Dr. Will Birman

Psy.D., C. Psych., Registered Psychologist

The experience of being human can be a great challenge in our current world despite the conventional wisdom offering oversimplified solutions. Instead of relying on inadequate shortcuts, psychotherapy aims to address deeper sources of distress and discomfort to provoke more lasting development, resiliency, and self-understanding.
In approaching therapeutic practice, I strive to create an environment of authentic meeting and emotional freedom for my clients. Through the mutual unfolding of the diverse elements that contribute to one’s subjective life, I encourage my clients to compassionately witness their experiences, and learn about their personal and relational patterns more openly. Through the dynamic cultivation of an interpersonal context of security, respect, trust, and honesty, I aim to support individuals in developing their abilities to authentically meet, bravely face, and gradually heal the unique conundrums and traumas affecting them – while at the same time acknowledging the broader social, cultural, and systemic conditions that surround their challenges.


Will is licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a clinical psychologist working with adult populations. Across Toronto, Vancouver, and Cleveland, he has 7 years of experience providing psychological treatment and assessment in community mental health, university counselling, and private practice treatment settings. Will graduated with a Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology from Adler University (Vancouver, BC) in 2020. He has experience working with a variety of presentations, including individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, work-related injuries, and other common propellants of psychological issues (e.g., shame and guilt, social and relationship challenges, life transitions, chronic pain, grief and loss, interpersonal sensitivity, systemic oppression and marginalization).

Client Focus


Types of Therapy

Mindfulness-based CBT, Relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Psychological Assessments, Attachment-based psychotherapy, Family systems, Interpersonal psychotherapy, existential therapy, client-centred therapy, Gestalt therapy, Adl


Anxiety and stress, depression and dysphoria, trauma and PTSD, ADHD and learning challenges, Anger and acting out behaviour, parent–child relationship strain, relationship challenges, grief and loss, life transitions, issues of self-identity, confusion an

More Than Just My Work

I really love listening to jazz music (and dabbling on the drums), as well as biking and swimming—but not all three at the same time!