Life Coaching Therapists in Markham, ON

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Brian Allison
Counsellor, MDiv, MA, DMin
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
I am a spiritual counsellor at Maranatha Counseling Services, and a life coach at Focused Life Coaching & Empowerment. I was a Clinical Affiliate with Homewood Human Solutions for 9 years, specializing in Solution-focused Brief therapy. I have over 40 years of counselling, coaching, and teaching experience, as a professor, public speaker, and clinician. I have lectured and spoken extensively in Canada, USA, and overseas. I have a passion for empowering and equipping people in being true to themselves and to their true nature; and to live a purpose-driven life in pursuit of their goals and dreams. I am a natural and gifted motivator.
I am a spiritual counsellor at Maranatha Counseling Services, and a life coach at Focused Life Coaching & Empowerment. I was a Clinical Affiliate with Homewood Human Solutions for 9 years, specializing in Solution-focused Brief therapy. I have over 40 years of counselling, coaching, and teaching experience, as a professor, public speaker, and clinician. I have lectured and spoken extensively in Canada, USA, and overseas. I have a passion for empowering and equipping people in being true to themselves and to their true nature; and to live a purpose-driven life in pursuit of their goals and dreams. I am a natural and gifted motivator.
(289) 273-9610 View (289) 273-9610
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Dr. Benjamin F Armstrong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L6G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Then, self-compassion soothes and brings a sense of warmth and comfort to all areas of life.
Change starts with the relationship that we form in the therapy and then continues by building useful skills in and outside of our sessions. In practice this means that I fit best with clients who are interested in (1) understanding more about their thoughts and emotions while also (2) taking clear steps to improve their mental and physical well-being. My job as the therapist is to provide a warm and caring environment to support the client in this process.
Then, self-compassion soothes and brings a sense of warmth and comfort to all areas of life.
Change starts with the relationship that we form in the therapy and then continues by building useful skills in and outside of our sessions. In practice this means that I fit best with clients who are interested in (1) understanding more about their thoughts and emotions while also (2) taking clear steps to improve their mental and physical well-being. My job as the therapist is to provide a warm and caring environment to support the client in this process.
(289) 301-9681 View (289) 301-9681
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Steven Garbman
MBA, BPSYCH, RC
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3P
Each person brings their own experiences and challenges into their personal and professional environments. Aligning yourself to form healthy productive relationships can be challenging in the best of circumstances. How much more so, when there are barriers limiting you from achieving your full potential. You must break through the denial and learn the tools that will improve your interactions with others. This takes courage & it’s difficult. Let let me help you improve your quality of life.
Each person brings their own experiences and challenges into their personal and professional environments. Aligning yourself to form healthy productive relationships can be challenging in the best of circumstances. How much more so, when there are barriers limiting you from achieving your full potential. You must break through the denial and learn the tools that will improve your interactions with others. This takes courage & it’s difficult. Let let me help you improve your quality of life.
(289) 807-2673 View (289) 807-2673
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Monica Kim-Taylor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6E
Is anxiety and depression taking over your life? Do you have low self-esteem, relationship struggles, past traumas or difficulties related to ADHD, then you are not alone. I have experience working with clients in these areas and personal experience. I am passionate about supporting those who face the unique challenges of being raised and expectations from Asian cultures that have a unique influence on how we perceive ourselves and how we see the world around us.
Is anxiety and depression taking over your life? Do you have low self-esteem, relationship struggles, past traumas or difficulties related to ADHD, then you are not alone. I have experience working with clients in these areas and personal experience. I am passionate about supporting those who face the unique challenges of being raised and expectations from Asian cultures that have a unique influence on how we perceive ourselves and how we see the world around us.
(289) 301-9730 View (289) 301-9730
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Melanie Tinianov
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
I am the "ToolBox" therapist, helping to fill your "toolbox" with the necessary tools needed to manage life.
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, self esteem, relationships and more. I offer a spiritual component to my practice that incorporates the mind, body and spirit of every individual in my care. I offer a calming, safe, non-judgemental, secure environment with both the therapy I practice and the environment I practice within. I love what I do and it shows through in my approach, my interest, my passion and the results that follow in each client. My background as a Life Coach is helpful in moving clients forward.
I am the "ToolBox" therapist, helping to fill your "toolbox" with the necessary tools needed to manage life.
