About Our Therapists

Therapists at CPS come from an established tradition of psychotherapeutic training that respects the uniqueness and the complexity of each individual. CPS is an association of psychotherapists, who are registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and are also graduates of The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP). CTP is a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and the Alliance of Psychotherapy Training Institutes (APTI).

CTP requires a minimum of six years of rigorous professional training in psychotherapy, which includes extensive academic study and experiential knowledge. All students are required to be in personal therapy for as long as they train at the school. Graduates of the CTP, therefore, have a solid and extensive academic and experiential foundation in the theory and practice of psychotherapy.

CPS therapists offer a tradition of psychodynamic psychotherapy that is both exploratory and supportive. It is "psychodynamic" in the sense that it addresses the dynamic interaction of the forces that govern the individual's thoughts, feelings and behaviour. We believe that each of us finds complex ways to respond to the given limitations and the endless possibilities of our lives. The work of psychotherapy finds a way to be with these complexities in a manner that allows for growth, healing and meaning-making

Each CPS therapist is bound by a Code of Ethics, has professional liability insurance and is governed by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. All of our therapists engage in continuing education and professional development and all of us are also clinical members of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy.