EMPATHIC | CARING | EMPOWERING
Whether you are a small company, big corporate or an organization; your Mental health and Wellness needs are Noah’s expertise.
Weather you are an individual, couple or a family seeking psychotherapy or psychological counselling - you are in the right place!
I am warm, caring and empathic therapist; with a passion to seeing people thrive and achieve their wellness goals and full potential. As a Mental health clinician, I offer a safe environment with genuine support; where everyone feels treated with care, respect and with dignity. To me, before, during and after treatment; everyone matters and so does delivering Mental health wellness services in a timely and efficient manner. Confidentiality, strength-based and nurturing relationships are at the core of my practice.
“When people find themselves in stuck points, they need support; because this is a critical-point.”
I am a nationally recognized speaker and educator on Mental health wellness, stress management in the workplace, healthcare and frontline staff trainer as well as an advocate for suicide prevention (CASP speaker, 2016) both in North America and in Africa.
PSYCOTHERAPY & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Individual, Couples & Family Therapy
OnCallhealth & RingMD Services
You don't have to go through it on your own, I am here to support & walk alongside you on your journey! Some of the areas I have supported people include:
Corporate wellness training, workplace stress control, workplace conflict & mediation, anger management, communication, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, parenting and family conflict, youth, substance use/abuse, addictions, self-esteem and identity, trauma/PTSD, ADHD, transitions, loss and grief process, suicide prevention, Court ordered counselling in lieu of Partner Assault Response (PAR).
I am dedicated to providing quality and effective support, guidance and helping you realize your wellness goals. “Struggles are meant to be shared not shun and people need help; especially in times of need.”
Also, I embrace each and every created being and I believe that; at the core of who we are as human beings, there is a need for having a sense of identity and to belong. Need for connection, support and community-belonging. The treatment strategies incorporated in my work are research-validated and will improve your ability to:
Move and progress from just the thought process about lifestyle change to making it happen – action mode
Identify and challenge patterns of negative thinking that might be posing as obstacle and barriers to achieving your health, performance and wellness goals
cope effectively with stress by understanding your strengths and maximizing your resilience beyond everyday triggers
mutually set specific, measurable and realistic goals
make use of proven mental skills to control difficult feelings and emotions such as anxiety and maintain the intensity necessary to achieve optimal wellness functioning
gain a sense of balance that works for you and your lifestyle needs
regain restorative sleep
My treatment approach to psychotherapy embraces the body, mind and spirit aspects. My work focus is trauma-informed, emotionally focused, cognitive-processing and strength-based in that; the chief motifs addressed during assessment and the therapy process will include: client-centred, needs explored, mutually set realistic and attainable goals. Other modalities I integrate are Brief Solution Focused, Narrative, Experiential and brief relational-cultural therapy, designed to meet the unique needs and goals that each client identifies. Each client is unique and their own experiences matter.
Be it health, healing or recovery; these are aspects we all aspire in our everyday living.
As an expert in Mental health wellness & Psychotherapist, over the years I have helped people maintain wellness habits, supported individuals cope better with emotional and psychological challenges that arise in response to physical health challenges. Among these physical and psychological disturbances I treat include:
Psychological distress, pain & fatigue
Anxiety & Depression
Relationship dissatisfaction and family conflict
Maladaptive ways of behaving and coping
Addictions treatment & drug dependency
Youth behavioral & Identity issues
Life transitions, loss (job or loved one) and grief process
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
Although most of above mentioned conditions come with their unique set of circumstances, there are some universal themes that invariably arise when faced with a change in your physical health status. I provide individual, couple and family psychotherapy and psychological counselling to improve your ability to:
lower stress and anxious feelings, body sensation and
improve self regulation and your better holistic wellness goals
optimize coping with chronic illness and disturbances by addressing psychological obstacles to recovery and wellness
manage pain and resume life roles and activities following injury or physical illness; including family responsibilities and return to work
adjust effectively to loss and change associated with significant health challenges (e.g., loss of function, change in life roles)
cope with grief following loss of a loved one, or in anticipation of a significant loss (including dealing with one’s own mortality)
cope with challenges in significant relationships
restore a positive sense of self-esteem in spite of physical challenges and limitations
make healthy lifestyle changes to optimize management of physical conditions
obtain restorative sleep
Where both Physical & psychological needs are explored.
At times life can get busy, make us stressed & tired. “With the demands of everyday, comes the need for taking action in a timely manner with the right support.”
