About Alex

Registered Psychotherapist, M. Ed., RP – Practising in Toronto, Ontario

Alex Belakovsky

Registered Psychotherapist, M. Ed., RP

As a therapist with over 25 years of experience in the mental health care field, my mission is to provide you with a safe space where you can learn to lead a richer, fuller life. No single type of psychotherapy is large enough to address all the parts of being human. There really is nobody quite like you and my task is to work with your individuality in order to truly support you. This is why I focus on your future strength, not your past or current challenges.

It’s why I use a variety of resilience-building therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural-Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioural-Therapy (DBT), Relational Process Experiential Therapy (RPET), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and. Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) approaches. 

I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from OISE/University of Toronto and I am a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario. I also possess additional specialty training in CBT, DBT, RPET, and EFT and have been specializing in mood and anxiety disorders.

Workshops and Trainings

AS A LEADER

2011 - present
2009 - 2011
2011 - present

York University

Clinical Course Director
- Mental Health Program

Teaching bachelor degree students
and a Field Supervisor
2009 - 2011

University of Toronto and Humber College
/ University of Guelph

Clinical Educator and Field Supervisor

Teaching clinical portions of Mental Health courses and supervising field placement of students; grading assignments and providing feedback to students regarding their performance; fostering the development of academic skills for the second year Bachelor Degree students; promoting self-directed learning and critical thinking through Socratic questioning

Workshops and Courses

AS A PARTICIPANT

TimeWorkshop/CourseEstablishment
2009-2010Post Graduate Externship - Clinical TraumatologyOshawa Psychological Services
2018Motivational Interviewing (MI)York University
2015-2016Trauma TherapyUniversity Health Network
2014Emotion Focused Therapy (Advanced)York University Emotion Focused Therapy Centre
2014Motivational InterviewingSt. Michael's Hospital
2013Narrative TherapyHincks-Dellcrest Institute
2011Brief Dynamic Therapy (March - April)Toronto Therapy Network
2011Culture and PsychotherapyCentre for Addiction and Mental Health
2011Spring, Brief Psychodynamic TherapyToronto Therapy Network
2010Emotion Focused Therapy (Process Experiential)Oshawa Psychological Training Institute
2010Advanced Dialectical Behavioural TherapyOshawa Psychological Training Institute
2009Brief Solution Focused TherapyOntario Institute for Studies in Education
2007Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Advanced LevelHincks-Dellcrest Institute
2006Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Basic LevelHincks-Dellcrest Institute
2006Interpersonal PsychotherapyCentre for Addiction and Mental Health
2005Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Basic LevelMount Sinai Hospital

Supervision

2014 - PRESENT

Continuous Clinical Supervision in Relational Process
Experiential Therapy (RPET), Mood and Anxiety
Disorders and Psychological Trauma

2005 - 2010

Continuous Clinical Supervision in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy(DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Solution-Focused, Gestalt, Narrative, Existential, Couples and Family Systems therapies

2014 - PRESENT
2005 - 2010