Natalie Sammut

CTP Dipl, RSW

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Project Description

Natalie Sammut

Natalie Sammut Registered Therapist in Toronto

CTP Dipl, RSW

We look to therapy for help in easing what can feel like unmanageable stress in life – brought on by the many challenges of living, such as major life transitions and the difficulty inherent in living with others or, alternatively, the pain of not having others in our lives through loss or conflict.

About Natalie Sammut

I am a trained and experienced registered social worker (RSW) who provides psychotherapy, having done my training through the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP). In addition, I am a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). My background includes over 40 years’ experience in the area of mental health.

  • I currently work psychotherapeutically with adults, families, and teens.
  • I have provided crisis assessment and management of adolescents.
  • I have17 years of experience working in a major child and family service agency in Toronto providing family therapy
  • I was a foster parent with the Children’s Aid Society for 11 years working with many children dealing with trauma, attachment and behavioural issues, as well as other significant challenges in their young lives
  • For 8 years, I co-facilitated Meditation for Health groups (mindfulness-based stress reduction).

Language: English

My Therapy Approaches:

  • Client-Centred
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Challenges you might be facing

Issues I work with include:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescents
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Families
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loss and Grief
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Destructive Patterns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Sex and Intimacy Issues
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts
  • Trauma

What happens in a therapy session

The goal of therapy is to relieve the stress of everyday living by gaining new insights and skills, and making better connections to yourself and others.

It is a kind of focused attention that allows you to see the internal workings of your own mind. It helps you to be aware of your deeper mental processes, without being swept away by them. It has the potential to free you from patterns of mind and action that get in the way of living your life to the fullest. It moves you beyond the reactive emotional responses in which we all tend to get trapped. You acquire skills that allow you to reshape and redirect your inner experiences so that you have more freedom of choice in your everyday actions, and more power to create the future.

Getting Started

It is my role to create a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, reliable and respectful place where you can reflect on your life.

I will listen and ask questions, and together we will look for patterns of thought and behaviour. We will come to understand those patterns, and what has influenced your thoughts and feelings, by looking at early life experiences as well as what is happening in the here and now.

I offer an initial 30 minute in-person free psychotherapy consultation.

Contact Natalie Sammut

Call Natalie at 416-823-1267

Location

176 St. George Street
Toronto  ON  M5R 2M7

• just north of Bloor St, across from the St. George subway station.