Chronic Illness Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Photo of Jessica Israelstam, Registered Psychotherapist in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Jessica Israelstam
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
10 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
To suffer is human – but to grow and heal is also human. In life, you might experience stress, anxiety, self-criticism, anger, difficult transitions or relationships, chronic pain/health issues, trauma, sleep disturbance, and other challenges. Sometimes, you might feel so stuck or overwhelmed that your usual coping tools are not quite enough. It can be helpful to seek support from a professional who empowers you to overcome life’s challenges by helping you tap into your inner resources and develop new ones. I am a therapist with several years of experience offering such support.
To suffer is human – but to grow and heal is also human. In life, you might experience stress, anxiety, self-criticism, anger, difficult transitions or relationships, chronic pain/health issues, trauma, sleep disturbance, and other challenges. Sometimes, you might feel so stuck or overwhelmed that your usual coping tools are not quite enough. It can be helpful to seek support from a professional who empowers you to overcome life’s challenges by helping you tap into your inner resources and develop new ones. I am a therapist with several years of experience offering such support.
(647) 694-8939 View (647) 694-8939
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Tijana Pesic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
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.
(437) 747-8453 View (437) 747-8453
Photo of Charlotte Shipley, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Charlotte Shipley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
10 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
I'm a queer, disabled, neurodivergent, self-identified weirdo who knows how important it is to have a therapist who 'gets it' and who you 'click' with! Are you having a hard time finding a therapist who has lived experience similar to yours? Do you want to explore your queer identity, find your voice or break an unhelpful pattern? Are you navigating complex relationships with family as you break those intergenerational trauma cycles? Were you recently diagnosed with ADHD or ASD or just feel like an outlier? I got you! Together let's shed those layers of unworthiness and get you feeling confident about who you are and what you want!
I'm a queer, disabled, neurodivergent, self-identified weirdo who knows how important it is to have a therapist who 'gets it' and who you 'click' with! Are you having a hard time finding a therapist who has lived experience similar to yours? Do you want to explore your queer identity, find your voice or break an unhelpful pattern? Are you navigating complex relationships with family as you break those intergenerational trauma cycles? Were you recently diagnosed with ADHD or ASD or just feel like an outlier? I got you! Together let's shed those layers of unworthiness and get you feeling confident about who you are and what you want!
(289) 768-7881 View (289) 768-7881
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Kyla Cassidy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6K
With over 15 years of social service and criminal justice experience, I appreciate the complexities and diversity that each of us bring to therapy. I seek to create an environment that encourages curiosity, collaboration and growth as we navigate your unique circumstances. My therapeutic style is client-centered and solutions-focused, drawing from evidenced-based and trauma-informed practices that honour the entirety of an individual and their lived experiences.
With over 15 years of social service and criminal justice experience, I appreciate the complexities and diversity that each of us bring to therapy. I seek to create an environment that encourages curiosity, collaboration and growth as we navigate your unique circumstances. My therapeutic style is client-centered and solutions-focused, drawing from evidenced-based and trauma-informed practices that honour the entirety of an individual and their lived experiences.
(647) 931-1593 View (647) 931-1593
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Rakel Stephanian
Registered Psychotherapist, CRPO, CAPT, GITCERT, BES, BArch
Verified
1 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5T
As a therapist, my role in working with high-achieving individuals is to be present; witness you as you are without judgment; dissolve your isolation; embody empathic understanding grounded in experience; assist you to gain the skills & perspective to overcome obstacles; support you through necessary change; guide you in reclaiming authenticity, joy, & creativity. Through our work in the synergistic process of Gestalt & Somatic Therapy, you will sense yourself becoming more deeply attuned to your body & feelings. From this heightened state of awareness, you will be supported in integrating repressed, disowned, parts of yourself.
As a therapist, my role in working with high-achieving individuals is to be present; witness you as you are without judgment; dissolve your isolation; embody empathic understanding grounded in experience; assist you to gain the skills & perspective to overcome obstacles; support you through necessary change; guide you in reclaiming authenticity, joy, & creativity. Through our work in the synergistic process of Gestalt & Somatic Therapy, you will sense yourself becoming more deeply attuned to your body & feelings. From this heightened state of awareness, you will be supported in integrating repressed, disowned, parts of yourself.
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Tammy Marcus
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, DipTIRP
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4V
Welcome! I'm Tammy, Registered Social worker for over twenty five years and director of Horizon Therapy. We could all benefit at different times in our lives to have a safe and spacious space to talk about concerns and receive support. Our experienced psychotherapists and coaches work with individuals (13+), couples and families and are dedicated to supporting you in your personal growth, goals and healing journey. Drawing on a strong mix of psychodynamic, relational, mindfulness, attachment, somatic, body-based, emotion-focused, transpersonal and Jungian approaches we will work collaboratively in ways that best support you.
