Gabriela Dinca M.A. (MACP), B.A. (HONS).
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
“If the moon stays up until morning one day, or a ladybug lands and decides to stay, or a little bird sits at your window awhile, it’s because they’re all hoping to see you smile.” Nancy Tillman
I work with: Older adults; Individual Therapy (ages 9+); Couples Therapy; Trauma; Infidelity; Grief and Bereavement, and loneliness.
I am bilingual with fluency in English and Romanian.
Everyone is important to me. Whether you are an older or a younger person, a couple, a family, an immigrant, are bi-racial, or come from a multicultural, or Indigenous backgrounds, if you are facing life challenges, I welcome you.
As a therapist, it is my mission and privilege to help individuals create and maintain health and love in their lives or in their relationships. I am passionate about helping to support people, especially the elderly, with living a purposeful and fulfilling life. People who work with me have the opportunity to get to know, to love and to trust their own hidden resources; to find and use more courage, creativity and humour within themselves in a safe and supportive place where they can practice brave and honest thinking, a place to learn to feel better. They can stay in charge and set their own pace in therapy. This is done through a series of sessions involving mind, body and spirit.
Here are some of the integrative therapeutic interventions I may use in therapy sessions:
Narrative Therapy – Supports seniors for legacy building and wisdom rediscovery.
EMDR- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing- helps with healing from distressing life experiences and trauma.
IFS- Internal family systems- a strategy to effectively address trauma and other issues.
SFBT- solution focused brief therapy- goal focused approach to find solutions for stressful life experiences.
ACT – acceptance and commitment therapy-paired with mindfulness encourages people to engage with the life that is important to them and learn to be psychologically flexible.
Gottman method couples therapy- an approach that helps couples manage conflicts.
Gottman treating infidelity/affairs and trauma assists couples to heal and rebuild trust.
EFT- emotion focused therapy- an approach that helps emotions with a sense of empowerment.
SE-Somatic Experiencing-a technique that incorporates the body and is used to assist with healing trauma and reducing stress.
Stress and anger management
LSR – learned self-regulation for anxiety and depression through guided imagery, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness, and autogenic training.
Grief & Bereavement – An approach to help living with the legacy of loss.
Motivational Interviewing – an approach to enhance people’s motivation about change.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is grounded in holistic, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, humanistic, and cognitive modalities, as well as psychotherapeutic trauma interventions. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Additionally, I am a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) & Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP).
- M. A. Counselling Psychology – Yorkville University
- B. A. (Honours) Kinesiology and Health Sciences – York University
- Certification in Stress Management & Learned Self-Regulation – York University
- Nursing Diploma – Red Cross
- Real Estate Broker – RECO
Please contact me by phone or text at 647-957-9951or by email at email@example.com to book an appointment with me. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your mental health goals.
Payments are accepted by credit card, e-transfer and insurance plans.
356 Woodroffe Ave., Entrance G/H, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6
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