Psychodynamic Therapists in Downtown, Toronto, ON

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Fred Walter
Psychological Associate, MPsych
Verified
psychodynamic therapy) which can be used to treat various psychological diagnoses.
I use the art and science of psychological therapy to support the personal growth, well-being, and happiness of my clients. My approach is in-depth therapy and it involves us understanding you holistically as a unique individual. In your therapy, we aim to go beyond psychological symptoms and to pay close attention to the specific internal and external factors that drive your symptoms (or areas of personal concern).
(437) 747-6315 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5C
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Jazmine Juarez
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified
I provide counselling and interventions using Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Yoga+Mindfulness practices.
Are you looking to resolve personal or relational issues; looking to make changes in different areas of your life; facing difficult life choices; or simply seeking support or guidance at a stressful time in your life? If so, you have come to the right place. Collaboratively, we can work on the areas you are looking to strive in: personal development, relational growth (romantic, family, or peer relationships), and/or work-life balance.
(647) 691-4865 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5V
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Jess Erb
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DPsych
Verified
I work through the Psychodynamic framework.
If you are reading this, you have already made one of the bravest steps towards help and I commend you for taking this first step toward life-long change. One of the reasons I am passionate about my work is because I am blown away by the courage and resilience it takes to embark on therapy. I believe that psychotherapy is first and foremost about relationship – to be able to delve into even the scariest of topics with someone that you trust. Therefore, I do not believe in a ‘band-aid’ approach, but work to create lasting change by seeing how therapy, and our relationship, can acutally be a microcasm for changing your outside world.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5H
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Rachelle Tersigni
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified
I integrate mindfulness, compassion-focused, experiential and somatic approaches with narrative therapy, internal family systems, emotion focused and psychodynamic approaches.
A warm welcome. I am a student therapist working in my practicum under the supervision of Jess Erb at Centred Self. I work with teens 16+, adults and couples in all stages of life and from all identities with an integrated approach for issues such as anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, relationship, communication and attachment issues. I help individuals understand and change deep-rooted patterns that cause communication breakdowns and challenges, strained relationships, shame, self-doubt and insecurity.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5H
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Chris Vanderwees
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
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 explore often overlooked or unconscious parts of your experience, parts that may be underlying the distress that has brought you to therapy. Psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis allow for speaking what was priorly unspeakable, effecting insight, change, and relief from symptoms.
(289) 302-6403 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M4M
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Zoe Cohen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCSW
Verified
I draw from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotionally-focused approaches to cater to each client's unique needs.
With caring, compassion, and good humor, I can help you increase clarity into your personal values and goals, identify and change patterns that are holding you back, and make meaning from your experiences. I collaborate with you to ensure that we are effectively making strides to restoring a sense of balance. I provide Individual Therapy for Adolescents and Adults to treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Life and Career Transitions, Addiction, and Emotion Dysregulation. I have advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and have practiced in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings.
(437) 747-5570 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
Not accepting new clients
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Leah Keating
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
I integrate internal family systems therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and emotion-focused therapy.
Many people seek therapy to get through difficult experiences, develop more satisfying and authentic relationships, work on specific challenges, and increase self-awareness. Since 2013, I have supported clients seeking help with a variety of issues including coping with the aftermath of trauma, disordered eating, body image concerns, exploring sexuality and gender identity, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, overwhelming emotions, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(647) 493-4282 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
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Jade Roy-Boulet
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I am an integrative therapist and use psychodynamic , emotion-focused, cognitive behavioral, process oriented theories and mindfulness.
*Owner of Insight & Wellness Therapy Centre - Many of us have experienced life events that leave us feeling stuck. Therapy explores underlying emotions and beliefs, relational patterns, as well as promote coping skills to facilitate change, acceptance and freedom. I work collaboratively with you in a compassionate, understanding and safe environment to help you embrace aspects of yourself in a way that allows you to live freely. I work in a dynamic and innovative way to help you achieve your goals with a variety of approaches tailored to your individual and couple needs.
(647) 417-4770 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
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Jennifer Chu
Registered Social Worker, MC, RP(Q)
Verified
I draw upon psychodynamic theory, trauma-informed practices, attachment theory and solution-focussed therapy to form a personalized approach.
I believe that the most worthwhile challenges are those that we encounter within ourselves; ones that we may feel stuck in from time-to-time because they require us to face our greatest fears. Many people seek therapy because they are not sure how to move forward. My goal is to help you find solid ground, and also to discover the sense of freedom, joy, and equanimity that can come with greater self-knowledge and personal growth. I work with adults of all backgrounds on issues related to self-esteem, life transitions, occupational stress and burnout, depression, anxiety and grief.
(437) 747-8489 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
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Barbara J. Chiu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified
Letting go and moving forward is not easy. I can help. I provide an integrative psychodynamic approach focusing on the here and now, in a non-judgemental supportive space. I am passionate about the possibilities and impact psychotherapy can have on our lives. I will work alongside you, in a client-centred approach, and help you develop the skills you need. Our quality of life is a direct response to our emotional wellness. Anxiety, stress, burn out, over thinking, impact who we are and how we live our lives.
(647) 493-4208 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
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Anand Mark Jaggernauth
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
I draw from narrative therapy, strength & solutions, somatic, psychodynamic , positive psychology, emotion focused, CBT/DBT, mindfulness and compassion.
You will be welcomed into a safe and non-judgemental space where we will collaboratively explore the concerns that brings you to therapy at this time. My clinical experience includes working with clients who experience trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, grief, loss, uncertainty, life transitions, feeling stuck, difficulty understanding emotions, low self-esteem and confidence, identity, sense of self, self-care and other typical stressors in life. Within a therapeutic relationship we will co-create a space for healing, transformation and growth.
