Our Story

Since the late 90's Simone Friedman had a vision to open a clinic in downtown Toronto to provide evidence based treatment to children and adults with cognitive, communication and learning difficulties. In 2012, after 12 years in private practice working with a core group of incredible therapists focusing in Traumatic Brain Injury, Simone finally found the space she was looking for in downtown Toronto to carry out her vision. She began working to renovate 1232 Dufferin, a beautiful early 20th century bank building.

After completing the clinic project, Simone and her team continued to be inspired by and provide services to the Traumatic Brain Injury population both in the community and the newly renovated clinic. However, the team grew and began to focus service provision in 3 other core areas: Adults with stroke, children and adults with swallowing and oral myofunctional disorders and children with learning difficulties.

In June of 2014, Simone was connected with Ophelia Reid, a Senior Speech Therapist with a wealth of experience in autism services. The two saw eye to eye on practice procedures and treatment approaches. Simone hired Ophelia to broaden the scope of Therapy Spot's service provision and act as Clinical Director, developing and running programs for autism, voice & speech and corporate speaking. Since 2014, Ophelia and Simone have created, honed and tested Therapy Spot's unique therapeutic programs. Specifically, a great deal of focus has been on our unique Autism program called GABA (Gestalt Applied Behaviour Analysis).

Therapy Spot's programs achieve stellar outcomes. We are evidence based and innovative in our approach. We are extremely proud of the work we do and the team we have, both on the therapy and operations side. Welcome to Therapy Spot. Please feel free peruse our website and read our comprehensive handbooks that explain each service option. If you have any questions and/or want to book an appointment feel free to call the office at: 416 546 3044.

Our Clinic

Our clinic is conveniently located at 1232 Dufferin street in Downtown Toronto. Our world-class facilities include: a viewing room, fully accessible premises and the latest therapy resources.

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