​LYDIA MAZZUTO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICES

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKERs & Consultants

​COUNSELLING SERVICES

Sometimes, reflecting on the possibility and hope of believing things can change for the better, can ease feelings of struggle and being overwhelmed.  But sometimes, this is easier said than done and many times we need help to get there.  We believe in the power of strength-based approaches to therapy--the amazing, nameless, faceless, invisible "thing" that recognizes the strength of survival but also gives one hope that we ourselves have the power to change our world, one moment, one conversation, one encounter at a time. We have been privileged to work in front-line social services for over twenty-five years, primarily in addictions, mental health, child welfare and social justice.  With gratitude, we have walked alongside the path of many people struggling, who taught us beyond our years of education, what it means to be resilient—in those whispers deep inside them to still hold on and even, find value in life again. It is this knowledge and commitment to the people we work with that  motivates my practice today. Although there is no guarantee this will work for everyone, or that what is right for someone else, is right for you, counselling may be an option.  So if you feel you have somehow, somewhere steered off course in your life’s journey, we invite you to consider working with us to help set a new path of hope today.


​Lydia

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing (Arundhati Roy).

THERAPIES

Within a general practice, my specialties include substance abuse,  stress management, anxiety, survivors of sexual abuse, PTSD, interpersonal violence and life transitions. The therapy I provide is individualized according to each client's strengths, needs, and goals.  Committed to ongoing skills development and the best care for my clients, I receive regular consultation and clinical supervision for my counselling practice work.


  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • ​Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness