Psychotherapy or "talk" therapy is a method of treatment addressing issues that get in the way of living well.


People often seek therapy when they are struggling with the following:


  • feeling stressed or anxious

  • coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce, or employment

  • lacking confidence, self-esteem or having feelings of underachievement

  • an inability to make or sustain good relationships

  • repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships

  • feeling depressed, sad, or empty

  • lacking a sense of purpose or feeling "stuck"

  • having unresolved issues from the past

  • difficulties relating to sexuality

  • problems at work

  • family conflicts


I provide a safe, calm and confidential setting in which we can identify, explore and work through the things that are troubling you. Through the relationship between us, I aim to help you leave behind old patterns that cause distress and suffering and develop new, healthier ways of being.


For recent onset problems with a clear focus, like bereavement or a problem at work, people come for once-weekly counselling for a short period.


For issues that are more complex people tend to opt for longer-term psychotherapy. This can be weekly, but two or three times a week helps us to work on issues more intensively. We will discuss the best approach for you and your schedule in our first meeting.




29 Crago Road

Amaranth, ON

L9W 5M2


T: 416-274-1001

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Karen Dougherty