Jeremy (Jay) Forsythe

MA, Doctoral Candidate

Jeremy is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at York University in Toronto, Canada. In 2021, he completed his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the same university and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Toronto.

Jeremy has a wide range of clinical experience, including training at the York University Psychology Clinic and North York General Hospital. Jeremy enjoys delivering high quality psychotherapy and assessment services to adults from diverse backgrounds with a variety of mental health challenges, including ruminations, intrusive thoughts, interpersonal difficulties, work- and school-related challenges, trauma, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.

A caring relationship is at the heart of Jeremy’s services. He works to build a connection characterized by trust, empathy, and genuine concern, allowing clients to feel supported and understood. The foundation of Jeremy’s approach is to create a non-judgmental, open, and collaborative space for individuals to express their authentic selves, develop personally valued goals, and make meaningful, lasting change. He believes in showing up for his clients to offer support and an attentive, reliable presence, especially in challenging and vulnerable moments. By actively listening, Jeremy hears each individual’s life story and values their perspectives as an essential ingredient in therapy.

Jeremy is an integrative therapist and draws on a number of evidence-based treatments to support each person’s specific needs. These treatments include Client-Centered Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (I-CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Existential Psychotherapy. He also knows that shared laughter can be a powerful tool to build relationships and comfort, and he loves to infuse humour into sessions when it’s appropriate and beneficial.

Jeremy is committed to helping people grow and flourish. He strives to be a source of support and encouragement and truly wishes to see individuals succeed in their goals and healing. Through his integrative client-centered approach, Jeremy will create a space where hope can be developed, strength can be built, and lasting, positive change can be achieved.

In his free time, Jeremy loves to re-watch his favourite movies and stand-up comedy routines, enjoys practicing mindfulness meditation, and frequently goes to the gym to socialize and stay active.

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Recent Publications

Forsythe, J., & Mongrain, M. (2023). The existential nihilism scale (ENS): Theory, development, and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 1-19.

Fulham, L., Forsythe, J., & Fitzpatrick, S. (2023). The relationship between emptiness and suicide and self‐injury urges in borderline personality disorder. Suicide and Life‐Threatening Behavior

Recent Presentations

Fulham, L., Forsythe, J., & Fitzpatrick, S. (2022 November). The relationship between emptiness and suicide and self-injury urges in borderline personality disorder. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention, New York, NY.

Forsythe, J. (June 2021). The nihilism scale: Theory, development, and psychometric evaluation. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 82nd Annual National Convention.

Forsythe, J. (May 2021). Exploring the correlates of the nihilism scale: A novel measurement tool associated with depression and markers of poor affect and wellbeing. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 2021 virtual conference.