Dr. Dorota Spelliscy
I am a psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I offer individual short- and long-term psychotherapy, as well as psychological and psychoeducational assessment to adults and youth (12 years of age and up). In addition to my private practice, I am a psycho-educational consultant to the Youth Services Bureau.
I work therapeutically with adults and adolescents using psychodynamic and psychoanalytic frameworks, where I aim to help my patients better understand the underlying causes of their symptoms. I also offer psychoanalysis, which is an intensive 3-4 hours per week long-term treatment. My main areas of clinical focus are depression, anxiety, identity issues, women’s issues, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and loss and grief. Through psychological and psychoeducational assessments, I determine the factors that contribute to poor work and school performance.
I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York in 2007, my M.A. and Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University in New York in 2002, and my B.Sc. in Biopsychology from the University of British Columbia in 1999. I was trained in various facilities and had the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations. I trained at a city hospital in the Bronx with inpatients and outpatients, a Veterans Affairs hospital, where I worked with war veterans and their families, a university counselling center, and the Karen Horney Clinic in New York City, where I offered psychotherapeutic services to individuals of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. I am currently a Candidate with the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis, doing my 4-year post-graduate training to become a psychoanalyst.