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Clarinda S. Brandão
Registered Psychotherapist In Canada
Counsellor in Portugal
Providing individual, couples, and family counselling/coaching services offered in English and Portuguese.
Fee: Individual 75€ & Couple 95€
Clarinda Brandao brings an intuitive approach to her clients. For over thirteen years she has worked with individuals and couples, helping her clients restore self-awareness, regain confidence, and renew relationships within their lives and with themselves. A compassionate listener, she delves deep into the individual core to build a strong foundation for personal growth and meaningful connections. Becoming self-aware is an integral step in the healing process. Clarinda has an innate ability to bring clients out of their shell and into a safe space where they can begin learning about and mending themselves and their relationships - both romantically and platonically.
A Registered Relational Psychotherapist and Counsellor with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, Clarinda is a graduate of the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy's intense three-year relational psychotherapy program and a member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). As a relationship expert, Clarinda specializes in couples therapy and marriage counselling. Through a blend of professional and personal experience, she helps clients identify problem areas and provides new tools to communicate effectively while regaining healthy connections - not only with one another but also with themselves.
Clarinda also works in trauma-specialized cases. With a background training in trauma with the Traumatology Institute.
A passion for guiding others to improved self-acceptance, healthy relationships, and positive social functioning drives Clarinda, not only in her professional practice but in her daily life. A regular volunteer with families, groups, and individuals at numerous non-for-profit organizations, Clarinda is dedicated to helping her surrounding community.
Having a positive work-life balance is something Clarinda wholeheartedly believes in. Weekends and holidays are dedicated to her passion for photography, exploring the outdoors, and when her schedule truly allows, travel.
"A client once asked me if I would carry them to the finish line. My response was simple; I won't carry you, but I'll be there to support you along the sidelines. When you feel like you can't go any further, I'll hand you some water and cheer you on to remind you of your goal. There will be times when you will want to quit, but I'll be there to encourage you and remind you of your progress. And when you finally reach that finish line, I'll be there to celebrate with you because you did it, no one else. That's my role as your therapist, to be with you on your journey of self-discovery and growth every step of the way."