Welcome to Dan Rusu Psychotherapy Services
Providing confidential and evidence-based psychotherapy services using a holistic treatment approach.
"Crossing the Bridge"
Emotional Wellness requires acceptance and change. Sometimes life can be complicated and complex and talking with a trustworthy professional psychotherapist/ counsellor can help to bring new insight and explore practical solutions to your situation.
Often times we find ourselves "stuck in a rut" not knowing how to address our challenges. It looks like we are separated from our goals and we are not sure how to get from "here" to "where" we want/need to be. Psychotherapy can help!
Holistic psychotherapy or counselling is an integrative approach that focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways, issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas.
In his practice, Dan uses a whole-health or holistic treatment approach consisting of: psychotherapy , lifestyle management strategies (sleep, nutrition, physical exercise), building support and at client's request spiritual/ faith-based practice(s).
Seeing a psychotherapist is like the process of "crossing a bridge" from "here" to "where you want/need to be". You will not be alone in this journey ! Your psychotherapist will walk with you step by step!
You and your therapist will decide what areas you will work on, and together set goals that are realistic and achievable, utilizing your strengths. Once you both agree on a set of goals, the two of you will develop a plan to enable you to reach these goals. It will be a step-by-step process. While you are the one who will do the work in the areas you wish to change, your therapist will empower and support you each step of the way. It will be reassuring to know that you are not alone !
About the Psychotherapist
Dan has over 20 years of regional and international experience working as a Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker in a variety of settings such as: hospital (acute mental health unit), addiction services, family health team/ primary care, community counselling agencies, residential settings, and child welfare. He is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, is a member of Ontario Association of Social Workers and EMDR Canada & EMDRIA.
His specialties include working with individuals struggling with trauma, addictive behaviors, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, stress and burnout.
Dan provides psychotherapy using various modalities such as : Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness practice to support his clients in achieving their goals.
• Bachelors of Social Work, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
• Masters of Social Work (Specialization: Individuals, Families and Groups) - Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener ON, Canada
• Professional Addiction Studies , McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
• EMDR Certified Therapist- EMDRIA, Austin TX
"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities”