Counselling and Therapy Toronto FAQ
A Personalized Approach to Solving Your Challenges Quickly and Effectively
That is my promise to you.
No two people are alike – you are unique. I do not provide a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Todd is trained in a multiple of techniques and approaches to address and awaken solutions that help make counselling and therapy WORK for YOU – Quickly and Effectively!
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What is Psychotherapeutic Coaching?
Psychotherapeutic Coaching is a unique, practical and powerful approach to help you resolve challenges in your life.
Integrating the practical approach of coaching with a large range of psychotherapeutic modialities we can craft change through an approach that makes sense to how you think, and how you become your best.
What type of issues and clients do you work with?
I recognize that it takes a great deal of courage and effort to even consider hiring a therapist, counselor, or coach. You have decided to make a profound investment in yourself. Perhaps it is because you are struggling with some of life’s challenges; relationship difficulties, career changes, depression, marriage problems, anxiety attacks or panic attacks, or are simply ready to create a life of which you are proud. Perhaps you have finally asked yourself, “What kind of legacy am I leaving in this world for my friends and family?” Maybe you are in a relationship and considering marriage and counselling, or a long-term commitment and want to learn practical skills to help ensure your long-term success. My goal is to create a plan with you to overcome your challenges and make the changes in your life that you wish to achieve.
My clients come from all walks of life. Many are just your average person seeking a happier existence. Some are high powered business people negotiating the stress of a corporate life. Others are in relationship and experiencing a few bumps along the road. One or both of the couple may seek counselling. Some clients are suffering from depression, anxiety or panic attacks, or various degrees of agoraphobia. Others have been struggling with their sexuality or gender identification. A few clients are seeking ways to integrate their spirituality with the practical demands of a modern world.
Students, businesspeople, homemakers, community leaders, couples, lone rangers, and entertainers, they all have found a place with me to create better and more powerful lives!
How do I find the one therapist who best can help?
I personally faced and needed to overcome some incredibly difficult and painful issues and events in my life. I wanted change. And I wanted change fast.
Ultimately, after great expense in both time and money I worked with a number of multitalented, wise, and profoundly helpful people with various skills and techniques.
So why should I choose you?
Many if not all of these approaches are helpful and valid for certain people. So how do you find the right “fit?” I believe it is very rare that only one type of therapy or counselling will provide the solution to your problem.
This is why over the last 30 years I have studied extensively, and learned from some of the wisest, most effective, and some of the most unique therapists and counselors across North America. In the time that you and I spend together I offer you these years of education, and the profound wisdom and learnings others have provided me, to help you move through your challenges and create the life you were born to live.
When we design a plan for you I will draw from over a dozen therapeutic approaches in order to create the best and most powerful opportunity for you to achieve the greatest change, and your highest goals, in the shortest amount of time.
Now it is both my turn, and my calling, to use these decades of experience to help you.
How long will this take?
What can I expect?
In our first meeting we will strategize about various methods and approaches which will best suit your life, your experiences, and your goals.
Watch this short video – Todd teaches psychotherapy and this is a short excerpt from one of his classses:
Where do my sessions take place?
All session are provided virtually in a secure easy to use video chat format. Exceptional circumstances? I can arrange a hospital or in-home visit.
What if I don’t live in Toronto?
I offer online counselling via a secure end-to-end encrypted video service (like SKYPE or Zoom). For purposes of psychotherapy, you must provide your Ontario residential address.
I noticed you also do weddings and premarital counselling. Does this mean your counselling is spiritual or religious?
In a word, “no.” I am licensed to perform weddings in the Province of Ontario. I hold a graduate degree from Berkeley, one of the world’s best and most diverse theological universities. My primary focus was counselling. I deeply believe that to support you we must work together and we must do so with a great respect for your beliefs. It does not matter to me what religious affiliation you are, or if you are even affiliated with any religion.
You may call yourself spiritual, agnostic, or an atheist. Bottom line, “I’m good with that!” I am here to help, and we will do that in a way that best suits you.
Click here to learn more about weddings and premarital counselling.
How much will this cost?
Let’s be honest with ourselves. If effecting change and overcoming challenges was something you could do on your own, we would all be rich, skinny, and happy!
My rates are equivalent to any other professional therapist. However, because I believe in rewarding commitment I do offer inclusive packages for for counselling clients who are committed to longer-term growth. Many years ago when I sought out therapy for some of my issues, I was a flat broke student! There was more than one kind and understanding person who offered me their help on a reduced rate basis. If you are both deeply committed, and in serious financial difficulty, I do reserve some sessions during my week to specifically help you out.
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