Top-Rated EMDR Therapy in Toronto

Proven Effective Psychotherapy Method for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Somatic, Phobia, OCD, Depression

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Rafati Counselling Services

Pantea Rafati MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying),
EMDR Therapist

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EMDR Therapy in the Toronto area including North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Aurora, and Newmarket.

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR is a powerful psychotherapy technique that has been proven effective in helping people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Phobia, OCD, Somatic and related mental disorders.

EMDR Therapy is in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences. Processing even the most difficult memories can be dealt with in a much shorter time compared to traditional therapy.

EMDR sessions help move the client quickly from emotional distress to a peaceful resolution.

How Does This Therapy Work?

EMDR Therapy focuses on the past, the present, and the future.

A traumatic event or a situation that produces PTSD, anxiety, phobia, stress, and related mental disorders happens. It affects the body first, then the emotions kick in and the brain starts to “reprocess” the event. You think about it, sleep on it, get support, time passes, etc.

This therapy treatment works with the adaptive information processing system in the brain to change (reduce) the intensity of emotions, distressing experiences, and memories.

EMDR therapy can change the impact of a traumatic event (such as rape and sexual abuse, combat trauma, childhood trauma and neglect, life-threatening accidents, etc.) and effectively treat other related mental issues such as anxiety, fear, phobia, panic attack, and stress.

When you have completed EMDR Therapy, you will not only have resolved past traumatic memories, but you will also be comfortable with any present-day triggers and confident about any challenging issues coming up in the future.

Although you can still remember the traumatic event it no longer bothers you and you have peace with them.

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What is The Therapy procedure?


I conduct an environmental interview


I recognize the exact type of the problem


We work together to achieve the goal


We try to end the therapy successfully

Pantea Rafati EMDR Therapist

Hi, I'm Pantea Rafati,
EMDR Therapist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Canada (CRPO) and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

I specialize in EMDR Therapy which is a proven effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I am an active member of EMDR Canada as well as the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

I hold a Master’s degree in Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University.

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Google Reviews

I have been seeing Pantea for a few months now, and I can wholeheartedly say that she has been a big part in changing my life. Pantea is not only a highly skilled and professional EMDR Therapist, but also a compassionate and empathetic human being. She has helped me heal from my past traumas, cope with my present challenges, and plan for my future relationships. Throughout our sessions I have gained a deep understanding about myself, communicate more effectively, and healthily manage my emotions. Pantea has always been supportive, respectful, and has created a safe and comfortable space for me to share my thoughts and feelings. I am so grateful for Pantea's help and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to heal and “love yourself like there life depends on it”

Crystal Pert
January 5, 2024

I did a lot of research looking for an experienced and certified EMDR therapist when I found Pantea Rafati. From day one, I was impressed with her professionalism, experience, kindness and empathy. Over the course of several months, I worked with Pantea to resolve a traumatic event, both past and present. I'm delighted to report that the progress was better with EMDR than any other format I had tried to date. I would highly encourage anyone looking to resolve their particular issue/s to contact Pantea and begin your road to recovery.

Lorraine Dauphinee
November 19, 2023

Pantea is down to earth, straightforward and very knowledgeable. She is very personable and fun too!

Stefan Makovskis
September 19, 2023

I would highly recommend this therapist, she is caring and compassionate.

Papaya Depp
April 19, 2023

This was definitely something new for me but wanted to give it a try. Pantea was amazing at explaining the process and making me feel comfortable at every step. The EMDR therapy itself has helped immensely with dealing with personal trauma and I would highly recommend it!

Maria Reid
February 19, 2023

Best ever! Thank you for everything

Left Hand Unboxing
January 19, 2023

Pantea is truly amazing. I have been going to her for the last few months and her ability to truly connect to clients and dig deep to the root of problems is uncanny. She is really fantastic and it is very evident of the passion she has for her craft. The EMDR therapy has helped me a lot with my personal issues and I would recommend her to absolutely anyone!

Denis Rabinovich
May 6, 2022

I have suffered for years with anxiety and panic attacks. I researched many places and found EMDR which is modern approach to trauma. I have been seeing Pantea for several months. Pantea is a warm, kind and dedicated professional who truly shows great care and compassion in her work. EMDR has made a big difference in my life specifically when it comes to anxiety. The sessions are non-invasive, relaxing and a nice break for an overactive mind. I highly recommend both Pantea and EMDR!

Mari Babolian
January 19, 2022
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Rafati Counselling Services

7626 Yonge St., Unit 4
Thornhill, ON L4J 1V9
(Yonge & John)

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Sundays: Closed

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