• "You are not your past; you are who you choose to become"


    You are not defined by the things that happened to you and you can heal from them.

    The reason this is so hard to believe is because difficult experiences change the way we think, feel, and act. We start to believe that others can’t be trusted, that there’s something wrong with us, and that we’re not good enough. We feel out of control of our emotions and at the same time detached from them. We feel on edge, hypervigilant, and have a feeling that something is going to go wrong – even when there is no proof. Decision making is difficult. Spending time with others is hard. Keeping up a front is exhausting.

    Sometimes we’re haunted by our memories, our sleep suffers, and it feels like nothing will ever help us. Like we’re beyond fixing.

    This is trauma.

    It can be hard to know where to start and to imagine feeling better. Maybe you’ve reached out for help and it didn’t work – maybe it even made things worse.

    We’re happy you made it to this page! New Moon Psychotherapy is located in Toronto’s Liberty Village and offers virtual psychotherapy Ontario wide. We are a team of dedicated trauma fighters who are passionate about getting you the results that you want to see.

    At New Moon Psychotherapy we are committed to using evidence-based approaches to help you rise from your experience(s), release the past into the past, and claim the life you’ve always wanted.

    New moons symbolize new beginnings.

    They’re a time to invite change into your life. A time to open to new possibilities.

    What change would you like to see in your life? What would it be like if you thought differently? What would your relationships look like? Where would you find joy? What goals would you be working towards?

    Even though you cannot hit delete on the things that you’ve experienced (I wish you could), the things you’ve experienced are NOT a life sentence. You can rise from your symptoms and you can begin living the life you want and deserve – the one that gets you jumping out of bed in the mornings (most days)!

    We can do it together. Let’s begin your journey.

    Emilia Pacholec, Registered Psychotherapist

    I started my career working with Borderline Personality Disorder and justice involved and high-risk youth, many of whom experienced complex trauma.

    Since, I have focused my work primarily on post-traumatic stress and related difficulties such as substance use, suicide ideation, emotion dysregulation, non-suicidal self-injury, anxiety, and depression.

    Camila Espana, Registered Social Worker

    I’m a relational therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. I want to help you reconnect with yourself and your loved ones, and regain stability in your relationships. 

    I have specialized, post-graduate training in couples and family therapy and men’s issues.

    Mary Mikhail, Registered Social Worker

    I am passionate and dedicated towards providing my clients with the most up to date care, based on thoroughly researched therapeutic modalities.

    I specialize in emotion dysregulation, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD and complex trauma, sexual abuse, personality disorders, and substance use/abuse.

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