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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Farzaneh Yazdani
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD , MA , RP
Verified
Deciding to make a change requires lots of courage. It requires even more courage and effort to take the first steps towards it. And the fact that you are here reading these lines means that you have already started your journey and I can assist you with the rest. I have several years experience of working in the mental health area and a vast theoretical knowledge of multiple modalities in therapy. In addition to my private practice I also work in the Family Services York Region (FSYR) as a psychotherapist where I work with individuals (including adults, youths, and children), couples, and families and run various groups.
(647) 557-6414 
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Markham, ON L3T
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Sigrun Sigurjonsdottir Couples Counselor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RMFT, ITCA, EMDR
Verified
Specializing in sex counseling. Occasionally all relationships experience a period of stress. That can feel threatening and overwhelming. Whether you feel disconnected, have communication difficulties or have a reason to think your relationship may be over, I can assist you navigate your way back to safety and comfort. I offer a complete array of services to manage your relationships. Among those Premarital Counseling, Marital Counseling, Sex Therapy and Family Mediation Services. My approach tends to be direct, making the most out of each session. I only use methods that have been shown to be effective.
(647) 213-4404 
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Markham, ON L3R
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Revive Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSc
Verified
We rely on those closest to help us through the difficult times and often their support is enough. Sometimes the issues we face are overwhelming and start to impact ourselves and those around us. It is in those times that I have the privilege to hear your story and to help you through the difficulties. I have been practicing for over 20 years with families, individuals and couples in the areas of: couple/family conflict, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, job loss, life transitions and trauma.
(289) 206-9977 
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Markham, ON L6C
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
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
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Kristina Elizabeth Virro
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP , RHN , MA
Verified
You might be reading this because you've been feeling "stuck" in some capacity. Maybe life isn't going how you thought it would or perhaps you just haven't been feeling quite like yourself. It is during these times that therapy can be extremely beneficial. In a safe, confidential space, you're not only given the opportunity to share some of your innermost thoughts and beliefs, but receive compassionate feedback on how they could be altered in a way that improves your mental health.
(833) 607-9533 
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Markham, ON L6B
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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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Bennett & Associates - Lisa Marie (no waitlist)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental for you to explore any challenges you may be facing. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while working collaboratively to help you reach your goals and needs. Together, we can find strategies and tools that can help increase your ability to cope, heal, and grow. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, substance use, self-harm, anger, stress management, and relationship issues. Sessions are offered for adolescents (14+), adults, and couples.
(289) 212-6877 
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Markham, ON L3R
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? With the impact of Covid-19, are you waiting for things to be a certain way to be happy? If this resonates with you, you are not alone. My job is to walk alongside you through an integrative and client-centered approach, to build resiliency and strength during these uncertain times.
(647) 371-0988 
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Markham, ON L3R
Offers online therapy
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Jennifer Leong
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified
These days it’s easy to feel invisible, or unimportant but I want you to know that your truth matters, you are allowed (and encouraged) to take up space, and your story is one that I want to know. I specialize in helping people dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem/self-identity, chronic people-pleasing, big life transitions, and those wanting to set clearer boundaries with others. If you're feeling stuck in life, I am here to offer support so that you can move forward with confidence and clarity.
(289) 270-9024 
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Markham, ON L6B
Offers online therapy
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Michael Fischhoff
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), DMin, MTS, MDiv
Verified
Mike understands that your story, your challenges, and your pain are unique to you. Mike is here to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to share your story and collaboratively work towards helping you reach your goals. His practice follows a client-centered, strengths-based approach to help you feel empowered and learn skills and strategies to achieve a more fulfilling life.
(289) 275-8588 
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Markham, ON L6B
Offers online therapy
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Fotini Krklinski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), 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
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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.