Carly Crawford

Registered Psychotherapist, Owner 

Carly founded Carly Crawford Psychotherapy over 10 years ago (formally Find Your Voice Counselling). She is pleased to finally be able to have a space to provide MORE care to the community. Carly is excited to introduce you to the team below. We at CCP maintain high standard of care and all of our therapists are licensed, regulated and follow their professional governing bodies code of ethics. We all provide free 15 minute consults and agree to get back to client requests in a timely manner. We work to  try and work on a sliding scale to meet the needs of all clients. 

Read below and learn more about our care. 

For direct contact with Carly email 

carly@carlycrawfordfyvc.com

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Luisa 

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As a clinical Social Worker, I have dedicated my career to making a positive difference in the lives of others. Therapy is a supportive journey through which change and healing is always possible. You will find me to be compassionate and understanding as we work to help you navigate life’s challenges.

I have over 10 years of experience working and training in Toronto, New York City and London, England. After completing my MSW at New York University, I continued my training in several therapeutic theories including, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and most recently Couples and Family Therapy. 

I enjoy helping adults of all ages, individuals and couples in managing life stressors, transitions and building resiliency. Our work together will be a supportive journey to discover and heal whatever it may be that is causing you disharmony in your life. I welcome you.

Get in touch with Luisa today luisa@carlycrawfordfyvc.com

Marcia 

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In 2013 Marcia graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelors of Science degree, after which she decided to take two years away from her studies to focus on self-exploration and restoring both her mental and physical wellness. During this time she developed a deeper understanding about the importance of taking the time to take care of oneself, which can involve a great deal of self-reflection and working through difficult issues. It was during this period that Marcia was reminded of her passion. Marcia completed a three-year Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling at Niagara University and is now a Registered Psychotherapist. 

Marcia is motivated to take the skills and lessons she has learned both in her personal and professional life to help those that are looking to work through complicated issues by creating a safe environment to explore them in. Marcia has clinical experience working with a variety of issues and mental health related concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, body image concerns, disordered eating, obsessive-compulsive disorder and emotion regulation difficulties amongst others.

Marcia works to adapt and tailor the course of treatment to each individual clients needs and goals. She utilizes various clinical interventions including cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy and strengths-based approaches, reinforced through a client-centered lens.  Marcia aims to create a strong therapeutic alliance built on the foundations of authenticity, trust and respect, and strives to cultivate client wellness through compassion and empathy. 

Get in touch with Marcia today  marcia@carlycrawfordfyvc.com 

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Karthicka Suthanandan 

As a clinical Social Worker, I am passionate about supporting my clients in creating their most joyful life. Discussing our hardships is not easy, and I appreciate that you've taken this step! I will always do my best to create a safe and compassionate space for you to share your challenges. I view our time together as an opportunity to heal, look for solutions, build your sense of self love, and find a brighter persepctive.

I have over 5 years of experience working in the Greater Toronto Area, Peel and Hamilton communities; initially completing my Bachelor of Social Work at McMaster in 2015, more recently returned to school to complete my Master of Social Work at University of Toronto. I primarily operate from a Trauma-Informed lens, and have trained in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Most important to my work is a client-centered and strength based approach; every client is different, and meeting your needs in a comfortable way is my priority. I have primarily worked with adolescents, young adults and women in the past, however clients from all walks of life are welcome.

What made you want to work with CCP 

​CCP is a truly compassionate environment for clients and workers alike. I have always enjoyed working alongside caring, experienced individuals to strengthen the quality of work and knowledge I can bring to my clients. While all workers at CCP have their own style, we are unified in our passion and love for this work. 

 

What is the most rewarding part of your job as a therapist? 

My hope is that my clients will never feel alone in their pain. Finding ways to bring them joy and supporting them in loving themselves has always felt like the greatest reward.

 

Approach:

During my time in the field, I've worked to build my clinical expertise and draw from different modalities so I can avoid a "one-size fits all" approach. Coming from a trauma informed and attachment based lens, I recognize that experiences and relationships in our lifes have shaped us, our perspectives, and how we see the world. In my work, it is important that I learn your worldview. Together we can set goals and decide what your personal idea of success is.

 

Favourite Quote:
​Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

 

Most surprising thing about you? 

Diagnosed with ADHD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I have had my own experiences with mental health. I feel comfortable sharing this with clients because I want them to know that while my experience will not be the same as theirs, I have fought a battle of my own and believe I've won. Mental health does not have to hold us back or define us, and I truly practice what I preach. Traveling is my greatest love, I've visited 29 countries and there are still so many places I can't wait to see! People will ask me what my favourite place is and I can never chose. 

get in touch with Karthicka karthicka@carlycrawfordfyvc.com 

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Riti Dass

I have been working in the field since 2010, and have had over six years of experience working with a diverse population in the context of clinical practice; including youth, women, racialized individuals, 2SLGBTQ+, and people with (dis)Abilities. I initially obtained my post secondary education in bachelor of arts in Psychology (2012) from York University, additionally completing bachelor of Social Work (2015) at Dalhousie University and masters (2018) in Social Work from Ryerson University.   My areas of focus have included intimate partner violence, trauma, grief and loss, body image, disordered eating, gender dysphoria, and/or other mental health concerns. 

