I can help you recover from drinking, using, and disordered eating.
I am Annina and I can help you explore – and, if you so wish, reduce – your problematic behaviours.
I can support you in discovering and building alternative ways of coping, and in learning to love yourself.
The focus of our work will lie in your current situation and what you would like to change about it.
You will receive tools and strategies for building a brighter future in a caring environment.
I work from a strengths-based, harm-reduction perspective. The method I use is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Other philosophies I employ are Positive Psychology, Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size.
I am a feminist counsellor. LGBTTIQQ+ welcome.
I am currently completing my Addictions Careworker Diploma at McMaster University in Hamilton. Previously, I graduated from the Department of War Studies of King’s College, London, with an M.A. in Conflict, Security and Development.
I am a Professional Student Member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).
In my previous career, I was a digital strategy consultant, online activist and blogger.
Since 2013, I have trained as Restorative Yoga teacher at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto and as Preventive Care Practitioner (via SGD Darmstadt, Germany).
Extracurricular courses I have completed online and in person include, but are not limited to: Positive Psychology (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Buddhism and Modern Psychology (Princeton University), Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society (University of Michigan), The Addicted Brain (Emory University) and Neurofeedback in a Clinical Practice (Institute for Applied Neuroscience), Mindfulness as an Adjunct to Addiction Treatment (Trafalgar Residences).
I provide counselling services in English, German and Swiss-German.
I look forward to helping you make positive change.
Call me today to book a free fifteen minute phone conversation.