Having always been interested in the behaviors of others and why some behave in certain ways, Patricia went into social work studies. She received her bachelor's degree in social work at a catholic university in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and her master's at McMaster University. She also studied at Mohawk College in the Gerontological Studies.
Patricia offers various therapies to help process trauma. Emotional trauma caused by overwhelming experiences left unprocessed has the tendency to interfere with one's ability to maintain harmonious relationships.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.Read More >>
Narrative therapy is a collaborative and non-pathologizing approach to counselling and community work which centres people as the experts of their own lives. A narrative approach views problems as separate from people and assumes people as having many skills, abilities, values, commitments, beliefs and competencies that will assist them to change their relationship with the problems influencing their lives.Read More >>
The term Imago is Latin for “image,”and refers to the “unconscious image of familiar love.” Simply put, there is often a connection between the frustrations experienced in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. For example: If you frequently felt criticized as a child, you will likely be sensitive to any criticism from, and feel criticized often by your partner.Read More >>
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that by using modifications directly at the most basic sensorimotor level (rather than modifications at the conscious goal-oriented behavioral level) as a primary entry point in processing trauma, aims to resolve the limitations of behavior, thinking and feeling caused by trauma.Read More >>
Through informal lecture, hands-on demonstrations, video, guided imagery, and written exercises you will develop a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and your relationship. A detailed explanation of the reasons we seek committed love relationships and how they typically evolve will be delineated and dialogued. You will begin the healing process, and connect with other couples willing to co-create a lasting future for their relationship.Read More >>
A detailed explanation for the reasons we seek committed love relationships and how they typically evolve will be delineated and dialogued. Through informal lecture, hands-on demonstrations, video, guided imagery and written exercises, you will develop a greater understanding of yourself and your relationship patterns. You will learn to put your past relationships into a perspective that allows the healing process to begin.Read More >>
Patricia Grunauer Spinner is a Certified Imago
Relationship Therapist living in Hamilton, Ontario.
If you need counseling as an individual, a couple or
as a group, she is here for you.