Chronic Illness Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Photo of Kevin Ufoegbune, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Kevin Ufoegbune
Registered Social Worker, MT, RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
It's not easy navigating through life - as your guide, I am here to support you. I promote mental health and wellness through therapy sessions. I have an interest and expertise in counseling vulnerable populations. I am proud to guide and support clients of all backgrounds. You will be motivated and supported in using your voice and overcoming the adversities and trauma you are facing. You can ask me about my pro bono rate.
It's not easy navigating through life - as your guide, I am here to support you. I promote mental health and wellness through therapy sessions. I have an interest and expertise in counseling vulnerable populations. I am proud to guide and support clients of all backgrounds. You will be motivated and supported in using your voice and overcoming the adversities and trauma you are facing. You can ask me about my pro bono rate.
(437) 500-6379 View (437) 500-6379
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Heidi Mehta
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
15 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
Are you a woman or non-binary / Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour / ILGBTQ2SIA+ / a Person with Chronic Pain or Illness? Are you tired of not being seen? Are you always the strong one, struggling to hold it all? Do you need a space where you can heal for you? Is your care not revolutionary? Looking for a therapist who gets YOU? I offer a welcoming, compassionate space where you can be your whole self; heal from trauma, burnout, anxiety, depression, etc.; and thrive. Enjoy better relationships and a more balanced life. Let's start by showing up for you. You deserve to feel confident and great. I believe in you.
Are you a woman or non-binary / Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour / ILGBTQ2SIA+ / a Person with Chronic Pain or Illness? Are you tired of not being seen? Are you always the strong one, struggling to hold it all? Do you need a space where you can heal for you? Is your care not revolutionary? Looking for a therapist who gets YOU? I offer a welcoming, compassionate space where you can be your whole self; heal from trauma, burnout, anxiety, depression, etc.; and thrive. Enjoy better relationships and a more balanced life. Let's start by showing up for you. You deserve to feel confident and great. I believe in you.
(647) 503-0456 View (647) 503-0456
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Victoria Bowman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression right now? Does making even a small decision seem overwhelming? Did you find the pandemic more difficult in ways that you never expected? You’re not alone. For many people, COVID-19 brought to surface old issues that they thought that they had resolved and new problems that they never could never have anticipated. Isolation. Job loss. Family conflict. Grief.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression right now? Does making even a small decision seem overwhelming? Did you find the pandemic more difficult in ways that you never expected? You’re not alone. For many people, COVID-19 brought to surface old issues that they thought that they had resolved and new problems that they never could never have anticipated. Isolation. Job loss. Family conflict. Grief.
(437) 747-1880 View (437) 747-1880
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Sheryl Blum
Psychologist, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
I have over 2 decades of counselling expertise. Special training in cognitive-behavior therapy under the late Dr. Micheal Spevack. I treat: panic attacks, fear of flying, depression, OCD, phobias, self-esteem, excessive worrying, procrastination, assertiveness, generalized anxiety, relationship isssues, sexual abuse and incest, insomnia, infertility, and general life stress. I also teach relaxation. I work with you, the client, together as a team on your goals. We will achieve your goals in a successful, organized manner. I offer warmth and empathy in a supportive environment. Contact me so that you can begin your awesome journey.
I have over 2 decades of counselling expertise. Special training in cognitive-behavior therapy under the late Dr. Micheal Spevack. I treat: panic attacks, fear of flying, depression, OCD, phobias, self-esteem, excessive worrying, procrastination, assertiveness, generalized anxiety, relationship isssues, sexual abuse and incest, insomnia, infertility, and general life stress. I also teach relaxation. I work with you, the client, together as a team on your goals. We will achieve your goals in a successful, organized manner. I offer warmth and empathy in a supportive environment. Contact me so that you can begin your awesome journey.
(647) 952-1970 View (647) 952-1970
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Nolan Blodgett
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4X
I have experience working with youth and adults with an emphasis on and gender diverse folks and the LGBTQ2S community. I have supported clients with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality-related issues, personality disorders, intergenerational trauma, complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use. My approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, intersectional anti-oppressive framework and I aim to foster resilience and empowerment using a warm, collaborative approach to support folks in meeting their goals.
I have experience working with youth and adults with an emphasis on and gender diverse folks and the LGBTQ2S community. I have supported clients with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality-related issues, personality disorders, intergenerational trauma, complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use. My approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, intersectional anti-oppressive framework and I aim to foster resilience and empowerment using a warm, collaborative approach to support folks in meeting their goals.
