Etobicoke based Carly Clifton is the Director of Balanced Mind and Wellness Inc., a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), and a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Her clinical experience includes individual therapy and support to adolescents and adults with Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, family issues, relationship issues, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, personality disorders (specifically Borderline Personality Disorder), substance abuse/ addiction issues, and social anxiety. She has extensive experience and expertise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal Talk Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Carly also specializes in Family Therapy.
Carly received her Master’s degree in Psychology from Queen Mary, University of London in the United Kingdom. She was an Assistant Psychologist with the Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Team at East London NHS Foundation Trust, where she provided assessment and psychotherapy/counselling to individuals experiencing psychosis and diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Carly has also been a member of two separate clinical teams at Toronto’s renowned Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She first worked in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, providing support for the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy groups, conducting research, and assisting in ongoing clinical projects. She then worked in the Child, Youth, and Family Services Program as a Research Analyst, supporting projects with Health Canada on Youth with Addictions and Concurrent Disorders. In addition, Carly was a Group Therapist for individuals with loved ones who suffer from substance abuse and addiction at The Jean Tweed Centre.
Carly’s approach to counselling and psychotherapy is integrative, collaborative, and active in focusing on the issues identified by her clients. Her enthusiasm, respect for, and appreciation of her clients form the basis of her therapeutic alliance with them. She builds her relationships with clients on a strong foundation of confidentiality, trust, and commitment, and looks forward to working with you soon!