Psychotherapy For Individuals In Downtown Toronto
Most of us are used to getting things right. When emotional or relationship problems hit it can feel destabilizing. The good news is that there is a field of professionals whose job it is to facilitate growth through these painful periods. My practice focuses on Toronto professionals and executives.
Psychotherapy helps by:
To determine if we are a good fit, we can have either a phone or in-person meeting to talk about what you are looking for and to get to know each other. There is no charge for this half hour consultation.
In this consultation, if we decide to work together, we will determine a regular weekly time for your appointment.
In our first regular session I will have a lot of questions. I will want to hear what has brought you to therapy in detail. And I will have questions about your past experiences and your life right now.
During the first few sessions we tend to get the lay of the land. How you and I will work together, what the problems are, how they might be addressed.
From there, you and I work together towards your goals. You come to the session and we start where you are on that particular day. Whatever is on your mind - that is where we start. You will find that we get where we need to go by following your lead.
The starting point for therapy as I practice it is relational. You and me working together. As we get to know each other we can use many different tools from my training including:
I am a big proponent of open and honest conversation and welcome your thoughts and feelings about the process at anytime.
Therapy can take anywhere from one session to years of work. The length isn't about how troubled you are - the length depends only on how deeply you want to work. You are always the person who choses what needs to be explored and to what depth. I will provide feedback about the process when you ask.
Together, we’ll figure it out.
Types of people I work with
I work with a wide range of people - I have clients in healthcare, the arts, academia, law, and business. My clients range from their early twenties up into their 60's. My practice is evenly divided between women and men.
Although my practice contains a wide range of people and I enjoy the diversity, I often attract high achievers or "Type A" people.
Professionals of all sorts have pushed hard in life to get to where they are. When emotional difficulties arise, therapy can be extremely effective at helping to readjust to new circumstances or figure out a new course.
IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT MARKS HUMAN EXISTENCE, IT IS THE PRESENCE OF STRUGGLE AND HARDSHIPBy themselves, they are already difficult, but the experience of isolation in the midst of it makes it even harder. Facing struggle and hardships alone is so difficult.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
The cycle of isolation can be broken, and therapy can help. For many, therapy has been used as time away from chaotic lives to sort out what they feel and need, and to find ways to act in support of them.
Individual psychotherapy can be used to:
The approach that I use with my clients is built on Emotion-Focused Therapy, an empirically validated approach to psychotherapy. I also integrate other ideas around family systems theory, attachment theory and narrative therapy. For more information about this, please click here.
ISSUES THAT PEOPLE SEEK PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR:contact me by email.