Welcome! I'm Tammy, Registered Social worker for over twenty five years and director of Horizon Therapy. We could all benefit at different times in our lives to have a safe and spacious space to talk about concerns and receive support. Our experienced psychotherapists and coaches work with individuals (13+), couples and families and are dedicated to supporting you in your personal growth, goals and healing journey. Drawing on a strong mix of psychodynamic, relational, mindfulness, attachment, somatic, body-based, emotion-focused, transpersonal and Jungian approaches we will work collaboratively in ways that best support you.
(437) 372-5281 View (437) 372-5281
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Roxanna Vahed
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
I support people to find movement where they feel stuck. I support people to connect with, and develop, their own skills and wisdom. As an Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 10 years of experience. I am passionate about using creativity in service of healing. I offer counselling/therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy for individuals and couples. I currently work with youth (16+)* and adults. (*Please feel welcome to contact me for questions regarding work with younger clients). I have 20+ years of experience supporting the LGBTTQ2SIA+/Spectrum community through advocacy and mental health support.
I support people to find movement where they feel stuck. I support people to connect with, and develop, their own skills and wisdom. As an Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 10 years of experience. I am passionate about using creativity in service of healing. I offer counselling/therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy for individuals and couples. I currently work with youth (16+)* and adults. (*Please feel welcome to contact me for questions regarding work with younger clients). I have 20+ years of experience supporting the LGBTTQ2SIA+/Spectrum community through advocacy and mental health support.
(647) 696-7124 View (647) 696-7124
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Laura Bloom
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Searching for a better understanding of why you think/feel/act the way you do? Ready to explore, heal, grow & move forward in life? Fears and anxieties ruled your life for too long? Struggling with ADHD life? Stressed and overwhelmed striving to meet life goals? Unable to shake your perfectionist ways? Comparing yourself to others and feeling just ‘not enough’ in some way? Grasping for control, but can’t get a grip? Finding it hard to be assertive, set boundaries, and step into your own authentic self? Worried what others think of you? Stuck in unhelpful patterns, thoughts or behaviours?
Are you ready to make a change in your life? Searching for a better understanding of why you think/feel/act the way you do? Ready to explore, heal, grow & move forward in life? Fears and anxieties ruled your life for too long? Struggling with ADHD life? Stressed and overwhelmed striving to meet life goals? Unable to shake your perfectionist ways? Comparing yourself to others and feeling just ‘not enough’ in some way? Grasping for control, but can’t get a grip? Finding it hard to be assertive, set boundaries, and step into your own authentic self? Worried what others think of you? Stuck in unhelpful patterns, thoughts or behaviours?
(647) 496-4296 View (647) 496-4296
Photo of Mindful Counselling Toronto, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Mindful Counselling Toronto
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C
I am a registered Social Worker, trauma therapist and clinical counselling supervisor. I have served in the Canadian Armed Forces recently retiring as a Captain - Social Work Officer. I have extensive knowledge and experience in treating clients who have experienced trauma or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to this specialization, I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, struggling with shame, decreased self-esteem/confidence, trauma, couples conflict, LGBTQ+ (Affirming), family issues and substance use concerns. Populations I've supported: pilots, teachers, police, engineers, lawyers, government, health care, transgender, students, baristas,
I am a registered Social Worker, trauma therapist and clinical counselling supervisor. I have served in the Canadian Armed Forces recently retiring as a Captain - Social Work Officer. I have extensive knowledge and experience in treating clients who have experienced trauma or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to this specialization, I am trained in cognitive behavioural therapy for treatment of anxiety, depression, struggling with shame, decreased self-esteem/confidence, trauma, couples conflict, LGBTQ+ (Affirming), family issues and substance use concerns. Populations I've supported: pilots, teachers, police, engineers, lawyers, government, health care, transgender, students, baristas,
(647) 694-3373 View (647) 694-3373
Photo of Megan Rafuse, Toronto Therapist, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Megan Rafuse, Toronto Therapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
13 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V
I've spent years not only working as an entrepreneur, but working with entrepreneurs and driven people. I understand that although the chase is exciting, it can be exhausting, lonely and feel endless. In a study conducted by Dr. Freeman of UC in San Francisco, 72% of the surveyed entrepreneurs reported mental health concerns. Let's work together so you don't have to be "that bad" or join that stat. I help you manage your life so you can better manage your work.
