Aida Seetner
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, RMFT Verified
Toronto, ON M3H
Having worked in mental health since 1979, I carry into my practice a deep compassion for the emotional struggles of others, a broad understanding of those struggles, and a wide and varied repertoire of therapeutic approaches. Whether you are struggling with personal, couple or family challenges, I am well equipped to help you. Depression, anxiety, grief, job stress, relationship struggles, separation and divorce, conflict resolution and extramarital affairs are only some of the issues in which I have expertise. Most importantly, I will create a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which we can work together to achieve your goals.
(647) 933-5371
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Toronto, ON M3H
Having worked in mental health since 1979, I carry into my practice a deep compassion for the emotional struggles of others, a broad understanding of those struggles, and a wide and varied repertoire of therapeutic approaches. Whether you are struggling with personal, couple or family challenges, I am well equipped to help you. Depression, anxiety, grief, job stress, relationship struggles, separation and divorce, conflict resolution and extramarital affairs are only some of the issues in which I have expertise. Most importantly, I will create a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which we can work together to achieve your goals.
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Daisie Auty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M6K
Not accepting new clients
I help individuals and families understand and transform their relationships; raise their self-compassion and self esteem; and face anxiety and depression with new understanding, tools and hope.
I help people reduce conflict, restore integrity, find ease, confidence and joy in their lives, even when it seems impossible. Through this work, you can harness your own innate ability to face and transform the challenges of living, loving, working and parenting. Together we create a compassionate and courageous space where you are heard and understood within the wider context of your family and environment. Using the neuroscience of emotion, this work addresses problems at the root, rather than focusing on behaviours or symptoms.
(647) 952-6407
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Toronto, ON M6K
Not accepting new clients
I help individuals and families understand and transform their relationships; raise their self-compassion and self esteem; and face anxiety and depression with new understanding, tools and hope.
I help people reduce conflict, restore integrity, find ease, confidence and joy in their lives, even when it seems impossible. Through this work, you can harness your own innate ability to face and transform the challenges of living, loving, working and parenting. Together we create a compassionate and courageous space where you are heard and understood within the wider context of your family and environment. Using the neuroscience of emotion, this work addresses problems at the root, rather than focusing on behaviours or symptoms.
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Joyce Nyamadi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M5C
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include providing support to individuals from diverse backgrounds and life circumstances, using an intersectional, anti- oppressive approach, with a focus on depression and anxiety and dual diagnosis.
If you are here it means you are in a place where you are ready to begin or continue your journey of self-discovery. Perhaps you have never explored therapy, perhaps you have taken a break and are ready to jump back in. My name is Joyce, I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist At Lighthouse Counselling & Specialized Services . I recognize that you may not have all the answers and neither will I. However, we can begin the process of exploration together, regardless of where you are at in your journey.
(437) 291-8440
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Toronto, ON M5C
Offers online therapy
My areas of expertise include providing support to individuals from diverse backgrounds and life circumstances, using an intersectional, anti- oppressive approach, with a focus on depression and anxiety and dual diagnosis.
If you are here it means you are in a place where you are ready to begin or continue your journey of self-discovery. Perhaps you have never explored therapy, perhaps you have taken a break and are ready to jump back in. My name is Joyce, I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist At Lighthouse Counselling & Specialized Services . I recognize that you may not have all the answers and neither will I. However, we can begin the process of exploration together, regardless of where you are at in your journey.
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Chris Lepage
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych Verified
Toronto, ON M4P
Offers online therapy
In therapy, my goals are to help my clients achieve the change they seek and make it last. I support my clients in becoming free to live fulfilled, according to their values, not their problems. Many of my patients come for treatment of their mind-body conditions, such as chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches, to name a few. Others come for help with depression, anxiety, and emotional difficulties related to life changes. Sometimes, my clients seek help when a problem is not so clear to them. Whatever their reasons, what is common among my clients is this: they are ready for change.
