I am a Registered Psychologist and Psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience. I work with adults, adolescents and couples. I offer psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and marriage counseling. I also provide supervision to therapists.

My office is conveniently located in downtown Toronto, at the corner of Bay and Bloor, close to the subway and affordable parking.

Call or email me to discuss how I can help you. My hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6:30pm

Contact Info

phone: 416-927-7342

text: 844-432-0880


Dr. Sandra Palef

1200 Bay Street, Suite 603
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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As a Toronto psychotherapist, I will help you increase your self awareness, resolve your emotional issues and feel better about yourself. I offer psychotherapy in Toronto to adults and adolescents. We meet once or twice a week on a regular basis to talk about your feelings and difficulties in life.

Marriage Counseling

The goal of marriage counseling is to increase your awareness of the meaning of what goes on between you, help you understand your partner's subjective experiences while accepting your own, develop your ability to resolve conflicts, and promote intimacy. The three of us meet once a week on a regular basis to explore your communication patterns.

Psychotherapy for Depression

When you feel sad, worthless and unable to enjoy your life for an extended period of time, you are likely depressed and need psychotherapy. Research has shown that most depressed people get better with treatment. Psychotherapy for depression helps people identify and deal with the causes of their depression, leading to a more positive outlook on life.

Psychotherapy for Stress in Lawyers

As a lawyer, you likely suffer from stress due to a demanding workload, the tyranny of billable hours, competition and client expectations. As a female lawyer you are twice as likely to feel stressed at work and find it impossible to achieve a work/life balance. Self-awareness is the most effective way to avoid stress. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice to increase self-awareness and deal more effectively with your personal and professional life.


The goal of psychoanalysis is an in-depth understanding of your personality with a view to increasing your self-awareness, establishing a strong, cohesive self, and transforming your life. I offer psychoanalysis to individual adults. We meet four times a week on a regular basis to explore deep-seated patterns of feeling, thinking and relating.


Supervision is designed to make you a more empathic and effective therapist. I offer supervision to psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations who are interested in learning more about the theory and techniques of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I also offer supervision to psychoanalysts in training.

Psychotherapy for Anxiety

You may suffer from excessive worry, panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms that interfere with your life and even your physical health. Psychotherapy for anxiety provides an in-depth understanding of the meanings of these fears and a substantial relief from symptoms.

Psychotherapy for Executive Stress

As a senior executive, you likely live with too much stress that affects your job, family life and health. Research has shown that executives who are more emotionally intelligent - more able to perceive, assess and manage their emotions and those of others in their organization - are less prone to stress and make better leaders. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice to increase your self-awareness and facilitate your emotional growth.

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