Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)

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  • Michael Bernard

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
    RN, RP Qualifying, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    We come to therapy with the hope that our lives can be better, but we often don’t know what to change or how. It’s hard to give up the familiar for the unknown. In therapy we gain the insight that allows us to transform and move forward. I believe we contain the innate ability to heal.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ann LeBlanc

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Emotional pain can be a heavy burden to carry, and we can work on lifting this burden together. Taking steps to change your life is a brave move on your part. As we navigate this change process together, I will work to provide a safe space for you to heal, learn, and grow.
  • Sally Wright

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Psychotherapy can help you come to understand the story of your life. Once you have understanding, you can be more compassionate toward yourself. You can discover new strategies that help you manage your life more effectively. This is your life. Psychodynamic psychotherapy will help you make the most of it.
  • Todd Hartley

    Regsitered Social Worker
    MSW, RSW
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    Welcome! Deciding to enter therapy takes courage. I work from an empathic and non-judgmental perspective to meet every client’s individual needs. We'll work together to improve your well-being so that you can live your best life. You can feel better!
  • Susan Hunter

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, RSW, MSW, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    In psychotherapy, we talk together - about your life, the obstacles you encounter, and your hopes for the future. You are listened to intently - with respect, with an experienced ear, and with caring. In such deep conversation, old problems are bathed in new light, and unexpected possibilities can emerge in your life and relationships.
  • Jen Colborne

    (she/they)
    Registered Social Worker
    RSW, MSW, CTP Dipl
    NOT 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.
  • Miriam Schacter

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy is an important exchange that aims to help us make use of our mindful and experiential or embodied wisdom. It offers resources and new ways of being to turn seemingly impossible situations, such as life transitions, conflict, or trauma, into ones in which we can find integration and dignity.
  • Neil Hicks

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Looking inside yourself requires courage. Therapy offers you the opportunity to share your experiences with someone who is trained to listen in an empathetic and focused way. Through your expressed thoughts and feelings, and the new perspectives that will arise, we’ll explore what’s been getting in your way.
  • Lisa Darrach

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    We have great inner resources for healing and for growth. But we need a context in which we feel listened to and heard and within which a new perspective can develop. My method as a psychotherapist is to listen carefully to your dreams, experiences, fears, hopes, and longings, as we work together in your therapy to understand your particular concerns and experiences.
  • Aaron Rotbard

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, 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 individuals 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.
  • Fadi Abou-Rihan

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, TICP Dipl, PhD (Philosophy)
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    In spite of great difficulties, you’ve not given up on finding meaning in your life. In helping you figure out what moves you, psychotherapy allows you to make better sense of what you’re going through, to be more aware of your strengths, and more mindful of what you need to sort out.
  • Kim Gilbert

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    You are searching for an emotionally attuned and insightful response to your human suffering and potential. We will work collaboratively to explore the particular nature of your suffering and your unique strengths. Within the context of an empathic therapeutic relationship, our work on your change process will unfold.
  • Bruce Clarke

    (he/him)
    Registered Social Worker
    RSW, Certified Gestalt Therapist, BA (Psychology), M.Ed. (Educational Psychology)
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Finding support through therapy can be life-changing. I offer a safe, respectful, and confidential space where we can work together to explore where and why you are stuck, and increase awareness of yourself. With this support, you can begin to live more authentically and creatively.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Uliyana Markova

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    Good psychotherapy alleviates emotional pain, awakens the mind, enlivens the body, and opens the heart to love and creativity. Therapy allies you with a knowledgeable professional who is on your side. I offer therapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and comfortable environment. My training incorporates contemporary research in the areas of trauma, attachment, and open dialogue.
  • 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.
  • Michael Connolly

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
    RP Qualifying, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    To feel comfortable in your own skin, to heal your inner wounds so that you have more energy to live, to grow, and to meet the world as it is—these are the important tasks that therapy can help you undertake.
  • Rom Malik

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, M.Ed
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    I create a non-judgemental space, which is an essential ingredient for successful individual and couples therapy. As an individual, I can assist in helping you overcome fears, worries, and stressors. As a couple, I can help you and your partner work through your pressing concerns such as communication, intimacy, and relationship satisfaction.
  • Vicki Fraser

