Toronto Psychotherapy

 

Thank you for visiting the Alliance Psychotherapy website. I invite you to browse this website for insightful and valuable information.  My goal is to help you understand how therapy might benefit you or someone you care about.

It is important to understand what factors interfere with your happiness, individuality, and autonomy, ultimately affecting your mental and physical well-being. Most people underestimate the importance of knowing and mastering one’s mind.  Learn how to use your mind to change your brain.

As an integrative Toronto Psychotherapist I take into consideration your emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social, and physiological systems.  I incorporate various therapeutic modalities and current research in developmental psychology, behavioural and cognitive sciences, psychiatry, neuroscience, and medicine to name a few.

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Anxiety

Anxiety, if not monitored, can become a crippling pathologic disorder…

Depression 

By understanding what underpins your depression you can begin to regain control of your life...

Trauma

Trauma plays a central role in anxiety, depression, insomnia, and relationship difficulties...

PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ANXIETY

As an experienced compassionate Toronto Anxiety Therapist my intention is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those I work with.

If you are struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, social isolation, and/or self-esteem issues be aware that there are effective treatments.  Understanding what underpins your anxiety will help you manage symptoms.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

Depression affects motivation, function, relationships, social activities, and many other aspects of your life.

As a caring Toronto Depression Therapist I will help you recognize the various factors that contribute to your depression and help you deal effectively with the psychological, and behavioural causes.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR TRAUMA

Various factors may influence or cause PTSD symptoms such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship difficulties, and trust issues.

As an empathic and attentive Toronto PTSD Therapist I have worked with many individuals who have suffered trauma in their childhood, adolescence or adult life. Prevent the past from interfering with your life.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE

Individuals with a history of child sexual abuse are prone to develop anxiety disorders, depression, problems with identity, and PTSD.  

Dealing with the long-term effects of abuse can help you gain a healthy sense of self affecting you socially and professionally.

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BREAK-UP OR DIVORCE PSYCHOTHERAPY

The ending of a relationship whether you have been dating or married is devastating.  The relationship has defined you for months or years.

You will find it difficult to function, eat, or sleep.  Psychotherapy will help you recover.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR OCD

Individuals with OCD are often plagued by persistent unwelcome thoughts.  Others are held hostage to repetitive rituals like obsessive cleaning and checking behaviours. 

Depression and anxiety often accompany OCD.  If untreated OCD can interfere with relationships, home life, and career.

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How Psychotherapy Promotes Change

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Our early experiences shape our personality traits and the lens through which we see ourselves and the world. Individuals are often unaware of the many factors that influence their thoughts, emotions, reactions, and behaviours. 

Therapy can help you identify and manage self-sabotaging processes.

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Psychotherapy and Medication 

Even if your physician has prescribed medication, psychotherapy is a very effective adjunct to pharmacotherapy.  Identification of stressors, understanding one’s personality style, developing coping and management skills, is vital for sound mental and physical health.

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Therapeutic Match Critical to Treatment Outcomes

Research indicates the importance of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist leading to positive treatment outcomes. A good therapeutic partnership permits us to work together to identify, manage, and ultimately overcome difficulties, and eliminate symptoms.

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NEUROPLASTICITY

Neuroplasticity is a term used to refer to the brain’s ability for change. The brain is a remarkably adaptive organ that can create new nerve cells under specialized conditions, such as psychotherapy, or in response to one’s environment. 

I will assist you in expanding your knowledge as to how your brain functions.  Learn what is adaptive and maladaptive in your operating systems.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADHD

Inattention, impulsivity, boredom, difficulty planning are some of the symptoms you may have. Many high-functioning individuals with ADD may harbor feelings of poor self-worth.

Procrastination is common. ADHD can affect job performance, romantic relationships, and finances.  Psychotherapy can help you develop better coping mechanisms and correct maladaptive behaviours.

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

Create new thinking patterns, and ways of behaving that promote resiliency, strength and contentment.  Learn more productive ways to deal with various problems, and/or heal from past traumas.

Understand how past conditioning interferes with your current life.  You can develop better coping strategies to deal with anxiety, depression, and other negative influencing factors.

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Essential Facts About

The Brain

The brain has approximately 86 billion nerve cells and weighs around 3 lbs. The brain monitors and regulates the body’s actions and reactions.
From the moment we are born, other human beings are the most significant element in our environment influencing our nervous system.

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The Mind

The mind is thought to be the seat of perception, thinking, believing, imagining, remembering, hoping, judging, analyzing, evaluating, reasoning, etc. The mind is not a physical object. It cannot be seen with the eyes, nor can it be photographed or repaired by surgery.

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Attention and ADHD

Your attentional system permits you to focus on information that is important to you and tune out information and sensations that are irrelevant. Attention is an element of our biology, present at birth. Individuals with ADHD may experience distractibility, impulsivity, restlessness.

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Neuroplasticity and Psychotherapy

I chose to write about “Neuroplasticity and Psychotherapy” because as an experienced Toronto psychotherapist  and a …

Toronto Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety Therapy

I have decided to write about the benefits of psychotherapy for anxiety to offer hope for those suffering from this debilitating …

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