(647) 933-4471
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Toronto, ON M4P
Offers online therapy
In therapy, my goals are to help my clients achieve the change they seek and make it last. I support my clients in becoming free to live fulfilled, according to their values, not their problems. Many of my patients come for treatment of their mind-body conditions, such as chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches, to name a few. Others come for help with depression, anxiety, and emotional difficulties related to life changes. Sometimes, my clients seek help when a problem is not so clear to them. Whatever their reasons, what is common among my clients is this: they are ready for change.
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Lori Dennis
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA Verified
Toronto, ON M5M
Offers online therapy
Talk therapy is designed to heal your emotional wounds. With the power of talk therapy, I can help you address and resolve: low self esteem; depression; anxiety; trauma; loss; loneliness; anger; forgiveness; relationship difficulties; parenting challenges; family struggles and more. The secret to emotional healing is to increase awareness of your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior and to find the courage to face and move past your pain. Only then can you discover a state of being that is richer, fuller and more deeply satisfying.
(416) 709-8117
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Toronto, ON M5M
Offers online therapy
Talk therapy is designed to heal your emotional wounds. With the power of talk therapy, I can help you address and resolve: low self esteem; depression; anxiety; trauma; loss; loneliness; anger; forgiveness; relationship difficulties; parenting challenges; family struggles and more. The secret to emotional healing is to increase awareness of your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior and to find the courage to face and move past your pain. Only then can you discover a state of being that is richer, fuller and more deeply satisfying.
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Sabrina Conrad
Registered Psychotherapist, MBA, RP Verified
Toronto, ON M6R
Offers online therapy
*Please e-mail for waitlist* Hi, I'm Sabrina :) I work with adult individuals and bring a friendly, easy-going approach and sense of acceptance and safety to the sessions. Clients I see are experiencing depression, anxiety or panic attacks and are looking to ease their symptoms. Other issues I commonly work with are emotional loneliness, self-esteem, eating issues, navigating family dynamics, relationship issues, impostor syndrome, as well as dissociative and transpersonal experiences.
(647) 691-0294
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Toronto, ON M6R
Offers online therapy
*Please e-mail for waitlist* Hi, I'm Sabrina :) I work with adult individuals and bring a friendly, easy-going approach and sense of acceptance and safety to the sessions. Clients I see are experiencing depression, anxiety or panic attacks and are looking to ease their symptoms. Other issues I commonly work with are emotional loneliness, self-esteem, eating issues, navigating family dynamics, relationship issues, impostor syndrome, as well as dissociative and transpersonal experiences.
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Chantee Dardaine
Registered Psychotherapist, MA Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
The therapeutic relationship is a partnership, and I’m committed to working collaboratively with individuals from all walks of life to support positive change and emotional growth. My experience includes working individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, improving self-esteem, confidence building, life transitions, grief and trauma. I offer a safe and supportive environment where we can explore the issues that brought you to therapy and develop an individualized plan to address them online!
(647) 696-5924
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Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
The therapeutic relationship is a partnership, and I’m committed to working collaboratively with individuals from all walks of life to support positive change and emotional growth. My experience includes working individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, improving self-esteem, confidence building, life transitions, grief and trauma. I offer a safe and supportive environment where we can explore the issues that brought you to therapy and develop an individualized plan to address them online!
Shawna Paris-Hoyte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ONS, QC, MSW, RSW, Phd(std Verified
Toronto, ON M5C
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression,need coaching for work or life stage, have ruminating thoughts, sadness, grief, lack of motivation, inability to resolve conflict within your relationships, find yourself caught up in legal matters, need family conferencing, or lifestyle changes, reach out.
Hello, I am a registered clinical therapist/counsellor in Ontario with the OCSWSSW. I have been providing services as a clinical therapist since 2007. I work with all ages: children ( with parental consent), teenagers and adults as well as the elderly. I address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, life stages, couples work, and family matters. I have studied trauma at the Ph.D. level. I am also a licensed practicing lawyer in family law, child protection, youth justice, and human rights. My clinical approach is integrative,solution-focused, strengths-based motivational, trauma-informed, and client-centered.
