Don Edwards

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD

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Don Edwards

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD


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All of You Wellness Centre Inc.
Stratford, Ontario N5A
(647) 955-3858

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65 Wellesley St East
Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario M4Y
(647) 955-3858
My practice has four foci each supporting personal growth, identity and well-being: 1. LGBT concerns: coming out, loneliness, dating, relationships, family conflict, developing acceptance of self and by others, consolidating identity, loss and adaptation in these situations, aging, illness; 2. trauma impeding life today: neglect, abuse, bullying, exposure to dangerous or dysfunctional environments, accident, loss, etc. 3. couples: long-term, new or dating, opposite and same sex, experiencing conflict, communication disconnects, codependency, affairs, family concerns, loss, substance abuse, addictions; 4. career counseling to align temperament to vocation, achieving work/life balance, supporting job loss/search and life stage changes such as retirement.
My approach includes existential, psychodynamic, cognitive and experiential elements. I address trauma with EMDR (see www.emdria.org or www.emdrcanada.org). With couples, I take Influence from Esther Perel (www.estherperel.com), Terrence Real (www.terryreal.com), Stan Tatkin (PACT - www.pactinstitute.com) and David Steele (Relationship Coaching Institute - www.relationshipcoachinginstitute.com).
Not all clients seek psychotherapy. I also offer career coaching, relationship enrichment coaching and general life coaching. My goal is to catalyze change in every session including the first.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: U. of Toronto / Gestalt Institute of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 1989
  • Licence and Province: 001041 Ontario

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Optima
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Gestalt Institute of Toronto / Gestalt Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: OACCPP / 2464-G
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: Relationship Coaching Institute / Certified Singles Coach
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Don Edwards's Groups

Who am I really? Mid-Life Male Sexual Identity

Before gay liberation, cultural categories for homosexual or bisexual men did not connote mental health, equality or respectfulness. Officially everyone was straight and interest in other men was a passing abnormality. Today some men will grant themselves the intellectual freedom to ponder whether the missing passion in married life was due to a misunderstanding of their sexuality. Understanding this personal enigma and achieving greater inner peace may trump making dramatic life changes. This confidential, biweekly group addresses: self-compassion, coming out to oneself, internalized homophobia, fears, understanding diversity within the gay community, body image, age-ism and aging with dignity.

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Relationship-Seeking Gay Young Men

A twice-monthly group for young gay men who are balancing their desire for a long term partner with the pervasive pressure toward quick sex. More info at http://allofyou.ca, email info@allofyou.ca or call Don at 416-735-0103

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Location

All of You Wellness Centre Inc.
Stratford, Ontario N5A
(647) 955-3858
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65 Wellesley St East
Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario M4Y
(647) 955-3858
Specialties
  • Gay
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Singles & Relationship Coaching
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Don Edwards, RP, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist in Stratford

Don Edwards

Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD