Therapists for Teens in Oshawa, ON

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Susan Viminitz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you or your teen feeling alone, overwhelmed or experiencing grief? Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards making changes or healing from a loss. I provide a compassionate and collaborative environment and specialize in the experience of grief, loss and life transitions including bereavement, end stages of life, chronic illness, dementia, caregiving, stress, anxiety, depression and emotional eating. When we are experiencing challenges, transitions or loss, we can benefit from an opportunity to explore what is impacting our emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological well-being, and to reflect on what we have lost and what remains.
Are you or your teen feeling alone, overwhelmed or experiencing grief? Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards making changes or healing from a loss. I provide a compassionate and collaborative environment and specialize in the experience of grief, loss and life transitions including bereavement, end stages of life, chronic illness, dementia, caregiving, stress, anxiety, depression and emotional eating. When we are experiencing challenges, transitions or loss, we can benefit from an opportunity to explore what is impacting our emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological well-being, and to reflect on what we have lost and what remains.
(866) 702-9640 View (866) 702-9640
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Reegan Bushby
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Available for weekday appointments from 4-6pm. I offer virtual therapy services for individuals aged 9+ for Sports Mental Health. I have personal sport experience in teen athletics (basketball, olympic weightlifting, crossfit, swimming, dance, & cheerleading). I also support clients struggling with school stressors, body image, sleep hygiene, self-esteem, boundary issues, relationship issues, minimalism/hoarding, and financial/budgeting support. Additionally, I have a specialization in CBT for depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, and OCD.
Accepting New Clients! Available for weekday appointments from 4-6pm. I offer virtual therapy services for individuals aged 9+ for Sports Mental Health. I have personal sport experience in teen athletics (basketball, olympic weightlifting, crossfit, swimming, dance, & cheerleading). I also support clients struggling with school stressors, body image, sleep hygiene, self-esteem, boundary issues, relationship issues, minimalism/hoarding, and financial/budgeting support. Additionally, I have a specialization in CBT for depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, PTSD, and OCD.
(807) 697-2273 View (807) 697-2273
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Marnie Grant
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, with a specific focus on child and adolescent mental health.
Welcome to my virtual practice. It can take a great deal of strength to reach out to explore the option of therapy for yourself or a loved one. The reality is that life can be challenging at times and accessing support can be a significant step on that journey to wellness. I provide an inclusive and collaborative setting to support you in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and the issues that are impacting your ability to function as your best self.
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families, with a specific focus on child and adolescent mental health.
Welcome to my virtual practice. It can take a great deal of strength to reach out to explore the option of therapy for yourself or a loved one. The reality is that life can be challenging at times and accessing support can be a significant step on that journey to wellness. I provide an inclusive and collaborative setting to support you in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and the issues that are impacting your ability to function as your best self.
(647) 952-2048 View (647) 952-2048
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Madison Dean | Teens And Young Adults
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
Are you or your teen struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-harming behaviours, or a major life change? Navigating adolescence has always been challenging - years filled with personal growth, identity exploration, friendships, and relationships. Being a teen today is harder than ever before, especially with the pressures of social media. The emphasis on self-image and the weight of expectations can be overwhelming - it's no wonder that so many teens and young adults are struggling. Too often, they are facing intense emotions and thoughts alone.
Are you or your teen struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-harming behaviours, or a major life change? Navigating adolescence has always been challenging - years filled with personal growth, identity exploration, friendships, and relationships. Being a teen today is harder than ever before, especially with the pressures of social media. The emphasis on self-image and the weight of expectations can be overwhelming - it's no wonder that so many teens and young adults are struggling. Too often, they are facing intense emotions and thoughts alone.
(289) 513-3640 View (289) 513-3640
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Marcie Menzies
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
If you're looking for a therapist who can help you, your child, or teen find their voice and build resilience, I invite you to reach out to me.
I have a passion for helping children, teens, and young adults navigate life's challenges. My approach is rooted in psychoanalytic theory, which allows me to delve deep into the unconscious mind to uncover the root causes of emotional distress. However, I also believe that creativity can be a powerful tool in therapy, which is why I incorporate art, play, and other expressive techniques into my work. Additionally, I draw on a range of other therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, to meet the unique needs of each client.
If you're looking for a therapist who can help you, your child, or teen find their voice and build resilience, I invite you to reach out to me.
I have a passion for helping children, teens, and young adults navigate life's challenges. My approach is rooted in psychoanalytic theory, which allows me to delve deep into the unconscious mind to uncover the root causes of emotional distress. However, I also believe that creativity can be a powerful tool in therapy, which is why I incorporate art, play, and other expressive techniques into my work. Additionally, I draw on a range of other therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, to meet the unique needs of each client.
(289) 272-9334 View (289) 272-9334
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Gigi Goary
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
(844) 510-0711 View (844) 510-0711
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Nyasha Smith-Ruddock
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
Life and relationships can be challenging. Whether it is your relationship with your spouse, partner, friend, teenager, or child it takes work to make a strong, lasting and healthy relationships work. Finding hope in what seems to be a hopeless situation sometimes requires support, encouragement and assistance to envision a future with promise and possibilities.
Life and relationships can be challenging. Whether it is your relationship with your spouse, partner, friend, teenager, or child it takes work to make a strong, lasting and healthy relationships work. Finding hope in what seems to be a hopeless situation sometimes requires support, encouragement and assistance to envision a future with promise and possibilities.
(855) 999-7414 View (855) 999-7414
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Talya Feldman-Lloyd
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1K  (Online Only)
Are you or your teen feeling overwhelmed, nervous, afraid, angry or unsettled? Feeling like the black sheep? Battling with anxiety and focusing, or finding it difficult to get along with people? Are you self medicating and struggling to figure out your direction in life? Do you need to break free from the past traumas and labels you might have been given? Need help exploring sexual orientation and gender identity? Contact me to get the help that you or your teen need. We will work on building a true sense of self and identifying and practicing the coping skills that help you build an authentic life that is calmer and more centered.
Are you or your teen feeling overwhelmed, nervous, afraid, angry or unsettled? Feeling like the black sheep? Battling with anxiety and focusing, or finding it difficult to get along with people? Are you self medicating and struggling to figure out your direction in life? Do you need to break free from the past traumas and labels you might have been given? Need help exploring sexual orientation and gender identity? Contact me to get the help that you or your teen need. We will work on building a true sense of self and identifying and practicing the coping skills that help you build an authentic life that is calmer and more centered.
(289) 210-5872 View (289) 210-5872
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Hailey Dale (Collins)
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1J
I especially love creatively adapting approaches to make them child and teen-friendly!.
In this high-paced world, people don’t take the time to sit and talk things through – especially their problems. I’m a strong believer in the importance of talking through your problems in order to process them and gain an understanding of not only your challenges, but also what’s important to you, your strengths, and your goals. I balance my approach of processing through dialogue with my love for concrete, practical interventions and strategies. My goal as your therapist is always to provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties while also providing practical strategies to meet your needs.
I especially love creatively adapting approaches to make them child and teen-friendly!.
In this high-paced world, people don’t take the time to sit and talk things through – especially their problems. I’m a strong believer in the importance of talking through your problems in order to process them and gain an understanding of not only your challenges, but also what’s important to you, your strengths, and your goals. I balance my approach of processing through dialogue with my love for concrete, practical interventions and strategies. My goal as your therapist is always to provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties while also providing practical strategies to meet your needs.
(289) 206-8649 View (289) 206-8649
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Nicole Filipe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G
Are you looking for support for yourself or a loved one? To better manage and understand challenges that you may be facing. I believe it takes courage and dedication to come into therapy and as a therapist I work hard to foster a safe and collaborative environment where we work together in finding ways to manage whatever is bringing you into therapy. I have over 14 years of clinical experience working with individuals and their families. I have a specialization in child and adolescent mental health; working with children, adolescents and their families as well as with transitional aged youth (up to 25 years).
Are you looking for support for yourself or a loved one? To better manage and understand challenges that you may be facing. I believe it takes courage and dedication to come into therapy and as a therapist I work hard to foster a safe and collaborative environment where we work together in finding ways to manage whatever is bringing you into therapy. I have over 14 years of clinical experience working with individuals and their families. I have a specialization in child and adolescent mental health; working with children, adolescents and their families as well as with transitional aged youth (up to 25 years).
