Female Therapists in Etibicoke, ON

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Jessie Bhatia
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsych, RP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Etibicoke, ON M9C
We all face challenges in life and can lose a sense of ourselves. I strive to uncover a person’s authentic self, in allowing them to understand their purpose and bring empowerment and healing. During our meetings, it is important for me to create an alliance with you from a non-judgemental space that fosters trust. I value all parts of a person that are conflicted, afraid, ashamed, and parts that appear relentless.
We all face challenges in life and can lose a sense of ourselves. I strive to uncover a person’s authentic self, in allowing them to understand their purpose and bring empowerment and healing. During our meetings, it is important for me to create an alliance with you from a non-judgemental space that fosters trust. I value all parts of a person that are conflicted, afraid, ashamed, and parts that appear relentless.
(647) 372-1682 View (647) 372-1682
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Aimee Ziegler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MAMH, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etibicoke, ON M9C
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
(647) 277-2758 View (647) 277-2758
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Nayab Tahir - Addiction And Cross-Cultural Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etibicoke, ON M9C
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. You are looking for a therapist who not only has the expertise to help you but also the compassion and cultural sensitivity to truly connect with you. You want effective strategies and consistent support to navigate your challenges and achieve lasting change. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin, proud of your heritage, and capable of navigating cultural expectations without losing yourself. As a first-generation immigrant in Canada originally from Pakistan, I have experienced the challenges and rewards of adapting to various cultures firsthand.
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. You are looking for a therapist who not only has the expertise to help you but also the compassion and cultural sensitivity to truly connect with you. You want effective strategies and consistent support to navigate your challenges and achieve lasting change. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin, proud of your heritage, and capable of navigating cultural expectations without losing yourself. As a first-generation immigrant in Canada originally from Pakistan, I have experienced the challenges and rewards of adapting to various cultures firsthand.
(249) 559-2474 View (249) 559-2474
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Elena Temelkova
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etibicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
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Susan Tang
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W
Susan works with individuals from all walks of life who may embrace a range of mental health needs. She recognizes that each individual may need to seek therapy for a number of reasons, such as receiving support during tremendous transitions in life; to face and endure new challenges; or even to deal with the difficulties that one may encounter. Susan believes that every individual has the innate capacity to cope with the challenges that life offers, but it can be difficult to access these abilities from the experiences that each of us have had before.
Susan works with individuals from all walks of life who may embrace a range of mental health needs. She recognizes that each individual may need to seek therapy for a number of reasons, such as receiving support during tremendous transitions in life; to face and endure new challenges; or even to deal with the difficulties that one may encounter. Susan believes that every individual has the innate capacity to cope with the challenges that life offers, but it can be difficult to access these abilities from the experiences that each of us have had before.
(226) 910-1262 View (226) 910-1262
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Alison Harrington
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CFRC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself overreacting to things that don’t seem to phase the people around you? Maybe you can’t keep it together at work, your kids set you off, or waiting in traffic makes you sweat. Over time, struggling to cope effectively with your life’s stressors can leave you feeling like something is wrong with you, that you’re all alone, and worse still, like there’s nothing you can do to help yourself.
Do you find yourself overreacting to things that don’t seem to phase the people around you? Maybe you can’t keep it together at work, your kids set you off, or waiting in traffic makes you sweat. Over time, struggling to cope effectively with your life’s stressors can leave you feeling like something is wrong with you, that you’re all alone, and worse still, like there’s nothing you can do to help yourself.
(289) 819-1221 View (289) 819-1221
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Elaine Oliveira
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A
Making changes in life requires courage and dedication, especially when the changes force you to reinvent yourself in so many ways. You may be struggling with work, family, you may feel lost, you may be going through or feel like you need to make changes in your life and you don't know how and where to start from. Psychotherapy can help us to understand ourselves, develop more satisfying relationships, and live the life we long to lead.
Making changes in life requires courage and dedication, especially when the changes force you to reinvent yourself in so many ways. You may be struggling with work, family, you may feel lost, you may be going through or feel like you need to make changes in your life and you don't know how and where to start from. Psychotherapy can help us to understand ourselves, develop more satisfying relationships, and live the life we long to lead.
(289) 805-0770 View (289) 805-0770
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Marilyn Opoku
Registered Social Worker, RSW , MSW , BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B
Hi, I am Marilyn at Ampara Services. I cater to building mental health and wellness. My practice is focused on providing support and guidance to individuals living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. At Ampara, I offer a range of services such as individual therapy, group therapy, and workshops focused on mindfulness, stress reduction, and other wellness practices. The goal is to help clients develop the tools they need to manage their mental health and build resilience over time.