Approach:

I work from a collaborative and eclectic model that takes a position of counselling as an art and philosophical form rooted in anti-oppression. Counselling is an excavation, a deconstruction, and reconstruction of your own self; a process of ultimately returning to yourself. My role in this process is marked by accompaniment of walking along side of you- in order to bear witness to your pain- and provide you with scaffolding to facilitate your healing and management of mental health. While I have an expertise in narrative, CBT, DBT, solution-focused, and trauma-informed therapeutic modalities, I will collaborate with you to adapt an intervention that works best for you.  

 

What made you want come and work with CCP?

Here at CCP we centre on providing client-centred and compassionate approach to your mental wellness. As a clinician, it is important for me to work with others who are like-minded and have specialized knowledge that best supports the clients; CCP is that place for me. 

 

What do you think are the biggest barriers to getting help?

I acknowledge that it can be difficult in reaching out for support when you have been carrying your pain and suffering alone in your journey. Moreover, it can be challenging to put language to your experiences, let alone explaining the issues you are struggling with others. I will work with you to create a safer space for you to dwell into your self and your life experiences. 

 

What is the most rewarding part of your job as a therapist? 

It brings me much joy to see the clients that I work with noticing their own strengths and engaging in self-love.

 

Most surprising thing about you? 

As Bell Hooks puts it “I came to theory because I was hurting…. Wanting to comprehend—to grasp what was happening around and within me.” My lived experiences have led me to education in psychology and social work to pursue social justice both within and outside of counselling context. 

 

As a first-generation racialized immigrant, I value making meaning of and working with the intersection of culture, racialization, gender, and mental health rooted in anti-oppressive and anti-racist approach to counselling. 

I have had my share of struggles with depression and anxiety, and I found solace in everyday management of mental health and healing through engagement in arts and cultural practices. I love to express and engage in my wellness through water colour, embroidery, art journaling, paper making, book binding, lippan art, origami, Bollywood dancing, Kathak, gardening, and cooking traditional Indian dishes. I want to also learn from you as to how you exist in your world and harness activities that will sustain you. 

I also speak Gujarati and Hindi, and can provide counselling in those languages. 

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ― Arundhati Roy

 

Get in touch with Riti today riti@carlycrawfordfyvc.com

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Zana London

If you are reading my biography, you have already taken the hardest step which is making the decision to talk to a therapist.  Since you are considering sharing personal information with me, it is only appropriate that I do the same.

 

My name is Zana London, and I am a clinical therapist candidate.  I am friendly, non-judgemental, and genuinely want to make your life better.  After practicing as a pharmacist for nearly a decade, I realized that my patients were in desperate need of “talk therapy.”  When I counselled them on their medications, they would often share what they needed help with the most: their emotions, relationships, and everything in between.  This made my decision to pursue my Master of Social Work and become a psychotherapist easy (or as easy as it can be switching careers later in life).

 

Given my unique training in both medicine and psychology, I provide holistic psychotherapy using evidence-based modalities including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Informed Practices, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  In plain English, this means that I will use techniques based on research to empower you and give you the strength you need to conquer whatever challenges you may be going through.  I am interested in supporting women that are experiencing stress, sadness, or anxiety related to relationship or career issues, and am also passionate about the perinatal period including fertility, pregnancy, being a new mother, and beyond - however, all clients are welcome. I am currently seeing clients virtually on Mondays.

What made you want to work with CCP 

Given that I have spent a considerable portion of my life in a career that was not my passion, I try to make sure that every professional decision I make is one that speaks to me and aligns with my core beliefs. Carly and her team are warm, genuine, and caring - and we all share similar values. It was the easiest professional decision I have made.

 

What is the most rewarding part of your job as a therapist? 

Often clients will come to therapy seeking help for a particular issue, however, once we start working together we usually discover hidden emotions that are associated with a different and more deeply rooted issue.  Discovering these masked primary emotions and patterns is incredibly rewarding and it is a key step in helping my clients move forward.

 

Approach:

This is best described from one of my clients who recently described me as a loofah, “scrubbing away surface level dirt, and digging down to the innermost layers revealing limiting beliefs and thoughts'' - this is where the magic happens.  

 

Favourite Quote:

"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak." — Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Get in touch with Zana today zana@carlycrawfordfyvc.com