Therapeutic Approaches

Each of our therapists brings a different set of skills and approaches to therapy. We integrate the approaches and use what is best suited for each person.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Psychodynamic therapy refers to a range of treatments based on theories and practice methods informed by psychoanalysis. However, it involves less frequent sessions (1-2 times a week) and typically (but not always) occurs over a shorter period of time. It is the oldest and most practiced form of psychotherapy, with over 100 years of clinical development of theories and practice. The main feature of this therapy is exploring aspects of one’s self that are not fully known or understood.

How does it work?
According to Shedler (2010), psychodynamic therapy works by focusing on 7 aspects of experience in an open ended, unstructured manner:

1. Focus on emotion and expression of emotion.
2. Exploration of attempts to avoid distressing thoughts and feelings.
3. Identification of recurring themes and patterns in one’s life.
4. Discussion of past experiences (developmental focus).
5. Focus on interpersonal relations.
6. Focus on therapy relationship.
7. Exploration of fantasy life and dreams.

Who can benefit?
Most emotional, relational, and developmental issues can be treated with psychodynamic therapy. It is ideal for anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, adjustment difficulties, and relational concerns; especially for those who are looking for what might be causing their difficulties.

More information:
Shedler, J. The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. American Psychologist. February-March 2010; 65(2):98–109.

https://psychodynamiccanada.org/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapy-types/psychodynamic-therapy

Therapists Providing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Tara Cohen

Tara Cohen

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 800-9906

tara@taracohenwellness.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, Expressive Arts, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Illness, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$130/hr

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Tannoz Tanha

Tannoz Tanha

RP (Q)

(613) 804-9245

tannoz.tanha@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Cultural Issues

Region: Virtual

$135/hr

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Sean Hale

Sean Hale

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(416) 262-6206

seanhalecoaching@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Couples, LGBTQ, Emotion Regulation, Self-Compassion

Region: Manotick, Virtual

$160/hr

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Samantha Memedoska

Samantha Memedoska

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(613) 801-2103

samantha.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, EMDR, Expressive Arts, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Substance Abuse

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$125/hr

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Nereah Felix

Nereah Felix

RP (Qualifying) - Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology

Independent Associate

(343) 308-1173

nfelix@catharsistherapy.ca

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic, Sandtray

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Personality Disorder, Relationships

Region: Central, Virtual

$170/hr

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Kyle Kearnan

Kyle Kearnan

M.Ed, RP

Independent Associate

(613) 606-1623

kyle@actionpsychotherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Youth, Relationships

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$140/hr

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Karin Dudli

Karin Dudli

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 325-5238

karindudli.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, OSI, Anxiety, Stress

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Ines Yagi

Ines Yagi

Ph.D., RP, CAMFT Associate

Independent Associate

(613) 699-1317

inesycounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Men issues, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Existential Issues

Region: Virtual

$160/hr

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Florence Rosenthal

Florence Rosenthal

M.Ed., R.P.

Independent Associate

(613) 762-6409

frosenthal831@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+

Region: Nepean, Manotick, Virtual

$180/hr

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Dylan Myllymaki

Dylan Myllymaki

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 702-1660

dylanm.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 14

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships

Region: Central, Virtual

$160/hr

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Christelle Choueiry

Christelle Choueiry

MA Candidate

Independent Associate

(613) 604-4732

Christellec.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 8

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Fatigue and sleep disturbances, mindfulness, self-compassion, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$80/hr

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