Hi, I am Marilyn at Ampara Services. I cater to building mental health and wellness. My practice is focused on providing support and guidance to individuals living with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. At Ampara, I offer a range of services such as individual therapy, group therapy, and workshops focused on mindfulness, stress reduction, and other wellness practices. The goal is to help clients develop the tools they need to manage their mental health and build resilience over time.
(365) 601-7253 View (365) 601-7253
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Eileen Ormond
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
In this fast-paced, stressful life we are sometimes presented with unexpected internal or external events that give us reason to pause and seek a safe place for reflection, stillness and healing. Whether you are facing memories of traumatic childhood experiences, a major life transition, the devastating loss of a loved-one or a personal challenge that threatens your connection with self and others, you have come to the right place. I believe that within suffering, there are always opportunities for learning and growth. Let me guide and assist you in your healing journey with over thirty years of experience and expertise.
In this fast-paced, stressful life we are sometimes presented with unexpected internal or external events that give us reason to pause and seek a safe place for reflection, stillness and healing. Whether you are facing memories of traumatic childhood experiences, a major life transition, the devastating loss of a loved-one or a personal challenge that threatens your connection with self and others, you have come to the right place. I believe that within suffering, there are always opportunities for learning and growth. Let me guide and assist you in your healing journey with over thirty years of experience and expertise.
(289) 276-8027 View (289) 276-8027
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Breakthrough Counseling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
You’re feeling anxious, unhappy and stuck, but unsure what to do. Everyone thinks you have it all, but underneath the facade you know that something is not right. You see others who seem to be coping well during this time, but you don’t think this is possible for you. You want to stop the negative self defeating thoughts that keep you so anxious but can’t. Deep down you know you could have greater satisfaction in your relationships, be healthier and enjoy your job, but you don’t have the tools required to make lasting change. You long to be a better parent to your children but can’t seem to communicate effectively with them.
You’re feeling anxious, unhappy and stuck, but unsure what to do. Everyone thinks you have it all, but underneath the facade you know that something is not right. You see others who seem to be coping well during this time, but you don’t think this is possible for you. You want to stop the negative self defeating thoughts that keep you so anxious but can’t. Deep down you know you could have greater satisfaction in your relationships, be healthier and enjoy your job, but you don’t have the tools required to make lasting change. You long to be a better parent to your children but can’t seem to communicate effectively with them.
(365) 652-3163 View (365) 652-3163
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Farah Kurji Professional Counselling & Classes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A
Online or in Office Sessions available - Welcome to a space that is non-judgmental, intelligent and effective! Are you ready to feel better? Ready to learn skills and let go and reprocess messages and incidents that no longer serve you? Is it your turn to feel calmer and empowered instead of stressed, overwhelmed and stuck? If so, let's connect! Our team is proud to serve Alberta, Saskatchewan, NWT & Ontario
Online or in Office Sessions available - Welcome to a space that is non-judgmental, intelligent and effective! Are you ready to feel better? Ready to learn skills and let go and reprocess messages and incidents that no longer serve you? Is it your turn to feel calmer and empowered instead of stressed, overwhelmed and stuck? If so, let's connect! Our team is proud to serve Alberta, Saskatchewan, NWT & Ontario
(226) 741-3590 View (226) 741-3590
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Deon Ambersley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X  (Online Only)
Are you ready to be your best you? To work through issues such as low self esteem/confidence, difficult relationships, or the discomfort of just feeling “stuck” in your life? Well I can help. I specialize in working with women to become the best version of themselves and help them achieve the life that often feels unattainable. I do this by helping my clients develop a deeper relationship with themselves, allowing themselves to show up in ways which best serve them.
Are you ready to be your best you? To work through issues such as low self esteem/confidence, difficult relationships, or the discomfort of just feeling “stuck” in your life? Well I can help. I specialize in working with women to become the best version of themselves and help them achieve the life that often feels unattainable. I do this by helping my clients develop a deeper relationship with themselves, allowing themselves to show up in ways which best serve them.
(647) 490-6441 View (647) 490-6441
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Jamie Clahane | Christian Therapist (virtual)
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and the care I provide. I am a registered psychotherapist providing therapy for people living in Ontario, Canada. I am a clinical counsellor who also has specialized training in pastoral care, which means I treat people at a very holistic level. I work with people struggling with a range of issues including clinical Anxiety, Depression, Low Self esteem, Addiction, Grief & Loss, and more complex issues such as, OCD, Eating Disorders, Complicated Grief, PTSD, and more. Yes, recovery involves mental & emotional processing and integration. However, the deepest healing involves more.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and the care I provide. I am a registered psychotherapist providing therapy for people living in Ontario, Canada. I am a clinical counsellor who also has specialized training in pastoral care, which means I treat people at a very holistic level. I work with people struggling with a range of issues including clinical Anxiety, Depression, Low Self esteem, Addiction, Grief & Loss, and more complex issues such as, OCD, Eating Disorders, Complicated Grief, PTSD, and more. Yes, recovery involves mental & emotional processing and integration. However, the deepest healing involves more.
