Doron Gold - The Lawyer Therapist - Testimonials


The Lawyer Therapist

Counselling for Lawyers, Judges & Other Professionals

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What are people saying about Doron Gold?

"Doron Gold shows up for his clients. He helped me climb out of a pit of despair. I had seen seven therapists to manage the anxiety and depression connected to practicing law. Doron’s counseling skills helped me realize the darkness would end, and I could get well.”

“I went out on my own as a lawyer immediately after my Call to the Bar. During my first year of practice, I struggled with feelings of loneliness and depression. Doron agreed to take on my case, and I have been his client for the past four months.

Doron leads me to explore the root causes of my negative feelings with the gentlest of manners. Our therapy sessions are casual conversations; but I always leave his office with great insight and a constructive suggestion on how to make positive change in life.

In my experience, Doron’s unique ability to incorporate several therapeutic approaches(e.g. cognitive behavioural therapy, personal narratives etc.) in one gentle conversation is what makes his support not only helpful but healing.”

"I strongly recommend Doron to you as a counsellor or therapist. I have been regularly seeing Doron through the Ontario Lawyer Assistance Program for approximately the last 6 months.

I am a young lawyer and Doron’s previous experience as a lawyer allowed him to really relate to me in providing me with therapy and counselling. Doron is incredibly approachable, always exuding a quiet calmness and kindness. Doron’s demeanour meant that I never felt like I had to hold anything back during our visits. Moreover, Doron is clearly very knowledgeable and was able to offer powerful insights into my actions and thought processes. These insights helped me to unpack some behaviours and hang-ups with which I have been struggling for many years. I have found my time spent with Doron to be very productive and beneficial.

In the past, I had seen another psychotherapist and I can truly say that until I met Doron, I was not truly aware of how beneficial therapy could be. I strongly recommend Doron Gold."


Thank you very much for coming to our memorial gathering for ______. You were great. The information you provided about workplace suicide, and your openness and honesty and support enabled people in the room to open up about their own feelings. The resources you provided were very helpful and it is really reassuring to know that your services exist. Thank you so much for helping us to deal with the tragic suicide of our colleague. Your support really made a big difference."

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Thank you so much for all your help, wisdom and support. I look forward to this next chapter in my life."

"Dear Doron,

Words will not explain how much I wish to thank you for helping me through the most difficult time I had. Your words, guidance, encouragement and support gave me the strength to pull through and I could not have done it without you. I honestly did hit rock bottom and had nowhere to turn. The services you provided are truly amazing and life changing for those in need. You helped save my life and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did."

"Dear Doron:

On behalf of the Hamilton Law Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for speaking at the HLA Professionalism Session held on May 1 5,2012, and to congratulate you on an excellent delivery. Your presentation was well received by all attendees.

In addition, the materials you prepared will ensure that your contribution will continue to be a valuable resource to the legal community. A copy of the materials from this seminar will be catalogued and kept in our Library. We will also be sending a copy to the County of Carlton Law Association, the Middlesex Law Association, and the Great Library at the Law Society of Upper Canada for inclusion in their collections.

Thanks in large part to your efforts; this year's Professionalism Session was highly successful. We were delighted to host a total of 159 attendees, many of whom commented favourably on the thoroughness and utility of the presentations.

The Hamilton Law Association could not be successful without the extraordinary dedication of our volunteers. We greatly appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and expertise for the benefit of all who attended this seminar."

"I cannot begin to thank you for all the assistance you provided. Were it not for you and OLAP, I now sincerely believe that I would have broken down completely and that both my professional and personal life would have suffered irreversible damage. If there is anything I can do to repay your kindness, please do not hesitate to let me know. I now see that there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and would be only too happy to let others who were/are in my position come to that realization, too."

"Doron, in a minimalist style, describes & explains depression as few can. With his Masters of Social Work, his experience in the private practice of law & years of counselling through OLAP, Doron has been perfectly groomed for the facilitating of a support group for lawyers with depression. For over a decade, I have been waiting for this type of group to participate in, as the support network for those with mood disorders is sparse in comparison to those suffering from the challenges of addiction. I have benefited immeasurably from Doron’s various areas of expertise & words of wisdom & hope to continue to do so, in whatever framework may become available to members."

Note: All names or other identifiers are withheld to honour client confidentiality.

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