I have specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for over 20 years, but I also see clients in my practice who struggle with a diversity of other concerns, including mild to moderate drug and alcohol misuse, sexual assault and abuse, relationship issues, transition difficulties, career development, workplace harassment, AIDS and HIV related issues, depression and anxiety.
I firmly believe that coping strategies such as disordered eating exist for very good reasons (albeit not the healthiest) and that with education, treatment and learning new ways of coping, my clients can let go of their unhealthy behaviours and learn new ones as they are ready.
While each person’s experience is unique, most of my clients have thought about seeking help for a long time, each passing day renewing their commitment to no longer engage in whatever their behaviours or patterns, and convincing themselves that this time will be different. I know that well-intentioned thinking all too well, but most of us could benefit from the support and expertise of others, even if we are a professional working in the field in which we are struggling. I have been told that my approach helps to inspire hope and motivation, as well as to reduce the stigma and shame of having, and seeking help for, an eating disorder or any other mental health issue. Please see my website, CJCCS.com for more information about my professional experience and therapeutic approach.
Cynthia Johnston Reaches
Clients throughout Ontario