Welcome to Elephant Therapy,
Often we come to crossroads in our lives and wonder what our next steps should be. Crisis, urgency and the unexpected nature of life can sometimes be overwhelming or at the very least, confusing. In my practice, I offer a space to talk about what is present for you. A place where we can be curious about your experiences, feelings and insights together. A place where complacency, wondering, confusion, grief, loss or anger can be a shared experience between us, met with curios empathy and without judgement. While I am not living your experience, I will do my best to understand and provide a container for whatever you may bring to our sessions.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, my main modalities are Relational Psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level II). I work with clients impacted by various and vicarious trauma, including those related to mental health diagnoses, problematic substance use, singular and ongoing trauma, grief and loss, sexual and domestic violence as well as relationships, identity and family issues.
I am currently completing an internship as a faculty member at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy; and I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy.
I use a client-driven, sex-positive, harm reduction, health focused framework, and invite my clients to do the same.
Jacub Michael Fernandes