I've spent years not only working as an entrepreneur, but working with entrepreneurs and driven people. I understand that although the chase is exciting, it can be exhausting, lonely and feel endless. In a study conducted by Dr. Freeman of UC in San Francisco, 72% of the surveyed entrepreneurs reported mental health concerns. Let's work together so you don't have to be "that bad" or join that stat. I help you manage your life so you can better manage your work.
(844) 329-6618 View (844) 329-6618
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Fatima Nadir Noorali
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RP(Q), MACP
Verified
11 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Fatima supports individuals who want to improve their self-esteem, reduce stress levels and kick imposter syndrome aside. Fatima is passionate about helping you build a personalized toolbox filled with creative strategies to reduce overwhelm and embrace self-love. Through her lived experience with these challenges, Fatima understands how difficult and discouraging it is to not trust yourself, and lose your sense of purpose. By working together, Fatima will help you reframe these negative thinking patterns.
Fatima supports individuals who want to improve their self-esteem, reduce stress levels and kick imposter syndrome aside. Fatima is passionate about helping you build a personalized toolbox filled with creative strategies to reduce overwhelm and embrace self-love. Through her lived experience with these challenges, Fatima understands how difficult and discouraging it is to not trust yourself, and lose your sense of purpose. By working together, Fatima will help you reframe these negative thinking patterns.
(343) 500-6819 View (343) 500-6819
Photo of Shawna Rich, Registered Social Worker in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON
Shawna Rich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S
Waitlist for new clients
I am Shawna - a passionate and innovative therapist who believes strong mental health is rooted in resilience and connection. Having worked exclusively with young cancer patients and their families over the past decade helped me realize that emotional pain and resilience are not mutually exclusive experiences - they live together. Through the process of recognizing and experiencing our deepest pain, fear and longing we can become better versions of ourselves. My style is empathic, intuitive, and interactive, and I uncover and guide my clients to use their untapped strengths, resilience, and potential for connection in their lives.
I am Shawna - a passionate and innovative therapist who believes strong mental health is rooted in resilience and connection. Having worked exclusively with young cancer patients and their families over the past decade helped me realize that emotional pain and resilience are not mutually exclusive experiences - they live together. Through the process of recognizing and experiencing our deepest pain, fear and longing we can become better versions of ourselves. My style is empathic, intuitive, and interactive, and I uncover and guide my clients to use their untapped strengths, resilience, and potential for connection in their lives.
(647) 424-0516 View (647) 424-0516
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Jessica Milette
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
Transition, change, and loss are all a part of life. These moments can leave us feeling isolated and disconnected. Grief is a natural response to loss, yet can feel anything but natural to those who are grieving. My approach provides space for every type of grief, including losses of not-so-loved ones and non-death losses such as job losses, end of relationships, and life transitions. The grieving process can make us feel incredibly vulnerable, and this space is designed to be a sanctuary for those to be with their grief without judgement.
Transition, change, and loss are all a part of life. These moments can leave us feeling isolated and disconnected. Grief is a natural response to loss, yet can feel anything but natural to those who are grieving. My approach provides space for every type of grief, including losses of not-so-loved ones and non-death losses such as job losses, end of relationships, and life transitions. The grieving process can make us feel incredibly vulnerable, and this space is designed to be a sanctuary for those to be with their grief without judgement.
(437) 800-2370 View (437) 800-2370
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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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Beth Cruchley
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg, (ONT)
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6J
Thank you for your interest in my profile! I am thrilled to offer psychotherapy services at OCR, located on Ossington Avenue in Toronto. My approach to psychotherapy includes understanding what is important to you: values, goals, and activities. We will explore collaboratively what might be getting in the way of doing these with gentle exploration and self reflection. I bring mindfulness approaches into all my sessions, with an emphasis on building awareness towards some of the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and emotions that come up in life. I look forward to working with you - please contact the clinic to get in touch!
Thank you for your interest in my profile! I am thrilled to offer psychotherapy services at OCR, located on Ossington Avenue in Toronto. My approach to psychotherapy includes understanding what is important to you: values, goals, and activities. We will explore collaboratively what might be getting in the way of doing these with gentle exploration and self reflection. I bring mindfulness approaches into all my sessions, with an emphasis on building awareness towards some of the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and emotions that come up in life. I look forward to working with you - please contact the clinic to get in touch!
(437) 747-3838 View (437) 747-3838
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Farah Sheikh
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, , RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
Waitlist for new clients
As a social worker, psychotherapist and a child of South Asian immigrants, my practice is informed by a broad range of clinical, academic and cultural experiences. I am an individual and family therapist, specializing in working with children, teens and adults. My expertise is in emotional regulation, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss.
