Transgender Therapists in London, ON

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Virtual LGBTQ+ Therapy, Rainbow Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5Y  (Online Only)
Are you, your relationship or family looking for a therapist with lived experience & knowledge of 2SLGBTQ identities? We are a completely virtual 2SLGBTQ+ Affirming Clinic and support folks all over Ontario, Canada. We value anti-oppressive and trauma informed approaches to counselling. Our therapists understand the importance of bridging the gap in accessible mental health care for queer and transgender folks. Our therapists specialize in topics including: Autism, ADHD, Neurodivergent, Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, Healing Trauma, CPTSD, Relational Wounds, Betrayal, Exploring Sexuality & Gender.
Are you, your relationship or family looking for a therapist with lived experience & knowledge of 2SLGBTQ identities? We are a completely virtual 2SLGBTQ+ Affirming Clinic and support folks all over Ontario, Canada. We value anti-oppressive and trauma informed approaches to counselling. Our therapists understand the importance of bridging the gap in accessible mental health care for queer and transgender folks. Our therapists specialize in topics including: Autism, ADHD, Neurodivergent, Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, Healing Trauma, CPTSD, Relational Wounds, Betrayal, Exploring Sexuality & Gender.
(289) 805-6169 View (289) 805-6169
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Hannah Bailey
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
I also specialize in counselling 2SLGBTQ+ clients who are interested in working towards goals, such as: exploring sexuality or gender identity, learning ways to manage gender dysphoria symptoms , navigating homo/bi/transphobia in various contexts, navigating relationships with family and/or friends after coming out, etc.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I believe every client is different and deserves their own unique therapy experience. Before we begin our work together, we will create a collaborative treatment plan, informed by your goals for therapy. My approach is gentle, with a hint of compassionate confrontation. I embrace an anti-oppressive framework, with intentional attunement to the intersections of your identity (e.g. gender, race, age, sexual orientation, etc.). Knowing how difficult therapy can be, I also try to bring humour into my sessions as much as possible.
I also specialize in counselling 2SLGBTQ+ clients who are interested in working towards goals, such as: exploring sexuality or gender identity, learning ways to manage gender dysphoria symptoms , navigating homo/bi/transphobia in various contexts, navigating relationships with family and/or friends after coming out, etc.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I believe every client is different and deserves their own unique therapy experience. Before we begin our work together, we will create a collaborative treatment plan, informed by your goals for therapy. My approach is gentle, with a hint of compassionate confrontation. I embrace an anti-oppressive framework, with intentional attunement to the intersections of your identity (e.g. gender, race, age, sexual orientation, etc.). Knowing how difficult therapy can be, I also try to bring humour into my sessions as much as possible.
(548) 901-0226 View (548) 901-0226
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Inner Flux Counselling Services - Phe Wong
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London, ON N6L  (Online Only)
Be You! Hello, I'm Phe (fee), a Queer, Chinese-Canadian Psychotherapist here to advocate alongside of you. You can count on me to provide a safe, accepting, and affirming space. Together, we can work on exploration and formation of: sexual identity, gender identity, ethnic/racial identity. I'm here to help when it comes to: LGBTQ2SA+ issues, questioning identity, minority stress, racial trauma, "coming out", confidence and self-esteem, trauma, shame and guilt, anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, and pre/post transition support.
Be You! Hello, I'm Phe (fee), a Queer, Chinese-Canadian Psychotherapist here to advocate alongside of you. You can count on me to provide a safe, accepting, and affirming space. Together, we can work on exploration and formation of: sexual identity, gender identity, ethnic/racial identity. I'm here to help when it comes to: LGBTQ2SA+ issues, questioning identity, minority stress, racial trauma, "coming out", confidence and self-esteem, trauma, shame and guilt, anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, and pre/post transition support.
(226) 243-6972 View (226) 243-6972
Felicia Otchet
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6C
Dr. Otchet is a psychologist who works in private practice in London, Ontario. She sees adults presenting with a range of health and/or mental health concerns, including medical and/or psychological disability, acute and/or chronic pain, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and gender dysphoria. She has particular interests in adjustment to illness and injury, in trauma and resilience, and in coping with life transitions. She also has interest in working with first responders and their adult family members, as well as people who work in health care.
