Corinne Carter, M.Sc., RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist, & Clinic Co-founder
For more information on my therapy practice, please visit my personal website: www.corinnecartertherapy.com
"We are all simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change our world one heart at a time." -
Education, Training, & Professional Development
For 10 years, I’ve worked with individuals, couples, and families presenting with a wide range of concerns, including: anxiety and depression; conflict and communication issues; personal identity concerns; grief and loss, etc. I have completed clinical internships at both the University of Guelph Couple and Family Therapy Centre and ROCK: Reach Out Centre for Kids. With a Master's of Science degree specializing in couple and family therapy from the University of Guelph, my interest is ultimately in relationships. I believe that we are invariably touched by the relationships that we hold and it’s through examining our relationships that we can truly come to know ourselves. I believe that relationships have the ability to be healing, and I hope to bring a relational focus into our therapy conversations. I also hope to create space in our conversations for examining the role of power, privilege, and oppression on our relationships and identities.
I’m also interested in the mind-body connection and the role that the body plays in our healing. I regularly use mindfulness-based and body-oriented practices in my work to help clients strengthen their relationship with the bodies, increase their sense of inner safety and calm, and release stuck emotions, belief systems, and patterns of behaviour that no longer serve them in their present lives.
In addition to my training at the University of Guelph, I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo in Honours Psychology (Co-operative Program) with an Honours Option in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family studies.
With respect to professional development, I have attended a variety of workshops and conferences, including workshops related to human sexuality, trauma, energy psychology, emotion-focused and strengths-based approaches to therapy.
My Style & Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is collaborative and genuine. In my work as a therapist, it’s important to me that I do not hide my own humanity. I’m respectful and encouraging of diversity, and I’m thoughtful in the face of crisis and stress. I believe in the empowerment of voices and the encouragement of creativity. I also believe in the power of humour, and I hope to leave room for laughter in our therapy conversations!
In my work with clients, I strive to balance both compassion and understanding with accountability and personal ownership. I hope to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and liberating space where people can explore their most intimate concerns and experiences. It’s not only my hope to ask thought-provoking questions during our conversations, but also to leave space for silence and processing. Ultimately, I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. As such, I invite clients to discuss not only their most distressing of experiences, but also to discuss their strengths and the ways in which they have responded to the influence of trauma on their lives.
I am familiar with a number of approaches to therapy, and I currently incorporate the following approaches into my practice: Collaborative/Dialogic, Solution-Oriented, Narrative, Emotion-Focused, Response-based, Eco-therapy, Cognitive Behavioural, Body-oriented, and Mindfulness-based therapies.
I have two cats - Indy and Pekoe - and I fully embrace my “cat lady” status! I love being outdoors and I’m grateful to call Muskoka my home. Visiting hiking trails, walking around the lake, and sitting on the front porch or around a campfire in my Adirondack chair are some of my favourite activities. I also enjoy incorporating the outdoors and its healing benefits into my therapy work with clients!
I love singing and dancing, sipping hot tea (bonus if it's on a rainy day), curling up with a great book, and slinging cards - I'm somewhat of a tarot and oracle card enthusiast!