(289) 276-8409 View (289) 276-8409
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Shannon Kane
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CRPO, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with low self-esteem or want to unlock your full potential? Trauma can manifest differently in each individual. Shannon Kane is a compassionate mental health professional who employs a somatic approach to create a relaxed mindset and facilitate open dialogue. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or aiming for psychological flexibility, Shannon believes in cultivating a safe environment.
Are you struggling with low self-esteem or want to unlock your full potential? Trauma can manifest differently in each individual. Shannon Kane is a compassionate mental health professional who employs a somatic approach to create a relaxed mindset and facilitate open dialogue. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or aiming for psychological flexibility, Shannon believes in cultivating a safe environment.
(437) 747-3832 View (437) 747-3832
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Mara Toombs
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
My practice is rooted in the view that everyone has the innate wisdom and natural goodness to find more of the joy and satisfaction they seek. We all have obstacles to this in our lives that can be shifted and cleared. I provide psychotherapy virtually to couples and individuals in Ontario. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I employ presence-based strategies helping you connect with self-compassion, bravery and calm. You set the pace for the counselling process and we walk along together. Using a combination of Emotionally-Focused, mindfulness and sex positive approaches, I support enhanced resiliency and practical change.
My practice is rooted in the view that everyone has the innate wisdom and natural goodness to find more of the joy and satisfaction they seek. We all have obstacles to this in our lives that can be shifted and cleared. I provide psychotherapy virtually to couples and individuals in Ontario. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I employ presence-based strategies helping you connect with self-compassion, bravery and calm. You set the pace for the counselling process and we walk along together. Using a combination of Emotionally-Focused, mindfulness and sex positive approaches, I support enhanced resiliency and practical change.
(343) 307-5786 View (343) 307-5786
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Bridge To Restoration Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych, Registe, Psychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W
I have over 35 years of experience practicing as a clinical and school psychologist, including holding management, teaching positions, as well as supervisory roles. My professional practice has over the years included: psychological intervention to address issues related to general mental health challenges (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, general emotion dysregulation etc.); trauma, as well as family dynamics. I provide Clinical Assessments as well as Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.
I have over 35 years of experience practicing as a clinical and school psychologist, including holding management, teaching positions, as well as supervisory roles. My professional practice has over the years included: psychological intervention to address issues related to general mental health challenges (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, general emotion dysregulation etc.); trauma, as well as family dynamics. I provide Clinical Assessments as well as Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.
(289) 460-2252 View (289) 460-2252
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Thanh Rushton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
Are you holding on to past pain? Are you worried about your child's mental health? Are you ready to move forward and embrace change? I am here to support you with that therapeutic journey. All counselling services are provided virtually via Google Meet or telephone.
Are you holding on to past pain? Are you worried about your child's mental health? Are you ready to move forward and embrace change? I am here to support you with that therapeutic journey. All counselling services are provided virtually via Google Meet or telephone.
(226) 916-5280 View (226) 916-5280
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Melissa-Ann Roberts
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling overwhelmed, engaging in therapy can help you feel calm again. You may be facing PANIC, BURNOUT, sadness, and/or frustration with yourself or others. Your feelings may be related to a traumatic re-experience, resulting in recurring negative thoughts, relationships difficulities, or thoughts of uncertainty concerning your future. It takes strength and courage to find help. Reaching out is the first step in the right direction. You’ve got this!
How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling overwhelmed, engaging in therapy can help you feel calm again. You may be facing PANIC, BURNOUT, sadness, and/or frustration with yourself or others. Your feelings may be related to a traumatic re-experience, resulting in recurring negative thoughts, relationships difficulities, or thoughts of uncertainty concerning your future. It takes strength and courage to find help. Reaching out is the first step in the right direction. You’ve got this!
(226) 270-6503 View (226) 270-6503
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Chinar Mehta
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W
Hello and thank you for being here. I understand that this can be a nerve-wracking and a new experience for you. But I'm happy you're here and seeking the support you need. As a therapist, I will support you along your therapeutic journey and help you in identifying and achieving your goals. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and empathetic space for you to be in and a space you can trust.
