MTFT Group Details

Well this has been quite the year, to say the least. In this time of uncertainty and isolation, lots of folks are experiencing anxiety, depression, numbness, despair, loneliness, and a lack of hope and vision for their futures. Maybe you are too?

In this 7-week support/therapy group for post-secondary students, we’ll co-create a playful, engaging and safe space to creatively and compassionately explore these (and other) feelings.  You’ll have the opportunity to  re-connect with your vitality and with your own ground of support, so that you can meet today (and tomorrow) with presence and curiosity.

While individual therapy is great, groups offer an extra bit of magic: It is through being with others, listening and truly being heard and seen that we find ourselves as belonging to the world. We can really feel that we’re not alone, and we can begin to experience ourselves in whole new, previously unimaginable, ways. 

Expect to be engaged!

Beyond just talking about stuff, we’ll offer creative ways to help you:

  • come into the present moment
  • explore and make meaning of your experiences
  • express yourself authentically
  • find and feel support
  • ride the ‘emotional waves’
  • develop more satisfying ways to support yourself, and
  • connect with others. 

Depending on the group and what’s emerging in the space, this can include:

  • Art
  • Writing
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Role play
  • Dream work
  • Metaphor
  • Etc!

No artistic skills required whatsoever. 


7 Friday evenings

8:00-9:15PM EST

Next date: March 26 – May 7 2021 

Future dates:

May 28 – July 9 2021

September 10 – October 22 2021


$55 per week ($385 total)

If cost is a barrier for you, please contact us. 

Additional group info

Small group size: 9 participants max

Canadians 18+

Tanya Kowalenko (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a private practice in Peterborough, Ontario. Her work is somatic, relational and dynamic. She blends emotional and body awareness, creativity, movement, mindfulness, dialogue, and relational presence to support her clients. She also has extensive experience facilitating workshops and groups in her former role as Health Promoter with the Canadian Mental Health Association. She loves improv, DIY projects, gardening, dancing and going on nature adventures.

469 Water St., Peterborough,ON

Ruth Kerr (she|her|theirs) considers herself to be Tanya’s ‘psychotherapy sister’, having spent 5++ years training together with her at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and sharing a playful, embodied and creative approach to the practice of therapy.  In addition to providing individual therapy as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) through her private practice, Ruth leads individuals and group sessions in Sensory Awareness, (a mindfulness-based practice with historic ties to gestalt therapy) alongside finding time to check her kids’ homework (sort-of); make dinner (sometimes); kiss her dog and walk her husband – oh wait – that’s not right…

806 Gordon St. S., 202-A, Guelph, ON