I'm Terri Boodhram, a Registered Psychotherapist.
I have a profound passion for helping others navigate life’s challenges and recognize their resiliency. I adopt a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to promote mental wellness. My goal is to help you achieve positive, transformative change in your life by tailoring a treatment plan focused on your unique needs. I work with several evidenced-based techniques and my approach to treatment is client-driven. Together we will explore your concerns and collaboratively develop a plan to address them. I am here to help you gain self-awareness and to take effective action. It’s not only my hope to help you better cope with your mental health difficulties, but to thrive and lead a fulfilling life!
Credentials and Certifications
I obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2017. I then completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) degree in 2022. I have been providing therapy services to individuals since 2021.
To provide the highest level of care to clients, I regularly engage in continuing education activities and supervision. I belong to several mental health associations and groups, including the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Areas of Specialty:
Childhood/relational trauma refers to experiences of significant adversity, distress, or abuse during a person's early years or within close relationships. Childhood is a critical period of development, and traumatic experiences during this time can have long-lasting effects on a person's emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. The impact of childhood/relational trauma can be profound and shapes how individuals view themselves, others, and the world around them.
Individuals with perfectionism strive for perfection in various aspects of their lives, such as work, relationships, appearance, and personal achievements. They have a strong desire to avoid making mistakes or being seen as inadequate by others. Perfectionism is often a coping strategy developed as a result of childhood/relational trauma.
Trauma within early relationships, especially with caregivers, can affect a child's ability to form secure attachments. This can result in challenges with trust, intimacy, and forming healthy relationships as an adult.
Codependency describes a close relationship with someone struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or other chronic problems. It is often characterized by an excessive reliance on the needs and feelings of others, to the detriment of one's own well-being. Codependency is also referred to as "relationship addiction" or "enabling”. Key features of codependency include excessive caretaking, difficulties with boundaries and control, and fear of abandonment.
Women with ADHD
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. The understanding of ADHD has evolved, and it is now recognized that ADHD presents differently in women. While I cannot diagnose or prescribe medication, I help women identify possible symptoms of ADHD to pursue a formal diagnosis. We can also address challenges in executive functioning (i.e. memory, concentration, emotion regulation, etc.) using behavioural therapy.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Attachment Based Therapy