Heather Malizia (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree through Yorkville University. Heather is available to begin working with teens (16+) and adults who are struggling to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and panic. Life transitions can often trigger difficulties for individuals and Heather hopes to support her clients as they develop healthy coping strategies to manage the stress that is surfacing within their personal, professional, and social lives. Heather hopes to create a safe and non-judgmental environment so that her clients can begin to better understand themselves, their needs, and develop healthy boundaries.
Heather has a strong background in competitive sports. Playing rep and varsity soccer for many years has led her to become passionate about working with elite and competitive athletes (ages 10+) to target the various areas of performance that are often impacted by mental health and mindset. In addition to this, she is passionate about supporting challenges related to identity development outside of being an athlete, transitioning out of sport (i.e., injury, retirement), perfectionism, and burnout.
Heather is drawn toward the following therapeutic treatment modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and somatic-based therapies. She understands that therapy can be daunting but also knows first hand how valuable it can be. She loves to laugh and find levity within heavy situations, which makes her a welcome addition to our fun and laid back team of therapists.
When she is not working with her clients, she loves to read, work on puzzles, and spend time with her family and friends. She is highly competitive in nature and loves to take on new challenges.
Heather is now providing low-cost therapy to clients under the clinical supervision of our Lead Therapist and Registered Social Worker, Jana Venditti.