Dr. Otchet is a psychologist who works in private practice in London, Ontario. She sees adults presenting with a range of health and/or mental health concerns, including medical and/or psychological disability, acute and/or chronic pain, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and gender dysphoria. She has particular interests in adjustment to illness and injury, in trauma and resilience, and in coping with life transitions. She also has interest in working with first responders and their adult family members, as well as people who work in health care.
(226) 773-9091 View (226) 773-9091
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Lorraine M Munro (She They)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5W
Specific areas of experience include healing from trauma; settlement and transition; parenting; work stressors, sex work and non-traditional work; gender, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender experience; sexuality and relationships, including polyamory, monogamy, kink and working through conflict.
As a psychotherapist, I support you in fostering authentic relationships with yourself and your communities. I offer a space for reflection that is non-judgmental, queer positive - and has wheelchair access. I draw on a variety of approaches, with a focus on what works for you, and the different parts of you.
Specific areas of experience include healing from trauma; settlement and transition; parenting; work stressors, sex work and non-traditional work; gender, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender experience; sexuality and relationships, including polyamory, monogamy, kink and working through conflict.
As a psychotherapist, I support you in fostering authentic relationships with yourself and your communities. I offer a space for reflection that is non-judgmental, queer positive - and has wheelchair access. I draw on a variety of approaches, with a focus on what works for you, and the different parts of you.
(855) 980-1801 View (855) 980-1801
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Steven Ross Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
I am an RSW LCSW psychotherapist with a private practice in Toronto and NY serving clients via Zoom/phone in Ontario, NY, NJ. I tend to see a broad assortment of people, many who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty coping. Some struggle with being single, others within their relationship, or with their sexual authenticity. Together through talk therapy we can find a pathway to a deeper understanding and a way to move forward with confidence and security My clients are from different worlds, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, young and old, single, married, and all those in-between.
I am an RSW LCSW psychotherapist with a private practice in Toronto and NY serving clients via Zoom/phone in Ontario, NY, NJ. I tend to see a broad assortment of people, many who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty coping. Some struggle with being single, others within their relationship, or with their sexual authenticity. Together through talk therapy we can find a pathway to a deeper understanding and a way to move forward with confidence and security My clients are from different worlds, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, young and old, single, married, and all those in-between.
(647) 694-7802 View (647) 694-7802
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Victor Feunekes
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
June 2024: waitlist started. I'm happy you’ve found my page. I understand that reaching out to a therapist can be daunting, especially if you have had difficulties with other services in the past. I have a particular passion for working with members of the LGBQ, Trans, and Nonbinary communities to challenge internalized transphobia and homophobias. I am also skilled at working with people who experience anxiety, depression, BPD, and other challenges with mental health, and I love to work with youth and kids.
June 2024: waitlist started. I'm happy you’ve found my page. I understand that reaching out to a therapist can be daunting, especially if you have had difficulties with other services in the past. I have a particular passion for working with members of the LGBQ, Trans, and Nonbinary communities to challenge internalized transphobia and homophobias. I am also skilled at working with people who experience anxiety, depression, BPD, and other challenges with mental health, and I love to work with youth and kids.
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My Online Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6C  (Online Only)
Confidential & Accessible: Connect from anywhere in Canada to find emotional healing and wellness through art making at My Online Art Therapy. Creative expression in an art therapy session helps to release trauma, depression, anxieties, stress and more. Confidentiality, especially for LGBTQ+ clients is an important factor. Online art therapy can provide that safe healing space. My sessions are affordable and I offer free consultation sessions to see if art therapy is a good fit. Contact me especially if you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or struggling with issues around trauma.
Confidential & Accessible: Connect from anywhere in Canada to find emotional healing and wellness through art making at My Online Art Therapy. Creative expression in an art therapy session helps to release trauma, depression, anxieties, stress and more. Confidentiality, especially for LGBTQ+ clients is an important factor. Online art therapy can provide that safe healing space. My sessions are affordable and I offer free consultation sessions to see if art therapy is a good fit. Contact me especially if you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or struggling with issues around trauma.
