Ryan Dinsmore


Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Counselling Therapist
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Co-Director of the Dynamic Psychotherapy and Psychology CentreI help people identify and change self-defeating patterns at home, work, and school. My work is guided by my interest in how mental health relates to the intersection of anxiety, emotions, problematic behaviours, and relationship difficulties.

About

Licensing
Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) - Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT)
Certification
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Professional Memberships
Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT)
International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Education
Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, University of Toronto.
Post-Graduate Specialization
Advanced Core Training in ISTDP —Ongoing—Jon Frederickson
ISTDP Core Training—3 Year Program—Dr. Allan Abbass & Dr. Joel Town
Ongoing Training
Supervision & consultation with master therapists, including Dr. Allan Abbass
Advanced Core Training in ISTDP —Jon Frederickson
ISTDP Special Interest Group—closed study group (1.5 hours per month)
ISTDP Peer Training Group—closed peer study group (1 hour per month)
Previous Training
Recognizing and Resolving Sexual Conflicts with ISTDP —1-Day—2022
Dr. Patricia Coughlin, Online
Working in the Transference —1-Day—2022
Dr. Joel Town, Halifax, NS
Treating Major Depression with ISTDP—3-Day—2021
Dr. Allan Abbass, Online
Treating Functional Somatic Disorders: 18th Immersion in ISTDP—3-Day—2021
Dr. Allan Abbass & Dr. Joel Town, Halifax, NS
Restructuring Mild to Moderate Fragility with ISTDP—2-Days—2021
Dr. Joel Town, Halifax, NS
Skills in Couple Work—5-Days—2021
Tavistock Relationships Clinic, London, UK
Mastering the ISTDP Trial Therapy: 17th Immersion in ISTDP—3-Day—2020
Dr. Allan Abbass & Dr. Joel Town, Halifax, NS
The Unconscious Therapeutic Alliance: 16th Immersion in ISTDP—3-Day—2019
Dr. Allan Abbass & Dr. Joel Town, Halifax, NS
Complex and Treatment-Resistant Cases: 15th Immersion in ISTDP—3-Day—2018
Dr. Allan Abbass & Dr. Joel Town, Halifax, NS
Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy—3-Day—2018
Paul Kasurak, MSW, R.S.W., Kingston, ON

Individual Therapy

COVID-19: I am currently providing psychotherapy services over a secure online platform.With over ten years of experience in the mental health field, I have learned that deep and lasting change is possible, that long-term issues can be resolved, and life can be better when we pay attention to ourselves in meaningful ways.I work well with people who believe their issues are related to their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours; people who believe their problems may have roots in their past, but continue to repeat old patterns despite wanting good things for themselves.I help people become aware of their wants, needs, and feelings, and how they may block themselves from improving their lives, reaching their goals, and creating lives worth living. I do not teach coping skills. With a look beyond just coping, I try to help people resolve the core emotional and relational causes of their anxiety and symptoms.I offer individual psychotherapy to adults (18+) for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, physical symptoms, pain, grief, and relationship problems. Along with these issues, I have a special interest in working with people pleasers and self-critics.In my clinical work, I draw from a set of evidence-based psychodynamic and emotion-focused therapies known as Experiential Dynamic Therapies, including Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). I also have training and experience working in other relational, mindfulness, and attachment-based approaches, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).

My Approach

In my work, I use methods to make sure my clients and I are as effective together as possible. I use the following methods to increase and track effectiveness:Limited caseload
I take a limited number of cases so I can focus on effective treatment, professional development, and reviewing my sessions. My fees are set to help me take a smaller caseload so I can focus on being more effective.
Videotaped sessions (optional and not mandatory for treatment)
With permission, I videotape my sessions to review later to be sure we are on track and as effective as we can be in our work together. I store tapes securely and I delete tapes regularly. Videotaping allows me to spend extra time each week with my clients, which serves well to continuously develop my skills for current and future clients.
Consultation
I engage in regular supervision and consultation with master therapists. I have completed much of my training with global leaders in the mental health field, including Dr. Allan Abbass, Dr. Joel Town, Jon Frederickson, and with the Tavistock Relationships Clinic in London, UK.
Professional development
I engage in routine training and skill development activities for over 2 weeks each year.

Contact

I provide online services across Canada including Ontario.

I take your privacy seriously. If you are interested in booking an appointment or have any questions, please contact me through this secure form:CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A CONFIDENTIAL FORM TO SEND ME AN EMAIL.FAX: 1-866-613-1439


LOCATIONS

I provide online treatment to residents of provinces across Canada.Criteria for Online Treatment
In cases where suicidal or homicidal thinking, violence, or substance use are issues, a local service provider may be more appropriate. I provide a brief free consultation call for interprovincial clients to ensure we are a good fit to work together.
Ontario
I am professionally licensed to provide psychotherapy and counselling services in Ontario.
Ontario:
Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
The Rest Of Canada
I am certified as a Canadian Certified Counsellor by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association to provide psychotherapy to residents of the following provinces:
• British Columbia
• Manitoba
• Saskatchewan
• Newfoundland
• Northwest Territories
• Nunavut
• Yukon