Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy

With diversity of approaches in psychotherapy and wellness, we support the integration of spiritual and humanistic, existential values, energy therapies and traditional practices.

1. holistic, ecological perspectives on individual and community wellness;
2. importance of personal meaning and purpose;
3. support for transpersonal, spiritual and soulful modalities;
4. encouraging dialogue between indigenous ways of knowing and healing with current integrative mind-body approaches;
5. inclusive postmodern and multicultural approach to holistic mental and physical health;
6. promotion of conscious, eco-spiritual perspectives;
7. promote interconnectedness in various ways, including through international networks, professional organizations and educational institutions.

CHTA - The Canadian Humanistic and Transpersonal Association

The Canadian Humanistic and Transpersonal Association (CHTA) is an interdisciplinary network, linking people from different professions, dedicated to advancing the values of the humanistic, existential, transpersonal and somatic approaches to human experience, health and development.

The CHTA was founded (2009) in Toronto, based on the need to advocate for humanistic, existential, transpersonal and somatic modalities in the dialogue around the regulation of psychotherapy in Ontario. For many people, psychotherapy has been the entry point for individual explorations concerning identity, meaning, relationship, embodiment and spirituality.

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CCPA - The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

CCPA membership includes experts and specialists in numerous mental health areas ranging from ADHD and learning disabilities; marriage counselling; eating disorders; stress, depression, and anger; grief and infertility; weight management and body image; addiction; Aboriginal issues; family counselling; career development and management, and much more.

Credentialing: In 1986, CCPA established a credentialing service for its members:  Canadian Certified Counsellors (CCC).  Counsellor certification is a national service that identifies to the public those counsellors whom CCPA recognizes as qualified to provide counselling services in Canada. Obtaining the status of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) includes recognition of standards of professional preparation, continuing education, and a formal code of ethics. As a non-statutory, self-regulating body, CCPA provides advice and discipline for certified members on matters of professional conduct.

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