Counselling and psychotherapy services are typically offered in person at my downtown Toronto office at 320 Danforth Avenue (in the Carrot Common), but may also be conducted by telephone or using a secure online video platform. 

Please note: Psychotherapy services can only be offered to residents of Ontario.

Individual counselling and psychotherapy 
provide an opportunity for you to openly talk about your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Together, we can discuss your issues or concerns with:   

  • Self-Development   
  • Self-Esteem   
  • Body Image & Disordered Eating Behaviour  
  • Anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety, social anxiety, etc.)
  • Mood Disorder (e.g. depression)    
  • Stress Management   
  • Trauma   
  • Grief and Issues of Loss (including anticipatory loss)
  • Romantic Relationships (including transitions after a break-up, divorce or separation)
  • Interpersonal Conflict (including family conflict or communication problems, workplace issues, etc.)
  • Life Purpose and/or figuring out "what's next"   
  • Sexual Orientation and Identity and other LGBT concerns
  • Anger Management   
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence   
  • Unresolved Loss, Grief and Bereavement   
  • Phase of Life and/or Vocational Transitions   
  • Spirituality
  • Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) and/or an empath and/or an introvert

An ever-increasing body of evidence is showing that mindfulness-based and solutions-focused interventions are beneficial in helping clients to:

  • Stay grounded in the present moment,
  • Overcome unhelpful patterns of automatic reactions to thoughts, feelings and events,
  • Cultivate an awareness of their reactive emotions,
  • Learn to use specific strategies to respond to situations mindfully rather than react reflexively,
  • Cultivate acceptance of their thoughts and feelings without judgment
  • Improve concentration, 
  • Ease symptoms of mental and physical conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, drug abuse/dependence, and chronic pain, 
  • Increase one’s level of compassion and equanimity toward the self and others.

Mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), are distinct forms of psychotherapy that incorporate the practice of mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). At Toronto Mindful Solutions Clinic, I incorporate these mindfulness-based therapies, along with Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies to help my clients achieve their goals. Each of these therapeutic modalities is highly grounded in decades of evidence-based research.

A counselling session with me typically consists of talk therapy, along with some in-session mindfulness practices that will help reconnect you with your mind, body and feelings. Our work may also involve regular home assignments that will encourage you to 
keep up the practice between sessions.

Sandy Kiaizadeh, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Toronto Mindful Solutions Clinic