Psychotherapy in Toronto
When researching therapy options in Ontario, one of the first things you’ll notice is that there are several types of therapists you can see.
These include social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists.
Learning more about Psychotherapy can help you understand which types of therapy may work best for you.
What is a psychotherapist?
In Ontario, a registered psychotherapist has a Master's degree - in Counselling Psychology or an equivalent focus.
They can assess and treat mental health issues through the therapeutic process, but they cannot diagnose mental illnesses or prescribe medication.
Psychotherapists use a variety of techniques to help you identify your feelings, process your emotions, and become better at coping with difficult situations.
What can a psychotherapist help with?
Psychotherapists can support you through a variety of mental health issues.
Psychotherapists can treat issues including:
- Self-esteem issues
- Challenges with motivation
- Family and relationship issues
Psychotherapy is a flexible way to improve your coping skills and help you become confident in managing a wide array of emotional challenges.
What types of psychotherapy are there?
Psychotherapists at KMA therapy use a variety of techniques depending on the challenges you’re facing.
Types of psychotherapy include:
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Person-Centred Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Adlerian Therapy
What are the benefits of seeing a psychotherapist?
Seeing a psychotherapist is beneficial for reducing the severity of mental health challenges you’re facing while building positive coping skills.
Seeing a psychotherapist can help you:
- Address the initial challenges that brought you to therapy (i.e. anxiety, depression)
- Obtain solutions to problems you’re facing, including behavioural patterns
- Deepen your understanding of yourself and your goals
- Develop skills to improve your relationships
What happens during Psychotherapy at KMA Therapy?
Psychotherapy at KMA is likely covered under your health insurance plan as a psychological service.
There are three simple steps to psychotherapy at KMA:
1. Book a 50-minute introductory session
Your first step will be a 50-minute introductory session with one of our caring intake counsellors.
The fee for this session is $190 and is typically covered by your workplace benefits package.
We’ll ask you questions to explore:
- What brings you to therapy
- The best treatment approach for you
- Your ideal treatment plan and duration of therapy
2. Get matched with your ideal psychotherapist
After your introductory session, we’ll match you with the psychotherapist in our practice who best fits your needs and personality.
You’ll know your therapist is the right fit if you’re excited about therapy sessions, your sessions feel productive, and you feel free to be your authentic self.
Your psychotherapist will guide you through the treatment plan, goals, and objectives set in your initial consultation.
3. Feel better, finish and evaluate
After completing your recommended therapy plan, you’ll attend a closing consultation appointment to reflect on what your experience was like.
Everyone takes a different amount of time to work through issues, so if you’re still struggling, we may recommend continued psychotherapy sessions to keep you on the right track.
If you’ve made significant improvements with the issues you’re facing and feel confident in your ability to move forward, your weekly therapy sessions will end here.
We will provide you with additional resources to support you moving forward, and you are welcome to return for a check-in session at any time.
How can I see a Psychotherapist at KMA Therapy?
Beginning therapy at KMA is as simple as completing our online registration form.
Our care coordinator will contact you to set up your introductory appointment. If you’d like to speak with someone directly, give us a call at 416 487 6288.
We have five locations throughout Toronto, as well as online therapy options.
To learn more about the different types of therapists at KMA, read: What's the Difference Between a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychiatrist, and Social Worker?
To explore the types of therapy offered at KMA, visit our Therapies page.
Let us provide you with the support you need to live your best life.