Offering Online, Phone and London office appointments
Bachelor of Arts Degree – Ryerson University with a Major in Psychology
Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Mental Health – Durham College
Currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology – Yorkville University
Mariko has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ryerson University with a Major in Psychology, and a Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Mental Health from Durham College. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Under the supervision of Dr. Laurie Ponsford-Hill, Mariko is offering free psychotherapy services.
Mariko has worked with a diverse group of clients in various settings and through several modalities. She has experience working with individuals striving to overcome substance use and other behavioural addictions, in addition to other developmental and psychological challenges. Guided by a variety of theoretical orientations including humanistic, cognitive, behavioural, and constructionist, she has provided crisis intervention, safety/relapse-prevention planning, skill development, and mental health advocacy, all while working within a trauma-informed and harm-reduction framework.
Mariko is passionate about building strong therapeutic relationships comprised of openness, trust, empathy, and a genuine sense of understanding and acceptance. With these values, she can work collaboratively with clients to support them through challenges such as anxiety, substance use, stress, depression, grief, loss, anger, behavioural health/wellness goals, interpersonal challenges, and other significant life transitions and changes.
Register for the Accrediting Counsellors and Therapists Program here: http://www.thecounsellinghouse.ca/accrediting-counsellors-therapists-program-london-woodstock/