Chronic Illness Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Andriana Teslyuk
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, CCC, RN, BScN, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X
I work with Adolescent, Adult and Senior clients from all walks of life. Difficult and challenging life experiences can have an impact on mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. I have over 12 years of experience working in the medical healthcare field as a Registered Nurse. This experience gifted me with an opportunity to continue to support clients outside of the hospital setting in areas of: end-of-life (palliative care), grief and loss, chronic illness and pain, psychological trauma related to conflicts of war and crisis, caregiver stress and burnout support.
I work with Adolescent, Adult and Senior clients from all walks of life. Difficult and challenging life experiences can have an impact on mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. I have over 12 years of experience working in the medical healthcare field as a Registered Nurse. This experience gifted me with an opportunity to continue to support clients outside of the hospital setting in areas of: end-of-life (palliative care), grief and loss, chronic illness and pain, psychological trauma related to conflicts of war and crisis, caregiver stress and burnout support.
(647) 277-4637 View (647) 277-4637
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Angela Jones
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Hello, and thank you for reaching out! That first step takes courage. Life's challenges can often feel stressful and isolating, but these are usually easier to manage with community and support. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, chronic pain, chronic illness, questions about identity, work struggles, family issues, burnout, self-esteem and/or more, let's embark on the journey together and find a way to lessen the challenging impacts.
Hello, and thank you for reaching out! That first step takes courage. Life's challenges can often feel stressful and isolating, but these are usually easier to manage with community and support. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, chronic pain, chronic illness, questions about identity, work struggles, family issues, burnout, self-esteem and/or more, let's embark on the journey together and find a way to lessen the challenging impacts.
(365) 605-5606 View (365) 605-5606
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Moksha Psychotherapy, Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, AA, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
Are there areas in your life that you'd like to strengthen? Do you feel 'stuck' or in a pattern that keeps you from enjoying & participating in your life fully? Are you also dealing with a chronic illness such as anxiety & depression that are impacting other areas? Would you like a safe & confidential space & time reserved just for you and/or a loved one to process past & current life events, build new coping skills and outcomes with a better quality of life? If so, let's arrange a session after your initial consultation so that I can help YOU help yourself again! We have a growing team of Psychotherapists.
(289) 278-9736 View (289) 278-9736
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Saba Rizvi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DTATI, HonsBSc
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5V
Life is a series of challenges and the idea of therapy can be very daunting. My approach centers around normalizing your experiences step-by-step and empowering you via your strengths and goals. Engaging in conversations that appropriately challenge you and are collaborative helps me support your needs and growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, health changes, stress, ADHD, Autism, depression, trauma, concussions, caregiver burnout, illness/pain, relationship issues, life transitions, disabilities, etc, I am here to listen, ask thought-provoking questions, and help you develop effective strategies for your personal growth.
Life is a series of challenges and the idea of therapy can be very daunting. My approach centers around normalizing your experiences step-by-step and empowering you via your strengths and goals. Engaging in conversations that appropriately challenge you and are collaborative helps me support your needs and growth. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, health changes, stress, ADHD, Autism, depression, trauma, concussions, caregiver burnout, illness/pain, relationship issues, life transitions, disabilities, etc, I am here to listen, ask thought-provoking questions, and help you develop effective strategies for your personal growth.
(289) 273-7837 View (289) 273-7837
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Tanya Jacob
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
In my practice, I help individuals who feel disempowered by life's challenges. Many are struggling with anxiety, shame, assertiveness, relationship conflict, trauma, physical illness and spritual crisis. My goal is to create a safe, supportive and non-judmental space for my clients to discuss their concerns and be their authentic selves. I will help connect the body and mind to deepen emotional exploration and to relieve any related physical symptoms. I believe in incorporating one's spiritual life in the therapeutic process to facilitate emotional healing and spirtual development.
In my practice, I help individuals who feel disempowered by life's challenges. Many are struggling with anxiety, shame, assertiveness, relationship conflict, trauma, physical illness and spritual crisis. My goal is to create a safe, supportive and non-judmental space for my clients to discuss their concerns and be their authentic selves. I will help connect the body and mind to deepen emotional exploration and to relieve any related physical symptoms. I believe in incorporating one's spiritual life in the therapeutic process to facilitate emotional healing and spirtual development.
(289) 207-7503 View (289) 207-7503
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Dr. Sheila Tervit
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5M
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile to decide if I am the right psychologist for you. I strive to put people at ease as they take the important step of seeking therapy. My goal is to empower individuals to face challenges and make lasting changes in their lives by building their coping skills and strategies. I am experienced in a variety of evidenced-based treatments and utilize a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach with individuals that incorporates components of interpersonal and acceptance & commitment therapies. When working with couples, I emphasize an Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) approach.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile to decide if I am the right psychologist for you. I strive to put people at ease as they take the important step of seeking therapy. My goal is to empower individuals to face challenges and make lasting changes in their lives by building their coping skills and strategies. I am experienced in a variety of evidenced-based treatments and utilize a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach with individuals that incorporates components of interpersonal and acceptance & commitment therapies. When working with couples, I emphasize an Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) approach.
(289) 271-1967 View (289) 271-1967
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Ekta Hattangady
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
Therapy with me is about befriending oneself unconditionally, with compassion and kindness. Through traumas, life transitions, mistakes, and successes, mindfulness can be that constant strategy that allows you to be grounded firmly in your healing. My approach is holistic, and one that synthesizes the mind, body, and spirit. My work is rooted in yoga and Buddhist practices and my professional social work experience of 18 years. My practice is LGBTQIA2S-affirming, pro-fat and anti-racist. My areas of specialty are: anxiety, depression, chronic/terminal illness, grief, burnout, body image, relationships, and immigrant issues.
