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Seasons Psychotherapy


Rhonwen Derbez, 

Gestalt Psychotherapist, Toronto ON


Samantha Hawkins, 

Gestalt Therapist in Training, Cambridge ON





 

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We are here to walk with you through life's challenges and changes, events and seasons... with honesty, dignity and compassion.

 


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Isolation can magnify 

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GESTALT PHILOSOPHY

dedicated with gratitude to Jay Tropianskaia

By Rhonwen Derbez

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.

She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.

So she gave them some broth without any bread,

Then spanked them all soundly and sent them to bed.


And each of these cherubs with such an upbringing

Developed CREATIVE ADJUSTMENTS, like clinging,

Or not trusting people, or eating too much,

Or giving up power, or shying from touch.

But then came along some people who knew

That looking inside they’d all know what to do.

And if they were willing, courageous enough

To look in their BODIES for all of the stuff:


The stuff that was torturing, holding them back

From reaching for dreams and staying on track,

They’d find that ACCEPTANCE of who-they-are-NOW

Would unlock a way to their healing somehow.




So if you've been suffering with some kind of pain

That comes back to plague you again and again

Perhaps there is one of these people for you,

To help YOU realize you know just what to do.


And maybe yo​u don’t have to feel so alone,

And maybe you’ll learn just how much you have grown,

And maybe, just maybe, SUPPORT is the goal,

May it show you at last how it feels to be whole.



                                          © 2021       

Meet the Seasons Psychotherapy team... 

Rhonwen Derbez

Gestalt Psychotherapist

(for Adult Individuals and Couples)

Pronouns - She/Her

     Rhonwen specializes in use of metaphor, cultivating sensory awareness, tuning into body wisdom and building a feeling language.  She uses these and other techniques and experiments to address a variety of issues with her clients including loss and grief, anxiety, depression, burnout, sensitivity and desensitization, life transitions,  trauma, and more.  She is a firm believer that with these tools of self-knowledge and body guidance, we all have a better chance of finding the supports we need in this lifetime for healing, and living our best life.

     Being queer herself, Rhonwen provides a safe, sex positive space for LGBTQIA2S+ clients which includes a non-judgemental approach to unconventional relationships, and has completed couples therapy training in the Gestalt modality, inspired by her own experience of the joys that are made available with improved communication and connection with our loved ones.

     Rhonwen is a graduate of the Five Year Training Program of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and has been in private practice since January 2020.  She is a member in good standing of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy and the International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia. 

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Samantha Hawkins

Gestalt Therapist in Training

Pronouns - She/Her

     Samantha is in her practicum of the Five Year Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. She is a member of the GIT student clinic, as a therapist and intake coordinator, is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.  Since 2015 Samantha has been a group therapy facilitator at a men's provincial institution in Brampton, ON which offers rehabilitation treatment for offenders in addiction recovery.

     Areas of focus and expertise include depression, anxiety, addictions, incarceration, anger, stress, grief, trauma, loneliness/isolation, anxiety, perinatal and postpartum issues, self-identity, self-esteem, environmental/existential concerns, body image, family dynamics and relationships. Her office is a safe space that is 2SLGBTQIA positive and sex positive.

     Now trained in the Gestalt modalities, Samantha has plans to expand and develop her techniques to include the use of horticulture and the impact of nature into her sessions, and plans to pursue further training to add children and youth to her clientele.

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