Sophia Suzuki (she/her) RP

Providing in-person, online or phone sessions

Hi, my name is Sophia! Therapy can be a helpful tool in navigating the unexpected challenges and transitions that life throws at us, at all stages of life. As a therapist, I am privileged to be able to support clients in their journey of shaping a life that feels more meaningful and authentic.

Reaching out for support is a courageous act of self-care. I believe each person has their unique strengths and capacity for growth, and therapy can be one tool in rediscovering the skills available to us to move through life’s challenges.

I believe a strong therapist-client fit is essential to a positive therapy experience, and I’m eager to explore how therapy could be better catered to your needs. I strive for therapy to be a space that promotes wholeness, safety, and acceptance of our different identities and complexities.


No one client is the same, and my priority lies in finding an approach (or combination of approaches!) that work for you. My therapeutic approach is primarily relational and collaborative - I believe the client is the expert in the therapy room, and I am there to provide support in achieving the goals we outline together.

When introducing more tangible tools or frameworks into sessions, I pull from a variety of evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as narrative therapy and existential therapy.

Areas of focus:

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety (Social anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder)

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Depression

  • Adolescent mental health

  • Grief

  • Racial and cultural identity

  • Relational issues

  • Chronic illness

  • Life transitions

  • Self-esteem/self-worth

  • Difficult relationship with food/disordered eating

Education and background:

I am a licensed member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and hold membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I completed my undergraduate schooling in neuroscience at University of Guelph and attained my master’s in counselling psychology at University of Ottawa. I have a background in trauma work, specifically with youth and survivors of abuse. I hold additional training in CBT, DBT, trauma work, and mental health supports for people living with diabetes.

Outside of my role as a therapist, I enjoy cooking, reading, spending time with loved ones, and playing tennis.