(437) 747-5897
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Toronto, ON M5C
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression,need coaching for work or life stage, have ruminating thoughts, sadness, grief, lack of motivation, inability to resolve conflict within your relationships, find yourself caught up in legal matters, need family conferencing, or lifestyle changes, reach out.
Hello, I am a registered clinical therapist/counsellor in Ontario with the OCSWSSW. I have been providing services as a clinical therapist since 2007. I work with all ages: children ( with parental consent), teenagers and adults as well as the elderly. I address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, life stages, couples work, and family matters. I have studied trauma at the Ph.D. level. I am also a licensed practicing lawyer in family law, child protection, youth justice, and human rights. My clinical approach is integrative,solution-focused, strengths-based motivational, trauma-informed, and client-centered.
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Nicholas Maraj
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Offers online therapy
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem and Stress. As a counsellor my approach to therapy is holistic. I strive to take into consideration all aspects of an individual's life. My practice offers a range of services including specialized CBT programs for Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness training, and Coaching services for stress management. In order to be client centered, I am now offering secure online sessions via zoom for greater access and convenience.
(647) 933-3307
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Toronto, ON M4M
Offers online therapy
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem and Stress. As a counsellor my approach to therapy is holistic. I strive to take into consideration all aspects of an individual's life. My practice offers a range of services including specialized CBT programs for Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness training, and Coaching services for stress management. In order to be client centered, I am now offering secure online sessions via zoom for greater access and convenience.
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Mariia Cohan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsych, RP (Q) Verified
Toronto, ON M5E
Offers online therapy
I love connecting with people and being able to help them to achieve their goals as well as a better understanding of their personalities and interpersonal relationships through psychotherapy. In my practice I use an eclectic approach, combining different types of therapies in order to tailor the therapy process to the individual needs of the client. I have worked with clients experiencing: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Interpersonal Difficulties, Relationship Problems, Work-related Stress, Career Transition, Grief, Illness, Family Conflict, and Loneliness.
(647) 360-2234
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Toronto, ON M5E
Offers online therapy
I love connecting with people and being able to help them to achieve their goals as well as a better understanding of their personalities and interpersonal relationships through psychotherapy. In my practice I use an eclectic approach, combining different types of therapies in order to tailor the therapy process to the individual needs of the client. I have worked with clients experiencing: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Interpersonal Difficulties, Relationship Problems, Work-related Stress, Career Transition, Grief, Illness, Family Conflict, and Loneliness.
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Dana Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M5N
Offers online therapy
Are you an adult who is struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, increasing symptoms of stress, life challenges or other difficult issues? Would you like to learn new ways to cope, how to make healthier decisions, and to develop new perspectives on life?
(647) 952-6754
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Toronto, ON M5N
Offers online therapy
Are you an adult who is struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression, increasing symptoms of stress, life challenges or other difficult issues? Would you like to learn new ways to cope, how to make healthier decisions, and to develop new perspectives on life?
Heather McPherson & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M5M
Offers online therapy
Teaching, supervising and working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, post-trauma, family & relationship issues,with post-graduate specialized training in Self Psychology, Bioenergetics, Cog Behav.
You are a very successful professional, business person, musician, artist or performer. Your clients, fans, adoring public, family or friends heap praise on you for your skills and talent. But inside you feel like a phoney. Can you imagine your insides more easily accepting praise, knowing you have worked hard for it, and it has paid off. You feel so good! Let me grow your self-esteem from the roots up. That's what it's all about. Begin to notice a difference after just a few sessions. Let me help you!
(437) 747-6761
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Toronto, ON M5M
Offers online therapy
Teaching, supervising and working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, post-trauma, family & relationship issues,with post-graduate specialized training in Self Psychology, Bioenergetics, Cog Behav.
You are a very successful professional, business person, musician, artist or performer. Your clients, fans, adoring public, family or friends heap praise on you for your skills and talent. But inside you feel like a phoney. Can you imagine your insides more easily accepting praise, knowing you have worked hard for it, and it has paid off. You feel so good! Let me grow your self-esteem from the roots up. That's what it's all about. Begin to notice a difference after just a few sessions. Let me help you!
