I provide marriage counselling, individual counselling and life coaching with a strong Integrative Psychodynamic Humanistic Existential Client Centered focus called Dialectic Therapy.
Through dialogue, examples, logical reasoning and respectful inquiry, the Dialectic process engages clients in their own narrative and expression.
What does this mean for you?
Dialectic Therapy is focused on fostering individuality, spiritual growth, rekindling passion for life by finding and celebrating each person's unique differences while working towards integrating thought, mood and behavioural issues that cause challenges or suffering. With this direct yet gentle approach to facilitating change and mental wellbeing, I facilitate a renewed understanding of deeply entrenched patterns and beliefs.
Using an integrated variety of modalities including when appropriate: didactic, dialectic, narrative, CBT, NLP, guided imagery, and Ericksonian techniques, clients see me for problems related to depression, anxiety, stress, sleep, fears, intimacy and relationship related issues. Overcoming the root causes that may be holding back your progress, move beyond coping and managing into embodiment of your new and more integrated Self without the fear of having to change who you are as an essential person, as you embark on your journey to wellness and fulfillment.
Over the last 20+ years, I have worked with a variety of clients and studied philosophy and psychology based on many theories and traditions, from results oriented approaches (such as CBT) via psychology-based approaches (such as Freud, Jung, Adler, Rogers) to more spiritually based approaches (such as Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism). I have spent much time weeding out the belief-oriented portions of these philosophies to create a results-oriented, logic-based approach that is easily integrated into the philosophy of our current times. (i.e. by people like you and me who were born in modern times and grew up with hybrid cars, iPhones, Swiffer commercials on HD-TVs and clever advertising that tells us to buy more while eating organic and recycling.)
Over time I created a modern-integrative approach to Interpersonal Counselling I called the Path Within® Program (buy the book: The Path Within). The Path Within® Program is a new way to work through a variety of life's challenges using a concise and logical approach, consistent with modern ideology, without 'peeling the onion' in endless therapy sessions. I have developed a unique and rapid approach to helping you reconnect to your life’s purpose and understanding and nurturing the relationships that influence your life using minimal intervention or regression - no needless reliving the past. As a faculty member with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), I have taught the techniques of facilitating change to audiences from all over the world.
In the area of Individual Counselling, I work with individuals for
Depression, Anxiety, Fears, Stress
Grieving and Loss
Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Confidence
Soul Coaching and Personal Growth
Burn-out, stuck, life transitions
Sexual Problems, Sex-related issues.
Sleep, Nervousness, Attention Deficit, Motivation
In the area of Marriage and Family Counselling, I work with Individuals (and couples)
Restoring Trust and Intimacy in Relationships
Working through Infidelity
Preparing for Marriage / Premarital counselling
Dealing with Separation and Divorce
Frustrations and Overwhelm – parental responsibilities
(re-)Integrating a child into the family
Behavioral issues with children
More about Anthony Santen
With a Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy and as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified in Nutrition, a Master Hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and Instructor, he created the Path Within® Program to facilitate Personal Development, self-discovery and living an Authentic Life. He teaches hypnosis to facilitate the Mind-Body Connection and works to enhance people's lives by providing them access to alternative and complementary ways of healing through Mind-Body Healing, Herbal Remedies, Nutritional supplementation and Mental Strength and Wellness from his office in Toronto.
He has contributed in various ways to Holistic and Hypnotic specialties by researching methods to access the Mind-Body Connection and create the Blueprint for Healing (S-Bridge®) and his unique approach to utilizing Personal Power and working with your Unique History to Manifesting Your Future (Path Within® Program)
Anthony Santen, SAC Dip (Adv. Psychotherapy), MCH CLC, NLP NC
Diploma Advanced Psychotherapy - S.A.C. Dip. (Adv. Psychotherapy)
Consulting Hypnotherapist (Certified Master) - MCH
Certified Life Coach - CLC
American University of Neuro Linguistic Programming – NLP
Ontario Hypnosis Centre – Certified Instructor – CI
Global College of Natural Medicine – Nutritional Consultant - NC
HypnoBirthing® Fertility Therapist
Certified HypnoFertility Practitioner
Parts Therapy Facilitator - Inner Conflict Resolution
Hypnotherapy (Incl. Mind-Body Connection)
Holistic Health and Nutrition
Inner conflict resolution & Parts Therapy (Certified Master)
Sleep Cycles (Certified Master)
Pain Management (Certified)
Emergency (EMT) Hypnosis (Certified)
Fertility & Conception (m/f) (Certified & Published)
Male Performance (ED)
Relationship Healing (Family and Friends)
Ultimate Trance Depth (Deep Trance Meditation)
Healing Sounds (Pure Tone Crystal Bowls, Published)
Behavioral Studies (Body Language and Non-Verbal Behavior)
The Path Within®Program (Jan 23, 2015) (available from Amazon.com)
Mid Summer Dream: Pure Tone Quartz Crystal Trance Sound (CD and iTunes)
Using Hypnosis to Aid Fertility (Canadian Journal of Reproductive Health)
Mind and Body - Facilitating Change through Metaphor(Book and NGH Seminar)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development
National Guild of Hypnotists (Faculty Member)
Network of Therapy Professionals - Theravive