Toronto Team

Jeffery Driscoll, B.Sc., B.Ed.

I define courage as the perseverance to move forward despite fear, a quality I will help you explore in therapy.  I pledge to extend empathy and compassion in our counselling sessions and acknowledge your inner strength. As a counsellor, I work non-judgmentally with individuals, couples, children, and families, guiding them toward greater well-being, life meaning, achievement, and healthy relationships.

Currently pursuing a Master of Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School, I am completing a practicum at the Center for Interpersonal Relationships under the supervision of Dr. Ashwin Mehra, C.Psych.

My specific interest lies in addressing issues related to loss of emotional control, sexual addiction, relationship issues, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, grief, and loss. Drawing from my background as an educator, I assist individuals of all ages to reach their academic and career potential. Decades of work as a yoga instructor have led to an ability to cultivate self-compassion, acceptance and mindfulness in my clients. 

Our initial session explores your challenges, strengths, life story, and subjective experience. Following the forging of a strong alliance, we collaboratively define therapeutic goals. We will engage in assessment protocols that have been scientifically verified for their accuracy to help determine what is getting in the way of your dreams. We explore how present and childhood experiences, relationships, and societal influences create patterns of consciousness and unconscious thoughts. Once we understand the blocks to your growth, we develop committed actions grounded in your values and move you towards well-being and the life you deserve. 

With over 25 years of experience in the social service professions, I remain sensitive to how past or ongoing trauma informs our self-concept and relationships. Utilizing an integrated approach, I merge mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamics, family systems theories, and self-compassion-based practices. If you are unfamiliar with these approaches, rest assured I make the sessions uniquely individualized to your needs and strive to do my best to be a safe harbour for you in a life journey that can be tumultuous. 

Committed to continuous learning, I maintain affiliations with professional associations such as the Canadian Psychological Association,  Ontario Psychological Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association.  My involvement in the community extends to facilitating training groups for individuals dealing with childhood sexual abuse, trauma-based disorders, and addictions. I also support students with cognitive and emotional/social challenges in achieving success within academic settings aligned with Ontario Curriculum expectations and standardized testing. I work with social justice and psycho-educational movements within the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology. I have written a manual exploring the effectiveness and efficiency of the Cognitive Behavioural Intervention Strategy to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am also currently completing a masters thesis which explores the connection between yoga based principles and subjective well-being.