(437) 747-7842 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
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Stefanie Mathes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I borrow from psychodynamic and attachment based theories, appreciating the importance and impact of our earliest impressions and primary relationships.
I am a registered Psychotherapist with a MA in Psychology from McGill University. All of my services are directly supervised by a registered Psychologist who is an ongoing source of clinical guidance and feedback in my work. Research in the area of 'common factors' emphasizes the client-therapist relationship and factors that are unique to you and your life circumstances as important predictors for therapy success, and it informs my approach to support you in creating positive change. I meet clients non-judgmentally, and my approach is uniquely dynamic, collaborative, and solution-focused, with therapeutic presence and authenticity.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
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Ashlyn Fisher
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
She uses psychodynamic theory to curiously explore clients past experiences and relational needs in order to holistically understand the client's current functioning.
Ashlyn Fisher completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and obtained her Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Toronto. Ashlyn began her clinical practice working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds suffering from eating disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. During Ashlyn's internships, she acquired additional clinical experience providing one on one counselling to adults suffering from addictions and severe mental illnesses such as bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, and extreme depression and anxiety. Additionally, Ashlyn worked as a child and family therapist at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health where her focus was on assessment and intervention.
(844) 280-2462 x356 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5V
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Emma Hosey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified
I hope to provide each client with the support and guidance they are looking for through an individualized and collaborative approach. In a safe and non-judgmental space, I work from a strengths-based and trauma-informed framework. Although I value an integrative approach to therapy, I am drawn to a psychodynamic orientation, to explore the root of the issue at hand. Over the last six years, I've worked with a diverse demographic providing behavioural and psychological services to children, teens, and adults.
(437) 747-4809 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
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Wendy Squirell
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
Life can feel overwhelming at times. Uncertainty, unexpected challenges and self-doubt can weigh us down. Carrying such weight can cause us to experience fatigue, worry, sleepless nights, and unwanted behaviours, thoughts and emotions. What if some of that weight could be lifted. I offer compassionate care for people with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and trauma. Based on an integrative mix of both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, I endeavour to inspire compassionate self-understanding with an aim towards inner healing.
(437) 747-7094 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
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Katie Gosse
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Using a specialized psychodynamic approach, I'll help you access memories and emotions safely, which allows you to heal from your pain and live your life in freedom, joy, and peace.
As a Christian woman, it’s hard navigating your experiences of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Your pain and suffering makes you question “If God is good, then why hasn’t he healed me? Is there something wrong with me? Do I not have enough faith?” Maybe past painful experiences of abuse or neglect haunt you and you can’t seem to forgive and move on. Depression and anxiety feel out of your control leaving you scared and hopeless. You pray and pray and pray and it doesn’t stop. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before and it didn’t help as you hoped. You desire and need the peace promised in the bible but it feels so far away.
(226) 702-8693 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
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Dorothee Chopamba
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I work from a trauma-informed lens, incorporating evidence-based cognitive modalities with psychodynamic , solution-focused, and narrative therapy.
Does “unprecedented” somehow sum it up? We are living in truly unprecedented times where life can be confusing or feel like it’s a painstaking paddle through physical and mental quicksand. Are you feeling like you are under too much mental or emotional pressure? Do you feel stuck, stressed, anxious, lonely, empty or overwhelmed? Does it feel like you are the only one failing to cope more than others? What about your relationships? Do you and your partner have the same fights repeatedly? I can help you resolve these issues.
(647) 797-9169 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M4M
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Kusang Burgess
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
The approach I take is an integrative one and I draw upon person-centred, emotionally-focused, psychodynamic , CBT, ACT, and mindfulness techniques.
Do you suffer from overwhelming emotions, depression, or anxiety? Are you feeling adrift or disconnected in your relationships? I bring an open curiosity to your experiences – whatever those may be – and, working together, we can uncover and navigate the internal and external obstacles you face. My goal as your therapist is to create a genuine, empathetic relationship between you and I, through which healing and change can take place. I also see individuals as embedded in broader social contexts that shape how we think, feel, and behave, and which may be implicated in psychological and interpersonal problems.
(437) 747-6159 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5T
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Aisha Shah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified
I use an integrative approach from CBT, DBT, psychodynamic modalities, mindfulness and more.
I have always been curious about human behaviour and passionate about using that curiosity to help others. That curiosity led to building many meaningful connections. My goal is to connect with others, provide a safe place for discussions, and offer empathetic support without judgment. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I believe in the importance of empathy and building a strong connection with others. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in healing and growth.
(437) 747-5160 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
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Amy Manusov
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, CYT
Verified
My work draws on the humanistic, existential and psychodynamic traditions of Western psychology, and is grounded in the wisdom of Eastern philosophies, somatic work, mindfulness and meditation.
Suffering is an inherent part of the human experience. In the course of a lifetime, crises happen, unpredictable challenges arise, and in response we develop habit patterns that are often protective but also inhibit our growth and freedom. Therapy will help clear the path so that you can see a way forward. I walk that path with you and provide a container for self-exploration and inquiry. I work with mood disturbances, trauma, attachment issues, self-esteem, and spiritual emergence. Depth therapy is a journey that will take you into yourself and lead you back to yourself while being witnessed by a safe, compassionate presence.
(647) 492-7296 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5J
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Psychodynamic Counsellors
Psychodynamic therapy in Downtown, Toronto, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.