What I Do?

As a nurse psychotherapist, I build therapeutic relationships and provide holistic assessment and support of the whole person. My goal is to provide therapy by looking at your life as a whole person, understanding your past and current struggles (roots), with a positive attitude for a bright and hopeful future (sprouts). The goal of therapy is not about changing people. It’s about helping people to reconnect with their authentic selves. It’s about helping people become healthier, stronger, and more empowered. It’s about healing injuries and building trust. It’s about creating healthier relationships and living more fully in the present.

As a Registered Nurse, I have specialized training and experience in mental health. I provide individual therapy for a variety of clients, with specialization in supporting youth with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviours, and trauma. I combine compassion and strong assessment skills, to take a unique approach for each client. I meet client’s where they are at and in my work of helping people, I subscribe to a compassionate and collaborative approach. My foundational approach to psychotherapy is the same as my foundational approach to nursing; person-centred and integrative. In simple terms, I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives and inner experiences. I integrate a variety of therapeutic modalities to tailor and personalize the sessions according to each client’s needs.

I embrace an approach to healing that focuses on emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual balance. My practice is grounded in the intersectionality of people’s experience of race, colonization, sexuality, gender, class, discrimination, (dis)ability, health, poverty, education, health equity, rurality, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences. I affirm and believe that all aspects of my client’s lived experience influence their words, thoughts, and actions. My healing space is safe, confidential, supportive, compassionate, anti-racist, trauma-informed, non-judgmental and empowers your voice and choice. I am open and accessible to all socio-economic status,’ BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people of all ages.

I am passionate about the evolution of the self; becoming more aware of what we carry inside, our blocks, of where we may get stuck; to evolve into a human being who has compassion for oneself, and therefore, for others too. I bring passion, compassion and empathy, and my life experiences to the table, including my own lifelong journeys with therapy.

I appreciate that we are all living a human experience and that we are all imperfect beings who are worthy of love, connection and belonging. My approach to therapy is to allow a safe space for people to tell their story, share their thoughts and feelings, develop the skills to sit with their emotions, weather the storms of life, make courageous changes, practice self-compassion, and reconnect with their authentic selves in their healing journey.

Successful psychotherapy depends on a supportive, compassionate, and comfortable relationship with a therapist. My therapeutic goal is to create a safe space that is warm and nonjudgmental, and in a way that empowers your voice and choice.

I provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.

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I Believe

“It’s a rewarding and privileged experience to walk along the path of self-empowerment with my clients.

I would be honoured to take the journey with you.”


Cynthia Lockhart

Registered Nurse Psychotherapist | BScN., M.A., BEd., B.A

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Cynthia's Favorite Quote

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.”

– Mary Oliver

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If you are still trying to decide whether therapy is right for you, book a free 20-minute virtual consultation with our Clinical manager and therapist, Nicole Callander, RSSW. Nicole would be happy to answer any questions about therapy or who would be a match for your unique situation.

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