Female Therapists in Etobicoke, ON

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Maria Ierullo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9R  (Online Only)
Are you looking to feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life? It can be difficult to know where to start, especially if this is your first time seeking therapy. Perhaps before today you tried to figure it all out on your own, but anxiety, worry, and low self-esteem have kept you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Please know that you are not alone, and that things can get better.
Are you looking to feel better about yourself, your relationships, and your life? It can be difficult to know where to start, especially if this is your first time seeking therapy. Perhaps before today you tried to figure it all out on your own, but anxiety, worry, and low self-esteem have kept you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Please know that you are not alone, and that things can get better.
(647) 496-0812 View (647) 496-0812
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Laura Winterton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP , RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with relationship and parenting issues, chronic illness, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I will consistently seek to build a strong and effective therapeutic alliance in supporting you to grow and evolve to discover interpersonal harmony.
Whether you are dealing with relationship and parenting issues, chronic illness, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I will consistently seek to build a strong and effective therapeutic alliance in supporting you to grow and evolve to discover interpersonal harmony.
(365) 363-1612 View (365) 363-1612
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Toronto West Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9B
I have been working in mental health for over 20 years, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and eating disorders. I have published research and provided workshops and lectures in these areas. Recently I wrote the book Pivot Self-Talk. Stop Asking All The Wrong Questions as well as designed the Pivot Self-Talk app. In my role as Director and Clinical Psychologist of Toronto West Psychology I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, supervision to clinicians interested in registering with the College of Psychologists, and workshops for the community.
I have been working in mental health for over 20 years, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and eating disorders. I have published research and provided workshops and lectures in these areas. Recently I wrote the book Pivot Self-Talk. Stop Asking All The Wrong Questions as well as designed the Pivot Self-Talk app. In my role as Director and Clinical Psychologist of Toronto West Psychology I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, supervision to clinicians interested in registering with the College of Psychologists, and workshops for the community.
(289) 301-8039 View (289) 301-8039
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Olivera Bojic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
I am a registered psychologist who offers consultations, assessments and psychotherapy in a warm, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. I have over 20 years of experience with a wide variety of problems. Some of the issues I provided help for included: anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, adjustment to university, sexuality, cross cultural and work/career related issues. My approach is tailored to your needs and goals. It is mainly integrative, drawing from a number of evidence based psychotherapy approaches, including CBT and EFT. I am passionate about helping people empower themselves and fulfill their potential.
I am a registered psychologist who offers consultations, assessments and psychotherapy in a warm, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. I have over 20 years of experience with a wide variety of problems. Some of the issues I provided help for included: anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues, adjustment to university, sexuality, cross cultural and work/career related issues. My approach is tailored to your needs and goals. It is mainly integrative, drawing from a number of evidence based psychotherapy approaches, including CBT and EFT. I am passionate about helping people empower themselves and fulfill their potential.
(289) 216-6967 View (289) 216-6967
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Savannah Barbosa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9W  (Online Only)
My practice is dedicated to helping you navigate life’s challenges and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. I take a client- centred approach that places you at the heart of the therapeutic process. We will work together to explore your unique strengths, values, and goals, allowing you to build a more fulfilling and authentic life. In therapy, I foster a space that is welcoming, caring, inclusive, safe, and nonjudgmental where my clients can be heard and supported. Life is not always easy, and I won’t pretend to have all the answers, but I will be with you as you process and heal.
My practice is dedicated to helping you navigate life’s challenges and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. I take a client- centred approach that places you at the heart of the therapeutic process. We will work together to explore your unique strengths, values, and goals, allowing you to build a more fulfilling and authentic life. In therapy, I foster a space that is welcoming, caring, inclusive, safe, and nonjudgmental where my clients can be heard and supported. Life is not always easy, and I won’t pretend to have all the answers, but I will be with you as you process and heal.
