Female Therapists in Port Elgin, ON

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Sarah Silverthorn Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, BScN
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the immense stress in your life, unsure of how to handle it all? The weight of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness seems to grow heavier as you grapple with the challenges triggered by past traumas and current issues in your work and relationships. It's clear that this burden has become unsustainable, and you are looking for a way to break free from this overwhelming state, seeking relief and healing in the process.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the immense stress in your life, unsure of how to handle it all? The weight of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness seems to grow heavier as you grapple with the challenges triggered by past traumas and current issues in your work and relationships. It's clear that this burden has become unsustainable, and you are looking for a way to break free from this overwhelming state, seeking relief and healing in the process.
(249) 488-1957 View (249) 488-1957
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Julia Peart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MN, NP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Are you white-knuckling your way through your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, getting access to proper treatment and haven't found a solution, I am here to help. Regardless of your diagnosis, I can offer support with psychotherapy, biofeedback, mind-body strategies, botanicals/nutraceuticals and medication prescriptions. Reach out and you will be happy you did.
Are you white-knuckling your way through your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, getting access to proper treatment and haven't found a solution, I am here to help. Regardless of your diagnosis, I can offer support with psychotherapy, biofeedback, mind-body strategies, botanicals/nutraceuticals and medication prescriptions. Reach out and you will be happy you did.
(226) 741-3905 View (226) 741-3905
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Wendy Gagne
Counsellor, PhD Can, OAMHP, CCPA
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Help for Couples and Parents. Couples Counselling, Parenting help, Couples' issues. Moving from Arguments to Agreement is my focus. ADHD help with a focus on creating a compliant, agreeable child and developing your parenting style. Helping ADHD Adults to improve relationships and progress in personal issues at work, home or with family. Anger help for adults. Specialized Trauma Counseling including helping First Responders, Veterans and more serious issues in Trauma.
Help for Couples and Parents. Couples Counselling, Parenting help, Couples' issues. Moving from Arguments to Agreement is my focus. ADHD help with a focus on creating a compliant, agreeable child and developing your parenting style. Helping ADHD Adults to improve relationships and progress in personal issues at work, home or with family. Anger help for adults. Specialized Trauma Counseling including helping First Responders, Veterans and more serious issues in Trauma.
(226) 270-0499 View (226) 270-0499
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Julianne Maslabey
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist. I have been helping individuals and couples in crisis for over 30 years. I look forward to supporting you on your journey of healing and growth. I use the attachment based models of Transformative Couples Therapy and AEDP (Accelerated Dynamic Experiential Therapy) to help you access your inner strength and resilience. I want to be like a safe harbour during the storms of your life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage & Family Therapist. I have been helping individuals and couples in crisis for over 30 years. I look forward to supporting you on your journey of healing and growth. I use the attachment based models of Transformative Couples Therapy and AEDP (Accelerated Dynamic Experiential Therapy) to help you access your inner strength and resilience. I want to be like a safe harbour during the storms of your life.
(226) 243-0612 View (226) 243-0612
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Emily Anne Gaudreau
Psychiatric Nurse, RN
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Emily is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist specializing in pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum concerns. She is especially equipped to help clients who have experienced infertility, pregnancy/infant loss, traumatic birth, stillbirth, depression/anxiety in pregnancy or in the postpartum. She has over 13 years in the health care system. She has worked in the ER, rural outpost, and all over Canada. She also worked as a midwife on Ontario for 5 years.
Emily is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist specializing in pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum concerns. She is especially equipped to help clients who have experienced infertility, pregnancy/infant loss, traumatic birth, stillbirth, depression/anxiety in pregnancy or in the postpartum. She has over 13 years in the health care system. She has worked in the ER, rural outpost, and all over Canada. She also worked as a midwife on Ontario for 5 years.
(226) 779-5817 View (226) 779-5817
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Rachel DeMarco
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
My name is Rachel and I am a Registered Social Worker with diverse experience providing counselling and support services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I am passionate about building effective therapeutic relationships and approach my practice from a person-centered, culturally competent, trauma-informed lens. I work to help clients with a wide range of mental health concerns and behavioural concerns, as well as with processing and healing from trauma, developing healthy coping skills, and learning stress management techniques.
My name is Rachel and I am a Registered Social Worker with diverse experience providing counselling and support services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I am passionate about building effective therapeutic relationships and approach my practice from a person-centered, culturally competent, trauma-informed lens. I work to help clients with a wide range of mental health concerns and behavioural concerns, as well as with processing and healing from trauma, developing healthy coping skills, and learning stress management techniques.
(519) 389-7078 View (519) 389-7078
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Reena Baidwan - Light House Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
As we navigate the challenges of life, there are times we need a beacon of light for guidance. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, parenting troubles, chronic health, or professional concerns, I can be that beacon for you. I work with individuals across Ontario from age 14+ to seniors. If you're looking for support, please reach out.
