I have a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families through their walks in life. I endeavour to provide a professional, safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, and positive atmosphere to empower you.
My clinical training includes a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), solution-focused therapy (SFT) and experiential modalities. I tailor the most suitable therapeutic approach to help you pursue the changes you need to reach your goals.
I have helped clients with a wide variety of issues, including relationship conflicts, emotional disconnection in couples, parenting, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other issues.
CFCS Therapist Fr. Botrous Philopos
Father Botrous is a Coptic Orthodox priest at the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga. He co-founded CFCS in 2010 and counsels clients as an Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist. Father Botrous is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO); a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT); and a Certified Facilitator of the Prepare-Enrich relationship assessment tool for pre-marital and marital counselling. He also conducts pre-marital and marital seminars.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about CFCS Therapists:
A psychotherapist (also commonly referred to as a “therapist” or a “counsellor”) helps with emotional and mental health problems in individuals, couples, and families through a variety of therapeutic approaches. In 2007, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) defined psychotherapists in Ontario as “regulated health professionals,” which means that all psychotherapists in Ontario need to be licensed members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and to utilize the formal title of “Registered Psychotherapist (RP).”
A Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) holistically believes that your relationships with others (for example, with your family members) represent an essential aspect of your life and personal well-being and that your counselling process is more effective if he or she fully considers all of your relationships within her or her treatment plan for you. A Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is a Pre-Clinical Fellow within the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).
A psychotherapist (also commonly referred to as a “therapist” or a “counsellor”) helps with emotional and mental health problems in individuals, couples, and families through numerous therapeutic modalities. A psychologist may work in a variety of possible roles, from teaching psychology courses in universities and engaging in academic research to counselling clients and administering advanced psychological assessments. A psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment (mainly through psychotropic medication) of mental or psychiatric disorders. A social worker helps people to resolve issues of everyday life (including through counselling services) and to access government and community resources.
No, your therapist is not a medical doctor and cannot prescribe medication. To obtain a prescription for medication, please speak with your family doctor or request a referral for an appointment with a psychiatrist.