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Ashley Bargent Coaching & Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, ACC
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
You’re feeling stuck in your current career, maybe even burnt out. Every workday, it’s harder to get out of bed. You long for something more and can almost hear a little voice inside you whispering that you deserve it. You’ve tried changing jobs but still feel like a square peg in a round hole. The idea of change feels overwhelming, partly because you overthink and lose sight of how you really feel. You long for a job where your strengths will shine and you can live up to your potential, but you aren’t sure if there’s a job like that out there for you. You have a nagging worry that you will never find a place where you belong.
You’re feeling stuck in your current career, maybe even burnt out. Every workday, it’s harder to get out of bed. You long for something more and can almost hear a little voice inside you whispering that you deserve it. You’ve tried changing jobs but still feel like a square peg in a round hole. The idea of change feels overwhelming, partly because you overthink and lose sight of how you really feel. You long for a job where your strengths will shine and you can live up to your potential, but you aren’t sure if there’s a job like that out there for you. You have a nagging worry that you will never find a place where you belong.
(365) 298-0272 View (365) 298-0272
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Balanced Voices
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy, BASC
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9W  (Online Only)
I'm a compassionate listener dedicated to understanding my clients. My goal is to help you find balance and build a solid foundation for the future. The therapeutic alliance is crucial, as we co-create a plan to address past and present challenges. I aim for you to gain insights and feel supported while learning skills from evidence-based treatments. This will give you the confidence to navigate daily concerns and challenges.
I'm a compassionate listener dedicated to understanding my clients. My goal is to help you find balance and build a solid foundation for the future. The therapeutic alliance is crucial, as we co-create a plan to address past and present challenges. I aim for you to gain insights and feel supported while learning skills from evidence-based treatments. This will give you the confidence to navigate daily concerns and challenges.
(289) 212-7670 View (289) 212-7670
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Rebecca Pimentel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
I understand that starting therapy can be challenging, but also deeply rewarding. Whether you are looking for something specific out of therapy or have no idea where to begin, I will be here every step of the way and help you navigate your life with confidence. It may be that you are starting therapy because the stress of everyday life has taken control or maybe something significant has happened in your life that needs some extra care and attention. Whatever the reason may be, it is valued, accepted, and honoured within the four walls of my office.
I understand that starting therapy can be challenging, but also deeply rewarding. Whether you are looking for something specific out of therapy or have no idea where to begin, I will be here every step of the way and help you navigate your life with confidence. It may be that you are starting therapy because the stress of everyday life has taken control or maybe something significant has happened in your life that needs some extra care and attention. Whatever the reason may be, it is valued, accepted, and honoured within the four walls of my office.
(365) 399-9082 View (365) 399-9082
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Lakeshore Village Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8V
Not accepting new clients
My specialty is focus. One of my strengths is my ability to listen to your words and truly hear what you have to say. I am also a creative (out of the box) thinker and have over 20 years of professional and personal experience in mental health. I will pull from many traditional modalities of healing/therapy to uniquely serve your needs on your terms.
My specialty is focus. One of my strengths is my ability to listen to your words and truly hear what you have to say. I am also a creative (out of the box) thinker and have over 20 years of professional and personal experience in mental health. I will pull from many traditional modalities of healing/therapy to uniquely serve your needs on your terms.
(647) 696-5743 View (647) 696-5743
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Iriella Hicks
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BCYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Sometimes life can feel loud, overwhelming, and messy, and we can start to feel a little stuck. Whether you're feeling stressed, looking for a change, want to learn more about yourself, or just need some support during a challenging time, I would consider it a privilege to join you on this leg of your journey. My approach is collaborative, empathetic, strengths-based, solution-focused, and tailored to meet your specific goals. I work within an integrative and holistic framework which is individualized to help you find the solutions or answers you seek.
Sometimes life can feel loud, overwhelming, and messy, and we can start to feel a little stuck. Whether you're feeling stressed, looking for a change, want to learn more about yourself, or just need some support during a challenging time, I would consider it a privilege to join you on this leg of your journey. My approach is collaborative, empathetic, strengths-based, solution-focused, and tailored to meet your specific goals. I work within an integrative and holistic framework which is individualized to help you find the solutions or answers you seek.
