Denise Mariani

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist

It can often be challenging feeling as though you are alone in your thoughts, worrying about the future, feeling trapped in painful patterns or emotions or feeling stuck about which direction to take. Having the courage and hope to ask for help is the first step in creating change and growth in yourself.
My role as a therapist is to provide you with a safe outlet to express your vulnerabilities, to listen to you share your story with empathy and validation, to identify your strengths and empower you to build a quality of life that you desire. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches in order to get to the root cause of anxieties, traumas and interpersonal conflicts. I firmly believe in collaboration and teamwork. I am flexible and accommodating to my clients.
In addition, I strive to create a warm and compassionate environment, one that fosters strong therapeutic rapport and is non-judgemental. Trust, empathy and communication are essential ingredients to creating a safe place for change. Building on your strengths and resiliency is very important in fostering client strength and motivation. I am very passionate about my work as a therapist and working with you to help you evolve and grow into the person you want to be.


Denise Mariani is a Registered Psychotherapist, in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and has been practicing since 2017. Denise utilizes a variety of evidence-based modalities, including EMDR, CBT, DBT, ego state interventions, mindfulness, sensorimotor, and attachment theory. She is a certified EMDR therapist, and has received specific training in DBT-intensive. Her areas of interest include survivors of sexual violence, intergenerational trauma, narcissistic parents, trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, first responders, co-dependency, emotional disturbance, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. Denise is also a clinical supervisor. Denise strives to create an environment that is warm, comfortable, authentic, and safe. Working collaboratively with the client is essential.

Client Focus

Adults, Families, Teens 12+

Types of Therapy

Trauma informed, EMDR, Ego state, attachment theory, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness.


Trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, survivors of sexual abuse, intergenerational and childhood trauma, co-dependancy, emotional disturbance, interpersonal relatinships, self-esteem, attachment styles, domestic violence, anxiety and depression.

More Than Just My Work

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” N.R. Narayana Murthy


56 Aberfoyle Crescent
Suite 730
Toronto, Ontario M8X 2W4 (416) 619-0238

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