Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
We all need a safe space, and a person to hear, and understand us. I believe that we can tackle problems more effectively when we can discuss them openly and honestly. It’s my role to facilitate that conversation and create the pathway towards your preferred ways of living.
Coping Skills
(289) 768-8274
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
We all need a safe space, and a person to hear, and understand us. I believe that we can tackle problems more effectively when we can discuss them openly and honestly. It’s my role to facilitate that conversation and create the pathway towards your preferred ways of living.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Hons, BA, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Are you thinking that something needs to change? Do you feel a little tired, scared, hurt or fed up? Are there meaningful things in your life that aren't working out right now? Is it time you stood up, and took on, what has been heavy on your mind or heart? I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families who have faced challenges and transitions that many of us experience at some time in our lives. I am familiar with the things life can throw your way, and how to be able to thrive, not just survive, afterwards.
Coping Skills
(844) 332-3213
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
Are you thinking that something needs to change? Do you feel a little tired, scared, hurt or fed up? Are there meaningful things in your life that aren't working out right now? Is it time you stood up, and took on, what has been heavy on your mind or heart? I have worked with hundreds of individuals, couples and families who have faced challenges and transitions that many of us experience at some time in our lives. I am familiar with the things life can throw your way, and how to be able to thrive, not just survive, afterwards.
Photo of Valerie Morrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I believe that you have the ability to live your best and most fulfilling life with some support and guidance. Mental health is one of the most feared topics to discuss because of all the stigma and shame associated with struggling with mental and psychological wellness. My hope is that we can work together to identify, acknowledge and work through any of the struggles you are experiencing.
Coping Skills
(289) 768-2632
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
I believe that you have the ability to live your best and most fulfilling life with some support and guidance. Mental health is one of the most feared topics to discuss because of all the stigma and shame associated with struggling with mental and psychological wellness. My hope is that we can work together to identify, acknowledge and work through any of the struggles you are experiencing.
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Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q) Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with 9 years experience working with Children, Youth and their Family. As Carl Rogers quoted “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” I believe we sometimes need a safe and trusting space to understand our inner struggles and recognize ways to cope. I see my professional role as helping individuals recognize their own strengths and beauty by being present with them in their mental health journey.
Coping Skills
(289) 278-6921
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with 9 years experience working with Children, Youth and their Family. As Carl Rogers quoted “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” I believe we sometimes need a safe and trusting space to understand our inner struggles and recognize ways to cope. I see my professional role as helping individuals recognize their own strengths and beauty by being present with them in their mental health journey.
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Registered Psychotherapist, DTATI, BA, DEC Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I am a bilingual Professional Art Therapist and a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario. I utilize art making as a means of holistic expression and believe in the potential for positive and continuous growth and change for everyone. I combine art and talk therapy to explore and unpack thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive and creative space. My approach uses Person-Centered and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. My experience as an Art Therapist has exposed me to the various facets of therapy in expressing and managing emotional, cognitive & physical challenges. My thesis on ABI is published with American Art Therapy Association.
Coping Skills
(855) 743-8233
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
I am a bilingual Professional Art Therapist and a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario. I utilize art making as a means of holistic expression and believe in the potential for positive and continuous growth and change for everyone. I combine art and talk therapy to explore and unpack thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive and creative space. My approach uses Person-Centered and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. My experience as an Art Therapist has exposed me to the various facets of therapy in expressing and managing emotional, cognitive & physical challenges. My thesis on ABI is published with American Art Therapy Association.
Photo of Derek Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Is the cost of counselling a barrier to seeking help? If so, I can help! As an experienced therapist affiliated with a registered psychologist, I offer my clients the opportunity to use their extended health benefits to cover the cost of therapy.If you feel unhappy with where you’re at in your life and don’t want to burden others with your problems, therapy can help. Feeling that you are not alone and that someone understands you is critical to starting to feel better. Even though it may not feel like it right now, you have courage and strength to take the next steps forward.
