Lori Ralko, RSW

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  • Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker
  • 25 Wood Street, Suite 103, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2P9
  • Phone: 416-710-4958
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  • Session Fees: $155.00 per 50 minute session
  • www.loriralko.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone

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My name is Lori Ralko and I am a psychotherapist and registered social worker in Toronto, Ontario.
 Psychotherapy can help with a variety of issues including:
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions (i.e. relationship endings/divorce, mid-life crisis, loss)
  • Identity issues (i.e. cultural, gender, sexual)
  • Work and career
  • Sexual issues
Psychotherapy can also open up new areas of opportunity.

 
My approach to therapy is primarily psychoanalytic and focuses on helping you to better understand yourself in so that you might reach the following goals:
  • Obtaining relief from psychological symptoms (i.e. anxiety, panic attacks, depression);
  • Exploring options for dealing with life situations (i.e. relationship and career issues, loss, illness); and
  • Achieving greater self awareness so that you are:
    • Less vulnerable to recurrence of problems and symptoms;
    • Better able to cope with challenges; and
    • Well positioned to move forward in life

I view therapy as an investment in yourself that can help with existing problems and open up opportunities for the future.
 
Below are some practical details you might find useful as you are considering whether working with me might be a good fit: 
 
Location:
 
My office is located at 25 Wood Street in downtown Toronto, approximately a 5 minute walk from College subway station.
 
Scheduling:
 
My office hours are by appointment only, generally from Noon until 9pm.  You will not be required to choose a specific day of the week or time of day for our sessions and we can book as we go.  This may be ideal for people who work erratic hours (i.e. film industry, shift work, etc.).
 
Fees:
 
$155/session (50 minutes)
 
Insurance: 
 
If your extended healthcare benefits covers registered social workers, the fee above applies. If your extended healthcare benefits cover only registered psychologists, I work under the supervision of a registered psychologist and the fee is $195/session.  We can discuss this further when we first speak.


My Educational Background:
 
I have an M.A. in Psychoanalysis from Middlesex University, a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Waterloo, and I am a candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP).

I have also studied Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at the postgraduate level at New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC) in London, U.K., and I have a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Waterloo.

I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

While at the moment I do not provide coaching services to Canadian clients, I have received the designation of Certified Coach Practitioner from the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA) and Certified Professional Coach from the Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI).
 
Please feel free to contact me at lori@loriralko.com or 416-710-4958 to set up a brief call to discuss the possibility of working together.  
 
Thanks very much!
 


Lori Ralko Reaches

Toronto ON