Vilma is a member of OACCPP (Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychologists); an RP, Registered Psychotherapist, with CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and a recently retired teacher/counsellor with the Toronto District School Board. Before transitioning to counselling, Vilma taught high school for over 20 years and developed extensive experience working with at-risk youth and their families. This unique teacher/counsellor background equips her to help clients identify issues at different life stages.
Vilma works primarily with issues related to: anger management, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, stress management.
Trained in Narrative and Solution-focused therapy, Vilma listens attentively to the multiple stories of client’s lives to help them see significant patterns and make connections that bring about change and growth. For clients who prefer a more goal-oriented counselling process, Vilma is also skilled in helping them clarify goals and move towards finding their solutions.
In addition to doing individual counselling, Vilma also has experience facilitating group- therapy sessions and has worked with teen girls and women struggling with emotion regulation. She also has training in sand tray play therapy and in CPRT- Child Parent Relationship Therapy, and Conflict Resolution through Restorative Circles.
With her warm and engaging manner, Vilma brings a unique combination of deep compassion and a gentle sense of humour to provide a refreshing perspective on difficult issues. She also possesses a wonderful maturity and wisdom that help clients in their journey towards growth and change.
Vilma and her husband, Grantley have been married for 32 years and have two grown children. A published writer, Vilma enjoys writing and gardening.