About Me

A few words about Dr.Carole Gaato, a psychologist in Coquitlam…

I often tell the folks that I am working with that I am a “fellow traveler”.

By this, I mean that if there was ever a signature phrase to describe my life path it’s captured by that famous song title “A long and winding road”.

As a hipster, I jumped around between universities because I could not declare a major. By then, my creative side had taken over and I earned a diploma way-back-when in music therapy. While still studying classical flute, I decided to complete an undergraduate psychology degree at Simon Fraser University.

While history unfolded in a roundabout way, I remained steadfast in getting what I needed in order to practice as the therapist I yearned to become.

A take home message from all of this academia was that coloring “outside of the lines” may be a necessary step. This way of thinking has propelled me into a decade of studies into the mind-body connection and learning lots about the ground-breaking implications of neuroscience for accelerating healing both inside and outside of therapy.

Sometimes the longest journey we take is the one coming home to ourselves. I’d be honored to join you in remembering who you truly are.

Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive, who is Youer than You.

Dr. Suess

Contact me for a complimentary phone consultation to chat about your worries. Together, we can work to help you shift into ease and contentment.

Therapy for saying yes to life

Dr. Carole Gaato

Dr. Carole Gaato, Ph.D. is a registered psychologist with a private practice in Coquitlam, BC, Canada. After completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Simon Fraser University (1996), she has also become a Certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, a Self Regulation Therapy® Practitioner, and is certified to interpret and coach to the Spiritual Intelligence Assessment (SQ21).

Dr. Carole believes that the longest journey we take is the one coming home to ourselves and hopes to join you in remembering who you truly are.