Alison Crosthwait, Psychotherapist

I spent 15 years in capital markets as a trader and research analyst.  I am a CFA Charterholder and have a Masters in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.  All the while, another part of me was talking.  This part wanted to learn how to engage more fully in the world – to bring more of myself to the table.  That journey brought me to the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy and a career as a psychotherapist.   I have experienced many difficult challenges in my life and therapy has been crucial to becoming who I am today.

Clients describe me as solid, quick, kind, and persistent.  I work hard and enjoy the work immensely.  I am continually asking more of myself and seeking to grow and learn.  The process of therapy involves both of us and I am committed to growing as a therapist and person and to bringing this growth to my work with clients. I have a strong sense of humor and enjoy seeing the world and its oddities through the eyes of my clients.

I start by learning as much as I can about you.  I will have lots of questions and will listen closely to what you are telling me.  I want to hear your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  I will give my perspective and you can tell me if I am on the right track.

As we build a relationship we will see what needs to be done and together we will figure out how therapy can best address your needs.

In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I write about psychotherapy and change.  You can find my writing on my blog or you can get a copy of my book, a collection of short essays about psychotherapy entitled What It Feels Like To Change.

Credentials:

Diploma, Centre for Training in Psychotherapy

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Registration #001373.

Associate Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation.

Contact me to make an appointment.