work with

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

My approaches

  • Art Therapy
  • Couples/Relationship Therapy
  • Emotional Bodywork
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sandplay Therapy

Certification

Member of CPCA - Member # 3486
Elected Professional Council Member of the CRPO for Ward 5 (Elected July 2018). Sit on ICRC and QA Committees.

Training

Graduated 5 Year Training Program at Gestalt Institute of Toronto.
Graduated 2 Year Training Program at Transformational Arts College, Toronto.
Completed the Gestalt Approach to Art Therapy, The Gestalt Approach to Working with Children and Group Facilitators Gestalt Training Program.

I believe when we accept and honor our feelings and embrace all facets of ourselves - deep healing and transformation can occur.  Many of us have forgotten how to feel our emotions, how to let them move through our bodies like pure energy forms – letting anger churn, hope to blossom, grief to contract, disappointment to gut us, or sit with unmet longing as if it were an old friend.

My approach as a relational therapist is to simply be with what’s true for you, moment to moment. I practice this through supportive listening and staying with you in whatever comes up. I will tend to your heart and hold a container of safety to help you unravel your emotions and beliefs, heal your pain, and ultimately, tap into your inner resource of strength. I will not fix, compare, judge, or give advice, but be a present, compassionate witness.

 

Office Location

5557 Thorn Lane
Burlington, Ontario L7L 6V9