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About SPT

SPT was established in 2023 by Registered Psychotherapist, Connie Cancellara, to better support individuals with their mental health within the Durham Region and surrounding areas. With close to 5 years of experience, our goal is to create a Safe Place for everyone for your therapeutic journey and to better understand your story through a psychoanalytical and psychodynamic lens. We explore your past childhood experiences and relationship dynamics and how they may be in connection to your present self and current struggles.

SPT aims to support adolescents, youths, and adults. We incorporate various modalities like Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytical Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed, & Client-Centered approaches.

Connie Cancellara
Connie Cancellara

A Little Self-Disclosure

In June of 2022, I lost my dad, who was my buddy and my twin, to Leukaemia.

I'm sharing this with you all as a moment of vulnerability to create human connection for those who have experienced losing someone close to them.

I have held this grief near and dear to my heart.

Because of this, it has inspired me to share the process of my grief, his courageous story, and extend his strength within myself to better support and connect with others who may be struggling with their own grief process of any kind.

Grief can be an uncomfortable, scary, and an emotional journey for us, not to mention different for everyone.

With any type of grief you may be experiencing - death, loss of job, relationship ending, or difficult life transitions -please know that you are never alone and that there is always a Safe Place within reach.

Building Safety Starts with Trust

At SPT, we understand how difficult it is when making that decision to begin to understand your life story. Sometimes we just don't know where or how to start this new chapter in our lives.

We pride ourselves on making sure to match you with someone who gets you, connects with you, and ultimately makes you feel safe from the start!


Let's get to know each other a little more by booking a free 20-minute Phone or Video Consultation with any of our team members today! 

Safe Place Therapy
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