Kristina Virro, HBa, MA, MSc, RHN, RP (Q)

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  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Registered Holistic Nutritionist
  • 379 Church Street, Suite 402 , Markham, Ontario, L6B 0T1
  • Phone: (647) 300 - 9465
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  • Session Fees: $150 + HST per 50-minute session
  • www.fresh-insight.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Webcam



Kristina Virro prides herself on her ability to ask thought-provoking questions that catalyze change, inspire hope, and foster a sense of personal empowerment. In addition to being a published author (The Anxious Teen), she has shared her expertise with a number of media outlets, including FLARE, Canadian Living, Buzzfeed, and more. She also shares her thoughts and insights on her weekly blog, Fresh Insight
 
In addition to being a therapist, she's also a nutritionist who is passionate about looking at how these two worlds intersect. She has done a large amount of research on how nutrition can help improve symptoms of anxiety, specifically. 
 
Before becoming a therapist and nutritionist, Kristina actually worked in the fast-paced world of journalism in the documentary industry and news sector. As such, she values staying up-to-date with current research and uses evidence-based practices in her work as both a nutritionist and therapist.  
 
Kristina can help you with: 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Stress management 
  • Self-esteem issues 
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder) 
  • Trauma
  • Nutritional interventions for mental health issues 
Kristina does not work with drug, alcohol, or sex addictions.   
 
Therapeutic Style & Values  
  • Collaborative and open-minded 
  • Open, transparent, "straight shooter" 
  • Values authenticity and transparency 
  • Strong ethical compass and commitment to confidentiality 
  • LGBTQ++ friendly
 
Therapeutic Models I rely on components from the following models of therapy: 
  • Individuals: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy 
  • Couples: Emotionally Focused Therapy & Relational Life Therapy 
 
Cost & Insurance 
  • $150 + HST per 50-minute session  
  • More and more insurance companies are starting to cover psychotherapy. Please check in with your insurance provider about if individual or couples psychotherapy sessions would be covered. Receipts from sessions are emailed within 24 hours, which can then be submitted to your insurance provider.
  • I offer a sliding scale fee for $100 + HST per 50-minute session so long as it is for a daytime slot before 3pm. 
 
Locations 
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital's Health Services Building, 379 Church Street, Suite 402, Markham, Ontario, L6B 0T1  
  • Office within Life & Family Counselling at 1160 Clarence Street, Unit 8, Woodbridge, Ontario,  L4H 2V3
 
Credentials 
  • University of Guelph - Master of Science, Couples & Family Therapy
  • University of Buffalo - Certificate in Trauma-Informed Care 
  • Canadian School of Natural Nutrition - Registered Holistic Nutrition Diploma 
  • University of Western Ontario - Master of Arts degree in Journalism 
  • University of Toronto & Oxford University - Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree, English & Sociology 


Kristina Virro Reaches

Markham ON