Susan Valentine, MA, MEd, is a Registered Psychotherapist, with over fifteen years experience, who specializes in and writes about relationship issues.
'Tension is who you think you should be; relaxation is who you are.' ~Chinese proverb
'Smart, warm & experienced, and I love the work I do.'
I'm a Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto with over fifteen years of experience, a sincere interest in helping others, a robust commitment to personal and professional growth, and a real love for the work I do.
I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English, and a Bachelor of Education. I am currently pursuing a part-time program in Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health through the University of Toronto, as well as additional training in trauma and attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness.
I have practiced therapy in a university, rehabilitation clinic, employee assistance program, women’s shelter, and private practice. I also have several years of experience as an online therapist, with an emphasis on relationship issues.
I am particularly interested in the application of mindfulness and compassion to the areas of relationships, attachment and early trauma. I have been fortuante to train with or attend workshops with leading experts in these fields, including: Dan Siegel, Janina Fisher, Stephen Porges, John Briere, Les Greenberg, Julie and John Gottman, Gabor Maté, Sue Johnson, Bessel van Der Kolk, and Tara Brach.
Combining my love of therapy and writing, I contribute to The Huffington Post on relationship issues.
I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).