(226) 781-3705 x1 View (226) 781-3705 x1
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Kylie Banks
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Today, navigating day-to-day life has never been more challenging. Have you felt unable to live your authentic self? Knowing it is time for a change but unable to allow yourself to ask for help? For men, feeling these are issues that aren’t supposed to be discussed can be a major source of anxiety and distress. Men who may be experiencing gender-identity issues, or individuals challenged by their masculine identity can feel especially disconnected from themselves.
Today, navigating day-to-day life has never been more challenging. Have you felt unable to live your authentic self? Knowing it is time for a change but unable to allow yourself to ask for help? For men, feeling these are issues that aren’t supposed to be discussed can be a major source of anxiety and distress. Men who may be experiencing gender-identity issues, or individuals challenged by their masculine identity can feel especially disconnected from themselves.
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Kimberly Anne Gautreau
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
When you are feeling out of sorts. When you are feeling like you are no longer in control of your own story. When are looking to make a change and try a different path, I might just be the counsellor for you. I use a client centered approach to help you find your own story again and give you the tools to be content in the identity you are discovering for yourself. We can develop a solution that gives you more control over your own life. For online and out of London, ON, you can book here https://www.shiftcollab.com/therapists/kimberly-gautreau
When you are feeling out of sorts. When you are feeling like you are no longer in control of your own story. When are looking to make a change and try a different path, I might just be the counsellor for you. I use a client centered approach to help you find your own story again and give you the tools to be content in the identity you are discovering for yourself. We can develop a solution that gives you more control over your own life. For online and out of London, ON, you can book here https://www.shiftcollab.com/therapists/kimberly-gautreau
(226) 270-5452 View (226) 270-5452
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Claire Salisbury
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
London, ON N6A  (Online Only)
I specialize in the area of gender identity. My practice focuses on providing psychotherapy for trans, non-binary and gender questioning individuals. This includes working with adults, teens and children to help navigate a potential social and medical transition. My goals are to help you develop a greater self-understanding and to provide the mental health tools necessary to support you in piloting your own journey toward living as your authentic self. I also provide psychoeducation and support for family members (parents, siblings, partners) who may be struggling with a loved one's gender exploration and (potential) transition.
I specialize in the area of gender identity. My practice focuses on providing psychotherapy for trans, non-binary and gender questioning individuals. This includes working with adults, teens and children to help navigate a potential social and medical transition. My goals are to help you develop a greater self-understanding and to provide the mental health tools necessary to support you in piloting your own journey toward living as your authentic self. I also provide psychoeducation and support for family members (parents, siblings, partners) who may be struggling with a loved one's gender exploration and (potential) transition.
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Zachary Templeman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A  (Online Only)
I work with folks going through life transitions, having difficulty in relationships, dealing with low self-esteem, or experiencing depression or anxiety. The folks I work with often find that patterns or feelings from their past are coming into their present in ways that no longer serve them.
I work with folks going through life transitions, having difficulty in relationships, dealing with low self-esteem, or experiencing depression or anxiety. The folks I work with often find that patterns or feelings from their past are coming into their present in ways that no longer serve them.
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Darryl DeRoches
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Z
I believe that our lives are best lived with a sense of purpose, and my purpose is to be of service to others. As such I work with people to help support them in identifying and addressing their challenges and assist them with being present in their lives. I am grateful to work with: First Responders addressing work, incurred trauma and personal issues related to their service. Persons who identify as part of the LGBTQ +, Kink and ENM communities in a culturally sensitive and sex positive environment. An important focus of my practice is working with men regarding their sexual health/functioning. Especially post cancer diagnosis.
I believe that our lives are best lived with a sense of purpose, and my purpose is to be of service to others. As such I work with people to help support them in identifying and addressing their challenges and assist them with being present in their lives. I am grateful to work with: First Responders addressing work, incurred trauma and personal issues related to their service. Persons who identify as part of the LGBTQ +, Kink and ENM communities in a culturally sensitive and sex positive environment. An important focus of my practice is working with men regarding their sexual health/functioning. Especially post cancer diagnosis.
