Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Lia Colosimo
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
I have specialized education and practice skills in supporting those recovering from PTDS, C-PTSD and/or significantly disturbing events and relationships.
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here. Reaching out for support is such a wonderful step in ensuring your wellness. Navigating our emotional health can be hard. Thank you for trusting me with yours. During our work together, we will explore how we are shaped by our early experiences and how our emotions guide us to better understand ourselves. We won’t be learning quick strategies to coping, conflict resolution or emotion management, but instead we will slow down and work to uncover the underlying patterns that drive our perceptions of the world, our relationships with others, and our relationship with ourselves.
I have specialized education and practice skills in supporting those recovering from PTDS, C-PTSD and/or significantly disturbing events and relationships.
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here. Reaching out for support is such a wonderful step in ensuring your wellness. Navigating our emotional health can be hard. Thank you for trusting me with yours. During our work together, we will explore how we are shaped by our early experiences and how our emotions guide us to better understand ourselves. We won’t be learning quick strategies to coping, conflict resolution or emotion management, but instead we will slow down and work to uncover the underlying patterns that drive our perceptions of the world, our relationships with others, and our relationship with ourselves.
(289) 301-7543 View (289) 301-7543
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Bilal Budair
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
Bilingual Registered Psychotherapist, experience working with both adolescents and adults from different age groups, diverse challenges, and cultural backgrounds experiencing ongoing issues such as anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. With a particular interest in working with trauma survivors and those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery. Accepting new clients, I work out of four Clinics in London, Hamilton, North York, and Mississauga.
Bilingual Registered Psychotherapist, experience working with both adolescents and adults from different age groups, diverse challenges, and cultural backgrounds experiencing ongoing issues such as anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. With a particular interest in working with trauma survivors and those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on post-traumatic growth and recovery. Accepting new clients, I work out of four Clinics in London, Hamilton, North York, and Mississauga.
(289) 769-9774 View (289) 769-9774
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Nancy Sorial
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5M
I tailor the various therapeutic approaches according to every client's needs; I use the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) as a trauma specialist.
Do you have a feeling of hopelessness? Do you always feel trapped in your traumatic events? Have you tried to overcome the negative experiences many times, but you couldn't? Do you think these traumatic events affect your past, present and future? Have you ever felt you are unable to cope and overwhelmed dealing with your spouse and children? Why would you struggle alone? Reaching out for professional help is the best way to get out of these traps and revive your cheerful spirit for better coping and flourishing strategies. Life might not change, but our views and capabilities can change for better personal and professional life.
I tailor the various therapeutic approaches according to every client's needs; I use the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) as a trauma specialist.
Do you have a feeling of hopelessness? Do you always feel trapped in your traumatic events? Have you tried to overcome the negative experiences many times, but you couldn't? Do you think these traumatic events affect your past, present and future? Have you ever felt you are unable to cope and overwhelmed dealing with your spouse and children? Why would you struggle alone? Reaching out for professional help is the best way to get out of these traps and revive your cheerful spirit for better coping and flourishing strategies. Life might not change, but our views and capabilities can change for better personal and professional life.
(289) 216-5725 View (289) 216-5725
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Anna Wolanczyk
Registered Psychotherapist, OACCPP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Y
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD and CPTSD, personality disorders, psychological abuse and relationship issues. During the sessions you'll find understanding, an ultimate acceptance and security to express your genuine concerns at a very deep psychological level. You will learn how to identify and use your resourcefulness to make new steps. You will learn how to manage your emotions and set and meet goals without being stressed. Therapy will allow you to free yourself from painful emotions, disturbing thoughts and destructive behaviour and enjoy your precious life.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD and CPTSD, personality disorders, psychological abuse and relationship issues. During the sessions you'll find understanding, an ultimate acceptance and security to express your genuine concerns at a very deep psychological level. You will learn how to identify and use your resourcefulness to make new steps. You will learn how to manage your emotions and set and meet goals without being stressed. Therapy will allow you to free yourself from painful emotions, disturbing thoughts and destructive behaviour and enjoy your precious life.
(289) 724-4317 View (289) 724-4317
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Nicole Franklin
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, LIVE FREE" Live Free Counselling Services helps you: Reduce Stress, Increase Coping Strategies and Restore Life Balance. When you choose Live Free, you can expect professional, high quality, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive services that help move you forward.
"LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, LIVE FREE" Live Free Counselling Services helps you: Reduce Stress, Increase Coping Strategies and Restore Life Balance. When you choose Live Free, you can expect professional, high quality, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive services that help move you forward.
(647) 797-9602 View (647) 797-9602
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Revati Ravuvari
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BEd, MACP, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
New Clients Welcome- Hello! Even when you’re around others, do you ever feel depressed or lonely? Does it seem like worry is controlling your relationships or your life? Most likely, this isn’t the life you had imagined for yourself. I believe you deserve better. When my clients need assistance with depression, trauma, relationship conflicts, or other issues, they frequently come to me. I deal with people who want to solve their problems and reclaim their happiness, including women, children, and couples. You might discover that you’re enthusiastic about what lies ahead once you’ve been able to overcome what’s been holding
New Clients Welcome- Hello! Even when you’re around others, do you ever feel depressed or lonely? Does it seem like worry is controlling your relationships or your life? Most likely, this isn’t the life you had imagined for yourself. I believe you deserve better. When my clients need assistance with depression, trauma, relationship conflicts, or other issues, they frequently come to me. I deal with people who want to solve their problems and reclaim their happiness, including women, children, and couples. You might discover that you’re enthusiastic about what lies ahead once you’ve been able to overcome what’s been holding
(289) 277-6846 View (289) 277-6846
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Martin Atanasovski
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Meet Martin, a compassionate and experienced therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome trauma, attachment issues, and abuse. With a focus on adolescent, adult, and senior populations, Martin understands the unique challenges that each age group faces. Martin takes a supportive and encouraging approach to therapy. Recognizing that the journey to healing can be challenging, he provides guidance and gentle motivation along the way. By modeling the skills he teaches, Martin helps clients cultivate a sense of calm and grounding in their own lives.
Meet Martin, a compassionate and experienced therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome trauma, attachment issues, and abuse. With a focus on adolescent, adult, and senior populations, Martin understands the unique challenges that each age group faces. Martin takes a supportive and encouraging approach to therapy. Recognizing that the journey to healing can be challenging, he provides guidance and gentle motivation along the way. By modeling the skills he teaches, Martin helps clients cultivate a sense of calm and grounding in their own lives.
(289) 778-0348 View (289) 778-0348
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Rabia Ikram
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
I am culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and client-centered Clinician. De-stigmatizing and normalizing support for mental health is important to me. We all share the need to feel ‘understood’ and ‘validated’ by our family, circle of care. Our voices in not being heard, silenced can often lead us to feel resentful, sad, lonely, frustrated, and even angry. This void makes us act distant, judge ourselves, and suffer emotionally. Also, cause us to have conflict in our relationship with ourselves, others, and society. They say; “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we are here.”
I am culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and client-centered Clinician. De-stigmatizing and normalizing support for mental health is important to me. We all share the need to feel ‘understood’ and ‘validated’ by our family, circle of care. Our voices in not being heard, silenced can often lead us to feel resentful, sad, lonely, frustrated, and even angry. This void makes us act distant, judge ourselves, and suffer emotionally. Also, cause us to have conflict in our relationship with ourselves, others, and society. They say; “Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we are here.”
(289) 207-7662 View (289) 207-7662
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Sabrina Wisson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
She draws on the following therapeutic modalities and approaches: Trauma-Informed, Feminism, Biopsychosocial Model, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
Sabrina is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and holds more than 7 years of experience working with vulnerable and marginalized populations in different non-profit settings. Sabrina has supported individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence, survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and other traumas, substance use, childhood trauma, have precarious housing situations, and are involved in the legal system. She also helps individuals with stress, self-worth, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, emotional regulation & relationships.
She draws on the following therapeutic modalities and approaches: Trauma-Informed, Feminism, Biopsychosocial Model, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
Sabrina is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and holds more than 7 years of experience working with vulnerable and marginalized populations in different non-profit settings. Sabrina has supported individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence, survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and other traumas, substance use, childhood trauma, have precarious housing situations, and are involved in the legal system. She also helps individuals with stress, self-worth, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, emotional regulation & relationships.
(289) 312-0344 View (289) 312-0344
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Sadhna Herod
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
I strongly believe that each client has the capability for recovery, acceptance, and wellness. As a therapist, my role is to provide a safe and compassionate space to process thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be preventing clients from being the best version of themselves. I am a client-led, trauma-informed practitioner and am warm, genuine, and collaborative. Some approaches I draw from are Attachment Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness practices and Self-Compassion. I also utilize an intersectional, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, anti-colonial and strengths-based approach.
