We are Humantold. We offer trusted and compassionate psychotherapy services to those seeking improved well-being.

As therapists, we are here to help guide you on your unique journey to personal growth. Every day, we see how human connection and increased self-knowledge can change lives for the better. We will help you address habits and emotions that are inhibiting your personal freedom and preventing you from living life as your fullest self.

We are Humantold

At Humantold, we believe that human connection and increased self-knowledge can change lives for the better.

From Our Clients

Farzad

My partner and I used Jasmine Sundri as our couples therapist between February - May 2019. I really cannot stress how much she has helped us grow as individuals and in our marriage during those months. Jasmine gave us concrete, cognitive based therapeutic solutions and exercises to work through some significant long-term issues we had been unable to resolve over our six year relationship. She mainly helped us start listening to each other again and our relationship is immensely better for it. I'd recommend her wholeheartedly to others in similar situations, thanks a lot Jasmine!

Maria

My family was lucky to find Christina Jeffrey, she was an integral part of our healing. We had many facets to the issues we were dealing with and she managed to separate and work on each one. She was reassuring, understanding, and most of all insightful. She made us feel comfortable enough to open up, especially for those of us that hadn't experienced therapy in the past and for those of us who had and were avoiding it. I could write a book describing all the ways she helped us, but in short we would never have gotten past our issues without her. I highly recommend her - she is truly a caring person and very knowledgeable in her field.

Don

I had the pleasure of working with Aaron. He's professional, patient, understanding, and helpful. He has quite a meditative, nonjudgmental approach to therapy - in the sense that not only is he nonjudgmental as a therapist, but he encourages you not to be judgmental with your own thoughts as you approach your challenges. Having him listen, and hearing his thoughts about my concerns have been instrumental in ensuring I'm living my best life. You're the man, Aaron.

Priscella

I have worked with Benjamin for around a year or more. And it's always great to go see him. I always have great therapy sessions and they have been helping me through life always.

Charlotte

It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am for Rachel Landman. She has helped me change my life for the better and continues to help me learn the tools I need to grow into the person I'd like to be. I can't recommend Rachel enough to anyone who is seeking a therapist who is kind, insightful, genuine, authentic, extremely intelligent, and truly just outstanding at their job. It shows that Rachel cares deeply for the betterment of her clients and goes above and beyond what I ever wanted in a therapist. My only regret is I didn't start going to her sooner.

Korey

I worked with Diana and from being her client I can certainly say she seems to genuinely care. She has helped me with issues and concerns I've been struggling with for some time and is always flexible and understanding. This was a big factor for me as rigidity in a clinician is something I don't tend to do well with. I've been in therapy before but I feel I've made much more progress here.

Simedar

I've bounced around from different therapists for years and am very pleased with my experience at Douglas Psychotherapy. Michelle Hong is amazing and so helpful and light! I look forward to our sessions every week and feel confident that she can help guide me through the toughest times.

James

I've been working with one of your wonderful therapists, Jordan Rands, for a couple months now. He has been a kind, thorough, and thoughtful presence as I start my therapy process - could not have asked for better.

JB

I am delighted to recommend Paige. I have had an exceptionally difficult time through a variety of security-related anxieties that these troubling times have brought. And she helped me become much more confident, independent and willing to ensure that I can become more resilient. I have no doubts she will have an amazing career and help so many people improve on what is one of the most important issues of today's times.

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Upcoming Workshops

Navigating the Ukraine Crisis

Monday Time: 7:00 pm Antonina Kalyuskin Krystal Abreu

Many of us are unsure as to how to cope with worldly conflict and the tragedy’s going on in Ukraine right now. Coming from a family of Ukrainian immigrants, I want to provide a space for individuals to share their thoughts, feeling, and emotions regarding these horrific events. Whether you are an immigrant yourself, have family or friends in Ukraine, have people around you that are hurting from our current events, or simply feel powerless, please join my workshop on coping with the crisis going on in Ukraine right now.

April 11, 2022

Open

Icebreakers and Introductions/Building Rapport, how are you connected to the crisis?

April 18, 2022

Open

Daily Life during a Global Crisis

April 25, 2022

Open

Coping Skills

May 2, 2022

Open

How to provide support as an "outsider".

May 9, 2022

Open

Wrap-up: How do we take what we learned and heal?

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Wednesday Time: 7:00 pm Antonina Kalyuskin Michael Bohuski

Most of us know how to be kind to a friend in need. But are we always good friends to ourselves? Self-compassion is the practice of meeting our own suffering with kindness. It asks, “What do I need?” Mindfulness, or nonjudgmental awareness, is the foundation for self-compassion practices. This group will explore how mindfulness and self-compassion can help us to better cope with stress in different areas of our lives. Group members will have the
opportunity to participate in formal meditation exercises, share their experiences, learn from others in informal group discussions, and come away from the workshop with a personalized set of self-compassion practices.
The goal of the group is to provide exposure to a variety of self-compassion practices and to create a supportive, non-judgmental community in which members can discover which practices work well for them.