Hello and thank you for being here. I understand that this can be a nerve-wracking and a new experience for you. But I'm happy you're here and seeking the support you need. As a therapist, I will support you along your therapeutic journey and help you in identifying and achieving your goals. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and empathetic space for you to be in and a space you can trust.
(289) 277-7322 View (289) 277-7322
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Sedâ Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
Sedâ Psychotherapy consists of a team of therapists who are available to support you in navigating your individual and relationship challenges. Our therapists provide virtual services to youth (aged 6+), adults, couples, and families in Ontario. Common concerns that we help clients with are anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, children's mental health, 2SLGBTQ+ experiences, identity exploration, perfectionism, sex and sexuality, life transitions, OCD, ADHD, disordered eating, and substance use concerns.
Sedâ Psychotherapy consists of a team of therapists who are available to support you in navigating your individual and relationship challenges. Our therapists provide virtual services to youth (aged 6+), adults, couples, and families in Ontario. Common concerns that we help clients with are anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, children's mental health, 2SLGBTQ+ experiences, identity exploration, perfectionism, sex and sexuality, life transitions, OCD, ADHD, disordered eating, and substance use concerns.
(289) 301-7804 View (289) 301-7804
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While on the Journey with Karen Fox
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, , CSCP, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
Life is a journey: it has a beginning; it has an end. The journey between these two points can take us on many different paths. The path we travel is uniquely our own. No other person encounters the world quite the way we do. The most important aspect of our lives is the journey within, one which is often overlooked until a time of crisis and deep, personal pain, or when one is driven by personal circumstances to become introspective and evaluate their lives.
Life is a journey: it has a beginning; it has an end. The journey between these two points can take us on many different paths. The path we travel is uniquely our own. No other person encounters the world quite the way we do. The most important aspect of our lives is the journey within, one which is often overlooked until a time of crisis and deep, personal pain, or when one is driven by personal circumstances to become introspective and evaluate their lives.
(289) 210-7298 View (289) 210-7298
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Kennedy McLean
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A  (Online Only)
Your life looks great on the outside. You have all the things that should make you happy but you don’t feel that way. You may be struggling with anxiety, unresolved past trauma, or relationship dissatisfaction. Maybe you've been using substances more than usual to cope with feeling overwhelmed, either on edge or just completely disconnected like you’re running on autopilot. You’re used to handling your own problems so it can be hard to ask for help. Other people don’t understand, they think you are fine.
Your life looks great on the outside. You have all the things that should make you happy but you don’t feel that way. You may be struggling with anxiety, unresolved past trauma, or relationship dissatisfaction. Maybe you've been using substances more than usual to cope with feeling overwhelmed, either on edge or just completely disconnected like you’re running on autopilot. You’re used to handling your own problems so it can be hard to ask for help. Other people don’t understand, they think you are fine.
(647) 557-3171 View (647) 557-3171
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Lisa Mitchell
M Ed, RYT
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
I'm a Polyvagal Theory informed practitioner with a holistic approach to healing rooted in yoga, mindfulness, somatic and spiritual therapy. If you are open to collaboration and experiential exploration you would be a good fit with me. Through our work, you will understand how your previous conditioning influences how you respond to situations today. I'll guide you to listen to the felt sense of your body to access information and regulate your nervous system. It is by deepening our relationship to our bodies, observing our thoughts and listening to our hearts that we return to our true selves. You will be offered tools to do this.
I'm a Polyvagal Theory informed practitioner with a holistic approach to healing rooted in yoga, mindfulness, somatic and spiritual therapy. If you are open to collaboration and experiential exploration you would be a good fit with me. Through our work, you will understand how your previous conditioning influences how you respond to situations today. I'll guide you to listen to the felt sense of your body to access information and regulate your nervous system. It is by deepening our relationship to our bodies, observing our thoughts and listening to our hearts that we return to our true selves. You will be offered tools to do this.
(647) 370-1920 View (647) 370-1920
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Gabrielle Lorraine Palmer
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
Life's challenges often lead to unexpected turns, fostering emotions of despair and hopelessness. Throughout the years, I have dedicated my practice to serving adolescents and adults in various settings, utilizing an integrated therapeutic model with a person-centered, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach.
Life's challenges often lead to unexpected turns, fostering emotions of despair and hopelessness. Throughout the years, I have dedicated my practice to serving adolescents and adults in various settings, utilizing an integrated therapeutic model with a person-centered, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach.
(365) 659-2774 View (365) 659-2774
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Kavita Patel
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, OASW, OCSWSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Feeling alone in your relationship? Experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed? 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.
Feeling alone in your relationship? Experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed? 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.
(647) 957-8017 View (647) 957-8017
Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.