I strongly believe that each client has the capability for recovery, acceptance, and wellness. As a therapist, my role is to provide a safe and compassionate space to process thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be preventing clients from being the best version of themselves. I am a client-led, trauma-informed practitioner and am warm, genuine, and collaborative. Some approaches I draw from are Attachment Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness practices and Self-Compassion. I also utilize an intersectional, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, anti-colonial and strengths-based approach.
(289) 206-8624 View (289) 206-8624
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Alan Chan
Psychologist, MSc, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Since 2009, he provided psychological assessment and treatment at the Psychological Trauma Programme at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH).
Dr. Chan is a registered Clinical Psychologist and is the Co-founder and Director of Sageview Health (formerly B&C Health). Dr. Chan works with adults and seniors and uses Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and related techniques to treat a variety of difficulties from depression and anxiety to the stress and strain of work and everyday life. He performs independent comprehensive psychological disability assessments and delivers clinical health psychology services to help patients cope with medical difficulties such as chronic pain, insomnia, cancer, cardiac, and other lifestyle diseases.
Since 2009, he provided psychological assessment and treatment at the Psychological Trauma Programme at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH).
Dr. Chan is a registered Clinical Psychologist and is the Co-founder and Director of Sageview Health (formerly B&C Health). Dr. Chan works with adults and seniors and uses Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and related techniques to treat a variety of difficulties from depression and anxiety to the stress and strain of work and everyday life. He performs independent comprehensive psychological disability assessments and delivers clinical health psychology services to help patients cope with medical difficulties such as chronic pain, insomnia, cancer, cardiac, and other lifestyle diseases.
(844) 402-2406 View (844) 402-2406
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Eirini Ververi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
I offer services to individual adults who have experienced childhood trauma, fractured attachment, difficult family relationship and grief and loss. I provide counselling for variety of issues that may include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, body image, workplace stress or conflict and life transitions to name a few. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with parents and caregivers raising children with diverse abilities, social and behavioural difficulties providing support as they navigate the different social systems.
I offer services to individual adults who have experienced childhood trauma, fractured attachment, difficult family relationship and grief and loss. I provide counselling for variety of issues that may include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, body image, workplace stress or conflict and life transitions to name a few. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with parents and caregivers raising children with diverse abilities, social and behavioural difficulties providing support as they navigate the different social systems.
(647) 955-5665 View (647) 955-5665
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Tharsika Tharmasrirajah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HonsBA, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I am interested in supporting my clients through Client-Centered Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Informed, Adlerian Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy to counselling.
As we travel on this life journey, we may face many challenges that require adapting and adjusting to life's changes. Therapy can help us understand these obstacles and learn new ways of overcoming them to create the life that we desire. My goal is to establish a collaborative, mutual therapeutic relationship of care, support and provide a nonjudgement space for my clients to recognize, share life experiences, and foster valuable coping skills. Together, we could identify the patterns limiting your life and develop tools to gain greater sense of clarity, and feelings of empowerment for positive change & reach self-awareness.
I am interested in supporting my clients through Client-Centered Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Informed, Adlerian Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy to counselling.
As we travel on this life journey, we may face many challenges that require adapting and adjusting to life's changes. Therapy can help us understand these obstacles and learn new ways of overcoming them to create the life that we desire. My goal is to establish a collaborative, mutual therapeutic relationship of care, support and provide a nonjudgement space for my clients to recognize, share life experiences, and foster valuable coping skills. Together, we could identify the patterns limiting your life and develop tools to gain greater sense of clarity, and feelings of empowerment for positive change & reach self-awareness.
(289) 278-8789 View (289) 278-8789
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Theo Adjei
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
I practice with a strength-based approach that is culturally sensitive, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
I practice with a strength-based approach that is culturally sensitive, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 807-4299 View (289) 807-4299
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Monica Victoria Tudor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
I have extensive training and experience in CBT, including specialized training in trauma-focused CBT, which allows me to effectively address a wide range of mental health issues.
Clinical knowledge base and specific training in CBT, high-risk issues, physical abuse, neglect and family violence, crisis intervention techniques, short-term counseling, interviewing and assessment, group therapy, individual plans for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobia, grieving, social development adjustment, emergencies and other stresses.
