Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Therapists in East York, ON

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Jennifer Bonilla
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, CYW, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M4H  (Online Only)
Do you often find yourself trapped in the relentless grip of anxiety? Does social anxiety make even simple interactions feel like daunting hurdles? Are you familiar with the never-ending cycle of obsessions and compulsions brought on by OCD? Have irrational fears cast long shadows, consuming your thoughts when confronted with phobias? Do these moments leave you feeling overwhelmed and isolated? The weight of anxiety can be immense, but you don't have to bear it alone. I recognize the unique struggles anxiety presents and am here to journey alongside you, offering unwavering support.
Do you often find yourself trapped in the relentless grip of anxiety? Does social anxiety make even simple interactions feel like daunting hurdles? Are you familiar with the never-ending cycle of obsessions and compulsions brought on by OCD? Have irrational fears cast long shadows, consuming your thoughts when confronted with phobias? Do these moments leave you feeling overwhelmed and isolated? The weight of anxiety can be immense, but you don't have to bear it alone. I recognize the unique struggles anxiety presents and am here to journey alongside you, offering unwavering support.
(437) 747-8486 View (437) 747-8486
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Negin Ansari
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East York, ON M4C
Hey there, I'm Negin! For the past five years, I've been deeply engaged in exploring childhood psychology. With dual Master's degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Education with a specialization in Developmental Psychology, my focus is on supporting adults, families, and children navigating anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related issues. My approach is collaborative, working closely with both children and their families to confront whatever life throws their way. Whether it's soothing anxious thoughts or unpacking difficult experiences. we're in it together.
Hey there, I'm Negin! For the past five years, I've been deeply engaged in exploring childhood psychology. With dual Master's degrees, one in Clinical Psychology and another in Education with a specialization in Developmental Psychology, my focus is on supporting adults, families, and children navigating anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related issues. My approach is collaborative, working closely with both children and their families to confront whatever life throws their way. Whether it's soothing anxious thoughts or unpacking difficult experiences. we're in it together.
(289) 803-6492 View (289) 803-6492
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Yzobela (Isabella) Hyett Perinatal Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, PMH-C
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
East York, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Areas of practice include anxiety, perinatal OCD, grief, trauma, & pregnancy/parenting.
Specializing in Pregnancy/Postpartum and Women's issues. You are not broken - you are dealing with stress, grief, or trauma, as well as family, relationships, and work. You're feeling overwhelmed - your big emotions or negative thoughts are running the show, and you're looking for ways to feel more centred and in control. Therapy provides a safe, compassionate space where we can tap into our own wisdom and learn how to show up in our lives as the people we want to be. I can help you make sense of how you got here, get clarity on the inner conflicts that are making you feel stuck, and find a clearer vision of your path to wellness.
Areas of practice include anxiety, perinatal OCD, grief, trauma, & pregnancy/parenting.
Specializing in Pregnancy/Postpartum and Women's issues. You are not broken - you are dealing with stress, grief, or trauma, as well as family, relationships, and work. You're feeling overwhelmed - your big emotions or negative thoughts are running the show, and you're looking for ways to feel more centred and in control. Therapy provides a safe, compassionate space where we can tap into our own wisdom and learn how to show up in our lives as the people we want to be. I can help you make sense of how you got here, get clarity on the inner conflicts that are making you feel stuck, and find a clearer vision of your path to wellness.
(647) 492-9449 View (647) 492-9449
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Suzie Kisimba
Pre-Licensed Professional, DCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4K
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
(289) 807-2794 View (289) 807-2794
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Sarah Gilbert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4C
The cornerstone of my work is in building relationships where clients feel listened to, validated, and able to build trust in the therapeutic process. Together, we start with identifying areas of concern as well as personal strengths, and work towards finding strategies to move towards positive change. Through the process, there is a wonderful opportunity for learning more about yourself and those around you. Talking about issues that may be causing you distress is an incredibly important step in building life-long skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion.
The cornerstone of my work is in building relationships where clients feel listened to, validated, and able to build trust in the therapeutic process. Together, we start with identifying areas of concern as well as personal strengths, and work towards finding strategies to move towards positive change. Through the process, there is a wonderful opportunity for learning more about yourself and those around you. Talking about issues that may be causing you distress is an incredibly important step in building life-long skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion.
