Who We Are







Benita G. Joy is a Coach-Therapist and the founder of the Toronto Relationship Clinic. She has over 7 years of experience working one-on-one with clients and facilitating group programs. With a background in both coaching and psychotherapy, she engages clients where they're at and inspires movement and growth in the direction of mind-body wellness and wholehearted living. She can help you heal from past trauma, let go of limiting beliefs, and move towards health and wholeness. 

Benita is straight-forward and results-driven without compromising on warmth and caring. She is passionate about supporting you in achieving your goals. When you meet, you'll be greeted by a genuine smile, welcoming attitude, and relentless positivity. However, she's not shy about telling you the truth, so be prepared from some gut-level honesty and a "no-nonsense" therapeutic style. 

Her theoretical framework for working with clients is systems-oriented, client-focused, and based in interpersonal neurobiology. Some of the models and approaches that she uses include:

  • The Gottman Method for Couple Therapy
  • Integrated Couple Therapy 
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • The Compassionate Mind Approach
  • Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy 
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Satir Growth Model
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Psychoeducation

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Certified Coaches Federation 


 Photo Credit: Del Salim

Photo Credit: Del Salim

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