What is a Psychotherapist?

Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples, families and groups to help them overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues. Psychotherapists use personal treatment plans and a variety of non-medical-based treatments to help them solve specific problems; or to treat mood disorders such as depression, OCD and anxiety.

Using talk therapy, they provide insight and use psychotherapeutic interventions to change distressing patterns of cognitions or behaviours that contribute to mood, anxiety or other problems. Some examples of the different approaches psychotherapists use are behavioural therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and gestalt therapy. They commonly work in rehabilitation centres, multidisciplinary health clinics, psychological offices and in private practice. Although Psychotherapists may treat people with clinical diagnoses (e.g., Major Depression, OCD, General Anxiety Disorder) with psychotherapy (talk therapy), they are not licensed to provide a diagnosis or prescribe medication.

In Ontario, only members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) have the authority to identify themselves as Registered Psychotherapists (RPs).

At Fit for Life Wellness & Rehabilitation Centre, the Registered Psychotherapist areas of practice include, but not exclusive to the following:

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Assertive Communication
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent Issues
  • Conflicts with Employers and Peers
  • Couple/Marriage Counselling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Attacks
  • School-Related Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use and Addiction
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post Concussion Healing.

At Fit for Life Wellness & Rehabilitation Centre, our Registered Psychotherapist works virtually with clients.  In order to set up your first  appointment, please contact our clinic at 905.303.6223 and press 1 to speak to reception.