Sara Saniee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, Psych, MSW, RSW Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
I specialize in a blend of EMDR, LENS, ego state & somatic psychotherapy to target anxiety, depression, PTSD, attachment trauma & chronic pain.
Are you tired of living in "survival mode"? Either feeling chronically unsettled or inexpressibly low and numb! Perhaps, something feels missing; an emptiness you can’t quite put your finger on! There comes a time when just getting by is not enough and we can no longer hide behind a smile. Change begins when we decide that "waiting for the pain to dissipate" is no longer an option. So what if you could take back control of your life and live unchained by your history? How far would you thrive if you could tailor a life of your own design, uninterrupted by stress, anxiety or pain stories?
(289) 217-0906
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
I specialize in a blend of EMDR, LENS, ego state & somatic psychotherapy to target anxiety, depression, PTSD, attachment trauma & chronic pain.
Are you tired of living in "survival mode"? Either feeling chronically unsettled or inexpressibly low and numb! Perhaps, something feels missing; an emptiness you can’t quite put your finger on! There comes a time when just getting by is not enough and we can no longer hide behind a smile. Change begins when we decide that "waiting for the pain to dissipate" is no longer an option. So what if you could take back control of your life and live unchained by your history? How far would you thrive if you could tailor a life of your own design, uninterrupted by stress, anxiety or pain stories?
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Affordable online counselling / Yalda Sharif
Counsellor, MA Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
If you feel anxiety within your inner and outer life, relationship problems, feel depressed or have obsessive thoughts or behaviors, I am here to help you find the path through a better life and resolve your problems.
Life is blended with different stages and we are made to challenge life in different ways. Never give up! With more than 8 years of mental health counselling services, I have had great experiences with my clients through their life transformation. Therapeutic sessions are such mutual teamwork. I hope to be the one who creates a miracle in your life. Every range of individuals from 12 are offered mental health services at Universal Counseling. I will help you even if you are in financial difficulties, just come before its too late! (Most insurances are covered by us). Book your first session at: https://www.universalcounseling.org/
(365) 298-0225
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
If you feel anxiety within your inner and outer life, relationship problems, feel depressed or have obsessive thoughts or behaviors, I am here to help you find the path through a better life and resolve your problems.
Life is blended with different stages and we are made to challenge life in different ways. Never give up! With more than 8 years of mental health counselling services, I have had great experiences with my clients through their life transformation. Therapeutic sessions are such mutual teamwork. I hope to be the one who creates a miracle in your life. Every range of individuals from 12 are offered mental health services at Universal Counseling. I will help you even if you are in financial difficulties, just come before its too late! (Most insurances are covered by us). Book your first session at: https://www.universalcounseling.org/
Amreeta Kaur - The Inner Compass Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Not accepting new clients
You will learn to understand your emotions, manage feelings of stress, anxiety or depression, develop an inner dialogue that is kinder and more forgiving, as well as learn to feel confident in who you are.
What if you can stop feeling anxious and overwhelmed, and start feeling more secure and confident? What if you are no longer striving to please others and are able to stop worrying about whether others are judging you? I can help you to overcome these nagging insecurities and listen to your inner compass so that you can build motivation, courageously make choices and connect with others authentically.
(647) 931-4223
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Not accepting new clients
You will learn to understand your emotions, manage feelings of stress, anxiety or depression, develop an inner dialogue that is kinder and more forgiving, as well as learn to feel confident in who you are.
What if you can stop feeling anxious and overwhelmed, and start feeling more secure and confident? What if you are no longer striving to please others and are able to stop worrying about whether others are judging you? I can help you to overcome these nagging insecurities and listen to your inner compass so that you can build motivation, courageously make choices and connect with others authentically.
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Dr Carolyne Lee @ FLEX Psychology
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
Many people experience difficulty managing their emotions or feel “stuck” in life. Collaboratively, we will work together towards meaningful change. My approach is informed by Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. I provide therapy to teens and adults, with particular expertise in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma/abuse. I have several years of experience working in hospitals, community mental health centres, university counselling centres, and private practice. My style is warm and non-judgemental, priding myself on helping clients feel comfortable, safe, and understood.
(289) 809-6177
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
Many people experience difficulty managing their emotions or feel “stuck” in life. Collaboratively, we will work together towards meaningful change. My approach is informed by Emotion-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. I provide therapy to teens and adults, with particular expertise in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma/abuse. I have several years of experience working in hospitals, community mental health centres, university counselling centres, and private practice. My style is warm and non-judgemental, priding myself on helping clients feel comfortable, safe, and understood.