Coping Skills
(289) 271-0758
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
Is the cost of counselling a barrier to seeking help? If so, I can help! As an experienced therapist affiliated with a registered psychologist, I offer my clients the opportunity to use their extended health benefits to cover the cost of therapy.If you feel unhappy with where you’re at in your life and don’t want to burden others with your problems, therapy can help. Feeling that you are not alone and that someone understands you is critical to starting to feel better. Even though it may not feel like it right now, you have courage and strength to take the next steps forward.
Photo of Cheryl Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
We all may experience difficulties and stresses in life that can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves and our ability to live or lives. When problems take hold, we can feel stuck. It can be helpful to have a place to explore what is causing difficulty and find solutions to move out of the problem. I work with people who want to take their lives back from the effects of the problems they are stuggling with. Some examples of the problems I have helped clients with are depression, anger, grief, impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties, work/school related stress and effects of injustice.
Coping Skills
(647) 496-4547
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
Coping Skills
We all may experience difficulties and stresses in life that can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves and our ability to live or lives. When problems take hold, we can feel stuck. It can be helpful to have a place to explore what is causing difficulty and find solutions to move out of the problem. I work with people who want to take their lives back from the effects of the problems they are stuggling with. Some examples of the problems I have helped clients with are depression, anger, grief, impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties, work/school related stress and effects of injustice.
Photo of Claudine Wells - Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, CertCri, BA, BEd, MEd, OACCPP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
A key element in choosing a professional is the level of ease and comfort that exists between you and your therapist. I am flexible, easy to talk to and have great interpersonal skills. My belief is that change management and transformation occur when people make decisions that are strategic and focused. I can assist you in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, abuse, poor self-image, family problems and other issues that are stopping you from 'living' your life. What about your children? Are they being bullied? Learning development problems? Exhibiting 'at-risk' behaviours? I can help!
Coping Skills
(855) 383-4608
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
A key element in choosing a professional is the level of ease and comfort that exists between you and your therapist. I am flexible, easy to talk to and have great interpersonal skills. My belief is that change management and transformation occur when people make decisions that are strategic and focused. I can assist you in dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, abuse, poor self-image, family problems and other issues that are stopping you from 'living' your life. What about your children? Are they being bullied? Learning development problems? Exhibiting 'at-risk' behaviours? I can help!
Photo of Arnoldene Grace-Sandy, Counsellor
Counsellor, MCC, MDiv Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1R
My mission is to help clients develop the skills needed to cope with life's challenges, to give clients the hope of freedom from anxiety, fear, anger and the effects of trauma that reduce their enjoyment of life. I provide counselling in the areas of anxiety, anger management, trauma, stress management, counselling for family, marriage and couples strategies for coping with life changes. Experience change with the alcohol abuse education which emphasize the effects of alcohol abuse on your brain & body and on relationships. I provide a warm, respectful, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share your experiences.
Coping Skills
(647) 697-6611
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1R
Coping Skills
My mission is to help clients develop the skills needed to cope with life's challenges, to give clients the hope of freedom from anxiety, fear, anger and the effects of trauma that reduce their enjoyment of life. I provide counselling in the areas of anxiety, anger management, trauma, stress management, counselling for family, marriage and couples strategies for coping with life changes. Experience change with the alcohol abuse education which emphasize the effects of alcohol abuse on your brain & body and on relationships. I provide a warm, respectful, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share your experiences.
Photo of Miriam Klaczkowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Is your child struggling? Does your adolescent or teen have difficulty regulating their emotions, controlling their anger, or they always defiant? Are you concerned about anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or risky behaviors in your child? Is ADD / ADHD creating challenges in school and in your family life? Contact me to get help for your child and help rebuilding the parent-child relationship. Together, we will focus on the most important challenges, take practical steps to help your child succeed, and help your family thrive. As your child learns coping skills, you can get support becoming a more effective and confident parent.
Coping Skills
(365) 650-2145
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
Is your child struggling? Does your adolescent or teen have difficulty regulating their emotions, controlling their anger, or they always defiant? Are you concerned about anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or risky behaviors in your child? Is ADD / ADHD creating challenges in school and in your family life? Contact me to get help for your child and help rebuilding the parent-child relationship. Together, we will focus on the most important challenges, take practical steps to help your child succeed, and help your family thrive. As your child learns coping skills, you can get support becoming a more effective and confident parent.
