firstname.lastname@example.org | 437-345-2260 |
Spadina & DuPont | Toronto | ON
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
RP, CTP Dipl
STATUS: NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
When we experience difficulty in life, we do our best to adapt and survive. Sometimes we push our pain away, find distractions or try to mentally escape our situation. These strategies may work in the short term, but our unresolved issues often resurface as symptoms such as anxiety or depression. These patterns are not just random occurrences, but are meaningful signals that something needs more attention.
Psychotherapy involves connecting with your inner experiences in healthier, more adaptive ways. In therapy, you talk about what’s on your mind, your thoughts and feelings, past and present. We focus on you and what matters to you. We give special attention to aspects of your life that feel difficult, complex or somehow unresolved. Over time, we work to bring greater awareness and insight into these complex experiences and realities. All of this happens within an evolving and real therapeutic relationship.
Over time, the process of psychotherapy can help facilitate deeper personal understanding, resilience and growth. Therapy can be challenging, but it can also have moments of clarity, relief and joy. It is my belief that life will always have difficulties, but as we continue to work on ourselves there often comes a greater sense of personal understanding, wholeness and well-being.
Our first meeting is a free 30 minute consultation. This gives us a chance to meet and explore if we are a good match to work together. We can talk about why you are seeking therapy and what you are hoping to gain. I can tell you more about the process and try to answer any questions you may have.
If we decide to go forward, we can book our first full session. During this meeting, I may ask you a number of questions about different aspects of your life. This helps me to get a fuller understanding of your background, experiences and the concerns you bring. It also provides a structured way to begin the process.
As we continue, we follow what is on your mind. You may feel nervous or awkward about talking, and this is understandable. I hope to provide an atmosphere where you feel as comfortable as possible to talk in an authentic way. If you get stuck, I am here to support you in the process.
My practice is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, which has a long tradition of evolving theories concerning human development and mental health. I am also influenced by attachment theory, the practice of mindfulness, and humanistic theories that emphasize the importance of emotional awareness, human potential and the inner capacity to heal. In addition, I have an interest in therapeutic trance and working with dreams.
My belief is that the answers you seek are inside you, and all of us need other people in order to understand ourselves. I cannot tell you how you should live or what you should do… but I may be able to accompany you as you discern your own unique way forward.
I believe that personal fit is an important aspect of a successful therapy. If for some reason I believe that another therapist would be a better fit for you, I am happy to make a referral or point you to other resources.
While engaging in my own work, I became fascinated by the changes I was experiencing. I decided to pursue a six-year program at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, where I had the experience of engaging in a lively and intense psychotherapy group for four years. This greatly contributed to my development as a therapist. It gave me a greater appreciation of the struggles and experiences of others, and the unique paths that people forge to find their own way in life.
I have been in practice with individual clients since 2014.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to arrange a free initial 30 minute consultation in my Toronto Office.