The health and wellness field can be overwhelming, presumptuous, and unrealistic at times. We are constantly being fed ideas on how we should look, what we should eat, and how we should feel. This can leave us feeling hopeless and disconnected from ourselves.
I believe that for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it is built on creating a trusting, honest, and collaborative atmosphere. I take a holistic perspective to treatment, using an eclectic approach that includes mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy, somatic-based, trauma-informed care. I take on a client-centered approach, fluidly integrating different techniques based on your story.
I believe everyone is unique and capable of change and to do so, we need to understand ourselves better. I bring a warm and compassionate approach to creating a safe space for you to explore areas where you need healing.
Krista is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where she supported individuals with various diagnosis’ and physical impairments for the last ten years. This included supporting people in establishing life skills, social skills, identity development and community involvement. She completed her practicum at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback, where she supported neurodivergent children, teens, and adults with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, and trauma experiences.
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.