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Joseanne Spiteri

Owner and Director, 

MACP, Registered Psychotherapist

Adults, Individuals and Couples

My Story

Services Offered: Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Therapies Practiced: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Sex Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma informed

Specialization: Relationship Distress, Affairs, Blended Families, Sex Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Stress, Grief, Self-Esteem, Trauma.

Languages Spoken: English

Insurance Information: Please check with your insurance provider to see if your benefit plan covers a Registered Psychotherapist.

Session Fee: $165/hr

Consultation Offered: Joseanne offers a free 15-minute phone or video consultation.

Joseanne is a Registered Psychotherapist who has completed the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In addition to her MACP, she has completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship and Core Skills, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy for Trauma, as well the Sex Therapy Intensive course from the University of Guelph.  She has also received training in CBT for Trauma, EFT for Sex Addiction and Affairs, and Applying Polyvagal Theory to the Practice of EFT.

 

I have studied in the Emotionally Focused Therapy model, the GOLD STANDARD for couples therapy. The majority of my practice and training is focused solely on helping relationships improve. I see couples who need help as well as individuals who either need support in their relationships or who have other concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief or anger.   

The disconnect in a relationship can be profound, yet some couples I’ve had the privilege of working with repair even the deepest wounds and are able to reconnect fully.

I AM NOT THE THERAPIST THAT SIMPLY SMILES AND NODS. I know what it takes to keep a relationship strong and work best with clients who are tired of being unhappy.  My clients are most successful when they are willing to do what it takes to make some changes. I can't change your relationship. You have to change your relationship and I am 100% ready to help support you in that.

Personally Speaking

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 4 children, my husband, my friends, and my extended family. Mine is a blended family, which has been interesting to say the least! I think managing the schedules and needs of a family of 6 while getting dinner on the table each night merits bragging rights!  If I can remember who needs to picked up where, who has swimming lessons when, and which kid needs help studying for their math test the next day, I'd say that's a good day! 

For this to work, my husband has been my greatest inspiration. It is through this 2nd marriage that I've learned some of the most challenging and foundational lessons of my life. It is from him that I learned how to face conflict.

It is with him that I learned how to parent four very different children and step-children, with different needs, at different stages of their lives. And it is with him that I learned that having a life partner who is emotionally present and connected can be a strong force that keeps us happy and able to overcome our conflict together.

A few more random tidbits to help you get a sense of who I am, beyond my work: I enjoy yoga and am actually a certified yoga instructor.  I love exploring and travel, baking with my children, reading a good book, and watching my Netflix shows while sipping on a cup of green tea.  

Contact

Joseanne is available Mondays through Wednesdays 9:30am to 4pm.

416 949 9878