Kurt Zubatiuk

Registered Psychotherapist


Registered psychotherapist located near Yonge & Bloor in Toronto. I work in relational psychotherapy. This means that I will be interested to get to know you, and to know what is going on for you, from your perspective. WIth empathy, interest and reflectivity I will work with you to help you feel better

CAPT Membership Number: 337

Issues I work with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career/Work, Chronic Pain, Depression, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, Parenting, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Spirituality, Trauma

My approaches

  • Relational Psychotherapy


Toronto Institute for Relational Psyhotherapy

[Kurt Zubatiuk, Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO][1]
Toronto, Ontario
[Coxwell & Danforth (Danforth East)][2]

Society often tells us we have to be strong individuals. It tells us we have to be isolated islands coping with our lives and problems alone. But, [I will be different][3].

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

I am a [Relational Psychotherapist][4]. As a Relational Psychotherapist I understand that every human being can’t go through life alone. We all grow, develop and are nurtured in relationships: Relationships with parents, siblings, family, friends, teachers, spouses and life-mates. When we experience hard times and hard emotions, we need those relationships to help us get through them. But, sometimes, they may not be enough. Sometimes we may need a psychotherapist.

As a Relational Psychotherapist practicing in Toronto, I believe whole heartedly that in order to get through life and to live life to its fullest, we need to be able to deeply talk with someone. If we are going to heal our wounds, we need to be listened to and to feel heard. We may feel we want to someone to tell us what to do and how to fix our problems, but really, we need to feel understood. Understood from our own perspective. Understood without judgement.

From self-understanding comes clarity and self-respect, anxiety and stress can become manageable, and we don’t feel so alone in feeling our grief or despair. To achieve this, we need to feel as though someone is on our side, that someone is interested, will stick with us through the hard times and not “go away”. We need to know that we matter and that we are not alone.

As a Relational Psychotherapist, I will listen to you attentively, compassionately and empathically as you tell your story.

Together, you and I, will work to help you to experience greater clarity. Clarity and freedom: Clarity in your life choices and relationships. Freedom so you don’t feel so locked into troubling patterns or behaviours, so you don’t just “react” impulsively to situations or people’s words, and so you won’t feel as overwhelmed by emotions or anxiety. I will strive to help you be more reflective and mindful, so that that the choices you make in life will be authentic to you — so you can experience greater freedom.

[Kurt Zubatiuk & Wendy Strickland Psychotherapists][5]

I share an office, website, and a shared vision and philosophy about psychotherapy with my colleague Wendy Strickland. For more information about both me, [Kurt Zubatiuk][6], and my colleague [Wendy Strickland][7], please visit us at our website at [kurtandwendy.com][8]. Please also visit [Wendy's CAPT profile][9] on this website.

[About Kurt][10]

My education and training is from the [Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy][11] (TIRP). I continue to work with a supervisor (an experienced senior psychotherapist). I am a member of the [Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy][12] (CAPT) and follow their [code of ethics][13]. I have been working in private practice since 2009. I am an associate member of [The Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology][14].

I continue to attend conferences and seminars to keep abreast of the latest studies and insights in psychotherapy, trauma, child development, neuroscience and other relevant fields.

I am also a poet and have been an artist. I have bachelor degrees from Queen’s University in philosophy, and from Emily Carr University in fine art.

Office Location

Sherbourne subway station, Rosedale, Church St.
Suite 406 421 Bloor St East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3T1