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING 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.
  • Andrey Caric

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, 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.
  • Natalie Gill

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
    We are altered by experiences that enable us to put away or forget who we really are. You deserve to be heard. Speaking freely about your life, without judgment, can make you visible to yourself again, allow you to un-hide with another, and eventually begin to heal.
  • 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.
  • Pamela Millar

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Starting therapy is a big step. You may have feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, or disconnection with others; you may struggle with work or family. Whatever the matter, psychotherapy can be a way to implement change, a way to generate a better understanding of yourself and your place in the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rhett-Lawson Mohajer

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, BA (Psychology), MA (Counseling), PsyD Cand.
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Deep wounds need “depth” work to heal! Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy is a journey we undertake together! As you share your life story and struggles, we will look at the unconscious and conscious patterns that emerge in your life in a non-judgmental way. The aim is for you to find yourself!
  • 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.
  • Karen Zarnett

    (she/her)
    Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
    MSW, RSW
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Whether you are new to therapy or returning, it may feel scary, but something vital and important brought you to this decision. Therapy provides us time and space to receive supportive care and empathic listening. Together, in a nonjudgmental environment, we can explore your immediate or long-standing concerns and find strategies that can help.
  • Avia Peacock

    RN, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
    CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    “There is nothing so stable as change.” –Bob Dylan Change is inevitable. This can be frightening to acknowledge, but the ability to think, feel, and connect in new ways brings excitement that can be greater than fear. Working with a therapist you trust, who empathizes with what change is like for you, can support your strengths as you realize new possibilities.
  • Wendy Kirk

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, M.Div
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Understanding our lives and our experiences, as shaped by our backgrounds, can be challenging. The ways we understand those experiences and their meanings are malleable! In therapy we work together to develop more helpful paradigms for thinking, feeling and relating—this frees up those parts of you burdened by defenses, to help you live more authentically.
  • Hammam Farah

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Therapy can offer a safe, creative and compassionate setting. As your therapist, I’m here to help you overcome anxiety, feel empowered and flourish in your relationships, while facilitating the healing and change you desire. A confidential therapeutic relationship can help foster the emotional insight and growth needed to move beyond limiting behaviours and beliefs, leaving you more free to grow and thrive in your life.
  • Kristopher Saric

    (he/him)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Everyone’s need for change is unique. You may be in search of healing and personal growth or compelled by feelings you cannot fully understand. Psychotherapy provides a non-judgemental space for you to safely and effectively reflect, risk, and restore. In your therapy, we work together to co-create change in the areas of living that are troubling you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Madelaine Mahesh

    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, CTP Dipl
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Maybe you want change, or change is happening where you wish it weren’t. Or you’re striving to reach your potential, and something is in your way. Perhaps you simply don’t want to struggle anymore. Together we will use this unique conversation with the aim of creating space for you to find a new way forward.
  • 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.
  • Liz Garrison

    (she/her)
    Registered Social Worker
    MSW, RSW
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    Finding a therapist with whom you feel comfortable enough to discuss your challenges and dreams takes courage. Oftentimes we start looking when we are already struggling to cope. Together we can build on your courage to support your healing and growth. Therapy offers space to explore with compassion, to find stability, and to create new possibilities.
  • 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.
  • Lisa Shouldice

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, MA, CCC
    ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    People work with me because I am a caring person who loves her job. Working with individuals who have experienced trauma and other challenges, being there for them at every step, is my passion. I would feel honoured to create and hold space for you. Everyone has a story, and I would love to hear yours.
  • Sylvia Kraus

    (she/her)
    Registered Psychotherapist
    RP, MA (Counselling Psychology); HonBA (French Literature)
    NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
    When confusion, anxiety, shame, or despair begin to impede day-to-day life, finding ways to rediscover your strength and resilience is of paramount importance. Fortified with these natural capacities, you are suddenly able to find the clarity required to be in better relationship with yourself, and with everyone and everything.
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