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Samantha will help you find your purpose in life.
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Registered Psychotherapist (Q)
Art  Therapist

Samantha Paterson (she/her)

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

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Hello!

My passion is helping others discover what it means to be human and provide guidance through that unique healing journey. I believe that what lies at the root of our struggles is the uncertainty in our  sense of self and how we perceive our worth and value. 

With warmth and levity, my role is to walk with you through your journey of self-expression and the meaning-making process to better understand yourself. Whether it's through developing greater self awareness, modifying habitual negative thinking, or moving past unhelpful patterns in relationships, I  am here to support you in living the life you want and making positive life changes. 

I am currently accepting new clients.

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  • Purpose

  • Self-Awareness

  • Life Transitions

  • Body Image

  • Fears & Phobias

  • Shame

Areas of Expertise
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Art Therapy

  • Existential

Therapeutic Approach

Meet Samantha (she/her)

Samantha is a meaning-maker.  

She strives to help people realize their values, discovering a greater sense of possibility that can be used  to live with greater clarity and authenticity. She is here to co-create a safe space to help you move from  a place of stress, anxiety, burnout, and suffering to one with increase self-awareness, self-compassion,  and purpose.  

She believes that healing comes from recognizing your true self, living authentically, and balancing  acceptance and change. Samantha can help you deepen a sense of safety in your body and vitality in  your values, choices, and relationships. Her role is to help you arrive at a personal, yet structured and  novel understanding of yourself, others, and the world around you. 

Samantha is a qualifying Registered Psychotherapist with a speciality in Art Therapy. She has a diverse education and personal background that allows her to relate to a wide variety of mindsets, as not all of  us fit into the same box or have the same perspectives. She has worked with individuals struggling with low self-esteem, meaning making, emotional connections, overarching negative patterns, stress/anxiety, body image, and burnout. Through an integrative approach, Samantha tailors her practice to best meet your unique needs and therapeutic goals while working from an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and strength-based lens.  

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Education

Graduate Diploma, Art Therapy, Toronto Art Therapy Institute (Thesis Pending)

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Lakehead University

Diploma, Recreation Therapy, Confederation College

Graphic Design, St. Lawrence College

Professional Memberships

College of Registered Psychotherapists (RPQ)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Canadian Art Therapy Association