(647) 696-7134 View (647) 696-7134
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Sara Usmani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
Are you, or your teenager, struggling with grief, anxiety, or depression? Are traumatic events from your past making your life more difficult in the present? Do you have difficulty managing stress, frequently feel nervous, or have difficulty staying focused? Have you been diagnosed with a mood disorder or are you struggling to stay on an even keel? In therapy, you can build lifelong coping skills. You can feel calmer, more balanced, more confident, more focused, and more centered. You can gain motivation and succeed more at work, family, or school. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
Are you, or your teenager, struggling with grief, anxiety, or depression? Are traumatic events from your past making your life more difficult in the present? Do you have difficulty managing stress, frequently feel nervous, or have difficulty staying focused? Have you been diagnosed with a mood disorder or are you struggling to stay on an even keel? In therapy, you can build lifelong coping skills. You can feel calmer, more balanced, more confident, more focused, and more centered. You can gain motivation and succeed more at work, family, or school. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to helping!
(289) 210-7017 View (289) 210-7017
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Dmitry Zabrodskiy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1L
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or sadness? Or maybe you have developed habits or behaviours that are holding you back? Is your life not everything that it could be? Whatever the problem, together we can work towards achieving your goals. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of teens, adults, families & couples regain control of their lives & move towards a better future. We will build a trusting, caring & understanding relationship, while helping you to replace unhelpful behaviours & beliefs with ones that are more effective.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or sadness? Or maybe you have developed habits or behaviours that are holding you back? Is your life not everything that it could be? Whatever the problem, together we can work towards achieving your goals. Over the years, I have helped hundreds of teens, adults, families & couples regain control of their lives & move towards a better future. We will build a trusting, caring & understanding relationship, while helping you to replace unhelpful behaviours & beliefs with ones that are more effective.
(289) 275-1026 View (289) 275-1026
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Samantha Gibson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G
My aim is to help people who are struggling with school, work, family, relationships, friends, or overall distressing issues. I am here to listen, validate, motivate, and offer a different perspective to your situation. Together we can talk through these problems and find a solution that is right for you and your goals.
My aim is to help people who are struggling with school, work, family, relationships, friends, or overall distressing issues. I am here to listen, validate, motivate, and offer a different perspective to your situation. Together we can talk through these problems and find a solution that is right for you and your goals.
(249) 488-1468 View (249) 488-1468
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Tara Vanessa Mummery
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OACCPP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1J
Feeling Stuck? Are you unhappy? Do you doubt yourself? Want to make changes and don't know how? Doing what you "SHOULD DO" instead of what you 'WANT?" Do you feel a sense of emptiness or meaninglessness in you life? You have the power within you to alter your perceptions and limiting thoughts. Rather than look outside of yourself for meaning, I invite you to explore what's within. You can change the storage of your private thoughts The past is one chapter of your life and now you can create a new chapter that will support you.
Feeling Stuck? Are you unhappy? Do you doubt yourself? Want to make changes and don't know how? Doing what you "SHOULD DO" instead of what you 'WANT?" Do you feel a sense of emptiness or meaninglessness in you life? You have the power within you to alter your perceptions and limiting thoughts. Rather than look outside of yourself for meaning, I invite you to explore what's within. You can change the storage of your private thoughts The past is one chapter of your life and now you can create a new chapter that will support you.
(289) 914-2003 View (289) 914-2003
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Tijana Pesic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1K
I provide individual, couples & family therapy. Do you feel burdened by your thoughts? Are feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you wish that you could just turn your mind off, to finally get a few moments of peace? I can help you take your life back, feel better, experience ease of being and get more restful sleep. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, overwhelm & stress. I also help couples who have many unmet needs; feel frustrated, resentful & angry in their relationship; struggle to communicate effectively; no longer experience intimacy or have lost trust.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy. Do you feel burdened by your thoughts? Are feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it challenging to fall asleep at night? Do you wish that you could just turn your mind off, to finally get a few moments of peace? I can help you take your life back, feel better, experience ease of being and get more restful sleep. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, burnout, overwhelm & stress. I also help couples who have many unmet needs; feel frustrated, resentful & angry in their relationship; struggle to communicate effectively; no longer experience intimacy or have lost trust.
(289) 302-7948 View (289) 302-7948
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Corrina | The Empathy Co.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients virtually! Did you know that 70% of successful outcomes from therapy are from the strength of the relationship between client and therapist? My focus is ALWAYS on the connection. Empathy is my superpower, and with years of experience working in addictions and mental health care, i have a proven ability to connect with all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures. Using empathy, compassion, warmth, non-judgement, and respect; i create a space that is safe and conducive to working through issues that are important to you.
