Ecem Coban

Registered Psychotherapist

Welcome,

Currently, I am working as a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice in downtown Toronto. I offer counselling and short/long term psychotherapy to adults in English and Turkish. In this website, you can find information on my professional background, areas of expertise, my approach to therapy and fees.

 

  

About Me

Professional Experience 

 

2019 Mental Heath Counsellor, Canadian Association for Equality. Toronto, Canada

2014-2017 Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist, Private Practice

Istanbul, Turkey

2013-2014 Life Skills Coach, Private Practice

Istanbul, Turkey

2012-2014 Psychotherapist Intern, Istanbul Bilgi University Psychological Counselling Unit

Istanbul, Turkey

2012-2013 Psychotherapist Intern, Psi Counselling Center

Istanbul, Turkey

Education 

2018 - 2019 Bridge to Registration & Employment in Mental Health       

Toronto, Ontario

2011- 2014 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul, Turkey

2006-2011 B.A. Psychology, Koc University

Istanbul, Turkey

Further Professional Training

 

2021 EFT: Attachment Science in Practise, Psychwire

2020 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training, Psychwire

2019 Level 2: CBT with Mental Health and Addiction

The Adler Graduate Professional School, Online Training

2018 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 

Gerstein Centre, Toronto, ON

 

2018 Positive Spaces 

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Toronto, ON

 

2018 Ontario Common Assesment of Need (OCAN)

CMHA Toronto, Toronto, ON

2015-2017 Psychoanalytic Training

International Psychoanalytical Association, PSIKE , Istanbul, Turkey

 

2017 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training             

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Rishikesh, India

 
 

Areas of Expertise

I offer short term and long term individual psychotherapy to adult clients (18+) in both English and Turkish languages.

Areas of expertise/interest:

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety, panic, stress, phobias

  • Difficulties around identity and self esteem

  • Interpersonal problems

  • Work-related stress

  • Immigration related difficulties

  • Personal development

My Approach:

I work from an anti-oppresive, culturally sensitive and trauma informed framework. My approach to psychotherapy is best described as integrative whereby I utilize a range of different therapies as briefly listed below. Our discussions about your needs and goals will shape the work we will conduct together.

  • Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

  • Emotionally Focused Psychotherapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Fees

Session fee: $165 (%13HST included)

Sliding Scale fee: 

I maintain a certain number of clients on a sliding scale, which means that, when available, I can offer a reduced fee based on individual financial circumstances and availability. I prioritise students and new comers in providing services on a sliding scale. 

Please inquire if you are in financial difficulty before confirming a consultation session.

Insurance Coverage:

Please note that psychotherapy services provided by private practitioners are not covered by OHIP. However, more and more employers began to include Registered Psychotherapists (who are members of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario) in their benefit packages. Please inquire directly with your insurance provider to confirm. 

If Registered Psychotherapists are covered under your insurance benefits, the session fee will be payable at the time of the appointment and a receipt for will be issued to you to be submitted to your insurance provider once payment for the session has been received.

 

Contact Me

You can reach me by filling out the contact form below or via email at ecoban.health@gmail.com

I will be returning your message/call by the end of the next business day.

My office is located in downtown Toronto (Bloor & Jarvis), within 5 minute walking distance of Bloor-Yonge and Sherbourne subway station. It is easily accessible by public transit and street parking is available. 

 

 

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