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About

In times of struggle, ups-and-downs, confusion or anytime you want to find a new way, I am here to support you. If your aim is to improve your communication, deepen your intimacy, and resolve your, often ongoing and sometimes unsolvable, conflicts, I am here to help. By supporting couples, new parents, and single moms, I want to help you reconnect and find a closer bond with your partner, child, family member or even your friend, so you can finally enjoy the life you’ve always dreamed of. Connecting you closer to your loved ones helps not only to rebuild trust, but also the feeling of security, being loved and wanted.

The key to my therapeutic work is my experience navigating and overcoming hurts, hang-ups and habits like anxiety, shame and fear of judgment. I provide a safe space where you can feel respected and understood as you endeavour to learn more about your true self. I work “attachment-based” using a trauma and grieving lens, as well as an emotionally focused or cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT), depending on what works best for you!

If you are seeking a therapist who can relate to your struggles as a parent, I would love to speak more. I know that the first step can be tough but it is the most important one! Once you book your first session you can start thriving so please book with me if you’re hoping to make some change.

I do practice the Christian faith and have studies in Spiritual Care. If you wish, we can incorporate spiritual or religious resources into our session.

Therapeutic Interest
  • Anxiety
  • Birth Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics/Conflict
  • Grief/Loss
  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital/Premarital Relationships
  • Parenting Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Skills Development
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Women Empowerment
  • Women's Issues
Education
  • Master of Arts, Theology - Martin Luther University College, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON (Sept 2021 – Present)
Additional Training
  • Counsellor specialized in psychotherapy for diseases based on ICD-10, V
  • Certificate in Mediation, difficult family situations
  • Certificate The Narrative Enneagram; Enneagram-Teacher (Helen Palmer & David Daniels)
  • Talk Therapy (Rogers), Gestalt Therapy, Germany
  • CBT, grief-therapy (group facilitation), non-violent communication (Rosenberg), crisis intervention
  • Life coach counselling, case studies, supervision and intervention
Therapeutic Style
  • Attachment-Based
  • Christian Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed
Astrid Machalitza

Astrid Machalitza

She / Her

Resident Therapist - MA, RP Qualifying