Dimitri Kaklamanos, B. Ed.
I am thrilled to be part of a dynamic team at Turning Point Psychological Services as an intern. In addition to my training as a therapist, I have experience in education as a teacher and a guidance counsellor. I provide therapy to preteens, teens, and adults.
Having over 20 years of experience as a teacher, a guidance counsellor, and a principal, I am familiar with the concerns that I see in today’s students: stress, anxiety, and depression. The pressure to succeed and to enter into the best post-secondary institutions has become exceedingly prevalent among young people and is often at the heart of students’ psycho-emotional concerns. This, among many reasons, may lead to maladaptive behaviours that, although provide temporary relief, send students into a downward spiral.
The truth is, we all have something that we’re dealing with. As adults, we are often faced with relational concerns in our personal and professional lives, raising children, taking care of aging parents, meeting work demands, and other such stressors in our daily life. I know all too well how little time is left for self-care.
But the time to talk is now. Whether you are a high school student, or adult, good mental health is within your reach. It takes courage to take the first step, but you’re not alone. Using an integrative approach, together we will begin a step-by-step process to explore the root causes of your presenting issue, reduce your symptoms, and build protective factors. I will help you remove the artificial and debilitating "shoulds" and "musts" that we all place in front of us as roadblocks towards self-acceptance, self-compassion, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. This is what I call Emotional Integrity. By rebuilding your core emotional integrity, you will begin to develop a sense of self, unhindered by past schemas, and find a place within the larger context of your life.
Book your appointment with me at the Promenade Mall located in Thornhill. I look forward to working with you.