Accepting new clients virtually! Did you know that 70% of successful outcomes from therapy are from the strength of the relationship between client and therapist? My focus is ALWAYS on the connection. Empathy is my superpower, and with years of experience working in addictions and mental health care, i have a proven ability to connect with all walks of life, backgrounds and cultures. Using empathy, compassion, warmth, non-judgement, and respect; i create a space that is safe and conducive to working through issues that are important to you.
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Haley Syrja-McNally
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Hello! I have been a registered social worker since 2014. Being a child or youth can be really difficult sometimes, especially following the pandemic. While I work with people of all ages, my areas of focus are in supporting children, youth and families who are struggling to cope and need support to process their feelings and difficulties they may have, including a broad range of mental illness, wellness issues and/or social issues. This includes depression, anxieties, bullying/ school issues, caregiver relationship issues, and many more. While challenges can come in all shapes and sizes, you can learn new tools to deal with them.
Hello! I have been a registered social worker since 2014. Being a child or youth can be really difficult sometimes, especially following the pandemic. While I work with people of all ages, my areas of focus are in supporting children, youth and families who are struggling to cope and need support to process their feelings and difficulties they may have, including a broad range of mental illness, wellness issues and/or social issues. This includes depression, anxieties, bullying/ school issues, caregiver relationship issues, and many more. While challenges can come in all shapes and sizes, you can learn new tools to deal with them.
(289) 217-3305 View (289) 217-3305
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Psychological & Counselling Services Group
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
We provide individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, family therapy, sex therapy, psychological and vocational assessment and psycho-educational assessment and intervention. We can help you and your family cope with and overcome life challenges, relationship conflicts, traumas, and mental health concerns. Our services are provided by registered psychologists, registered psychotherapists and experienced masters/doctoral clinicians under supervision.
We provide individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, family therapy, sex therapy, psychological and vocational assessment and psycho-educational assessment and intervention. We can help you and your family cope with and overcome life challenges, relationship conflicts, traumas, and mental health concerns. Our services are provided by registered psychologists, registered psychotherapists and experienced masters/doctoral clinicians under supervision.
(289) 207-6734 View (289) 207-6734
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Jai L Mills
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1H
I believe every person knows what is right for them. My role is to support my clients to access their skills and talents. Everyone can live their very best life! I always work from a strength-based, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach. I tailor my approach to the person I am working with. I believe it it important to be both straightforward, and accessible. I want my clients to take away the skills they need to make the changes they want. Everyone faces challenging life issues that can be worked through with compassion and strength in order to live a values based life.
I believe every person knows what is right for them. My role is to support my clients to access their skills and talents. Everyone can live their very best life! I always work from a strength-based, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach. I tailor my approach to the person I am working with. I believe it it important to be both straightforward, and accessible. I want my clients to take away the skills they need to make the changes they want. Everyone faces challenging life issues that can be worked through with compassion and strength in order to live a values based life.
(289) 401-8766 View (289) 401-8766
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Madeleine Krupl @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G  (Online Only)
How satisfied are you in your life? What do you want your future to look like? Are you experiencing feelings of distrust, panic or frustration? Overwhelmed by life’s demands? Feeling misunderstood, alone? Has there been an escalation of conflict and emotional distress? No more. Life is challenging and unpredictable. One of our deepest needs as humans is to feel understood. To find an anchor of peace, feel as if your voice is being heard, validated. And, you are NOT alone. We forget, as human beings; we just need to check in, understand that it is helpful and important to look at our goals, ambitions and dreams as it is to define our
How satisfied are you in your life? What do you want your future to look like? Are you experiencing feelings of distrust, panic or frustration? Overwhelmed by life’s demands? Feeling misunderstood, alone? Has there been an escalation of conflict and emotional distress? No more. Life is challenging and unpredictable. One of our deepest needs as humans is to feel understood. To find an anchor of peace, feel as if your voice is being heard, validated. And, you are NOT alone. We forget, as human beings; we just need to check in, understand that it is helpful and important to look at our goals, ambitions and dreams as it is to define our
(289) 276-7315 View (289) 276-7315
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Simply Connected Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1G
We strongly believe in meeting you where you are at and assisting you to draw on your own strength and resilience. We are determined to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and will help you to address concerns, achieve goals and help make positive changes in your life. We strive to empower you to develop and recognize your own self-worth that fosters emotional growth within. We bring a warm, comprehensive, and practical approach to mental health and wellness and pride myself on listening deeply and empathetically.