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, self esteem, relationships and more. I offer a spiritual component to my practice that incorporates the mind, body and spirit of every individual in my care. I offer a calming, safe, non-judgemental, secure environment with both the therapy I practice and the environment I practice within. I love what I do and it shows through in my approach, my interest, my passion and the results that follow in each client. My background as a Life Coach is helpful in moving clients forward.
(855) 683-2448 View (855) 683-2448
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Elena Maris
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3T  (Online Only)
Life handed me lemons. Can I "make lemonade "? ​Yes, you can. You have what it takes! As a therapist I'm of the belief that we have the internal resources to be able to generate positivity and resilience to bring us through tough times. I am here to guide.
Life handed me lemons. Can I "make lemonade "? ​Yes, you can. You have what it takes! As a therapist I'm of the belief that we have the internal resources to be able to generate positivity and resilience to bring us through tough times. I am here to guide.
(365) 661-4463 View (365) 661-4463
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Stephen Craig Ashley
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6B
I am a therapist who is passionate about working with my clients to achieve their personal goals, whether they are facing personal difficulties, life challenges, life transitions, or looking for personal growth and self-improvement. I take a client-centred and solutions focused approach and believe in working together with each of my clients to find the effective strategies and solutions that work best for them.
I am a therapist who is passionate about working with my clients to achieve their personal goals, whether they are facing personal difficulties, life challenges, life transitions, or looking for personal growth and self-improvement. I take a client-centred and solutions focused approach and believe in working together with each of my clients to find the effective strategies and solutions that work best for them.
(289) 210-4760 View (289) 210-4760
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Katelyn Hemminger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Over the years I have supported Individuals, families, youths and teens struggling with Anxiety, depression, substance use, suicide ideations, self harm, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, concurrent disorders,psychotic disorders, etc. I can work with you to develop skills to navigate challenges so you can live a more fulfilled life while relieving distress. I can work with you to help you understand your emotions/feelings, how to cope in constructive ways, build resilience, overcome challenging thoughts, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain a better understanding of your sense of self.
Over the years I have supported Individuals, families, youths and teens struggling with Anxiety, depression, substance use, suicide ideations, self harm, self-esteem issues, mood disorders, concurrent disorders,psychotic disorders, etc. I can work with you to develop skills to navigate challenges so you can live a more fulfilled life while relieving distress. I can work with you to help you understand your emotions/feelings, how to cope in constructive ways, build resilience, overcome challenging thoughts, reduce anxiety and depression, and gain a better understanding of your sense of self.
(289) 278-9775 View (289) 278-9775
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Diana Saverimuthu
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and anxiety? Do you imagine what life would be like if you could just overcome self-doubt and uncertainty? Or how things would change if recurring thoughts of loss and pain were transformed to visions of empowerment and fulfillment. Whatever the challenge may be, you’re here because it’s time to take charge, and have life work for you and not against you. Although obstacles may always be present, therapy can equip you with skills to be resilient in the face of hardship. I’m here to help, and if you’re ready to be committed to change I will be there with you every step of the way.
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and anxiety? Do you imagine what life would be like if you could just overcome self-doubt and uncertainty? Or how things would change if recurring thoughts of loss and pain were transformed to visions of empowerment and fulfillment. Whatever the challenge may be, you’re here because it’s time to take charge, and have life work for you and not against you. Although obstacles may always be present, therapy can equip you with skills to be resilient in the face of hardship. I’m here to help, and if you’re ready to be committed to change I will be there with you every step of the way.
(437) 747-5768 View (437) 747-5768
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Gina Mae Adhd | Couples | Life Transitions
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6E  (Online Only)
With my work background, training and life experiences, I am well-equipped to support you.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. Seeking therapy and change takes courage! I believe that each of us are capable of becoming the person we aspire to be and to create the life we want. Life lessons and navigating through adversity is tough. However, with personal growth and learning the right skill set we can combat our struggles fearlessly. I have 20 years experience working with teens and young adults working through anxiety, ADHD, depression, stress, family conflict/divorce, life transitions/changes, and self-esteem.
With my work background, training and life experiences, I am well-equipped to support you.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to learn about me. Seeking therapy and change takes courage! I believe that each of us are capable of becoming the person we aspire to be and to create the life we want. Life lessons and navigating through adversity is tough. However, with personal growth and learning the right skill set we can combat our struggles fearlessly. I have 20 years experience working with teens and young adults working through anxiety, ADHD, depression, stress, family conflict/divorce, life transitions/changes, and self-esteem.
