Psychodynamic Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ONSee all counsellors in Central Toronto, Toronto
Registered Psychotherapist, DpPsych, RP
ONLINE & PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. I am a warm and empathetic individual, committed to providing a safe, inclusive, anti-racist, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic environment that allows for self-exploration. My approach is authentic, collaborative and supportive. I use a range of core principles in Psychodynamic Therapy, based on the client's needs. Please feel free to contact me to set up a free initial consultation. I am honoured to share this journey together.
Effective psychodynamic practice requires the compassion and insight that comes only from personal experience.
Our efforts to protect ourselves from painful feelings often lead to greater suffering. Fleeing from our emotional truth, we unconsciously perpetuate the very distress we seek to avoid, repeating unhealthy relationships or self-destructive patterns of living. We may find ourselves overwhelmed by anxiety, anger, despair or emptiness, feeling like our lives are not our own. It takes courage to explore our feeling-life and face the emotional truth of our past and present. I offer a safe, reliable and uniquely human environment in which to cultivate future possibilities of integration, spontaneity, creativity and self-realization, to fully inhabit life.
HLR Psychotherapy, Mood, Trauma and Relationships
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, RP
I have been trained in motivational interviewing, CBT, Emotionally focused therapy for couples and in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming (Helen Keller). I offer treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, anger, loss, grief, low self-esteem/confidence and shyness. I specialize in issues arising from adult and childhood trauma, relationships in family or work, life transitions and gender identity. I believe it is equally important to work on our inner and outer selves and to include our past and present in order to develop a grounded and balanced sense of being. I provide a safe environment IN PERSON, on a SECURE VIDEO PLATFORM or on the PHONE where you can explore and develop your thoughts further.
Waitlist for new clients
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
I practice from an integrative framework, primarily weaving together relational psychodynamic , systemic, and emotion-focused orientations.
In psychotherapy, I foster a motivation for change and strengthen hope that life can feel meaningful again. In my work with adults, adolescents, and couples I help to develop self-compassion and self-acceptance in the struggle with a wide range of concerns related to: anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management, addiction, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship and family. I have extensive training and experience working with individuals struggling with the long-term effects of trauma, abuse, and neglect, including the assessment and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Disorders.
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BMus, CTP, Dipl
I bring a unique approach to psychodynamic psychotherapy and a sensibility from the arts, philosophy and literature.
At the moment I am unable to take any new clients. The psychotherapy I provide goes well beyond the simple ways we often think about ourselves: depressed, anxious, traumatized etc. These are useful labels but for each person there is a whole lifetime leading up to those ideas. You can think about them alone, but talking with the safety and care that I provide makes all the difference. Psychotherapy is about how you talk to me, what you say, when you say it and the confidentiality creates a space where we can bring all the ways you may be with me to awareness.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
My approach to treatment is tailored to the needs of the client, drawing on cognitive-behvaioural, psychodynamic , and humanistic orientations.
I am a registered psychologist practicing in the areas of clinical and counselling psychology. During the course of my training and career, I have held positions in a wide range of treatment settings across the GTA and in New York City, including public hospitals, university counselling centres, and private clinics. My work in these settings has allowed me to gain extensive experience assessing and treating clients with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. Currently, I work in private practice providing assessment and psychotherapy services for individual adults and couples, with a focus on mood and anxiety disorders.
Counsellor, PhD, Tcpp di, RP
My orientation is psychodynamic .
Andrew Guthrie, Ph.D., Tcpp dip., R.P. has been a psychotherapist in Toronto since 2000. He trained at Concordia and McGill Universities, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program, and the Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He offers psychodynamic assessments and psychotherapy that reflect a deep knowledge of the psychotherapy field and a genuine commitment to the patients in his care. He treats a wide variety of emotional and behavioural problems with his professional yet compassionate approach. Please call or email for more information, or visit his website www.therapyintoronto.com.
Emily A Dolan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
I am a master’s level registered social worker providing psychotherapeutic support for a variety of areas including trauma, mental health, chronic illness, relationship and communication issues, stress and grief. I work with individuals, adults and youth. I am experienced in Psychodynamic therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment. I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-centered approach in my practice. I am inspired to work with you to help you achieve your personal counselling goals and to help you make sustainable, positive changes in your life.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
My approach is psychodynamic psychotherapy, meaning I primarily use talk therapy - anything that comes to mind, including dreams, fantasies, presenting issues and even in-depth exploration of early experiences - to help understand the root causes to heal old or repressed emotional wounds.
I specialize in clients with relationship, self-esteem, anxiety, sex, body image and family dynamic challenges. The goal is understanding current feelings and difficulties and where they come from, to create new, positive interpersonal experiences and relationships. Often these feel impossible to conquer alone and I help clients unpack with an aim to resolve these issues.
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RP
I work holistically with a broad range of people, and write regularly on the blog page of my own website at www.dyadtherapy.com. My practice is based on psychodynamic therapy, which involves listening intently and without judgement. I'm also trained in CBT. I help you explore issues and help to make sense of what we find together, putting feelings and thoughts into helpful contexts and insights.
Waitlist for new clients
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDRII
I blend elements from the following traditions, to respond to my client's unique situation: psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma therapy, CBT, art therapy, and somatic experiencing.
