Maria Iosue

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, CAST-ISST Certified Sandplay Therapist and Senior Teacher-Supervisor

Maria Iosue
905-771-5211

Maria Iosue

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, CAST-ISST Certified Sandplay Therapist and Senior Teacher-Supervisor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers - 804660
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Green Shield
  • SSQ
Fees: $140 per hour session.
Many private insurance plans cover MSW Social Work services.
I am offering a discount to healthcare workers during Covid-19.
Sliding scale can be requested.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Toronto, Ontario M4A1T8

My Approach to Helping

I am available to support you through virtual sessions. Contact me to arrange a phone call to explore whether starting therapy with me is right for you. Please visit my website to learn more about me.

My approach integrates psychotherapy with creative process to engage the mind, body, emotions and imagination on the journey of change. I ground my practice in a belief in human resilience and in our innate potential for healing and transformation through difficult times. My work is informed by anti-oppressive perspectives, neuroscience research, the mind-body relationship, symbolic process, and spirituality. I am committed to principles of social justice, and to promoting balanced and respectful relationships.

In over twenty years of practice, I have incorporated creativity and mindfulness with many types of verbal therapies. My experience includes work in public healthcare and community settings, including: mental health services in hospital outpatient clinics; addiction and trauma recovery; counselling for women and children exposed to domestic violence; specialized programs for children and youth with complex difficulties.

I also provide specialized services in Jungian Sandplay Therapy, though on a limited basis during Covid-19. Sandplay Therapy is a unique modality that provides a nonverbal way for clients of any age to experience and transform inner tensions through creative expression with sand, water and miniatures. While engaging the body and imagination, you become the creator of your personal journey.

With children and youth, playful and non-verbal approaches are central components of my practice. These imaginative modalities engage young people in creatively exploring their struggles while building a sense of mastery and self-worth.

I am a Registered Social Worker providing psychotherapy in Ontario and hold Masters Degrees in both Social Work and Sociology. I am also an internationally certified Jungian Sandplay Therapist with the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) and the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). I sit on the CAST Board, am a past CAST President and a Senior Teacher-Supervisor for CAST and ISST. I provide internationally recognized sandplay training, supervision, workshops and conference presentations.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

One of my core beliefs is that each of us has an innate potential to gain deeper self-understanding, heal wounds, connect to inner strengths, and transform our worlds. Though these capacities may be diminished in the face of challenge, I believe there is always hope for their re-emergence. By building compassionate and affirming relationships with my clients, I create a trusting environment for new pathways to unfold.

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, I weave together many intersecting threads that become uniquely suited to you. I continue to expand the tools of my practice to offer a variety of modalities to engage you as a whole person. The wisdom of my clients' journeys is a source of inspiration.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults of all ages, adolescents and children.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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