This is what I, Noah Mugenyi, RP (Registered Psychotherapist) refer to as balanced and holistic approaches to healthy living (body, mind & spirit in check). I integrate a variety a research validated approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), brief solution focused therapy (BSFT) as well as exploring people's life events, significant relationships experiences, childhood and family history. My focus is holistic in nature, looking at the whole person (mind, body and spirit); in the context of their environment and their lived experiences. The work I do is always client driven and focused, together we mutually set the goal/s and the pace; and I provide a safe, supportive environment; where we can explore "stuck points" and help you progress to meeting your wellness goals such as:
Improve self-awareness & Self-Care
Reduce anxious feelings & cope better with stress
Shift the overwhelming thoughts, emotions and body sensation
Increase your ability to cope with distress & learn self-regulation techniques
Gain skills to dealing with triggers safely & anxiety-provoking situations (relationally & professionally)
Minimize trauma/PTSD related symptoms & lower damaging cycles of coping
Enhance your ability to expressing and communicate your needs better
Experience greater peace from within and nurture rewarding relationships both intimately and professionally
A hold me tight journey - a couple walk and work, which requires mutual effort to sustain.
Nobody sets out to have a failed relationship or marriage but over time, we can find the people we seemingly love the most; create the strongest negative emotional reactions in us and therefore, leading to feeling like strangers living separate lives. In couple’s therapy, there might be serious issues; however most of the time the complaints and dissatisfactions that are brought to therapy are what I consider surface issues. The real issues have to do with our attachment needs unmet, lack of emotional connection and whether we feel our partner will be there when we need them and whether they will put us first in crucial times of need and support.
Emotionally Focused Therapy is research-validated approach, that is founded on the premise that; adult attachment needs are as vital in intimate relationships. Our partner is an attachment bond and figure, which is just as important for connection and emotional wellness. Also, that an infant's first attachment to a caregiver is basically the comfort of knowing we are loved never goes away as we age. In addition to feeling loved, our partner provides a place of safety, where we can be vulnerable to share our deepest needs, hopes and fears without worry of criticism or rejection. Both these approaches have tremendous amount of research to confirm their effectiveness.
In my work with couples, I help them to have the awareness to understand their dance (cycles) and have the communication skills to effectively express deepest needs. My couple work is client-driven, you set the goals and the pace; I provide a safe, non-judgemental and respectful environment, where understanding and healing can be achieved.
Family Needs & Therapy
Although we cannot choose our family of origin, this is where our sense of identity and connection to belong begin.
Our family of origin influences us through our lifespan, although we generally leave our families physically; we rarely leave them emotionally. Our family of origin dynamics have far reaching influences on our thoughts, emotions, behaviours, life satisfaction and psychological wellness in future relationships. Consequently families can be a tremendous source of joy and support to our well being; but also a place where pain and heartache can stem.
Families are our first experience with relationships and the health of those connections influences whether we view relationships as places that are nurturing and safe or unpredictable and anxious-ridden. Families need to evolve, adopt and change to meet new demands. Most obstacles families face are rooted in a lack of adjustment to the demands and life changes. In my experience as an objective, empathic and skilled therapist can help families cope better, overcome or resolve a range of problems. I have considerable training in working with families, I would be happy to discuss your situation and mutually work on a plan to best support you to achieving your family needs and goals.
Allow clients to tell their phenomenological experiences, explore emotions and feelings and the underlying attachment needs from a strength-based model
Therapeutically, foster safety for people to have a positive view of themselves as human beings
Improve self-care and self-soothing capacities, explore support systems and resources
Learn new coping strategies and skills to manage transitions, flashbacks, overwhelming emotions, anxiety, numbing, dissociation, urges to self-harm or have suicidal thoughts
Understand the possibility to change problematic relational patterns and behaviours, because
people are resilient beyond surviving traumatic experiences or going through tough times and therefore; the need to explore and learn about the after-effects of trauma, PTSD, loss and hurtful situations
Use different therapeutic modalities to gradually process and integrate lived experiences; and make referrals collaboratively to other medical professionals to help manage the impact of symptoms in a timely manner.
The Personal Health Information Protection Act, also known as PHIPA, is Ontario’s legislation established in November 2004. Privacy of personal information is an important principle to me, Noah Mugenyi, Registered Psychotherapist. I am committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the services I provide under my practice.
My policy is made under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. It is also determined by and complies with The Ontario Personal Information Act. My policy to protect your privacy as required by both the Ministry and our College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario’s Ethical Code. In addition, I collect, use and disclose personal information only to provide psychotherapy and psychological counselling services to my clients. For example, I collect information about a client’s health history, including their family history, physical condition and function and social situation in order to help assess what their health needs are, to advise them of their options and then to provide the psychotherapy services they choose to receive. Another important reason for collecting personal information is to obtain a baseline of health and social information so that I can monitor treatment progress and identify changes that occur over time.
In some situations, I collect personal information to conduct an assessment to provide a professional opinion on about an individual’s psychological needs; of which the client signs an informed and written consent prior to commencing psychotherapy. I strive to be open and transparent regarding how I handle personal information. See attached, a full version of terms of service, which describes my privacy policies and exceptions to confidentiality.