Dr. Sarita Peltomaa, Ed.D., C.Psych.
Dr. Peltomaa is a clinical psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her doctorate in Applied Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto in 1994 and graduated from the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in 2005. Dr. Peltomaa interned and trained at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Mental Health Outpatient Clinic; at Toronto Western Hospital, Department of Psychiatry Women’s Clinic; at Toronto East General Hospital, Crisis Unit; at East End Health Services; and at Surrey Place Centre, Children and Youth Division. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Women’s College Hospital’s Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, she was on staff for ten years at the Health and Wellness Centre, University of Toronto before moving into private practice.
Dr. Peltomaa uses a contemporary psychodynamic perspective to help alleviate distress and foster growth. This approach actively explores thoughts and feelings in the here-and-now as well as influences of the past in order to understand and address difficulties. Dr. Peltomaa also integrates meditation techniques to facilitate this process. She has a particular interest in working with relational difficulties (with partners, family, friends, co-workers), personality disorders, loneliness, stress, life transitions, anxiety, depression, assertiveness, body satisfaction, and building self-esteem. She offers brief and longer-term psychotherapy for individuals 18 years of age and older.