Spencer Nageleisen, B.Sc., M.A.

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About Me 

My name is Spencer Nageleisen. I am a compassionate psychotherapist with the drive to recognize individual strengths, seek social justice and help individuals in overcoming the socioeconomic barriers to care. I am enthusiastic about helping people achieve post-traumatic growth.  
I attended the University of Ottawa, receiving my Honours Bachelor of Science with specialization in psychology. Several years ago, in my mid-twenties, I realized I was unhappy in life – put simply I was stuck and in need of clarity on what it meant to live my truth. I sought the help of a therapist and through extensive work was able to break free from the stuckness and finally begin living my truth. I went back to school to complete my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and I am now a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) working with youth and adults on a variety of issues.  

My Approach 

I use a person-focused approach and my work as a counsellor is informed by several modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotive behaviour therapy and self-compassion based mindfulness. It is my belief that treatment should be individually tailored to get the most out of the therapy experience. I possess the skills to empathetically listen and help you deal with stressful life situations, feel understood and empowered to change. I’d be happy to assist you with: anger, depression, anxiety, insomnia and other life’s struggles. I will be able to offer my empathy, to ensure you feel heard, understood, cared for and empowered to change. 

My Experience

I have experience working with diverse youth and adults on a variety of issues. My work as a crisis line responder has helped me to appreciate how distress and crisis can impact functioning. Further, I have extensive experience in providing support for adolescents and adults with issues ranging from anxiety to relationship issues. I recognize that many individuals may face systemic socioeconomic barriers to care and will seek to find opportunities to improve access to care for these marginalized populations. While I am qualified to treat a broad range of issues, my particular areas of expertise include working with LGBTQ+ populations and assisting individuals in achieving personal growth.

Reach out...

Through my own personal and professional experiences with therapy, I have seen the potential that having an empathetic listener and ally has on relieving suffering. Allow me to accompany you with empathy and compassion as you overcome the challenges holing you back in your life. I want to help you to achieve fullness of life, purpose and meaning. Together we can explore what it means for you to begin to live your truth, whatever that may entail. I welcome you to reach out to me via email or phone call with any questions or head to my website to book your first session!

Spencer Nageleisen Reaches

Toronto ON