“As I actualize, I uncover.”
— ― Martin Buber, I and Thou
 Photo Credit: Wendy Saby

Photo Credit: Wendy Saby

Dorit Osher, M.A, MSW, RSW

I believe our body is the container for our life.  It holds our everyday feelings, reactions and responses.  It is the container for our being, that holds our history, our desires and our presence in the world.  When we have not had our needs met, intruded by and affected by others and experiences in our life, we are changed.  Part of a therapeutic process is feeling and understanding the impact of these disruptions and lackings, and coming closer to your essential self in creating a life that reflect you.

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.  I am a life long learner and searcher, I have post-graduate training in parent-child psychotherapy,  depth psychology, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, body-oriented therapy, expressive arts therapy, eating disorder treatments, 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 facilitate yearly summer retreats in therapeutic movement-based expressive arts and hold workshops and classes in somatic practices and movement.

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 and Trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions
  • Chronic pain
  • Couple therapy
  • Body-centered therapy and expressive arts.

Contact Information:

TELEPHONE: (519) 435-1237 or TEXT

EMAIL: dosher@rogers.com

FAX: (226) 785-0926

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) 

Fees:

  • Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover treatment.  My regular fee is $130.00 per 60 minute session.