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Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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Joy Pekar

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
Dundas, ON L9H
Let's Connect (289) 271-0571
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Do you, or someone you care about, live with chronic pain, chronic illness, or disability? Life can be altered dramatically by illness, injury, loss, and so much more. And change that feels out of our control is HARD! Whether you are trying to find yourself, find peace, or find joy, it can help to talk with someone. I offer a compassionate space for all people, regardless of ability, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality. I take an anti-oppressive, anti-ableist, and trauma informed approach to therapy to ensure that everyone has a place where they can feel heard without fear of judgement.
I believe that therapy isn’t about “fixing” things we can't change, but about finding ways to make life a little more manageable. The journey through therapy isn't a direct path, but a flexible process. Together we can find out what therapy means for you. It's not about taking pain away, but if you'd like, it can help you find joy.
I believe that the choice to explore therapy is a brave one, and that if we work together, your strength and wishes will guide the work we do. Each person is unique, and the path they travel is unique. I invite you to join me in a free consultation to discover whether I might be the right person to walk this path with you.
Call or Joy Pekar now for a free 15 minute consultation - (289) 271-0571

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Find Joy

Dundas, ON L9H

(289) 271-0571

Vaughan, ON L4J

I offer walk & talk therapy, as well as in home therapy at your personal residence, retirement home, or hospice in Dundas, ON
I specialize in Chronic Illness, Intellectual Disability and Life Transitions 
$140 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Life can come with challenges. I believe that therapy isn't about making them go away, but might be about making them easier to live with.
Joy Pekar
Let's Connect (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Find Joy

Dundas, ON L9H

(289) 271-0571

Vaughan, ON L4J

I offer walk & talk therapy, as well as in home therapy at your personal residence, retirement home, or hospice in Dundas, ON
I specialize in Chronic Illness, Intellectual Disability and Life Transitions 
$140 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Life can come with challenges. I believe that therapy isn't about making them go away, but might be about making them easier to live with.
Joy Pekar

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $140
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Mastercard, Visa
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of Ontario / 14387 Joy Pekar
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Chronic Illness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Transitions

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
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As someone who has lived experience in the world of chronic illness (kidney disease and transplant), terminal illness (cancer) I offer a unique lens. I understand the impact these struggles can have on life, but also know that each person and each family's experience is unique.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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As someone who has lived experience in the world of chronic illness (kidney disease and transplant), terminal illness (cancer) I offer a unique lens. I understand the impact these struggles can have on life, but also know that each person and each family's experience is unique.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

3 Endorsements

Christine LeLacheur
Christine LeLacheur
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)MACPMBABComm
Joy is a compassionate therapist who has shown her dedication to supporting those struggling with chronic pain, illness, and grief support. She helps client find joy in a safe and affirming environment. Highly recommended!
Hayley Andrew
Hayley Andrew
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)RP(q)MACPBPHE
Joy excels at client-centered care. She meets clients where they are with a non-judgmental attitude. She provides a safe space for clients to be themselves and feel heard and is excellent at helping them achieve their goals.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Immuno-disorders
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Single Mother
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
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I strive to make therapy accessible and barrier free. If you, or someone you care about is neurodivergent, physically disabled, cognitively disabled, or otherwise impacted by illness, disability, or aging, reach out to learn more about the accessible therapy options I offer and how we might be able to work together to help you find joy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
"
I strive to make therapy accessible and barrier free. If you, or someone you care about is neurodivergent, physically disabled, cognitively disabled, or otherwise impacted by illness, disability, or aging, reach out to learn more about the accessible therapy options I offer and how we might be able to work together to help you find joy.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Location

Primary Location

Find Joy

Dundas, ON L9H

(289) 271-0571

Additional Location

Vaughan, ON L4J

(289) 271-0571

Nearby Areas

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I offer walk & talk therapy, as well as in home therapy at your personal residence, retirement home, or hospice in Dundas, ON
Call for a free consultation now - (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
"
I offer walk & talk therapy, as well as in home therapy at your personal residence, retirement home, or hospice in Dundas, ON
Call for a free consultation now - (289) 271-0571
Photo of Joy Pekar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Joy Pekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)