(289) 799-4498 View (289) 799-4498
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Heddy Swigger
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
The team at Tessellate Child and Family Therapy and I are here to support all children ages 3 to 18 years old, their caregivers, and their families. I pride myself on developing playful, creative, and engaging strategies that are designed with each specific child in mind. All of my work with children and families starts from a trauma-informed lens to ensure I am creating a safe space for all who visit. I support children and families in learning new ways to understand and cope with a number of mental health and behavioural challenges in a holistic way.
The team at Tessellate Child and Family Therapy and I are here to support all children ages 3 to 18 years old, their caregivers, and their families. I pride myself on developing playful, creative, and engaging strategies that are designed with each specific child in mind. All of my work with children and families starts from a trauma-informed lens to ensure I am creating a safe space for all who visit. I support children and families in learning new ways to understand and cope with a number of mental health and behavioural challenges in a holistic way.
(365) 305-0092 View (365) 305-0092
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Adeline Wong
Registered Psychotherapist, CCTP, MACP
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
Having lived in Asia and now in Canada has blessed me with an acute ability to appreciate multicultural differences and understand diverse issues to help you in your path to emotional healing. I work with people who have experienced trauma, or are struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD, OCD and other mental health disorders. I also work with people who are experiencing interpersonal relationship issues, career challenges, self-esteem issues, anger management issues, and other life's challenges.
Having lived in Asia and now in Canada has blessed me with an acute ability to appreciate multicultural differences and understand diverse issues to help you in your path to emotional healing. I work with people who have experienced trauma, or are struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD, OCD and other mental health disorders. I also work with people who are experiencing interpersonal relationship issues, career challenges, self-esteem issues, anger management issues, and other life's challenges.
(289) 272-6138 View (289) 272-6138
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Jessica Hynes
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Y  (Online Only)
Having struggled with my own mental health challenges, including processing grief and trauma, I understand the courage it takes to seek support. Regardless of where you find yourself in your process, I am here to sit with you, and hold space even in those places that feel daunting, painful, or overwhelming. I understand the feelings of shame, isolation, loneliness, and hopelessness that can arise. In seeking therapy, I was able to address the complexity of my emotions and experiences, allowing space for some surrender and serenity.
Having struggled with my own mental health challenges, including processing grief and trauma, I understand the courage it takes to seek support. Regardless of where you find yourself in your process, I am here to sit with you, and hold space even in those places that feel daunting, painful, or overwhelming. I understand the feelings of shame, isolation, loneliness, and hopelessness that can arise. In seeking therapy, I was able to address the complexity of my emotions and experiences, allowing space for some surrender and serenity.
(647) 955-4868 View (647) 955-4868
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Angela Masuzzo
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW, CYC, CH, NLPP
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or explored different venues to overcome difficult situations, but you feel stuck! I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, codependency tendencies, emotional/physical abuse, sexual abuse as well as life transition stressors. I also work with couples providing an active participation to identify their issue, focusing on change-oriented interventions guiding both to understand their individual roles and learn new harmonious strategies.
Maybe you have tried therapy in the past or explored different venues to overcome difficult situations, but you feel stuck! I have experience working with adults, children/adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, codependency tendencies, emotional/physical abuse, sexual abuse as well as life transition stressors. I also work with couples providing an active participation to identify their issue, focusing on change-oriented interventions guiding both to understand their individual roles and learn new harmonious strategies.
(647) 951-0406 View (647) 951-0406
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Soul Care Christian Counselling and Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A  (Online Only)
Welcome to Soul Care Christian Counselling, where our team is deeply committed to serving marginalized and racialized populations through community organizing and capacity building. Working from a community development, advocacy, and therapeutic approach, we aim to provide an Afrocentric and faith-based perspective. As a team, we are on a radical journey to decolonize spaces of healing for Black bodies.
Welcome to Soul Care Christian Counselling, where our team is deeply committed to serving marginalized and racialized populations through community organizing and capacity building. Working from a community development, advocacy, and therapeutic approach, we aim to provide an Afrocentric and faith-based perspective. As a team, we are on a radical journey to decolonize spaces of healing for Black bodies.
