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
- Art Therapy
- Couples/Relationship Therapy
- Emotional Bodywork
- Gestalt Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Sandplay Therapy
CertificationMember of CPCA - Member # 3486
Elected Professional Council Member of the CRPO for Ward 5 (Elected July 2018). Sit on ICRC and QA Committees.
TrainingGraduated 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 Location5557 Thorn Lane
Burlington, Ontario L7L 6V9