Overwhelmed? Alone? Stuck ? Are you experiencing a transition in your life that seems unbearable? Are you feeling angst and anxiety that has overtaken your daily schedule? My approach is client centered, warm and non judgmental. I feel it is important to create a safe space for all individuals. I think addressing the whole individual (mind, body, and soul) is imperative to healing. For those who prefer, I am willing to discuss existential questions like “Who am I?, What is my life’s purpose?, What is my mission in life?” While sitting with me we can explore your connection with a Higher Power(God, Mother Earth, The Universe etc.)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(q), OCGC, BA
My experience is working with adolescents and adults with complex mental health issues and addictions. I specialize in problem gambling, technology overuse (gaming/social media), overspending, and hypersexuality issues, and invite family members to connect as well. I am proud to support individuals within the LGTBQIA communities. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced incarceration for over 7 years.
Currently accepting virtual clients! Sometimes life can be tough and challenging, making us feel stuck and unable to manage. If you notice that you feel overwhelmed, irritable or are struggling to get through the days; please know you do not need to manage on your own. If you have lost passion for life or feel disconnected from friends or family it can be helpful to have someone unbiased to talk to in order to learn helpful ways of managing.
My areas of focus in counselling are grounded in self-exploration, relationships, and discovering personal meaning. I work with individuals who are looking to gain a better understanding of themselves and find ways to move through personal challenges. I provide a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their issues and move towards their vision of wellness. Together, we work towards uncovering strengths and building on ways to navigate, cope, and grow from our experiences.
Welcome to my private therapeutic practice: Hustle Heal Motivate. Hustle has become the mainstream mindset of today, as we accustom ourselves to a fast-paced culture that offers little time to process the challenges of life until these challenges begin to significantly impact us. My approach is a distinctively centred around you, drawing from modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mind and body and somatic experiencing & neuroscience based modalities. I am deeply committed to supporting you in identifying your needs, strengths and goals in order to cope, manage and most importantly to thrive.
Life can be very difficult at times and present us with challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, isolation, relationship issues, fear, trauma, grief, low self esteem and more. These can be very difficult and seem very out of control at times and become overwhelming. My hope is to offer you a safe space to share your life challenges, to come alongside of you in these challenges, to offer you a fresh perspective, offer understanding, and together, establish strategies to move forward in your journey that work best for you.
If you are experiencing grief, painful life transitions, seeking a safe place to explore your concerns around sexuality, gender or spirituality, or facing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, loneliness and other types of emotional distress I hope you will reach out. Together we can travel those difficult places in your life journey, find out what you need for self understanding, emotional strength, resilient coping and living into your wholeness.
I have a significant amount of experience in working with those who present with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, trauma, and oppression. My clients may struggle with internalized self-blame for the issues they're facing. I hope to help them reject harmful societal messages that lead them to believe that the problems they're having are entirely due to their personal shortcomings. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for them to process their experiences of trauma and oppression. I hope to help them develop self-care routines, strategies and boundaries to avoid burnout.
As a social worker, my goal is to provide support to individuals to overcome challenges through the use of evidence-based practice, support and clinical experience. Whether you are experiencing a life transition, recent loss, feeling down, relationship or general concerns, I am here to help. As each individual and their presenting concerns are unique, we will work together to tailor an approach that works best for your needs. While therapy may include serious matters, I believe therapy should also be engaging and enjoyable. My role is to support you to promote meaningful change to feel your best and live the life you envision.
Do you have concerns that your child is overly anxious, suffering from low mood, exhibiting aggressive behaviour or experiencing anger? Are they struggling with low self-esteem, emotional regulation or having school related difficulties? Do you want a more positive parent child relationship, improved parenting effectiveness, communication or behaviour management? It can be incredibly difficult to witness your child struggling and to be unsure how to best support their overall mental health. Know that you are not alone. I have been delivering successful outcomes for children, youth, and families for over 20 years.
Sophia has extensive experience in a variety of client demographics. She has worked within school, community and various other clinical settings. Sophia’s client-centered therapeutic approach encompasses an eclectic array of cognitive, humanistic, and behavioural therapies. She implements CBT, solution focused therapy, art therapy, and spiritually integrated therapy, to name a few. Sophia possesses a diploma in Child and Youth Care from Sheridan College, a Bachelors degree in Sociology from York University, and a Masters of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I specialize in working with adults and teens with various concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, romantic and peer relationships, life transitions, and gender/sexual identity concerns. My approach to psychotherapy is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, feminist, 2SLGBTQ-affirmative, and sex-positive. I take an eclectic approach to therapy which is narrative-based, client-centred, using empathy, self-compassion, and humour. I value collaboration and believe in developing a strong therapeutic relationship where we work together to create a plan incorporating your specific goals, cultural traditions, experiences and strengths.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, student, BA
I am entering the field of mental heath services after working in live theatre, the corporate world, and higher education administration. My experiences have taught me that everyone has their own unique story and that we are all works in progress. My hope is that I can be a figure in the process as clients work towards their mental heath goals.
I take a holistic approach to stress, anxiety and burnout. I help overwhelmed women, especially moms, who are struggling to manage their stress, anxiety and burnout. As a mom of 2 special needs children, I understand your need to rediscover who you are and reconnect with your spouse. I understand your goals for better time management & organization skills. i can help you gain clarity as to why you are crying or angry all the time, especially at your family, maybe even at yourself.
I am available to listen to you in moments of stress, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and interpersonal conflicts. My passion is to work with children, adolescents/teenagers, and couples. I will help shape your perspective into a healthy and productive life that has a positive outlook towards your personal growth and creativity. Whether it's your career, your relationships, or anything else that's important to you, I'll help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional situations you may encounter in life.
My name is Savinna Frederiksen, I am a Registered Social Worker and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I currently hold a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor (PT) at McMaster University. I have been in the field of social work and psychotherapy for the last 20 years working in the several areas of mental health and addiction. I am a trained therapist for individual therapy, a group facilitator in multiple areas of psychotherapy which includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy and Trauma Treatment.
Scott enjoys working with adults, emerging adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, feelings of displacement, anger, hopelessness and experiences of grief and/or loss. He continually holds a high value for vulnerability, spirituality and meaning making in the therapeutic process. He continues to feel honored by the trust his clients share and is excited to see new growth, insight and empowerment.
As a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, it can be extremely difficult to find a safe space that offers kindness, understanding, and support without judgement. It is my mission to provide a safe space for the LGBTQ2S+ community to receive therapy, support, and work towards living the best life they can live. Whether you're questioning your sexuality or gender, working on coming out to loved ones, navigating a new space for the first time, or just need to work on life issues, this is a place where you can do so without fear of judgement.
I seek to create therapeutic spaces that are both supportive and exploratory. Drawing on my training as a therapist and literary scholar, I believe in the value of thinking carefully, deeply, and creatively about the stories we tell (and sometimes don’t tell) about ourselves. By learning to tell their stories, and perhaps learning to tell their stories differently, my clients are able to find balance, take risks, and centre healing in their lives.
Janine has been practicing as a therapist working with children, youth, parents and families for 20 years. She has worked as a Child and Family Therapist in children’s mental health for many years focusing on parent-child relationships, anxiety, attachment, behavioural challenges and school difficulties. For the past number of years, Janine has been working at McMaster Children’s Hospital with children, youth and families with complex needs and experiences. She has been involved in assessment, treatment and advocacy for children and families who have experienced mental health struggles and crises and trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Hamilton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Hamilton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Hamilton, or Child Psychologists in Hamilton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Hamilton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Hamilton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.