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Jose Luis has a profound respect for the individuals and organizations he works with. 

His interest is in supporting the well-being of the individual, group, or organization by identifying the possibilities for growth and uncovering the patterns that keep them from reaching their potential. 

He uses observation and feedback as a way to stimulate curiosity. In naming what he “notices” about the interactions, thoughts, and behaviors of his clients, he encourages them to notice more about themselves.

My values

Experience

Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), RP

Member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).

 

He integrates his passion for psychotherapy and highly developed empathy, compassion, and determination into his practice approaches that have been proved to have positive and healing benefits in the client's process. 

Gestalt Therapy 

An experiential, dialogical, and integrative approach to self-discovery and personal growth. Through compassionate understanding, confirmation of each persons' uniqueness, attention to present-moment experience, and heightened awareness.

Somatic Experience

Aimed at relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the perceived body sensations, developed by Dr. Peter Lavine. 

Mindfulness

The practice of the process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.

Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy 

Creates awareness through sensing and moving experiences to open for possibilities to grow and change in all of our relationships, an approach developed by Ruella Frank, Ph.D.

White Feather

Education and certifications

Gestalt Institute of Toronto

Completion of the five-year program for Psychotherapists

Child-Parent Somatic Training 

Completion of the two-year program 

Social development and understanding of movement 

Assemblage Point Training 

The practicality of ancient techniques  

YESTERDAY I WAS CLEVER, SO I WANTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD. TODAY I AM WISE, SO I AM CHANGING MYSELF 

RUMI