My training and therapeutic approach focus on using best practices such as client-centered, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including mindfulness and motivational interviewing, designed to help my clients efficiently assess and address problems in the here and now without having to delve into ancient history. Usually this begins with a holistic assessment and focus on each person's health, diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, socialization, stress coping skills and self-care regimen, in addition to any additional specific concerns of each client I serve.
My therapeutic approach emphasizes rapport building, empathic listening, radical acceptance, genuineness, and helping client's develop skills so they can build on therapy to independently maximize their potential. The therapeutic relationship involves mutual collaboration in creating a client-based and client-driven plan so we can honestly assess and document progress and client readiness to successfully graduate and move on in a reasonable amount of time.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Psychologist #9615 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Psychologist #839 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Dr Suarez is the first person I’ve had the chance to talk to about my life problems. He is a great listener and offers insightful advice to what I’m facing at that particular time. He has helped me overcome certain situations in my life and has equipped me with tools to overcome difficult situations. I think what we all need is a little reassurance from time to time and to know that we are not alone in whatever we may be facing and I would like to thank Ed for that.
Dr Suarez is insightful, compassionate, and pragmatic. Very easy to talk to. I particularly like that he is able to find ways for me to find the answers myself.
I didn’t know what to expect with teen counseling and as soon as they paired me I was second guessing if this was for me. As soon as I talked to Dr. Suarez, I felt welcomed and comfortable talking to him. He understood my issues and didn’t judge me but listened and recommended some goals for me. I’m still continuing improving myself with the support of Dr. Suarez and I’m looking forward to the next step in my life.
Dr Suarez is very professional and a great listener. He really invests in understanding what you’re going through and helps you by applying practical CBT techniques in the easiest possible ways. Highly recommended
Dr. Suarez takes time to listen to you and understand where you're at. He always remembers even little details of things I told him a long time ago. Better yet, he has given me tools that help me help myself when I'm in stressful situations.
Dr Suarez has made me feel supported and listened to; he tunes in seamlessly and it feels very supportive and non judgmental; I enjoy his perspective and feedback, and am finding great comfort and healing so far.
Dr. Suarez is not only quick to respond but he is also a great source of recommendations and very deep advice. The advice that you've been seeking but didn't know how to find. Oh my, if you're a confused, depressed or just looking for a nice guy to talk to, I recommend Dr. Suarez!
Very happy so far. Edward has helped me on this difficult journey
I have had a great experience with Dr Suarez. He is an excellent counsellor who has an amenable approach and is very easy to talk to. I felt supported and guided in a structured way when talking about my issues with him. He is a good listener and has a very positive outlook which can be up lifting. This made it easy to build up a good rapport relatively quickly. He also has a very practical goal based mentality which has helped me define the best way to move forward in my life and to be more confident about my decision making. I would highly recommend Dr. Suarez, he is a consummate professional with a lot to offer.
Dr. Suarez is fantastic! Knowledgeable and helpful, but also a fantastic listener.
Dr. Suarez uses a variety of references and techniques to shed light and provide excellent tools for self-management of anxiety.
From the consultations I have had with Ed, he has always been kind, empathetic and knowledgeable. Never have I felt judged or embarrassed with Ed. He is light hearted yet genuinely concerned for my wellbeing even only after a few weeks.
I changed counselors to Dr. Suarez as he seemed like the best fit for me and within the first conversations, I noticed a major difference within counselors. Dr. Suarez is extremely quick and responsive, as I am an international user. He not only listens thoroughly and carefully, but gives great information and comforting feedback with questions. He provides strategies and exercises which I find very helpful. He is easy to talk to and when I am unresponsive, he kindly checks up to see how I am doing. He is an effective professional counselor with great warmth and understanding, and am lucky to be working with such a positive supportive counselor.
Dr. Suarez has definitely exceeded my expectations. He’s an absolute genius at what he’s doing and I’m waiting for our next session.
I have very quickly connected and bonded with Dr. Suarez.
This is the first time I have ever taken action to get the help of this kind, and he helps me to be vulnerable and tell my story which in turn allows him to add unlimited value to me.
Even after the first session a couple of weeks ago I felt uplifted, encouraged, validated, and empowered.
He is a credit to the service, and also of huge value to anybody he gives his service to.
I really look forward to, and I’m excited about my upcoming sessions with him because I know the value that he gives and that I assimilate and take action on.
I still have a lot of work to do on myself, and I’m sure that I’m going to make great progress with Dr. Saurez.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I had a great experience applying CBT in my daily life. Through therapy, I became aware more of my automatic negative self-talking. Also, I had a chance to realize I have more power than I expected to control my irrational thoughts.
Dr. Suarez is an excellent counsellor who understands your needs. He knows how to support you while also challenging you to grow. I never feel rushed or hurried.
He is understanding and provides quality worksheets.
Dr. Suarez is very supportive and helpful for my child. I would highly recommend him.
I can't say enough about how helpful this counseling has been. Initially I was very skeptical about online counseling. But I was in the middle of a serious emotional crisis. Dr. Suarez was extremely responsive and helpful. We communicated entirely through written messages. He responded very quickly. He was completely understanding. He helped me get through the crisis. I'm a believer.
I don’t think words can describe well enough, the support and comfort that Dr. Suarez has brought to me. He feels like a friend you can tell anything too and he steers you in a healthy and positive direction no matter how many times you feel like your taking steps backwards - he knows exactly how to put you back on track again and make you believe in your capabilities, to be able to see progress you’ve made and be happy and proud about every step you take. I couldn’t thank him more and wish that everyone had someone like him in there lives!
Dr. Suarez has helped me tremendously in a very short span of time. I’ve felt very supported and understood. Within three live sessions and a few exercises that he has made me do, I’ve already started to see improvements in my mental well being. I look forward to learning more with him.