- Accepting New Clients
- Session Format:
- Online TherapyPhone Sessions
- Office Hours:
- Monday, Thursday, Saturday
- 647 617-2252
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an interactive, talk-based therapy. It offers a safe and confidential space to discuss experiences, thoughts, and feelings that are of importance to you.
As a modality, it assumes that much of what we struggle with remains unconscious and that through talking with a trusted therapist, these things might slowly begin to reveal themselves. This process can be frustrating, painful, and sometimes frightening if we’ve never had the opportunity to be listened to in a way where we can truly express ourselves. But it can also be rewarding and transformative, offering growth as well as a new sense of awareness about ourselves. Free of judgement, we can examine these things together in an effort to both alleviate distress and identify more constructive ways of being and coping.
I approach each session with care, curiosity, and genuine interest. While I am not prescriptive in my approach, I help to guide what comes forth in each session, following your lead. In short, we start each session from the place you feel requires the most attention. I endeavour to listen deeply, not encroach, and occasionally provide interpretations and feedback when deemed necessary.
I generally work with individual clients who are open to long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Ideally, we will meet once a week. Additional sessions can be scheduled when necessary. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and my fee is $150/session.
My personal background is diverse. It has included work within both government and education sectors, as well as in not-for-profit and technology organizations. I have a BA in Classical Studies from McMaster University and have completed post-graduate work within the ADR/Negotiation program at York University. In 2017, I graduated from the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP).
My personal experience as a psychotherapy client fostered a desire to learn more about psychotherapeutic theory and process. My personal therapy along with my training within the six-year CTP program has prepared me well as a therapist. It has strengthened my awareness of the difficulties we all face by virtue of the fact we are human and the empathy required to address these challenges. Both for ourselves, and for others.
Successful psychotherapy is dependent upon establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with a trusted therapist and feeling comfortable enough to open up to them. It is important that you have a sense your therapist is a good match for you prior to beginning therapeutic work. For this reason, I offer a free, 30-minute consultation either in my office in Toronto or by phone. If you would like to arrange for a consultation, please contact me.
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Website – www.simonescottpsychotherapy.com
Phone – 647 617-2252
If you have any questions and would like to schedule a consultation by phone or in office, please contact me at 647 617- 2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.