Registered Psychotherapist, MA, JD Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X
Is there a tug inside you, aching for your life to be different or better? Conflict between your inner voice, that whispers its wisdom, and influential norms that impress you with what you “should” do? You may be questioning your sense of belonging in this world. Worries of whether you’re good/smart/capable enough. Existential concerns of whether you are doing yourself, or your spirit, justice. You may wish to free yourself from patterns learned in childhood, or the professional culture you now find yourself a part of. At heart, you wish to experience a peaceful sense of self, joyful relationships, and meaningful work.
Feminist
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Toronto, ON M5X
Feminist
Is there a tug inside you, aching for your life to be different or better? Conflict between your inner voice, that whispers its wisdom, and influential norms that impress you with what you “should” do? You may be questioning your sense of belonging in this world. Worries of whether you’re good/smart/capable enough. Existential concerns of whether you are doing yourself, or your spirit, justice. You may wish to free yourself from patterns learned in childhood, or the professional culture you now find yourself a part of. At heart, you wish to experience a peaceful sense of self, joyful relationships, and meaningful work.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5N
Let us start this journey together by exploring how I can best be of service to you. You are the focus of our time spent together; where I can actively listen and utilize my skills in order to better guide your healing path. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, past trauma, negative self-talk, or any other issue that is affecting your emotional health, we can develop a meaningful and impactful strategy forward.
Feminist
(647) 371-1362
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Toronto, ON M5N
Feminist
Let us start this journey together by exploring how I can best be of service to you. You are the focus of our time spent together; where I can actively listen and utilize my skills in order to better guide your healing path. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, past trauma, negative self-talk, or any other issue that is affecting your emotional health, we can develop a meaningful and impactful strategy forward.
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MA, BEd Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M4Y
Looking for support? Therapy provides an opportunity to express big feelings, talk through challenges, explore patterns of behaviour, develop greater self-awareness, and try different ways of being and relating. I practice contemporary Gestalt therapy that is experiential, relational and embodied. I was first drawn to Gestalt because it embraces an egalitarian relationship between client and therapist, takes a non-pathologizing approach to mental health, and invites creativity. I emphasize the development of self-awareness as a way to increase choice, flexibility, acceptance, and ultimately wellbeing.
Feminist
(647) 496-5580
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Toronto, ON M4Y
Feminist
Looking for support? Therapy provides an opportunity to express big feelings, talk through challenges, explore patterns of behaviour, develop greater self-awareness, and try different ways of being and relating. I practice contemporary Gestalt therapy that is experiential, relational and embodied. I was first drawn to Gestalt because it embraces an egalitarian relationship between client and therapist, takes a non-pathologizing approach to mental health, and invites creativity. I emphasize the development of self-awareness as a way to increase choice, flexibility, acceptance, and ultimately wellbeing.
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Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q) Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M3C
During COVID-19 pandemic; I am meeting new and old clients online. I provide one-on-one counseling to people that seek me. I work from a relational perspective, meaning that I will work firstly with the relationship between you and myself. I do this from the assumption that relationships and connections are key for maintaining and nurturing mental and emotional well-being. I have experience working with a variety of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders.
Feminist
(647) 492-9411
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M3C
Feminist
During COVID-19 pandemic; I am meeting new and old clients online. I provide one-on-one counseling to people that seek me. I work from a relational perspective, meaning that I will work firstly with the relationship between you and myself. I do this from the assumption that relationships and connections are key for maintaining and nurturing mental and emotional well-being. I have experience working with a variety of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders.
Photo of Ginette Mohr
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M5S
The key to mental well-being and healing is to feel whatever presents itself without trying to change it. To seek others who can support you by listening without judging, without trying to fix you, without giving you advice and without minimizing your experience. I'm here to walk beside you, to support you on your path. I offer a safe space for you to feel seen and heard. Together we can explore patterns in your relationships and allow hidden aspects to emerge and support your growth. We play in the unknown and find new and creative ways to work through issues.
