About Chris Cebulski
Chris is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and completed his Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. He received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Chris completed his internship at MyLife Counselling under the supervision of our Clinical Director Mark Nixon.
Individual clients and couples would describe Chris as having a calming and grounding presence. He is deeply committed to helping clients not only feel supported and understood, but also find better ways to manage and overcome anxiety, depression, self-worth, and relationship issues.
Having spent a great deal of time discovering his own personal values and meaning in life, Chris helps clients connect with their true selves and navigate existential concerns. It is through his own journey with overcoming self-doubt, low confidence, and anxiety that Chris was drawn to the practice of psychotherapy. He understands how draining and consuming it can be when we get caught up in our problematic thoughts and feelings.
Through his years of experience in counselling both individuals and couples, Chris has come to understand that every individual has an innate tendency toward personal growth and finding meaning in their journey. Through providing a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for clients, Chris believes a strong alliance can emerge, enabling him to bring you closer to your inner experiences and work with you to understand the thought patterns or behaviors that are preventing you from moving forward in your journey. With this insight, Chris can help you change the way that you relate to your internal experience so that you can progress in a more valued direction and realize more authenticity.
Before working full-time at MyLife, Chris accumulated a wide range of experience working with people across a variety of mental health settings. As a Behavioural Counsellor and Therapist at Stonehenge Therapeutic Community and an Addictions Counsellor with the Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Elora, Chris has gained profound empathy and skill in helping adults and youth struggling with addiction and mental health issues. As a Residential Counsellor at WAYS, Chris supported a wide variety of youth with mental health, relationship, and addictions-related issues.
Chris is trained in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression and Anxiety Disorders, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Chris is interested in Existential and Buddhist philosophy and has an innate curiosity about the ups and downs of life and what brings each of us meaning. Additionally, Chris engages in regular meditation practice, which has influenced his therapeutic approach. He winds down by spending quality time with family and his partner of 9 years. He is passionate about all things outdoors and is an advocate for the healing power of nature. Chris enjoys long-distance running, backcountry camping, and going on long hikes with his Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, Wellesley.