(289) 802-6326 View (289) 802-6326
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Veronica Lok
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Veronica's life experiences have a deep intercultural sensitivity.
Veronica's counselling approach is to provide a secured, comfortable, empathic, understanding and confidential environment for clients to express their personal issues. She uses eclectic counselling models such as family systems therapy, brief solution focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, emotional focused therapy etc., to counsel clients.
Veronica's life experiences have a deep intercultural sensitivity.
Veronica's counselling approach is to provide a secured, comfortable, empathic, understanding and confidential environment for clients to express their personal issues. She uses eclectic counselling models such as family systems therapy, brief solution focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, emotional focused therapy etc., to counsel clients.
(844) 334-1919 View (844) 334-1919
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Ishi Wang
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L6C
Congratulations on taking the first step to open a new door for your life journey by finding a therapist here! Each of us has a unique journey in life where we encounter difficult situations and challenges. How we tackle and view these situations and challenges is influenced by our past experiences. While we cannot physically go back to change our past, we can begin writing and rewriting a new chapter of this story. Change has never been easy, and I am pleased to be your self-discovery ally to understand, empower and guide you toward your inner self and new possibilities.
Congratulations on taking the first step to open a new door for your life journey by finding a therapist here! Each of us has a unique journey in life where we encounter difficult situations and challenges. How we tackle and view these situations and challenges is influenced by our past experiences. While we cannot physically go back to change our past, we can begin writing and rewriting a new chapter of this story. Change has never been easy, and I am pleased to be your self-discovery ally to understand, empower and guide you toward your inner self and new possibilities.
(289) 203-1789 View (289) 203-1789
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Niyamma Therapy- Devyani Sibal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q, MACP, DBT, BSocio, ECE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6G  (Online Only)
A life-long passion for helping & healing others led Devyani to pursue a career in counselling.
Niyamma Therapy is accepting new clients! If you are feeling lost, in the need for support or guidance, or simply want to better your existing circumstances, Niyamma Therapy can help! Niyamma is a play on the Sanskrit word “Niyam”, which means “principle”. Everyone comes from a different walk of life, different circumstances, and that is why the “principles” which they follow for fulfillment, enlightenment, and happiness vary. At Niyamma Therapy, a variety of modalities and approaches are used. I personally am trained in DBT , but also incorporate CBT, Narrative, Client Focused Therapy, and other approaches.
A life-long passion for helping & healing others led Devyani to pursue a career in counselling.
Niyamma Therapy is accepting new clients! If you are feeling lost, in the need for support or guidance, or simply want to better your existing circumstances, Niyamma Therapy can help! Niyamma is a play on the Sanskrit word “Niyam”, which means “principle”. Everyone comes from a different walk of life, different circumstances, and that is why the “principles” which they follow for fulfillment, enlightenment, and happiness vary. At Niyamma Therapy, a variety of modalities and approaches are used. I personally am trained in DBT , but also incorporate CBT, Narrative, Client Focused Therapy, and other approaches.
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Debra Barran
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
****NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN VAUGHAN/MISSISSAUGA AND PHONE/VIDEO**** "I am not what has happened to me; I am what I choose to become" -Carl Jung. If you are stuck in the “I wish things had been different” mode,” and feel like there is little hope for change in your life; therapy provides an avenue to be heard, to grieve, to discover acceptance, and create a new future right now, as we work together to formulate small but consistent steps in the present. I believe that each person is unique and brings individualized strengths and skills to forge new paths in their lives and in their relationships. Together, we can reach your goals.
****NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN VAUGHAN/MISSISSAUGA AND PHONE/VIDEO**** "I am not what has happened to me; I am what I choose to become" -Carl Jung. If you are stuck in the “I wish things had been different” mode,” and feel like there is little hope for change in your life; therapy provides an avenue to be heard, to grieve, to discover acceptance, and create a new future right now, as we work together to formulate small but consistent steps in the present. I believe that each person is unique and brings individualized strengths and skills to forge new paths in their lives and in their relationships. Together, we can reach your goals.
(289) 512-2469 View (289) 512-2469
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Richard Gomory
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3P
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.
