Besma Benali | Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist | New Chapter Psychotherapy | Online Therapy Across Ontario

Besma (Bess) Benali

Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist, Owner, MSW, RSW

Besma (Bess) Benali

Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist, Owner, MSW, RSW

My therapeutic style is centered around respect and empathy, infused with humor and warmth. My aim is to help alleviate pain and become more aware of your emotional experiences, and patterns of relating to yourself and others.

With a heavy psychodynamic influence, I use an integrative, trauma-informed, approach to understand your life experiences. The ways that we’ve learned to cope, our defenses, are rooted in self-protection. What was once useful no longer serves us, and can get in the way of living fully. With curiosity and compassion, we’ll explore where these defenses came from, how early life experiences have shaped you, and have led to your current struggles.

" And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"

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Life Outside Of Session

When I am not working, you’ll find me at home playing catch up with my child’s piles of laundry, trying a new recipe, or at Chapters on the floor between isles, lost in a new book that caught my eye.