When your relationship becomes distant, difficult, or distressed, it can feel like your world is falling apart. In our work together, we find ways to strengthen your relationship, reshaping it into one that feels closer, more reliable, and comforting.
The psychotherapy process involves developing an interpersonal relationship which strengthens and transforms your sense of self, and enhances your confidence and well-being in the world. Empowerment and growth through interpersonal connection are both the process and the goal of relational therapy.
NOTE: I am currently only seeing clients via Zoom.
My High Park Psychotherapy office is tucked away behind a Victorian house on a tree lined street in Roncesvalle Village. A tiny oasis in the city. Alas you will only get to see it via Zoom :-(
My name is Ted Leckie and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. My colleagues, clients and friends have at various times described me as empathetic, kind, gentle and insightful.
I offer psychotherapy and couples therapy to individuals, families and couples. In addition I run an ongoing relational psychotherapy group which meets weekly. If you would like to see me individually, with your partner, with your family or if you would like to join one of my psychotherapy groups, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am a Certified IFS Therapist and have completed Toni Herbine-Blank's Level Two IFIO couples training in IFS.
I have also studied mindfulness, psychology and mental health at the University of Toronto - looking at the mind, consciousness, cognitive science, and health psychology, to understand the contributions of mindfulness to the modern understanding of consciousness, and mental and physical health and illness.
My particular interest lies with couples and relationships. My couples training has been with Dick Schwartz and Toni Herbine-Blank (Certified IFS Therapist) and with John Gottman (Level One and Level Two Gottman training) as well with Gail Palmer and Sue Johnson (Emotionally Focused Therapy -EFT- Externship and EFT Core Skills). My family training has been with Gail Palmer (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy).
I adhere to the codes of ethics mandated by the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists, the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy and the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and provide a non-judgemental, accepting, LGBT friendly and safe environment.
The Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is the governing body of a new health regulatory college in Ontario. The College is established under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). To practice psychotherapy in Ontario, one must be a registered psychotherapist.
I adhere to the code of ethics mandated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
I am a former President and board member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. The OSRP is the professional voice of Registered Pyshcotherapists in Ontario representing the diverse clinical, economic, social and political interests of all psychotherapists.
My psychotherapy training is from the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, a three year intensive theoretical and clinical training program in relational, intersubjective and psychodynamic therapy.
My primary approach is an IFS one. I have completed many levels of IFS training, beginning with IFS Skills and Competencies (https://ifsca.ca/courses/). Since then I have completed the IFS Level One training through the IFS Institute (IFS training and certification is done by the IFS Institute https://ifs-institute.com) and subsequently assisted in other trainings as a Program Assistant. In addition to these trainings I have completed a Level Two training for working with couples using IFIO which is what the IFS couples approach is called (https://ifs-institute.com/trainings/level-2). Prior to shifting to IFIO I was trained in EFT couples therapy which has many similarities to IFIO.
My fee for individuals is $190 per 50 minute session + 13% HST.
My fee for couples is also $190 per 50 minute session + 13% HST but most couples therapy benefits from 75 minute sessions (in other words, one and a half regular sessions) and that is my preference. For those 75 minute sessions that comes to $285 + 13% HST.
Payments are by e-transfer.
If you have coverage for either Registered Psychotherapists (which is what I am) or Registered Psychologists (one of whom I work with and can bill through if necessary) then this fee is often reimbursable to you through your insurance company but not always; it will depend on the exact policy you have.
Cancellations require 48 hours notice or a full fee will be charged.
My book lined office has a wood burning stove and radiant in-floor heating during the winter and air-conditioning during the summer with a cozy selection of seating options.
At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.