Annette Poizner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Ontario, M5G 1N8

Annette Poizner, MSSW, Ed.D, RSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Handwriting analysis and projective personality assessment (analyzing dreams, drawings and stories I ask you to bring in) allow me to get to know you... fast. In two sessions I can come up with some pretty clear ideas about what you're all about and where we find your growth edge.

Annette Poizner Practice Specialty

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Child or Adolescent Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship and Marriage Counseling
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

  • Age Specialty: Adolescents, Adults
  • Session Format: Individual
  • Treatment Approach: Eclectic

Practice Details

  • Name: Annette Poizner, MSSW, Ed.D, RSW
  • Therapist Type: Clinical Social Work/Therapist
  • Accepts Insurance: No
  • License #: 804 009
  • License State: Ontario
  • Years in Practice: 20
  • Education: Master in Social Work, Columbia University
    Doctorate in Education (Counselling Psychology), University of Toronto

Approach Description

I'm strongly influenced by the work of Milton Erickson, MD, and use hypnosis along side EMDR, NLP and imagery work. My work is more like pilates than traditional talk therapy. We do exercises to work up areas of weakness and promote balanced function


  • 790 Bay St., Ste. 1038
  • Ontario M5G 1N8
  • Canada

Secondary Office

  • 37 Spadina Rd.
  • Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S9
  • Canada

Hours of work

Sunday and Tuesday downtown. Other Monday - Friday hours at North York location.



Annette Poizner Practice Description

I deal with the gamut of problems but specialize in working with problems that have been unresponsive to conventional psychotherapy. These include Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anorexia and more garden variety mental health symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.). Visit my website for extensive media about this work.

Projective personality assessment lets me access your personality style and strengths by analyzing materials you submit. My doctoral dissertation explored the clinical use of graphology (handwriting analysis, a European clinical assessment tool). In treatment, I use hypnosis, NLP, Ericksonian techniques and a range of other modalities to facilitate change.

I have advanced training in Ericksonian psychotherapy and hypnosis and am strongly influenced by the psychology of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which provides a frame of reference for clinical assessment. I'm also interested in diet, nutrition as they relate to and impact mental health.

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