Photo of Iren Karki
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
**Offering sliding scale rates** I work with a broad range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, body-image, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances. I strongly believe that my clients have the power to bring about positive change in their own lives. I am here to encourage and empower them throughout the sessions together. I do my best to foster a safe and open space where change can occur.
Coping Skills
(365) 804-5290
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
**Offering sliding scale rates** I work with a broad range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, body-image, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances. I strongly believe that my clients have the power to bring about positive change in their own lives. I am here to encourage and empower them throughout the sessions together. I do my best to foster a safe and open space where change can occur.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, BEd, MDiv, MACP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
David Leung is a Master’s level counsellor with a background in public education and spiritual care. David works with many concerns, including anxiety, stress, mood, depression, grief, identity, and relationship difficulties.
Coping Skills
(289) 274-5955
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
David Leung is a Master’s level counsellor with a background in public education and spiritual care. David works with many concerns, including anxiety, stress, mood, depression, grief, identity, and relationship difficulties.
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Counsellor, MDiv , BA, OAMHP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Everyone goes through difficult times in life, and we all experience it in very different ways. Making the choice to go to counselling to improve your life is the first step on your journey towards recovery, contentment and towards improving your relationships. Counselling offers support to those who struggle with emotions of anger and sadness, feelings of anxiety and fear, relationship issues, PTSD and addictions. It involves an investment of your time, money and hard work, but can open up a whole new world of healing, balance, motivation and self worth. I provide discounts to all first responders, military, and their families.
Coping Skills
(289) 512-0144
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
Everyone goes through difficult times in life, and we all experience it in very different ways. Making the choice to go to counselling to improve your life is the first step on your journey towards recovery, contentment and towards improving your relationships. Counselling offers support to those who struggle with emotions of anger and sadness, feelings of anxiety and fear, relationship issues, PTSD and addictions. It involves an investment of your time, money and hard work, but can open up a whole new world of healing, balance, motivation and self worth. I provide discounts to all first responders, military, and their families.
Photo of Julia Donovan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q) Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I work collaboratively with people willing to engage in self-reflection who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, self-esteem issues and interpersonal conflicts. From a stance of empathy and acceptance, I invite clients to practice self-compassion and aim to empower them to become their own agents of change and live more meaningful lives.
Coping Skills
(289) 312-8373
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
I work collaboratively with people willing to engage in self-reflection who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, loss, self-esteem issues and interpersonal conflicts. From a stance of empathy and acceptance, I invite clients to practice self-compassion and aim to empower them to become their own agents of change and live more meaningful lives.
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Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I focus on working with first responders, uniformed service personnel, and other front-line emergency staff. I specialize in evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy, particularly cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies. I take an individualized, growth-oriented approach to help clients recover from trauma, improve their well-being, and restore or enhance functioning at home or work, so that they may live happier and more satisfying lives. I work with Wayfound Mental Health and we are partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada to provide clinical services to all uniformed service personnel.
Coping Skills
(289) 236-0243
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
I focus on working with first responders, uniformed service personnel, and other front-line emergency staff. I specialize in evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy, particularly cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies. I take an individualized, growth-oriented approach to help clients recover from trauma, improve their well-being, and restore or enhance functioning at home or work, so that they may live happier and more satisfying lives. I work with Wayfound Mental Health and we are partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada to provide clinical services to all uniformed service personnel.
Photo of Diane M Cassidy, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RN, BA, MA, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Namaste! I provide individual, relationship and marriage counselling, in a nonjudgmental, relaxed environment. Over the last 35 years I have worked with individuals and couples guiding, teaching and helping them by using an eclectic approach, and a variety of different types of modalities depending on the particular needs of my clients. I also provide family mediation and relationship counselling for couples who have split. I am a sex therapist, working with all couples and individuals. I specialize in many areas, as I believe all issues are connected, so to treat problems in isolation is unrealistic and can be short lived.
