Individual therapy focuses on understanding and nurturing one’s self-identity, self-esteem, and emotional well-being through exploration and healing in a supportive therapeutic relationship.
Couples therapy focuses on enhancing communication, fostering mutual understanding, and supporting the growth of both individuals to strengthen their partnership.
Group therapy brings individuals with similar challenges together to support each other, guided by a therapist, in a safe, belonging-focused setting for personal growth.
Ricardo Martins Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP
I am a Registered Psychotherapist
working from a relational and trauma oriented perspectives.
With a foundation rooted in relational Gestalt psychotherapy, my practice is marked by a holistic approach that seeks to integrate various therapeutic perspectives. I have undergone rigorous training at the 5-year program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, which has not only enriched my understanding of the human psyche but also instilled in me the principles of relationship-based healing.
It’s a privilege for me to walk beside you as we dive into the richness of your story and discover the strength that’s been there all along.
Years of experience
Languages of care
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
These are the things I do best
Central to my practice is the creation of an environment where gentleness, empathy, and care intertwine, forming a nurturing a safe space for growth and self-discovery. As an integrative therapist, I cultivate an unique skill set that guides individuals towards a sense of safety and belonging aiming at profound trauma resolution.
What I Offer
I proudly identify as an integrative therapist, blending various therapeutic modalities to provide a comprehensive and personalized healing experience for my clients.
My goal is to be a compassionate and skilled partner on your journey, helping you navigate life’s ups and downs while fostering resilience and self-discovery.
Humans are inherently relational beings. We need empathetic connections and supportive relationships with others to navigate life’s challenges.
I am commited to foster a therapeutic environment characterized by empathy, trust, validation, and collaboration, with a commitment to ethical conduct and ongoing professional growth.
Relational therapy recognizes that humans are inherently social beings, and our identities are formed through interactions with others.
Engaging body awareness recognizes that the mind and body are interconnected, and physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts are all intertwined.
Immigrants’ Mental Health issues
Immigrants often face a unique set of mental health issues and challenges related to their experiences of migration, adaptation to a new culture, and the stressors associated with these transitions. I am also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
LGBTQ+ folks may face a higher risk of experiencing mental health challenges compared to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts.
This specific therapeutic approach places a significant emphasis on understanding how traumatic experiences can profoundly affect a person’s mental health and coping mechanisms.
Men’s Mental Health
Mental health struggles among men are a significant concern. One of the most striking pieces of evidence for male vulnerability is the higher rate of suicide.