Corinne CarteR, M.Sc.

Registered Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist, & Clinic Co-owner

For more information on my therapy practice, please visit my personal website: www.corinnecartertherapy.com

Availability: Waiting list for new clients.  If you would like to be added to Corinne's waiting list, please click here to fill out the form. For existing clients, please contact the office for information on Corinne's appointment availability.

"We are all simply human beings, enfolded in weakness and in hope, called together to change our world one heart at a time." - Jean Vanier

Education, Training, & Professional Development

As a graduate of the Couple and Family Therapy program at the University of Guelph, I have had experience working 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 as well as ROCK: Reach Out Centre for Kids.  With a Master's of Science degree specializing in couple and family therapy, my interest is ultimately in relationships.  I believe that we are invariably touched by the relationships that we hold at the global, community, and familial levels and it is through 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. 

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 and strengths-based approaches to therapy.  I also have experience as a Crisis and Support Line Volunteer for a community-based sexual assault support centre.

In addition to my work as a relationship therapist at New Roots Therapy, I also work as a Student Advisor with the University of Waterloo.

My Style & Approach to Therapy

My approach to therapy is collaborative and genuine.  In my work as a therapist, it is important to me that I do not hide my own humanity.  I am respectful and encouraging of diversity, and I am 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 humour and 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-judgemental, and liberating space where people can explore their most intimate concerns and experiences.  It is 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, and Mindfulness-based therapies.

Personal Activities

I have two cats - Indy and Pekoe - whom I love dearly.  I'm a total "cat lady" and I'm okay with it :) I love being outdoors and recently moved to beautiful Muskoka!  Visiting hiking trails, walking around the lake or getting out for a kayak ride, and sitting on the front porch or around a campfire in my Adirondack chair are some of my favourite activities. I enjoy incorporating the outdoors into my therapy work with clients, as well.  

I also love singing, 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!