Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker · Master's (Middlesex University, 2010)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist) and Complementary/Alternative Service (Life coach)
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Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
I am a registered social worker and registered psychotherapist who provides both therapy and coaching services to adults in person or by phone.
While my background is in existential and psychoanalytic therapy, I like to adapt my approach to suit you and your situation.
In our work together, I will try to help you to do the following: (1) manage and cope with symptoms related to issues such as anxiety and low self-esteem; (2) explore options for various life situations (i.e. career and relationships); and (3) better understand yourself so that you are less vulnerable to challenges and better able to recognize opportunities.
My working hours are generally weekday afternoons and evenings and my office is conveniently located near College subway station in downtown Toronto. Appointment times are variable and I am flexible in terms of session frequency, particularly once the therapy has built some momentum. Session fees may be covered by workplace benefits.
In addition to providing therapy services, I also provide life coaching services, particularly in the area of relationship coaching. At the moment, I am especially interested in working with people who are looking for a relationship coach as I am launching new programs for singles and couples, in affiliation with the Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI). The programs are geared towards the following: (1) single individuals who are wanting to be proactive in their relationship search; and (2) couples who want to be proactive about their future together. Coaching sessions are held via telephone.
Primary Practice Location
Lori Ralko, M.A., RSW, RP
25 Wood Street Suite 103
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2P9
Phone: (416) 710-4958
Extended office hours: evenings
I find it especially rewarding to be able to help people better understand not just themselves, but human motivation, defenses, and behaviour in general. As a result, I have witnessed clients' increased ability to understand, tolerate, and interact with parents, partners, co-workers, bosses, and so on.
Years of Experience
Certified Coach Practitioner, Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA);
Member, Relationship Coaching Institute;
Psychoanalyst Candidate, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP).