Richard Amaral

Address : 9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48) Suite 211, Markham, ON L6E 0B5
Profession : Psychologist
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training

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Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Adolescents, Adults, Seniors
Email : richard@psychologyforgrowth.com
Phone : 905-472-9658
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Registering association : College of Psychologists of Ontario

 

I am a registered psychologist in Markham, Ontario working with adolescents, adults, and families. My goal is to help clients overcome any mental, emotional, and behavioural obstacles that are preventing them – or their family – from reaching their full potential. I utilize evidence-based practices to provide clients with tools and strategies to use in every aspect of life.

My training is in the areas of CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy), psychodynamic therapy (developing insight and meaning from interpersonal relationships), hypnotherapy (using suggestion to create change and insight), and EMDR (eye-movement desensitization reprocessing). I work on creating a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental working relationship where my clients can openly discuss anything they would like.

Here are my areas of interest:
• Addictions (to drugs and other behaviours like gambling)
• Anxiety (constantly worrying about things)
• Anger Management (feeling like you have a 'short fuse or temper')
• Depression (sad, disinterested, finding difficulty being motivated)
• Domestic violence (helping people heal from all forms of abuse)
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (helping people resolve past and current traumas)

I am also an approved provider with Health Canada for First-Nations people, having worked in First Nations communities for over five years.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in applied psychology, specializing in counselling. I received my Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and specialized in working with adolescents and addictions. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto at Mississauga where I majored in philosophy and psychology. I have over 15-years of experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy services.

For more information, please call (905) 472-9658. One of the Markham Psychologists’ administrative assistants will call you back within 24-hours.