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 View (877) 514-1827
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Sheri Rumack
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3T
Enter a place of hope, non- judgment, and solutions. I will assist you concretely, to explore issues, learn lessons, empower yourself and create the life journey of your dreams. My intervention draws upon over 30 years of clinical experience and encompasses Solution Focused, Insight Oriented, EMDR, CBT and many other proven techniques and therapeutic approaches. I am a cancer survivor and can 100% help you transform "fear" to "faith". With your physical conditions, addictions, anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, marital, divorce relationship and other issues, you will see that your past, internal dialogue, thoughts and communication skills are key.
Enter a place of hope, non- judgment, and solutions. I will assist you concretely, to explore issues, learn lessons, empower yourself and create the life journey of your dreams. My intervention draws upon over 30 years of clinical experience and encompasses Solution Focused, Insight Oriented, EMDR, CBT and many other proven techniques and therapeutic approaches. I am a cancer survivor and can 100% help you transform "fear" to "faith". With your physical conditions, addictions, anxiety/panic, depression, trauma, marital, divorce relationship and other issues, you will see that your past, internal dialogue, thoughts and communication skills are key.
(416) 875-7051 View (416) 875-7051
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Dr. Peter Gaskovski
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individual adults with depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, loss of motivation, occupational and life stress, and cognitive symptoms.
The best way around our difficulties isn’t to go around them, but to see them with new understanding and to transform them. With over twenty years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, I will work to restore your hope by equipping you with the insight, compassion and skills to grow beyond the challenges you’re facing.
I work with individual adults with depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, loss of motivation, occupational and life stress, and cognitive symptoms.
The best way around our difficulties isn’t to go around them, but to see them with new understanding and to transform them. With over twenty years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, I will work to restore your hope by equipping you with the insight, compassion and skills to grow beyond the challenges you’re facing.
(289) 536-4237 View (289) 536-4237
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David Brett Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
From a very young age, Brett’s passions have included psychology, philosophy and history. After completing a Master’s of Arts in Profiling and Behavioural Analysis, and in the midst of an business career, Brett decided to fulfill a life long passion and undertake training to become a psychotherapist. The three years of psychotherapy he had undergone in his early 20's had been a life changing experience.
From a very young age, Brett’s passions have included psychology, philosophy and history. After completing a Master’s of Arts in Profiling and Behavioural Analysis, and in the midst of an business career, Brett decided to fulfill a life long passion and undertake training to become a psychotherapist. The three years of psychotherapy he had undergone in his early 20's had been a life changing experience.
(289) 769-8668 View (289) 769-8668
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Youstina Iskander
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6C
Oftentimes, life presents us with challenges and obstacles that no one has ever prepared us for. The most important thing is that you're here because you have the strength to recognize when you need help. Feeling constantly overwhelmed, exhausted, worried, or hopeless can prevent you from becoming the person you want to be. Together, we can work on unloading that weight and learning to cope. Working on your mental health is one of the most important ways to pave your way to a happier and healthier life.
Oftentimes, life presents us with challenges and obstacles that no one has ever prepared us for. The most important thing is that you're here because you have the strength to recognize when you need help. Feeling constantly overwhelmed, exhausted, worried, or hopeless can prevent you from becoming the person you want to be. Together, we can work on unloading that weight and learning to cope. Working on your mental health is one of the most important ways to pave your way to a happier and healthier life.
(647) 643-5800 View (647) 643-5800
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May Li
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RP
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
More than all of this, life has offered me the most precious lesson.
Meeting your searching eyes, my heart feels the pain. I ask myself, what I could offer? As human, we inevitably deal with pain, loss, sadness, anger, anxiety, depression --- I might not be able to feel the deep pain you are experiencing, but I am here, ready to go through it with you and know it will be overcome. I also know when the waves of pain subside, we always find treasures left behind. Life doesn’t mean to survive, but to thrive. Challenges help us to expand our heart, our view, our belief in ourselves, and make us grow. It is often not easy. But you are here, ready to meet it courageously, aren't you?
More than all of this, life has offered me the most precious lesson.
Meeting your searching eyes, my heart feels the pain. I ask myself, what I could offer? As human, we inevitably deal with pain, loss, sadness, anger, anxiety, depression --- I might not be able to feel the deep pain you are experiencing, but I am here, ready to go through it with you and know it will be overcome. I also know when the waves of pain subside, we always find treasures left behind. Life doesn’t mean to survive, but to thrive. Challenges help us to expand our heart, our view, our belief in ourselves, and make us grow. It is often not easy. But you are here, ready to meet it courageously, aren't you?
(289) 210-7356 View (289) 210-7356

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Life Coaching Counsellors

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.