I have extensive training and experience in CBT, including specialized training in trauma-focused CBT, which allows me to effectively address a wide range of mental health issues.
Clinical knowledge base and specific training in CBT, high-risk issues, physical abuse, neglect and family violence, crisis intervention techniques, short-term counseling, interviewing and assessment, group therapy, individual plans for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobia, grieving, social development adjustment, emergencies and other stresses.
(289) 216-6605 View (289) 216-6605
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Devi Mohabir
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
I have extensive experience supporting individuals experiencing marginalization and trauma associated with the following: PTSD, anxiety, stress management, burnout, self-criticism, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, historical violence, and intergenerational trauma as a result of colonial legacies and assimilation policies.
My primary aim is to provide a non-judgmental, confidential, and supportive environment that promotes self-awareness, honours strengths and resilience, allowing individuals to openly talk about their concerns and feelings. Utilizing principles of self-compassion, mindfulness, and cognitive strategies, I provide a safe space for individuals to express and understand their feelings​ and develop new strategies for managing difficult challenges, changes, and transitions. Together, we work on developing a therapeutic relationship, creating a dialogue, and work to overcome problematic thoughts, feelings or behaviours.
I have extensive experience supporting individuals experiencing marginalization and trauma associated with the following: PTSD, anxiety, stress management, burnout, self-criticism, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, historical violence, and intergenerational trauma as a result of colonial legacies and assimilation policies.
My primary aim is to provide a non-judgmental, confidential, and supportive environment that promotes self-awareness, honours strengths and resilience, allowing individuals to openly talk about their concerns and feelings. Utilizing principles of self-compassion, mindfulness, and cognitive strategies, I provide a safe space for individuals to express and understand their feelings​ and develop new strategies for managing difficult challenges, changes, and transitions. Together, we work on developing a therapeutic relationship, creating a dialogue, and work to overcome problematic thoughts, feelings or behaviours.
(647) 496-0868 View (647) 496-0868
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Natasha Huff - Social Worker - Clinical Supervisor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; Divorce/Separation, Trauma, Grief, OCD, ADHD, BPD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Self-Image, Family Conflict, and Eating Disorders I have assisted many couples and families in improving their relationships with one another, providing them with the ability to communicate, respect and understand each other better using Collaborative Problem Solving and Emotion-focussed therapy. Success in a relationship does not mean there is no conflict, it means that conflict is handled in a respectful manner and individuals feel heard.
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; Divorce/Separation, Trauma, Grief, OCD, ADHD, BPD, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Self-Image, Family Conflict, and Eating Disorders I have assisted many couples and families in improving their relationships with one another, providing them with the ability to communicate, respect and understand each other better using Collaborative Problem Solving and Emotion-focussed therapy. Success in a relationship does not mean there is no conflict, it means that conflict is handled in a respectful manner and individuals feel heard.
(416) 985-0925 View (416) 985-0925
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Serenna Silva
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Serenna is a first-generation Canadian who has been working in the mental health space for almost five years. She aims to create a warm, inviting environment where you can feel safe, heard, and valued. She views psychotherapy as a collaborative process, understanding that we must work as a team to reach your goals. She believes in long-term healing over short-term solutions and ultimately hopes to help you grow into the best version of yourself and live a fuller life. Her areas of focus include trauma, eating disorders and body image concerns, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, stress, and life transitions.
Serenna is a first-generation Canadian who has been working in the mental health space for almost five years. She aims to create a warm, inviting environment where you can feel safe, heard, and valued. She views psychotherapy as a collaborative process, understanding that we must work as a team to reach your goals. She believes in long-term healing over short-term solutions and ultimately hopes to help you grow into the best version of yourself and live a fuller life. Her areas of focus include trauma, eating disorders and body image concerns, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, stress, and life transitions.
(289) 769-9550 View (289) 769-9550
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Cheryl-Anne Diver
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
I have a passion for supporting women's health, encompassing topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, and infertility.
Hello there! 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.
I have a passion for supporting women's health, encompassing topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, and infertility.
Hello there! 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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Jassi Mundi
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
My area of specialty is working with adults and children experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, victims of domestic violence and divorce.
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
My area of specialty is working with adults and children experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, victims of domestic violence and divorce.
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
(289) 302-5994 x700 View (289) 302-5994 x700

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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.