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Solstice Psychotherapy

Walking with you through the inevitable changing seasons, helping you cultivate peace, presence, and purpose.

Hello and Welcome!

We’re so glad you found your way to this space. We want you to know that whoever you are, whatever body, identity, race, religion, ability, mental health status and economic status you occupy; you are safe and celebrated here.

 

It is our honour to hold space and walk alongside you, through the inevitable changing seasons. Times are tough. We see you. We know how hard taking that first step can feel. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use, the criminal justice system, parenting, family and couple dynamics, trauma and attachment-related challenges, or general stress, burnout, navigating change, loss, life transitions, sexuality or gender-related matters; We. Are. Here. For. You.

Services at a Glance

Integrative Psychotherapy

We provide trauma-informed, culturally sensitive care, utilizing a broad range of integrative and evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including: CBT, DBT, somatic embodiment, mindfulness, narrative therapy, attachment-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy, internal family systems, and more! We help you become more aware of habitual thought and behaviour patterns, so that you can show up in your life in a way that aligns with your values, desires, needs, and most authentic self. 

Wellness

We offer various integrative wellness services including: yoga, meditation, mindfulness, EFT Tapping, NLP, Reiki, and Hypnotherapy. These services can be provided for individuals, groups, and in corporate settings. Upon request, we also facilitate workshops on a variety of mental health and wellness topics. We have hosted in-person and virtual workshops in schools, hospitals, community agencies, and corporate settings.

Treatment Specialties

We use an eclectic, integrative approach to address a number of psychological, emotional, relational, and behavioural concerns.

We always put you, as the client, first and, collaboratively, come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs, desires, and goals.

Online Courses

Our online courses are for those who are looking to dive into self-directed and self-paced work, or perhaps want to get a sense of the work before committing to 1:1 sessions, we offer online courses that are packed with value for a fairly low cost.

*** Please ask about sliding scale options, as this is also something we offer. Accessibility is an important value that we hold. ***

 

Why Solstice?

In Latin, Solstice is made up of  two words: 'Sol' the sun, and 'sistere' to make stand.

 

The Winter Solstice is one of the most powerful points of the year as the axis of the Earth pauses and moves in the opposite direction. During this time, we experience the power of the standstill point and shift in direction. The sun standing still during this time is a powerful metaphor for the energy available to us and to change the direction of our lives with full intention. ⁠

In the Northern Hemisphere, during the winter solstice, we experience the longest and darkest night of the year with little sunlight. With this natural cycle, we see dark triumph over the light. ⁠

It's a sacred time of rest and reflection before awakening the slow build towards brighter days while also connecting deeper to ourselves through these seasons of change in our natural world. ⁠

It's leaning into the darkness and silence in our own lives, so new inspiration can emerge. Because by allowing ourselves to sit with all our emotions and experience the darkness, we learn this will become the spiritual cradle into which our inner light is born.⁠

And by consciously syncing our awareness to nature's cycles, we can delve further into our understanding of our own personal growth.⁠

With this knowledge and connection, Solstice Psychotherapy was brought to fruition, and we're excited to support YOU through the many seasons and cycles of your own inner journey.

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Land Acknowledgement

Solstice Psychotherapy is owned and operated in Halton Region. We acknowledge that Halton Region is rich in the history and modern traditions of Indigenous people. Halton is located within the traditional territories of the Anishnaabek, Haudenosaunee, Attawandarin and the Metis. 

We acknowledge that the land we work, live and gather on is part of the Treaty Lands and the Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We extend our deepest gratitude to the Mississaugas of the Credit for being caretakers of this territory.

We acknowledge the racism and genocide that has plagued Turtle Island for hundreds of years. We recognize and honour the real history and beauty of Mother Earth and its Indigenous Peoples. We are committed to continued allyship to Indigenous Peoples.

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Meet Janice

Hi, I’m Janice (she/her), the owner and operator of Solstice Psychotherapy. Here’s a little about me because I am NOT a blank slate (what traditional models of therapy endorse). Professionally speaking, I am an integrative psychotherapist, registered social worker, college professor, and 300-hour certified yoga & meditation teacher—working towards my 500-hour designation. I have a Master’s degree in Social Work, along with professional certifications in EFT, Attachment-focused Therapy, Somatic Embodiment, and Narrative Therapy. I provide physical and virtual healing spaces for brave folks, who are either beginning or continuing “the work,” both in individual and group settings. I also provide clinical consultation and supervision.

 

More important than any of the degrees I hold or professional experiences I have had; I am a human BEING. I have experienced trauma, hardship, mental health crises and breakthroughs, spiritual awakenings, addiction, deep deep healing, and, rest assured, I have checked my fair share of DSM criteria boxes over the years. 

 

My personal healing journey began about five years ago, after a bout of burnout, brought on by compassion fatigue, which spun into a host of physical symptoms and a general dissatisfaction with where my life was at.

 

Over the past couple of years, I have found myself on a mission to elevate awareness, raise the collective consciousness, and promote psycho- spiritual healing and growth for folks, who are ready and willing to evolve and do the work—all while cultivating a sense of community.

 

I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I have an abundant life, with the inevitable ups and downs, of course. I enjoy reading, writing, running, yoga, nature, Netflix, and travel. I am an old soul and highly sensitive empath, and have an affinity for intuitive cooking, sarcasm, and sharing the raw, real, uncensored bits of life. I ask the hard questions and help people tune in, so they can find their own answers.

 

Thank you so much for visiting this space and allowing us to be a part of your journey.

* Offering virtual support throughout the province of Ontario *
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