• Toronto Psychotherapist - Phil LaRose

Phil LaRose

Registered Psychotherapist
RP, CTP Dipl
Not Currently Accepting Clients
Session Format:
Online TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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  • Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loss and Grief
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Destructive Patterns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Contact Information

    21 Randolph Ave | Suite 201 | Toronto | ON | M6P 4G4
    Wheelchair Accessible

    As we become adults we often find that the lives we had imagined are not the lives we lead. The dreams seem to have vanished in the melee of simply keeping our heads above water. This can be confusing, and demoralizing. Our relationships circle through destructive or empty patterns. We stagnate in our careers, feeling anxious and depressed, lacking the capacity to understand what has happened and how to change it. Therapy can enable us to identify, and alter, the habits and patterns we have come to rely on, ones that have stopped us from becoming who we want to be.

    Therapy is what happens in a compassionate, non-judgmental environment where two people explore together what feels difficult for you. It will include carefully understanding your past experiences, and how they might be affecting your ability to move freely in the world. We will of course pay attention to the here and now—that’s why we’ve come together, to chart your way forward. We will talk and, in that talking, gain the insights you need to move forward in your life.

    My education began in Mechanical Design and I subsequently went to work in engineering. After 15 years in the field I sought something that had a deeper significance to my own life, and I enrolled in the program at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy.

    My work in engineering, with its tight deadlines and frequent demands, provides a model for understanding how important it is to start with a proper foundation; without it, everything that we build is susceptible to failure. I think of psychotherapeutic work as offering a similar idea of a secure base on which everything rests. It has pleased me to move into an environment where the same care needs to be shown, but where the full range of human expression can be explored, accepted, and valued.

    I offer an initial 30 minute psychotherapy consultation for the reduced fee of $30. This gives us a chance to meet each other and find out whether we can work productively together. We will also use this time to briefly discuss what you are hoping or looking for, and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the therapeutic process and what you might expect.

    My rate: I offer a sliding scale, $95 – $110 a session.

    If you would like more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact me at philip.c.larose@gmail.com or call 647-267-0974.