Naomi Ball is a Registered Psychotherapist with 9 years of clinical experience. She completed her graduate training in psychotherapy at The University of Toronto, where she received her Master’s in Counselling Psychology. She also holds a Master of Arts from New York University in Education and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Asian Religions.
Naomi completed her clinical training at The University of Toronto’s Health & Wellness Center, where she has continued to be part of their multi-disciplinary health care team since 2012. She has extensive experience in the treatment of mental health issues in young adults, providing both individual and group therapy to clients with wide-ranging clinical issues. Naomi is trained in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindful Self- Compassion, all of which are woven into her therapeutic approach.
Naomi provides treatment to adults experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship issues. She has special interests in using Self Compassion focused interventions for decreasing harsh self-criticism, as well as in the treatment of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder) –- impulse control disorders for which she has completed specialized training.
Naomi values her relationships with her clients above all else. Her priority is always to create a warm and non-judgmental experience for clients so that they can feel safe exploring their concerns. Through the strength of the therapeutic relationship, Naomi is able to introduce a variety of interventions to guide clients to bring about both acceptance and change as needed.