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AngelaPotes
AngelaPotes

My approach as a
Mental Health Practitioner:

I'm often asked why I like the work I do so much.

This is very simple to me:

- Helping you through moments of uncertainty, anxiety, and discomfort to regain your joy, motivation, and inner peace is very rewarding for me.

- Creating a bond of trust, a connection to help you move forward, is something that I consider of golden value in our work together.

- Guiding you on your journey and helping you learn how to face obstacles that show up as you experience depression and anxiety is one of my favorite things to do.

-Having lived with depression and anxiety for so many years, and now knowing how to help you feel better and how to regain control of your life, has become my greatest purpose.

A few words about me:

I think it's important that you know a little more about me before we have our first therapy session together.

I hope that getting to know me and the way I work a little better, will reduce any anxiety you may have about starting therapy.

I did not grow up feeling an enormous sense of inner peace and calm, but as I committed myself to do the work and to be committed to my healing, by practicing what I learned along the way, I got to a point where I felt peaceful, grounded, and connected.

Once I got to this point, I created my practice so that in this space, you can feel good and safe in every session.

I studied Psychology (B.Sc.), at Concordia University and hold a Master's Degree in Psychiatry Research from McGill University. I have nine years of clinical research experience in geriatric psychiatry and mind-body intervention research.​

I am certified as a Mindfulness Group Facilitator by the University of Toronto, and also had the opportunity to work with Dr. Kristin Neff to dig deeper into Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). 

When I decided to stop working in research, I decided to enrich my practice and be able to help the people I work with the best I can. I completed Eckhart Tolle's School of Awakening, followed by the Professional Training in Compassionate Inquiry (CI) with Dr. Gabor Maté. I am an international conference speaker, and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and have recently finished Compassionate Inquiry's Mentorship Program.

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