(647) 691-0620 View (647) 691-0620
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Mental Health Support
CSW, CPRP
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S
I counsel and support individuals, couples and families who feel stuck in life or who have mental health or marriage issues. Anxiety, depression, addiction and family issues are my main focus. My training in social work, addictions, family therapy and personal experience enables me to help families support each other. Mental health issues have been part of my life and our families. We know from experience what helps us recover.
I counsel and support individuals, couples and families who feel stuck in life or who have mental health or marriage issues. Anxiety, depression, addiction and family issues are my main focus. My training in social work, addictions, family therapy and personal experience enables me to help families support each other. Mental health issues have been part of my life and our families. We know from experience what helps us recover.
(226) 286-8468 View (226) 286-8468
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Zell Dharsee
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Having worked in many different fields of Psychotherapy for over 10 years, I’ve developed an appreciation for holistic approaches to well-being. Painful events from our past affect our experience of the present and limit what we can imagine for our future. It’s not easy to break free from the patterns, beliefs, and anxieties that have held you back. My goal is to help you get unstuck by gaining new insights, developing new coping skills, and to ultimately build resilience. Having had opportunities to teach Psychotherapy, and provide mentorship, my appreciation for this work is renewed daily.
Having worked in many different fields of Psychotherapy for over 10 years, I’ve developed an appreciation for holistic approaches to well-being. Painful events from our past affect our experience of the present and limit what we can imagine for our future. It’s not easy to break free from the patterns, beliefs, and anxieties that have held you back. My goal is to help you get unstuck by gaining new insights, developing new coping skills, and to ultimately build resilience. Having had opportunities to teach Psychotherapy, and provide mentorship, my appreciation for this work is renewed daily.
(647) 490-1535 x1 View (647) 490-1535 x1
Photo of Steph Cooper, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Steph Cooper
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you don’t know how to ask for help, or feel like you have no one to turn to? Do you feel like there’s a part of your identity that you need to explore? Have you tried other therapists before and it felt too stuffy or like you didn’t ‘click’? Hi, I’m Steph and I see you, thank you for being here. I am here to remind you that it is okay to be feeling exactly how you feel, all of your feelings are valid. I bring my whole self to our sessions with a grounded, curious and kind demeanor and really focus on fostering a genuine therapeutic relationship with you. I believe that therapy should feel less clinical and formal.
Do you feel like you don’t know how to ask for help, or feel like you have no one to turn to? Do you feel like there’s a part of your identity that you need to explore? Have you tried other therapists before and it felt too stuffy or like you didn’t ‘click’? Hi, I’m Steph and I see you, thank you for being here. I am here to remind you that it is okay to be feeling exactly how you feel, all of your feelings are valid. I bring my whole self to our sessions with a grounded, curious and kind demeanor and really focus on fostering a genuine therapeutic relationship with you. I believe that therapy should feel less clinical and formal.
(437) 371-2419 View (437) 371-2419
Photo of Phoebe Chin, Registered Psychotherapist in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Phoebe Chin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5B
Accepting new clients, full rate only. Sliding scale full. I specialize in supporting racialized queer, non-binary, and trans folks through codependency and trauma. I work from a strengths-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppression framework that integrates culturally-aware care into my work with clients. My work is always informed by the client’s social and cultural location, and all sessions are facilitated with the client’s strengths, needs, and goals in mind.
Accepting new clients, full rate only. Sliding scale full. I specialize in supporting racialized queer, non-binary, and trans folks through codependency and trauma. I work from a strengths-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppression framework that integrates culturally-aware care into my work with clients. My work is always informed by the client’s social and cultural location, and all sessions are facilitated with the client’s strengths, needs, and goals in mind.
(647) 496-1248 View (647) 496-1248
Photo of Andrea Rocha, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Andrea Rocha
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R
I am intrigued by the way that humans are wired to connect with others. In my practice, I strive to build a meaningful connection between us in a gentle and caring way. Similarly, I aim to assist you in building authentic connections with important people in your life. I will help you to explore your strengths and resilience while assisting with the goals that brought you to therapy. I value diversity and the strength that it brings to the development of authentic relationships. I operate from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework that is LGBTQ2IA+ affirming.
I am intrigued by the way that humans are wired to connect with others. In my practice, I strive to build a meaningful connection between us in a gentle and caring way. Similarly, I aim to assist you in building authentic connections with important people in your life. I will help you to explore your strengths and resilience while assisting with the goals that brought you to therapy. I value diversity and the strength that it brings to the development of authentic relationships. I operate from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework that is LGBTQ2IA+ affirming.
