Erica Warder

Registered Psychotherapist
RP, CTP Dipl
Accepting New Clients
Session Format:
Online TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
  • Depression
  • Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Existential Concerns
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Mourning and Bereavement
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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    Psychotherapy is about understanding those aspects of your unconscious mind that feel like they are holding you back. In other words, what are the unconscious patterns that cause you to think and act in ways that you know are harmful or unhealthy?
    As your therapist, I offer you a safe, supportive, and confidential space to talk through your feelings and frustrations. This is a way to learn more about yourself and your patterns of relating to others. I’m trained to hear you, and to work compassionately with you to help you understand those patterns and emotions. This process can strengthen your sense of self, and it can lead to real growth and change.

    You are complex and multifaceted; you bring your own unique lived experiences to therapy, and so my approach is based on you. As Sara Fels Usher has written, each one of us is “a dynamic, growing, feeling, changing human being with conflicts, fears, anxieties, and psychological defenses.”
    Together, we’ll consider the meaning of your symptoms and present frustrations within the larger context of who you are as a person, what you’ve experienced, and how you relate to other people. Our goal is to make connections and discover insights into those aspects of your mind that shape you and your behaviour. This is called psychodynamic psychotherapy, and it is the principle lens through which I see my clients.
    When we first begin, we’ll talk about what brings you to therapy and what you may be expecting or hoping to gain from the process. I’ll also ask about you, your family, and your early life. Importantly, I’ll listen to you with compassion and without judgment. As you become more comfortable and we build trust, I’ll encourage you to begin each session with what is foremost on your mind, and in our sessions we’ll follow your thoughts and feelings to discover where they lead. I’ll be there not only to listen and hear you, but also to help you pay attention to the thoughts, feelings, frustrations, and even the dreams that are affecting your current actions and behaviours.
    I typically see clients for 50-minute sessions once per week. Due to COVID-19, I am currently only seeing clients virtually or by phone.

    I graduated from the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy after eight years of study and currently live in Newmarket. I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapists.
    I’ve lived and worked in both small towns and major cities around Ontario. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University and an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto. Indeed, it was because of one of my mentors there that I began my own transformational journey in psychotherapy; the process helped me understand myself better, and this in turn helped me deepen my relationships with others.

     If you would like to know more about what the therapy process looks like, I encourage you to send me an email. I can be reached at  
    I typically offer one “no fee” 20-minute consultation session so that we can see if we would be a good fit together. This is also a chance for you to ask any questions about the process that you may have.
    Currently I only offer video and phone sessions. For video, I use a secure video platform called  I offer sessions Monday through Thursday.

    If you would like more information or you would like to schedule a “no fee” 20-minute consultation please email me at I try to reply to all emails within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends.