Toronto Psychologist’s providing
Counselling, Therapy & Assessments

Toronto Psychological Services has two locations, our west Toronto office serves clients throughout the GTA, Mississauga, and Brampton. Our Etobicoke locations offers a comprehensive range of psychological services including psychological assessment, educational assessment, counselling or psychotherapy. Our downtown office, conveniently located at the Yonge-Bloor intersection, limits services to counselling or psychotherapy to adults, couples and adolescents. Both locations offer services in English or Spanish. Psychological services are covered by your workplace benefits.

Marriage Counselling:

Couples counselling and Marriage counselling supports couples as they challenge and change negative patterns that may be preventing their happiness.

Our psychologists and associates have significant experience helping couples improve communication, reconnect, enhance commitment, repair and heal their relationship.

Pre-marriage counselling is also available.

Educational Assessments:

We provide educational assessments to elementary, high school, college, university and graduate students.

An Educational Assessment is a structured evaluation of a young person’s psychological development. It is a thorough assessment of your child’s intellectual, social and emotional development.

Child Play Therapy & Counselling Young Teens:

A Child Psychologist may provide individual counselling, play therapy and group therapy.

Child psychology deals with a young person’s mental, emotional and social development.

A psychologist can offer reunification counselling between an estranged or alienated parent and their children.

Psychological Assessments:

A Toronto psychologist can provide a comprehensive range of assessment services including: an educational assessment for learning disability, behaviour, social, emotional or MVA assessments to name just a few.

A psychologist at our offices can complete a psychological assessment for children as young as 2+ years of age.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy addresses the interactions between how we think, feel and behave. It is an effective therapy for treating depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive behaviour, low self-esteem and/or sexual problems.

A psychologist can help you identify, challenge and change dysfunctional thinking and behavior that affects your emotional responses.

Gifted Assessment:

Only a registered psychological associate or psychologist can determine whether your child meets the gifted criteria set by Ontario school boards.

Many school boards in Ontario do not start identifying children for gifted programs until second or third or fourth grade. For this reason, parents of exceptionally bright or gifted children may want to consider private testing or alternative academic placement options.


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Sexting: It’s Just Not Worth It!

If you are a teen you know that sexting is quite common. Has someone asked you, at least once, to send naked or partially naked pictures of yourself by text or email? If you are sexting maybe it’s time to stop and think about the possible consequences.

Stop Sexting and think about these 3 things:
1. Is sexting the latest means of bullying?

While sexting is definitely on the increase worldwide many teens feel the pressure of participating even if they don’t feel comfortable exchanging intimate images.

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Time for Change

Catch it — Challenge it — Change it

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies really work. In this post we provide you with one strategy that you can work through on your own.

The goal of cognitive behaviour therapy is to teach clients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.

The following is one CBT strategy that you apply in your life:
1. Catch It:

“catching” negative thoughts means gaining an awareness of negative thinking as soon as possible.

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Confusion, Fragile Self-Esteem & Emotional Turmoil: The Adolescent Years

Parents have a well-known goal of keeping their children safe while they grow up and explore the world. The parents’ job is to protect, while the children’s’ job is to explore. Naturally, these opposing tasks can create tension. As tension mounts, changes begin to take fold. During early adolescence in particular, teens tend to turn away from their parents, where their attention is focused inward on their own fascinating, yet possibly overwhelming, changes.

Change Galore…

Adolescence has long been documented as a difficult period due to conflicts with parents and other authority figures,

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The Early Bird Gets the Worm ~ Early Psychoeducational Assessment

Many parents worry that getting a psychoeducational assessment means there is something wrong with their child. This is a myth – plain and simple.

Unfortunately, due to such misbeliefs, along with other factors such as a lack of information, avoidance, etc., it is often the case that parents don’t send their child for a psychoeducational assessment until further into the schooling years, where larger problems begin to take fold, such as harder to manage behavioural issues and/or plummeting grades.

Read more The Early Bird Gets the Worm ~ Early Psychoeducational Assessment