How We Can Help

Our approach focuses on inclusion of the diversity that Toronto represents. We service a diverse range of people in terms of backgrounds and professions as we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto close to the financial district, major hospitals as well as University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

Our Psychotherapy Approach

Our Services

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Psychotherapy

We provide psychotherapy for issues that range from general to severe. You don’t need to have a mental health diagnosis in order to seek out psychotherapy.

Some examples of issues we work with include:

  • Self-esteem and Confidence issues
  • Life Transitions (break up of romantic
    relationship or friendship, immigration, etc)
  • Academic Anxiety
  • Stress and Coping
  • Workplace Stress
  • Adjustment and Grief
  • Eating Disorders

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders such as OCD, GAD,
    Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personality Disorders such as BPD

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Psychological Assessment and Consultation

A psychological assessment can help identify a mental health diagnosis, understand what is contributing to your psychological symptoms and can help with developing an effective treatment plan.

A psychological assessment and take several sessions and involves understanding of your history that includes childhood, adolescent and early to late adulthood experiences, family attachment patterns, traumatic events, your personality, your recent life experiences, school or work stressors, your physical and mental health.

A psychological assessment forms part of your initial sessions for psychotherapy. However, psychological assessment can be a standalone service.

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Couple Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Couple therapy or marriage counselling are two different names that refer to the same service. Couples who are in a serious relationship whether they are dating, common-law, engaged or legally married can seek psychotherapy/counselling for a range of problems related to their relationship. For example:

  • Difficulties in communication, understanding, empathy
  • Constant arguing, conflict
  • Problems with in-laws
  • Anger, violence
  • Betrayal, affair, cheating
  • Difficulties with sex, physical intimacy

Couple therapy can include helping the couple understand and cope with one or both partners physical or mental illness (e.g. heart disease, cancer, personality disorder, bipolar, etc).

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Workshops, Training & Supervision

We also provide workshops and training for organizations, and supervision for people seeking additional training. Our workshop presentations are customized to meet the needs of members of corporate businesses, non-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions. We’ve delivered training on topics such as mental health and mental health treatment, mental wellness, cultural diversity, issues around LGBTQ+, gender and sexual identity, disability, eating disorders, and couples therapy.

For those seeking licensure for psychologist or psychotherapist, or people looking for additional training, we also offer peer consultation and supervision.

Our Psychotherapy
Approach

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Integration: Our team of psychologists and clinical associates generally work from an integrative framework. An integrative approach combines components of various effective psychotherapy models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Psychodynamic and Dialectical Behaviour therapy so that therapy is optimized and customized to the client’s goals, needs and preferences. We recognize that a particular model of therapy is effective for certain types of issues, but everyone is different in terms of the type of therapy that would most benefit them.

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    Multiple Systems: Rather than trying to fit your problems into one particular model, we focus on understanding you and the various systems that influence the issues you are dealing with to provide the best model of care. We don’t just combine different models of therapy, but attend to your biological (e.g. health issues, abilities), individual (e.g. personality, style of processing emotions) and social (e.g. family, work, culture, socioeconomic status) systems. These factors work together to shape who you are and how you deal with present struggles.

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      Client-Therapist Relationship: Psychotherapy outcome research has repeatedly proven that no therapy approach can be successful without a strong and trusting alliance between the client and the therapist. We strive to build an empathic and collaborative relationship with our clients so that we may help them achieve their greatest potential.

      • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

        Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focuses on identifying and challenging thoughts that negatively impact your feelings and behaviour

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      • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

        Emotion Focused Therapy focuses on identifying and modifying maladaptive emotions that contribute to difficulties in functioning

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      • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

        Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Focuses on developing skills and strategies to improve your ability for interpersonal and emotion regulation

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      • Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy

        Focuses on bringing to one’s awareness not yet fully conscious ideas and feelings that are contributing to their unresolved symptoms.

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      • Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and More

        We provide several other evidence-based models such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems

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