LGBTQ+ Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Ben Stimpson
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
As a member of the community myself, I am informed in the following queer specific needs: polyamorous relationships; intersectional identities (BIPOC, Religious Minorities); contemporary subcultures such as kink, gaming, drag; gender identities and sexual identities; immigrant experiences; neurodivergence & learning disabilities; and STI informed.
Currently Accepting New Clients - Are you facing an issue you need support with? Are you looking for a safe and affirmative environment to do that work? I specialize in creating that space for members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. I can support you in your therapy goals and building a strong and resilient relationship with self. I work with adults 18+ years old and I offer both in-person and virtual sessions. I bring a rich and eclectic approach to our work together.
(548) 483-6603
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a white-passing Metis-Anishinaabe-German 2Spirit/ Trans /Non-Binary person from Penetanguishene, currently living in Kitchener.
Aaniin/Boozhoo/Willkommen/Hello, Is life feeling hard? Overwhelming? Emotions feel too big, or maybe not at all? Are you Looking for support for your family or a young person? My goal is to work with people in authentic ways. I journey with folks through difficult, hard, messy, and scary situations. I work from a trauma informed, decolonial, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression framework. My work centres around supporting folks dealing with trauma and systemic oppression, mental illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, and substance use. I often focus on individual and family work with 2S Queer and Trans youth and adults
(437) 747-8311
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Kitchener, ON N2C
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Mark Shelvock
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), CT, MACP, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
What is a meaningful life? How do I cope with stress, grief, or trauma? Are healthy relationships possible? How do I stop living in the past? These difficult questions are central to the lives of many people I work with. Challenging life events or a sense of disconnection from yourself and others can have a profound impact on your life. However, you do not need to face these experiences alone. I specialize in working with adults or teenagers who are facing life transitions, change, loss, meaninglessness, relationship issues, low self-esteem, LGBTQ + concerns, trauma, oppression, and who are feeling lost in their inner life.
(226) 909-2579
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Sanctuary Counselling and Training
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked extensively with diverse populations including LGBTQ , multicultural & religious communities, youth, seniors and more.
A Sanctuary is a place of comfort, safety and healing, a refuge from the storms of our life. I aim not only to provide a sanctuary for my clients but to help them build one within themselves. Whatever you are struggling with I can help you to navigate by providing a safe & comforting environment where you can explore your own unique path to healing, growth and change. Together we will address the current issues as well as the relational patterns, experiences and beliefs that wound your sense of belonging and create obstacles to building a life worth living.
(226) 773-3846
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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David Moulton
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
Verified
I work with adults who are feeling stressed: they may worry, panic or feel shy in social situations, may try to be perfect, may feel badly about themselves, or wish to express themselves more effectively, or to set clearer boundaries with others, or to be more assertive. I also work with people from the straight and LGBTQ communities who are experiencing challenges in their relationships, with sexuality, sexual orientation, alternative relationships, alternative sexualities, and gender. Many experience these challenges, but some may lose a sense of balance in their lives or the ability to enjoy life and relationships while trying to sort out their concerns.
(647) 525-8268
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Jessie Baynham
Registered Psychotherapist, BASC, MA, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a queer -identified woman, I am particularly interested but not exclusively focused on supporting clients within the LGBTQ2S+ community.
I can help with a wide range of challenges, including times of transition, coping skills, questions around identity and/or sexuality, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and/or divorce/separation, problems with school or work, and parenting challenges. Of utmost importance is establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, as we work deeply to achieve your goals. My own lived experience with trauma, mental health challenges, sexuality/identity and experience of parenthood help inform and support the work we will do together.
(226) 705-0417
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Gavynn Daeuber McKay
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am queer , transgender , autistic, and have ADHD. These intersecting identities shape my experiences and influence my therapy approach. I am an open minded and inclusion driven practitioner who wants you to feel validated and supported. I aim to create a comfortable space for you to navigate your thoughts and emotions. I own Collaborate Counselling. Where I collaborate with you to find which treatment works best for your unique needs. I also work for the kind and empathetic, Jessica Jones, RP, with her well established practice, Psykhe Psychotherapy, so that I can continue to learn from other psychotherapists as I continue to grow.
(226) 407-7173
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Kitchener, ON N2M
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Kristie Brassard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I love working with LGBTQ + folks and allies.
Hi, it's nice to virtually meet you! I am Kristie Brassard (she/her), a registered social worker, therapist and guide. In my virtual office, I offer a space for you to share your concerns, and to work on reaching your goals. Greeting you with authenticity, compassion, non-judgment and from time-to-time a little humour, I can support you as you explore your struggles, strengths, and as you process distressing emotions. I often work with clients who are overwhelmed with emotions, feeling unsatisfied with certain aspects of their lives and with clients who are trying to heal past hurts.
(844) 612-6505
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Tess Klaver
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with women, trans and non-binary people who have had long-term mental health struggles and a history of trauma. The people I see are often struggling with understanding the impact of childhood wounds, stressful relationships involving difficulty with intimacy or autonomy, coping with the after-effects of sexual violence and/or feeling stuck in emotions such as shame and loneliness. These people may be trying to reconcile their values and desired way of being in the world with intense reactions that seem to come out of the blue. I also do work regarding gender, sexuality and neurodiversity.
(548) 483-6601
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Pam Fanjoy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Pam offers individual therapy for adults, parents or teens looking to make significant life changes or undergoing significant life transitions, including women going through separations, Coming Out, LGBTQ issues & career changes.
