Suite 402-65 Wellesley St E., Toronto, ON, M4Y 1G7
Connor (he/him) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Peer Supporter with a history of working with young adults to address their mental health concerns. Connor works with individuals experiencing feelings of depression, hopelessness, and anxiety, to reach a place of healing and fulfillment. These feelings may surface from relationships, past traumatic events, identity, grief, or other life circumstances.
Connor has been a Peer Supporter for multiple years, working and volunteering with both community organizations and universities to provide affirming, safe, and supportive care. He carries this experience forward as an intern-psychotherapist to provide empathetic and validating counselling to clients.
Connor’s strengths are his capacity for empathy and willingness to sit with others in their hardest moments as they process and reflect on the psychic pain in their lives. Connor also brings an academic background in political science and history, which he uses to better understand how the systems and institutions his clients live within affect their day-to-day lives.
Clients experience therapy with Connor as genuine, validating and engaging, as he takes a client-centered approach to his work. Meaning he trusts the client to be the expert on their own lives and sees himself as the provider of a nurturing space, where individuals can examine their relationships, thoughts, feelings, and experiences alongside a trusted professional.
Connor takes a trauma-informed approach, leaning on Internal Family Systems and cognitive-behavioural ways of understanding the human psyche. He believes in evidence-based models of psychotherapy, which destigmatize mental health concerns and work to empower the client to make meaningful change in their life.
After finishing his undergraduate work, Connor is now doing his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. He is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and is pursuing certification with Peer Support Canada.