715 Bloor Street West | Toronto | ON | M6G 1L5
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
RP, CTP Dipl, Certified AEDP Therapist, PhD
STATUS: DAYTIME AVAILABILITY ONLY
Welcome. If you are reading this page then you are considering taking action to address your psychological wellbeing. This profile will give you some sense of who I am and how I work. If you would like more information – including my availability and fees – you can also visit my personal website through the link provided. I am currently only accepting new clients at a reduced fee as part of a research study. To read more about this opportunity, click here: www.aedpresearch.com
I work with individuals and couples who are seeking growth and change. My approach is engaged and direct: I am interested in discovering, together, what is upsetting, frustrating, and discouraging in your life, and what can be done about it, together, now.
I am a Certified AEDP Therapist. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy is based in a lot of scientific research about the human mind and body. We know that emotion is one of the most powerful agents of positive change; we also know that many of us learned when we were young to defend against our emotions because they were confusing or overwhelming and no one helped us process them. AEDP helps us work directly with defenses and emotion to restart the growth & healing process by harnessing neuro-plasticity (the brain’s ability to “rewire” and change itself). This work carries the potential to bring about transformation in the way you view yourself, how you relate to others, and how it feels to be in the world.
Couples’ therapy is a focused process in which the three of us collaborate with three main goals in mind: getting a clear sense of what causes your conflict or disconnection, addressing these causes directly, and creating opportunities to interact now in a different way. My practice is based on the EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) model, which is a highly effective method for couples motivated to improve the dynamic between them and re-establish a secure, close bond.
My most recent and ongoing training is in AEDP: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and EFT: Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. AEDP draws on the latest developments in psychotherapy and neuroscience to help us access your innate capacity to transform and heal here and now, no matter what difficulties you have faced in the past. EFT is a highly effective method for addressing conflict and distress in couples – it is also very much in line with my own belief that we cannot truly change without being emotionally involved in the process.
Before training to become a therapist, I earned a PhD in literature and designed and taught courses at the University of Toronto. This background reflects my lifelong interest in the stories humans tell about our lives — as individuals and as societies — and how they shape our expectations and behaviours. Becoming aware of the existing story is necessary before we can imagine a new one.
I see individuals and couples in my office at 715 Bloor Street West, across from Christie subway station. If you are interested in pursuing therapy, feel free to check out my individual website (kristinakyserpsychotherapist.com) for more information about me and my practice. If you are interested in receiving therapy at a reduced fee as part of a research study, read more by clicking on this link:
- Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
- Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
- Couples & Relationship
- Creative Blocks
- Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
- Eating Disorders
- Existential Concerns
- Intergenerational Trauma
- Life Crisis and Transitions
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Self-Destructive Patterns
- Separation and Divorce
- Sex and Intimacy Issues
If you would like to find out more about therapy, please check out my personal website at kristinakyserpsychotherapist.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.