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  • Toronto Therapist Elizabeth Bailey

    Elizabeth Bailey

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Sometimes it is hard to find a way to meet one of the most natural human needs in life: the time and the space to speak freely of our emotional experience of our own life to a caring person. Therapy fills this need, providing a safe and private place to explore your feelings with an empathetic and non-judgemental listener.
  • Alysha Rajkumar

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Recurring feelings of anxiety, sadness or anger can overwhelm us. Past experiences, unhealthy patterns, or difficulty in relationships can intensify these feelings. Therapy can offer a space to explore your internal landscape in conversation with another. Through honest dialogue, you can come to know yourself anew, finding greater connectedness, security, and balance.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Rosanne Ritchie

    Rosanne Ritchie

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy is an opportunity for creating stability and positive change amid life’s challenges. Whether you’re facing an immediate crisis or have longstanding, ongoing emotional distress, I provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring your concerns. I offer therapy for both individuals and couples, and have comprehensive training in several therapy modalities.
  • Mary Catherine Travers Registered Psychotherapist

    Mary Catherine Travers

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    Traumatic experience occurring in early life, as well as ongoing instances of neglect, loss or unmet need, may significantly affect our sense of self. Negative events act as filters that constrain our development and perceptions. But things can get better. Psychotherapy can help to us to understand ourselves more fully, develop more satisfying relationships, and live the lives we long to lead.
  • Aaron Rotbard

    Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
    CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    The way we speak about our experiences shapes the way we know ourselves and interact with others. Through dialogue, I help clients harness the power of expression to forge healthy and vibrant connections both inwards and outwards. As new perspectives are spoken into being, we can bring about the changes that we have long hoped for.
  • Diana Orgera Registered Toronto Psychotherapist

    Diana Orgera

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Something remarkable happens when we are listened to deeply and openly. Whether we have a strong sense of ourselves but are struggling with difficult feelings or we are lost, afraid, and overcome with anxiety, speaking about it with someone who has the psychological insight and space to truly hear us, as a psychotherapist does, can be a powerful and healing experience.
  • Melissa Emerson

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Consider what brought you here. Are you worried about the future? Relationships suffer when we feel dissatisfied, lonely, or lost. Do you feel misunderstood? That can leave us anxious or angry. We can bring awareness to the beliefs guiding our lives and create greater connection to ourselves and others through the honest conversation therapy offers.
  • John Neumin

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    More than a treatment for your emotional suffering, psychotherapy is also a tool for deepening your experience, for engaging with the challenges of living, and for catalyzing your potential. The reasons for coming to therapy are as varied as the people who come. Overwhelming or subtle, no two reasons are alike.
  • Toronto Psychotherapists - Melinda Upshur

    Melinda Upshur

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Open a world of possibilities for yourself. Entering therapy is an invitation to a deeper connection with yourself, with others and the world. As your therapist, I will provide a supportive place for you to be seen, heard and understood in a new and healing way. I welcome you to begin.
  • Stefania Baresic

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    “Human beings have an inbuilt propensity toward self-realization. If obstacles are removed, the individual will develop into a mature, fully realized adult, just as an acorn will develop into an oak tree.“ –Irvin D. Yalom, The Gift of Therapy
  • Simone Scott

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Early life experiences inform how we construct and move through our adult lives. But outdated models of relating or patterns of feeling can block growth and fulfillment. In therapy we work to strengthen the essential capacities you already possess, and support new ways of being and relating that better serve you.
  • Sharon Bedard

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    There is always more to a person than what he/she can be immediately aware of or put into words. By speaking out loud to another person, or by taking the time to pause and sit quietly for a few moments, we hear thoughts or feel sensations that are unavailable to us in the busy day-to-day of our lives.
  • Kusum Dole

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Together, you and I talk about your hopes, fears, troubles, disruptive behaviours, and all the other feelings and experiences that are hard to bear. We treat these with care and respect as we explore at your pace. We discover your uniqueness, potential, strengths, and inner resources by exploring your past, present life, and the immediate moments in therapy.
  • Andrey Caric

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
    CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Psychotherapy is an opportunity to shed old, unhelpful ways of being for more authentic forms of connecting. Recognizing your own patterns, let alone changing them, can be difficult without support. Working with an empathetic therapist who listens attentively and without judgement can lead to lasting transformational change.
  • Rachel Fulford

