Barzin Hosseini Rad

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
RP Qualifying, CTP Dipl
Availability:
Accepting New Clients
Session Format:
In-Person SessionsOnline TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Clientele:
Adults
Email Barzin
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Existential Concerns
  • Impulsiveness
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Mourning and Bereavement
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Destructive Patterns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts
  • Client-Centred
  • Intersubjective
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    barzinh@hotmail.com
    Phone:
    (647) 894 3051
    Address:
    244 Dupont St. | Toronto | ON | M5R 1V7

    I’m interested in the inner dialogue that’s going on within us. If you listen closely, you can hear the stories we are always telling ourselves about who we are. These are powerful stories that shape the way we view ourselves and others. Psychotherapy has the potential to create a space where we can hear these stories more clearly. And when that happens, we become better acquainted with the villains and heroes of our tales.

    Hearing ourselves tell these stories, sometimes for the first time, in the presence of another person, can free up parts of ourselves that might have been shut down for a very long time. When we are heard and understood, in the safety of a therapeutic setting, painful emotions can finally be released, giving way to new potentialities within us that we did not think were possible.

    Therapy gives you the opportunity to reconnect with yourself. This is one of the most fundamental needs we have: to be able to make contact with ourselves. Maybe your upbringing taught you to hide or reject aspects of yourself, or maybe due to a traumatic event, you had to protect yourself by keeping out certain painful emotions. There are so many ways we become disconnected from our feelings, which are the building blocks of who we are. Through therapy, you can reclaim these disavowed feelings, and reconnect with aspects of yourself that have not been integrated. This is how we can feel alive again.

    I have been trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, which pays attention to our unconscious and implicit associations. These associations guide much of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Based on our history, strong associations begin to form in our minds, depending on how much they were reinforced. Some of the work we will be doing in therapy is to look at these deeply embedded associations that have been formed, so that they are no longer being activated automatically.

    By creating a path to conscious awareness, we introduce choice into our system. We can then decide how we want to act rather than react. This focus illuminates what is unconscious to us, and lifts into consciousness associations that have dictated our actions without our awareness.

    By exploring family history, past and present relationships, dreams, memories, and much more, we will begin to shed light on many of our deeply held beliefs and patterns.

    I moved to Canada from Iran at the age of 10, fleeing a war that broke out in my country. That event left its mark on me, and shaped me into the person I am today. The experience of separation from my home and family left me with many questions about identity, loss, and belonging. It opened up in me a life-long desire to understand one’s interior life.

    I spent many years seeking answers in the world of philosophy, religion, and the arts. I looked to writers, filmmakers, musicians, and painters to help make sense of my interior world. I went on to study literature and psychology at York University and the University of Guelph, always gravitating towards art as the place where I could find answers. I extended this search to include studying at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapists.

    I offer a free 30-minute consultation. This is so we can meet and get a sense of one another.  This also helps me learn a little more about you, and what you are hoping to get from therapy.

    I offer both in person and virtual sessions. My office is located at Dupont St., steps away from Dupont subway station in Toronto.

    If you would like more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact me at barzinh@hotmail.com or call at (647) 894-3051.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    If you would like more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact me at barzinh@hotmail.com or by phone at (647) 894-3051. I look forward to hearing from you.