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Heart Centered Therapy - One Client At A Time

MY STORY

 

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). 

 

 

MY EDUCATION

 

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

 

Past

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.

 

Present​

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 uncover your limiting beliefs, emotional patterns or behaviors that are not working for you.  We will also work on the life traumas that you want assistance with.

 

I work collaboratively with my clients to identify and introduce new skills and tools that will aid 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 

  • Stress/anxiety/burnout

  • Life transitions

  • Midlife concerns (eg,  empty-nester, menopause)

  • Grief work

  • Workplace stress & anxiety

  • Relocating (eg to a new city or country)

  • Infertility

  • Pregnancy loss (1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester, infant loss, and medical termination)

  • Adoption

 

IN CLOSING 

 

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.