Registered Psychologist

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 the GTA

Welcome to my website. My name is Dr. Donna Reist (she/her), I am a registered clinical and counselling psychologist licensed to practice in the province of Ontario. I am a graduate of the University of Toronto where I received my Masters degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology. I have also trained in both of Toronto’s psychoanalytic institutes, and have certificate training in addiction studies, mindfulness meditation, and sensory motor psychotherapy. As a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, I enjoy providing respectful, kind, and inclusive psychological services to older teens, adults, couples, and organizations.

As a senior member of my profession, I have enjoyed over 30 years of clinical experience working with a wide variety of individuals, groups, and organizations in downtown Toronto. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples, and groups from a diverse range of socioeconomic, cultural, religious, 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 work-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 I have provided clinical supervision for candidates seeking registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

My practice welcomes diversity and is a 2SLGBTQIA+ positive space.

Please note: My office at Yonge & Eglinton, including the School Psychology Clinic, is now closed. I am now working online only.


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


Registered Psychologist


Dr. Reist has practiced professional, research-based psychotherapy for over 30 years. Now practicing through video-based telepsychology she welcomes those struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse, personality disorders, family and relationship difficulties, short-term crisis, 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. How is it that such good intentions can be so difficult to actualize? Read More

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

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