Dr. Cotler is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Ontario, Canada as well as in New York State. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute for Psychological Studies in New York as well as a Post Graduate certification in Parent Infant Psychotherapy from Columbia University. Dr. Cotler provides therapy for children, adolescents and adults and is also involved in teaching mindfulness and mindful parenting at various locations around Toronto.
Dr. Cotler brings over a decade of experience working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, and families. In particular, Dr. Cotler places major emphasis on the primary attachment relationship between a child and his or her caregiver and emphasizes early intervention when possible by working with parent(s) and their infants/children (ages 0-4). Dr. Cotler’s clinical work is supported by her doctoral research and thesis, which focused on the primary attachment relationship formed between a child and parent and the importance of this relationship in emotion regulation, and how one connects, feels and thinks about themselves and others. Dr. Cotler has published a number of works on the motive to connect to others and its implications in the real world.
Dr. Cotler’s practice focuses on helping adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and relational trauma. She is trained in using Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, CRAFT and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and integrates these various approaches in the effort to tailor to the individual’s specific needs. With parents and/or their children, Dr. Cotler treats a wide range of difficulties including emotional, behavioral, eating and sleeping issues through integrating her training in Wait, Watch and Wonder, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and Play Therapy. Dr. Cotler has worked at various levels of the mental health system in emergency room, inpatient and outpatient community hospital settings as well as in school headstart and community based not for profit programs to hone her psychotherapy skills.
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