(437) 747-6978 View (437) 747-6978
Photo of Katelyn Page, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Katelyn Page
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
I understand that asking for support can be a challenging, yet a brave first step. It isn’t easy to have the courage to say that you need support and I welcome you here. I bring to you experience working in a variety of fields, from mental health, addictions, social relationships, and palliative care. In my sessions, I work from a trauma informed, anti-oppressive analysis, appreciating that trauma can be the basis of many challenges individuals may face. My practice is structured with a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational and solution focused interventions.
I understand that asking for support can be a challenging, yet a brave first step. It isn’t easy to have the courage to say that you need support and I welcome you here. I bring to you experience working in a variety of fields, from mental health, addictions, social relationships, and palliative care. In my sessions, I work from a trauma informed, anti-oppressive analysis, appreciating that trauma can be the basis of many challenges individuals may face. My practice is structured with a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational and solution focused interventions.
(647) 372-0490 View (647) 372-0490
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Jennifer Cao
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
When we strive to be independent “high achievers”, it can feel natural to diminish and intellectualize our emotions. We become skilled in managing the feelings of others, while minimizing our own needs. We can identify what is causing pain, but feel stuck or overwhelmed about taking action. I offer non-judgemental space to explore your experiences with nuance and compassion. My areas of focus are relationships, perfectionism, ADHD, career concerns, racial identity, grief and anxiety. Together, we'll cultivate resilience and self-awareness, moving you towards where you want to be.
When we strive to be independent “high achievers”, it can feel natural to diminish and intellectualize our emotions. We become skilled in managing the feelings of others, while minimizing our own needs. We can identify what is causing pain, but feel stuck or overwhelmed about taking action. I offer non-judgemental space to explore your experiences with nuance and compassion. My areas of focus are relationships, perfectionism, ADHD, career concerns, racial identity, grief and anxiety. Together, we'll cultivate resilience and self-awareness, moving you towards where you want to be.
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Photo of Haylee Lough, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Haylee Lough
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V
First, I want to acknowledge that you are here! The journey to finding the right therapist for you can be time consuming and emotional; I know, I’ve been through it myself. I want to recognize the hard work you are doing right now taking this important step to finding peace and clarity in life. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and rooted in empathy. This means we will work together to identify ways to live alongside or move past, the challenges you face.
First, I want to acknowledge that you are here! The journey to finding the right therapist for you can be time consuming and emotional; I know, I’ve been through it myself. I want to recognize the hard work you are doing right now taking this important step to finding peace and clarity in life. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and rooted in empathy. This means we will work together to identify ways to live alongside or move past, the challenges you face.
(365) 536-2280 View (365) 536-2280
Photo of Nicole Penak, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Nicole Penak
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
Hi I’m Nicole, a psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience and dedication to this work. It’s an honour to wade with people into the love & fear, pain & beauty, messy & magic of life. Humanity is complicated, and so healing and self discovery can feel like contending with the vastness of space. But we will work together, to move through the stars and build constellations of relations that sustain life and meaning. My approach is dynamic, relational, and structurally informed. Where individual experiences aren’t disconnected from movements in community, or struggles through colonialism, capitalism, or cis-heteropatriarchy.
Hi I’m Nicole, a psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience and dedication to this work. It’s an honour to wade with people into the love & fear, pain & beauty, messy & magic of life. Humanity is complicated, and so healing and self discovery can feel like contending with the vastness of space. But we will work together, to move through the stars and build constellations of relations that sustain life and meaning. My approach is dynamic, relational, and structurally informed. Where individual experiences aren’t disconnected from movements in community, or struggles through colonialism, capitalism, or cis-heteropatriarchy.
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Photo of Jamie Doerksen, Pre-Licensed Professional in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Jamie Doerksen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns that aren’t serving you? I have been there, and I know that it can feel exhausting trying to figure it out alone. I offer my gentle curiosity and caring presence to support you in whatever struggles you are facing right now. I value the wisdom of my clients, and view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we can process emotions, explore deeply-rooted patterns, and experiment with new ways of being.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns that aren’t serving you? I have been there, and I know that it can feel exhausting trying to figure it out alone. I offer my gentle curiosity and caring presence to support you in whatever struggles you are facing right now. I value the wisdom of my clients, and view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we can process emotions, explore deeply-rooted patterns, and experiment with new ways of being.