(226) 780-8662 View (226) 780-8662
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Melanie Wuytenburg
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N5X
I believe that everyone is doing their best at any given moment and that everyone has the ability to heal. Many people I work with are tired of old patterns of behaviours, thoughts and beliefs interfering in their lives. They hold a curiosity about wanting to learn more about their emotions, relationships with others and their inner world. With compassion, I support individuals to engage in exploring how such patterns, thoughts and beliefs are held within the body, impacting their relationship with themselves and others.
I believe that everyone is doing their best at any given moment and that everyone has the ability to heal. Many people I work with are tired of old patterns of behaviours, thoughts and beliefs interfering in their lives. They hold a curiosity about wanting to learn more about their emotions, relationships with others and their inner world. With compassion, I support individuals to engage in exploring how such patterns, thoughts and beliefs are held within the body, impacting their relationship with themselves and others.
(226) 546-1138 View (226) 546-1138
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Carey Main
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MEd , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5Y
Finding the right therapist is a process, and I appreciate that this process can feel overwhelming. I applaud you for taking the first step. Although the prospect of opening up to a stranger can be scary and leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable, with me as your therapist, you will not be alone in this journey. I am dedicated to offering a safe and respectful environment where I will be by your side as you explore your history, your story, and your truth. I honour the diversity of all relationships and I am passionate about supporting my clients in identifying and utilizing their inner and outer resources.
Finding the right therapist is a process, and I appreciate that this process can feel overwhelming. I applaud you for taking the first step. Although the prospect of opening up to a stranger can be scary and leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable, with me as your therapist, you will not be alone in this journey. I am dedicated to offering a safe and respectful environment where I will be by your side as you explore your history, your story, and your truth. I honour the diversity of all relationships and I am passionate about supporting my clients in identifying and utilizing their inner and outer resources.
(226) 705-0724 View (226) 705-0724
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Amir Saeidi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K
I am seasoned and passionate therapist and I believe the clients have to look for the "best fit" therapist and they will be the judge of the work I do. My approach is completely through emotional intelligence, mindfulness, with care, respect, and evidence based approach, knowing that client is not broken or need to be "fixed" yet might need someone non-judgmental with compassionate heart and mind to be fully present in their space or journey.
I am seasoned and passionate therapist and I believe the clients have to look for the "best fit" therapist and they will be the judge of the work I do. My approach is completely through emotional intelligence, mindfulness, with care, respect, and evidence based approach, knowing that client is not broken or need to be "fixed" yet might need someone non-judgmental with compassionate heart and mind to be fully present in their space or journey.
(226) 457-2387 View (226) 457-2387
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Sheldon Hill
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Every person has the capacity for growth and change, and together we can work to form goals to help you meet your full potential. This could mean that you are looking to develop skills and new abilities to support yourself, or perhaps you want to understand your life on a deeper level. Exploring your internal world, such as your thoughts, emotions, past experiences and values, is an important part of our work, including your beliefs about your life and the world. During our time together, we work as a partnership to develop new insights which can alleviate difficult thoughts, cohere your identity and enhance your life.
Every person has the capacity for growth and change, and together we can work to form goals to help you meet your full potential. This could mean that you are looking to develop skills and new abilities to support yourself, or perhaps you want to understand your life on a deeper level. Exploring your internal world, such as your thoughts, emotions, past experiences and values, is an important part of our work, including your beliefs about your life and the world. During our time together, we work as a partnership to develop new insights which can alleviate difficult thoughts, cohere your identity and enhance your life.
(226) 702-8473 View (226) 702-8473
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Ann Bayly-Bruneel
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, SEP, RCAT, OATR
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every person has the innate ability to live and harness an authentically bold and heart-centred life. Trauma and oppression disconnects us from this truth leaving behind lasting wounds that hurt our relationship to ourselves and others. I have worked with mental health, addiction and trauma for 20 years and have supported many individuals through their healing journey. I am trained in various integrative and relational therapies that address mind, body and spirit. I hold space and co-create safety so that you may listen and trust the wisdom within that empowers you towards more choice, freedom and boundless joy.
