Dave Puzak

Registered Psychotherapist, BA, GITDip, MA, CAPT

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(647) 492-3693

Dave Puzak

Registered Psychotherapist, BA, GITDip, MA, CAPT


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Offers online therapy

Toronto, ON M6S
(647) 492-3693

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The Village Healing Centre
240 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, ON M6R
(647) 492-3693
Announcement icon During these times of social distancing I am still accepting patients over phone and video platforms.
Life can often feel chaotic. The reality is that changes are presented to us outside of our control and we find ourselves faced with the task of making decisions and choices that will decide the course of our future. These untimely decisions and choices can leave us feeling bewildered and disoriented. To complicate things further, we can find ourselves stuck in emotional and behavioural patterns that inhibit and hold us back from making the decisions we would like to or that would be best for us. Sometimes it’s difficult to even know what we would like to do or what is best for us. What should you aim towards?
My education in neuroscience and lifelong experience as a musician and artist offer me a unique set of skills. As humans we are much more than just our brains. Music helps re-integrate our sense of selves through including our bodies in our thoughts. I can help you reclaim parts of your self that you avoid or may fear through art and embodied dialogue.
It is my intention that in working together in a non-judgemental, compassionate, and honest dialogue that I can help you on your path to healing. Kierkegaard once stated that "life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” I want to help you live with the clarity, focus and energy required to support you through the chaos of life.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque
I will provide receipts. It is up to you to check if working with a Registered Psychotherapist is covered by your insurance company.
Email me or call (647) 492-3693 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 009492
  • School: Gestalt Institute of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: York University / Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy / 761
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Toronto, ON M6S
(647) 492-3693
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes:
Neighborhoods:
Other Location +

Additional Location

The Village Healing Centre
240 Roncesvalles Ave.
Toronto, ON M6R
(647) 492-3693
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depersonalization and Derealization
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 6 Oct 2021
Dave Puzak, BA, GITDip, MA, CAPT, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto
Dave Puzak

Registered Psychotherapist, BA, GITDip, MA, CAPT