Andrew Dreosto

Andrew Dreosto


Student Therapist
MACP (candidate)

Specialties:

  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • New or Expecting Parent Support
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness and Meditative Cognitive Practices
  • Ages 18+

Fees:

Individual Session: $80 plus HST

Sessions may be covered under insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider prior to making an appointment to see if Registered Psychotherapists are covered.

**Please note – Sliding scale rates are available for clients who may require financial accommodations.**

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Whether it’s a big life transition, or the day to day balance of all the parts of your life, there can come a time when it feels difficult to manage it all. You may want to find out more about your needs, how to better support yourself, how to better express yourself when communicating with others, how to better ask for help, or you want to find the path forward. Regardless of the reason, I’m glad you found your way here. 

I recognize that reaching out for help can be a challenge. I have witnessed profound suffering and struggle, and how these experiences can be isolating or life altering. I understand how essential a functional foundation of beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours are for taking care of ourselves and for self-improvement.  

There are so many different needs and experiences that define who you are as an individual. My approach to psychotherapy is to help you discover your own path of self-empowerment. To support you having your own needs met. What you value is intrinsic to you. What your mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual needs might be, may be greatly different from someone else. Feeling validated and accepting our needs, initially may not feel natural for everyone. 

I previously graduated from the University of Guelph with my Bachelor’s degree, and I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am able to practice psychotherapy with clients through my practicum with Roots in Wellness, under the supervision of Kayleen Edwards. I am currently a Student Member with the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP), who also receives regular external supervision as I enhance my skills working towards becoming a Registered Psychotherapist.

My journey that has led me to psychotherapy has involved burnout, grief, powerful self-reflection, and constantly building my self-awareness. It involved some considerable risk taking on the path to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. As a recent new Dad and someone who’s navigated a number of major life transitions, I recognize the need for deep unconditional compassionate therapy. I make a daily effort to be transparent and balance how I want to continue showing up for my clients, to manifest a positive trusting therapeutic relationship. I have learned that challenging ourselves in a respectful capacity is necessary for finding our greater potential, and I do my best to ensure I take this approach with every client. 

My therapeutic approaches are most rooted in Person-Centered Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I prefer to respond to the client specifically based upon their needs and wishes, which means adapting to provide the type of care that best resonates with you.

I care greatly about helping you navigate life’s ups and downs with a sense of support and connection. We may give up so much by doing what we were told was the right thing, that we deny our fundamental human rights and needs. Programming of what we are led to believe is a good family member, worker, partner, friend, or person, may be part of the reason you feel stuck.  I consistently work towards creating a collaborative environment with you that includes respect, deep listening, unconditional empathetic connection, and growth, to help you discover your way forward. 

In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities like camping, reading, cognitively challenging games, yoga, and connecting with friends and family.

Contact:

Email: andrew@rootsinwellness.ca

Phone: (519) 830-4315