Paula Ruiz

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Do you often feel sad, overwhelmed, anxious and like simply going about your daily routine takes so much effort? Do you feel like you lack confidence, have difficulty connecting to others, expressing your feelings, and being your authentic self?

CAPT Membership Number: 690

Issues I work with

Abuse, Anxiety, Career/Work, Depression, Intergenerational Trauma, Relationships/Family, Trauma

My approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program, 5 year-training program (2014-2019)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Social Aetiology of Mental Illness, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (2011-2012)

We all encounter challenges at all stages of our lives.  Psychotherapy offers us the opportunity to explore, understand and make sense of those issues that are bothering us and holding us back.

In psychotherapy we can work together to identify the areas you wish to improve in your life.  Together we will explore patterns in thought, feeling and relationships you encounter and explore their roots.

I believe that we are all capable of healing, and that healing can best take place in the presence of another human being who listens, cares and understands our struggles.

I would be honoured to join you in your healing journey.

Office Location

Spadina and Bloor
Toronto, Ontario M5R2S2