LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Markham, ON

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Photo of Asta Au, Pre-Licensed Professional in Markham, ON
Asta Au
Pre-Licensed Professional, ExAT
Verified
How often have you had to leave parts of yourself (your ethnicity, your queer identity, your mental health) at the door? Sometimes you might need to be someone else in order to feel safe. It can be hard to love and accept yourself, especially when you live in a world where you are told to keep parts of yourself hidden in order to fit in. I know and understand how racism, discrimination, colonial, structural oppression and queer identities can impact our mental health. I am here to create a safe enough space so that you can feel comfortable to bring all that you are and all that you want to be in our sessions.
 
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Markham, ON L6C
Offers online therapy
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Moustafa Abdelrahman
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MBA
Verified
***CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Therapy takes courage. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and genuine. I balance my knowledge of theory and technique with a non-judgemental, compassionate and affirming environment to support goals and work towards where you want to be in life. I work with adults of various ages, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. I have extensive experience working with and supporting LGBTQIA + individuals. I am also proficient in both English and Arabic. Having lived in the Middle East a significant part of my life, I am familiar with the cultural issues.
 
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Markham, ON L3T
Offers online therapy
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Jonathan Au
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Therapy tailored to your needs. If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or just doing some soul-searching, let's connect. Our time together is a space for your story to be heard with compassion and empathy. We will make room to foster resiliency and develop concrete methods to work towards what matters to you. Let’s find ways for you to live life meaningfully even when life gets in the way.
(289) 210-4780 
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Markham, ON L3R
Offers online therapy
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Aven Lugh Armstrong-Sutton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, CCTSI
Verified
Do you find it difficult to feel connected to your body, others, or your life more generally? Do you experience a chronic emptiness? Or lingering bad feelings? Do you feel spiritually disconnected? If you've answered yes to any of these questions please reach out to me to discuss how I might help you through trauma-focused, spiritual psychotherapy that integrates several healing modalities. I will work closely with you to help you reconnect to your body, emotions, and intuition whilst providing you with practices to assist you in improving spiritual health.
(289) 207-0158 
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Markham, ON L3P
Offers online therapy
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Your Story Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, CCC, RP
Verified
Hi I'm Judy, Director at Your Story Counselling (YSC). At YSC, we understand that life can be stressful, it's easy to become disconnected from ourselves and those we love. Our goal is to help you find what you need in order to create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life. When we open ourselves up to our vulnerabilities, we open ourselves up to our full potential. We believe that all of us have the strength within ourselves to overcome and forge ahead with our own preferred way of life, love, and happiness. We all can use some help and support from time to time.
(416) 473-3333 
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Markham, ON L6C
Offers online therapy
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Alan Choi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS IN MISSISSAUGA, GUELPH, AND REMOTE*** I am a positive and upbeat person. I see the strengths in all of my clients and work from that perspective to help them make the changes they are looking for. I have worked with not only children and families, but also individuals and couples to help them work towards happier and more content lives. I have a very kind and balanced approach, and demonstrate a deep level of care towards my clients to improve their relationships and their own sense of self.
(289) 216-6785 
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Markham, ON L3R
Offers online therapy
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Sidona Lynch
Counsellor, BA PSY, CBT Sp, EFT Sp, EFTCpls, PalCare
Verified
Clients seeking my help have difficulty coping, and feel emotionally overloaded; but they are also ready for a change. Their distress can create anxiety and depression that results in negative thoughts, which influence your behavior and emotions. Avoiding unpleasant emotions can cause harm and inappropriate reactive behaviors. Emotional and psychological support for issues involving depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, relationship issues, self-improvement, are some of the stressors I work with. Through counselling we can focus on your needs and set goals that will ultimately give you tools to cope with life on life's terms.
(365) 800-6109 
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Markham, ON L3P
Not accepting new clients
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Shyne Ladak
Pre-Licensed Professional, CBT
Verified
"When I is replaced by we, illness becomes wellness." ~Shannon L Adler~ Whether it’s your first time in therapy or you’ve done it before we will start where you feel comfortable. Whether you're just beginning therapy or continuing on your journey, it is important to me that you find someone you can trust. I offer a space to get to know you and where it hurts. A place where all of you is welcome and will be met with acceptance. You can start by telling me about yourself and you will always be the expert on your experience.
 
