liz phillips therapy

"When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending." Brené Brown


The work we do together can help you create a life with more fulfilling connections and greater resilience in the face of life’s difficulties.

Areas of focus:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Trauma, PTSD

If you don’t see your issue in the list above, don’t hesitate to contact me for further exploration. If I can’t support you, I will try to refer you to someone who can.

Therapeutic approaches

Relational psychotherapy Relationships are the very foundation of our existence and development. When we struggle in our connections, we struggle in most other areas of our lives – cognitively, physically, and emotionally. Relational psychotherapy offers a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative relationship in which you can safely explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings, and set goals for healing.

Sensorimotor psychotherapy This somatic approach to psychotherapy is particularly effective for processing trauma and attachment injuries. It helps you identify survival strategies that may no longer be working, and supports you do develop new, more effective resources for greater resilience.

Couples therapy Humans are born to bond. Adult romantic partnerships are the bonds we seek for emotional safety and wellbeing. When our partnerships become troubled, it can feel catastrophic. In couples work, we identify the painful cycles that keep us stuck in conflict, and work together in a safe environment to locate the deeper feelings that can lead to reconnection and healing.

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When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.

Brené Brown

about me


I trained at the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), a recognized school with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). TIRP’s intensive theoretical and experiential clinical program with feminist and anti-oppression lenses enables its therapists to support most client populations with a wide variety of issues.

I have training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (, a trauma-informed, somatic-focused approach to individual psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples with Dr. Sue Johnson, and Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy at the Tikkun Learning Center

I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and am governed by TIRP's and CAPT's Codes of Ethics.

I am committed to ongoing professional development to learn the most effective approaches for working with my clients.

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Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke


The fee is $130 + HST per 50-minute session with a sliding-scale for those with financial barriers. Methods of payment include cash, e-transfer, cheque, paypal or credit card (there is an additional 3% processing fee for credit cards).

Cancellations require 24 hours notice or a full fee will be charged.

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The wound is the place where the light enters you.


contact me

(416) 530 0752

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

My office is located near the intersection of College Street and Manning Avenue in Toronto.

(416) 530 0752

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Together, we can explore the meaning of your experiences and collaborate on goals for your healing.

Liz Phillips