Dorit Osher, M.A, MSW, RSW

I truly believe that people have the ability to make significant changes in themselves and their orientation of how they make choices and construct their lives.  I consider myself to be a creative, insightful and authentic therapist.  I am first human before I wear my therapeutic hat.  I believe that the foundation of a meaningful and effective therapeutic process starts with finding a therapist where their is a good relational fit  

I received my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and have a graduate degree in Theory and Criticism with a focus in feminist psychoanalytic and trauma theory.  I have a BFA from York University in Dance.  Prior to my career as a psychotherapist, I was a professional contemporary dancer.  Moreover, I have post-graduate training in parent-child psychotherapy,  cognitive-behavioural therapy, body-oriented therapy, expressive arts therapy, eating disorders treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and attachment based psychotherapy.  I teach a yearly movement-based expressive arts course at Fleming College in Haliburton in the Expressive Arts Therapy Certification program.  I also continue to be an active dance artist and part of a professional improvisational dance collective called PDA (Public Displays of Art, www.publicdisplaysoart.ca.  

My formal education is only part of my therapeutic training.  It’s often said that therapists are born, not made.  In my case, acquiring formal education has been part of the steps but ongoing professional and intellectual development, ongoing reflection and my own growth is crucial for me to continue to be a compassionate, insightful, educated, and skilled therapist.  I believe therapy is a collaborative process, so it is so important to find the right therapist.  I would be pleased to answer any questions via phone or email.

My specialties include:

Depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, post-traumatic stress, addictions, chronic pain, eating disorders, couple therapy, body-centered therapy and expressive arts.

Location:

408 Queens Ave, London, Ontario, N6B 1X9

Online counselling for your convenience: Skype or Face Time.

Services:

Individual, Couple and Group Therapy

Workshops, classes and retreats (www.beyondmovement.org)