Anke Hessler

Address : —, Aurora, ON L4G 3W7
Profession : Social Worker
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training

Other Cities : All of Ontario
Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Children, Adolescents, Adults
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Phone : 289-221-2632
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Registering association : OCSWSSW


I'm a mature individual offering individualized psychotherapy for children, teens and adults. My extensive training and experience in individual, marital, and family therapy as well as my social work education have informed my whole-person approach, where I explore individuals and the intertwined complex relationships with their environment and added societal influences people experience in their daily lives. This holistic approach and my education in different counselling methods help me to identify unique troubles people are facing to create the solution that best fits your individual needs.
I’m a Registered Social Worker with my education in SSW, BSW, MSW and my added extensive training in many different therapy approaches I'm able to uniquely help individuals in different ways. I'm treating a number of mental health disorders providing a neutral, mindful and safe space to individuals, couples and families for a calm and liberating experience. I'm passionate in helping you find the shining star that you are. EMDR
(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is an effective and efficient therapy approach used for the treatment of symptoms of stress and trauma including anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, anger, disturbed sleep and low self-esteem. EMDR processes memories, reducing their impact and helping clients to develop different coping tools. This is achieved through an approach that addresses the past, present and future aspects of stored memories. For more information on EMDR please visit and watch the video.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
A short term, goal-oriented approach that aims to identify and understand negative thoughts patterns, feelings and behaviours and aims for positive behavioural changes.
Trauma-Informed Practice
is a strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. It emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for everyone, and creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Art therapy
combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. Using imagery, colour and shape as part of this creative therapeutic process, thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate.
Narrative therapy
is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them. It provides the patient with knowledge of their ability to live these values so they can effectively confront current and future problems.
Mindfulness meditation
practice is one way to truly experience the current moment and integrate that awareness into your everyday life.
Grief counselling
is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss.
Grief counselors believe that everyone experiences and expresses grief in personally unique ways that are shaped by family background, culture, life experiences, personal values, and intrinsic beliefs.