Beth Robertson MA, RP, DT, ATTTP Trainee
“Myths are very important…They are metaphors that allow us to know things we otherwise could never know.” -Joseph Campbell
You will be able to encounter difficult personal material safely and creatively, as it is through creativity and free association that we can truly discover ourselves. In our day to day lives it may be difficult to access or acknowledge or accept our own instincts, as our society and those close to us may have taught us boundaries, limitations, how we 'should' behave, think, and express ourselves (or not). Sometimes our instincts are maladaptive, and need to be understood and redirected in a healthy way, and sometimes they are indeed the path towards our best health and success, if allowed to be brought to light. Regardless, in therapy we strive to uncover whatever lies beneath, as we cannot move away from a place we have not been.
I am currently approaching my practice through a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy lens, but also incorporate elements of Emotion-Focused Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy, depending on the needs of each individual.
I currently work with adults, children, and couples in areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation, depersonalization, personality disorder, bipolar, sexual abuse, eating disorder, grief, post-traumatic stress, social isolation, and sexuality (keeping in mind that everything falls along a spectrum). I have been in private practice for over 11 years, and am confident in my abilities to be empathic, transparent, active and effective in facilitating treatment.
I myself suffered from an eating disorder for 10 years of my life, and have undergone my own therapeutic process in order to heal, and will probably continue on that journey for the rest of my life. My wish is to help my patients find nourishment in places that have probably always been there, but just needed to be uncovered.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs, although, ironically, discovering what one needs is one of the main goals of therapy! My office is centrally located off the subway at Yonge and Summerhill.Here is a map. I look forward to meeting you!
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