Maria Desmoctt


Maria Desmoctt,
Registered Psychotherapist

Maria is a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO and has been practicing for 14 years. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree, is a Clinical Traumatologist (TITC-CT) and has a diploma in anti-oppressive therapy. Maria is an experienced therapist who has worked with a broad range of clients throughout her career including children, youth, adults and families. Her experience includes providing counselling through a Toronto based non-profit, providing couples and family therapy, working individually with homeless youth, assisting in family reconnection and providing play therapy for children.


Maria is integrative and uses modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness and play therapy. Maria is capable and experienced in providing therapy for a wide range of issues, not limited to substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, work related stress, parenting, child and adolescent issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, pregnancy and postpartum, and trauma. Maria is able to provide therapy in both English and Spanish. If you are looking for psychotherapy in Toronto reach out for a consult.


Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Art Therapy

  • CBT

  • Compassion Focused

  • DBT

  • Cognitive Behavioural

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)

  • Gestalt

  • Humanistic

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centred

  • Play Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma-Focused

Client Focus

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety


  • Anger Management

  • Child/Adolescent

  • Chronic Pain

  • Coping Skills

  • Couples/Marriage Counselling

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Personality Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Stress

  • Substance Use

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD


Maria has flexible availability offering day-time, evenings and weekend appointments.

Maria is currently taking on new clients!

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