Psychotherapy and Counselling>
My Approach
I work from many Psychotherapeutic models; psychodynamic theory, emotion focused
therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
The intervention
is tailored for the problem and personality of the client.

Essentially, in partnership with you, together
we seek to better understand more fully,
the nature of the problem, facilitate better self-exploration and interpersonal
relationships, and develop plans for your future.
This usually starts by your telling and
my listening to your own unique stories and the meanings you attach to them
and/ or a
formal assessment.

This approach is non-judgmental, supportive and very much your process. The specifics
of the approach-- whether longer term or short term therapy-- will very much depend on
such things as the nature of the problem, the length of time you wish to spend in
therapy, and your own unique personality.
The goal is to promote better emotional/
psychological health.
Individual Psychotherapy
Couples and Marriage Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Psychotherapy for Depression, Anxiety and Self-Esteem Issues
Relationship Therapy

I help clients cope with issues such as
: anxiety, grief, depression, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, crisis intervention (including suicide) and LGBT difficulties.
Therapies Offered
Toronto Psychodynamic Therapist and Counsellor- Don Dussault MSW, RSW
Registered With The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Individual Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,  Marriage and Couples Counselling,  LGBT Issues
Why go to Psychotherapy?
-Because it works! Psychotherapy is the place where you can safely explore one's own
concerns and issues with a very warm, non-judgemental person. A psychotherapist is
neutral, compassionate and caring, while having professional experience and education
to guide you to a better place in your life.

How long should I expect to be in Therapy?
-That pretty much depends on you; it's your process.

Will you give me advice?
-In a Psychodynamic oriented therapy process, one generally doesn't offer advice
because your solutions, your understanding of yourself and your life is facilitated in the
therapeutic process, so
you become empowered to make your own decisions and
choices. This often occurs after you have experienced your own particular healing.
Besides, research demonstrates that giving advice does not really help.