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Creative, accomplished people often feel a sense of emptiness, and struggle with relationships. An event or problem may spark questions and conflicts about identity and what your purpose may be; or, you may wonder how to build connections and live a more fulfilled life. Speaking honestly and being heard can foster self-enrichment and discovery.
  • Sarah Byck

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    You may be struggling with feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, anger, or have problems forming and maintaining relationships. There may be a specific issue you’re grappling with, or you may simply have a sense that something about the way you’re living is not right. You may have felt this for a while. Therapy can help you explore the patterns of your behavior so you can begin to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Mary Fulford Winsor

    Mary Fulford-Winsor

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Exploring who we are and what is happening within us doesn’t need to be a journey that is undertaken on our own. I work with individuals and couples in a safe and open environment where all of the elements that make you and your relationships unique are welcome. I have additional training in couples’ therapy, sex therapy and working with the creative process in artists and others.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Jena Ledson

    Jena Ledson

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy is an opportunity to determine what you want – what is most meaningful to you – then shift into living from that new understanding. An intentional, therapeutic dialogue attends to layers of mental and emotional discomfort, their origins, and their outdated purpose. Therapy is a means to unstick the stuck places; it is an instrument of profound change.
  • Mafalda Urbanyi

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    “Nothing that feels bad is ever the last step” (Gendlin, 1981). We often seek therapy when we find ourselves struggling, when everything else we have tried has not worked. The good news is the strength, resilience and courage you need to create the change you want are already within you.
  • Jenny Norush

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    Early life experiences can shape the way we feel about ourselves, and influence our way of being in the world. To get through difficult times, we put strategies in place. While these may be helpful at the time, they can long outlive their usefulness. Together, we will work towards bringing awareness to the issues that have been standing in the way of your living a fuller life.
  • Vicki Fraser

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    It is said that therapy helps you to come into who you truly are. A more fulfilling and more meaningful life is attainable, and as a psychotherapist I can support your efforts to access your authentic voice, and facilitate the self-compassion you need to help that truer version of yourself emerge.
  • Larry Smith

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    “If every event which occurred could be given a name, there would be no need for stories.” - John Berger, Once in Europa. Our lives unfold in the telling, and in our listener’s responses. Through telling and being heard we may be altered, our symptoms changed. This is the vision of possibility that the psychotherapeutic process offers.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Alex Borovoy

    Alex Borovoy

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    This is where we begin: with your desire to be in your life, and in the world, with less fear, and with as much authenticity and happiness as possible; to simply be more of who you are.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Natalie Sammut

    Natalie Sammut

    Registered Social Worker
    RSW, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy is about deciding to move beyond fears and limitations, and about making a commitment to being fully and uniquely yourself.
  • Wallace Murray

    Registered Therapeutic Counellor
    RTC, Counselling Hypnotherapist
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    In therapy, I advocate for you to become who you are meant to be on this planet. I have personally worked with over 4,000 people living out their purpose. I coach, lead group work, and facilitate workshops and retreats. I accompany you while you heal and step firmly into your truth.
  • Fereshteh Majidiani

    Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
    CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    The world can be either a meaningful or miserable place, depending on how we perceive ourselves. This perception is usually formed by our mental environment and is responsible for our emotional suffering. Therapy offers a safe place to explore and even remodel our perspective, which brings long-lasting changes to our lives.
  • Kimberley Wright

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    We sometimes doubt that others truly understand what we are feeling, so we struggle in silence. This takes a toll on our minds and our bodies and leaves us feeling anxious or depressed. I offer a place to have these thoughts and feelings held, respected, and cared for. A place for you to explore yourself with another.
  • Gloria Murrant

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl, RSW
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Psychotherapy is a creative process where we learn to move more freely, to really find room for our own voice, and discover the right course for our own life. You have within you the seeds needed for healing and growth. A therapist can help you find meaning in your experiences and gain insight into your personal quest toward authenticity and contentedness.
  • Penny Firth-Eagland