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Heba Ragheb
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, disconnected or struggling with difficult emotions (i.e. depression, anxiety or anger), I can certainly support you. We all get hit with hardships, especially during Covid-19 now. It takes courage to seek help. I am happy to work with you to relieve your stress, achieve wellness and improve you quality of life. My area of specialty includes working with individuals, couples and families to manage and heal from the impact of depression, anxiety and trauma. I have an eclectic approach that combines modalities i.e. CBT, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused & Narrative therapy.
(647) 370-3784
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, disconnected or struggling with difficult emotions (i.e. depression, anxiety or anger), I can certainly support you. We all get hit with hardships, especially during Covid-19 now. It takes courage to seek help. I am happy to work with you to relieve your stress, achieve wellness and improve you quality of life. My area of specialty includes working with individuals, couples and families to manage and heal from the impact of depression, anxiety and trauma. I have an eclectic approach that combines modalities i.e. CBT, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused & Narrative therapy.
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Stacey Neumin
Psychological Associate, DipCS, CPsychA Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
In my practice I support people struggling with relationship and marital concerns, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, workplace stress, career transition as well as work/life balance.
If you are dealing with a crisis, are feeling confused and overwhelmed, or have suffered a loss, or a relationship struggle, then please contact me. I have been counselling 20+ years with adults, couples and adolescents and I welcome the privilege of working with you, supporting you to reclaim your inner strength. I believe I combine integrity, compassion and clinical skill to offer you effective, thought provoking therapy. And I will provide you with feedback and tools to make a difference in your current circumstances. I welcome hearing from you.
(855) 465-1532
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
In my practice I support people struggling with relationship and marital concerns, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, workplace stress, career transition as well as work/life balance.
If you are dealing with a crisis, are feeling confused and overwhelmed, or have suffered a loss, or a relationship struggle, then please contact me. I have been counselling 20+ years with adults, couples and adolescents and I welcome the privilege of working with you, supporting you to reclaim your inner strength. I believe I combine integrity, compassion and clinical skill to offer you effective, thought provoking therapy. And I will provide you with feedback and tools to make a difference in your current circumstances. I welcome hearing from you.
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Green Life Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MMFT, RMFT, RP Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E
Offers online therapy
I provide help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, grief, attachment, family of origin, anger management, career path, life changes, and stress management skills.
I offer non-judgemental, compassionate and professional therapy with over 15yrs of experience. You will experience a feeling of being understood and therapeutic connection with me. Pls visit my website www.greenlifecounseling.com for further details.
(647) 930-0143
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Richmond Hill, ON L4E
Offers online therapy
I provide help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, grief, attachment, family of origin, anger management, career path, life changes, and stress management skills.
I offer non-judgemental, compassionate and professional therapy with over 15yrs of experience. You will experience a feeling of being understood and therapeutic connection with me. Pls visit my website www.greenlifecounseling.com for further details.
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Hedy Anvari
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
I help couples who aren’t satisfied in their relationship and individuals living with stress, anxiety and depression.
The path to becoming your best self is not easy. It requires work and dedication. But it's rewarding. I want to remind you that the journey is just as important as the destination, and for you, the healing can begin right now. I offer a safe and secure physical and virtual space for us to work through your life up to now. Together we identify themes that contribute to maladaptive patterns of thought and behaviour. Through an integrative approach to therapy we unpack past traumas and connect core beliefs. We become acquainted or reacquainted with your truest self and we begin laying the bricks towards living a more congruent life.
(289) 276-7171
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
I help couples who aren’t satisfied in their relationship and individuals living with stress, anxiety and depression.
The path to becoming your best self is not easy. It requires work and dedication. But it's rewarding. I want to remind you that the journey is just as important as the destination, and for you, the healing can begin right now. I offer a safe and secure physical and virtual space for us to work through your life up to now. Together we identify themes that contribute to maladaptive patterns of thought and behaviour. Through an integrative approach to therapy we unpack past traumas and connect core beliefs. We become acquainted or reacquainted with your truest self and we begin laying the bricks towards living a more congruent life.
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Chris Onumejor
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, CCTP Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
I provide therapeutic interventions and support for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Marital Conflicts, Life transitions, Trauma, Substance Addiction/Abuse issues and work-life related stress.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed out by life events and situations, and navigation appears difficult? Do you have questions that you are finding difficult to answer? Are you feeling drained by life? Those are the times you need a counsellor to help you make meaning of those experiences, to enable you to find the path to fulfilling your life’s purpose and callings. Circumstances may not be as you want them, but they do not have to makes your live less than your potentials can provide for you. I can help. As your therapist, I will walk those paths with you.