Therapy with me is about befriending oneself unconditionally, with compassion and kindness. Through traumas, life transitions, mistakes, and successes, mindfulness can be that constant strategy that allows you to be grounded firmly in your healing. My approach is holistic, and one that synthesizes the mind, body, and spirit. My work is rooted in yoga and Buddhist practices and my professional social work experience of 18 years. My practice is LGBTQIA2S-affirming, pro-fat and anti-racist. My areas of specialty are: anxiety, depression, chronic/terminal illness, grief, burnout, body image, relationships, and immigrant issues.
(289) 217-5649 View (289) 217-5649
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Amy Daoust
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. I provide a safe environment where you can talk about these challenges without fear of being judged. Together we can explore your thought patterns and behaviours and their impact on your day-to-day functioning, while developing strategies and skills that will allow you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. I provide a safe environment where you can talk about these challenges without fear of being judged. Together we can explore your thought patterns and behaviours and their impact on your day-to-day functioning, while developing strategies and skills that will allow you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
(289) 274-8251 View (289) 274-8251
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Ria Gulati
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, HBSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Life's complexities can often feel overwhelming and stressful. It's not uncommon to find yourself entangled in patterns that seem to hinder rather than serve your well-being. Perhaps you sense a disconnection from others or a pervasive dissatisfaction with your current state. Remember, you're not alone in experiencing these emotions. Together, we can focus on rediscovering connection and fulfillment by channelling your inner resilience. I believe that every individual has the capacity for growth and transformation, no matter their circumstances.
Life's complexities can often feel overwhelming and stressful. It's not uncommon to find yourself entangled in patterns that seem to hinder rather than serve your well-being. Perhaps you sense a disconnection from others or a pervasive dissatisfaction with your current state. Remember, you're not alone in experiencing these emotions. Together, we can focus on rediscovering connection and fulfillment by channelling your inner resilience. I believe that every individual has the capacity for growth and transformation, no matter their circumstances.
(289) 903-0837 View (289) 903-0837
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Dr. Karen Zhang
Psychologist, CPysch, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Karen Zhang a registered psychologist focused on adults at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you feel heard, supported and valued. My approach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
Hi, I'm Karen Zhang a registered psychologist focused on adults at MindFit, a leading psychology clinic (or as prefer to say, "mental health gym"). Just like a "typical" gym, MindFit was designed to be accessible and inviting to anyone looking to improve their emotional well-being. From day one, I will do everything I can ensure to ensure you feel heard, supported and valued. My approach is structured (with weekly handouts), evidence-based, and designed to help you develop practical and effective skills and strategies to not only cope, but thrive!
(289) 796-1081 View (289) 796-1081
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Chinar Mehta
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Hello and thank you for being here. I understand that this can be a nerve-wracking and a new experience for you. But I'm happy you're here and seeking the support you need. As a therapist, I will support you along your therapeutic journey and help you in identifying and achieving your goals. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and empathetic space for you to be in and a space you can trust.
Hello and thank you for being here. I understand that this can be a nerve-wracking and a new experience for you. But I'm happy you're here and seeking the support you need. As a therapist, I will support you along your therapeutic journey and help you in identifying and achieving your goals. I offer a non-judgemental, safe and empathetic space for you to be in and a space you can trust.
(289) 277-7322 View (289) 277-7322
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Sarah McMillan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Is your life not how you imagined it would be? Are you feeling disconnected, scared, overwhelmed or worried? You are not alone with your very human struggles. I offer a gentle, encouraging and person-centered approach to helping you find stability, live with more openness and ease and grow in the directions you choose. Whether you're facing a sudden life change, a long-term challenge or you would like to keep up the momentum on your path to self discovery, my practice is here for you.
Is your life not how you imagined it would be? Are you feeling disconnected, scared, overwhelmed or worried? You are not alone with your very human struggles. I offer a gentle, encouraging and person-centered approach to helping you find stability, live with more openness and ease and grow in the directions you choose. Whether you're facing a sudden life change, a long-term challenge or you would like to keep up the momentum on your path to self discovery, my practice is here for you.
(647) 370-9624 View (647) 370-9624
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Rachel Daca
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
The beauty of being human is that we are always evolving. Sometimes we can navigate through the challenges that life can pose on our own, and other times we may need a little extra support. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and down about how to manage these challenges. That’s where I can assist, my name is Rachel, I am a Registered Social Worker with over 13 years of experience working with families, adolescents, couples, adults and seniors. I have a passion in helping others find the strength and wisdom within themselves, to make positive changes in order to live their best possible life.
The beauty of being human is that we are always evolving. Sometimes we can navigate through the challenges that life can pose on our own, and other times we may need a little extra support. Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and down about how to manage these challenges. That’s where I can assist, my name is Rachel, I am a Registered Social Worker with over 13 years of experience working with families, adolescents, couples, adults and seniors. I have a passion in helping others find the strength and wisdom within themselves, to make positive changes in order to live their best possible life.
(226) 208-2722 View (226) 208-2722
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Ye Chen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Limited Availability! Do you want to start therapy and get to the root of the symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, driving anxiety, depression, life transition difficulties, or personality disorders? Do you want to understand yourself and others better through therapy? Are you currently facing challenges in connecting with your partner due to issues like intimacy, infidelity, addiction? Or perhaps an interracial relationship? With four years in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, I have experiences supporting individuals in overcoming their struggles and helping couples build stronger, more resilient relationships.