I believe that every person has the innate ability to live and harness an authentically bold and heart-centred life. Trauma and oppression disconnects us from this truth leaving behind lasting wounds that hurt our relationship to ourselves and others. I have worked with mental health, addiction and trauma for 20 years and have supported many individuals through their healing journey. I am trained in various integrative and relational therapies that address mind, body and spirit. I hold space and co-create safety so that you may listen and trust the wisdom within that empowers you towards more choice, freedom and boundless joy.
(226) 773-8999 View (226) 773-8999
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Dr. Patricia Doris
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
I believe that psychotherapy can hep people achieve the highest level of emotional, psychological, and relationship functioning possible. By gaining insight into the patterns that no longer serve us and the confidence, skills, and support to make meaningful changes, genuine growth and fulfillment become possible. Whether it's difficulty coping with stressful fast paced lives, career or relationship issues, struggles with mood or anxiety, or simply wanting to understand ourselves better, psychotherapy can provide the expert guidance and confidential, non-judgemental, safe space needed to help you achieve your goals.
I believe that psychotherapy can hep people achieve the highest level of emotional, psychological, and relationship functioning possible. By gaining insight into the patterns that no longer serve us and the confidence, skills, and support to make meaningful changes, genuine growth and fulfillment become possible. Whether it's difficulty coping with stressful fast paced lives, career or relationship issues, struggles with mood or anxiety, or simply wanting to understand ourselves better, psychotherapy can provide the expert guidance and confidential, non-judgemental, safe space needed to help you achieve your goals.
(226) 400-3505 View (226) 400-3505
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London Centre for Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP-Q, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
The LCTT is an award-winning psychotherapy clinic. We understand your pain- depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelm. We know you're tired of living the same old story, that you want to move on from the past but don't know how. When your parenting, relationships and happiness are all suffering, you need change and you need help. It is so frustrating when you wonder, "what is wrong with me?!" or- you know what's wrong, but have no idea how to change. Maybe the ways you have tried before have failed you, or only lasted a little while. Take a breath- you're in the right spot and we are going to help you transform.
The LCTT is an award-winning psychotherapy clinic. We understand your pain- depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelm. We know you're tired of living the same old story, that you want to move on from the past but don't know how. When your parenting, relationships and happiness are all suffering, you need change and you need help. It is so frustrating when you wonder, "what is wrong with me?!" or- you know what's wrong, but have no idea how to change. Maybe the ways you have tried before have failed you, or only lasted a little while. Take a breath- you're in the right spot and we are going to help you transform.
(226) 400-3856 View (226) 400-3856
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Hilary Lupton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW , BA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6P  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am currently accepting new clients! I am a Registered Social Worker who uses a private and secure platform for our video sessions. I offer slide-scale(s). Finding the right therapist can we very rewarding and one who understands your life's struggles and appreciates your life story! You are uniquely you and as such, I provide a person-centred therapy session on topics that matter to you. I deeply enjoy working with individuals who face depression, anxiety, body-image or self-esteem challenges. As well, I enjoy working with individuals and couples on transitions, parenting, loss or post separation/divorce.
Hello and welcome! I am currently accepting new clients! I am a Registered Social Worker who uses a private and secure platform for our video sessions. I offer slide-scale(s). Finding the right therapist can we very rewarding and one who understands your life's struggles and appreciates your life story! You are uniquely you and as such, I provide a person-centred therapy session on topics that matter to you. I deeply enjoy working with individuals who face depression, anxiety, body-image or self-esteem challenges. As well, I enjoy working with individuals and couples on transitions, parenting, loss or post separation/divorce.
(226) 702-4856 View (226) 702-4856
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Jennifer Perkins
Registered Psychotherapist, RP , MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
When we aren't feeling like the best version of ourselves, it's tough to engage in our lives and relationships in the way we would like to; our daily stress adds up and pulls us away from the things and people that are important to us. Whether little things in your life are piling up and becoming overwhelming or you are in the midst of a major life transition, accessing support is an important first step to living a values-driven life. Dedicating time and space to process our thoughts with an unbiased listener can build the insight we need to thrive.
