Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me directly, either by phone or email.

What kinds of things do you see people for?

• Depression
• Stagnation
• Grief
• Abuse
• Anxiety
• Life changes
• Problems with persistent rage and anger
• Strained Relationships
• Low self-esteem
• Low self-confidence
• Blocks to creativity
• Couples experiencing difficulty in their relationship
• A desire to break persistent counterproductive patterns
• Flatness and a sense that the “life” has gone out of their life
• A desire to explore and define a stronger sense of self

Will my problems/issues be taken seriously?

Yes. The fear of not being taken seriously is a common one. It is my belief that anything that gets in the way of leading the fullest, richest life possible is worth working on.

What is Gestalt Therapy?

Gestalt is a present-centered awareness based therapy. Through the work, clients explore behaviour patterns and held beliefs that may have been very necessary responses in the past but no longer work now that life circumstances have changed. These old, often stuck positions, are honoured for what they are – coping mechanisms that were once a creative response to their environment at that time.

Clients then begin to experiment with new approaches to looking at and interacting with their world. This allows them to develop and broaden their ways of responding to what’s happening in the here and now, and make conscious choices that support who they truly are.

Are you LGBTQ Friendly?

Absolutely. And I am looking forward to a day when this question is no longer necessary.

What Hours do you Work?

Weekday afternoons and evenings


Gayle Baker
Registered Psychotherapist
& Couples Counsellor
416 788 1200

gaylebaker@gestalttherapy.ca
400 Dupont Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1V9