R O A D to wellbeing

Welcome to Brown Psychotherapy & Associates

Demian Brown MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker offering remote Psychotherapy, focusing on University/College students, families suffering from addiction and EMDR

About BROWN PSYCHOTHERAPY & ASSOCIATES

Proudly serving the Greater Toronto Area, Oakville for over 20 years, to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Demian Brown

Demian Brown

MSW, RSW (Registered Social Worker)

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My practice

I use an eclectic approach to psychotherapy with my clients while having an addictions and trauma focus during my clinical supervision of other therapists.

I treat people suffering from PTSD with EMDR who have single incident traumas which occur in adulthood (car accidents, assaults, anyone who is being accommodated by the Ontario governments’ victim quick response program) and I no longer offer ongoing care to individuals with childhood trauma on an ongoing basis. I’m adept at assessing my clients issues out loud: as I listen, I offer a high degree of transparency which builds trust quickly and allows work to be done at a good pace. I focus on raising awareness for my clients through highlighting underlying themes that arise during the assessment, while collaboratively developing treatment goals and a comprehensive, idiosyncratic treatment plan tailored to capture and meet each individual’s needs by working towards accomplishing the goals. The treatment plan is comprised of interventions and exercises that I have learned to integrate, readily bringing about behavioural changes that become deep and lasting.

I use a strengths-based approach and help my clients to identify and use their skills to overcome obstacles that impede their life’s goals while not just merely addressing the presenting issue alone, in isolation of other possible issues that might arise during treatment like many therapists do. After 5-10 sessions we will have developed and mostly completed a treatment plan crafted to eventually become self-directed, reducing the need for costly ongoing psychotherapy. When the core work is done, for any fine-tuning that is left - I recommend occasional “tuneups” thereafter (until completion of the whole treatment plan).

Affiliations

I’m a member in good-standing with both the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). I’m a member of EMDRIA Canada (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association)

Education
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
    University of Toronto (2003)
  • Master’s Degree in interdisciplinary studies
    Collaborative Program in Alcohol Tobacco and Other Substances (COPAS) which included courses in the schools of Pharmacology, Medicine and Bioengineering making me an “addictions expert”
  • Advanced training certification in trauma based psychotherapies and in CBT
  • Post graduate certificate in Clinical Leadership from Hinks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto (2014)
  • Basic EMDR training with near completion of my consultants license (2017)
  • Post masters level education in clinical supervision
    Enrolled in a 30 hour program at the University of Alberta (2020)

Our Specialties

More about our specialties Pricing

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • EDMR Therapy
  • Men's issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress management and reduction
  • Personal growth
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem and self confidence
  • Mindfulness based meditation
  • Assertiveness training and conflict resolution
Counselling

Our counseling approaches & privacy policy

We pride ourselves on not only our quality services, but also our professionalism and discretion.

Counselling online
Flexibility

We are flexibile in our approach and are happy to serve you by:

  • Telephone
  • Videocall (Extremely secure portal EDMRremote.com)
  • In the comfort of a discreet office (Temporarily not available during COVID-19)

Individualism

Everyone's needs are different, so should a therapeutic approach be. We posess the knowledge and experience to help people open up and allow us to help them create an individualized therapy plan.

Privacy

A therapist-client bond is no different than a lawyer's client-attourny privilege, or a doctor's oath of privacy. We are bound by an oath not to divulge ANY client information, and we pride ourselves on never breaking that bond.

Progressive

We offer many progressive and alternative styles of therapy, such as harm-reduction, exposure therapy, systematic desensytization, CBT, behavioural activation, and EDMR, among others.


Location & contact information

Have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

  • 2525 Old Bronte Road, Suite 124 Oakville, ON A1A 2B2

  • (416) 648-0668

  • thetorontopsychotherapist@gmail.com

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