MITRA
GHOLAMAIN
 
PSYCHOLOGIST
PH.D. C.PSYCH

Individual Therapy

In my practice, I treat adults and adolescents who present with a variety of psychological issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety (panic attacks, generalized anxiety, social & performance anxiety, phobias, obsessions/compulsions, etc.), relationship issues, eating disorders, grief reaction to loss, chronic illness, anger management, adjustment to life transitions, personality disturbances, and post-traumatic stress caused by sexual/physical abuse, accidents, criminal attack, political violence, and war.

My clinical training has included extensive exposure to psychodynamic, experiential, and narrative therapeutic approaches. Occasionally, I use cognitive-behavioural strategies in the treatment of anxiety-based issues.

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on identifying the underlying sources of your suffering by providing you with a safe interpersonal space to experience your feelings, develop insight into your relational patterns, and work through barriers to psychic change.

Experiential therapy focuses your attention on what unfolds in the here and now. It encourages you to tune into your feelings, thoughts, bodily sensations, images, and memories as a way of staying present in the moment. Mindfulness awareness enhances your capacity to contain your distress and learn how to calm your mind.

I occasionally use cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches such as imagery, desensitisation, relaxation and deep breathing strategies, reframing, and exposure techniques in helping clients cope more effectively with various manifestations of anxiety (i.e. phobias, panic attacks, etc).

1300 Yonge St, Suite 407
Toronto, M4T 1X3
Tel: (416) 792-5141
Email: mitra.gholamain@utoronto.ca