Susan (Sue) MacRae M.Ed, RP

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have been practicing in various forms of counselling for 26 years in my capacity as a Registered Nurse, Bioethics consultant and now Psychotherapist.  I have worked in private practice, hospitals, academic settings and community agencies during this time.  I started my formal journey in psychotherapy with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, followed by certificate and professional education level training in psychotherapy including among other things, teacher's training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  I then completed an M.Ed in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) in 2013.  I also have a graduate clinical practical specialization in Trauma Therapy from Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and have Certification in Internal Family Systems Therapy, level 2 certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and well as training in Neurofeedback.   

In my psychotherapy work, I work relationally, using an eclectic set of psychotherapy modalities, to help guide individuals towards solutions that are life-giving and transformative.  My current primary focus is with the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Model but I also draw from modalities including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness, neurobiology informed modalities, attachment and emotionally focused approaches.  I also have an interest in depth psychology.

In addition to my small psychotherapy private practice, I currently work full time in the Trauma Therapy Program and the Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP) at Women's College Hospital providing individual and group psychotherapy to individuals with childhood trauma.  I also supervise graduate student learners in Psychotherapy.  

I have always been a life long learner and continue to evolve professionally in directions that support my work, skills and competencies.  I present my professional work at conferences nationally and internationally and have published on topics of trauma, mental health, healthcare moral distress, relationship-centred care, narrative art and healing, and healthcare bioethics.  

To maintain my professional accountability I am an active member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP) and participate in regular clinical supervision.