Mid-town | Toronto | ON | M2K 1X3
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
RP, CTP Dipl, BA
STATUS: CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
My approach is tailored to your needs. Individual or couple sessions can help you understand and reframe what troubles you. My education and training in various approaches allows me to put your specific needs first, rather than fitting you into a specific framework. Humour has helped me in my life and does in sessions as well; it can make this difficult work a little easier.
My intention is to “mend, not end” the relationship, if at all possible.
I work with couples who want to enrich their relationship, as well as those hoping to preserve a relationship that is being threatened. A few sessions usually helps identify and change behaviour patterns that prevent you from flourishing. In session I can guide you to feel better, safer, and closer. This will remind you why you chose each other in the first place!
In an atmosphere that is safe, fair, and non-judgmental, it becomes easier to explore difficult experiences and issues. We will work together on the matters that trouble you. Therapy helps you to find new perspectives.
Sessions are confidential.
In both couples and individual therapy, I try to be compassionate, kind, gentle, and collaborative. I will be honest and open with you if I think you are missing something important. I will not suggest what you should or should not do, but will be there to guide you through possible ways to deal with the difficulties you present. Together we will wonder why and how you came to feel the way you do.
Whether you are seeing me as an individual or as part of a couple, my job is to help you gain a deeper understanding of your stresses. This can help you take charge of your life, feel less alone, less victimized, and more able to cope with life.
I began to study psychotherapy shortly after settling in Canada and have been in private practice in Toronto since 1993.
Many years of involvement in the study of psychotherapy, together with a marriage of more than 40 years, comprise my foundation for learning about the complexity of self, family, and relationships.
At first I worked primarily with individuals. Fascination and further study led me to work with mother and infant/child-parent attachment. This led me directly to relationship and couples therapy.
For a number of years I studied and used Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples. In 2011, I began to study the “Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy” (PACT) with Stan Tatkin, and I have attained Level 3 certification in this modality. This understanding has become my primary approach to working with relationships and influences all my work.
I’m a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy.
If you would like to have a brief conversation with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your phone number. I have two Toronto-area offices: North York (Bayview & Sheppard) and at 315 Avenue Road. Please state in your email which office location would be more convenient for you.
If you would like to know more about how I work with couples and individuals please visit my personal website. I offer a brief complimentary telephone consultation. If you would like to see me as a couple it is a good idea to both be available for the phone consult. I look forward to hearing from you.
- Couples & Relationship
- Creative Blocks
- Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
- Existential Concerns
- Life Crisis and Transitions
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Loss and Grief
- Multicultural Issues
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Separation and Divorce
- Sex and Intimacy Issues
If you would like to know more about how I work with couples and individuals, please visit my website at www.leekraemer.ca. I offer a brief complimentary telephone consultation. If you would like to see me as a couple it is a good idea to both be available for the phone consult. I look forward to hearing from you.