Limited Availability! Do you want to start therapy and get to the root of the symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, driving anxiety, depression, life transition difficulties, or personality disorders? Do you want to understand yourself and others better through therapy? Are you currently facing challenges in connecting with your partner due to issues like intimacy, infidelity, addiction? Or perhaps an interracial relationship? With four years in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, I have experiences supporting individuals in overcoming their struggles and helping couples build stronger, more resilient relationships.
(226) 705-0539 View (226) 705-0539
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While on the Journey with Karen Fox
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, , CSCP, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
Life is a journey: it has a beginning; it has an end. The journey between these two points can take us on many different paths. The path we travel is uniquely our own. No other person encounters the world quite the way we do. The most important aspect of our lives is the journey within, one which is often overlooked until a time of crisis and deep, personal pain, or when one is driven by personal circumstances to become introspective and evaluate their lives.
Life is a journey: it has a beginning; it has an end. The journey between these two points can take us on many different paths. The path we travel is uniquely our own. No other person encounters the world quite the way we do. The most important aspect of our lives is the journey within, one which is often overlooked until a time of crisis and deep, personal pain, or when one is driven by personal circumstances to become introspective and evaluate their lives.
(289) 210-7298 View (289) 210-7298
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Nadia Konon
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
Are you struggling with regulating or feeling your emotions? Is your mind filled with negative, ruminating, or intrusive thoughts? Or perhaps you’re feeling stuck or are resorting to self-sabotaging behaviours? I offer therapy to individuals that are struggling with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, self-worth, relationship conflict, life transitions, trauma, and chronic pain. If you feel that it is finally time to address these issues and take the first step towards personal growth and wellbeing- welcome, and congratulations!
Are you struggling with regulating or feeling your emotions? Is your mind filled with negative, ruminating, or intrusive thoughts? Or perhaps you’re feeling stuck or are resorting to self-sabotaging behaviours? I offer therapy to individuals that are struggling with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, self-worth, relationship conflict, life transitions, trauma, and chronic pain. If you feel that it is finally time to address these issues and take the first step towards personal growth and wellbeing- welcome, and congratulations!
(289) 216-6833 View (289) 216-6833
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M. Christine Brown Clearview Wellness Counselling
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, equiv, Gestalt
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
Seeking professional counselling is a sign of mental health. It indicates that through awareness you have realized that you want more functionality and integration in your life. If you're ready to learn and grow in a new direction, please contact me. I will assist you in connecting to your self as a means to helping you discover the healthiest choices ahead.
Seeking professional counselling is a sign of mental health. It indicates that through awareness you have realized that you want more functionality and integration in your life. If you're ready to learn and grow in a new direction, please contact me. I will assist you in connecting to your self as a means to helping you discover the healthiest choices ahead.
(289) 272-9267 View (289) 272-9267
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Cheryl-Anne Aiken
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
Hello there! Taking the first step in looking to get help takes a lot of courage. My job here is to guide you through the complexities of what you are going through, providing a supportive space for you to navigate these challenges. If you want to talk to someone about something difficult, I can be that person for you. You can find a safe place with me, where you won't be judged, where you and I will work together to obtain your goals in a collaborative partnership, and I'm honoured to walk alongside you.
Hello there! Taking the first step in looking to get help takes a lot of courage. My job here is to guide you through the complexities of what you are going through, providing a supportive space for you to navigate these challenges. If you want to talk to someone about something difficult, I can be that person for you. You can find a safe place with me, where you won't be judged, where you and I will work together to obtain your goals in a collaborative partnership, and I'm honoured to walk alongside you.
(289) 302-8373 View (289) 302-8373
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Coretta Rego
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5J  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in life? Have you worked hard and done all the right things but life has not turned out the way you had expected? Perhaps the relationship that you invested your emotional energy in was unsuccessful? Or you find yourself in a career that while financially lucrative is burning you out. Maybe you look at your life and are disappointed at where you find yourself in this stage of life. If you are unhappy in your relationships, career or life direction, you are not alone. You do not have to stay in a place that makes you unhappy. Change is possible!
Are you feeling stuck in life? Have you worked hard and done all the right things but life has not turned out the way you had expected? Perhaps the relationship that you invested your emotional energy in was unsuccessful? Or you find yourself in a career that while financially lucrative is burning you out. Maybe you look at your life and are disappointed at where you find yourself in this stage of life. If you are unhappy in your relationships, career or life direction, you are not alone. You do not have to stay in a place that makes you unhappy. Change is possible!
(289) 207-7986 View (289) 207-7986
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Haley R Toll
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD Can, RP, RCAT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
As an art psychotherapist, I am dedicated to unlocking the transformative power of creativity to heal, inspire, and empower individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being with a strengths-based, humanistic, trauma-informed, and solution-focused approach. Through a harmonious blend of traditional counselling and art therapy, I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their inner landscapes, express their unique stories, and discover new perspectives. My mission is to cultivate personal growth, resilience, and self-awareness, fostering lasting positive change in the lives of those I support.
As an art psychotherapist, I am dedicated to unlocking the transformative power of creativity to heal, inspire, and empower individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being with a strengths-based, humanistic, trauma-informed, and solution-focused approach. Through a harmonious blend of traditional counselling and art therapy, I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their inner landscapes, express their unique stories, and discover new perspectives. My mission is to cultivate personal growth, resilience, and self-awareness, fostering lasting positive change in the lives of those I support.
(289) 512-0791 View (289) 512-0791