Feminist
(289) 206-8410
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M5S
Feminist
The key to mental well-being and healing is to feel whatever presents itself without trying to change it. To seek others who can support you by listening without judging, without trying to fix you, without giving you advice and without minimizing your experience. I'm here to walk beside you, to support you on your path. I offer a safe space for you to feel seen and heard. Together we can explore patterns in your relationships and allow hidden aspects to emerge and support your growth. We play in the unknown and find new and creative ways to work through issues.
Photo of Melissa Saumur, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Toronto, ON M4B
With 20 years in the field, I have worked with children, youth, their families and adults. My experience in Social Services is in schools, the child welfare system, as a custody access evaluator and in domestic violence. I am sensitive to the needs of diverse families whether that be in ethnicity, country of origin, faith or culture. I am passionate about helping families navigate various systems relevant to their situations and needs.
Feminist
(866) 298-7436
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Office is near:
Toronto, ON M4B
Feminist
With 20 years in the field, I have worked with children, youth, their families and adults. My experience in Social Services is in schools, the child welfare system, as a custody access evaluator and in domestic violence. I am sensitive to the needs of diverse families whether that be in ethnicity, country of origin, faith or culture. I am passionate about helping families navigate various systems relevant to their situations and needs.
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RSSW Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I believe that we're doing the best we can with the tools available. I will support you in building on the wisdom and skills you already have and will creatively explore with you the places you feel stuck, shaky, or unmet. I believe that trauma can get locked in the body if we do not have the safety or support at the time to care for it. Through a relational and experiential process, we will bring attention and awareness to where you are holding untended needs. You can expect me to be warm, direct, steady, and responsive. Additionally, I am 2SLGBTQ-affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware and knowledgeable around polyamory/non monogamy.
Feminist
(647) 490-2469
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Toronto, ON M5S
Feminist
I believe that we're doing the best we can with the tools available. I will support you in building on the wisdom and skills you already have and will creatively explore with you the places you feel stuck, shaky, or unmet. I believe that trauma can get locked in the body if we do not have the safety or support at the time to care for it. Through a relational and experiential process, we will bring attention and awareness to where you are holding untended needs. You can expect me to be warm, direct, steady, and responsive. Additionally, I am 2SLGBTQ-affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware and knowledgeable around polyamory/non monogamy.
Photo of Cynthia Johnston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MEd, RCC, RSW Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
If you are struggling with bulimia, or other disordered eating, you have likely promised yourself time and time again that this will be the last time that you engage in these behaviours, assuring yourself that you know what to do and that you can stop anytime. You have managed a few days, weeks or months symptom-free, but the behaviours have always returned. Although it may be difficult to imagine getting through life's ups and downs without your disordered eating, I can help you to develop new ways of coping and to achieve lasting recovery. And you will set the pace of your recovery.
Feminist
(416) 922-3311
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Toronto, ON M6G
Feminist
If you are struggling with bulimia, or other disordered eating, you have likely promised yourself time and time again that this will be the last time that you engage in these behaviours, assuring yourself that you know what to do and that you can stop anytime. You have managed a few days, weeks or months symptom-free, but the behaviours have always returned. Although it may be difficult to imagine getting through life's ups and downs without your disordered eating, I can help you to develop new ways of coping and to achieve lasting recovery. And you will set the pace of your recovery.
Photo of Sarah Elisabeth Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
Congratulations for finding the strength to start the process of healing and transformation. Are you seeking a kind guide and compassionate support to find your way through some difficult or challenging territory? Or perhaps you are carrying something that you need to set down? Sometimes emotions can be profoundly powerful and maybe you would like to feel a sense of mastery over your system again. Maybe you know something is just not right but it is hard to define in a way that releases it.
Feminist
(647) 492-3515
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Toronto, ON M4K
Feminist
Congratulations for finding the strength to start the process of healing and transformation. Are you seeking a kind guide and compassionate support to find your way through some difficult or challenging territory? Or perhaps you are carrying something that you need to set down? Sometimes emotions can be profoundly powerful and maybe you would like to feel a sense of mastery over your system again. Maybe you know something is just not right but it is hard to define in a way that releases it.
Photo of Linda Tomas, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
The therapeutic encounter fosters acceptance of what has, or has not happened to you in your life. It's a transformative experience that allows you to know yourself profoundly and helps you move forward in your life. I use the psychoanalytic approach, which is based on working through your internal conflicts and puzzling self-sabotaging behaviours. Using dreams, free association and working with the "here and now" of our relationship, we work together to address what prompted you to seek help.
Feminist
(877) 959-2740
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Toronto, ON M6G
Feminist
The therapeutic encounter fosters acceptance of what has, or has not happened to you in your life. It's a transformative experience that allows you to know yourself profoundly and helps you move forward in your life. I use the psychoanalytic approach, which is based on working through your internal conflicts and puzzling self-sabotaging behaviours. Using dreams, free association and working with the "here and now" of our relationship, we work together to address what prompted you to seek help.
Photo of Ted Leckie, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CAPT, OSP, dipTIRP Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M6R
Looking for couples therapy? I am an IFS informed empathetic CRPO registered psychotherapist specializing in couples. My name is Ted and my colleagues, clients and friends have at various times described me as empathetic, kind, gentle and insightful. I see couples and individuals. If you have attended a Hold Me Tight retreat and would like to continue with an EFT therapist, then please contact me.
Feminist
(844) 707-9401
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Toronto, ON M6R
Feminist
Looking for couples therapy? I am an IFS informed empathetic CRPO registered psychotherapist specializing in couples. My name is Ted and my colleagues, clients and friends have at various times described me as empathetic, kind, gentle and insightful. I see couples and individuals. If you have attended a Hold Me Tight retreat and would like to continue with an EFT therapist, then please contact me.
Photo of Becca Pearl, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
Our experiences shape us. The residue of the past can stick to us in different ways: feeling numb or feeling so much intense emotion that it's hard to cope; difficulty setting boundaries or struggling to bring people close; feeling unsafe, fearful, and distrusting; self-doubt and shame; having a hard time allowing creativity, calm, and joy. It's so easy to forget that even in the most painful, lonely, and violent moments of our lives, we were growing. I fundamentally believe that we are resilient as hell. We learned to survive! And perhaps survival mode is now getting in the way of feeling truly alive, present, and connected.
Feminist
(647) 695-2617
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Toronto, ON M5R
Feminist
Our experiences shape us. The residue of the past can stick to us in different ways: feeling numb or feeling so much intense emotion that it's hard to cope; difficulty setting boundaries or struggling to bring people close; feeling unsafe, fearful, and distrusting; self-doubt and shame; having a hard time allowing creativity, calm, and joy. It's so easy to forget that even in the most painful, lonely, and violent moments of our lives, we were growing. I fundamentally believe that we are resilient as hell. We learned to survive! And perhaps survival mode is now getting in the way of feeling truly alive, present, and connected.
Photo of Lynda Ceresne, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M6R
Clients usually come into therapy because they are struggling with something they have tried to resolve themselves but feel stuck. I will help you uncover and understand these challenges and move through them in healthier ways. In our therapy together your strengths and resilience are honoured. You will be listened to, respected, and supported without judgement. You may come to understand coping strategies you've used to manage pain and difficult emotions and decide to explore new and healthier ways to manage challenges you face in your everyday life. My clients are adults of all ages, and youth, 12 and up.
Feminist
(844) 332-1352
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Toronto, ON M6R
Feminist
Clients usually come into therapy because they are struggling with something they have tried to resolve themselves but feel stuck. I will help you uncover and understand these challenges and move through them in healthier ways. In our therapy together your strengths and resilience are honoured. You will be listened to, respected, and supported without judgement. You may come to understand coping strategies you've used to manage pain and difficult emotions and decide to explore new and healthier ways to manage challenges you face in your everyday life. My clients are adults of all ages, and youth, 12 and up.