Coping Skills
(844) 331-0249
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
Namaste! I provide individual, relationship and marriage counselling, in a nonjudgmental, relaxed environment. Over the last 35 years I have worked with individuals and couples guiding, teaching and helping them by using an eclectic approach, and a variety of different types of modalities depending on the particular needs of my clients. I also provide family mediation and relationship counselling for couples who have split. I am a sex therapist, working with all couples and individuals. I specialize in many areas, as I believe all issues are connected, so to treat problems in isolation is unrealistic and can be short lived.
Photo of SpiritLed Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsych, M EXAT Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
My own life experiences have led me on this journey. Since I can remember I have always had a heart to see people living the life they were meant to live and witness that potential in those that choose to work with me. I have been led to work in many parts of the world from India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Malawi and right here in Toronto and the Durham Region directly with underprivileged, homeless or at-risk youth, survivors of human trafficking, people from different developmental stages and life transitions including seniors in long-term care. Sometimes things happen in life and we do not know how to unpack everything ourselves.
Coping Skills
(365) 653-0510
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
My own life experiences have led me on this journey. Since I can remember I have always had a heart to see people living the life they were meant to live and witness that potential in those that choose to work with me. I have been led to work in many parts of the world from India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Malawi and right here in Toronto and the Durham Region directly with underprivileged, homeless or at-risk youth, survivors of human trafficking, people from different developmental stages and life transitions including seniors in long-term care. Sometimes things happen in life and we do not know how to unpack everything ourselves.
Photo of Tara Vanessa Mummery, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OACCPP, RP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1P
Feeling Stuck? Are you unhappy? Do you doubt yourself? Want to make changes and don't know how? Doing what you "SHOULD DO" instead of what you 'WANT?" Do you feel a sense of emptiness or meaninglessness in you life? You have the power within you to alter your perceptions and limiting thoughts. Rather than look outside of yourself for meaning, I invite you to explore what's within. You can change the storage of your private thoughts The past is one chapter of your life and now you can create a new chapter that will support you.
Coping Skills
(855) 974-4958
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1P
Coping Skills
Feeling Stuck? Are you unhappy? Do you doubt yourself? Want to make changes and don't know how? Doing what you "SHOULD DO" instead of what you 'WANT?" Do you feel a sense of emptiness or meaninglessness in you life? You have the power within you to alter your perceptions and limiting thoughts. Rather than look outside of yourself for meaning, I invite you to explore what's within. You can change the storage of your private thoughts The past is one chapter of your life and now you can create a new chapter that will support you.
Photo of Tanya Smolkin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
My passion is helping couples, children and families in distress find their unique voices and build positive relationships. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I have been practicing for over 15 years in both the private and public sectors including Children's Aid Society, Bridgepoint Health and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My practice is informed by a range of therapy models including, crisis formulation, conflict resolution, narrative and emotion focused therapies.
Coping Skills
(855) 463-0565
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
My passion is helping couples, children and families in distress find their unique voices and build positive relationships. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I have been practicing for over 15 years in both the private and public sectors including Children's Aid Society, Bridgepoint Health and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My practice is informed by a range of therapy models including, crisis formulation, conflict resolution, narrative and emotion focused therapies.
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MA Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Kristen is a pre-licensed intern therapist specializing in counselling and creative therapy. She has worked with a variety of demographics including teens, adults, and seniors in both clinical and community settings. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and trauma-informed and she has a keen ear for supporting and treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and COVID-19 related burn-out and stress. Kristen believes in working collaboratively, encouraging her clients to set the pace for treatment as they strive towards healing in a safe, judgement-free environment.
Coping Skills
(365) 653-5412
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Whitby, ON L1N
Coping Skills
Kristen is a pre-licensed intern therapist specializing in counselling and creative therapy. She has worked with a variety of demographics including teens, adults, and seniors in both clinical and community settings. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and trauma-informed and she has a keen ear for supporting and treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and COVID-19 related burn-out and stress. Kristen believes in working collaboratively, encouraging her clients to set the pace for treatment as they strive towards healing in a safe, judgement-free environment.

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Coping Skills Counsellors
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, counsellors in Whitby can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Whitby or for a Whitby coping skills counsellor, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Whitby coping skills counsellors, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills therapists.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Whitby are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Whitby you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Whitby and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Whitby or family therapy in Whitby.