(416) 735-8288 cspeed@rogers.com
York Region - Aurora


Carol provides psychotherapy services in York Region which are tailored to the unique needs and issues of each individual.    Because of its’ effectiveness, Carol tends to use a mainly Cognitive Behavioural therapeutic (CBT) approach which is the Gold standard for Anxiety and Depression.  Research has shown CBT to be very effective in improving mood and alleviating Anxiety and Depression.   Where helpful, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques are also introduced. 

To help you move forward, you will be encouraged to actively work toward your goals within and between sessions. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach that has been proven to be very effective in improving both Anxiety and Depression.  It looks at how Thoughts and Behaviours serve to maintain or worsen our moods and provides ways to fundamentally change both.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) approach has been shown to be effective in managing both stress and anxiety.  While the concept and method is relatively easy, it takes some practice to experience the benefits.  Ultimately, it offers a way to feel present in the moment rather than swept away by stress and worry which interfere with participating fully in life.

Carol may introduce and incorporate MBSR strategies if a client is interested and could benefit.  For those who would like to experience more in depth MBSR practice, Carol would be happy to refer you to more extensive, weekly sessions offered in the community.


Psychotherapy is an approach that explores problems and concerns in order to help move clients toward a sense of wellbeing in the World.  It is also the safe, therapeutic relationship itself that can help clients see themselves in a new, more compassionate and positive way.