Registered Psychotherapist, Strategic Coach, Consultant in Human Rights

As a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I provide therapy for individuals, couples and groups. My work with couples combines my training in psychodynamic and emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Common issues presented in my practice deal with attachment injuries such as abandonment, grief, shame, self esteem, paranoia, addictions, anger, fear, anxiety and relationship difficulties.

To help me serve my clients' needs, I bring to the therapeutic session a variety of skills and abilities that span a training and work history of more than 30 years.

I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have a BA in Psychology from York University and a Graduate Diploma from The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP). I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT); past member of the Ontario Society for Training and Development; the Actors Association of Canadian TV and Radio Artists; past Chair, Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies; past board member of the Ontario Association for Children with Learning Disabilities; the Committee on Sex-Role Stereotyping in Advertising; the Multicultural and Anti-Racist Educators' Network; and Oolagen House (transitional home for persons challenged by substance addiction).

In addition to my psychotherapy practice, I have provided strategic coaching and counseling to the private and public sectors for over 20 years on such issues as staff development, anger management, harassment, and staff relations. I taught Conflict Resolution and Dispute Negotiation at Ryerson Polytechnic University, and have extensive experience as a writer and broadcaster.

Please call me at 416-691-4771 or email me at barbjustason@sympatico.ca if you feel you could benefit from my services.

Barbara Justason, RP, BA, CTP Dipl

CRPO Registration #002537