Photo of Mahboubeh Katirai, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD-ABT, Reg, Psychot Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
As a Queer therapist I have worked extensively with Queer and Trans individuals around sexual and cultural identity, impact of various forms of oppression on mental health and developing healthy relationships. They have had experience of trauma, depression, anxiety, alienation from family and the mainstream culture. Together and in collaborative and compassionate way, we have worked so that they could form more dignified relationships, become more receptive to change, find ways of negotiating with the past and navigate systems of oppression and grow in ways that nourishes them in their personal lives and in their chosen communities.
Feminist
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Toronto, ON M4K
Feminist
As a Queer therapist I have worked extensively with Queer and Trans individuals around sexual and cultural identity, impact of various forms of oppression on mental health and developing healthy relationships. They have had experience of trauma, depression, anxiety, alienation from family and the mainstream culture. Together and in collaborative and compassionate way, we have worked so that they could form more dignified relationships, become more receptive to change, find ways of negotiating with the past and navigate systems of oppression and grow in ways that nourishes them in their personal lives and in their chosen communities.
Photo of Kavita Patel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW, OASW Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X
Feeling alone in your relationship? Want to be able to feel connected again with your partner? Experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed with life's demands? Does this sound familiar? Know that you are not alone. If your goal is to start feeling like an active participant and being an expert in your own life and if you are seeking for a safe space to talk and someone to truly listen to you, your journey towards this goal can begin now.
Feminist
(647) 957-8017
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Toronto, ON M5X
Feminist
Feeling alone in your relationship? Want to be able to feel connected again with your partner? Experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed with life's demands? Does this sound familiar? Know that you are not alone. If your goal is to start feeling like an active participant and being an expert in your own life and if you are seeking for a safe space to talk and someone to truly listen to you, your journey towards this goal can begin now.
Photo of Howard Irving, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, RSW Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5R
I am a registered psychotherapist, social worker, family mediator and professor emeritus from the University of Toronto. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, behaviour or anger issues, couples conflict, grief and loss, trauma or separation and divorce. When working with clients, my focus is to ensure an emotionally safe and confidential practice. My goal for successful family mediation is to help family members arrive at an agreement which is acceptable to all family members and is in the best interest of the family.
Feminist
(647) 697-8345
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Toronto, ON M5R
Feminist
I am a registered psychotherapist, social worker, family mediator and professor emeritus from the University of Toronto. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, behaviour or anger issues, couples conflict, grief and loss, trauma or separation and divorce. When working with clients, my focus is to ensure an emotionally safe and confidential practice. My goal for successful family mediation is to help family members arrive at an agreement which is acceptable to all family members and is in the best interest of the family.
Photo of Shane Joseph, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, CCRS, MBA Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
I am committed to creating a space for all clients that is open and safe for sharing, learning, engaging and reflecting. I provide holistic solutions to varying psycho-social issues with professionalism, care and authenticity. My practice is rooted in an anti-oppressive framework that is built heavily on trauma informed interventions and decolonizing approaches. Grounded in years of experiential learning, training and professional development I will embrace my clients in a journey that explores the changes needed to live and experience life to its fullest, ultimately fulfilling your dreams and goals.
Feminist
(647) 846-9434
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Toronto, ON M4K
Feminist
I am committed to creating a space for all clients that is open and safe for sharing, learning, engaging and reflecting. I provide holistic solutions to varying psycho-social issues with professionalism, care and authenticity. My practice is rooted in an anti-oppressive framework that is built heavily on trauma informed interventions and decolonizing approaches. Grounded in years of experiential learning, training and professional development I will embrace my clients in a journey that explores the changes needed to live and experience life to its fullest, ultimately fulfilling your dreams and goals.
