Welcome, we're so glad you're here. Below you can read the bios of our team members to learn more about them. Every member of the Blossom team offers a free consultation that you can book with them online.
Sophia Sammy is a Registered Psychotherapist who has significant experience in working with a variety of client demographics. She has worked within a school setting as well as community and clinical settings.
Sophia has experience in supporting clients from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She was born in the Caribbean and immigrated to Canada early on in her life. This lived experience has aided her in holding a safe space for individuals and families who are first and second generation immigrants. She has worked with clients as they navigate intergenerational trauma and the ways it connects to the cultural/societal norms of back home.
Sophia’s client centered therapeutic approach encompasses an eclectic array of cognitive, humanistic, and behavioural therapies. She implements CBT, solution focused therapy, art therapy, and spiritually integrated therapy, to name a few.
Sophia possesses a diploma in Child and Youth Care from Sheridan College, a Bachelors degree in Sociology from York University, and a Masters of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University.
As a psychotherapist, my aim is to offer a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to work through any issues and difficulties that may be troubling you. My approach is client-centred and integrative, drawing upon theories and techniques from a range of modalities, as they relate to your own distinct therapeutic goals and process. Such modalities include psychodynamic therapy, emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy, among others.
My hope is that our work together will bring about personal insight and awareness, the shedding of old defences and behaviour patterns that no longer serve you, improved interpersonal relationships, new ways of engaging with your thoughts and emotions, and coping with life’s challenges. It is my belief that the aim of psychotherapy is not to “fix”, but to help remove the obstacles to change and growth.
I hold a Master of Arts with a concentration in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. I can provide therapy in both English and Greek.
Clients seeking therapy are usually in pain, struggling emotionally and have realized they can't move forward alone. My goal in therapy is to help you live more fully by, not only, identifying challenges but also exploring your inner strengths. This positive approach helps define both the clear paths and obstacles within life. The objective is an increased awareness of patterns that limit our feelings of connection with ourselves, our partners and our families. Together we will explore thoughts, behaviours, emotions and beliefs as they arise within supportive and constructive therapy sessions.
I'm a veteran professional of the family asset management/financial industry - a sector where complex financial issues are often overshadowed by family conflict. This life experience led to a desire to work with families, couples and individuals on a more personal level and, combined with my training, allows me to bring compassion, patience and an unending curiosity to each session. I am dedicated to ensuring you feel you are heard and understood so we can co-create the right path to move forward to the place you want to be in your life.
If you're looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to share, explore difficult issues and face the challenges present in your life, please reach out for a complimentary 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit to work together. Whether you are looking for couples therapy, individual therapy or family therapy, my collaborative approach may be what you need to get “unstuck”.
*Barb is a Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care graduate student at Martin Luther University College at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Clients who find my services effective are typically working on something important in their lives or careers, and they want someone who can track with them compassionately while challenging any unhelpful or limiting perspectives and ideas. Together, we process trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship struggles, wor
Clients who find my services effective are typically working on something important in their lives or careers, and they want someone who can track with them compassionately while challenging any unhelpful or limiting perspectives and ideas. Together, we process trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship struggles, workplace issues and career development. I see individuals and couples, and use a combination of approaches including attachment-based theories, cognitive-behavioural techniques, psychodrama, mindfulness and positive psychology.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I worked at some of Canada’s largest companies, leading teams focused on employee training and leadership development. Helping people work better (and live better), while navigating the reality of modern workplaces is an enduring passion.
Growing the Blossom Psychotherapy practice and partnering with other therapists in this work is a distinct pleasure in this phase of my life and career.