(647) 697-6428 View (647) 697-6428
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Kathy Vance
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4G
Many things affect us deeply in our busy lives.  Yet we find ourselves unable, unwilling, or reluctant to talk our issues through with family, friends or physician. Psychotherapy sessions with me by Zoom, are focused, strategic, and personalized to your needs. I have provided individual and family psychotherapy/counseling in Toronto for over twenty years. Book one session a series, or intermittently: yours to design. Everyone wants change, but how? I will listen to you. "and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anais Nin
Many things affect us deeply in our busy lives.  Yet we find ourselves unable, unwilling, or reluctant to talk our issues through with family, friends or physician. Psychotherapy sessions with me by Zoom, are focused, strategic, and personalized to your needs. I have provided individual and family psychotherapy/counseling in Toronto for over twenty years. Book one session a series, or intermittently: yours to design. Everyone wants change, but how? I will listen to you. "and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anais Nin
(289) 204-7725 View (289) 204-7725
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Mary Fulford-Winsor
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP, Dipl
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
(855) 753-0202 View (855) 753-0202
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Playful Hearts Therapy (Play/ EMDR Therapy)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M4C
I am a fully Certified Play Therapist and a Certified Play Therapy Supervisor through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and work with all ages using this modality. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, youth and families from various ethno-racial backgrounds and in various mental health settings including child welfare, hospital, school, and the community. I am a service provider for Victim Services, the Internet Child Exploitation program at BOOST, Metis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Services Canada, and previously for the 2-Spirited People of the First Nations.
I am a fully Certified Play Therapist and a Certified Play Therapy Supervisor through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and work with all ages using this modality. I have over 20 years of experience in working with children, youth and families from various ethno-racial backgrounds and in various mental health settings including child welfare, hospital, school, and the community. I am a service provider for Victim Services, the Internet Child Exploitation program at BOOST, Metis Nation of Ontario, Indigenous Services Canada, and previously for the 2-Spirited People of the First Nations.
(647) 560-3917 View (647) 560-3917
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Starling Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
East York, ON M4K
Starling Psychological Services is a multidisciplinary mental health clinic offering therapy services to adults in Ontario. Our goal is to provide professional and ethical psychotherapy for a range of mental health concerns and everyday problems. Our team of psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists has extensive training and experience helping our clients to improve symptoms and develop the skills and strategies needed to make positive changes in their lives. We take a collaborative approach to counselling and work with our clients to set therapy goals and create a treatment plan to address them.
Starling Psychological Services is a multidisciplinary mental health clinic offering therapy services to adults in Ontario. Our goal is to provide professional and ethical psychotherapy for a range of mental health concerns and everyday problems. Our team of psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists has extensive training and experience helping our clients to improve symptoms and develop the skills and strategies needed to make positive changes in their lives. We take a collaborative approach to counselling and work with our clients to set therapy goals and create a treatment plan to address them.
(866) 383-6128 View (866) 383-6128
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Kimberlee Mancina
Registered Psychotherapist, MC
Verified Verified
East York, ON M3C
Seeing a therapist can be both daunting & exciting. Being vulnerable with someone, let alone a stranger, is tough for many. My hope with all individuals is to provide them with a safe space, that is comfortable & healing. My office is judgment-free & I am here to best support those willing to seek growth & change. What to expect when first seeing me? Relief & hope. I am aware that so many people want to be heard & validated, especially those in difficult relationships. I also believe that people enter therapy feeling stuck. We will shift between your past & present, identifying negative beliefs that continue to challenge you.
Seeing a therapist can be both daunting & exciting. Being vulnerable with someone, let alone a stranger, is tough for many. My hope with all individuals is to provide them with a safe space, that is comfortable & healing. My office is judgment-free & I am here to best support those willing to seek growth & change. What to expect when first seeing me? Relief & hope. I am aware that so many people want to be heard & validated, especially those in difficult relationships. I also believe that people enter therapy feeling stuck. We will shift between your past & present, identifying negative beliefs that continue to challenge you.
(647) 560-7882 View (647) 560-7882
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Benn Brisland
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4K
