You are beautiful

even when you feel scared, insecure, angry, disappointed, unworthy, anxious, lonely or deeply sad.

Therapy can help you move through difficult feelings, understand yourself better, regain sense of clarity and presence, and see yourself exactly for who you are – unique in your complexity, resilience and kindness.

Ivana Kolakovic

MA, Registered Psychotherapist (she/her)

This Is Me

I Am a Registered Psychotherapist &
Somatic Practitioner

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and trauma practitioner. I am deeply passionate about supporting you in your process of sitting with and naming all that is painful and scary within you and around you. Moreover, I am passionate about seeing you step into your own power and resilience and beauty.
I completed 5-year Psychotherapy training at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, 3-year Somatic Experiencing training for trauma resolution (Montreal), and I hold a MA in Women’s and Gender Studies (Carleton University, Ottawa)…

1500

TOTAL
SESSIONS

5+

YEARS EXPERIENCE
IN THE FIELD

1000+

THERAPY
BOOKS READ

3000+

LAUGHS
WITH CLIENTS

My Practice

Creative & Individualized Therapy Sessions

I won’t offer you quick fixes or generic advice. Instead, I will listen to you deeply, get to know you and help you discover answers for yourself.

Individual Therapy

A space for you to slow down, feel your feelings, cry, (then cry some more), understand yourself better and rediscover your endless capacity for growth.

Trauma Therapy

A space for you to learn about the ways in which your nervous system works, so you can leave past in the past.

Couple Therapy

A space for you and your partner(s) to tap into the wisdom of your hearts, deepen the intimacy, increase the capacity for love and have difficult conversations.

Sex Therapy

A space for you to talk openly about sexual difficulties you experience and bring more intention to the pleasures in your life.
*I also do organizational work – see my Services page to learn more.

Book a Free 15 min Consult

Find out if we’re a good fit.

THE PROCESS

A humanistic approach to making sense of your world.

Therapy can be scary, frustrating and can bring up some feelings you tried to avoid for a long time. I will:

Listen to you:

So you can have a space to discover your own voice and feel less confused and lonely.

Support your curiosity:

So you can release shame and self-judgment.

Encourage you to stay longer with your pain:

So you don’t have to carry it around.
Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Benefits of Psychotherapy
By an Expert

Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.
– Bessel A. van der Kolk
  • Individual Therapy 90% 90%
  • Couples Therapy 90% 90%
  • Trauma Therapy 90% 90%