David Collins

Registered Psychotherapist

CTP diploma

Congratulations, for taking the first step towards better emotional well being. Entering therapy can be a daunting decision. What can I tell you that might make this step easier?

CAPT Membership Number: 355

Issues I work with

Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career/Work, Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce Separation, Fertility/Infertility, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Parenting, Postpartum Depression, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Spirituality, Trauma

My approaches

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

Certification

Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#005773)
Clinical Member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (#355)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto
Every person's therapy is unique. It will follow your life, both past and present. Primarily, therapy will be a safe space where every worry or concern you have will be acceptable for discussion and analysis. It may frequently be difficult, but there will also be joy and freedom. And I can assure you that 'the talking cure' can bring about deep and long-lasting change in your life.
I work from a psychodynamic framework. I believe none of us is just one person, but rather a dynamic mix of all the life experiences that have brought us this far. Sometimes those different histories conflict with each other and slow our progress through life.  Rationally we may know that we are capable of a more advanced job but a browbeaten child within finds it impossible to stand up for the recognition. Maybe you possess a great love inside but a lonely core makes you feel unworthy of an intimate relationship.  Especially through childhood, we make compromises with our family, our friends and our community.  In our formative years, these compromises can lead to beliefs about ourselves that take us away from our true essential selves.  Almost everyone of us comes to adulthood believing we are a very different person than the true version of ourselves that will bring us peace and livinesss.
Through our weekly sessions together, I will support you as you strive to understand these separate forces within and the compromises you have needed to make, discerning which may be useful to you today and which are holding you back from a more satisfying life.

Office Location

Queen West and Dovercourt
Suite Coach House 203 Lisgar Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J 3G6
Office is wheelchair accessible