Toronto Team

Esztella Vezer, M.A., R.P. (Qualifying)

Whether you are going through particularly difficult times, living with distressing thoughts, emotions, behaviours or relationship issues, or simply navigating big life changes, therapy can be provide you with the tools to cope and a safe space to resolve these life challenges. Below you will find more information about what type of presenting concerns I address and how we might work together.  

In my clinical work, I see both adults and couples who are facing a wide variety of problems. In individual therapy I see clients who are grappling with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I also deal with more specific issues, such as those related to emotion regulation, anger, self-esteem, sexuality and fertility. In couples therapy, I work with partners who are looking to renew or restore emotional, physical or sexual intimacy, or to repair ruptures related to emotional injuries and interpersonal conflicts. I also support partners in improving their emotional communication and connection. 

In our initial sessions together, I will gather information about your history and conduct a scientific, evidence-based assessment to help us understand your difficulties. We will then collaboratively set goals for therapy and carefully tailor our treatment approach and techniques to your specific needs. In order to address your distressing thoughts, emotions, behaviours and relationship difficulties, I will employ a variety of techniques and strategies from different therapeutic approaches, including emotion-focused therapy (EFT), accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy (PDT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapies.  

I aim to provide you with a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours that have been distressing to you and it is important to me that I make you feel understood, respected and valued. I strive to build a level of connection and trust that will allow you to share and explore difficult feelings, thoughts and experiences, perhaps for the first time. It would be my privilege to work with you on your journey of change and growth. 

I also conduct psychological assessments including psychodiagnostic, fertility and adoption assessments, and I have experience in the assessment of an array of mental health issues. 

In my previous positions, I have assessed and treated diverse populations in hospital-based clinics, in private practice and in large clinical trials. I also spent several years conducting parenting evaluations and cognitive testing as part of parenting capacity assessments for the Children’s Aid Society. 

I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and currently completing a PhD in clinical psychology on my way to becoming a registered psychologist. I have researched, published and presented in the areas of emotion communication and clinical supervision, among others. I have worked with people of all ages for my research, but have particularly focused on working with older adults and the challenges more common to this age group. I have also guest lectured in several undergraduate psychology courses and am a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.




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