Therapist Profile

Accepting New Clients

Barbara Morris

Registered Psychotherapist BSc CTPDipl
Private Practice
barbara@poynton.com
http://www.psychotherapyclinictoronto.com

1200 Bay St
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5R 2S9
(416) 535-2040 (phone)

Finding the right therapist can be difficult. For that reason, I offer an initial 40 minute consult for free. My LGBTQ positive practice is in Mind/Body Focused and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I pay particular attention to overwhelming thoughts, emotions, and sensations that can be the result of trauma. With my previous massage practice (1989-2014), plus four years training in emotion-oriented body work, my practice incorporates my knowledge of how emotions are expressed and held unconsciously in our bodies.

In June/15 I presented a workshop on Dark Erotic Fantasies and Shame at The Guelph Sexuality Conference and completed their Sex Therapy Intensive course the previous spring. Trained at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, my education includes a focus on dissociation as a coping mechanism, sexuality issues, sexual abuse, and the embodied residues of trauma. I am very comfortable talking about any and all aspects of sexuality. I have 20+ years of personal psychotherapy, I'm a member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, and I'm registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Mind/body continuity is at the core of my approach to psychotherapy. If you decide to see me, we will work together in a safe environment, framed by a clear understanding of boundaries. Together, we may begin to ponder the obstacles that are in your way.


  • Certification

    Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Fees

    $90 - $140
  • Training

    The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy / Sutherland Chan / The Magraw Method for Body Centred Psychotherapy
  • Theoretical Background

    Centre for Training in Psychotherapy Diploma, Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy, Dream Work, Hakomi Body Centred Psychotherapy, Interpersonal, Intersubjectivity Therapy, Mindfulness, Non-Directive Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relational Psychotherapy, Sex Therapist, and Somatic
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder, Anger Issues, Antisocial Behaviour, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Body Awareness, Body-Based Practice, Body Image, Body Oriented, Borderline Personality, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain or Illness, Cybersex Compulsions, Death and Dying, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Divorce and Separation, Dream Imagery, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Bodywork, Emotional Disturbance, Grief, Identity, LGBT-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, Loss and Grief, Masochism, OCD-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Peer Relationships, Phobias, PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Anorexia, Sexual Identity, Sexual Trauma, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, and Trauma
  • Age Specialty

    Teenagers (14 to 19), Youth (20 - 25), Adults, and Elders
  • Religious Specialty

    Any
  • Spoken Language

    English
  • Session Format

    Private Sessions