We strongly believe in meeting you where you are at and assisting you to draw on your own strength and resilience. We are determined to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to explore your feelings and will help you to address concerns, achieve goals and help make positive changes in your life. We strive to empower you to develop and recognize your own self-worth that fosters emotional growth within. We bring a warm, comprehensive, and practical approach to mental health and wellness and pride myself on listening deeply and empathetically.
(249) 202-2033 View (249) 202-2033
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Kathy Dunbar
RSSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G
Kathy's background is in the field of Social Work with a specialty in Sexual abuse and Addictions. She has additional training in Psychodramatic(R) Bodywork, Reiki, and she is a Master Instructor of Integrative Energy Therapy. She is a SoulCollage(R) Facilitator and and Sandplay Therapist. She has been in private practice for over 30 years. She brings extensive experience and assistance to individuals and couples with such issues as: conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, self esteem, sexual orientation, trauma, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anger management and addictions
Kathy's background is in the field of Social Work with a specialty in Sexual abuse and Addictions. She has additional training in Psychodramatic(R) Bodywork, Reiki, and she is a Master Instructor of Integrative Energy Therapy. She is a SoulCollage(R) Facilitator and and Sandplay Therapist. She has been in private practice for over 30 years. She brings extensive experience and assistance to individuals and couples with such issues as: conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting, self esteem, sexual orientation, trauma, separation and divorce, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anger management and addictions
(905) 581-1028 View (905) 581-1028
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Becca Sawyer
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1J
Are you coming to therapy with questions about your identity, trauma, taking up space, doubt, or how to navigate change or difficult relationship dynamics? Do you feel like you might be the only person who has ever felt this way? Or like anxiety has been keeping you from accessing the support you deserve? As a queer person who has benefited greatly from my own therapy, I know how important it is to have a nonjudgmental space where I can show up as my whole and authentic self and have my grief, loss, and doubts witnessed and validated. I would be honoured to create that space with you.
Are you coming to therapy with questions about your identity, trauma, taking up space, doubt, or how to navigate change or difficult relationship dynamics? Do you feel like you might be the only person who has ever felt this way? Or like anxiety has been keeping you from accessing the support you deserve? As a queer person who has benefited greatly from my own therapy, I know how important it is to have a nonjudgmental space where I can show up as my whole and authentic self and have my grief, loss, and doubts witnessed and validated. I would be honoured to create that space with you.
(289) 276-7145 View (289) 276-7145
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Amy Smith
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oshawa, ON L1H  (Online Only)
Are you concerned about your wellbeing? Not sure where to look for help or support? If you are a girl or young woman, age 14-24 please read on. The changes that occur through the teenage years and young adult hood are hard. Girls and young woman face stress about school and education choices, tension in relationships with friends and family, feelings of anxiety and depression, and challenges with self-esteem, peer pressure, and the emotional rollercoaster of day-to-day life.
Are you concerned about your wellbeing? Not sure where to look for help or support? If you are a girl or young woman, age 14-24 please read on. The changes that occur through the teenage years and young adult hood are hard. Girls and young woman face stress about school and education choices, tension in relationships with friends and family, feelings of anxiety and depression, and challenges with self-esteem, peer pressure, and the emotional rollercoaster of day-to-day life.
(289) 217-8778 View (289) 217-8778
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Angela Tran
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Oshawa, ON L1G
There are moments in life when we face adversities that leave us feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, hopeless, isolated, and/or stressed. Perhaps there is a problem that seems impossible to solve. Perhaps it seems like no one could possibly understand your experiences. Perhaps you aren’t even sure where to begin. I can support you to identify where you may be feeling stuck in your life and empower you to find ways to create balance within yourself and in your relationships with others and your environment.
There are moments in life when we face adversities that leave us feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, hopeless, isolated, and/or stressed. Perhaps there is a problem that seems impossible to solve. Perhaps it seems like no one could possibly understand your experiences. Perhaps you aren’t even sure where to begin. I can support you to identify where you may be feeling stuck in your life and empower you to find ways to create balance within yourself and in your relationships with others and your environment.
(289) 204-2564 View (289) 204-2564
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Teen Counsellors

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.