As we navigate the challenges of life, there are times we need a beacon of light for guidance. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, parenting troubles, chronic health, or professional concerns, I can be that beacon for you. I work with individuals across Ontario from age 14+ to seniors. If you're looking for support, please reach out.
(226) 887-1926 View (226) 887-1926
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Rebecca Brown
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I know that asking for help is hard. I understand, I've been there too. My mission is to be there for you every step of your journey, and this means finding creative new ways to connect and work through challenges. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I am offering traditional and exciting new ways to connect; either by phone, video or in an arena with horses. I truly believe there is a solution for every situation, and you have the answer within you. Let me help you discover your own power.
I know that asking for help is hard. I understand, I've been there too. My mission is to be there for you every step of your journey, and this means finding creative new ways to connect and work through challenges. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I am offering traditional and exciting new ways to connect; either by phone, video or in an arena with horses. I truly believe there is a solution for every situation, and you have the answer within you. Let me help you discover your own power.
(226) 270-7174 View (226) 270-7174
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Carol Alexander @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
(343) 801-4071 View (343) 801-4071
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Jessica Marie Pietryszyn
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
As a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW, Jessica is a firm believer that clinical practitioners can empower their clients to become experts in their own mental health. She is a highly intuitive and insightful therapist with over 10 years of combined academic and diverse work experience in the therapeutic space. With a background in neuroscience, psychoeducation, equine studies, and anthropology, she works in collaboration with her clients to build and manifest workable skill sets, while helping them acquire new and different perspectives about their struggles.
As a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW, Jessica is a firm believer that clinical practitioners can empower their clients to become experts in their own mental health. She is a highly intuitive and insightful therapist with over 10 years of combined academic and diverse work experience in the therapeutic space. With a background in neuroscience, psychoeducation, equine studies, and anthropology, she works in collaboration with her clients to build and manifest workable skill sets, while helping them acquire new and different perspectives about their struggles.
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Janet Sheldon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
While the people in your life are important to you, you may feel unsettled in your relationships as you try to cope with having a lack of peace and contentment. You may also feel lonely and isolated as your relationships simply aren't thriving as you would hope. Self-doubt and a lack of confidence sometimes add to the weight of worry and sadness you may be experiencing. Finding it difficult to express your needs and wants, you feel at a loss, which can often lead to hurt, frustration, or anger. Your heart seeks connection, but it seems far from reach.
While the people in your life are important to you, you may feel unsettled in your relationships as you try to cope with having a lack of peace and contentment. You may also feel lonely and isolated as your relationships simply aren't thriving as you would hope. Self-doubt and a lack of confidence sometimes add to the weight of worry and sadness you may be experiencing. Finding it difficult to express your needs and wants, you feel at a loss, which can often lead to hurt, frustration, or anger. Your heart seeks connection, but it seems far from reach.
(226) 243-0379 View (226) 243-0379
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Jennifer Virtue - Anxiety Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Are you struggling with self-doubt, feeling like you're never quite good enough, or constantly comparing yourself to others? Are these feelings holding you back from opportunities, from forming meaningful relationships, or simply from experiencing joy and satisfaction in your everyday life? Do you wish for a life where you feel confident and valued, capable of stepping into social and professional situations without that inner critic holding you back? Or perhaps anxiety is your constant companion, a relentless voice that colours your world with worry and fear, making ordinary tasks feel impossible.
Are you struggling with self-doubt, feeling like you're never quite good enough, or constantly comparing yourself to others? Are these feelings holding you back from opportunities, from forming meaningful relationships, or simply from experiencing joy and satisfaction in your everyday life? Do you wish for a life where you feel confident and valued, capable of stepping into social and professional situations without that inner critic holding you back? Or perhaps anxiety is your constant companion, a relentless voice that colours your world with worry and fear, making ordinary tasks feel impossible.
(226) 457-3605 View (226) 457-3605
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Counselling Bruce County
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Counselling Bruce County provides in-person counselling and psychotherapy sessions accessible for residents of Port Elgin, Southhampton, Kincardine and all of Bruce County. Virtual (online video) and phone sessions are available from the comfort of your own home across Ontario! ​ ​Coverage for therapy sessions is available with most insurance plans - just ask your provider if they cover MSW Social Work or RP Psychotherapist. We are a multi-therapist clinic, and guarantee there is a therapist to suit your specific need. All ages welcome! Bruce Power employees are covered! We specialize in children, teens and adults.
Counselling Bruce County provides in-person counselling and psychotherapy sessions accessible for residents of Port Elgin, Southhampton, Kincardine and all of Bruce County. Virtual (online video) and phone sessions are available from the comfort of your own home across Ontario! ​ ​Coverage for therapy sessions is available with most insurance plans - just ask your provider if they cover MSW Social Work or RP Psychotherapist. We are a multi-therapist clinic, and guarantee there is a therapist to suit your specific need. All ages welcome! Bruce Power employees are covered! We specialize in children, teens and adults.
