Malinda Dunfield

Dip. TIRP (candidate)

BA

I am a relational therapist, offering an empathic, client-centred approach to psychotherapy. I work with adult individuals to promote a deeper understanding of self and to explore the ways in which we connect to our inner and outer worlds. 

CAPT Membership Number: 605

Issues I work with

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

My approaches

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

I believe that we each know ourselves best, but often it can be difficult to identify or name the areas that are causing us pain, or holding us back.  As a relational therapist, I believe that the things that cause us distress are not the result of something that is wrong, or lacking, deep within ourselves. Instead, the way we feel on the inside is rooted in our experience of being in, or out, of connection with ourselves and with others.

My approach to therapy is supportive and collaborative.  As we talk, we will work towards a deep understanding of you and your experience.  We will look at your narrative and consider the ways that it has shaped your understanding of yourself and those around you.  We all hold beliefs; beliefs about ourselves, about others, and the way the world works.  Sometimes these beliefs have been a part of us for so long that they remain hidden from our immediate awareness.  In therapy we explore how these beliefs inform the way we engage with the world, influence the relationships we form, and colour the choices we make.  A deeper understanding of ourselves allows us to examine our beliefs, and choices, and to decide what is working for us and what we would like to change.

I feel that we are all striving towards a sense of happiness and well-being, doing the best we can with the methods we have learned.  Therapy provides a unique opportunity to connect with ourselves and to explore the ways in which we seek to connect with both our inner and outer worlds.

Office Location

Yonge & Eglinton
Suite 705 55 Eglinton Ave. East
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1G8
Office is wheelchair accessible