Welcome. My hope is that you will find this website useful and informative. I provide psychotherapy services to adults in the Greater Toronto area.
In your search for a psychotherapist you may be confused over the number of different practitioners who can practice psychotherapy. I hope this site makes the search easier for you. In Ontario the act of psychotherapy is now restricted or proclaimed by law (as of December 2017). However, there are six provincially regulated colleges whose members may practice psychotherapy. These six colleges are:
- College of Nurses of Ontario (C.N.O.)
- College of Occupational Therapists (C.O.T.O.)
- College of Psychologists of Ontario (C.P.O.)
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (C.P.S.O.)
- College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (C.R.P.O.)
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (O.C.S.W.S.S.W.)
The members of each college must meet the competency requirements of their college and follow the psychotherapy regulations, policies, standards of practice, and ethics as set out by their respective colleges in order to practice the act of psychotherapy. To see if a psychotherapist is a member of any of the colleges you can visit the college website and search their membership list. I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (C.R.P.O.).
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment between a couple, group, or an individual and the psychotherapist to address a person’s concerns and to decide on the goals to work on in therapy. Therapy goals and outcomes may include such things as: improving one’s quality of life, coping skills, or interpersonal relationships; increasing a person’s adaptability to life changes; reduce stresses; and to understand themselves better. I have a client-focused eclectic approach to psychotherapy which means that I incorporate various therapeutic principles and philosophies in psychotherapy to tailor treatment to the meet the client’s needs.
If you have any questions or want more information on the services that I provide, please contact me by phone or by using the contact form provided.