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 ~
Donna M. Reist, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist | Psychotherapist, Toronto and across Ontario
Midtown Psychological Services
Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling
Winter/Spring appointments 2022: I am sorry, I am unable to accept new referrals.
Welcome, my name is Donna Reist (she/her), I am a registered clinical, counselling and school psychologist licensed to practice in the province of Ontario. I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from York University and my Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy in counselling psychology from the University of Toronto. Over the course of my career, I have also trained in both of Toronto’s psychoanalytic institutes, and I have certificate training in addictions, mindfulness meditation, and sensory motor psychotherapy. As a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, I am licensed to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and organizations.
As a more senior member of my profession, I have enjoyed over 30 years of clinical experience working with a wide variety of individuals, groups, and organizations. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples, and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural, and sexually diverse backgrounds. I have worked extensively in mental health promotion, substance abuse, psychological trauma, critical incidence stress debriefing, crisis management, sexual and gender identity issues, mood and anxiety disorders, family and relationship issues and career related stress. I have also worked as a consultant to the TDSB where I provided psychological services to children and adolescents with developmental, learning, and behavioral challenges and provided clinical supervision for candidates seeking registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Since COVID, I am now working online only.
Please note the School Psychology Clinic is now closed.
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