Drawing on a wealth of experience, and on several traditions, I offer effective therapy that is tailored to my clients' needs. I bring to my work a non-judgemental, warm, and interactive style, which helps promote desired change. I work with adult individuals, couples, and adult families, on relationship issues, adjusting to separation, grief, traumatic loss, trauma and PTSD. I also work with work-life balance and burnout, unblocking creativity, anxiety and depression, and managing anger. In addition, I offer consultation services to clinicians.
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Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, DipTIRP, GHSC, GHR
I am a graduate psychotherapist with the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and I am a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
I have worked extensively with mind and emotions, energy, relationship mastery. I have 21 years of experience as a therapist and I am a person who is continuously growing and improving while supporting my clients to grow and improve. My area of expertise is connectedness, self and other awareness, relationship mastery. My work with people at its core promotes change and moving on with one's life, renewed vitality, gaining perspective, clarity and new certainties. Whatever your issue is, let me know so I can offer you help. As an RP, conveniently located for High Park, Roncesvalles, Parkdale and Bloor West Village, I offer one-to-one and couples' therapy to a diverse clientele in west-end Toronto. Areas of focus include relationships, self-esteem, emotion regulation, dealing with physical, mental or emotional abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, loss, grief, power-imbalance, understanding and coping with change, managing and resolving conflict, putting down roots as an immigrant, mindfulness, and more. I am also a Complimentary Therapist trained in the UK and I offer Skype sessions, world-wide.
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist in midtown Toronto. I incorporate mindfulness, psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy approaches to address a variety of life problems, including anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, life direction and couple counselling. I offer a safe therapeutic environment where insight and change are possible. I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds and walks of life and also offer psychotherapy in Spanish. I support individuals to make positive changes in their lives through insight, practical tools and by empowering individuals to reconnect with their own strengths. Please see www.anabodnar.com
Counsellor, DCTP, MTC
My training includes, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, (AEDP) Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, (MBCT) Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Everybody from an early age develops a 'story'. The story becomes an accumulation of everything that we experience. Made up of thoughts, emotions and feelings. All stories are similar, how we learn to live with our experiences makes our story unique. We learn to identify, believing that we are our story, creating situations and patterns in our lives that often become problematic. Psychotherapy is extremely beneficial if you are experiencing low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, loneliness, anger, forgiveness, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges and family struggles.
Dr. Kerris Oates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
My empathic, supportive approach is combined with both symptom-focused and deeper interventions (including those of a psychodynamic and attachment-based nature) and is uniquely tailored to best benefit each client's needs and goals.
I have a passion for helping people attain optimal mental health, thru improved coping with life stressors/experiences and also personal healing/growth. Basically, I want to help you (or your child) thrive! I have extensive training and experience with a broad range of issues and treatment modalities. I am certified with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical & Counselling Psychology (both assessment & treatment) for Adults, Couples, Adolescents and Children. My approach is tailored for each unique client and also allows for the integration of spiritual issues into therapy when appropriate and desired.
Registered Psychotherapist, Dip, TIRP, RP
I am a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
It is the normal experience of struggle and suffering that brings people to psychotherapy. You may feel that something in your life is not making sense or is not working. That may be a relationship, your reactions to life events, the past wounds of trauma that emerge, or other challenging experiences; it is all okay. Whatever it is that brings you in, I maintain that there is nothing “wrong” with you, that there is just something wrong for you. This perspective can seem completely foreign at first, however, it is the process of therapy that can shift the feeling of being “wrong” to an intuitive, felt sense that you are just right.
Registered Psychotherapist, MS(CP), PMD, RP
I am a passionate and dynamic Psychotherapist with over 12+ years experience in providing Psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. My work is inspired by eclectic approach in which I apply different therapeutic modalities based on the needs and best interest of my client. I predominantly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic , Solution Focussed approach in my practice.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RP
The modalities I use include ACT, IFS, talk therapy, somatic experiencing, Enneagram, Gestalt exercises, psychodynamic psychoanalysis, guided meditation, inner-child and energy work.
I work with adults who want freedom from negative patterns and who want to get to the root of repetitive reactivity and triggers. They want calm and peace. They want help with healthy boundaries, anxiety, self-worth, depression, life direction, co-dependency, communication, addiction, relationships (with self, the Divine, life partner, ex-partner, children, family, co-workers), emotional regulation, grief, loss/divorce, chronic pain, parenting, spiritual growth and psychedelic integration. Carrying the past makes current life difficult. Helping clients accept the past, learn from it and then let it go is what I love doing best.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
I use various types of therapy including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, psychodynamic /psychoanalytic therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and person-centred therapy.
Hi there, I am pleased that we have crossed paths. Whether you have stopped by because you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work-related stress, negative habits, or any other feelings or behaviours that are impacting your mental health and quality of life, my hope is that I can help you navigate through life’s challenges and to help you reach your goals. I provide a warm, non-judgmental, 2SLGBTQ+, and BIPOC safe space where people can be comfortable being their authentic selves as they share their stories.
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
I access different approaches in our work together, with my main lenses being relational, emotion-focused, psychodynamic and person-centered, within a trauma-informed framework.
Whether you’re looking to address something specific in the present, want to explore painful experiences in the past, want to gain perspective and understanding, or looking for a supportive space; I hope to be supportive of your path in therapy. As we connect, I believe in building a therapeutic relationship with you that is based on acceptance, curiosity, compassion and authenticity. We can gradually get in touch with what hurts, core emotions, foster a shared understanding of experiences and access your existing strengths, as we shift how we're connecting to both the hard and meaningful aspects of our lives, others & ourselves.
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