Susan Hunter

Registered Psychotherapist
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)
  • Anxiety
  • Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Existential Concerns
  • Impulsiveness
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Parenting and Co-Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Client-Centred
  • Intersubjective
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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    Psychotherapy appeals to people who want to grow – in self-understanding, self-esteem and self-expression; and psychotherapy appeals to people who want to grow in their relationships.

    One of the ways that psychotherapy is new to many of us starting out is that our unconscious is taken seriously. Psychotherapy includes being intrigued about what has been out of our awareness up until now. And, psychotherapy includes looking at what we have always “known” and seeing it in a new light.

    Another way psychotherapy is a new process for many of us is that we are accompanied on our journey of self-reflection. We are not alone; the psychotherapist is there to help – with respect, with experience, and with caring.

    Psychotherapy brings satisfaction and adventure in that it can unlock possibility, and allow for a broader and deeper view of yourself, your relationships and your life.

    In my experience as a therapist, I find that people who seek therapy have something fundamentally “right with them” rather than something wrong with them.

    It is true – most of us initially come to therapy with one or more troubling symptoms or issues, for example: anxiety, depression, loneliness, shame, nightmares, a break-up, coping with the experience of being betrayed, abandoned, and more.

    However, people who are drawn to therapy seem also to be those who possess impressive fundamental strengths… like courage, creativity, sensitivity and insight. (People interested in therapy are often upset, but also have access to a powerful and restless intuition that life could be better.)

    It is my perspective too that there can always be more to life – psychotherapy is an adventure of growth past debilitating symptoms into the exploration of who you are, and what you want to do with your precious life.

    I trained at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP) in Toronto. This school offers an intensive, lengthy (six year) program with a heavy experiential as well as theoretical emphasis.

    Prior to completing CTP’s program, I received a BA in English from Queen’s University, a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Western Ontario (Ivey).

    I am a parent to four incredible children (now adults) who are wonderful and fun-to-be-with human beings. They continue to inspire in me awe and gratitude at the joy of human development. Also, our family has always shared a home with treasured dogs.

    I believe your search is courageous and important. I offer my experience and commitment if you are interested in engaging in the moving, fascinating adventure that is psychotherapy.

    I offer psychotherapy sessions in person (my office is near Spadina and Bloor), and also by Skype or phone. The first consultation is free, and is intended to give you a chance to meet with me, discuss what you’re looking for in psychotherapy, and ask any questions you may have.

    If you would like to book an initial consultation, please email me at I would be pleased to hear from you.