When we aren't feeling like the best version of ourselves, it's tough to engage in our lives and relationships in the way we would like to; our daily stress adds up and pulls us away from the things and people that are important to us. Whether little things in your life are piling up and becoming overwhelming or you are in the midst of a major life transition, accessing support is an important first step to living a values-driven life. Dedicating time and space to process our thoughts with an unbiased listener can build the insight we need to thrive.
(226) 455-7423 View (226) 455-7423
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Jenn Neufeld
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Connecting with a therapist can be a difficult step - but for many, 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, neurodiversity-affirming and body positive.
Connecting with a therapist can be a difficult step - but for many, 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, neurodiversity-affirming and body positive.
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Melissa Spevak
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, SEP, CYW, BA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
Melissa here, your village friendly neurodivergent lesbian, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I am an intuitive holistic healer blending education, somatic practices, and energy healing into my practice. I will support you on your adventure to radical self acceptance through the power of genuine healing focused love and humxn connection. I have trained in several modalities to support the body and mind to heal from trauma. My gifts can support you to transform old unhelpful or outdated patterns into new chosen life responses while supporting you on your journey towards body and mind coherence.
Melissa here, your village friendly neurodivergent lesbian, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I am an intuitive holistic healer blending education, somatic practices, and energy healing into my practice. I will support you on your adventure to radical self acceptance through the power of genuine healing focused love and humxn connection. I have trained in several modalities to support the body and mind to heal from trauma. My gifts can support you to transform old unhelpful or outdated patterns into new chosen life responses while supporting you on your journey towards body and mind coherence.
(226) 840-0689 View (226) 840-0689
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Rising Insight Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS with daytime and evening appointments available! Welcome to our clinic - we are a team of professionals who understand that finding the right therapist is no easy task. We are trained in different approaches such as neurofeedback, ACT, CBT, and DBT, to effectively support our clients.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS with daytime and evening appointments available! Welcome to our clinic - we are a team of professionals who understand that finding the right therapist is no easy task. We are trained in different approaches such as neurofeedback, ACT, CBT, and DBT, to effectively support our clients.
(226) 781-4104 View (226) 781-4104
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As a gender-diverse individual, why might I want to see a therapist who is also gender diverse?

A trans or gender-diverse client may want to see a therapist who is also trans or gender diverse because the client may feel safer sharing their experiences and more confident that the therapist will understand, validate, and support them. But trans or gender-diverse clients can also benefit from therapy with cisgender therapists; this is a personal decision based on the connection between the client and the therapist, and if that connection is strong, therapy will be successful.

What if I cannot find a therapist who shares my gender identity?

Therapy can still be effective if a therapist does not share a client’s gender identity; a large body of research indicates that the most important factor in successful therapy is the therapeutic alliance. A therapist can also be interviewed for sensitivity and competence on gender identity and expression to ensure they possess appropriate knowledge and skills. Many therapists have excellent training and extensive experience working with gender-diverse clients, and that expertise can be invaluable despite a therapist not sharing the same firsthand experiences.

How can I recognise a good therapist for working with gender-diverse clients?

An experienced therapist should be able to help clients explore their gender identity and expression, alleviate discomfort related to their gender identity, treat mental health challenges and trauma, address existing relationships and communication with family members and loved ones, and determine the next steps pertaining to nonmedical or medical gender-affirming interventions. To recognise a good therapist, clients can ask about these topics and explore their comfort and connection with the clinician.

How might I inquire about a therapist’s experience working with transgender clients?

Clients should feel comfortable asking therapists directly about their experience working with transgender or gender-diverse clientele. For example, clients may ask about the therapist’s training and education with regard to gender identity, how many trans clients they’ve worked with in the past, and what sorts of matters were discussed. You may wish to inquire how a therapist specifically supports the needs of transgender clients or clients questioning their gender identity. A good clinician who is nonetheless not the right fit for you is often happy to make referrals to others based on the concerns you articulate in a preliminary conversation.