Emerson Giraldo Estrada

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: Daytime and Evening appointments
  • Office hours by appointment (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday).

Individual Counselling

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement / Grief
  • Workplace stress
  • Physical/ Sexual/ Emotional abuse
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Happiness
  • Men’s Issues
  • Spiritual Counselling/ Search for meaning
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SE)

Couple Counselling /Marriage Counselling

  • Communication Skills
  • Couple/ Marriage/ Post-Affair
  • Couple/ Pre-marital
  • Couple/ Same sex/ LGBTQ
  • Couple/ Separation/ Divorce
  • Couple/ Physical/ Sexual/ Emotional abuse

Family Counselling

  • Family Counselling
  • Family Therapy/ Blended families
  • Family with children/ Teenagers
  • Parenting

Emerson is an integrative counsellor that seeks to facilitate a flow that enables clients to process their own experience in a warm, calm, and compassionate manner. Emerson’s working experiences are rooted in his journey from Colombia to Italy, and then to Canada teaching and counselling children, teenagers, and adults. Emerson has a commitment to assist others in challenges while they find meaning and develop an opportunity to reframe difficult and traumatic experiences. He also has a special interest in working with individuals, couples, and families in addictions and anger. Emerson is sensitive to a great variety of cultural and faith traditions. Emerson is solidly rooted in his traditions with a faith that is clearly inclusive.


Emerson’s integrative approach consists of Humanistic, Experiential, Systemic and Psycho-dynamic models directed by the needs of the client and from various theories, including: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment in Family Therapy (AFT), Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), and Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy (SIRP).

  • Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)- Application in process
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)- Application in process
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO)- Application in process
  • MA in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University- Ottawa, Canada.
  • Advance Training in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy (SIRP)- Ottawa, Canada.
  • Advance Training in Somatic Experiencing (SE)- Ottawa, Canada (in progress)
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology from York University- Toronto, Canada.
  • BA in Theology from Gregorian University- Rome, Italy.
  • BA (Hons) in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Saint Thomas Aquinas University- Bogota, Colombia.

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