Hi There! My name is vania sukola and i’m a Registered Psychotherapist. I work in Toronto and my focus is perinatal and postpartum therapy. I am so very happy to meet you here. I am also a mother: In my personal life, I see friends and family struggle with the new transition into parenthood. Issues of postpartum depression, conflict between couples, and the lack of emotional support can really impact our overall well-being. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I have learned ways to help women cope with this adjustment, and have a wealth of tools and resources to help during this time. I have a deep commitment to support women as i believe it takes a village to ease the transition into parenthood.
As I am very passionate about supporting women with their overall well-being and wellness, i started my practice to provide therapeutic support that includes mental health, perinatal and postpartum issues. For instance, some of the areas i focus are on finding joy in your life, transition into this new phase of life, birth trauma, attachment parenting concerns, struggles you have with this new identity as a parent, postpartum depression/anxiety, infertility, stillborn/miscarriage loss, body image issues, trauma and abuse, as well as relationship/couple counselling. As a Feminist Therapist, it’s important to me that we find ways to make time for all the parts of us that matter, and not just being a mom or parent. I also believe that issues around being a parent can come up in any stage of life, and so I can provide support to you regardless of your child’s age. We are not just mothers so i am here to help with the transitions you go through!
I know that new parents can be quite isolated from getting support in those first early weeks. But as studies show, postpartum care needs to include a holistic approach to ensure that depression or further mental health concerns do not escalate. With this in mind, I am available to come to your home, in order to provide more accessible and tangible support. Sometimes when we have children, we get stuck in judging ourselves and not feeling the happiness that is expected of us. I’m here to work with you through feelings of depression, low self-esteem, anger that you have experienced and/or ‘mom guilt’ that you’re stuck feeling, times where you are especially low or irritable, negative body image, and creating a more intentional way of living.
Please note that while the focus is on women and mothers, i strongly believe that all families are valuable and equal. I work from an anti-oppression lens and support anyone who identifies as a woman as well as any form relationships take, be it a cis-gendered, heterosexual relationship, single/sole parenting, same-sex couples, polyamorous relationships, and trans, gender fluid or non-binary folks.
I’ve got you covered to live the life that you love