Typical Structure: 10-15 minutes opening meditation exercise, middle 30-40 minutes open discussion based on prompt questions, 10-15 minutes closing meditation exercise.

April 6, 2022

Open

Introduction to Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

April 13, 2022

Open

Responding to Difficult Emotions I

April 20, 2022

Open

Responding to Difficult Emotions II

April 27, 2022

Open

Self-Compassion and the Body I

May 4, 2022

Open

Self-Compassion and the Body II

May 11, 2022

Open

Self-Compassion in Relationships I

May 18, 2022

Open

Self-Compassion in Relationships II

May 25, 2022

Open

Continuing the Practice

Coping with Anxiety

Tuesday Time: 4:00 pm Jada Maldonado

Anxiety can be difficult to manage throughout our day. Our group focuses on tools and methods to manage episodes of anxiety and emphasizes relaxation and grounding methods. Having a space to be vulnerable about our anxiety, can help us feel less alone. It can also help us build a deeper understanding of our own emotions, triggers, and how anxiety manifests in our bodies.

March 15, 2022

Open

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Muscle
Tension & How Anxiety Manifests in the Body

March 22, 2022

Open

Safe Place Visualization: Mindfulness to
Manage Anxiety

March 29, 2022

Open

Identifying Irrational Thoughts: Learning
About Cognitive Distortions & How to
Challenge Them

April 5, 2022

Open

Healthy VS Unhealthy Coping Strategies

April 12, 2022

Open

Grounding Techniques: Distracting Ourselves
from Anxious Thoughts

April 19, 2022

Open

Guided Meditation: Relaxing Our Bodies with
the Power of the Mind

April 26, 2022

Open

The Importance of Routine: Fulfilling our
Basic Needs

May 3, 2022

Open

Managing Anxiety & Panic Attacks: What’s
the Difference?

May 10, 2022

Open

Core Beliefs: Where Does Our Anxiety Come
from?

May 17, 2022

Open

Tools to Combat Social Anxiety: How To Be
More Assertive in Our Needs

Women's Issues Support Group

Thursday's Time: 12:00 pm Juli Walchuk

Rooted in feminist therapy principles, this group will serve as a space for female/femme-identifying people to connect and share experiences, both positive and negative, related to gender.

March 24, 2022

Open

Introduction, norm & goal setting

March 31, 2022

Open

Gender role socialization

April 7, 2022

Open

Intersectionality

April 14, 2022

Open

Navigating relationships

April 21, 2022

Open

Boundary setting

April 28, 2022

Open

Body-image & self-esteem

May 5, 2022

Open

Empowerment & community building

Body Image and Eating

Tuesdays Time: 5:00 pm

Nourishing your body is an important part of your daily routine and we receive messaging each day about the ways we should do it. Whether it be negative or positive, these messages have a huge impact on how we see food, our bodies, and the relationship between them. This group is intended to help each member understand their internalized thoughts about their bodies and eating and provide a healthy space for growth. This group is not a replacement for eating disorder treatment, those looking for treatment should reach out to our team. 

 

Intro/content warning: This group addresses potentially triggering topics such as body image, disordered eating, and gender identifiers. Because of this, I ask that everyone speak broadly about any ideas or behaviors they would like the bring into the discussion. For example, if you would like to talk about past dieting behaviors, rather than discussing specific numbers or diets you engaged in, I ask that you discuss it with less specificity: “I used to restrict my food intake,” instead of “I used to only eat X number of calories” or “I used to restrict certain food groups” rather than I used to be on the paleo diet.” This will allow us to discuss the root of our concerns while minimizing the impact of our words on others.

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8 Keys: Motivation and Hope

3/15

Open

8 Keys; Your Healthy Self

3/22

Open

8 Keys; It’s not about the food

3/29

Open

8 Keys: Feel your feelings, challenge your thoughts

4/12

Open

8 Keys: It is about the food

4/19

Open

8 Keys: changing your behaviors

4/26

Open

8 Keys: Reaching out to others

5/3

Open

8 Keys: finding meaning and purpose

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Thoughts From Humantold

The human mind and experience is worth exploring. On our blog, Humantold’s team shares their reflections around a wide array of psychotherapy topics and the human experience.

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A Message From Our Founder,
Peter Douglas

Therapy helps us understand ourselves, by becoming clearer about who we are, what we feel, what we want and what we might do next. All our therapists here at humantold, at their core, take pleasure in listening and engaging, embracing fully, the truth that we are all complex, and changing. With all your trepidation and anticipation, embraced, we welcome your next step in this (human) odyssey with us.

Sing to me of the person, muse, the person of twists and turns.

"Homer"

Teletherapy Offerings

We offer teletherapy services to individuals, couples, and families who are not able to meet us in our offices or are practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. In teletherapy sessions, our clients are offered the same high levels of patient-confidentiality and creative personable engagement that we do in-person. We use technology to ensure that their experience is impactful and convenient.