I offer brief and long-term individual counseling, to pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and families. I especially welcome queer, trans and gender-diverse clients and those who support them; neurodivergent folks; those wanting to improve their mental health and those wanting to address substance use and/or addiction.
I offer brief and long-term individual counseling, to pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and families. I especially welcome queer, trans and gender-diverse clients and those who support them; neurodivergent folks; those wanting to improve their mental health and those wanting to address substance use and/or addiction.
(437) 371-2433 View (437) 371-2433
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Farah Bektashi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BSc, GIT Dip, OSRP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East York, ON M4C  (Online Only)
I offer a safe space, where you can grow your awareness and dive into your deeper Self. I am here to be the right support for you to face your challenges and step into your healing journey. Yes, it will be tough at some times and I will be there with you. Together, we will step out of your pain and into your awareness. Back to Body! We often forget about our bodies and tend to become prisoners of our minds. I’m here to remind, here to support you in letting go. You deserve to feel alive and happy!
I offer a safe space, where you can grow your awareness and dive into your deeper Self. I am here to be the right support for you to face your challenges and step into your healing journey. Yes, it will be tough at some times and I will be there with you. Together, we will step out of your pain and into your awareness. Back to Body! We often forget about our bodies and tend to become prisoners of our minds. I’m here to remind, here to support you in letting go. You deserve to feel alive and happy!
(437) 747-8627 View (437) 747-8627
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Jane Wiltsie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4C
Life events impact us. Some more than others. Psychotherapy treatment can focus on stories of what has happened, the ways in which we have been affected, and how our perspectives can change.
Life events impact us. Some more than others. Psychotherapy treatment can focus on stories of what has happened, the ways in which we have been affected, and how our perspectives can change.
(289) 275-9560 View (289) 275-9560
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Advance Health Psychotherapy & Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
How to find hope? How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are lost, engaging in therapy can help you find a way forward! You want to be at PEACE with yourself and the people around you. You want to follow your dreams, be part of something that matters, and live to your LIFE to fullest potential. However, you may be at a low point and feel afraid and alone. You may have more bad days than good days. Regardless of the type of struggle, it is possible to move to a better place.
How to find hope? How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are lost, engaging in therapy can help you find a way forward! You want to be at PEACE with yourself and the people around you. You want to follow your dreams, be part of something that matters, and live to your LIFE to fullest potential. However, you may be at a low point and feel afraid and alone. You may have more bad days than good days. Regardless of the type of struggle, it is possible to move to a better place.
(647) 493-3890 View (647) 493-3890
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Erin Hooks
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M4G  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulties managing school or work related stress? My focus is on providing a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for clients to share their stories and work through their challenges. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method to supporting clients, and trust the client is the expert of their own life. I also understand the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strive to help my clients to recognize their existing strengths, while acknowledging their unique needs, priorities and values.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulties managing school or work related stress? My focus is on providing a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for clients to share their stories and work through their challenges. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method to supporting clients, and trust the client is the expert of their own life. I also understand the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strive to help my clients to recognize their existing strengths, while acknowledging their unique needs, priorities and values.
(647) 361-0403 View (647) 361-0403
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James Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Do you want to try something different which will challenge you and direct your awareness to how you are living your life? Awareness is the first step in making any change. Awareness gives you a choice: do I keep doing what I have been doing or do I want to "try on" a new behaviour and see what changes? Together we will work through issues which are interfering with your ability to live your life fully in the here and now.
Do you want to try something different which will challenge you and direct your awareness to how you are living your life? Awareness is the first step in making any change. Awareness gives you a choice: do I keep doing what I have been doing or do I want to "try on" a new behaviour and see what changes? Together we will work through issues which are interfering with your ability to live your life fully in the here and now.
(647) 697-1638 View (647) 697-1638
