Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.   ~ Rumi ~

Welcome to Midtown Psychological Services

My name is Donna Reist, I’m a registered psychologist and the clinical director of Midtown Psychological Services, a professional psychology practice in midtown Toronto.  We specialize in clinical, counselling and school psychology and warmly welcome members of the whole family, 6 years of age and up.

At Midtown Psychology we offer a wide range of services.

  • Adults may wish to meet with a registered psychologist for diagnostic assessment of clinical disorders (e.g., bi-polar, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, etc.), or evidence-based treatments including professional psychotherapy and couples counselling.
  • The School Psychology Clinic provides state of the art school psychology services to students from Grade 1 to postgraduate.  We provide psychoeducational assessments, neurocognitive and behavioral assessments, as well as gifted testing and youth counselling.

After taking a look at our website please give us a call and we’ll be pleased to answer your questions.

… and, if you’re wondering, we absolutely do stand up for human rights, everyone is welcome here.

Dr. Donna Reist, PhD., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist



Dr. Reist is a registered psychologist and is pleased to provide professional psychotherapy to a wide variety of individuals.  She has worked extensively in the areas of depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, family and relationship difficulties, crisis management, and career related stress.  Read more.

Couples Counselling

We all come together for love and connection. We all wish to live authentically, being ourselves, showing who we are – the good and the bad. We hope for love, acceptance and understanding from the other. Read more.

Psychological Assessment

Diagnostic assessment of mood disorders including bi-polar and adult depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders and learning difficulties.

Psychological First-Aid

Crisis and traumatic events take a serious toll.  It is common for people dealing with crisis to experience strong emotional reactions or seemingly no reaction at all. Understanding normal responses to overwhelming or traumatic events can help you cope better and move forward on the path to recovery. Read more.

Substance Abuse

Over 1 in 10 Canadians struggle with their use of alcohol and drugs. You are not alone. Substance abuse and addictions are treatable with a wide range of options.  Dr. Reist’s approach is tailored to each individual’s readiness for self-exploration and change.  Read more.


Psychoeducational Assessments

We are pleased to provide licensed diagnostic services for the identification of Learning Disabilities in reading, writing, math and oral language development, We are also able to help you understand your  learning strengths and needs, diagnose developmental disabilities, ADHD, etc.   Learn more.

Gifted Testing

Gifted testing is intelligence testing for children which occurs annually in most elementary schools throughout Toronto and the GTA.  The purpose of gifted testing is to identify students with special learning needs due to their exceptional level of intelligence, as measured on an IQ test.   Learn more.

Youth Counselling

Coping with stress and suffering is a lifelong journey. It is an inevitable part of being human. We know, though, that like most adults, children are experiencing exceptionally high levels of stress in their lives.  Learn more.

What is a school psychologist?

School psychologists are a critical part of your child’s school team.  We work collaboratively with teachers and administrators, both in schools and privately. Our training and practice relies heavily on evidence-based decision making, accurately identifying problems and making recommendations for interventions that set students up for success.

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