Psychotherapy services are available for a range of issues, challenges, and life events including:

  • Addictions/substance abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Grief, bereavement or loss
  • Hopelessness or despair
  • Life altering or life-threatening illness or injury
  • Low self-esteem or body image
  • Major life transitions
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Relationship difficulties, separation/divorce
  • Stress management


What you can expect from working with Ann Muhia or John Karanja (Our Psychotherapists)?

TherapyEach person is unique therefore session/s will be designed for your needs. This will help you move towards healthier life style.  Our Goal is help you find your inner strength, confidence and happiness and many more… Listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself.

Our therapists will:

  • Assess your psychotherapy needs, plan, provide interventions and evaluate your progress
  • Assist you to explore your concerns and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.
  • Nurturer and assist you explore and develop coping resources to overcome the distress, pain, and dysfunction and a learn new way of looking at difficult problems
  • Talk /narrative therapy to treat anxiety disorders, mood disorders, addictions, eating disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia.
  • Talk therapy to help people resolve conflicts, relieve anxiety or stress, cope with major life changes, learn to manage unhealthy reactions, come to terms with an ongoing or serious physical health problem, recover from physical or sexual abuse or witnessing violence, cope with sexual problems and sleep better, and many other concerns.


How Can Psychotherapy Help You?

Psychotherapy is intended to help people maintain and improve positive mental health and well-being resulting in a wide range of outcomes including:

  • Better relationships with family, friends, coworkers
  • Express emotions in a safe environment with support of a professional trained practitioner.
  • Greater productivity and improved work performance
  • Healthier lifestyles
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased motivation and energy level
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved recovery from illness and injury
  • Improved self-care and quality of life
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Stronger coping mechanisms
  • Transform adversity into resilience


What is a Spiritual Care Practitioner (SCP)? What does this service offer?

Ann Muhia and John Karanja are professionally trained to deliver spiritual and emotional support. A Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner is specialized in caring for the whole person by seeking to understand your spiritual needs and help you draw upon resources you find meaningful. SPC's seek to improve the quality of life for individuals and groups experiencing spiritual, moral and existential distress related to changes in health, maturation, ability, and life circumstances. We utilize a holistic, relational approach to assess the nature and extent of the concerns; collaboratively develop a plan of care; provide therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health and/or palliate illness and injury; and evaluate the implementation of the plan of care to ensure its efficacy(1). This process is about finding your inner strength and connecting with your spirituality, whatever that may be. 

 - (1. Canadian Association For Spiritual Care)


How long will I need therapy?

How often you will need to go to therapy depends on the nature of your problems. You may have a concern that can be addressed in a few sessions. Or you may have more complicated issues that require about 20 or more sessions. Some people get therapy off and on throughout their lives.

Types of Clients accepted:

  • adolescent
  • adult
  • older adult
  • family
  • couples



How is a Psychotherapist different from a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Social Worker?


Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve
and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with
individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs
when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic
relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s
thinking, feeling, behavior and social functioning. Individuals usually seek
psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviors that are
adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.


Psychiatrists are licensed physicians with extensive medical training in the causes, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of mental disorders. Their medical training allows psychiatrists to understand the interaction between the physical, social and psychological aspects of mental disorders. This training allows psychiatrists to appropriately prescribe medication, to provide psychotherapeutic treatments, and to work with patients, especially those with chronic or episodic conditions, to improve their quality of life.

***While working with Ann Muhia at Quinte Mind & Body, you have access to the benefits such as prescribed medication and treatments from a psychiatrist in our office.***


“Psychology is the study of the biological, cognitive, affective, social and cultural aspects of behavior. That is to say, psychologists are concerned with how people think, feel and behave in their social and physical environments.” Psychologists apply their training in many arenas; some focus on the neuropsychological functioning of the brain, others on organizational behavior. PhD clinical psychologists have received additional supervised training in, among other skills, psychological testing and providing psychotherapy treatments for mental illnesses. Psychiatrists often work hand-in-hand with psychologists in the care of a patient. (CPA)

Social Worker (qualified for Psychotherapy):

Social workers must have completed a Bachelor or Master of Social Work degree (BSW or MSW) which includes practicum placements. Regulated by the same college are social service workers who may also provide psychotherapy. Social service workers must have a social service work diploma. They work in private practice, hospitals, community health centers.