Trudi Jane Wyatt, MA, RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy for individual male and female adult professionals in Ontario, Canada.

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647-955-6079 (voicemail, no text)
130 Adelaide Street West PATH Toronto
By appointment only

I incorporate and integrate principles of these and other helpful approaches into my sessions:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) / Cognitive Therapy, often combined with Philosophical Counselling (examining where your beliefs come from).
  • Narrative Therapy (non-pathologizing, no “disease” or “illness” focus)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Working to “accept” difficult thoughts and emotions in the service of “commitment” to what’s important to you.
  • Humanistic / Rogerian / Client-Centred Therapy (think Maslow’s pyramid, and “self-actualization”).
  • Positive Psychology (this is where the concepts of “Flow” and “Meaning” come from).

My approach also embodies many of the ideas of the International Society of Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP):

http://psychintegrity.org/isepp-mission-statement/

For example, my focus with patients is usually on identifying and addressing psychosocial and other circumstantial causes of distress, rather than viewing distress as a “disease” necessarily needing “medication” (though, I am not for or against the use of medication to ameliorate mental health symptoms and I encourage everyone to discuss this option with their physician).

In terms of style, I approach every person I work with with genuine interest and empathy, a genuine desire to help them with their issue(s), respect for their experience, and optimism that things can improve. I am a very good, insightful, and non-judgmental listener, so many people feel very safe and comfortable talking with me (actually people are often surprised by how much they say!). I take what people tell me very seriously, and some things I ask about and listen for are clues as to what might be causing / perpetuating the issue, and what might be helpful in addressing it. And I truly enjoy collaborating with my clients on figuring these things out. For example, we might explore what thoughts are perpetuating someone’s depression, or the interpersonal dynamics leading to someone’s anger, or we might realize that a past traumatic situation needs addressing and reprocessing in order for the person to more fully thrive in the present.

Additionally, talking with me is different from talking with a good friend or relative because as a regulated health professional and as a 3rd party, what you tell me is confidential* and not judged, and my goal is primarily to help you decide what is best for you. For example, whether or not you have children, change jobs, stay in a relationship, speak up more, or move to another neighbourhood, has no particular impact on my life (as it might on a friend’s or family member’s), so no such bias is introduced into our conversations: The focus is entirely on you and what / who is important to you!

* Within legal and ethical code parameters. (For example, these parameters require me to report suspected child abuse —  including suspected emotional abuse and neglect — to the Children’s Aid Society.)

Trudi Jane Wyatt (c) 2018