1407 Yonge Street, Suite 406,

Toronto, Ontario M4T 1Y7

 

416-835-9994 | ambercohen@thecohenclinic.com

 

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About the cohen clinic

Amber Cohen, Psy.D., C.Psych. 

Clinic Director

Throughout my life, I have always had an interest in mental health and helping others.  My Honours BA in Psychology at The University of Western Ontario, fortified my decision to obtain higher education in the field of Psychology.  I went on to complete my Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL).  I then rounded out my clinical training at the Faulk Center for Counseling and Keller Simon Healthcare and Associates in South Florida.  My comprehensive experiences in private practice, community mental health clinics, college counseling centers and hospital settings have solidified my clinical skills. I am a member of The Ontario Psychological Association and a registered member of The College of Psychologists of Ontario.

MY APPROACH

My primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while integrating Mindfulness and other evidence-based methodologies.  I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  As your therapist, I will tailor my approach to meet your needs because everyone has unique difficulties and challenges.  Respect for your individual needs and experiences are of the utmost concern, so I work collaboratively with you to best tailor the treatment approach to your unique sensibilities.  I have experience with clients from varying cultures, ethnic backgrounds, religious groups and sexual orientations and value these individual differences.  Overall, I work to identify and develop your strengths while helping you recognize more effective ways of thinking, behaving, and communicating. I have a direct yet compassionate and empathic approach that will allow you to see improvements. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

I provide therapy to adults in an individual therapy setting. My areas of clinical interest include: 

 

  • Anxiety and chronic worrying

  • Panic attacks

  • Health anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma

  • Depression

  • Impulse control disorders

  • Attention and behavioural difficulties

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Boundary difficulties

  • Coping skills

  • Adjustment to life events

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Workplace difficulties

  • Family difficulties

  • Anger management

  • Assertiveness training

  • Stress management

I received my M.A. in Counselling Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University.  I then moved to Canada where I completed my post-doctoral training at Ontario Shores (Whitby, ON), St. Leonard’s Place Peel (Brampton, ON), Woodbine Psychological and Counselling Services (Markham, ON) and Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services (Oshawa, ON).  I am registered with The College of Psychologists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and a fellow of the Psychological Association of the Philippines.  I am also fluent in Filipino (Tagalog).

Jesus Enrique G. Saplala, Ph.D., C.Psych.

MY APPROACH

Being schooled and trained in Eastern and Western schools of thought have shaped my understanding of human behaviour from different perspectives. I value the uniqueness of each client and work to help bring back an optimal level of functioning through evidence-based approaches.  My extensive training has allowed me to gain competence utilizing different approaches so that I can meet the needs of each client.  I utilize Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic and Clinical Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Personality disorders

  • Adjustment to life events

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Academic difficulties

  • Workplace difficulties

  • Assertiveness training

  • Anger management

  • Grief and bereavement

I provide therapy to adults in an individual therapy setting. My areas of clinical interest include: 

 

  • Depression

  • Sleep disorders and sleep-related difficulties

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Anxiety and chronic worrying

  • Stress management

  • Panic attacks

  • Social anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma

I received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2004 and worked as a therapist in South Africa for 15 years before immigrating to Canada.  I have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and couples. I am a member of The Ontario Psychological Association and a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Kim Foster Yardley, 

M.A., C.Psych.Assoc.

MY APPROACH

My sense is that therapy is a space for a person (or couple) to build the skills and confidence to lead their best life.  It is about assisting an individual to develop strong healthy relationships with themselves and others. My aim in therapy is to provide a warm and supportive environment.   My approach is client-focused, combining a directive approach with a safe and containing space for clients to explore and overcome their difficulties. I utilize Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR and contemporary Psychodynamic therapy to provide a treatment approach specific to the needs of the client.  

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Coping skills

  • Adjustment to life events

  • Grief and bereavement

  • Workplace difficulties

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Building emotional resilience

  • Improving athletic or creative performance

I provide therapy to adults and older adolescents in an individual therapy setting. In addition I offer couple counselling. My areas of clinical interest include:

  • Anxiety and chronic worrying

  • Panic attacks

  • Social anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Boundary difficulties