Sibylle Foppa

lic.phil., C.Psych.Assoc.

Sibylle holds a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and has been registered as a psychological associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1998.

In her 30+ years as a therapist, Sibylle has worked in a number of outpatient settings, including Mental Health Services of York Region (now part of the Canadian Mental Health Association), Turning Point Youth Services in Toronto, and Kinark Child and Family Services (in their York Program as a therapist and in the Durham Program as clinical supervisor). In the past 20 years, she worked in the Child and Family Clinic at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.

The focus of her clinical practice has been primarily on working with adolescents, young adults and their families. Presenting issues she regularly treats include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (skin picking and hair pulling), self-harm, trauma, self-esteem, body image, gender- and sexuality-related concerns, family relationships and parenting.

She draws flexibly on a variety of evidence-based therapy approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy,  trauma-informed treatment and psychodynamic approaches.

As a therapist, she is passionate about restoring a sense of hope in her clients and enabling them to reconnect with their inner strength, resourcefulness and resilience. She is deeply committed to creating healing relationships in her work and personal life. For the past 30 years, she has been involved with Community Building according to the model developed by Dr. M.Scott Peck, which has enhanced her ability to listen deeply, build healthy relationships, deal with conflict and differences constructively and approach everyone she encounters with profound respect and curiosity. She is excited to bring her experience and passion to FTPS.