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Joanne Hickman
Therapist in Training
Low Cost Rate:
Limited Availability
Sliding Scale:
Standard Rate:
Toronto, ON
Currently Practicing:
Joanne Hickman
Therapist in Training

As a relational therapist, I aim to create a place for you to feel comfortable, confident, and empowered, to take part in therapy on your terms. Relational psychotherapy integrates values of respect, inclusiveness, compassion, honesty, collaboration, and humility. I bring all these elements into my practice.

Our sense of self develops through our closest relationships and connections. Relationships affect how we understand and feel about ourselves and each other. Together we’ll begin to make sense of your experiences and allow new perspectives to emerge.

Using a trauma informed approach, I’ll support you to integrate both the body and mind. We’ll bring awareness to your emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, and nervous system response. Supporting you to develop both insight and new skills. To soothe the nervous system and build greater internal capacity to utilize your strengths, reflect on your experiences and make informed choices for your life.

Some areas I can assist you with:

  • Anxiety and overwhelming emotions.
  • Life changes and transitions.
  • Relationships.
  • Loss, grief, and loneliness.
  • Identity and self esteem.

If you’re new to therapy or wondering about the process. I’ve put together some answers to common questions, please visit my website for more details.

Education and Training 

As a pre-licensed practitioner, I completed three years of graduate training at Toronto Institute Relational Psychotherapy and hold a Trauma Certificate through Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

I began working in private practice in 2019 under clinical supervision with a senior faculty member at TIRP.

As a member of Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I abide by their code of ethics.

Specialties & Experience

Anger, Anxiety, Body Image, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, Childhood Abuse, Codependence, Depression, Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Trauma
Disability, LGBTQ+, New To Canada, Non-Binary, Polyamorous, Women
Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Focused, Existential, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Somatic, Strengths Based, Trauma Informed

Languages Spoken

* This Practitioner provides Online services in ​British Columbia, Ontario
* This Practitioner is Pre-Licensed - Talk to them about their approach to ensure their style, training, and experience are a good fit for you.
Toronto, ON
*This Practitioner is Pre-Licensed - Inquire about their training and experience to ensure a good fit.

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