Welcome to this space where we make room for what lies beneath the surface.
My work with clients often engages with the mind-body systems to manage mental health struggles and support the healing process.
Sessions are collaborative so that we can find tools that work for you to self-regulate in order to move through the many challenges that life can bring. Our work together often includes mindfulness, the nervous system, cognitive strategies, breathwork, somatic experiencing, and nature.
My practice specializes in (but is not limited to) supporting those who struggle with physical symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, IBS, chronic pain, burnout, exhaustion, etc. which are often related to or intensified by stress and trauma.
I will provide you with tools to enable you to cope with the challenges you are facing. I will help you find your breath, find your footing, and gain tools to support your personal goals. Your needs are important, and this is a safe space where you can process your experiences.
We meet online so that this work is accessible to wherever you are!
CLICK HERE to book a FREE 15-Minute Virtual Consultation if you would like to see if we are a good fit to work together on whatever it is you are struggling with.
I look forward to meeting you very soon!
Charlie (Carolyn) Gray
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CRPO, CCPA, MA
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Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior (DBT) - Skills
Social Justice Centered
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
My approach is holistic and therefore does not solely focus on the mind. The brain is one organ in a beautiful and complex interconnected system that all impacts mental health, and is impacted by mental health.
While some of our work will include talking and cognitive-based processing and strategies, we will use these in tandem with breathwork, somatic experiencing, nervous-system regulation, etc..
We will work collaboratively and entirely with your needs, comfort levels and window of tolerance as priority to support your mental health. We work together towards your sense of healing, balance, restored energy, presence, and resiliency.
Coping with Physical Symptoms
Racial Justice Allied
As a certified Freediving Instructor with 6 years of experience, my specialties include breathwork, relaxation & nervous system training.
Freediving has taken me personally on a wild and wonderful journey of knowing myself better, while bringing my healing and well-being into balance. It has helped me find strength I never knew I had - physically and mentally.
Through this work I have learned that relaxation, awareness and mental resiliency are a skills that can be practiced and acquired. The combination of water and these skillsets and can be incredibly powerful for coping with and healing stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
No cost, 15 minutes.
Book a free 15-minute video consultation to see if you think our work together would fit your needs.
$140.00 (CAD) per 50 minutes.
I offer online psychotherapy sessions to clients who are Canada-based in Ontario, Newfoundland, and other parts of the country.
Contact for sliding scale options, as needed.
Contact for current availability for in-person & nature-based coaching sessions.
No one lives in a vacuum, and neither does our mental health... In the west, we tend to still be entrenched in cultural worldviews that understand humans to exist as individuals without much mutual impact to one another or their environments. More and more western scientific research understands this to be false, while traditional ways of knowing have understood the interconnectedness – the wholeness – of all things for a very long time. As we cannot understand our mental health by only looking at our brain and must include the interwovenness of the whole bodily system, we also cannot understand our health as an individuals without considering our lives within the living organisms of the collective, of our natural world. I am a caucasian, cis-gendered, able-bodied woman, and was born, raised, educated, and have worked on the traditional Turtle Island territories (aka Canada) of the Anishinaabe, Wyandot, Haudenosaunee, Attiwonderonk, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations peoples, under the treaties of Treaty 3, 13A, 19, The Haldimand Treaty, and the Williams Treaty. I currently work primarily online, based between the traditional territories of the Muzziena Bedouin Tribe of South Sinai, and the Irish lands of the Republic of Ireland with longstanding Indigenous roots. As a practitioner, I recognize the vital importance of land and its history for my clients, my communities, and my own life. As a therapist, I often incorporate nature-based practices. As an ally I have a responsibility to honour the stories, peoples, and creatures of the lands we occupy, our interconnectedness within the natural world. I welcome my duty to continuously self-reflect and maintain relationship and ongoing education in efforts to seek less harm in the ever-present impacts of capitalism and white supremacy. My practice seeks to be trauma-informed, socially just, accessible, culturally responsive, rooted in efforts to decolonize the practice of psychotherapy. I am open to accountability in these efforts. Resources: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/17465709 Indigenous Healing: Exploring Traditional Paths, Rupert Ross https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/392410/indigenous-healing-by-rupert-ross/9780143191100 Decolonizing Therapy, Dr. Jennifer Mullan https://www.decolonizingtherapy.com/ Territory Acknowledgement https://native-land.ca/resources/territory-acknowledgement/
"The trees act not as individuals, but somehow as a collective. Exactly how they do this, we don’t yet know. But what we see is the power of unity. What happens to one happens to us all. We can starve together or feast together.”
― Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Potawatomi
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."
― Chief Seattle, Duwamish