(289) 206-9116
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
I provide therapeutic interventions and support for Anxiety, Depression, Relationship/Marital Conflicts, Life transitions, Trauma, Substance Addiction/Abuse issues and work-life related stress.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed out by life events and situations, and navigation appears difficult? Do you have questions that you are finding difficult to answer? Are you feeling drained by life? Those are the times you need a counsellor to help you make meaning of those experiences, to enable you to find the path to fulfilling your life’s purpose and callings. Circumstances may not be as you want them, but they do not have to makes your live less than your potentials can provide for you. I can help. As your therapist, I will walk those paths with you.
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Renee Jim
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4S
Offers online therapy
Have you ever felt anxious or depressed because things just weren't working out the way that you want it to? Have you felt helpless or lonely because you needed someone to listen and no one was there? Seeking help when you are in these types of situations is tough, but I strongly believe that with the right skill set, growth, healing, and change can be possible. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I specialize in working with those that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence, bereavement, as well as working with those who are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self- esteem.
(289) 809-6963
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Richmond Hill, ON L4S
Offers online therapy
Have you ever felt anxious or depressed because things just weren't working out the way that you want it to? Have you felt helpless or lonely because you needed someone to listen and no one was there? Seeking help when you are in these types of situations is tough, but I strongly believe that with the right skill set, growth, healing, and change can be possible. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I specialize in working with those that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence, bereavement, as well as working with those who are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self- esteem.
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Patty Palozzi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RPC Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
Personal Pathway sets the path towards healing and supports you along the way. Our work may include: fostering meaningful relationships, anxiety, depression, and loss. It will allow you to be more flexible and adaptive. To get unstuck, reintroducing emotional movement in your life, to feel worthy and wanting to gravitate towards joy, peace and personal freedom.
(855) 463-7371
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
Personal Pathway sets the path towards healing and supports you along the way. Our work may include: fostering meaningful relationships, anxiety, depression, and loss. It will allow you to be more flexible and adaptive. To get unstuck, reintroducing emotional movement in your life, to feel worthy and wanting to gravitate towards joy, peace and personal freedom.
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Bhatia Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
Bhatia Psychology Group provides individual and couples therapy to help you build a mentally healthier and happier life. Our team features clinical psychologists, social workers, and registered psychotherapists. We more than therapists — we are caring, compassionate and committed individuals guiding you on a path to happiness, self-love and inner peace. We are here to help if you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship challenges or more.
(289) 805-3520
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
Bhatia Psychology Group provides individual and couples therapy to help you build a mentally healthier and happier life. Our team features clinical psychologists, social workers, and registered psychotherapists. We more than therapists — we are caring, compassionate and committed individuals guiding you on a path to happiness, self-love and inner peace. We are here to help if you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship challenges or more.
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Hadi Bahiraei
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
With over 20 years of experience in clinical and academic settings, Dr. Hadi Bahiraei is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He has provided psychological treatment to adults and families since 1996. He applies individual Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), Emotion-Focused Therapy ,Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy for a range of psychological difficulties such as personality disorders, depression and stress, anxiety (phobias, trauma, PTSD, and compulsions), and health anxiety. He also conducts psychological assessments/evaluations for a range of emotional and cognitive problems with adults.
(647) 930-6787
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
With over 20 years of experience in clinical and academic settings, Dr. Hadi Bahiraei is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He has provided psychological treatment to adults and families since 1996. He applies individual Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), Emotion-Focused Therapy ,Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy for a range of psychological difficulties such as personality disorders, depression and stress, anxiety (phobias, trauma, PTSD, and compulsions), and health anxiety. He also conducts psychological assessments/evaluations for a range of emotional and cognitive problems with adults.
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GTA Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
(289) 217-3608
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
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Harjinder Mundi : Listening to Me
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CYW CYC, BEd OCT, MSW RSW Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
Harjinder provides treatment and counseling for depression, anxiety/panic, relationship, and family issues, school, and work-related issues.
TAKING NEW CLIENTS NOW! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
(289) 207-7802
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
Harjinder provides treatment and counseling for depression, anxiety/panic, relationship, and family issues, school, and work-related issues.
TAKING NEW CLIENTS NOW! Are you looking for a therapist that can offer support during a challenging time? Then you should meet Harjinder Mundi. Harjinder is a Child and Youth Care Counsellor who possess’ a minor in Family Supports and Community Practice from Ryerson University. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher from the University of Ontario and a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Harjinder has worked in different educational facilities, treatment centres, & hospitals for over 20 years.
