Karen Hack

Registered Psychotherapist & Naturopathic Doctor

HBSc

I believe in creating an environment where patients feel comfortable talking about their problems and supported in making changes to bring about greater physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We will work together to make the changes necessary for you to live a healthier, more enjoyable life.

CAPT Membership Number: 408

Issues I work with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Divorce Separation, Fertility/Infertility, Grief/Loss, Parenting, Relationships/Family, Trauma

My approaches

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

Training

ATPPP - Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society
Member of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society

My training is in a form of psychotherapy called psychoanalytic psychodynamic psychotherapy, which differs from most other therapies, in that it aims to understand and change deep-seated, and often unconscious, emotional tensions and conflicts, which affect our behaviours, feelings, and relationships, thereby bringing about lasting change. In psychoanalytic psychodynamic psychotherapy, therapists help people review emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences, and beliefs to gain insight into their inner lives and their present-day problems and to evaluate the patterns they have developed over time. Recognizing recurring patterns helps people to see the ways in which they have developed coping mechanisms called ‘defenses’. With newfound awareness regarding these defensive strategies, clients can take steps to change their behaviour patterns, improving their relationships and overall quality of life.

Office Location

Kensington Market
Suite Augusta & Oxford Head to Toe Health Centre - 71 Oxford Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P2
Office is wheelchair accessible