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Lisa Darrach Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto

Registered Psychotherapist • RP, CTP Dipl, PhD

Words are very important−they distinguish us as human beings from our fellow creatures. In psychotherapy the particular importance of putting thoughts and feelings into words is unmistakable. Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy is sometimes called the “talking cure.” When you talk in a psychotherapeutic context about what is bothering or upsetting or puzzling you, something can change.

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About Lisa Darrach

My first training was in literature. I received my PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto and have spent many years teaching at both the university and college levels, something I have enjoyed immensely. In 1994 I decided to take additional extensive training at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, specifically learning to work with the whole person as the person experiences herself or himself, and looking at not only what a person is aware of but also those things a person is not aware of, those thoughts and feelings and beliefs that are unconscious or only partly understood. Therapy is an exploration of those feelings and beliefs in a respectful, attentive, and caring context.

Challenges you might be facing

Psychotherapy may be helpful for you if you experience:

  • emotional or psychological pain
  • long-term or debilitating illness and pain
  • difficulties in relationship
  • depression
  • grief
  • feelings of being lost
  • sleeplessness
  • anger/rage
  • a sense of disconnection
  • disturbing moods
  • inner conflict
  • difficulty changing your behaviour
  • confusion about your life
  • the effects of abuse or trauma of any kind

What happens in a therapy session

We have great inner resources for healing and for growth. But we need a context in which we feel listened to and heard and within which a new perspective can develop. My method as a psychotherapist is to listen carefully to your dreams, experiences, fears, hopes, and longings, as we work together in your therapy to understand your particular concerns and experiences.

My Toronto office provides a comfortable physical space in which to meet and talk.

Getting Started

We’ll meet in person in my office for approximately 50 minutes per session, typically once a week, for as long as you wish to come.

Contact Lisa Darrach

If you would like to meet with me, please leave a voice message at 416-951-5819 (texting and voice mail) or send an email using the contact form.

Call Lisa at 416-951-5819


• 95 St Joseph Street, East Entrance, Rm 114, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2

• Nearest intersection: Bay St and Wellesley St (walk north on Bay to St Joseph Street)

• Nearest subway:
1. Bay St subway: take bus or walk south on Bay St to St Joseph St
2. Wellesley St subway: take bus or walk west on Wellesley to Bay St then walk north to St Joseph St (Wellesley subway is closest, about a 5-minute+ walk)

Lisa Darrach
Job Title
Registered Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy Referral Service
95 St Joseph Street, Rm 114,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3C2