• Emilia Pacholec, Registered Psychotherapist

    Hi! I’m Emilia and my pronouns are she/her.

    I’m a registered psychotherapist and the founder and clinical director of New Moon Psychotherapy.

    I earned a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Western University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Psychology from York University. Recently, I completed the Intensive Sex Therapy Program at Guelph University.

    I began my career working with youth and adults experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder as well as justice-involved and high-risk youth. Since, I have focused my work primarily on post-traumatic stress and related difficulties.

    I specialize in supporting survivors of sexual and criminal violence such as childhood sexual abuse, rape, grooming, robbery, human trafficking, kidnapping, and assault. A special interest is guiding couples in which one or more partners are affected by trauma, find healing in their relationship.

    I use evidence-based approaches. These are therapies that have been heavily researched and can be effectively used to help you heal.

    You might believe that life can’t get better or that you’re not capable of growth. My goal is to empower you to see your strengths, to overcome your difficulties, and to transform your life.

    Trauma is not a life sentence. You will trust, laugh, and love again.

    My Practice and Credentials

    My areas of expertise

    • Trauma, PTSD, and Complex PTSD related to sexual violence and criminal victimization
    • Substance Use/Abuse
    • Suicide Ideation and Self-Injury
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Perfectionism/Self-Criticism
    • Emotional Dysregulation
    • Adults and Couples

    Professional associations that I belong to:

    • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario 
    • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
    • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
    • National Coalition for Sexual Freedom – Kink and Polyamory Aware Professional

    In addition to my clinical work, I’m active in research, program development, and speaking engagements in my areas of expertise. Not only do I love this work because it allows me to creatively apply and share my knowledge, it also helps me stay current in this constantly evolving field.

    Research Experience

    I've been involved in countless research studies since 2011.

    More recently, I have focused on assessing the efficacy of various psychotherapeutic interventions including mindfulness based approaches for families who have experienced adversity which has been presented at various conferences including the Mindful Society; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with high risk and justice involved youth which has been published in the Journal of Community Mental Health; and best practices for supporting survivors of human trafficking.

    Organizations that I have been involved with include the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Kids Help Phone, London Family Court Clinic and various labs at York University and Western University.

    Program Development

    I have used my training and expertise to develop programs that enable community organizations and mental health providers offer specialized services for the unique individuals they work with.

    I was the lead developer of an asynchronous learning DBT program for justice involved and high-risk youth. I have also developed programs based on mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for use with clients in private practice. 

    Speaking Engagements

    I have had the privilege of presenting research, and sharing my clinical knowledge, at various conferences, in academic settings, and to specialized populations.

    • Conferences at which I have presented research
    • Trauma and Violence Intervention Research Conference
    • Canadian Psychological Association
    • Mindful Society
    • Child Health Research Day at Children’s Hospital London
    • Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee
    • Western University Faculty Research Day

    • Settings in which I have presented (non-research)
    • Interviewed by AM 640 Toronto regarding PTSD on PTSD Awareness Day
    • Western University
    • Psychotherapy clinics
    • Wellness clinics
    • Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre
    • Holistic Beauty Experience
    • National Women's Show
    • Taboo Show Toronto (Formerly, Everything to do with Sex Show)

    Ready to get started? Reach out today!

    Did you know that most people wait an average of two years before starting therapy? That’s two years of suffering!

    If you’re ready to find relief from the pain that you’ve been experiencing and are eager to build a fulfilling life, contact us to get started!

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