Halton Regional Municipality, ON
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Johnston, David - Registered Psychotherapist, B.Sc., B.Ed., OCT (Ontario College of Teachers); MACP CRPO RPQ (Master of Arts Counselling Psychology, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Registered Psychotherapist - Qualifying)
Accendus Group Psychotherapy
Private practice (individual)
David is an individual, couples/relationship, and family therapist. He believes in creating a safe space where people of all backgrounds are welcome, and where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. He works together with clients to empower inherent strengths and skills in those that he sees. Here, clients can discover greater feelings of connection, understanding, curiosity and mindfulness in their lives.

As an Elementary School Teacher since 2001, David has worked with children and youth in the learning environment, and supported students with a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), David has focused on a mindfulness-based framework that fosters self-discovery, as well as identifying and resisting shame. Specific treatment approaches include, but not limited to, evidence-based therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. He works from a trauma and attachment informed, harm reduction model of practice.

David also has a strong focus on providing psychotherapy services for LGBTQ individuals and couples.

David offers psychotherapy and counselling to individuals/couples, as well who are experiencing:
* Mood (major depression, bipolar I & II depression, persistent depressive disorder)
* Anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder)
* Addiction (substances)
* Process Addictions (gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive spending, internet and gaming, eating/food)
* Trauma (childhood and adult)
* Interpersonal Relationships, Intimacy and Attachment
* Conflict regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
* Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
* Developing parenting partnerships in families in crisis
Special Services During Pandemics (e.g. COVID/Corona), Disasters and Related Emergencies
Virtual Therapy - Zoom, Facetime & MS Teams
200-345 Lakeshore Road
Oakville, ON, L6J 1J5 Map
647-783-1131
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes ($100/hr.)
Gender: Male
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
Area Served: Halton Regional Municipality
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This resource is listed under these topics

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Bullying
Depression
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Family, Marital, and Couple Therapy
Learning Disorders
Separation and Divorce
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ)
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Last modified Sep 26, 2021 9:09am
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