Who I Am
I am a registered psychotherapist and Canadian certified counsellor in Toronto. I transitioned into mental health and wellness after practising law for many years in Toronto, London and New York. In addition to my psychotherapy and counselling practice, I volunteer at a local non-profit organization. I am an ASIST (Applied Suicide Skills Intervention Skills Training) Trainer and safeTALK (suicide awareness for everyone) Trainer. I edit horror fiction for fun. I have a young son who I adore.
My Approach is Compassionate and Client Focussed
I work from a narrative, cognitive behavioural and solution-focussed perspective. I take a compassionate-focussed, strengths-based and collaborative approach. This means that together we will consider how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours connect. We will look at what has worked and what has not worked. We will look at what might be different if the problem that brought you to therapy were gone. We will look at where you want to go and how you might get there.
"What happens is of little significance compared with the stories that we tell ourselves about what happens." - Rabih Alameddine
Who I Work With
- Men and Women Experiencing Stress and More
I help people who are 16 years or older who are under stress for different reasons. They might be dealing with anxiety, depression, life/career/school concerns, relationships, loss, trauma or other stresses and challenges. They are tired of feeling stuck. They come from different cultures, religious backgrounds and walks of life. They want to better cope with problems that are interfering with their lives. They are ready to be heard and validated with caring and compassion.
- University Students, Law Students and Lawyers
I work with university students, law students, articling students and lawyers who want to be connected, competent and free to act true to their values so they can break out of their cycle of stress and unhappiness. University students, law students and lawyers face staggering levels of stress and unhappiness on a daily basis. Click on https://www.alanahunt.ca/adults-therapy/ for more.
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." - M. Scott Peck
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Alana Hunt ReachesNorth York ON