Daniela Prempeh, M.Sc.
I have always been a lover of stories. I love stories that capture our history, stories that define who we are, and stories that uncover our why. I’m captivated by the stories that capture our essence, and the stories we hope to write for our future. Perhaps this started in my large Italian family, where we would gather over mountains of food and tell stories about the moments that bound us together. I think this early value of storytelling really influenced my career path.
As I listen, I want to better understand how internal stories are crafted. How do they shape our thoughts and emotions? How do they impact our wellbeing? How can stories be re-crafted to acknowledge new or unseen narratives? How can they impact growth and effect change?
I am a Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, with almost 15 years of experience. I have worked primarily in agencies within the Children’s Mental Health field, specializing in areas of trauma, attachment, and family systems.
For the past 5 years I have been the clinical lead on my team, working with families impacted by complex trauma. In this role, I would formulate and sequence treatment based on the various needs of everyone in the family system. Woven through this work, however, was helping a child and their family rewrite their story to get to a place of acceptance, connection, and community.
I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families. I want to be able to work with the relationships that make sense for you, given your concerns, and help you develop new meaning individually and/or together.
I prioritize ongoing professional development and have been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to better help individuals process Trauma. EMDR is essentially a type of therapy that helps individuals reprocess their traumatic memories so the intensity is lessened, and there is more space for healing.
My goal is to understand people in the context of their unique environments and past and present relationships. My approach is to learn about their strengths and needs and to uncover their stories. I strive to understand the meaning of their current stories and sometimes how they want them to be different. I am warm, love to use humour, and at the heart of it all I like to make connections to help people develop new meaning, understanding, and acceptance in their lives.
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