lifecycle counselling

A Few Words

About Our Practice

At LifeCycle Counselling we recognize how difficult it is to take the first step towards therapy, speak about your difficulties and explore uncomfortable emotions. We are a diverse group of therapists, many of whom have had our own mental health challenges and obstacles. We use client-centered approaches because we understand how important it is to meet you where you are. We respect differences, opinions, values, and attitudes. 

Many of our team members have extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of issues and are familiar with various therapeutic modalities. We strive to provide services grounded in evidence-based approaches. ​

Allow us to join you on this journey and work collaboratively with you as you rediscover yourself and move towards healing, growth, and self-discovery. We provide safe and confidential services in person and online within Ontario, Canada.

We Are Always

Glad to Help

When you feel confused or lost about what to do in life, or you feel like no matter what you say or who you talk to they just don’t get it.. lean on us. We are here for you. 

I became a therapist, because like you, I am human and have had my fair share of battles. It is difficult when you feel unheard, misunderstood, and overwhelmed. 

That is why I created LifeCycle Counselling. Our primary focus is YOU. We meet you where you are, and walk alongside you to help you get to where you want to go. 

Remember, therapy is an investment, not an expense. Rediscover yourself. 

Sana Syed-Ahmad

our Approach

Why Choose Us

Medical Privacy

Confidentiality is not only an important legal concept that is applicable to all regulated health professionals, but it is one of the cornerstones of professional psychotherapy. The Personal Health Information Protection Act (2004) requires that all personal health information must be kept secure and confidential. Clients come to therapists with personal and sensitive information, and it is the therapist’s responsibility to build trust, offer a safe space for the client, and abide by standards of practice.

Quality & Safety

In order to provide clients with safe and quality care, psychotherapists are required to register with a regulatory body in order to practice within Ontario. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario define the controlled act of psychotherapy and who can practice under this. We are proud to note that all of our therapists are registered with either The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services.

Qualified Psychotherapists

As of January 1, 2020, only regulated healthcare professionals are authorized to practice the controlled act of psychotherapy. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario define this act as: “treating, by means of psychotherapy technique, delivered through a therapeutic relationship, an individual’s serious disorder of thought, cognition, mood, emotional regulation, perception or memory that may seriously impair the individual’s judgement, insight, behaviour, communication or social functioning. All therapists at LifeCycle Counselling are permitted to practice psychotherapy and are part their respective regulatory bodies.

Evidence Based Solutions

Evidence Based approaches are often considered best practice or preferred approaches because there is evidence to support these approaches from well-designed and well-conducted research. This allows us to provide our clients with treatment plans that have evidence backing their effectiveness. Our therapists are trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches, such as: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Gottman Method, and more.

Culturally & Religiously Responsive

We recognize how important it is to be aware that cultural differences and/or similarities between people, and how to understand them in a non-judgmental manner. Faith-based therapy is the integration of one’s spiritual or religious beliefs into psychotherapy, and only if the client wants.Fortunately, our therapists can do either approach, depending on what is most comfortable and safe for the client.

Multilingual Team

Our goal is to dismantle as many barriers to therapy as we can. For this reason, our staff takes pride in being diversified and multilingual. Most of our therapists can speak more than one language. By being multilingual, we are able to provide services in more than one language if you are more comfortable speaking in a different language, and it expands our understanding of culture, customs, and values.

Personalized Treatment

Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities and have expertise in a variety of challenges. We know that every individual is unique and sometimes using an integrative and eclectic approach to therapy helps us to combine or blend therapies as we need them, in order to personalize your treatment experience. Our therapists also conduct thorough intake sessions in order to ensure we ask you about all the important details that otherwise may have been missed.

Individual Approach

Therapists at LifeCycle Counselling are considered eclectic and integrative. As eclectic therapists, we are able to selectively apply techniques from a variety of approaches to best fit your needs. Integrative psychotherapy is a type of talking therapy that recognizes that people are diverse and complex. Thus, our therapists may draw on more than one’s counselling approach, in order to tailor treatment to each individual’s needs.

our goal is always

The Health & Well-Being of Our Clients

Our primary focus is YOU. We use client-centered approaches to tailor treatment to your needs using evidence-based approaches. We also strive to have strong therapeutic alliance with our clients – that is, providing you with a space where you feel safe, comfortable, listened to, never judged, and a place where you can openly discuss your challenges and goals. We meet you where you are, and walk alongside you to help you get to where you want to go. 


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