Therapist Profile

Accepting New Clients

Elaine Amsterdam

Central: Dupont and Ossington
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 312-3740 (phone)

  • Certification

    B.A., University of Toronto
  • Fees

    $80 - $120
  • Training

    CTP (Dip.),
  • Theoretical Background

    I have more than 15 years of experience in the mental health field as well as private practice.I have worked with a wide range of people experiencing major life transitions, trauma in its many forms, including loss, neglect, abuse, accidents, illness, war, immigration, racisim, anti-semitism and homophobia. Sexuality, gender and relationships are explored. Indviduals often seek to better understand their patterns of relating as well as patterns of conflict. I believe the intention of psychotherapy is to help people feel better and be better equipped to live well. These objectives are determined by each client, as they consider their own context, influences, hopes and goals. I try to approach each person and each psychotherapy with intellect, openness and respect.
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Attachment Theory, BFT-Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Client-Centered Psychotherapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, Addiction Recovery, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Issues, Anxiety, Authenticity, Bereavement, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Coping Skills, Depression, Dream Imagery, Emotional Abuse, Feminist, Fertility, Grief, Identity, Infertility, Intergenerational Trauma, Intimacy Issues, LGBT-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, Life Dissatisfaction, Life Transitions, Loss and Grief, Parenting, Peer Relationships, PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity, Stress, Substance Abuse, and Suicidal Ideation
  • Spoken Language

  • Session Format

    Private Sessions