Stage of Mind Inc. provides in-person and virtual / online counselling services. We offer various psychotherapy counselling modalities, hypnotherapy and training services. Our therapists are committed to helping you develop effective strategies for coping with difficult situations arising from traumatic experiences, painful memories, difficult challenges, persistent, troubling thoughts, feelings or habits that interfere with your health, productivity and wellbeing. We are here to help you strengthen your relationship with yourself and others. Together, we will focus on changes you want to see in your life, including areas of self-care, work-life balance, personal growth, career development, spirituality, parenting and intimacy.

We offer individual counselling for all ages, including children, teens and adults, using various psychotherapeutic models, such as cognitive behavioural models (CBT), including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other therapeutic approaches, including experiential, exposure, motivational, person-centred, psychodynamic and psychoanalytical, humanistic, somatic and solution-focused, as well as Hypnotherapy. Our values are driven by compassion and cultural sensitivity.

Our areas of treatment include pain, anxiety and stress, fears and phobias, grief, depression and trauma. If you are experiencing any of these problems, you already know they are often interconnected, with one issue leading to or inflating another. Start taking action to regain control of your life today!  We offer services to help you improve areas of your life, through coping with these difficult situations, while increasing your motivation and confidence. By taking action, you can improve your skills for social interaction, work productivity, business success, and performance in sports, the arts or public speaking. We are here to help you develop new skills needed to make lifestyle changes, such as stopping unwanted habits, quitting smoking, losing weight, maximizing your fitness level and improving your sleep.

Our services are all about you!  There are many therapeutic models which can be used to improve your life today, and we can discuss this with you to help you explore which one is best for you. Sometimes it is appropriate to use a combination of approaches to address your specific needs, resulting in an integrative or holistic approach. The important thing to remember is that engaging in therapy is your choice. Your autonomy is an important aspect of treatment. Before starting any treatment, your therapist will discuss with you the benefits, risks and expected possible outcomes of treatment to obtain your consent. You will be able to explore and agree upon the therapeutic plan that is best for you. You will be respected and provided a safe and confidential space to improve upon your mental health and wellness.

Therapy is not only about getting rid of problems and unwanted thoughts and feelings. It is also about change. You can change your thoughts, mindset, beliefs about yourself, and your behaviours. You can decide to let go of unwanted, negative self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back from maximizing your potential in business, sports or other areas of performance, such as music or public speaking. Or, you can change your lifestyle by making better choices for your physical and mental health and wellness, such as changing your food choices, exercising, losing weight or quitting smoking.

Many of our clients use hypnotherapy or self-hypnosis to achieve change and improve their lives. Many people don’t realize that hypnosis is a natural everyday phenomenon. Hypnosis is also an ancient form of healing used throughout the world to help create a focused state of attention where powerful changes can be made at the subconscious level to rewrite existing negative, self-limiting scripts running in our minds and controlling our emotions and behaviours. Today, hypnosis is used and studied widely in the medical field.

Meet our Therapists

Camille Hadida

Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Camille Hadida and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. My  focus is to help you start living a meaningful life today

I use a holistic approach to understanding your physical, emotional and social needs and helping you balance these in order to live meaningfully. If you want to lose weight, quit smoking, manage stress, face a phobia, improve relationships, pursue your ideal career or follow your dreams, I will support you in building the skills and developing the resources you need to succeed.

I have experience working with people of all ages struggling with pain, anxiety (social, health and generalized anxiety disorders, specific phobias, agoraphobia and panic disorders), depression, trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviours or unwanted habits and behaviours. I also help people experiencing situational anxiety in relation to specific issues, such as personal issues (poor self-esteem/self-confidence, past or current emotional or physical trauma), family/parenting issues, relationship issues, marital conflict or dissolution and school or career issues.

My background enables me to take a holistic approach to your issues and to understand how various aspects of your life require balance in order for you to live meaningfully. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. My training in hypnosis is diverse and I have had the honor of learning from experts around the world including Freddy Jacquin (author of Hypnotherapy: Methods, Techniques and Philosophies of Freddy Jacquin), Anthony Jacquin (author of Reality is Plastic!) and Mike Mandel (Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy at the University of Toronto).My background as a helper began in 1994 as a licensed Chiropractor, and I spent the next 25 years developing a holistic approach to understanding the physical, mental, social and occupational needs and challenges people face every day. I have completed certificate programs in Life Care Planning (Future Cost of Care Planning) and Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and I am a Canadian Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional and Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator.

I have 25 years of experience working with people (and their family members) who have had traumatic experiences and have faced life changing circumstances as a result of physical or emotional trauma, including auto accidents and workplace injuries, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, catastrophic loss and disfigurement and as a result I have a strong understanding of the challenges people in such circumstances face, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, isolation, lack of motivation, self-esteem issues, physical limitations and addiction. Helping people from the physical perspective has given me a deep understanding of how psychological factors can impact every aspect of a person’s quality of life.

Esther Lithwick

My name is Esther Lithwick and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

My personal approach to therapy is to create a compassionate non-judgemental safe space to share, explore and help you process your emotions.

I have training in many different modalities offering both a clinical and spiritual approach to psychotherapy. This enables us to focus on the integration of mind, body and spirit when co-creating strategies during our sessions. I respect and value your choices regarding the direction and manner in which our therapy sessions will unfold.

My mission is to help you identify your goals and needs, while instilling a feeling of safety, trust and understanding and to foster resilience, direction and assurance in the achievement of your goals.  I will gently guide you in the exploration of your conscious and unconscious reactions that may present in the form of emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger or regret while you shift your mindset and behaviours towards your internal hopes, dreams and desires. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I am committed to helping you develop effective coping strategies and decision-making skills.

I view life’s suffering as the catalyst to greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and personal growth. I am passionate about helping you resolve emotional conflicts and navigate life’s major transitions such as marriage, parenthood, aging parents, divorce and death. If you are in need of someone to listen to your story and help support you in the unfolding of your journey, contact me today.

I look forward to meeting you!