Specializing in LGBTQ2S+ issues, youth mental health, and helping women undergoing major life transitions, including separation/divorce, Pam is a dynamic & creative social worker with over 25 years of clinical experience. Pam is best known for her compassionate, trauma-informed work with those who want to overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders and/or complex relationship patterns. Also a Chef, Pam is the founder of Fanjoy Junior Chef Culinary Programs where she works with youth, families & youth agencies finding solutions using cooking as a milieu alternative to traditional counseling. Now offering online sessions globally
(226) 212-5216
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Debbie Seeley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with a wide range of clients including LGBTQ2S+ folk, gender diverse, trans , non-binary, cisgender, folks that identify as gender fluid, female & male. My passion is focused around people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders. Many folks are addressing grief and loss, stress, and difficult life transitions. In addition, a strong theme within my clients is a history of trauma and/or PTSD symptoms along with addiction. I also have extensive experience in helping individuals who are struggling with psychosis, dementia/neurological disorders and complex physical health concerns.
(226) 407-9191
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Kitchener, ON N2R
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Joscelyn Guindon
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting clients. Each and every person that has crossed my path has had their own unique life journey, and so needs an unique approach to overcoming life stressors and the challenges they face. My therapeutic approach is to gain understanding of who you are and what your concerns are, so that we can work together to explore tools and solutions to help you. My focus is on creating space where clients can build their skills in an open and judgment-free environment, where you know you best and I'm here to offer support and guidance. In my therapeutic experience, I have worked with LGBT + youth and adults and the polyamory community.
(844) 276-2479
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Kitchener, ON N2B
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Krystal Hilchey Muise
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
Out of the Box's trauma informed counselling services are offered to anyone over the age of 12 with priority given to Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, queer , trans , Black, Indigenous, and racialized people. We specialize in supporting neurodivergent folks, Queer folks, neuroqueer folks, folks whose brains work a little differently and those who have struggled with feeling like they don’t fit in. Rooted in social justice, trans /racial right, critical disability/ queer theory, and evidence-based frameworks, Out of the Box Counselling is looking to work with brave people who want to do things differently.
(548) 486-5038
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Kayla Holliday
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
ABIs and Dementia, trauma and attachment, self-esteem, emotion regulation, members of the LGBTQIA + community, depression, anxiety, and more.
I became a social worker because "your life is worth my time.” This is something I live by as I value each and every client I have had the opportunity to work with. I always feel blessed to join clients on their journey towards healing and wellness, and it takes immense bravery to take that first step and reach out for help. I work hard to create an environment that fosters safety and growth, and approach my practice from a strengths-based, anti-racist, collaborative lens. I have also begun the process of becoming trained in Brainspotting and have completed Phases 1 and 2.
(548) 483-6734
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Victoria Couture
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes, transitions, family conflict, abuse, trauma, LGBTQ + issues, and more.
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my client’s growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
(226) 779-2824
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Kris Pryke
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I am a strong supporter of equity and have provided services to the LGBTQ community for many years (e.
What you see is what you get when you come to Dr. Kris for assessment, consultation or therapy. I am known for a no-nonsense approach. I have worked in a variety of systems (hospitals, school boards, and mental health facilities) so I am uniquely poised to help you navigate your child/adolescent's learning or mental health issue. Grownups also need help managing their own challenges and so I offer therapy to adults struggling with a variety of general life stressors as well as anxiety, depression and PTSD. I am trauma-informed and offer a variety of modalities.
(226) 210-9738
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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KW Mental Health and Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Some areas of specialty include: relationship /interpersonal, personality disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, gender, identity, and finding balance, difficult life transitions, emotional dysregulation, and LGBTQ +.
We offer counselling with professional registered psychotherapists over the phone, online and in-person in Kitchener-Waterloo. Some of our therapists work includes: looking at how the past may be influencing the present, unpacking behaviours, regulating emotions, interpersonal relationships, impulsivity, and increasing mindfulness. We provide support that looks at people as a whole: physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. Some of our therapists have worked alongside individuals with a range of concerns and have worked specifically with borderline personality disorder, personality disorders, trauma and complex trauma.
(226) 407-8589
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Kitchener, ON N2M
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Jenn Neufeld
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
Verified
Connecting with a therapist can be a difficult step - but for many people, it's a step to growth, healing and change. Worries, stress and hurtful experiences can feel overwhelming. I support clients from all walks of life with warmth, compassion, and non-judgment. Together, we can start to understand what's been going on for you, and together, we can find strategies and tools that can help you cope. My work is grounded in feminist and anti-oppressive practices, and my approach is queer positive, harm-reduction focused and body positive. I have particular interest in working with trauma survivors and 2SLGBTQ+ folks.
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Suzanne M. Welstead
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, RP, RMFT, CST
Verified
Verified
I welcome the opportunity to work with members of the LGBTQ + community, and can assist individuals with coming out and/or family issues, exploring gender identity and expression, and recommendations for medical care.
Relationships matter. Let me help you improve and strengthen the relationships in your life. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals and couples to resolve relationship difficulties, manage anxiety or depression, improve self-esteem, and work through trauma. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT), and Certified Sex Therapist (BESTCO). Sex therapy can help you to create the context for the kind of sex that is worth wanting. I can help you work through sexual concerns, such as low desire, support after affairs, erectile difficulties, pain during sex, and pornography-related issues or sexual addiction/compulsivity.
(844) 523-1121
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Susan Hanna
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have expansive experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, LGBTQ + concerns, and relationship issues.
This fall, I am increasing my private practice hours to offer therapy to people who need more than what they can access through short term services. I have worked in mental health and employee assistance programs (EAP), and enjoy doing longer term therapy. Primarily, I work with adults who are struggling with mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma, couples with relationship concerns, and people who have life changes they are working through. In my practice, I take an anti-oppression, culturally informed stance to peoples' issues and experiences. I am committed to ongoing professional development.
(226) 796-5650
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Kitchener, ON N2R
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kitchener 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 Kitchener 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.

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