Sandra Lewis, MA, EFT-Adv.
-Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Analysis
-Currently: Support and Bereavement Coordinator, Alliance Hospice
-Advanced Certificate, Emotional Freedom Technique
-Clinical Member, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists
-Certified Member, Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
-Psychotherapy Graduate, Toronto Transformational Arts College
-Television appearances on Style By Jury (guest therapist), CBC
-Popular speaker, seminar leader
I'm a psychotherapist/mediator in the Toronto area, specializing in relationships, depression, anxiety, and conflict, whether it's an internal conflict, or one you're having with key people in your life.
I have a Masters Degree, as well as being za psycho-spiritual therapy graduate of the Transformational Arts College in Toronto. I have a certificate in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy from the University of Toronto, an advanced certificate in EFT and I am listed as a certified EFT practitioner on the website run by the founder of EFT, Gary Craig. My main emphasis is EFT and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.
In addition to my private practice, I am the Bereavement Coordinator at one of Toronto's largest hospices, Alliance, where I am responsible for intake, private sessions, group therapy, training of new bereavement volunteers and ongoing case management.
I am a Certified Member of
the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors,
Psychometrists and Psychotherapists, as well as a Clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (see http://www.psychotherapyontario.com/clinical.html) which requires, in addition to a graduate degree from a recognized university, 3,000 hours of clinical experience and demonstrated learning in at least four (4) of the following six (6) areas as they relate to psychotherapy:
I work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks; addictions; relationship problems (including the glbtq community); loneliness; phobias and fears; and the emotional aspects of physical ailments. I work with children of all ages, including those diagnosed with autism. (see Articles on this website).
I look at my clients holistically, i.e. taking into consideration all aspects of their lives including their physical health. There are many studies which show spiritual and nutritional (see articles on nutrition and mood on this website) factors directly bear on our mental health. I often include coaching with the therapy, to help people formulate action plans to move forward with their goals, whether that's a new relationship, a more balanced life or job success. I also spend some time going over nutrition and lifestyle as these can sabotage efforts to feel better.
While I came to this profession late
in life, having spent the first half of my career working as a journalist and
broadcaster, I have arrived with the fervor and excitement of one who has at
last found a true calling. I love helping people find their inner strength
and the diverse qualities that have helped them get to this point in their lives;
it is a privilege for me to be permitted to join their journey for a brief
time in ways that change us both... and I am grateful for the way this work
challenges me to grow. I have certainly learned as much about myself
as my clients have learned about themselves, and I owe them all a great debt of
If you would like more information or to arrange a complimentary phone consultation, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org