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Lila Knighton

I am a Hamilton-based Social Worker in private practice. I offer individual psychotherapy that is grounded in a contemporary psychoanalytic understanding of the therapeutic process. I take a client-centered approach to each new counselling relationship, drawing on tools and strategies from integrative trauma therapy, emotion-focussed therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and stress reduction techniques as appropriate to each client.


  • BA (Women’s Studies), University of Western Ontario
  • MA (Theory and Criticism), University of Western Ontario
  • MSW (Specialization in Mental Health), University of Toronto

Clinical Training

  • Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Toronto Psychoanalytic Society
  • Fundamental Psychoanalytic Perspectives Program, Toronto Psychoanalytic Society
  • Certification in Clinical Traumatology (TITC-CT), Traumatology Institute Canada

Memberships & Associations

If you would like to learn more about my education, experience, or approach to psychotherapy, I invite you to contact me at or 416-802-2152. I offer a free 30 minute consultation in order to give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have. For a prompt reply, please use email.

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