Meet Lydia | Lydia Charak Psychotherapy - Toronto, ON Canada

Hi, I’m Lydia

I'm a registered psychotherapist and an expressive arts therapist in private practice seeing clients in the east end of Toronto.

My approach is somewhat eclectic. My fine art and science background plus a lifetime of experiences continually influence how I view the world and inform my approach to therapy.

I believe I come to this line of work honestly. I am no stranger to personal trauma and its repercussions and how profoundly this has affected me. This no doubt has had a major part to play in a lifetime of curiosity about what makes people tick, how their past relates to their present situations and how they can overcome difficulties in their lives however large or small.

Clients who get the most out of therapy with me are those who are willing to meet me halfway. They appreciate my active participation in sessions, my down to earth approach and aren’t bothered by the occasional colourful language that might fall out of my mouth. Sometimes there’s no better way to say what needs to be said.

My main approaches include Expressive Arts Therapy where the arts are utilized therapeutically and Compassionate Inquiry – a sensitive and insightful approach to Talk Therapy.

The Expressive Arts can act as a direct line to your subconscious and is a wonderful complement to the other therapies I offer. By shedding new light on old problems, it works hand-in-hand with your imagination and creativity to understand yourself better and to develop alternative perspectives and mindsets.
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Sculpture series "Suffering" by Lydia Charak.

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Lydia Charak, RP, EXAT, MA, BAA, BSc – Toronto, Ontario.

I am accepting new clients and have openings in the evenings and on weekends because I know how difficult it can be to fit therapy into your busy life. A 30-minute free consultation over the phone starts the process and will give you an idea of how we can work together.

In addition to being a therapist, I find balance in my life by engaging in an active and diverse artistic practice. I have a special love for
sculpture, art welding and photography and I have sprinkled some of my artwork throughout this website so you can get a sense of who I am and how I see the world.

Please have a look around my website and if you like what you see go ahead and
book a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Specialties

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Trauma
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Anxiety
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Depression
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Grief

Testimonials

“Lydia is intuitive, attentive, and very knowledgeable. She has a deeper sense of trauma from both training and lived experiences. Lydia has a breadth of artistic skills to tap into and is very playful and explorative. Lydia has been an amazing team member at Art With A Heart for numerous years running Expressive Arts Therapy groups. Our clients love her.” Sheri Gundry – Art with a Heart, Whitby Ontario