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Mayerling Hurtado

Mayerling Hurtado is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the College of Psychologists of Quebec, and has over 19 years of experience providing consultation, assessment, and treatment to adults, adolescents, children, and seniors. Having worked in a variety of settings such as hospitals, in the community, in a long-term care facility and in private practice in Canada and South America, Mayerling has a broad range of experience and her services help people across the lifespan with a wide range of difficulties. She offers her services in English, French and Spanish.

Essential to Mayerling Hurtado’s clinical practice is her ability to support her clients to make positive changes in their lives through insight, practical tools and by empowering them to reconnect with their own strengths leading to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Her approach is empathic and highly supportive in order to create a secure and non-judgmental setting to work together to effect change. Her work is enhanced by a deep understanding of multicultural dynamics that equips her to be sensitive to individual differences and offer a customized approach to client care.

Her practice is from an integrative model of treatment, using elements from psychodynamic insight-oriented therapy, incorporating cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic and emotion-focused orientations (EFT), solution focused (SFBT) and encouraging the development of new problem-solving and communication skills, stress-reduction, emotion regulation, and effective coping strategies. Using a continual re-evaluation of therapeutic progress, objectives and methods being used, she brings about a personalized and practical approach to healing.

Throughout her 19 years of clinical experience, Mayerling Hurtado has worked extensively in the areas of mood and anxiety disorders, family issues, relationship problems, life transition difficulties, immigrant acculturation, psychological trauma, abuse, psychosis and personality disorders, to name some of the key areas in which she has developed expertise.


  • mood disorders (depression, bipolar)
  • anxiety disorders (panic, stress, social phobia, PTSD, phobia, OCD, racing mind,  etc)
  • marriage/couple counselling
  • workplace stress
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-esteem
  • intimacy issues
  • emotional regulation
  • adolescent psychology
  • infertility
  • eating disorders
  • cancer treatment challenges
  • stress management
  • co-morbid disorders
  • addiction, substance abuse
  • physical or sexual abuse
  • parenting challenges
  • trauma work
  • grief and loss (including Complex Bereavement)
  • psychoeducational and learning assessments
  • child behavioural difficulties
  • and more.

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