My name is Mooky Cherian and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapists (CAPT) and I have a Diploma in Psychotherapy from a 5-year psychodynamic training program. I have been practicing psychotherapy since 2014. Before my private practice, I worked in the community health sector for 15 years.
I practice within an integrative psychodynamic framework with an emphasis on early life trauma and attachment, internal working models and states as well as somatic awareness and integration. This is longer process work opposed to short-term/solution-focused.
Some areas of focus and specialization are: masculinity/male-focused mental health issues, explosive rage, shame, early life trauma, childhood sexual abuse, narcissism, dissociation, obsessive-compulsive and relational issues.
I work with a broad range of clients in terms of social locations, identities and experiences. I am LGBTQ+-affirming. I bring an awareness and understanding of developmental trauma, structural violence, systemic/social oppression and the ways that those things can impact a person's experiences and mental health.
Some issues and experiences that lead people to specifically seek me out include: wanting to develop deeper self-awareness, feeling consistently misunderstood, having paranoid thoughts, commonly feeling slighted by others, consistent interpersonal conflicts, feeling like a failure in life, feeling empty inside, unresolved trauma/abuse experiences, explosive rage, shame, being described as abusive or narcissistic by others, low self-esteem and confidence, intrusive thoughts, compulsions, fixations, sexuality/sexual health issues, short fuse, mood swings, dishonesty, infidelity, jealousy, grief and loss, to name several.
While I work comfortably and competently with all genders, I have a special interest in working with men.