Michael

Connolly

Registered Psychotherapist

RP, CTP Dipl

He/Him/His

Michael Connolly from PRS

Michael

Connolly

Registered Psychotherapist

RP, CTP Dipl

He/Him/His

To feel comfortable in our own skin, to heal our inner wounds so that we have more energy to live, to grow, and to meet the world as it is. These are the essential tasks that therapy can help us accomplish.

In Person, Online Therapy

My journey to becoming a therapist began when I started to see one. At one point I was experiencing a lot of stress.  I was handling this well as I could, but I started having panic attacks and episodes of immense frustration. So, I thought I would get some help.

I found therapy to be not only helpful but, over time, transformative. It helped me see and realize new possibilities in my life. This didn’t happen because my therapist made suggestions or gave me coaching. Rather, he helped me put words to that which lived so long inside me without words. This was liberating. I became aware of core beliefs about myself I never questioned because they were wordless and existed only as feelings.

This began a process of change in me. I started to handle my emotional distress better and learned new ways of relating to myself and others. It also sparked a desire to understand more fully the dynamics that create healing in ourselves. This led me enroll in the 6-year program at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, where the change continued and deepened. I became more resilient and more open to life. This learning is ongoing and is part of what I bring to the practice of psychotherapy.

Language I work in: English

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Trauma
  • Emotional Preconditions to Substance Abuse
I work by joining your effort to heal and grow. In all of us there are opposing forces, parts of us that want to change and parts that resist change. Together we work to discover how this dynamic plays out in your life and to uncover the path your life is striving to take. Conversation is our means of exploring- conversation that is rich in curiosity, honesty, and courage. My goal as a therapist is to understand you deeply, both your struggles and your strengths, and to help you engage more fully in life. This ongoing dialogue is our collaborative work. It can add a new dynamic to your life, increasing your awareness and capacity to change.

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I am located in North Toronto, near the Lawrence and Yonge subway station.

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