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Chronic Illness Counsellors

How does therapy for chronic illness work?

Many people living with a chronic illness may feel they cannot speak honestly about their experience out of embarrassment or fear of being a burden, or because those close to them do not understand, for example, that they may “look good” even if they do not feel good. Therapy sessions are an opportunity to speak openly with someone who knows their symptoms are not in their head and who can offer practical, proven suggestions for managing feelings of grief, shame, or fatigue, such as techniques to challenge unhelpful thoughts about symptoms and develop new ways to respond to them, such as distraction or calming breathing practices.

Can therapy help with physical symptoms of chronic illness?

Yes, especially if an individual with chronic illness has developed depression. People with depression are less likely to maintain their health treatment regimens or to take positive steps to manage physical symptoms when they arise, thereby potentially complicating their medical prognosis. Treatment of depression, through talk therapy, medication, or both, will often improve one’s physical state as it eases the emotional burden of illness.

What are the most effective treatment options for chronic illness?

No one living with a chronic illness, or their loved ones, should see depression as an unavoidable result of their condition. Instead, they should actively seek treatment. Research shows that people with depression are less likely to devote the required time and effort to maintaining or monitoring their health, and so therapy to limit the risk of depression can be vital for physical health as well. Therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction have been found to help individuals reduce stress and anxiety.

How long does therapy for chronic illness take?

There is no set timeline for therapy for people living with chronic illnesses, but many will see a therapist for a number of weeks or months, typically spanning at least 12 weekly sessions. Some people feel that they experience progress faster than others but even some who quickly feel improvement may continue with sessions for months or years. Some people may benefit from maintenance therapy if their symptoms change or they experience a decline in physical health. Others find that the skills learned in short-term therapy can be used on an ongoing basis, even after therapy has concluded.