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Lynn Izzard RP, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

Independent Associate

(289) 208-4620
lynn@greenpeaktherapy.com
English
GTA, Meaford, Toronto, Virtual
152 Captains Crt MEAFORD
FEE : $175/hr
Izzard
  • Individual Therapy (Ages 16+)
  • Grief, Loss & Trauma Therapy for Individuals

Guided by four core principles—Dedication, Hope, Humour, and Purpose—I foster a therapeutic environment rooted in commitment, optimism, empathy, and meaning, empowering clients on their journey toward growth and healing.

Dedication: I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have earned a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with Distinction. I specialize in grief, loss, and trauma therapy, and help clients navigate difficult life transitions. I hold additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Attachment Theory, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) for cPTSD, Suicide Prevention (ASIST), Cultural Competency, and Behavioural Psychology (to name a few). As a dedicated lifelong learner with over a decade of post-secondary education, I am committed to expanding my skills and knowledge to better support individuals navigating through traumatic life experiences. If you sense I am dedicated to walking side by side with you, it’s because I am.

Hope: I am acutely aware of the power of hope as a breeding ground for positive life change. I am also aware of the corrosive ability of stress and trauma to paralyze a person’s ability to function. My mission is to guide others in liberating themselves from the burdens of their past, nurturing a sense of hope and authenticity. I believe in the inherent resilience within each of us, a fundamental aspect of our humanity. By embracing our shared human experience and fostering self-love, we unlock the capacity to extend compassion and understanding to others. It’s about empowering individuals to not just survive, but thrive. Together, we embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery, enabling us to forge deeper connections and live more fulfilling lives grounded in love and authenticity.

Humour: In one of her many inspiring talks, I recall hearing Brené Brown quote poet Billy Collins, who once remarked, “Humour is the door to the serious”. In that talk, she contemplates the universal experience of shame—an immobilizing, agonizing emotion, and how laughter—a language of joy, gratitude, and love—serves as a healing balm. It compels us to breathe deeply, forging desperately needed connections and wordless understanding, profoundly significant in our shared human experience. So, yes, I deeply value humour as a powerful tool for breaking down barriers, easing tension, and infusing lightness into challenging or weighty discussions. It creates a more relaxed atmosphere, fostering openness and a deeper connection between us.

Purpose: My approach is client-centred, pioneered by psychologist Carl Rogers, which places the client at the heart of the therapeutic process. It prioritizes creating a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgmental space where clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. By compassionately listening, I strive to help others determine their purpose. Viktor Frankl challenged, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

I am here to support you on your journey towards healing and personal growth. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. What do you think? Is it time to invest in yourself and live the life you hope for? If you are ready, it would be a privilege to sit with you. To book, please email lynn@greenpeaktherapy.com.

Certifications

2023: Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

2023: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

2022: CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy)

2022: ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Degrees

2023: Master's of Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

2020 (In progress): Honours Behavioural Psychology, Seneca College

1996: Bachelor of Technology, Minor in Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University

Professional Development

2023: SFBT with Elliott Connie, Diamond Level 1 Certification

2023: SFBT Solution Building Couples Therapy (SFU)

2023: ASIST Suicide Prevention Training, CMHA

2023: Disordered Drinking: A Shame-Free Approach

2023: Grounding Skills for Anxiety w Emma McAdams

2022: Foundations of Cultural Competency Training w Kelly Brownbill

2022: Ethics in Counselling with Dawn Lorraine McBride

2022: Working with Military and Veteran Clients Training

Relevant Work Experience

Present: Green Peak Therapy Corp.

2023: Practicum with Julie Clarke Therapy

2007-2020: Volunteer Counsellor

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