Orly Bitov

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Welcome

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I am a caring and open-minded psycho­dynamic therapist who provides trauma informed client-centred therapy to individuals in downtown Toronto.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a collaborative talk therapy that offers ways to identify, and possibly change, problematic behaviours, feelings, and thoughts by exploring unconscious meanings and motivations.

My clients include individuals of any gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, culture, and ability. I have experience working with (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, stress, career changes, life transitions, trauma, sexual abuse, family conflict, relationship challenges, feelings of worthlessness, and existential issues.

The most important decision to make in pursuing therapy is choosing a therapist that is right for you.

I invite you to come and meet me for a free consultation where you’ll be able to tell me what brings you to therapy, ask any questions you might have, get a sense of how a session feels, and assess whether I am a good fit for you.

About Me

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), licensed with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). I am a graduate of the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program (5 years), and I hold a Social Service Worker diploma from George Brown College.
Along with my private practice, I have been working for many years as a community mental health worker, providing support to vulnerable and marginalized populations who struggle with complex mental health and addiction issues.

I work from strength-based, trauma informed, client-centred, and anti-oppressive frameworks, where I build and maintain strong and collaborative therapeutic relationships with my clients. In addition to finding relief from symptoms such as anxiety and depression, I help clients explore the source of those symptoms, tailoring our work for individual needs. I use a variety of techniques and interventions including psychodynamic supportive and uncovering, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and trauma-informed therapy, as well as mindfulness and dream work. Our work together could help you gain insight, find meaning and explore more effective ways of being and relating to others. This process can bring deeper self-knowledge and understanding leading to change, growth, and a better sense of wellbeing.

​I believe that to be an effective therapist, it is essential to have first-hand experience of what it is like to work through challenges from a client's perspective. It is for this reason that my training as well as personal circumstance has led me to my own extensive therapy, which has enriched my practice and ability to fully engage authentically with my clients.

Fees

Rates

The initial 30-minute consultation is free of charge.

My rate is $100 (HST included) for a 50-minute session.

I accept payment by cash, email transfer and cheque.

Cost Coverage

The services of private practice Registered Psychotherapists are not covered by OHIP

Many extended health benefit plans offer reimbursement for Registered Psychotherapy services.

I recommend that you inquire to see if you have coverage before your consultation meeting with me.

Cancellation Policy

Appointments must be cancelled or changed 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment to avoid a full session charge.

Contact

Phone

647 · 639 · 0147

Email

orlybitovtherapy@gmail.com

Location (by appointment only)

260 Spadina Avenue, Suite #210
Toronto, ON
M5T 2E4