Psychodynamic Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ONSee all counsellors in Central Toronto, Toronto
Counsellor, PhD, RCC, CCC
My overriding clinical orientation honours the mindbody connection, neurobiology, somatic, experiential, psychodynamic , existential-humanistic approaches, and the bio-psycho-socio-spiritual nature of our lives.
Recovery from pain is possible. Let's start together from understanding YOUR pain and creating a path to wellness that is unique for YOU. I am fascinated by the brain and body connection and the immense possibilities that arise when we open ourselves to learning and understanding how various psychoneurobiological mechanisms work, how our environments and circumstances have shaped us and continue to do so, and how we can harness the power of that understanding towards change. Studies indicate that many chronic pain conditions are often not the result of structural causes, but of psychoneurobiological processes that can be reversed.
Registered Social Worker, BSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Having an opportunity to explore your concerns, needs, and goals with a trained mental health professional can make a huge difference in your well-being. Having a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings is important for your therapeutic progress. In my practice, I use a client-centered, trauma-informed framework with clients. I work from a psychodynamic lens, often exploring earlier experiences as those play a large role in our adult lives. I can support you to navigate the connections between your thoughts, feelings, and actions. I will teach you skills to manage your day-to-day, and together we can solution build!
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, RPQ
Deciding to reach for support is a sign of personal strength and I have deep respect for you to have the courage to seek help. My approach is integrative and my scope of practice includes a range of different therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Psychodynamic . I am keen to refine a practice which is anti-oppressive, sex positive and rooted in harm reduction lens of work.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, but I integrate a variety of modalities to best fit your needs, including strength-based, somatic, person-centered, parts work, and mindfulness.
If you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or a disconnect from yourself or others, you do not have to go through it alone. Starting therapy can be a powerful step towards changing your life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who works from a trauma-informed perspective. I bring compassion and understanding to each session. I work to ensure that a safe and comfortable space is created, so you can explore your emotions and thoughts.
Gulneet Mand, Aasra Therapy & Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Bsc, DipPsyc
I have experience working with clients helping them navigate their feelings around stress, anxiety, relationships and cultural differences using the psychodynamic approach.
If you feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and feel that no one around you seems to understand, you are not alone. It can be very challenging to navigate day to day life while trying to make sense of this anxiety and stress. Many changes including breaking up, divorce, job loss, death of a loved one can lead to feeling lost or stuck. Trying to balance two cultures where on one side is your family's expectations and on the other side is western world's norms around dating, relationships and work can cause confusion around identity and self worth.
Not accepting new clients
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
I work primarily from a psychodynamic orientation and integrate aspects of mindfulness when helpful.
“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." - Yoda. Welcome to my profile, and congratulations on starting the first part of your process by looking for someone to help you move forward. A good client-therapist fit is essential for opening up. So I urge you to please click on the Website link so you can get a better feel for my tone and approach. I come from a strong academic and training background, but therapy isn't as clinical feeling as you may imagine. My clients frequently remark on how opening up is much more comfortable than they anticipated.
Ayasha Mayr Handel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Approaches: somatic, Sensorimotor, animal assisted, mindfulness, polyvagal/neurobiological, attachment-based, relational, psychodynamic , existential, ecological, feminist.
I am an unapologetic autistic, disabled social worker and trauma therapist. I work collaboratively with autistic/neurodivergent individuals, families, professionals and leaders, providing non-violent, disability/racial/gender justice based healing support. Healing supports are attuned, holistic, depathologizing and decolonizing; reconnecting with self, community and culture. Our neurotypes do not need “treatment”, and our problems are not the result of “social skills deficits”. Deep healing and liberation come through challenging neurodisablist and sanist systems and finding pathways back to our embodied wisdom, power and JOY!
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW RSW
The integrative healing approach is ideal for those seeking to heal and evolve. Traditional psychotherapeutic techniques are integrated with spiritual, energetic, and soul based insight. Psychodynamic , emotion-focused, somatic, transpersonal, narrative, trauma-informed, energy psychology, IFS, vibrational medicine, approaches and techniques are included.
Dr. Karen Dinsmore
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
This emotion-focused, process-oriented, psychodynamic approach works towards lasting change efficiently by collaboratively combating unhelpful patterns and addressing core underlying emotions.
You are likely on this website because there is some aspect of your life that you are hoping to change. Perhaps you have experienced a history of unstable mood, depression, anxiety, or self-defeating behaviours. You might have tried to cope in ways that do not seem to work, or learn skills but they don't seem to stick, and somehow always end back in a place you don't want to be. If you feel that you have suffered for long enough and you have a strong desire to change the patterns that get you stuck, and process and heal from your core emotional struggle we can work together to make the changes necessary to help you move forward.
