Colleen Hood

Colleen Hood

Psychotherapist · PhD (University of Illinois, 1992)

Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist)
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Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

I have close to 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and expert in Therapeutic Recreation. I have taught students and professionals about the value of leisure and recreation in enhancing well-being. I believe that the choices we make in our free time directly impact our well-being!

In addition, I have been particularly interested in strengths-based practice and positive therapy and has incorporated these principles into my teaching and work with clients.

In addition to my work in Therapeutic Recreation, I am currently a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario (CRPO#: 005076) and graduated from the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP) in April 2017.

My professional training and experience, in combination with lived experience of trauma and loss, has led me to a focus on the issues of recovery from trauma, living with grief, and identity reconstruction. I also have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion, Grief Therapy, and a variety of other approaches. I incorporate a variety of approaches and techniques into my work with clients based on their needs and wishes, all embedded in a supportive relational frame.

Primary Practice Location

ReCreate Therapy
12 Ontario St. Unit 2
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 3G9

Phone: (905) 401-3694



Years of Experience



Dipoma in Relational Psychotherapy (Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, 2017)

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