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Erin Hooks

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Registered Psychotherapist

Erin is here to support you with anxiety, depression, learning, and work and school stress.

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Erin supports children, youth, and adults with mental health difficulties. She also supports people with cognitive and learning disabilities. She has worked in educational, hospital, and community health settings. Erin is passionate about supporting undergraduate and graduate students to adjust to new challenges, manage stress, and practice self-care. She has supported students as an intern counsellor in the University of Toronto Accessibility Services office. 

Erin creates a caring, non-judgmental, and safe space for you to work through challenges. Erin believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, and that you are the expert of your life. She aims to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust. Erin can help you recognize your strengths and acknowledge your unique needs, priorities, and values.  

Erin uses an integrative approach that draws on cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy. She will help you set goals and develop the tools you need for long-lasting positive change.

Erin enjoys spending time outdoors and in the kitchen. She understands that her own self-care is vital to being present for you. She encourages you to develop your own self-care routine as part of the therapeutic process.

Right for you if:

You're looking for a therapist that's creates a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for you.
You're want support to recognize your existing strengths, while acknowledging your unique needs, priorities and values.
You're looking to develop coping strategies and tools necessary in making long-lasting positive change.
You're looking for support with anxiety or depression.

More about


Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto (2019)

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University (2017)

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (University of Toronto)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & Counselling (University of Toronto) 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals Program (University of Toronto)

Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

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What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
Taking my dog Tucker for walks everyday- This is my favourite ways to de-stress as it gives me time to slow down and focus on the present moment. This helps me to reflect on how my day is going and if there are any difficult feelings/thoughts I can work through that may be impacting my day.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
Staying positive doesn't mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming
What is a challenge or change that you’ve experienced recently?
Transitioning back to " a new norm" as we return to routines, activities we engaged in before the pandemic started. I have learned that it is important I practice being kind and gentle with myself while I work through anxieties and stresses that come with reintegrating and finding what a comfortable "new norm" is for who I am today.