A group psychotherapy practice in Toronto
Our Toronto practice consists of a group of professional psychotherapists who work together to help serve our clients. We have training and experience that enables us to work with an in-depth understanding of the mind and individual development. This helps us to get to know our clients as individuals and to form an impression of what might be underlying the psychological symptoms that they are experiencing.
The therapists in our Toronto psychotherapy practice work collaboratively both during our intake process and throughout treatment in order to help ensure that the services we provide to our clients are as effective as possible.
Issues and concerns that we treat
While some of our psychotherapists have special interests or areas of expertise, we are generalists who treat clients with a wide range of presenting concerns. Some of the most common issues that we see are listed on our services page.
Self-referrals to The Psychotherapy Practice Toronto
We do the best we can to minimize the wait for new Toronto clients seeking psychotherapy. Self-referring clients will be contacted by phone by one of our psychotherapists as soon as possible after contacting us to discuss treatment options. Should the client decide to begin psychotherapy, our goal is to arrange an initial in-person meeting within 1-2 weeks.
Physician referrals to The Psychotherapy Practice Toronto
We liaise with general practitioners and psychiatrists in the Greater Toronto Area, and are currently accepting referrals. We provide individualized short- and long-term psychotherapy that is grounded in ongoing research in the psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural traditions.
We aim to work collaboratively with physicians in order to best meet the needs of patients, and regularly see patients taking psychotropic medications.
Costs of psychotherapy: Toronto
Our psychotherapy services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), which means that patients pay out-of-pocket. This is standard in Toronto and the rest of the province for non-physician psychotherapists. Clients may be eligible for reimbursement of some psychotherapy fees from extended health plans, but should check ahead of time see whether their plan will cover our services.
Therapy may be viewed as an investment in oneself, and engaging in thorough therapeutic processes that last beyond a few sessions almost always requires some financial investment.
Our fees for therapy are within the range of psychotherapy services in the GTA. We reserve some reduced fee/sliding scale places for clients who would currently struggle to pay the regular fee.
Toronto psychotherapy practice: sessions
We offer individual and couples psychotherapy sessions. Clients are typically provided with dedicated weekly times for therapy sessions. In some cases, therapy via telephone and/or Skype may be possible.
Psychotherapy Toronto: treatment options
Clients in Toronto have access to a wide range of treatment options through various clinics in the city and therapists in private practice. Many of those practicing psychotherapy in Toronto have received their training at one of the city’s many psychotherapy institutes or training programs. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult for a client seeking psychotherapy to decide which treatment approach to seek out.
While we do not believe that there is a single “right” way to do psychotherapy, our psychotherapists practice from a psychodynamic perspective. We believe in the efficacy of our approach, and we also believe in the importance of continuing to develop our knowledge of psychodynamic therapy and of remaining up to date on current research.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on underlying causes of symptoms and difficulties a person might face in life. It carefully attends to the inner conflicts that people experience, as well as to the relationship patterns that shape a person’s life in order to make room for lasting solutions. We also draw on other widely used forms of therapy including cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical-behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.