(226) 840-6145 View (226) 840-6145
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Karla R Lang
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Psyc, MAinMFT, RegCRPO
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Life isn’t always easy. We all go through times where we need support. If you are here, something in your life isn’t how you would like to be and you are looking for support to have it be different. Good for you! Change isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it when you are headed in the direction of who you are meant to be.
Life isn’t always easy. We all go through times where we need support. If you are here, something in your life isn’t how you would like to be and you are looking for support to have it be different. Good for you! Change isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it when you are headed in the direction of who you are meant to be.
(226) 406-5103 View (226) 406-5103
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Mandy Kent: Anxiety. Parenting. Quirky Kids. Adhd Autism
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BKin, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Life can get complicated. We find ourselves experiencing its ebbs and flows: between struggle and joy, challenge and accomplishment, loss and finding new paths. Life can be messy, frustrating, and fun, from becoming a parent and raising a family or not (and maybe with a partner) to career and home commitments to parents getting older. Having an accepting, non-judgmental person to talk to about our experiences, fears, and hopes can be nourishing: a place to untangle thoughts, connect to ourselves, and find self-acceptance regardless of our neurotype.
Life can get complicated. We find ourselves experiencing its ebbs and flows: between struggle and joy, challenge and accomplishment, loss and finding new paths. Life can be messy, frustrating, and fun, from becoming a parent and raising a family or not (and maybe with a partner) to career and home commitments to parents getting older. Having an accepting, non-judgmental person to talk to about our experiences, fears, and hopes can be nourishing: a place to untangle thoughts, connect to ourselves, and find self-acceptance regardless of our neurotype.
(226) 756-0252 View (226) 756-0252
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Stef Wood (Psychotherapy For You)
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
Hi I am Stef! Nice to meet you! Starting a healing journey is a time of transition, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you have been searching for meaning and purpose in your everyday life, I can help support you in a variety of ways. I obtained my degree in counselling arts psychology, and my experience allows me to offer effective and individualized psychological care with a unique passion for mindfulness and the highly sensitive person. Before training as a therapist, I was first a mental health advocate, and I worked within the yoga and mindfulness community.
Hi I am Stef! Nice to meet you! Starting a healing journey is a time of transition, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you have been searching for meaning and purpose in your everyday life, I can help support you in a variety of ways. I obtained my degree in counselling arts psychology, and my experience allows me to offer effective and individualized psychological care with a unique passion for mindfulness and the highly sensitive person. Before training as a therapist, I was first a mental health advocate, and I worked within the yoga and mindfulness community.
(249) 703-5160 View (249) 703-5160
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Jenna McLeod
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
(647) 503-4864 View (647) 503-4864
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Catharine M Crawford
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to create a safe environment for you to be able to share about what's important to you. Through a listening process, I will explore with you about what is holding you back from living a full and healthy life. We will be able to discuss the effect of your concerns upon you, your relationships, your work and your outlook. I am interested in how your past has contributed to your current scenario, and your view of the future. According to your needs, I employ Mindfulness and Self Compassion in Psychotherapy, DBT, ACT & CBT skills, Emotion-focused therapy & EMDR Therapy, including EMDR Flash Technique, and Flash Forward.
My goal is to create a safe environment for you to be able to share about what's important to you. Through a listening process, I will explore with you about what is holding you back from living a full and healthy life. We will be able to discuss the effect of your concerns upon you, your relationships, your work and your outlook. I am interested in how your past has contributed to your current scenario, and your view of the future. According to your needs, I employ Mindfulness and Self Compassion in Psychotherapy, DBT, ACT & CBT skills, Emotion-focused therapy & EMDR Therapy, including EMDR Flash Technique, and Flash Forward.
(226) 270-3727 View (226) 270-3727
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Diane Amanda Liska
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MACP, RP, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Not accepting new clients
Everyday stress, overwhelming life events and/or trauma can have significant impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In an attempt to relieve this suffering, we may develop certain coping strategies over time. Although these coping strategies may be unhealthy or unhelpful in some way, they signify your strength and resilience. If you are having difficulties connecting with your own resiliency, or the intensity of your emotions feels too overwhelming to navigate on your own, finding support and guidance in a responsible therapeutic relationship is a good place to start.
Everyday stress, overwhelming life events and/or trauma can have significant impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In an attempt to relieve this suffering, we may develop certain coping strategies over time. Although these coping strategies may be unhealthy or unhelpful in some way, they signify your strength and resilience. If you are having difficulties connecting with your own resiliency, or the intensity of your emotions feels too overwhelming to navigate on your own, finding support and guidance in a responsible therapeutic relationship is a good place to start.