Photo of Shirley Carol Addison, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MHSc Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M4Y
I work with people who are dealing with a variety of concerns, including relationship issues and histories of interpersonal trauma; lack of motivation; depression &/or anxiety; difficulties with feelings; low self-esteem/self-confidence; and gender or sexual orientation issues. Therapy may also address difficulties managing life transitions; grief and loss; confusion related to personal meaning, direction and values; stress management; aging; and health & mental-health related symptoms. I believe a therapeutic relationship needs to be client-centred, warm, safe, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate, interactive, and respectful.
Feminist
(647) 360-8645
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Toronto, ON M4Y
Feminist
I work with people who are dealing with a variety of concerns, including relationship issues and histories of interpersonal trauma; lack of motivation; depression &/or anxiety; difficulties with feelings; low self-esteem/self-confidence; and gender or sexual orientation issues. Therapy may also address difficulties managing life transitions; grief and loss; confusion related to personal meaning, direction and values; stress management; aging; and health & mental-health related symptoms. I believe a therapeutic relationship needs to be client-centred, warm, safe, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate, interactive, and respectful.
Photo of Cheryl Lewin,
Toronto, ON M4K
The clients who experience the most growth in their work with me are open to approaching their struggles from a new vantage point. They have realized that their usual modes of coping or attempts at resolution in conflict no longer work and are ready to know themselves and their relationships in ways they have not explored previously. The variety of techniques and relationship building methods used in treatment are designed to increase one's sense of self worth, inner peace and development of healthy boundary. Self awareness is a priority, integral to the process of mending past trauma and reclaiming a sense of wholeness, peace
Feminist
(647) 492-3226
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Toronto, ON M4K
Feminist
The clients who experience the most growth in their work with me are open to approaching their struggles from a new vantage point. They have realized that their usual modes of coping or attempts at resolution in conflict no longer work and are ready to know themselves and their relationships in ways they have not explored previously. The variety of techniques and relationship building methods used in treatment are designed to increase one's sense of self worth, inner peace and development of healthy boundary. Self awareness is a priority, integral to the process of mending past trauma and reclaiming a sense of wholeness, peace
Photo of Agnes Da-Eun Kim, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd Verified
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
(WAITLIST CLOSED) Sometimes it's difficult to get unstuck from our emotions, but try to think of them as waves of an ocean—coming and going, rising and falling... Never permanent and always moving. Experiencing your emotions and allowing yourself to be vulnerable is a true strength, not a weakness. Together, we can address personal difficulties, explore options, develop coping strategies, and identify strengths. Counselling and psychotherapy can promote healing, resiliency, and self-empowerment, and it is tailored to each client's individual and unique needs. What works for one client may not work for another.
Feminist
(647) 360-9486
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Toronto, ON M5S
Feminist
(WAITLIST CLOSED) Sometimes it's difficult to get unstuck from our emotions, but try to think of them as waves of an ocean—coming and going, rising and falling... Never permanent and always moving. Experiencing your emotions and allowing yourself to be vulnerable is a true strength, not a weakness. Together, we can address personal difficulties, explore options, develop coping strategies, and identify strengths. Counselling and psychotherapy can promote healing, resiliency, and self-empowerment, and it is tailored to each client's individual and unique needs. What works for one client may not work for another.

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Feminist Counsellors
If you're looking for Feminist Therapy in Toronto or for a Toronto Feminist Therapist, these professionals provide feminist therapy counselling, and have a feminist perspective and orientation. They include feminist therapists in Toronto, feminist psychotherapists in Toronto, feminist psychologists, and feminist counsellors.
Feminist therapy is an integrative approach to psychotherapy that focuses on gender and the particular challenges and stressors that women face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, discrimination, and other factors that threaten their mental health. The therapeutic relationship, based on an authentic connection and equality between the therapist and the client, helps empower clients understand the social factors that contribute to their issues, discover and claim their unique identity, and build on personal strengths to better their own lives and that of others.

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

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