“A listening ear, an open heart”
Charlotte Koven, M.A., RP
Registered Psychotherapist ( # 003240)
Member of the:
- College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
- The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists
and Psychotherapists (OACCPP,
- Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC),
Cultural sensitivity; specializing in bereavement, trauma and special losses.
individuals, families, and groups
* Death of a loved one
* Difficult transitions (retirement,
divorce, aging, empty nesting)
* Anticipatory/ complicated grief
(e.g. death of elderly parents)
* Chronic illness
* Caring for someone with
Alzheimer's or dementia
* Death of a child , Estrangement
* Loss of job
* Childhood Issues (Trauma)
“When one door closes, another opens”
One doesn’t usually wake up one morning and turn into a completely different person, one requires time, life experiences, training and passion to change direction. And so it has been with me. An early life in the arts, work with youth and families in crises, extensive travel, 27 years in education (and 2 daughters later) and I found myself drawn to an old interest- how to survive loss and find joy and meaning in life.What I can especially offer is a listening ear and an open heart. I will do my best to help you find your own inner resources to move through this terrible time of loss, into one of peace.
M.A. in Counselling Psychology, B.A. in Psychology and Fine Arts, C.C.W., Advanced Certificates in Bereavement Education and Grief and Trauma Counselling, Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and ASSIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
I have committed myself to life-long learning so that I may be better qualified to assist you. If I find that your grieving experience is beyond my professional ability I will provide you with referrals so that you may receive help and support from another skilled professional.