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 13 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 (a hallmark of borderline personality disorder). 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.

You could rest assured that I hold very high standards of practice and abide by a strict code of ethics. 

My sessions are approximately 50 minutes long. Currently Friday appointments are available. While I believe one-on-one appointments are the most effective, telephone appointments are an option if necessary. 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 $165 per 50 minute session. Payment is due at the end of each session by either cash, cheque, or 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 416 902 6732