About Larry Smith
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapists and a lifetime member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). I graduated from the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in 2002, in Toronto. My work with individuals and couples is informed by the many years of group, individual and couples therapy that I have participated in since 1984. I have a passionate interest in freedom of expression. I have found that the psycho therapeutic process, rooted in the mind-body connection has been an essential part of this process. I continue to explore and develop this freedom through Mindful Meditation, Pilates, the Feldenkrais Method and vocal training.
Language I work in: English
Challenges you might be facing
I work with a variety of concerns including:
What happens in a therapy session
Together we will create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to speak freely about anything on your mind. If we can allow ourselves to speak freely in our own unique manner we begin to feel heard. When we feel heard we begin to feel that our experience matters, that we matter. Psychotherapy is in part a process of creating such an environment and if we succeed we may begin to feel safe enough to let ourselves speak in this way and we may begin to feel that it is possible to be ourselves in the world, with others and within ourselves.
Many years ago I needed help but had no idea where to start or how to choose. The list of names in the yellow pages left me with an overwhelming sense of anonymity. How could I make such an important choice in such an arbitrary manner? The truth is you can’t! Finding the right person is a matter of fit. If the fit is right you feel heard and a sense of ease. Select someone you are drawn to, meet them and choose the one you feel is the best fit. Trust your instincts.
You can contact me by phone or email if you wish to set up an initial free interview.