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Melissa Emerson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CTP Dpl
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4W
Think about what brought you here. Do you have relationship issues? Do you feel dissatisfied, lonely or lost? Maybe you feel angry or taken advantage of. Do you want someone to listen and understand you? Perhaps I can be that person for you.
Think about what brought you here. Do you have relationship issues? Do you feel dissatisfied, lonely or lost? Maybe you feel angry or taken advantage of. Do you want someone to listen and understand you? Perhaps I can be that person for you.
(647) 952-1821 View (647) 952-1821
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Andrea Sadler
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg, (ONT)
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Not accepting new clients
I am a Psychotherapist/ Occupational Therapist, graduating from Queen's University in 1994. I have spent my career building an expertise in the field of Mental Health working in hospital, community and private practice settings. I have received additional training and certificates in treatment modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative therapy, PGAP and have offered treatment both in individual and group settings.
I am a Psychotherapist/ Occupational Therapist, graduating from Queen's University in 1994. I have spent my career building an expertise in the field of Mental Health working in hospital, community and private practice settings. I have received additional training and certificates in treatment modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Narrative therapy, PGAP and have offered treatment both in individual and group settings.
(416) 554-7630 View (416) 554-7630
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Julia Harbinson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East York, ON M4J
Not accepting new clients
I help people become their most authentic selves by supporting them to successfully navigate life's challenges. I am a non-judgemental and collaborative listener, who uses effective, clinically proven mental health tools to facilitate strength, resilience and self-awareness. I place a strong focus on nurturing a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship and I work collaboratively to help you meet your therapy goals.
I help people become their most authentic selves by supporting them to successfully navigate life's challenges. I am a non-judgemental and collaborative listener, who uses effective, clinically proven mental health tools to facilitate strength, resilience and self-awareness. I place a strong focus on nurturing a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship and I work collaboratively to help you meet your therapy goals.
(647) 696-6704 View (647) 696-6704
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Fiona Miles
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East York, ON M4J  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you have reached a point in your life when you recognize the need to heal from past wounds, cope with grief or loss, or overcome personal or relational challenges, I can help. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches which I will tailor to meet your needs, including cognitive, emotion-based, behavioural therapies and mindfulness. Or maybe you are looking for someone to help you grow in self awareness, enrich your relationships, or prepare for marriage or another upcoming life transition. I can help with that too.
If you have reached a point in your life when you recognize the need to heal from past wounds, cope with grief or loss, or overcome personal or relational challenges, I can help. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches which I will tailor to meet your needs, including cognitive, emotion-based, behavioural therapies and mindfulness. Or maybe you are looking for someone to help you grow in self awareness, enrich your relationships, or prepare for marriage or another upcoming life transition. I can help with that too.
(647) 930-6031 View (647) 930-6031

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counsellors

How long does OCD treatment take?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often treated on a weekly or twice-weekly schedule, depending on symptom severity and the client’s preferences. Some clients may start to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms in as little as six weeks, but it’s also possible, especially in more severe cases, for treatment to take several months to a year before significant progress is made.

What happens if OCD is not treated?

Some people with OCD, especially those with mild symptoms, may find that they are able to adapt reasonably well to life with the condition, even if their symptoms never resolve completely. However, many people, particularly those whose symptoms are severe at the outset, find that their obsessions and compulsions grow more intrusive with time, making it harder to maintain relationships, hold down a job, or navigate the world successfully.

Are there medications for OCD?

Medication can be used to treat OCD. The class of drugs most often prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, and sertraline, among others. In cases of treatment-resistant OCD, other classes of medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics, may be prescribed. Medication is frequently used in conjunction with therapy.

Can OCD come back after treatment?

Yes. Major life transitions, periods of stress, or other factors can cause symptoms to return or, if they were never fully eradicated, to ramp back up in intensity. For some, these relapses are brief and do not require additional treatment; identifying specific triggers and practicing the skills learned in therapy can help speed their course. For others, returning to therapy for a brief period can help address the underlying stress and strengthen coping mechanisms.