Therapeutic Approaches

With so many types of therapy, it can be confusing to understand what they are all about or to know what will help you. Sometimes clients come to me with a very specific idea of the type of therapy they want or think they want, and that is okay. Unfortunately, sometimes, it is not the right fit. It is good to be informed but also to keep an open mind to therapists' suggestions for treatment. 

The following provides links to several of the therapeutic approaches that may be used when engaged in counselling with me. Each of the following approaches to therapy can be used alone, however, most often they are integrated based on the needs of each individual. This is not an exhaustive list of psychotherapy modalities that may be used, it is intended to provide further information to assist you in understanding therapy. 



Motivational Interviewing

Supportive Psychotherapy

Trauma Focused


Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

Client Focus

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Infidelity

  • Life Transitions

  • Men's Issues

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Stress

  • Substance Use

  • Trauma and PTSD

Practice Location

Etobicoke, ON 


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