Liane Odze-Silver, MA, RP

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My practice is centrally located in Toronto, easily accessible by public
transportation. I am a psychotherapist who works to help clients find a
sense of empowerment around the issues that are troubling them, to help them
explore and understand the meaning of these experiences, and to find change.
My approaches: relational, psychodynamic (seeing how one is impacted by
past experiences), self-psychology (promoting understanding and empathy,
conflict resolution), cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma therapy and attachment theory.  I also have specialized training in the use of art-based approaches.

My manner is compassionate, non-judgmental, warm, and caring. I understand that
integrating and giving meaning to past experiences can result in a sense of
freedom and efficacy that had previously been missing. I also appreciate
that some clients want to focus on present day problems and to find
solutions for these, so that their lives will feel more fulfilling.

My specialities are:
Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Addiction Recovery Maintenance and Related Issues
Eating Disorders

Why Try Therapy:
Clients may feel stuck in unhelpful or unhealthy thinking, behaviours, ways of being.
Clients may want someone to listen, support, and understand.
Clients may feel upset about past or present experiences or be having trouble coping.
It may be hard to manage difficult feelings alone.
Clients may be unhappy in a relationship.
It may be hard to make an important decision or to deal with stress alone.
Clients may want to get to know themselves better and improve self-esteem.

How I Work:
Identify strengths and learn how to use them.
Change unhealthy thoughts and/or behaviours.
Examine past experiences and develop greater calm, confidence, and curiosity about those experiences.
Manage difficult feelings and learn how to express them in healthy ways.
Work on interpersonal problems and communication.
Find new ways of coping with challenges, problems, and stress.
Develop mindfulness.
Improve sense of well-being and compassionate self-regard.

I Work With:
Adults, seniors, couples, teens.
Heterosexual, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Clients.
And offer family consultations.
I am highly experienced at facilitating group therapy.

Additional Qualifications:
Master's level psychotherapy training.
Five years (2012-2017) work as a casual part-time psychotherapist at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the general addictions programme with adults who struggle with addictions and concurrent disorders.
Three years (2009-2012) work as a part-time psychotherapist in the
Women's Service, Addictions Programme, at The Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health (CAMH) with clients who struggle with addictions and PTSD.
Nine years experience (2001-2009) at Bellwood Health Services as a psychotherapist working with adults who present with substance use, eating disorders, and process addictions such as
problem gambling and sex addiction.

I am Highly Experienced at:
Working with diverse client needs with clients from diverse backgrounds.
Providing an anti-oppression framework for clients.
Coordinating care with physicians.

Listening to the wisdom of the body, mind, spirit and soul is at the core of what I do. I
am a professional visual artist, as well as a psychotherapist. I have a
personal website: My degrees are as follows: MA,
B.Sc. and I am a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design. I am a Registered Psychotherapist, #002419, with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.  I am a Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and a Full Member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy. I have been practicing since 1998.

Liane Odze-Silver Reaches

York ON