Cynthia Sewell
Psychotherapist, RP

Cynthia Sewell is a Registered Psychotherapist with over a decade of experience supporting individuals in the community with concurrent mental health and substance use struggles. She provides a non-judgmental space for you to open up about your challenges. She is skilled at supporting both harm reduction and abstinence based goals. Beyond addictions work, Cynthia is experienced working with individuals seeking support with a variety of mental health challenges.

"Did you wake up today and think to yourself, "something isn't right" or "I can't go on like this"? If you are struggling with your substance use and you're feeling like you are no longer in control, it might be time to consider change. Maybe you are tired of hiding your drinking as a way to cope with your mood. Maybe you have noticed that while getting high works in the moment to help manage your nerves, you are actually more anxious now than you have ever been. Change is scary, but may be necessary for you to reach your full potential.You are not alone. I believe the opposite of addiction is connection. You are not weak and this is not a question of how much will power you have. Give yourself the gift of connection and meaning. Let's shift the focus from how to stay afloat to how to reclaim your full potential. Embrace a life worth living."

Practice Location:
183 Norfolk St., Guelph, N1H 4K1
Sessions also offered virtually.

Practice Hours:
Weekday Evenings, Weekends

Addictions Counselling (CDI College)

Areas of Specialty:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Emotional Regulation
Eating Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Social Anxiety
Addictions (less severe/not primary concern)

Therapeutic Modalities Include:

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Self-Compassion Practice
Motivational Interviewing