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Hillica Gayle (Currently Accepting New Clients)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, CMSW, CMA, PhD (c)
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
As a trauma specialist, I understand that life is not without it's difficulties, whether you are a mature adult, university student or a youth. The times we are living in are complex and challenging and the relationships around us tend to reflect these times. If you have experienced traumatic events such as an assault, childhood abuse, divorce or separation, family violence, grief and loss; well, I am here to help. As a trauma therapist, I take pride in journeying along side my clients in a supportive and compassionate way. I take a non judgemental approach as we work together towards your mental health and well being.
As a trauma specialist, I understand that life is not without it's difficulties, whether you are a mature adult, university student or a youth. The times we are living in are complex and challenging and the relationships around us tend to reflect these times. If you have experienced traumatic events such as an assault, childhood abuse, divorce or separation, family violence, grief and loss; well, I am here to help. As a trauma therapist, I take pride in journeying along side my clients in a supportive and compassionate way. I take a non judgemental approach as we work together towards your mental health and well being.
(437) 747-6494 View (437) 747-6494
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Wendy J Strickland
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, DipTIRP
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4W
Do you feel isolated and awkward, even with friends? Do others effortlessly appear to connect in friendship, while you often feel yourself to be an outsider and different? Those closest to you may be unaware of your suffering, believing you to be ‘just fine’. Our relationships are vital for feeling good in our skins, for feeling supported, validated and most of all, safe. When instead they are superficial and stressful, we can suffer anxiety and even depression. Unable to be authentically ourselves with others, we fail to forge satisfying connections. Life can seem dull and pointless, the hard parts profoundly lonely.
Do you feel isolated and awkward, even with friends? Do others effortlessly appear to connect in friendship, while you often feel yourself to be an outsider and different? Those closest to you may be unaware of your suffering, believing you to be ‘just fine’. Our relationships are vital for feeling good in our skins, for feeling supported, validated and most of all, safe. When instead they are superficial and stressful, we can suffer anxiety and even depression. Unable to be authentically ourselves with others, we fail to forge satisfying connections. Life can seem dull and pointless, the hard parts profoundly lonely.
(844) 332-3426 View (844) 332-3426
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Aamir Mohammed Subhan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, HBSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
If you’re considering therapy it might feel like you have to have all the answers before you start, but your desire for change is enough. As a queer therapist, I'm dedicated to serving our 2SLGBTQ+ communities. I also have a passion for supporting healthcare providers, high-performance athletes, and members of the Muslim community. Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you navigate life's challenges. By exploring the interplay of comfort and discomfort, we create a space for transformation. Together, we'll work on amplifying your strengths, deepening your self-awareness, and challenging perspectives that may be holding you back.
If you’re considering therapy it might feel like you have to have all the answers before you start, but your desire for change is enough. As a queer therapist, I'm dedicated to serving our 2SLGBTQ+ communities. I also have a passion for supporting healthcare providers, high-performance athletes, and members of the Muslim community. Therapy is a powerful tool that can help you navigate life's challenges. By exploring the interplay of comfort and discomfort, we create a space for transformation. Together, we'll work on amplifying your strengths, deepening your self-awareness, and challenging perspectives that may be holding you back.
(437) 747-5614 View (437) 747-5614
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Connect and Thrive Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
9 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
We are a team of mental health professionals supporting individuals and couples. We have expertise in working with clients who struggle with interpersonal communication, assertiveness, and problematic emotions (e.g., anxiety, shame, anger) that impacts their self-worth, their ability to function, and their relationships. Some of our clinicians also have specialized training treating anxiety disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex mental illness, as well as in rehabilitation psychology.
We are a team of mental health professionals supporting individuals and couples. We have expertise in working with clients who struggle with interpersonal communication, assertiveness, and problematic emotions (e.g., anxiety, shame, anger) that impacts their self-worth, their ability to function, and their relationships. Some of our clinicians also have specialized training treating anxiety disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia), obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex mental illness, as well as in rehabilitation psychology.
(647) 370-2543 View (647) 370-2543
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Michelle Melanson
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
We all have natural capacities to right ourselves when things go wrong, but we usually don’t feel that way when we’re looking for therapy. Instead, we often feel stuck and alone, overwhelmed by our feelings and unsatisfied in our relationships. I work with people who want to get unstuck and connect to their innate capacities for growth and change. My main goal is to help you have a positive and true experience of yourself and deeper connections with others.
We all have natural capacities to right ourselves when things go wrong, but we usually don’t feel that way when we’re looking for therapy. Instead, we often feel stuck and alone, overwhelmed by our feelings and unsatisfied in our relationships. I work with people who want to get unstuck and connect to their innate capacities for growth and change. My main goal is to help you have a positive and true experience of yourself and deeper connections with others.
(647) 493-0981 View (647) 493-0981

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