Lisa Darrach

Registered Psychotherapist

PhD, CTP Dipl

We have great inner resources for healing and growth but we need a context in which we feel listened to and heard and within which a new perspective can develop. I will listen carefully to your dreams, experiences, fears, and longings, as we work together to understand your concerns and experiences.

CAPT Membership Number: 075

Issues I work with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Pain, Depression, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Spirituality, Trauma

My approaches

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario


The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy

Words are very important—they distinguish us as human beings from our fellow creatures. In psychotherapy the particular importance of putting thoughts and feelings into words is unmistakable. Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy is sometimes called the "talking cure." When you talk in a psychotherapeutic context about what is bothering or upsetting or puzzling you, something can change.

As a psychotherapist I work by listening closely to what a person says and thinks and feels. Every therapy is specific to the individual. My method is to listen deeply over a sustained period of time to what someone is telling me, working to understand each person's particular concerns.

My first training was in literature. I received my PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto and have spent many years teaching at both the university and college levels, something I have enjoyed immensely. In 1994 I decided to take additional extensive training at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP), specifically learning to work with the whole person as the person experiences herself or himself, and looking at not only what a person is aware of but also those things a person is not aware of, those thoughts and feelings and beliefs that are unconscious or only partly understood.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with me please phone or text me at 416-951-5819, or send an email to I will be happy to meet with you.

Office Location

Suite Rm 114 95 St Joseph St, East Entrance
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C2