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Finding the right psychotherapist and the most effective form of psychotherapy for your problems is essential for change. Coming to see a professional like myself should be an informed decision. As a seasoned and sensitive therapist I have compiled information on a variety of topics that I hope will be helpful to you.
As you comb the internet looking for a suitable psychotherapist I would like you to consider a number of things. The websites that you visit will tell you something of the psychotherapist. Consider whether you find the website informative and does the website evoke a sense of trust. Is the provider experienced in the area that you seek treatment? Are you reading new information that is relevant to you or a repetition of what you already know? I will compassionately work with you to bring new insights and helpful information that will foster change.
The therapeutic relationship is very significant and can affect therapeutic outcomes. Research on The Relationship Between the Therapeutic Alliance and Treatment Outcomes
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Having a good therapeutic relationship is essential as it will affect how comfortable and safe you will feel and how much you will disclose. Feeling understood and at ease will influence how therapy will flow and progress. The welcoming atmosphere at Alliance Psychotherapy will put you at ease. Should you arrive early there is a private waiting room with a variety of teas, cold distilled water, and plenty of interesting reading material.
I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. As a sensitive, knowledgeable, and experienced psychotherapist in Toronto, I work with individuals to attain a better quality of life. Gaining insights into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours will assist you in understanding yourself and others.
The brain is the most complex and remarkable organ in the human body. Current medical and scientific research inform how I work. Just as no two individuals are alike, no two brains are alike. I offer personalized treatments tailored to your specific needs.
To inquire about booking your first appointment, I suggest phoning me because you will feel more and get a sense about me in a phone conversation. Your feelings towards me will inform you if there may be a therapeutic match. When you make your initial phone call to inquire about my services ask yourself whether our conversation elicits a sense of comfort, hope, and confidence? Trust your own reactions.
The Alliance Psychotherapy Mission
- To make you feel valued as an individual
- To understand what your goals are in therapy
- To make you feel comfortable
- To help you foster trust in the psychotherapy process
- To help you feel a rapport with me
Consider your initial free consultation with me to be an informational interview. I would suggest spending part of the session asking questions to get a general idea of how I would approach your problems.
The brain is always changing and you can learn how to create positive change. The brain is no longer seen as hardwired. I utilize current concepts to promote self-directed neuroplasticity.
My goal in our work together would involve making you more transparent to yourself thus having greater mastery over yourself. Your brain is the centre of observation, interpretation, thoughts, pain, emotions, and behaviours.
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself throughout life. Self-directed neuroplasticity is the work that we will do helping your brain become more adaptive in serving you. Making good choices today will prevent regrets later.
I predominately work with psychodynamic theory and cognitive theory as research demonstrates the efficacy of both. I also incorporate information gained from the behavioural sciences, neuroscience, developmental psychology, social science, psychiatry, biology, evolutionary psychology, and medicine to name a few. This diverse knowledge will help you understand yourself and your development more thoroughly helping you gain a greater quality of life.
Please read more on “The Effectiveness of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.”
I work with many people suffering from debilitating anxiety, insomnia, depression, difficulties at work, romantic problems, break-ups, and dissatisfaction with how one manages their life. There are effective treatments. You can learn to identify, manage and ultimately overcome difficulties, diminish or eliminate symptoms, and expand your options in life leading to greater happiness.
Therapy including stress management can teach you the tools to better control stressful situations. Managing stress is all about taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your environment, and the way you deal with problems plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. Research on Brain Changes in Patients with Depression
Why Choose Alliance
- Conveniently located
- Affordable rates
- Located on a TTC route
- Plenty of parking
- Evening and weekend hours
- Comfortable waiting room. Some therapists do not provide a waiting room should you arrive early.
- Phone sessions for those with geographical or other obstacles to in-office appointments
Toronto Psychotherapy for Medical Issues
As a compassionate, experienced Toronto Psychotherapist, I have worked with individuals struggling with psychological symptoms associated with a cancer, cardiac, and other types of medical diagnoses, and treatment.
Spouses, children, and parents of patients also suffer and would benefit from psychotherapy. This is a very difficult time for all and it is not uncommon to experience sadness, anger, depression, anxiety, fear, and other psychological symptoms.
Your emotional state can also affect your level of self-care, relationships, sleep, and decision-making. Depression and anxiety can impact treat
ment and healing. Our work would be an essential adjunct to medical treatment to reduce psychological suffering. Therapy isn’t just for mental health issues anymore. Please read the following research, Systematic Review of Psychological Therapies for Cancer Patients
Therapy isn’t just for mental health issues anymore. It is a complimentary treatment for certain physical health conditions. Your thoughts and health are intimately connected.
Toronto Psychotherapy for Fertility Issues
The inability to conceive children is experienced by individuals and couples as a stressful and often heartbreaking situation. Many women and men experience emotional suffering as a result of failure to conceive. For many couples, their infertility becomes a focal point. When conception does not occur easily, couples can become confused and angry. For some, it is difficult to view the current crisis as temporary.
Most health care providers underestimate the negative psychological impact of infertility or the possibility of infertility. Women can often feel jealous and envious when learning of other women’s pregnancies and it is difficult being in the presence of others who have infants. Often women hide their distress from health care providers because they are self-conscious, and afraid of being criticized. A diminished sense of worth can develop and self-esteem can become damaged.
Those individuals who seek treatment also feel an all-consuming preoccupation with tests and treatment and can find these procedures invasive and humiliating. Fertility drugs can cause mood disturbances depression, fatigue, nervousness, insomnia, headaches and nausea. When IVF treatments fail it is not uncommon for individuals to report symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger and isolation. If you are having difficulty conceiving or receiving infertility treatment psychotherapy may be very beneficial to you. I have sensitively worked with individuals during this very difficult period.