Individuals and Couples

Whether you are working through any of the following,
I am here for you:

● Life transitions
● Anxiety
● Depression
● Trauma
● Grief
● Stress
● Challenges with chronic pain/disease
● Interpersonal relationship challenges
● Wanting to explore yourself
● Mental health challenges

Using primarily an Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Nonviolent Communication approach as well as mindfulness practices, we will meet either in the forest, the gardens or on zoom.

Together, we will develop a relationship that is boundaried, safe and that offers unconditional support for you to express yourself and learn tools for healing, self-integration, self regulation and co-regulation.

Parent/Family Support

I love to support new (and experienced) parents who choose (or are considering
choosing) alternative and non-mainstream parenting and lifestyles.


I primarily adopt the principles and tools of Nonviolent Communication (based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg).

If any of these terms speak to you, then we might be a match:

  • Attachment parenting
  • Conscious parenting
  • Family bed/co-sleeping
  • Extended breastfeeding
  • homeschooling/unschooling/worldschooling
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Non-traditional family systems

Life Transitions

Creative Support/ Existential/Spiritual/ Personal Exploration:

I am drawn to those who choose creative, non-mainstream careers/lifepaths. I
enjoy meeting with folks who are wanting to support themselves through their creative work (aristst/musicians/dancers/performers/chefs/entrepeneurs,etc). We will work together so that you can feel secure and successful in your life and career choices.

Psychedelic Integration and Support:

Post psychedelic integration work supports the process of using plant medicines
to explore your path.

In therapy, you are able to share your experiences and
analyze the connections to your life. Integration services offer a safe,
non-judgmental, and confidential space to process non-ordinary states and their potential for personal transformation.
If you are existentially curious about why you are here now and are interested in adopting a mindful living approach to wellness, through experiential, relational therapy, then let’s talk!

The Outdoor Therapy Model

Using the beautiful resources offered by The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), we wlll always meet either at Cherry Hill trailhead or Hendrie Gardens (The Rose
Garden). Both are located on Plains Road right across from the main RBG building.  You can choose your preferred comfort and experience – whether it is a hike on the Cherry Hill trail or a flat surface walk in the Rose Garden.  There are many benches to rest and talk,  both on the trail and in the gardens.
Parking and entry into the gardens and trails will be covered in the cost of the therapy session.
If there is inclement weather on the day of your session, you can choose to meet inside the RBG in the wam and fragrant indoor Mediteranean gardens, meet virtually, or we can re-schedule for another day.


Carolyn’s Fees:

$140/session, tax included (cost of parking and entrance to RBG included in fee).
Carolyn’s services are covered under many insurance benefits plans that offer the services of
social work. Please check with your provider for coverage.

Please note that I keep a percentage of sliding scale spots available for folks who do not have insurance coverage and/or have financial barriers to accessing therapy. If this model speaks deeply to you and you feel like you need to connect with me, please contact me to discuss a plan.

Breathing in Trees Counselling, Psychotherapist, Hamilton, Burlington

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