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Finding Therapy

Finding therapy can be challenging and sometimes confusing. There are many different types of therapy and a variety of different practitioners available.

The Toronto Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (TPS&I) offer a Referral Service to help you decide whether Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or Psychoanalysis may suit you. Psychoanalysis is an intensive, long-term therapy that usually occurs three or more times per week, while Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy typically occurs one to two times per week. Psychoanalytic therapy generally seeks to investigate the interaction between unconscious and conscious factors involved in shaping personality, symptom formation, and relationship dynamics. These issues are explored through the close working relationship between therapist/analyst and patient.

If you have any questions, require further information about the services offered, or to speak to the Referral Service for a list of providers accepting new patients, contact the Referral Service at 416-922-7770.

To contact providers directly, please use the drop-down menu below. You can select by using the following options:

  • Training Analysts: Members and graduates of a psychoanalytic training program that qualifies graduates for membership in both the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (CPS) and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and who teach and supervise Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis (TIP) candidates. Training analysts can provide psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
  • Psychoanalysts: Members and graduates of a psychoanalytic training program that qualifies graduates for membership in both the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (CPS) and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). Psychoanalysts can provide psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
  • Affiliates: Affiliates have graduated from the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society’s two-year Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATPPP) and can provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

All providers listed are licensed to practice Psychotherapy by their respective colleges i.e., College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). (Please see individual credentials for details).


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Deborah J Affleck, PhD , C Psych, FIPA

1200 Bay Street, Suite 302 Toronto ON M5R 2A5
Phone: 416 921 7469

Faizal Ali, MD


Doron Almagor, MD, FRCP(C)

1920 Yonge Street, Suite 200 Toronto Ontario M4S 3E2 Canada
Phone: 416 482 5558 Fax: 416 482 8999 Website:

Taras Babiak, MD, FRCP(C)

51 Longwood Road N, Hamilton ON L8S 3V2 Canada
Phone: 416-966-0835

Lindsay Barton, M.A., RP, CAPCT

Member/ Psychoanalyst
507 Davenport Road Toronto ON M4V 1B8

Susan Beaver

Member/ Psychoanalyst

Daniel J. Blais, MA

Retired Member/ Psychoanalyst
Toronto ON

Rukhsana Bukhari, MB, BS

Retired Member/ Psychoanalyst
175 Glen Road Toronto Ontario M4W2W8 Canada
Phone: 416-929-1510 Fax: 416-920-2230

Barbara Burrows, BA, ATPPP, R.P.

Member/PsychoanalystCollege of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
1328 Janina Blvd. Burlington Ontario L7P 1K3 Canada
Phone: 905-335-8803 Website:

Donald L. Carveth, PhD., RP, FIPA

Member/ Psychoanalyst/ Training Analyst
89 Orchard View Blvd Toronto Ontario M4R 1C1 Canada

Susan Chernin, B.A., LL.B., RP

Phone: 416-925-8747

Gail Cooper, MSW

North York/Thornhill/Richmond
Phone: 905-731-0942

Judith Dales, BA, RP

123 Admiral Road Toronto Ontario M5R 2L7 Canada
Phone: 416-925-1935

John Dattilo, MD

340 College St., Suite 335, Toronto Ontario M5T 3A9 Canada

Michael Dean, RP

68 Indian Trail Toronto ON M6R 1Z9
Phone: 416-995-3107 Fax: 416-766-0045

James Deutsch, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

Member/ Psychoanalyst
Phone: 416-363-3751 x2011 Fax: 416-363-7945

Judith Deutsch, MSW, RSW

Member/ Psychoanalyst
Bathurst and St. Clair Toronto Ontario Canada
Phone: 416 929-6486 Cell Phone: 647 383-8020

Norman Doidge, MD

Member/ Psychoanalyst/ Training Analyst
180 Bloor Street West, #1105 Toronto Ontario M5S 2V6 Canada

David Dorenbaum, MD

Member/ Psychoanalyst
554 Spadina Crescent Toronto Ontario M5S 2J9 Canada
Phone: 416-925-8536

Ruth Dorfman, MSW, RSW

151 Harbord Street Toronto, ON M5S 1H1
Phone: 416-828-7884

Karen Dougherty, M.A., RP., FIPA

Member/ Psychoanalyst
29 Crago Rd. Amaranth Ontario L9W 5M2
Phone: 416-274-1001 Website:

Tara Dubrow, RP.

446 Eglinton Avenue West, Second Floor Toronto, Ontario M5N 1A5
Phone: 416-457-1967 Website:

Virginia Duff, MD

Member/ Psychoanalyst
St. Joseph’s Heatlh Centre , Toronto – 30 The Queensway Toronto Ontario M6R 1B5 Canada
Phone: 416.530.6000, ext 3101

Erika Engel, RP

Toronto Ontario
Phone: (416) 485-9700 Ext 1 Website:

Mary Jane Esplen, M. Sc. Ph.D. R.N., FIPA

Member/ Psychoanalyst/Psychotherapist
Phone: 647 669 5580
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