Village Healing Centre
240 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6R 1L3
Linda F. Hochstetler
Social Worker / Psychotherapist / Writer, MSW, RSW
Linda is a Registered Social Worker in private practice who wants to help you talk about living life more fully. She focuses on self-acceptance and compassion, and encouraging you to find your own priorities for your life. She will help you let go of limited thoughts about your self that hold you back, broaden the range of feelings that you are comfortable feeling in the body, and encourage you to match your actions to your values. She is an excellent problem solver and can help you listen to your heart and figure out what the next step is for you.
Clients tell her that she is open, direct, positive, empathic, and fearless about talking about difficult topics, She is a systems thinker, and is skilled at looking at context. She adds value to conversations by providing information about the health care system, the sick leave system, and the dying system. She works in a short to medium-term way that allows you to address issues without making a forever commitment to long-term therapy. She also enjoys providing short=term therapy within long-term relationships to clients who wish to go in and out of therapy over time.
She has more than 20 years’ experience providing psychotherapy and social work conversations and discussions. She is comfortable working with individuals and groups, including various family members.
She is also a Buddhist meditation teacher and mentor to many persons involved in the dying and death movement who are trying to increase end-of-life options. She provides individual and group clinical supervision.
Most recently, she is a writer and has written a book about the dying process. With the title of 21 Days to Die: A Canadian Guide to End-of-Life, the book leads professionals, family members, and friends through the changes of body, speech, and mind in the final 21 days of life. She also presents regularly on this topic and is well-known for her willingness to explain the various interventions and decisions one must make as one goes through the dying process.
Issues She Can Help You With
Dying and death
Grief and loss
Making tough decisions
Who She Works With