Clayre Sessoms,RP, RCT, RCC, CCC

Clayre Sessoms,RP, RCT, RCC, CCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Psychotherapist - 13869
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Toronto, Ontario M4Y2P9

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My Approach to Helping

Welcome to a Space of Healing and Empowerment

In a world that too often tries to dictate who we should be, finding a space where you can explore and celebrate your authentic self is more than a necessity—it's your right. Amidst the turmoil of anti-trans legislation and societal challenges, this is a haven where your journey to self-love and connection is honored. As someone who has navigated these treacherous waters myself, I deeply understand the importance of a sanctuary where your identity is not just accepted but celebrated. This online therapy space is crafted to be your refuge from hate, a place where we stand united against discrimination and oppression, striving not just for survival but for thriving. Together, we'll embark on a path of healing, discovering the quiet joy and resilience that exists in every moment of authenticity.

Embracing Our Collective Journey

Hi, I’m a psychotherapist proudly serving the trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive community across Canada. My personal and professional life has been a testament to the power of community support and understanding. I am here to offer that same nurturing guidance, helping you to heal from past pain and embrace a future of wellness and joy. By employing a variety of therapeutic techniques, including art, music, and experiential work, we'll forge a path to healing grounded in collective wisdom and individual strength.

With over 5,000 hours of clinical experience and specialized training in trauma processing methods like Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I aim to provide a balanced and sensitive approach to your healing journey. My practice is built on a foundation of 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and disability justice, all aiming at constructing a more equitable future for mental health care.

A Commitment to 2SLGBTQIA+ Healing and Growth

My services extend into empowering mental health professionals to deepen their understanding and effectiveness in providing gender-affirming care. Offering peer consultations, I bring a wealth of knowledge in trauma-informed, neurodivergent-friendly, and anti-oppressive practices, enabling therapists to cultivate a supportive environment for their trans and gender-diverse clients.

Celebrating Your Path to Authenticity

As a certified member of WPATH, I adhere to the highest standards of gender-affirming mental health practice. Through my consultation services, individuals seeking to explore their medical transition options can do so in a thoughtful, supportive environment. This comprehensive approach ensures that your well-being and goals are at the heart of our conversations, culminating in the necessary documentation to move forward with your journey.

In this space, everyone deserves to find peace, acceptance, and joy. Together, we will nurture your mental health, well-being, and personal growth, fostering a community where every individual can thrive. Join me in this collective endeavor towards healing, empowerment, and liberation.

Book Your Path to Empowerment

Ready to explore your journey of self-discovery and healing? Schedule your session today and take the first step towards a future filled with joy, resilience, and authentic self-expression.

More Info About My Practice

At the heart of my psychotherapy practice is a deep commitment to providing a compassionate, safe, and empowering space for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and close allies to explore and strengthen their mental health and well-being. My approach is eclectic, often somatic, and person-centered, recognizing the unique journey of each client and tailoring therapy to meet those individual needs.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Gender and Sexual Identity Exploration: Navigating gender and sexual identity with an empathetic, experienced professional.

Trauma Recovery: Utilizing Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), EMDR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to process and heal from trauma.

Creative Expression in Healing: Incorporating art therapy and mindfulness practices to explore emotions and experiences beyond words.

Mindfulness and Body Awareness: Enhancing self-awareness and grounding through mindfulness practices and focusing-oriented psychotherapy.

LGBTQIA+ Advocacy in Therapy: Supporting clients through personal and societal challenges related to their LGBTQIA+ identity.

Attachment and Relationship Issues: Addressing and healing from the roots of attachment issues and fostering healthier relationships.

Crisis Intervention: Offering support and stabilization strategies during acute emotional distress or crisis.

Self-Esteem and Self-Image: Working towards the development of a positive and affirming self-concept.

Resilience Building: Strengthening coping mechanisms to navigate life's challenges with resilience.
Cultural and Ancestral Healing: Facilitating decolonizing practices and integrating cultural wisdom for healing and empowerment.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy is a profound journey of discovery, healing, and transformation. As your guide and collaborator, I bring a rich tapestry of professional experience and personal empathy to our sessions. Here's how psychotherapy can open pathways to change:

Healing from Within: Together, we explore and process past traumas and current challenges, embracing healing as a journey of self-discovery and liberation.

Empowering Your Authentic Self: By fostering an environment of safety and acceptance, psychotherapy encourages the exploration and affirmation of your true self, beyond societal expectations.

Cultivating Connection: Our work enables a deeper connection with yourself and fosters healthier relationships with others, building a sense of belonging and community.

Navigating Transition: For those undergoing significant life changes or exploring gender transition, psychotherapy offers support, validation, and actionable steps towards living your truth.

Building Resilience: Our sessions aim to strengthen your inner resources, equipping you with the tools to navigate life's ups and downs with confidence and grace.

Enhancing Mind-Body Integration: Through somatic and mindfulness-based approaches, we work towards a harmonious mind-body connection, promoting overall well-being and presence.

In embarking on this therapeutic journey with me, you're not only accessing a breadth of clinical expertise and resources but also engaging with someone who genuinely understands the complexities of navigating life as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our shared goal is not just to survive but to thrive, reclaiming joy, purpose, and peace along the way.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals who self-identify as LGBTQ2IA+. Anyone queer or questioning who seeks a safe and comfortable therapeutic space for clinical counselling with a therapist who provides a grounded presence that has naturally emerged from intensive training, ongoing clinical supervision, and pertinent lived experiences.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Borderline
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

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