The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) describes psychotherapy as primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning.
The process of psychotherapy may bring up uncomfortable inner experiences (thoughts and feelings such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, pain, helplessness). In short you may feel worse before you feel better. However, psychotherapy may increase your tolerance for such experiences, or lead to their reduction. Psychotherapy may also lead to greater personal insight, improved interpersonal relationships, new skills for managing stress, and solutions to problems.
Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life. If you are experiencing distress or dissatisfaction in any area of your life, or are undergoing a life transition, it may be helpful to speak with a therapist.
After sending a request for an appointment, you will be contacted to schedule a brief phone call (about 15 minutes long) to discuss your therapy needs, availability, fees, insurance coverage, etc. We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 48 hours.