(289) 779-7591 View (289) 779-7591
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Shelley Gorman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8Y
I have extensive experience practicing clinical psychology with teens, adults and couples. When patients are open to examining the issues in their experience of unhappiness and worry - a positive outcome is within sight. The first step is to recognize the issues by name and begin exploring them. It requires openness and a non-judgemental attitude of curiosity. It means being kind, patient and compassionate towards one's self as the difficult issues are discussed. It also entails trusting the therapist as a fellow traveller in the process as one who is able to help clarify the emotional terrain and work towards a solution.
I have extensive experience practicing clinical psychology with teens, adults and couples. When patients are open to examining the issues in their experience of unhappiness and worry - a positive outcome is within sight. The first step is to recognize the issues by name and begin exploring them. It requires openness and a non-judgemental attitude of curiosity. It means being kind, patient and compassionate towards one's self as the difficult issues are discussed. It also entails trusting the therapist as a fellow traveller in the process as one who is able to help clarify the emotional terrain and work towards a solution.
(365) 654-0609 View (365) 654-0609
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Krystal Meek
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, BA, SSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
I am here to help when you find yourself in a ‘place’ where emotions, stress, and pressures seem unbearable and overwhelming. Or if you have found yourself in a place of transition or simply want to improve your personal wellbeing and mental health, I am here to help. Life can be hard, it can be trying and at times it can feel empty. As your therapist I will help you develop and grow effective coping strategies. As a keen listener and thoughtful psychotherapist, I develop a genuine connection with my clients and work together with them to get results. ***Please visit my website to book a consultation***
I am here to help when you find yourself in a ‘place’ where emotions, stress, and pressures seem unbearable and overwhelming. Or if you have found yourself in a place of transition or simply want to improve your personal wellbeing and mental health, I am here to help. Life can be hard, it can be trying and at times it can feel empty. As your therapist I will help you develop and grow effective coping strategies. As a keen listener and thoughtful psychotherapist, I develop a genuine connection with my clients and work together with them to get results. ***Please visit my website to book a consultation***
(647) 699-0341 View (647) 699-0341
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Shakela Austin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A
I approach therapy with a client-centred lens, that also is comprised of a culturally sensitive and socially just framework to uphold your values. I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, somatic therapy as well as existential therapy as tools that allow me to assist you in your journey.
I approach therapy with a client-centred lens, that also is comprised of a culturally sensitive and socially just framework to uphold your values. I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, somatic therapy as well as existential therapy as tools that allow me to assist you in your journey.
(289) 802-4471 View (289) 802-4471
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Brenda Bucci
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
For over 20 years, I have been working with children, youth and adults as they navigate a variety of relational difficulties. I offer individual, family and couples therapy. I am often working with individuals or dyads who are feeling disconnected, in conflict and stuck in patterns of relationships. My focus has been in utilizing your strengths to develop more positive ways to engage with those in your life, empathically supporting insight to recurring patterns and finding successful strategies to managing stress and conflicts. I weave knowledge of neuropsychology into my work.
For over 20 years, I have been working with children, youth and adults as they navigate a variety of relational difficulties. I offer individual, family and couples therapy. I am often working with individuals or dyads who are feeling disconnected, in conflict and stuck in patterns of relationships. My focus has been in utilizing your strengths to develop more positive ways to engage with those in your life, empathically supporting insight to recurring patterns and finding successful strategies to managing stress and conflicts. I weave knowledge of neuropsychology into my work.
(647) 694-7677 View (647) 694-7677
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Leena Tiismann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a social worker / psychotherapist with over twenty years' experience in hospital and outpatient settings working with adults (age 18+). If you live anywhere in Ontario, I can support you in overcoming depression, anxiety, difficulties with self-esteem, trauma, sleep problems and managing chronic pain. I have guided hundreds of clients in shifting unhelpful thinking patterns and emotional / behavioural responses, managing stress and developing a more effective, self-affirming approach to everyday life. Engage your inner wisdom and strength and learn skills to promote emotional healing and in making positive change!