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    We are wired for connection and growth, striving to achieve the fullest expression of who we are. But there can be challenges along the way. Psychotherapy is a means of illuminating a path through difficulty, at time of pressing need and across the arc of one’s engagement with all of life.
  • Mung-Ling Tsui

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    We have all been puzzled by our own behaviours. Perhaps you do things that are self-defeating. or have difficulty navigating challenging relationships. Maybe you live with a pervasive feeling of emptiness or a panicky sense of dread. These can be signposts that something in your life needs exploration and healing. My goal is to help guide you to healing in a safe and supportive way so you live a more fulfilled and authentic life.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Kristin Casady

    Kristin Casady

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy is a process of supported inquiry. It is powerful work—it can help us shift from merely coping with life’s challenges to feeling more fully alive. My role is to assist you to create a style of living, or ways of connecting in your intimate relationships, marked by less struggle. A greater sense of vitality and authenticity, and better relating, can emerge from the process.
  • Michèle Croteau

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Difficult life circumstances become powerful agents of positive change when they push us to seek help in a safe environment where we can be seen and heard for who we truly are. Our therapeutic collaboration will aim at reclaiming meaning through psychological insights, fostering stability, and exploring different life choices.
  • Sara Gilchrist

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Sometimes it is more difficult to ask a question than to answer it. In conversation with another, one practiced in the art of attuned listening, it becomes possible to discover not only what is worthy of questioning, but why answers have remained so stubbornly concealed from our own searching.
  • Carmy Huppeler

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Are you seeking change in your life? Therapy helped me when I found myself struggling and needing answers. Together we can explore your current situation and help you find the answers you need. I look forward to meeting you in person so we can begin your own unique journey towards lasting change.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Deborah Odell

    Deborah Odell

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    The most powerful agent of deep and lasting change is emotional insight. Through compassionate and attuned listening, as your therapist I will assist in facilitating these insights in you – so that you may begin to understand, and adjust, ways of being that may be affecting your ability to create healthy relationships and to feel fulfilled in your life.
  • Anna Kohn

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Talking to friends or family is different from speaking with a therapist. With a therapist, you connect to strengths you may have lost along the way; you develop the capacity to calm and regulate your nervous system. Together, you and your therapist build an alliance that is fully focused on your growth.
  • Jon-David (JD) Rodway

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Certain ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving may be causing you to struggle. Such patterns mark an effort to cope with excessive anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or other difficulties. Sharing this with others isn’t easy, but I offer a safe, confidential space to reflect on what’s happening in your life. Deeper self-understanding can shift your struggle.
  • Leah Lucas Registered Toronto Psychotherapist

    Leah Lucas

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    Many clients entering therapy wonder, “How can only talking help me?” The increased sense of well-being we gain in therapy is more than just a worded experience. Current research in neurobiology validates the effectiveness of talk therapy, in which the therapeutic conversation creates “limbic resonance.” When you sit with a calm, knowledgeable, experienced psychotherapist you are neurologically regulating mind and mood.
  • Toronto Psychotherapist - Phil LaRose

    Phil LaRose

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy is two people working to understand how our behaviour is shaped by the people around us. We adapt by using them as models to live our lives by. This adaptation affects how we perceive ourselves and how we relate to our friends, our peers, and our families. Together we will begin to create the tools for you to effect lasting change in your life.
  • Mary Ellen Mahoney Registered Toronto Psychotherapist

    Mary Ellen Mahoney

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    How are you doing in these extraordinary times? Feeling trapped? Anxious? Terrified, lost, depressed? Bored? The neurobiological approach to psychotherapy regulates mood, restores hope and creates possibilities. For individuals and couples. Let's do this. It works."
  • Jen Colborne

    (she/her)
    Registered Social Worker
    RSW, MSW, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    As you consider the idea of therapy and begin your search for a therapist, I’m guessing you may feel pretty vulnerable. I get it, I’ve been there. Trusting another with your personal story and letting go of some of the protections you have put in place over the years takes time. As your unique story unfolds, we will get there - together.
  • Toronto Psychotherapy - Barry Olshen

    Barry Olshen

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy in my office begins with you, the client. It goes in whatever direction you wish and it covers whatever concerns and subjects you choose. A confidential relationship based on compassionate support, empathic understanding, appropriate guidance, and mutual trust provides the foundation for all our work together.
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