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Leora Rich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M4N
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome! My name is Leora and I'm so excited that you're starting the process of finding a therapist that's right for you. I am skilled in working with adults, youth and adolescents and am flexible in providing individualized approaches to therapy. This can include anything from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, difficulties in relationships, bullying, self-esteem, loss of purpose or just a general motivation to work on improving your coping strategies. Whatever it is that you are wanting to work on, I'm here to support you with your goals and to support your development, growth and healing.
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Toronto, ON M4N
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome! My name is Leora and I'm so excited that you're starting the process of finding a therapist that's right for you. I am skilled in working with adults, youth and adolescents and am flexible in providing individualized approaches to therapy. This can include anything from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, difficulties in relationships, bullying, self-esteem, loss of purpose or just a general motivation to work on improving your coping strategies. Whatever it is that you are wanting to work on, I'm here to support you with your goals and to support your development, growth and healing.
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Jacqueline Doherty-Chin
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
I specialize in psycho-educational assessments for Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, giftedness, and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, life stressors, self-esteem and behavioural challenges.
As a Child Psychologist who is also a parent, I understand what it's like to want the very best for your child, and as such, I always strive to provide the quality of care and commitment that I would want for my own child. That includes genuinely caring about my clients' well-being; treating every child like a unique individual with strengths to be celebrated; ensuring every client feels heard, understood and unjudged; and continually educating myself to ensure that I am skilled in a variety of scientifically-supported approaches.
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Toronto, ON M5R
I specialize in psycho-educational assessments for Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, giftedness, and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, life stressors, self-esteem and behavioural challenges.
As a Child Psychologist who is also a parent, I understand what it's like to want the very best for your child, and as such, I always strive to provide the quality of care and commitment that I would want for my own child. That includes genuinely caring about my clients' well-being; treating every child like a unique individual with strengths to be celebrated; ensuring every client feels heard, understood and unjudged; and continually educating myself to ensure that I am skilled in a variety of scientifically-supported approaches.
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Kyla Lipsman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW Verified
Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
Whether its depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or managing stress – we can work together to empower you to modify those thoughts and behaviours that are no longer serving you.
Taking the first step toward therapy can be challenging and overwhelming. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you can feel comfortable sharing any challenges you may be facing. I work from a strengths-based perspective, guided by cognitive behavioural and mindfulness based therapeutic approaches.
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Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
Whether its depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or managing stress – we can work together to empower you to modify those thoughts and behaviours that are no longer serving you.
Taking the first step toward therapy can be challenging and overwhelming. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where you can feel comfortable sharing any challenges you may be facing. I work from a strengths-based perspective, guided by cognitive behavioural and mindfulness based therapeutic approaches.
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Kimberly Gosselin
MAS, MS (C) Verified
Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
I find that Mindfulness-based techniques are helpful for addressing emotional pain, challenging emotions, anxiety, grief, depression, stress, burnout, trauma, feelings of confusion or anger.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that challenging circumstances provide an opportunity for discovery, growth, and change. If you have experienced a challenging past or are currently experiencing challenging circumstances it may be difficult to identify opportunities for change. You don't have to navigate this alone. Psychotherapy offers a space to discover possibilities and make sense of things. Equipped with evidenced-based specialized techniques that can help us gain insight into your experiences, I will work compassionately, collaboratively and creatively with you to define and reach your goals.
(437) 747-7122
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Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
I find that Mindfulness-based techniques are helpful for addressing emotional pain, challenging emotions, anxiety, grief, depression, stress, burnout, trauma, feelings of confusion or anger.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in the belief that challenging circumstances provide an opportunity for discovery, growth, and change. If you have experienced a challenging past or are currently experiencing challenging circumstances it may be difficult to identify opportunities for change. You don't have to navigate this alone. Psychotherapy offers a space to discover possibilities and make sense of things. Equipped with evidenced-based specialized techniques that can help us gain insight into your experiences, I will work compassionately, collaboratively and creatively with you to define and reach your goals.
