Spencer Overgaard

Registered Psychotherapist

M.Ed, Dip CTP

The process of therapy is not unlike a journey: We set out with hope, but are not always certain how we will be different after the experience.

CAPT Membership Number: 236

Issues I work with

Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Relationships/Family, Trauma

My approaches

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

Certification

Registered Psychotherapist, M. Ed., Dip CTP, RP

Training

Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, Toronto

Therapy

The process of therapy is not unlike a journey. It may be long or it may be short. You may know what your destination is, or you may not be clear on your goal. The journey may be an adventure you are motivated to embark on or it may be a trip you feel either reluctant to negotiate or, at best, ambivalent about. The route you take will depend a great deal on who you are.

Please call or email to let me know if I can help. I am comfortable facing most experiences that you might bring into therapy, especially those dealing with anxiety, depression and relationships.

My office is just north of Danforth (TTC's Chester Subway) between Pape and Broadview.

Training and Background

In 2000, I graduated from the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP), after eight years of academic, personal, and clinical preparation (see www.ctp.net). I am a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP), member in good standing with the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and the CTP Alumni Association. I take continuing education courses mostly at the CTP and get regular clinical supervision through faculty and peers. I have been practising since 1997 and am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Prior to my psychotherapy training, I studied at Carleton University (B.A. in Canadian Studies), the University of Saskatchewan (Master of Divinity) and Brock University (Master of Education). Among other training, I have completed a counselling internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. and Couples Therapy at the Emotionally Focussed Therapy Institute in Ottawa.

I have been a community worker since 1981, interning in Thunder Bay, Ont. and then working in the Sand Hills in Saskatchewan and in suburban Toronto. Before moving into psychotherapy, I worked teaching life skills at shelters and addiction clinics in downtown Toronto as well as teaching and counselling in community colleges where I worked for 20 years with students of all ages and ethno-cultural backgrounds.

I enjoy reading, soccer, skiing, traveling with my family and playing the tenor sax.

Fees: $90.00 hour, including HST.

On-street one-hour parking available.

Office Location

Danforth & Broadview
132 Arundel Avenue, side entrance; TTC: Chester Subway
Toronto, Ontario M4K 3A4