Karen Shay

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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Karen Shay

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Toronto, ON M5T
Offers online therapy

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About

Hi there. The focus of my practice is helping adults who are facing difficult transitions or other mental health challenges by using talk therapy. My unique background in art therapy (M.A. from New York University) influences my creative approach. I specialize in working with adults of all ages experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, addictions, ADHD, grief, job dissatisfaction and more. We will use a variety of approaches to help you gain skills and insight into what's going on.
I want to help you set goals and regulate emotions as you integrate your experiences into personal narratives that will uncover more positivity and meaning in your day-to-day life. In our sessions we will seek out the underlying causes of your distress in order to build resilience, foster growth and improve self-esteem.
I ultimately want you to be able to confront any issue with confidence and self-reliance, and I will work to do whatever it takes to get you there. Let's talk and see how my approach could work for you.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $140 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife
  • Meridian
  • SunLife
As a registered psychotherapist I am covered by most insurance plans (check with your provider) and can offer a receipt if needed.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 006304
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario / 006304
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health / Cognitive Behavoural Therapy (Level 1)
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Endorsements

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Location

Toronto, ON M5T
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Towns/Cities
Postal Codes
Last Modified: 7 Sep 2022
Photo of Karen Shay, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto
Karen Shay

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP