Psychotherapy in Toronto
Caroline Lensen has practised couple and individual psychotherapy for over 30 years. In addition to her established private practice, she has worked and trained in a variety of settings.
Caroline holds a BA in Psychology and Education from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and an MA in Counselling Psychology from the Adler Professional School of Psychology, Toronto.
Thanks to her multifaceted, clinical background, Caroline is highly competent in many areas and enjoys working with a variety of issues. She works with both male and female clients and is gay positive. She enjoys helping both male and female clients overcome difficulties with shyness. Caroline counsels couples with marital problems and sexual dysfunction. In her individual psychotherapy she works with male and female anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, sexual abuse, sex addiction and other unwanted behaviours.
While she is always proactive in helping couples resolve their marital issues, she also shows parents who are considering separation how to minimize the emotional impact on their children. Caroline is experienced in assisting clients to positively and constructively co-parent and step-parent in new family situations.
Experienced in grief and bereavement therapy, she helps individuals and families deal with loss. Caroline has expertise in helping people cope with serious and chronic illnesses.
Caroline is confident in her clients' abilities to make changes in their life styles and behaviours, and she is excited about a new treatment for most addictions and unwanted behaviours. She is both respectful and supportive of each client's individuality.
A clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP), she has served on its board. The OSP accepts therapists who have had their own personal therapy as this is considered an important part of psychotherapy training. She has lectured and presented internationally on sexuality and cancer issues. Caroline is married and cherishes her relationships with her husband, daughter and adult stepchildren.