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Fabiola Duran
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
My name is Fabiola. I have more than fifteen years of working experience (five years in Canada and ten years in the US) with Spanish and English speaking couples, individuals, and families in the areas of grief, infidelity, trauma, PTSD, divorce, anger management, sleep or insomnia, pregnancy, prenatal, post-partum, domestic violence, drug addictions, depression, anxiety, stress, among others. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
(647) 496-1036
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
My name is Fabiola. I have more than fifteen years of working experience (five years in Canada and ten years in the US) with Spanish and English speaking couples, individuals, and families in the areas of grief, infidelity, trauma, PTSD, divorce, anger management, sleep or insomnia, pregnancy, prenatal, post-partum, domestic violence, drug addictions, depression, anxiety, stress, among others. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Anna Shin
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RMFT, RP Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, anger, or feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges? I provide a non-judgemental, supportive environment where clients can feel safe exploring their most difficult issues and gain some clarity on directions for change. I have successfully helped numerous clients enhance self-awareness, discover their inherent strengths, and boost resilience to meet the complex demands of modern-day life.
(844) 402-2686
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, anger, or feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges? I provide a non-judgemental, supportive environment where clients can feel safe exploring their most difficult issues and gain some clarity on directions for change. I have successfully helped numerous clients enhance self-awareness, discover their inherent strengths, and boost resilience to meet the complex demands of modern-day life.
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Marcus Chow
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CCFT, RMFT Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients in the areas of: depression & anxiety, grief & loss, trauma & abuse, anger management, self-esteem issues, boundaries, communication skills, life transitions, premarital counselling, marital relationship & family issues.
My passion is to walk along side with people during their journey towards healing and growth. I value each client as a unique individual, who deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. I believe that developing emotional maturity and gaining self-understanding are essential steps towards personal growth.Over the course of our lives, we all inevitably experienced some emotional wounds, which hinder us from personal growth. Counselling serves as a process to help us uncover those wounds and heal, and in the process, gain self-understanding and self-awareness, and be empowered to make changes towards holistic growth.
(855) 956-1329
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Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients in the areas of: depression & anxiety, grief & loss, trauma & abuse, anger management, self-esteem issues, boundaries, communication skills, life transitions, premarital counselling, marital relationship & family issues.
My passion is to walk along side with people during their journey towards healing and growth. I value each client as a unique individual, who deserves to be treated with compassion and respect. I believe that developing emotional maturity and gaining self-understanding are essential steps towards personal growth.Over the course of our lives, we all inevitably experienced some emotional wounds, which hinder us from personal growth. Counselling serves as a process to help us uncover those wounds and heal, and in the process, gain self-understanding and self-awareness, and be empowered to make changes towards holistic growth.
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Megan Wood
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling lost, stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble focusing, issues with memory, relationships, or struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you interested in changing or adding to your coping skills, or wanting to learn more about yourself? My therapy practice is about providing you with a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your past, present, and goals for the future. Together we will explore your resilience and strengths, identify your personal goals, manage strong emotions, and navigate difficult relationships.
(613) 985-0186
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Richmond Hill, ON L4E
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling lost, stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you have trouble focusing, issues with memory, relationships, or struggle with anxiety, depression, or trauma? Are you interested in changing or adding to your coping skills, or wanting to learn more about yourself? My therapy practice is about providing you with a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your past, present, and goals for the future. Together we will explore your resilience and strengths, identify your personal goals, manage strong emotions, and navigate difficult relationships.
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Therapy with Carol
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
I help you cope with anxiety and depression. I do this in stages. The first stage is to offer tools to regulate your emotions before they become unmanageable and lead to panic attacks or isolation. In the second stage I help you discover things about yourself that you are not fully aware of. With this self discovery, you will understand WHY you do what you do in life, HOW you became the person that you are today and HOW to transform certain aspects of yourself that no longer serve you to become the amazing person you were born to be.
(647) 360-9270
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Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Offers online therapy
I help you cope with anxiety and depression. I do this in stages. The first stage is to offer tools to regulate your emotions before they become unmanageable and lead to panic attacks or isolation. In the second stage I help you discover things about yourself that you are not fully aware of. With this self discovery, you will understand WHY you do what you do in life, HOW you became the person that you are today and HOW to transform certain aspects of yourself that no longer serve you to become the amazing person you were born to be.

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Depression Counsellors
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression counsellors in Richmond Hill. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.