Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying), Registered Nurse · Diploma (Transformational Arts College)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying))
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Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
I believe no one should have to try to navigate personal challenges alone. Therefore, it is my pleasure to extend hope and a path toward healing and wholeness for anyone caught in life’s struggles.
I am a licensed psychotherapist and registered nurse with 26 years combined experience. I offer private and group therapy sessions in my office or by video conference. Currently I support hospital staff members in two hospitals with anxiety reduction techniques to help them get through their stressful days. In addition, I volunteer on the Ontario COVID-19 Wellness Network providing therapy to health care workers across the province.
My on-going pursuit and passion lies in providing mental and physical support to those undergoing emotional and/or physical turmoil. Guided by empathy and compassion, I provide a safe, respectful therapeutic atmosphere where we explore your struggles, skill sets, victories, and dreams.
It’s not uncommon for people traveling life’s journey to get stuck, experience immense inner pain, face crises, or experience existential angst. Therapy is a tool to help navigate it all, learning practical strategies to help you along your journey.
A particular experience brought my heart back into helping people care more about their mental well-being when I volunteered on several crisis-focused volunteer missions, witnessing the effect and toll of mental distress.
In 2002, I accompanied an ENT/cosmetic surgeon to remote areas in China where we performed corrective surgeries on babies and young adults born with cleft lip and palate birth deformities. Many families reported being shunned and ostracized by their communities due to the physical differences in their children or in themselves. The extent of this prejudice also meant that individuals were excluded from receiving medical care; receive basic education or participation in greater community.
I was struck by the families’ resilience and endurance while experiencing unjust behaviour and ridicule from their communities. I thought of the perseverance and enormous motivation to seek out medical attention at our outreach clinic.
In 2005, with the Canadian Medical Association of Toronto (CMAT), I embarked on another nursing mission to Pakistan for 21 days, shortly after a deadly earthquake. The trauma that affected these people was far beyond physical wounds, as they were traumatized by grief, death, the devastation of their homes, and by the struggles ahead.
I commit to ongoing professional development and continuing education by engaging in further training.
-Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
-Registered Nurse and Registered Nurse First Assist (Advance Practice) - The College of Nurses of Ontario
-Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certification Program specializing in psychosis, bipolar, schizophrenia, Trauma, PTSD, OCD and generalized anxiety disorder - University of Toronto and Sick Kids Community Health Center
-Solution Focused Therapy Certificate Program - University of Toronto
-Grief and Bereavement Educator Certificate Program - University of Toronto (in progress)
-Trauma Focused Therapy Certificate Program - Wilfred Laurier University (in progress)
Primary Practice Location
Vivian Noehring Psychotherapy
5808 Whittle Road Suite 8
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 2J1
Phone: (416) 919-9575
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
Years of Experience
Registered Nurse (Advance Practice) - RNFA - College of Nurses of Ontario
Advanced CBT - University of Toronto and Sick Kids Community Health Centre