Hello! My name is Ivona Zager and the founder of Inspiring Solutions Psychotherapy. I have been happily serving my clients from my Brampton offices since 2004. My main practice is psychotherapy with special interst in hypnotherapy. Together with my associates, we offer vast array of psychological services.
I practise integrative psychotherapy, which means that I reach to treasure troves of many schools of psychotherapy to eclectically forge best suited ideas into a Solution Focused Approach. The latter spends only as much time on discovering root causes of problems as practical for the purpose of moving forward towards achieving one’s goals. My perspective while facilitating someone’s transition into wellness is always holistic.
I welcome clients of all ages for individual, couple, and group therapies.
Additionally; I have secured an Approved Provider status to serve VAC, CAF, RCMP, CIC, and MVA clients.
One of my strong specializations is clinical and wellness hypnotherapy, mostly inspired by the teachings and practice of the great Milton Erickson. I am Board Certified Master Hypnotherapist and Instructor, and a passionate seeker on a quest of discovery of the subconscious mind phenomena. To find out more on what I can offer you as a hypnotherapist, visit the Hypnotherapy page of my website.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
About my name...It's original Polish spelling is Iwona, because in Polish ‘w’ is pronounced ‘v’; so usually in the English speaking zone I spell my name Ivona. It is reflected in the records of my regulatory College, the CRPO, public Registry of Members
I graduated with Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1986. Always driven to learn more, I have attended over the years numerous workshops, lectures and courses on psychotherapy ideas, techniques, and practice, as well as have been networking with other practitioners to create an opportunity for professional discussion and team work. Also, for the first nine years of my career I was a faculty and teaching psychology in Wroclaw University in Poland (my Alma Matter is one of the most reputable and oldest Universities in Europe and her Masters’ degree from WU was evaluated by the University of Toronto at the same level).
A proud contributor to The Association of Registered Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals OACCPP journal ‘Psychologica’, I have been the OACCPP member since 2004.
For part of my practice, I work with associates who are Registered Psychotherapists sharing holistic viewpoint and Solution Focused approach, while contributing versatile therapeutic techniques and decades of professional experience.
Although psychotherapists usually don't resort to elaborate psychometric analyses and only sometimes use standardized psychological assessment tools for the purpose of gaining more clarity in their clients' situations or/and to produce helpful data for other health professionals helping the clients; in some cases, like in Motor Vehicle Accident, workplace injury or other personal injury cases, and in some sexual abuse instances, a psychological diagnosis may be required. In Ontario, only psychologists can render diagnoses. To address these needs, we secured on our team reputable in the field of rehabilitation psychologists to service our clients.
Likewise, we form other professional alliances in order to serve clients effectively. We proud ourselves for bringing on-board the help our clients may need and we are always expanding our liaisons.
Sometimes team approach is beneficial, in other instances responding to a client need for complete privacy and to relate only with their psychotherapist, results in best outcomes. Our clients’ confidentiality and comfort are always very important to us and nothing happens without your consent.
All we do is tailored to your needs and wishes and to the best results.
Privately, I have great and humble appreciation for all Life on this Planet and enjoy greatly living in harmony. Avid gardener and urban farmer, I raise awareness on animal rights at every opportunity; I am a fitness guru; love open waters long distance swimming (but on everyday bases swim mostly in my gym pool…), all kinds of art and creative expressions, holistic and wellness communities, and charitable engagements. As of family life, it’s on quieter note now, as I am an empty nester and not a grandma yet.
Contact Ivona and Team for Inspiring Solutions