John Larsson

Registered Social Worker, RSW

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Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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John Larsson

Registered Social Worker, RSW

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

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Toronto, ON M4E
(289) 277-6554
Offers online therapy

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About

For close to 30 years I served the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities as a counsellor at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). I am now in private practice. As a gay man I have a particular interest in working with other gay/Bi/Queer men, but all are welcome. My approach is uncomplicated. I work from a client-centred, trauma-informed, psycho-social perspective, using a goal-oriented approach.
I believe psychological problems are partly based on skewed ways of thinking that result from early messaging and learned patterns. I will use my experience and knowledge to help you better understand yourself, what is going on in your life, and why. I can support, assist, and challenge you in your problem-solving, and help you find healthier ways of coping.
I believe we approach life with an unconscious understanding of how the world works and our place in it. That understanding is not always accurate but it dictates our thoughts, moods, feelings and actions. When we recognize and challenge these ways of thinking we can develop better coping skills, and a better understanding of what motivates those around us.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cheque, Paypal

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Years in Practice: 29, Member OCSWSSW, Ontario AIDS Network award-Contribution to the AIDS Movement in Ontario, BSW/MSW practicum supervisor

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Toronto Metropolitan University - for exemplary performance as 4th year BSW Field Instructor
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: Advanced Trauma Counselling For Front-Line Workers - Gail Appel Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Endorsements

"John's strength is the combination of his years of experience, and his very caring and compassionate nature."

Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
"Talented, kind, experienced; and excellent colleague and therapist."

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
"John is a compassionate and attentive listener with extensive counselling experience working with those infected/affected by HIV-related issues."

Location

Toronto, ON M4E
(289) 277-6554
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Postal Codes
Neighborhoods
Website
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • HIV/AIDS issues, Body dysmorphia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Identity, Internalized homophobia.
  • Stress

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 11 Aug 2022
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John Larsson

Registered Social Worker, RSW