R O A D to wellbeing

Welcome to Hyder Psychotherapy & Associates

Jacob Hyder MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker offering remote Psychotherapy (focusing on University/College students, and families suffering from addiction), EMDR and in agency or private Clinical Supervision (for CRPO applicants)


Proudly serving the Greater Toronto Area, Oakville for over 20 years, offering the knowledge and experience to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

Jacob Hyder

MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker

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My practice

I use an eclectic approach to psychotherapy with my clients while having an addictions and trauma focus during my clinical supervision of other therapists.

My work is divided equally between doing direct psychotherapy practice with my clients and supervising applicants seeking membership with the CRPO. Supervision is offered both in agency settings and remotely/privately (clinical supervision page). I’m adept at assessing my clients issues out loud, as I listen, I offer a high degree of transparency which builds trust quickly and allows work to be done at a good pace. I focus on raising awareness for my clients through highlighting underlying themes that arise during the assessment while collaboratively developing treatment goals and a comprehensive, idiosyncratic treatment plan tailored to capture and meet each individual’s needs by working towards accomplishing the goals. The treatment plan is comprised of interventions and exercises that I have learned to integrate in a way to readily bring about behavioural changes that become deep and lasting.

I use a strengths based approach and help my clients to identify and use their skills to overcome obstacles that impede their life’s goals while not just merely addressing the presenting issue alone, in isolation of other possible issues that might arise during treatment like many therapists do. After 5-10sessions we will have developed and mostly completed a treatment plan crafted to eventually become self-directed reducing the need for costly ongoing psychotherapy. When the core work is done, for any fine-tuning that left- I recommend occasional “tuneups” thereafter (until completion of the whole treatment plan).


I’m a member in good-standing with both the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I’m a member of EMDRIA Canada (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association)

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
    University of Toronto (2003)
  • Master’s Degree in interdisciplinary studies
    Collaborative Program in Alcohol Tobacco and Other Substances (COPAS) which included courses in the schools of Pharmacology, Medicine and Bioengineering making me an “addictions expert”
  • Advanced training certification in trauma based psychotherapies and in CBT
  • Post graduate certificate in Clinical Leadership from Hinks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto (2014)
  • Basic EMDR training with near completion of my consultants license (2017)
  • Post masters level education in clinical supervision
    Enrolled in a 30 hour program developed by one of Canada's most prominent scholar-practitioners of clinical supervision (2020)

Our Specialties

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  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • EDMR Therapy
  • Men's issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress management and reduction
  • Personal growth
  • Grief and loss
  • Self esteem and self confidence
  • Mindfulness based meditation
  • Assertiveness training and conflict resolution

Our counseling approaches & privacy policy

We pride ourselves on not only our quality services, but also our professionalism and discretion.

Counselling online

Our services are completely flexible to fit your needs. In person, online, or over a secure EDMR line.


Everyone's needs are different, so should a therapeutic approach be. We posess the knowledge and experience to help people open up and allow us to help them create an individualized therapy plan.


A therapist-client bond is no different than a lawyer's client-attourny privilege, or a doctor's oath of privacy. We are bound by an oath not to divulge ANY client information, and we pride ourselves on never breaking that bond.


We offer many progressive and alternative styles of therapy, such as harm-reduction, exposure, CBT, behavioural activation, and EDMR, among others.

Location & contact information

Have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

  • 600 Sherbourne St. Toronto, ON. M4X 1W4

  • (416) 648-0668

  • thetorontopsychotherapist@gmail.com