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Stephanie Markowitz
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or overcome with grief? Maybe you are consumed by a chronic sense of dissatisfaction; or feeling distraught after a life-changing trauma. Whatever the trouble is, you do not need to face it alone. Therapy can be an effective way to rebuild your sense of well-being, improve your relationships, and increase your capacity to cope with all the unexpected things life brings. My practice is trauma-informed, relational and my approach is nonjudgemental, empathic and direct.
(647) 492-7667
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Toronto, ON M5R
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or overcome with grief? Maybe you are consumed by a chronic sense of dissatisfaction; or feeling distraught after a life-changing trauma. Whatever the trouble is, you do not need to face it alone. Therapy can be an effective way to rebuild your sense of well-being, improve your relationships, and increase your capacity to cope with all the unexpected things life brings. My practice is trauma-informed, relational and my approach is nonjudgemental, empathic and direct.
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Sahar Bhaloo
Psychologist, Psy D, CPsych Verified
Toronto, ON M4G
Offers online therapy
I am a Psychologist authorized to practice in Ontario by the College of Psychologists, I also hold a license as a Clinical Psychologist in California. I help clients to optimize strengths, build resilience and cultivate growth. I work with individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, relationship issues, identity questions, work and/or academic stress, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, trauma and different forms of depression. My practice is trauma-informed, collaborative, anti-oppressive, multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, and spans sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status and religious affiliation.
(647) 360-8267
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Toronto, ON M4G
Offers online therapy
I am a Psychologist authorized to practice in Ontario by the College of Psychologists, I also hold a license as a Clinical Psychologist in California. I help clients to optimize strengths, build resilience and cultivate growth. I work with individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, relationship issues, identity questions, work and/or academic stress, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, trauma and different forms of depression. My practice is trauma-informed, collaborative, anti-oppressive, multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, and spans sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status and religious affiliation.
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Charlotte Pidgeon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA Verified
Toronto, ON M6J
Not accepting new clients
I offer individual therapy to people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and whatever other obstacles may leave you feeling stuck.
I utilize a collaborative approach to identify your strengths and encourage positive change. My practice incorporates an anti-oppressive framework, culturally informed perspectives, and provides a non-judgemental space for all genders, sexualities, ethnicities and religions. Whether you're in the middle of a life transition, struggling to cope with every day life, or ready to work on healing historic wounds, you don't have to do it alone.
(647) 370-1597
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Toronto, ON M6J
Not accepting new clients
I offer individual therapy to people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and whatever other obstacles may leave you feeling stuck.
I utilize a collaborative approach to identify your strengths and encourage positive change. My practice incorporates an anti-oppressive framework, culturally informed perspectives, and provides a non-judgemental space for all genders, sexualities, ethnicities and religions. Whether you're in the middle of a life transition, struggling to cope with every day life, or ready to work on healing historic wounds, you don't have to do it alone.
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Nwanne Joseph Nwabudike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Toronto, ON M5J
Offers online therapy
Experienced working with clients living with depression from a non-judgmental strength-based perspective using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
I'm a Social Worker, registered in the province of Ontario. I provide Psychotherapy and Counseling services in practice. 1. Experienced in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). 2. Experienced in working with youths and adolescents with behavioral problems and couples with family preservation issues using motivational interviewing techniques and solution-focused therapy. 3. Experienced conducting bio-psychosocial assessments for clients, especially youths aged 16-24 in respect of various mood and anxiety disorders.
(647) 503-4507
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Toronto, ON M5J
Offers online therapy
Experienced working with clients living with depression from a non-judgmental strength-based perspective using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
I'm a Social Worker, registered in the province of Ontario. I provide Psychotherapy and Counseling services in practice. 1. Experienced in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). 2. Experienced in working with youths and adolescents with behavioral problems and couples with family preservation issues using motivational interviewing techniques and solution-focused therapy. 3. Experienced conducting bio-psychosocial assessments for clients, especially youths aged 16-24 in respect of various mood and anxiety disorders.

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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 Toronto. 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.