Registered Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CSAT · Master's (Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work, 2010)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Social Worker)
Accepting new clients
Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
I am a Registered Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having earned my Master’s degree from Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a professional member of International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My clinical practice focuses on treating difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness and other psychological/emotional issues, through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Relational Life Therapy and traditional psychotherapy.
I have a special interest and specialized training in treating individuals suffering from addictions and trauma, specifically behavioral addictions including sex, pornography, internet, online gaming and gambling addiction, as well as substance addictions including alcohol, drug and chemical addictions. I also provide extensive sex/ pornography addiction assessments and evaluations.
Addiction is often the result of an unidentified mental health problem and/or unresolved trauma. My approach is to address the underlying issues contributing to the addiction by individualizing the mental health treatment plan in order to advance your long-term objectives of sobriety, develop healthy relationships and experience an overall improved quality of life.
Primary Practice Location
Ryan Spodek Therapy- Trauma and Addiction Recovery Counselling
1118 Centre Street Suite 205
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 7R9
Phone: (416) 318-8424
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
Years of Experience
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
Master of Health Management Degree from McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business, Hamilton Ontario
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate from The University of Toronto
Certificate in Relational Life Therapy Approach to Couples and Couples Therapy
Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers