Therapy can be a daunting experience and it can be difficult to find a therapist whose style matches what you need. This search can lead many to give up or get discouraged.
I utilize a holistic and eclectic approach that fits into what my client needs instead of having my client fit into one singular approach. Everybody is unique and so is the care that they need. I work collaboratively with clients to build a partnership where we create and adapt the best plan of care together. Result: I offer a safe and flexible environment that is created with the client to best fit their needs and grow with them to provide the best care possible in the least stressful manner possible.
Fanny is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. During her undergraduate degree at Concordia University, she worked as a lab assistant to Dr. Linda Booij, Head of Research and Academic Development, Eating Disorders Continuum of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. Over the past five years, she has worked at the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres working with and assessing clients with depression, anxiety, trauma experiences, self harm, and restrictive eating. She has also volunteered at Tel-Aide providing support and crisis intervention for clients in distress. Most recently, she has been working as a child counsellor at a community center, working with and assisting clients with anxiety, grief, trauma, suicidal ideation, family conflict resolution, effective communication, bullying, anger management and emotional regulation. Lastly, she has been working in a private practice for all ages working with clients from various backgrounds and sexual orientations
The Balanced Practice has evolved to a team of registered dietitians and therapists on a mission to support folks in finding their perfect balance between food, body and mind. We believe that we cannot talk about food without addressing our mindset, beliefs and emotions. We work with our clients to help them walk away from diets, recover from their eating disorder and learn to reconnect to themselves so they can live their fullest life.
Our approach is weight inclusive, sexuality & gender affirming, trauma-informed and anti diet culture. We firmly believe that health is not reserved for any body type and that your recovery is possible.
Because life is too short to struggle with your relationship with food & your body.
The Balanced Practice was founded by Marie-Pier, who after struggling with an eating disorder, noticed a gap in our healthcare system. Through her recovery, she noticed that treatment was often not inclusive, non collaborative or client centered and often offered only short term support.