Allie Daniow

In by Rachel Di Martino

Allie Dainow
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Therapy can seem intimidating, but it is an important step toward better mental health and well-being that affects every aspect of our lives. It takes strength, courage and commitment to acknowledge that there are parts of yourself and your life that you would like to change.

You may be experiencing difficulty with self-criticism that causes you to be hard on yourself, focusing on your mistakes and doubting your capabilities. You might find that you question your thoughts and feelings, which spirals into overthinking, where even small decisions are hard to make. If you have trouble thinking your needs matter, it can seem impossible to set boundaries or assert yourself. My focus is on providing therapy to women who are struggling with self-worth and self-doubt, that supports you in growing your confidence, coping with stress and building healthy relationships.

We’ll develop a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours so you can move forward with more clarity and trust in your judgment. We will work on helping you learn how to be self-compassionate and recognize your strengths. We will find ways for you to validate and communicate your needs with others, which is critical for healthy relationships.

With the right tools in therapy, it is possible to feel empowered, resilient and develop supportive relationships. These will give you a sense of ease, allow you to use your time and energy for what matters to you and feel excited about future possibilities.

My Approach

My style has been described as warm, personable and supportive. I use my perceptive and analytical skills to move beyond the surface and understand what needs to be healed so that you can be your authentic self. My approach is strengths-focused, which involves acknowledging your abilities and the resiliency that you might not even realize you have and noticing your progress in the work we’re doing. Although therapy can be difficult, I find one of the ways to make it more comfortable is to know that it’s okay to laugh and find humour in it.

I have completed Master’s degrees in Applied Social Psychology and Counselling Psychology, which have given me extensive knowledge in how to identify, understand and treat mental health concerns. My work is supported by my background in research psychology, including in women’s mental health, as it allows me to interpret findings from current research and determine the most effective treatments for each client.

If you’d like to set up a free, 30-minute consultation, please send me a message.

Types of Therapy

I am an integrative therapist, which means that I use different types of therapy depending on the needs of each client. Some of the modalities that I use are:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavioural (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Areas of Interest:

  • Self Worth
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women’s Mental Health
  • Relationship Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Abuse
  • Perfectionism
  • Stress
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