My extensive and diversified educational background, as well as 10 years of professional experience where I was able to practice many forms of psychotherapy with different individuals and groups, affords me the opportunity to work with of the full age-range of individuals who present with a wide variety of challenges and diagnoses. The Toronto therapy services I provide include best adult therapy, teen therapy, Play Therapy – therapy for children, family therapy, marriage counseling and couples counseling, and autism therapy.
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy where 2 or more family members meet with a psychotherapist to treat and discuss problems that are found within the family relationships themselves as opposed to residing only within one person. While personal limitations in all family members may contribute to family problems, the emphasis in family therapy is on improving communication, stopping escalating anger and arguments, and fostering greater understanding, love, and emotional and physical intimacy. Therapy for children, teen therapy, adult therapy, and marriage counselling all may include some family therapy sessions depending on the needs of the individual situation.
Marriage counselling is a type of therapy where the therapist meets with a married couple for the purpose of treating a chronic or short-term problem that is blocking the happiness in their relationship. Sometimes marriage counselling can supplement or evolve out of adult therapy if it seems that communication in the marriage is consistently distant or destructive.
Couples counselling is a branch of Toronto therapy where any couple, married or not, seek the help of a psychotherapist for the purpose of improving communication and stopping toxic or destructive communication patterns.
Adult therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the individual adult (21 yrs +) in one-on-one treatment for the purpose of discussing and treating a wide variety of mental and emotional problems, including Attention Deficit Disorder, depression, anxiety, and relationship and work challenges..
Teen therapy is Toronto therapy intended for adolescent children aged 12 to 21 years of age who may be struggling with a wide variety of problems, including depression, suicidality, addiction to drugs or video games, school underachievement, gay and lesbian issues, and so on. It can sometimes be difficult to encourage the teenager to seek out professional help, as teens are naturally more independent and resistant to leaning on someone for assistance. Please contact me today for advice if your teenaged child is resisting the idea of psychotherapy.
Therapy for Children
Therapy for children is Toronto therapy for kids starting from infancy to pre-adolescence (newborn to 11 years of age). Many people are surprised to know that infants and toddlers can struggle with almost any issue an adult can face, including anxiety, depression, anger and aggression, and so on, and early intervention with a struggling child under 3 years old is often faster and more effective than waiting until the child ages to initiate help. The younger the better! Parent-child psychotherapy is a form of Toronto therapy used with young children where the parent or parents are included in the treatment – this is similar to family therapy but focuses on the parent(s) relationship to their growing child.
Autism therapy is a form of therapy that treats children who show features or have been diagnosed with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Most parents of autistic children have been shielded from the fact that play therapy is one of the effective forms of therapy for children with autism, and I have successfully treated several children with Autism who no longer met the criteria for that diagnoses when the therapy ended. Again, the younger the child is at the time of referral, the more effective the treatment, although I have worked successfully with autistic teenagers who had received no previous psychotherapy.