Carla Ribeiro - CaRib Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA, RP, CCC
My influences include feminist therapy, psychodynamic , person centred and experiential approaches, as well as mindfulness based practices.
I offer counselling/ psychotherapy services that meet you where you are. If you are looking for support to face some of your life's challenges or to live a more satisfying life, I may be able to help.My work is guided by the following key principles: we all possess a natural tendency toward growth and healing; counselling/psychotherapy is a collaborative process, with the client directing the process; we are all so much more than the worst thing we have ever done.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Using a variety of clinical approaches from Psychodynamic , Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, and Narrative Therapies, I am better able to tailor therapeutic services for individuals and couples presenting a variety of life challenges.
I provide counselling and therapy services to adolescents, adults, and seniors. As a person who has been deaf since early childhood, I have learned to speak and hear through the benefits of technology, including the cochlear implant. I am uniquely qualified to work with clients who identify as a person with a disability. As a person with a disability, I identify with life challenges and role model resilience, compassion, perseverance and hope. I am inclusive of all cultures, faiths, gender identities and sexual orientations.
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Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, GC, RP
My theoretical approach to psychotherapy is a complementary blend of psychodynamic and systemic theories.
I am glad you have made the decision to seek therapy to make changes in your life. I would be happy to work together to help you accomplish your goals. I am experienced in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I frequently work with individuals from the LGBTQ+ communities. In my private practice, I see adults in individual psychotherapy. J'offre également mes services professionnels en français.
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
My clinical focus incorporates elements of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Whether you are experiencing recent difficulties or a long-standing challenge, therapy is an opportunity for new discoveries, healing, and self-growth. My approach to client care aims to support emotional healing, empowerment, and to cultivate a greater sense of purpose and connection in life.
Barbara J. Chiu
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, ACC
As a therapist trained in Existential Integrative psychotherapy; I offer a client- centred, humanistic approach to psychotherapy. In addition I incorporate a psychodynamic method which explores your personal experience and values, combined with a humanistic approach that supports your strengths and goals towards self actualization. No matter were you are right now, I know having someone to talk to helps us process challenges and recognize our potential.
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, PACT ce
Lee works with individuals and couples on a wide range of personal issues and relationship conflicts. Lee's draws from a variety of psycho-therapeutic understandings, including psychodynamic , attachment theory, and contemporary concepts of psycho- and neurobiology. Education and training in various approaches allows Lee to put the specific needs and issues of the individual client first rather than fitting the client into a specific framework. Lee is an interactive therapist. Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT certified )(Stan Tatkin)
Dip, MA, BA
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a humanistic mental health counsellor. Do you feel like things aren't the way you thought they would be? Are you feeling stuck or misunderstood? I offer talking therapy towards helping you shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Whether it's your career, your relationships, or anything else that's important to you. I practice under a multicultural and multilingual perspective respecting the individual experience of otherness.
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS
From surviving to thriving: I passionately and unconditionally inspire you to explore your inner world, so that you can discover and convey YOUR uniqueness and potential to your life.
Steve Schklar Psychotherapy & Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CGP
Any of us may become scared or frustrated by events in our lives. Sometimes parts of our lives just don't seem to be working out. We may become unhappy and come to an impasse. It is inevitable that we come face to face with a crisis of illness or loss. Some may have experienced a relationship breakdown or disturbing dreams and memories. Any one of these can make life seem overwhelming. Even when we find the courage to admit what's happening, those closest to us are not equipped to help us. At these times it is often helpful to talk with a therapist
Not accepting new clients
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
I foster a safe refuge where you can begin to unpack your lived experiences free from judgment. While honouring your story, I offer support in exploring what is working and what is deterring you from where you would like to be. In doing so, pathways can be created to explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, gain greater insight, and communicate your needs and boundaries with others. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed/focused, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and draws from intersectional feminist theory. I integrate mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, neuroscience, and mind/body approaches.
Waitlist for new clients
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
I value anti-oppressive, person-centered approaches to therapy & believe the relationship is at the core of your process. I currently support folks 16 years old & above. With sharing the therapeutic space, I aim to provide space to be wholeheartedly yourself. I take a strengths-based, collaborative approach in working toward your therapeutic goals. I recognize the gaps in mental health care that 2SLGBTQ+ folks face (regardless of folks whom are out to everyone, out to some, not out at all, don’t want to come out, questioning etc.) and aim to ensure folks are able to unapologetically be themselves.
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