(226) 841-8220 View (226) 841-8220
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Lorna Grant
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Why not consider giving yourself the gift of awareness, kindness and long-lasting change? I practice with respect, mindfulness and compassion. I value emotional memories and honour inner wisdom and strength. My goal is to work with you to alleviate distress and build resilience. I work in partnership with you to develop tools and the practical "know how" to meet the current challenges of your life with calmness and confidence. We will also explore how past experiences are shaping current responses and how your brain can be "retrained" to react differently.
Why not consider giving yourself the gift of awareness, kindness and long-lasting change? I practice with respect, mindfulness and compassion. I value emotional memories and honour inner wisdom and strength. My goal is to work with you to alleviate distress and build resilience. I work in partnership with you to develop tools and the practical "know how" to meet the current challenges of your life with calmness and confidence. We will also explore how past experiences are shaping current responses and how your brain can be "retrained" to react differently.
(226) 243-0545 View (226) 243-0545
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Dr. Shari Geller - Centre for MindBody Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Shari is a Registered Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience. She is an author and leader in the field of Therapeutic Presence and certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Shari is a certified therapist and supervisor in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She serves on the teaching faculty in Health Psychology at York University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. She is on the steering committee and part of the core faculty of the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certificate program.
Shari is a Registered Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience. She is an author and leader in the field of Therapeutic Presence and certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Shari is a certified therapist and supervisor in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She serves on the teaching faculty in Health Psychology at York University and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. She is on the steering committee and part of the core faculty of the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (SCIP) certificate program.
(647) 699-2596 View (647) 699-2596
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Inner Roots Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Waitlist for new clients
Are you searching for a place to talk about, and better understand, something difficult you’ve been struggling with? Or to work towards your personal goals? Do you need a genuinely caring environment to help alleviate negative thoughts, stress, or anxiety? Are you experiencing grief or a difficult life stressor or transition? Parenting stress, or mood changes during pregnancy or postpartum? Feeling not yourself, depressed, or anxious? Have you experienced trauma that is negatively impacting your mental health?
Are you searching for a place to talk about, and better understand, something difficult you’ve been struggling with? Or to work towards your personal goals? Do you need a genuinely caring environment to help alleviate negative thoughts, stress, or anxiety? Are you experiencing grief or a difficult life stressor or transition? Parenting stress, or mood changes during pregnancy or postpartum? Feeling not yourself, depressed, or anxious? Have you experienced trauma that is negatively impacting your mental health?
(226) 910-0861 View (226) 910-0861
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Soulscape Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAHon, RP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Therapy shouldn't feel like a chore. While it might sometimes be hard to hear what is discussed in therapy, overall you should leave feeling like you've gained something useful or even transformative. Over time, you should feel you are getting stronger, more resilient and have shed layers of fear and anxiety. Of course this process can be overwhelming at times and you might not always progress on the timeframe that you thought you would, but when therapy goes well, you should feel more settled and more clear about your life. You should gain understanding about yourself and others and have a renewed sense of purpose and passion
Therapy shouldn't feel like a chore. While it might sometimes be hard to hear what is discussed in therapy, overall you should leave feeling like you've gained something useful or even transformative. Over time, you should feel you are getting stronger, more resilient and have shed layers of fear and anxiety. Of course this process can be overwhelming at times and you might not always progress on the timeframe that you thought you would, but when therapy goes well, you should feel more settled and more clear about your life. You should gain understanding about yourself and others and have a renewed sense of purpose and passion
(289) 803-5817 View (289) 803-5817
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Cardinal Therapies
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to prioritize your health? Worried this is hurting your relationships? Psychotherapy can help improve your functioning and well-being. It is a source of support when facing tough life transitions, adapting to changes in your health, managing conditions such as anxiety and depression, or experiencing loss and grief. At the core of my practice is a commitment to help you identify challenges and barriers in your life and develop skills for overcoming them with confidence.
Feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to prioritize your health? Worried this is hurting your relationships? Psychotherapy can help improve your functioning and well-being. It is a source of support when facing tough life transitions, adapting to changes in your health, managing conditions such as anxiety and depression, or experiencing loss and grief. At the core of my practice is a commitment to help you identify challenges and barriers in your life and develop skills for overcoming them with confidence.
(548) 488-3134 View (548) 488-3134
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First Health Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
First Health Counselling serves the mental health needs of First Responders, Public Safety Personnel and Health Care Professionals, and their family members, on an in-person basis, for those in Grey and Bruce counties, and on a virtual basis for those who reside in other parts of Ontario.
First Health Counselling serves the mental health needs of First Responders, Public Safety Personnel and Health Care Professionals, and their family members, on an in-person basis, for those in Grey and Bruce counties, and on a virtual basis for those who reside in other parts of Ontario.
(548) 900-9398 View (548) 900-9398
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.