Psychotherapy in Toronto
Caroline Lensen has practised couple and individual psychotherapy for over 20 years. In addition to her established private practice, she has worked and trained in a variety of settings, including the Anger Management, Sexual Medicine, Child & Family Clinic, the Donwood Institute (an addiction facility), and Princess Margaret Hospital where she counselled patients and families adjusting to a cancer diagnosis and rebuild their lives.
Caroline holds a BA in Psychology and Education from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and an MA in Counselling Psychology from the Adler Professional School of Psychology, Toronto.
Thanks to her multifaceted, clinical background, Caroline is highly competent in many areas and enjoys working with a variety of issues. She works with both male and female clients and is gay positive. Caroline counsels couples with marital problems and sexual dysfunction. In her individual psychotherapy she works with male and female anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, relationship problems, sexual abuse and sex addiction. She enjoys helping both male and female clients overcome difficulties with shyness. Experienced in grief and bereavement therapy, she helps individuals and families deal with loss and teaches anger management. While she is always proactive in helping couples resolve their marital issues, she also shows parents who are considering separation how to minimize the emotional impact on their children. Caroline is experienced in assisting clients to positively and constructively co-parent and step-parent in new family situations.
Caroline is confident in her clients' abilities to make changes in their life styles and behaviours. She is both respectful and supportive of each client's individuality.
A clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP), she also serves on its board. The OSP accepts therapists who have had their own personal therapy as this is considered an important part of psychotherapy training. She has lectured and presented internationally on sexuality and cancer issues. Caroline is married and cherishes her relationships with her husband, daughter and adult stepchildren.