Chris Vanderwees

Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP

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Chris Vanderwees

Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP


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St. John the Compassionate
155 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M
(647) 503-5032

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My approach involves careful and considerate listening, a kind of listening that is mostly not found in everyday communication. Listening together to what you say about your own life allows for us to have a very different conversation, creating the space for you to speak freely and explore often overlooked or unconscious parts of your experience. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis allow for speaking what was priorly unspeakable, effecting insight, change, and relief from symptoms. I have worked with professionals and academics, people in creative and educational fields, university students, and members of the LGBTQ community.
I support a diverse range of people suffering with cognitive, emotional, transitional, and relational difficulties. My training and clinical background has been in language, counselling psychology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and community mental health. I am informed by attachment theory, existential therapy, and trauma studies.
I am an affiliate and research guest of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a member of Lacan Toronto (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups), of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, and of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I was also previously awarded SSHRC Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for my research on psychoanalysis.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Regular fees are agreed upon during the initial consultation. Each month, I provide receipts for you to submit for insurance / tax purposes.
Email me or call (647) 503-5032 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 008394
  • School: M.A., Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
Analytical Formation (Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis); Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (U of Toronto); PhD English (Carleton U)

Location

St. John the Compassionate
155 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M
(647) 503-5032
Offers video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities:
Postal Codes:
Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Lacanian
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 4 Mar 2021
Chris Vanderwees, PhD, RP, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto

Chris Vanderwees

Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP