Silvia Tenenbaum, PhD
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Silvia Tenenbaum, PhD, Psychologist in Toronto, ON


When I work with a couple, I invite potential individuals to have once an initial individual session -private and confidential to the subsequent sessions as a couple- to assess each partner's history related to love, sex, family of origin and attachments among other elements, and to learn their invididual view of their dynamic together, as the context of the past often manifests through the problems of the present. Then I help organize a plan of action according to the direction they want to go. Often the problems start wtih communication skills and healthy boundaries, so I use the first session of the couple to teach a few tips in order to better communicate, and to assert oneself with kindness and compassion as the parameters of progress. Some sessions go into the goal of a civilized separation, some into individual sessions for one partner, and I am willing to help and support according to the couple's needs and wants, while reducing the gap between them. I am very open to all cultural aspecs of one's identities, diverse sexual preferences, and all kind of partnerships between consenting adults. Please contact me via e-mail (not phone) as my phone is off most of the day while I am in sessions. I try my best to give initial appointments in the same week, usually from Monday to Thursdays from noon to 4PM; some evenings are available.


Silvia Tenenbaum received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and York University and completed her PhD from the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: Ontario
  • License Number: 5953, received 2016
  • Trauma, Cultural Diversity, Immigration/Refugee families, CBT, DBT, Canadian Indigeneity, Internatio


  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Adoption
  • Aging Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Codependency Relationships

Types of Therapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Dream Analysis
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy

Services Provided Via:

  • Internet meeting

Works With:

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Working With Marriages for:

  • 25 Year(s)

Hourly Fees Range:

  • $250+

Accepts Insurance?

  • Yes

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

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