About Me

IMG_0925Do things in your life feel out of balance? Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Are you in the midst of a major life transition? Are there aspects of your life that are out of balance and not working for you any longer? Through talk therapy I am here to help you learn more constructive ways to deal with problems and issues that are disrupting your life. I work collaboratively with you to find balance in your life by being empathic and non-judgmental. I am here to offer support and guidance when going through a difficult period or experiencing increased stress. I am here so together we can find pathways to restore personal balance in your life.

I have over 15 years experience of practicing psychotherapy. I hold a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. I have been working with adults and adolescents in high school settings, hospital settings, and my own private practice. I work with individuals who are facing various life challenges including depression, anxiety, separation, divorce, career change, job loss, low self-esteem, body image concerns, life-stage adjustment and affect dysregulation. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who are in crisis and may only need to be seen for a very brief period of time to contain the crisis and restore balance in their life.

My approach to practice is client centered and dynamic. My role as a psychotherapist is to listen to your story and then collaboratively establish goals for therapy which will help you find meaning and balance in your life. To facilitate this I incorporate techniques from various treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

I am a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

My sessions are 50 minutes long. While I believe one-on-one appointments are the most effective, due to ongoing social distancing precautions I am only able to offer video or telephone appointments. I am available to see people on a long-term basis or very short-term for individuals who may be in crisis and only need to be seen for a few sessions to help stabilize the crisis.

My fee is $175 per 50 minute session. Payment is due at the end of each session by email money transfer (EMT).

If you are thinking about therapy and would  like to learn more about how I can help, please feel free to telephone or email me to receive a free consultation.
daniela.dalben@gmail.com  or 416 902 6732.

2022 UPDATE:

  • Please note that currently I am only conducting telephone or video sessions.
  • March 2022 – I currently have a waitlist. If you are interested in being added to my waitlist for daytime availability please email me at daniela.dalben@gmail.com