Safe and Sound Protocol Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre in Ottawa & Toronto

Each of our therapists brings a different set of skills and approaches to therapy. We integrate the approaches and use what is best suited for each person.

Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-hour auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy.

The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in just five days in the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Anxiety and trauma related challenges
  • Inattention
  • Stressors that impact social engagement
  • Emotional and physiological states are critical to how we approach a task at hand. When we have better state control, not only can we be more socially engaged, we are more open to therapy. Improved state regulation improves therapeutic outcomes.

This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. It is designed to help the nervous system to better receive process and respond to the cues and signals from the world around us. This helps us learn how to more easily and consistently feel better regulated in the face of life’s challenges.

For ways you can use SSP at home, please contact Susanne.

Therapists Providing Safe and Sound Protocol Therapy

Tara Cohen

Tara Cohen

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 800-9906

tara@taracohenwellness.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, Expressive Arts, Humanistic, MBCT, MBSR, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Safe & Sound Protocol

Specialties: Illness, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$145/hr

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Susanne Reinhold

Susanne Reinhold

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

contact@susannereinhold.ca

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: Humanistic, Safe & Sound Protocol, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Nervous System Regulation, Somatic Therapy

Region: Virtual

$140/hr

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Ines Yagi

Ines Yagi

Ph.D., RP, CAMFT Associate

Independent Associate

(613) 699-1317

inesycounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, EFT, Gottman method, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Safe & Sound Protocol, Schema Therapy

Specialties: Men issues, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Existential Issues

Region: Virtual

$160/hr

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