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Markham, ON L6B
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Tawadros
Psychological Associate, CPsych, Assoc, MPsy, RP
Verified
Taking the first step to feeling better is always scary. I have been privileged to walk along side many individuals on their journey to improved health and well-being. My clinical work focuses on children, adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of difficulties. I tailor treatments to work with your specific needs and help you develop skills and strategies to make positive changes in your life. I welcome all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and/or socioeconomic status.
(647) 699-4450 
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Markham, ON L6G
Offers online therapy
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Karen Rajendra
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, , BA
Verified
My purpose as a counsellor is to help you “NOT WALK ALONE” and support you to take the steps necessary to make changes in your life that you desire, to live a fulfilled peaceful one. Struggles with relationships, finances, painful encounters and health issues have a way of hindering anyone from being able to attain healthy living.
(289) 769-9577 x119 
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Markham, ON L3P
Offers online therapy
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Infertility Support Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP, RSW
Verified
If you've been diagnosed with infertility, the pain and grief of this experience can be ignored or overlooked. Further, it can feel like we're expected to just get back on the bandwagon each month to try again. But loss, stress, hormone therapy, and IVF procedures can take an emotional, physical, and relational toll. Fresh Insight is a wellness clinic that has created a support group for anyone who has experienced infertility so that they can access guidance from a Registered Psychotherapist and a powerful sense of community.
(289) 274-4265 
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Markham, ON L6B
Offers online therapy
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Anujah Posarajah
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Life & relationships can be very challenging, especially when stressors get in the way of us reaching our full potential. Through therapy one can gain skills to navigate these difficult times. Anujah is a Registered Psychotherapist. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has experience working with adolescents aged 13 -19 & adults of various ages, and cultures in hospitals & communities. Over the years Anujah has worked closely with clients struggling with addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, chronic stress, anger management, parental guidance, and childhood trauma.
(289) 806-5246 
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Markham, ON L3S
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Marshall And Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
**ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! We all experience difficulties in our lives & need a caring professional on our side! Booking a therapy session can help to reduce feelings of sadness, loneliness, stress, anxiety & overwhelm. We can help to enhance your toolbox of coping skills that you use to deal with your current thoughts/feelings & help you deal with daily challenges. We can also help to provide you with a sense of purpose, confidence & self efficacy. We take a warm, non-judgmental, collaborative & strengths-based approach to help you tap into your inner resources & ultimately help you become the best version of yourself!
(289) 806-0876 
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Markham, ON L3R
Offers online therapy
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Richard Gomory
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I have more than 20 years of experience in counselling individuals, couples, families and youth. Some clients are coping but perhaps in a maladaptive way, so we make a plan together to get you back on track that can instill hope for the future. With non judgemental support, building your skills and problem solving effectively, can lead toward a more meaningful/rewarding direction in your life.
(877) 514-1827 
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Markham, ON L3P
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Fotini Krklinski
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA, CYC
Verified
If you have been feeling depressed, numb, anxious, limited by your worries and fears, or feel stuck in unwanted patterns as a result of trauma, I can help. We will address whatever you are struggling with, remove barriers, connect the dots between past and present patterns, and explore solutions together. I offer individual, couples and family therapy addressing a wide range of concerns so that you can live the life you want. My practice is person-centred, trauma and attachment informed with a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that fosters growth and healing.
(289) 210-7359 
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Markham, ON L6B
Offers online therapy
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Joanna Zhu
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified
Are you struggling with managing life challenges and in need of a space to voice? Maybe your mind feels boggled tangled up, unsure of what to do next? Through therapy, I can help you explore, unpack, and process those challenges. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I have experience working with the following: Disability, Sleep, Anger, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Anxiety and Depression.
(289) 806-2461 
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Markham, ON L3S
Offers online therapy
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Yasmin R Singh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
When we care for our mind, we are also caring for our bodies, soul, spirituality, friends and family. Sometimes things can be challenging, but you are not alone. Mental health psychotherapy and counselling sessions are available in person, online, and by phone. Connect now for a session and/or 15 minute free consultation.
(437) 747-3941 
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Markham, ON L3S
Offers online therapy
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Mya Moran
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, MDiv
Verified
Life is in a constant state of change. How do you navigate a world that is constantly changing? Are you waiting for things to be a certain way to be happy? If this resonates with you, you are not alone. My role is to meet you where you are at in life through an integrative lens, creating a safe space for you to explore, moving at your own pace. I believe in honouring the whole person in a client-centered approach supporting your authentic self, helping to identify your resiliency and strengths.
(647) 371-0988 
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Markham, ON L3R
Offers online therapy
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Bennett & Associates - Loretta Hoac
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified
I take an integrative approach to therapy involving mainly Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). CBT aims to target specific issues, identify obstacles that impede change, and explore various strategies to manage difficult situations, until they become natural. EFT aims to help you understand the innerworkings of your behavioural patterns through an interpersonal lens and validate unmet needs and fears so you can come to a place of self-acceptance. Together, this approach helps you allow yourself to move forward in a meaningful and intentional way.
(289) 272-7394 
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Markham, ON L3R
Offers online therapy
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Suzie Quan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Life can present many different challenges. Some days can be more difficult than others. If you are experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, loss or loneliness, I am here for support. Whether the challenges include past pain, present stressors or concerns for your future, I can help you navigate through your days, explore ways to regain control of your life and create a better future with healthy relationships. I believe in every individual’s intrinsic worth and innate ability to tap into their strengths and rise out of life’s challenges. I am here to help you find your joy again.
(289) 274-5590 
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Markham, ON L3R
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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Markham. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.