"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to-do' list" - Michelle Obama
Heart Centered Therapy - One Client At A Time
A LITTLE ABOUT ME......
My name is Mary Keogh and I was born in Dublin, Ireland. I moved to Toronto as a Nanny when I was 20. My plan was to stay in Canada for 1 year but you know what they say about best laid plans! I met my husband after 9 months and we ended up staying and making our lives here.
My greatest achievement and gift in life is that of becoming a Mum. I have a daughter who was conceived through fertility treatment (IUI/fertility drugs), I am a bereaved Mum (2nd trimester loss of my son due to incompetent cervix) and a Mum through adoption (my youngest son was adopted internationally when he had just turned 1).
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I have a Masters level diploma in Psychotherapy. I am a member in good standing with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario). I also hold my designation in Human Resources (CHRP).
MY CAREER BACKGROUND
I worked in Human Resource field in the Private and Public sector for over 20 years in a variety of roles. What I loved most about my time in HR were the relationships I built with clients and colleagues. I am at heart a relationship builder and believe strongly in the power of human connection.
I am a therapist who provides individual therapy to adults 18 and older. My new career as a Psychotherapist is a perfect marrying of my HR career (connecting with people by listening & building relationships based on trust and respect), my education in Psychotherapy & my long-held interest in holistic mental health, as well as my life experiences. I am also proof that career changes are possible at any age.
MY APPROACH AS A THERAPIST
I use a Client centered approach as a therapist which to me means we will work on what you want, when you want. I hold a space for my Clients to always be heard, validated & supported. Together we will explore your personal beliefs, emotional patterns or behaviors that are not working for you. We will also work on your life trauma's or hurts that you want assistance with.
We will work collaboratively to introduce new skills and tools that will aid you in life. A life where you feel more in control and fulfilled, where you will not only survive, but thrive.
As a therapist it is an honor for me to connect and build relationships with my clients. Seeing a therapist takes commitment and courage, to witness my client’s hard work and commitment is for me, a gift.
THINGS I CAN ASSIST YOU WITH
Workplace stress & anxiety
Relocating (to a new city or country)
Pregnancy loss (1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester, infant loss and medical termination)
By reading my bio I hope it has given you some insight as to who I am, my approach, and how I can assist you.
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to potential clients. Feeling at ease and comfortable with your therapist is a large predictor of success in the therapist/client relationship. Call me at 416.526.9903 to connect.