Maria Del Carmen Sarmiento
Maria Del Carmen Sarmiento, RP
I believe in working on the premise that people can self-regulate when they increase their awareness of their experiences. I recognize that a person needs to give meaning to their experiences and their existence. My promise is to stay with your present experience and trust in your process. I will accompany you in moving toward increased awareness, contact and integration. By becoming aware, you would be more equipped to make informed choices and live a more meaningful life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 16 years of experience working with adults who have experienced trauma in their lives. I have a BA in Psychology, and I hold a Master of Education, Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. I am also a graduate from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and got the EMDR Therapy basic training from the Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic.
My primary practice is Gestalt Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and. I also integrate Narrative Therapy and mindfulness-based practices into my work.
According to Gestalt practice, “we change when we become aware of what we are, instead of trying to become what we are not.”
EMDR therapy enables people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress resulting from overwhelming life experiences. It is an effective treatment for trauma, psychological stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I am a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental counsellor who provides a safe space for you. My focus is to create the conditions that support your growth. I will accompany you in the process of self-discovery and return to your true self.
I am a registrant of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.
Counselling services are also available in Spanish.