About Avi

close-up-2Since childhood, I have had a natural curiosity about the way the world works, the mysteries of life, and human relationships.  Through a major emotional crisis at the young age of twelve, I became attuned to nature, holistic healing, mentorship and social justice.  Upon completing high school, I travelled to Asia for a year, studying Eastern medicine and teaching English As A Second Language to primary school students.  Upon returning to Toronto, I continued my studies and began working in the holistic health field.  At the age of twenty-one, I entered psychotherapy as a client, an experience which changed my life and brought me closer to my full potential.  This experience into my own depths brought me to work as a frontline community worker and manager in various social service agencies in Toronto for over a decade.  This has included working with marginalized youth, adults living with disabilities, seniors and people living with HIV/AIDS.  I began training at The Living Institute’s Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy Diploma Program in my mid-thirties, graduating five years later. I currently teach a variety of psychotherapy-centered courses as an adjunct faculty member at The Living Institute.  I have also completed a Bachelor’s Degree focusing on Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo, and have extensive training in various holistic health and mindfulness modalities. My psychotherapy interests include working with self-esteem, relationship issues, spirituality, healthy boundaries, family dynamics, life transitions, grief and trauma work, re-parenting, and the expressive arts.

To book a session, or for more information, please contact Avi by phone at (647) 656-3730 or by e-mail at avi@springseed.ca