Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung
Welcome! It seems that you maybe struggling with life challenges at the moment (i.e., relationship issues, work issues, loss, etc.), or, perhaps, anxiety, unwelcome thoughts, or apathy are getting in the way of you having the life you want. These are some of the common issues that people bring to my office. I have experience working with individuals and groups, and I draw from extensive professional training to ensure you reach your desired outcome. This could include moving through old and/or new issues, making changes, improving relationships, increasing your vitality.

Psychotherapist

Mário Lourenço

Mário Lourenço

MEd., Registered Psychotherapist

I am a Certified Gestalt Therapist, and I graduated from York University with an BA (Hons) in Sexuality Studies with distinction Cum Laude. My interests have driven me to train primarily in experiential-expressive therapies. I received my post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 2009. I also hold a MEd. in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from OISE (UofT). In addition to being a men’s group counselor and educator, with roots in pro-feminist theory for over 4 years, have traveled abroad as an Art Therapist with Unicef.

I am both a graduate of the Contemporary School of BalleTheatro (2000) in Porto and the National Conservatory of Theater of Lisbon (2004). In 2003, I was honored to be chosen to represent the national theater of Portugal at the Belgrade International Theater Festival. I have found my home and ‘red nose’ in Toronto. Upon discovering my passion for the art of clown I have been continuously studying and deepening this art with Canadian clown artists such as Smith Guilmor, Francince Cote, Mark Cristman, and John Turner. I have been performing in theater fringe festivals in Canada since 2007.

Workshops

Stage Fright