Denise Lawee Masters in Social Work psychotherapist, Clinical Social Work in Toronto, Ontario, M6C2C5

Denise Lawee

Masters in Social Work psychotherapist

Denise Lawee

Masters in Social Work psychotherapist

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $120-$140 per hour. Sliding scale available with request.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

998 Eglinton Ave West
#2
Toronto, Ontario M6C2C5

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My Approach to Helping

As a therapist, I have two main objectives:
a. Help you to better understand the issues that you are facing and
b. Maximize your ability to deal with those issues.

Developing Understanding:

Often just making sense of a situation and reflecting on events is helpful on its own. Of course, we all live our lives in a social context. Our families, friends, work, culture, and community impact our lives positively and negatively. I help you to consider how these aspects of your life might be relevant to the issues that you are facing.

Helping You to Maximize your Ability to Deal with Life's challenges:

I will also make sure to highlight your personal strengths. Often people that are feeling overwhelmed tend to focus on only the negatives and are not able to recognize the coping tools that they are already using.
In some difficult situations, having someone to help you with problem-solving might improve your situation.

As well, I might be able to suggest some new skills or other ways to look at your situation so that you can manage it more effectively. In generating ideas, I draw on my training, research and therapy experience to guide you to a more positive place.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have worked with all ages and stages during my career. One of my niche areas currently is young adults that feel off track due to feeling depressed and off track with life plans such as career or lack of goals.
    I am happy to assist children, teens up to older adults as well.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
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