Welcome! I am a social worker / psychotherapist with over twenty years' experience in hospital and outpatient settings working with adults (age 18+). If you live anywhere in Ontario, I can support you in overcoming depression, anxiety, difficulties with self-esteem, trauma, sleep problems and managing chronic pain. I have guided hundreds of clients in shifting unhelpful thinking patterns and emotional / behavioural responses, managing stress and developing a more effective, self-affirming approach to everyday life. Engage your inner wisdom and strength and learn skills to promote emotional healing and in making positive change!
(647) 503-4416 View (647) 503-4416
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Navdeep Rai
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X  (Online Only)
Embarking on the path toward healing and growth requires courage, and I commend you for taking this step. As a therapist with a diverse background, I bring resilience, adaptability, and understanding to my practice. I value and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of each individual I have the privilege of working with and hope that my knowledge in these areas can help others with making meaningful changes in their own lives.
Embarking on the path toward healing and growth requires courage, and I commend you for taking this step. As a therapist with a diverse background, I bring resilience, adaptability, and understanding to my practice. I value and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities of each individual I have the privilege of working with and hope that my knowledge in these areas can help others with making meaningful changes in their own lives.
(289) 312-4367 View (289) 312-4367
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Jemeisha Williams
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9R  (Online Only)
As a registered social worker, I provide support in addressing a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, issues related to identity and belonging, relational challenges, wellness, and spirituality. My objective is to help you understand your experiences, manage your emotions, and heal from previous traumas. I employ collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based approaches, partnering with you to establish objectives and realize your inherent capabilities.
As a registered social worker, I provide support in addressing a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, issues related to identity and belonging, relational challenges, wellness, and spirituality. My objective is to help you understand your experiences, manage your emotions, and heal from previous traumas. I employ collaborative, person-centered, and strength-based approaches, partnering with you to establish objectives and realize your inherent capabilities.
(365) 654-6119 View (365) 654-6119
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Sarah Lo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
We cannot get through life unscathed, but when we choose to explore our internal motivation and interpersonal relationships with compassion, positive changes can be made. My passion for helping others lies in a person-centered, culturally intuitive, and competent approach where mind and body can be explored safely and inclusively.
We cannot get through life unscathed, but when we choose to explore our internal motivation and interpersonal relationships with compassion, positive changes can be made. My passion for helping others lies in a person-centered, culturally intuitive, and competent approach where mind and body can be explored safely and inclusively.
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Shannon Brass
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X  (Online Only)
Facing obstacles alone in life can be challenging. Choosing to seek out counselling is a big step, and this journey can lead you to greater success and growth in life. With emphasis on your strengths, we will lead with compassion and respect through this journey. My priority is supporting you the way you feel best while collaborating on your goals and navigating the heavy emotions accompanying this. I will draw on the modality that fits your needs, which may include a biopsychosocial approach, mindfulness, narrative therapy, CBT, solution-focused and strength-based therapy.
Facing obstacles alone in life can be challenging. Choosing to seek out counselling is a big step, and this journey can lead you to greater success and growth in life. With emphasis on your strengths, we will lead with compassion and respect through this journey. My priority is supporting you the way you feel best while collaborating on your goals and navigating the heavy emotions accompanying this. I will draw on the modality that fits your needs, which may include a biopsychosocial approach, mindfulness, narrative therapy, CBT, solution-focused and strength-based therapy.
(289) 512-2584 View (289) 512-2584
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Shauna Currie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Y  (Online Only)
Each day feels like a struggle, and you are feeling as though life is not turning out the way you imagined it to be. You wake up to the same routines, same stressors and know that there has to be something different. Life changes - whether it be education, financial, family or day to day responsibilities can often drain us emotionally and mentally, but there is support available. Your first step has already started, by coming here to find a therapist.
Each day feels like a struggle, and you are feeling as though life is not turning out the way you imagined it to be. You wake up to the same routines, same stressors and know that there has to be something different. Life changes - whether it be education, financial, family or day to day responsibilities can often drain us emotionally and mentally, but there is support available. Your first step has already started, by coming here to find a therapist.
(647) 362-2637 View (647) 362-2637
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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.