As a social worker, psychotherapist and a child of South Asian immigrants, my practice is informed by a broad range of clinical, academic and cultural experiences. I am an individual and family therapist, specializing in working with children, teens and adults. My expertise is in emotional regulation, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss.
(437) 747-1884 View (437) 747-1884
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Jordan Lewis Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
I will work with you to understand what issues, habits, routines, and relationships that are not serving you in a positive fashion. We will work together to understand and challenge some thoughts and emotions that are not serving you productively. I find this work rewarding and exciting. I am a great listener but also will gently try to challenge some thoughts. I recognize that this process can be scary and I strive to make you feel comfortable and safe. We will work together to help you achieve a better and more full life moving forward. We will go at a pace that will be consistent and effective.
I will work with you to understand what issues, habits, routines, and relationships that are not serving you in a positive fashion. We will work together to understand and challenge some thoughts and emotions that are not serving you productively. I find this work rewarding and exciting. I am a great listener but also will gently try to challenge some thoughts. I recognize that this process can be scary and I strive to make you feel comfortable and safe. We will work together to help you achieve a better and more full life moving forward. We will go at a pace that will be consistent and effective.
(437) 372-5644 View (437) 372-5644
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Jennifer Little
Psychiatric Nurse, BScN, MN, RN
Verified
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
I am always accepting new clients and online booking is available. I have advanced clinical training and education in mental health. I provide psychotherapy, including talk therapy, supportive counselling, CBT, exposure therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused counselling to individuals that are seeking help with life stressors. Many of my patients need support in a caregiver role, want to improve relationships, live with serious mental illness, need medication literacy, are off work due to a mental health disability, are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety or generally feel unable to cope or function as usual.
I am always accepting new clients and online booking is available. I have advanced clinical training and education in mental health. I provide psychotherapy, including talk therapy, supportive counselling, CBT, exposure therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused counselling to individuals that are seeking help with life stressors. Many of my patients need support in a caregiver role, want to improve relationships, live with serious mental illness, need medication literacy, are off work due to a mental health disability, are experiencing grief, depression, anxiety or generally feel unable to cope or function as usual.
(647) 697-7139 View (647) 697-7139
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Elizabeth Robinson
Registered Psychotherapist, BaH, MACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5R
Hey, Hi, Hello! My name is Elizabeth, I am Trauma & Spiritually-Informed Therapist. I use elemental wisdom to guide clients on their healing journey. It's my belief that the more we become in tune with our Psyche, Body, & Soul, the more harmony we can find when facing our Trauma, Grief, Pain, & Suffering. Honouring your celestial connection to the Universe will create acceptance in life & acceptance is our key to emotional freedom, I promise it is not giving up! In my therapy room, you will experience an authentic therapeutic relationship that provides the security & trust it takes to integrate your wounds into your core self.
Hey, Hi, Hello! My name is Elizabeth, I am Trauma & Spiritually-Informed Therapist. I use elemental wisdom to guide clients on their healing journey. It's my belief that the more we become in tune with our Psyche, Body, & Soul, the more harmony we can find when facing our Trauma, Grief, Pain, & Suffering. Honouring your celestial connection to the Universe will create acceptance in life & acceptance is our key to emotional freedom, I promise it is not giving up! In my therapy room, you will experience an authentic therapeutic relationship that provides the security & trust it takes to integrate your wounds into your core self.
(705) 410-1238 View (705) 410-1238
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Michel-Grace Besinio
Counsellor, MSc, CRC, RCSS, RVP, RTWDM
Central Toronto, Toronto, ON M5V
I acknowledge that life's challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving individuals seeking guidance, support, and a path toward healing. I believe growth and progress are not linear. Founded with a deep commitment to providing compassionate and empathetic care, I am devoted to helping you navigate through difficult times and regain control of your life. You can expect a collaborative and proactive method of treatment where your unique experiences are honoured and respected. Through a combination of talk therapy and psychoeducation, we will work together to uncover insights, develop coping tools, and pave sustainable change.
I acknowledge that life's challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving individuals seeking guidance, support, and a path toward healing. I believe growth and progress are not linear. Founded with a deep commitment to providing compassionate and empathetic care, I am devoted to helping you navigate through difficult times and regain control of your life. You can expect a collaborative and proactive method of treatment where your unique experiences are honoured and respected. Through a combination of talk therapy and psychoeducation, we will work together to uncover insights, develop coping tools, and pave sustainable change.
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