Dr. Patricia Doris
Welcome! I’m Dr. Patricia Doris and I am a registered clinical psychologist. For more than 15 years, I’ve been working with clients from London, St. Thomas, Komoka, Mount Brydges and the surrounding areas providing consultation and psychotherapy tailored to the unique needs of each person. My motto in therapy is:
“Knowledge creates the map and courage fuels the journey.”
Most clients that I’ve worked with fall into one of two categories. Those that don’t understand the why of something and those that know exactly why but are stuck trying to make meaningful change.
Do you want to know why you feel the way you do or why you keep repeating the same patterns in your life or relationships?
Together we can uncover and make sense of the old patterns and learned ways of being that keep you stuck. Sometimes just understanding why something is the way it is gives us the freedom to move forward in new and more successful ways.
Do you know exactly what you need to do but can’t seem to do it?
In therapy we can figure out what’s getting in your way and how to gain the motivation, courage, and/or skills to make it happen.
It has always been my belief that psychotherapy can help individuals achieve the highest level of emotional, psychological, and relationship functioning possible. Over the years, I have been honoured to work with clients that have achieved their dreams, learned to live happier and more fulfilling lives, and have resolved problems and symptoms that were inhibiting them from living the lives they desired.
So how is talking to a therapist different than talking to friends or family members?
One of the most common phrases that I hear from clients is “…I’ve never thought of it that way before.” That’s because as a psychologist, I provide the unique combination of a private, confidential, and non-judgemental space with the knowledge and experience to help people understand their life experiences in ways that support growth and meaningful change. I have training and experience in a variety of therapy modalities and find that combining elements of cognitive-behavioural, relational, and insight-oriented psychodynamic therapy offers me the flexibility to tailor my approach to the unique needs of each client.
In addition to Individual Psychotherapy, I also have a special interest in working with clients in demanding careers and leadership positions. Executive Counselling is offered to business leaders, medical professionals, and entrepreneurs who find themselves needing support to meet the varied demands of their often busy and fast-paced lifestyles. From career transitions and work-life balance issues to managing interpersonal difficulties and personal development, executive counselling focused therapy highlights skill and confidence development which supports success both professionally and personally.
Are you ready to get started? Email me or call 519-636-6660 for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”