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The Relationship Experts

Psychotherapy for adults, couples, and teens.

Mental health affects emotions, mood and our relationships: We foster resilience, connection and lasting change.

dr.maura fergusion & associates, helps teens and adults in psychotherapy
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You're not alone: Many people feel anxious about starting therapy. We're here to support you every step of the way.

We support you in breaking unhealthy patterns through guided introspection and self-reflection so you can uncover your potential, develop a deeper understanding of yourself, reduce suffering, and cultivate a more fulfilling life. 

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The people we work with often find themselves grappling with symptoms of depression and anxiety, facing challenges in building and sustaining meaningful relationships—be it with family, friends, or romantic partners.

People often find emotions overwhelming. However, these emotions have the potential to be our teachers, helping us understand ourselves and the world better when we give them our focus.

 

By embracing all our emotions, even the uncomfortable ones, we can enhance our capacity to connect with others and become resilient when faced with challenges and change.

Those who have sought help in psychotherapy before may have encountered symptom-focused care that left some aspects unexplored.  Our distinctive approach addresses the underlying causes, attachment styles and unconscious thoughts and feelings that contribute to mood disorder symptoms.

Let’s Work Together

Therapy for Individuals

Our therapy revolves around you, rejecting a one-size-fits-all approach and instead fostering a collaborative process that empowers you.

Couples Therapy

Begin a personalized couples therapy journey where we explore deeper understandings and unproductive patterns so you can create adaptive changes.

Supervision and Consultation

We offer mentoring and guidance for professionals in the mental health field, with additional support for parents.

Meet Dr. Maura Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson’s clinical work focuses on individuals and couples experiencing challenges related to low self-worth, trauma, grief, bereavement, anxiety, depression, isolation, transitions in life stages, identities, workplace stress and burnout, insecure attachment styles, and relational difficulties, including postpartum depression for all gender identities.

She is keenly aware that the quality of trust in the therapeutic relationship is critical to creating safety and fostering change and healing. Her work is collaborative and rooted in psychodynamic principles while incorporating appropriate evidence-based techniques and skills such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Dr. Maura Ferguson also welcomes public speaking opportunities and media collaborations.

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Endorsements

"Dr. Ferguson is an expert clinician who is both artful and warm. I'd highly recommend working with her."

~ Evan Sola, Psychologist, PsyD

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What is GOOD mental health?

We all hear about people struggling with mental health, with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Have you ever stopped to wonder what good mental health is and looks like?

Freud famously defined good mental health as: “the capacity to work and to love”. 

 

Nancy McWilliams has come up with a broader definition: “Good mental health involves being flexible and adaptable, the ability to acknowledge and experience a wide range of emotions without avoiding feelings, authenticity and self-awareness, healthy productive relationships and having a purpose or meaning to one’s life.“

 

These are the ideals that people strive for in therapy.

Many People Wonder "Is Therapy Right For Me?"

Deciding if psychotherapy is right for you is a personal choice that depends on various factors. Psychotherapy can be beneficial for people facing a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and more. We provide a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and develop healthy coping strategies.

 

Consider if you're open to self-reflection, willing to explore difficult emotions, and committed to making positive changes in your life. It's also important to find a therapist who you feel comfortable with and who has expertise in addressing your specific concerns.

 

Ultimately, whether psychotherapy is right for you depends on your individual needs, preferences, and readiness to engage in the therapeutic process. Consulting with a qualified therapist can help you make an informed decision tailored to your unique circumstances.

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Let’s collaborate on an approach that best suits your needs and goals.

Together, we’ll create lasting change. 

We humbly acknowledge the ancestral lands upon which we live and work. We recognize the enduring connection between the land and the diverse Indigenous peoples who have been stewards of this territory for generations – including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat.


Our therapeutic journey draws inspiration from the resilience and wisdom embedded in the land's history. We strive to create a healing space that respects and values the diverse perspectives and cultural richness of all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples who now call this vibrant city home.


In embracing the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the significance of Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. May our practice contribute to the well-being of our clients and the broader community, fostering understanding, empathy, and mental health on this sacred land.

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