LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Central Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Dan Bevan-Baker
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA, MTA, BMus
Verified
I am a white, queer , cisgender man and settler. I value authenticity and strive to be collaborative, warm, playful, curious, and compassionate in my work with clients. I invite you to also bring any parts of your self to our shared therapy space - the hurt, the hidden, the joyful, and anything else we may discover. My approach to care is rooted in intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed frameworks. Some specializations of mine include anxiety, perfectionism, relational/attachment challenges, queer experiences, identity development, HIV/AIDS, and navigating trauma.
(289) 273-7986 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5B
Offers online therapy
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Andrew Ross
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am experienced working with a diverse population of clients, including gay , lesbian , bisexual , trans , and other queer identified people.
Whether you're looking to improve your mental health, build stronger relationships, or face personal challenges I'm here to help. I see psychotherapy as a dynamic process of discovery, where I will professionally support you as we work towards your goals. As your therapist you can count on me to foster insight, self-compassion, and a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions. My clinical practice has taken a specialized focus on helping clients face a range of concerns related to anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic attacks, grief, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, body image, trauma, insomnia, and stress.
(647) 496-1346 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
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Daniel Scott Byrne
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am a queer white man working towards supporting healing and LGBTQIA community wellness through individual and couples' counselling. My work is centered in a strengths-based and queer -affirming framework drawing from evidence-based therapeutic modalities. Building on clients' existing skills and practices, I seek to create a safe space that facilitates accountability, confidence, and trust in themselves and in their relationships with others. Additionally, I have extensive experience as a groups facilitator exploring behaviour change and emotion regulation, mutual aid, HIV/AIDS, including open and poly-relationships.
(289) 274-9325 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Zac Schraeder
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
As a queer person, I am familiar with this experience and understand these reservations.
You might be here because you are searching for someone to help you with how you're feeling. You may feel anxious, depressed, stressed, or stuck and are hoping to find a compassionate listener who can help. Perhaps you're dealing with big life transitions, marginalization, interpersonal conflict, finding your purpose, or competing priorities. Bringing these complex issues and feelings to therapy can be scary. There is profound healing power in being courageous, listened to, validated, and encouraged. I offer in-person appointments in Toronto and am available virtually in Ontario. I may be on a wait list - please inquire directly.
(647) 576-2458 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
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Eren Deran
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I have a five-year experience as a queer social worker.
Seeking support when you experience a frustrating moment is challenging. If you are here today, please take a moment to validate yourself. You took the first step for your well-being. As a registered social worker/psychotherapist, I am willing to help you on your path. We can talk about the challenging time, feelings, thoughts, sensations and discover each of them. Suppose you are not sure where to focus in your life or need to change it; no worries. It's okay. Together we can discuss your needs, goals and issues. Refugee Claimants & Motor Vehicle Accident Clients are welcome.
(437) 747-1914 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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Sarah G Bickle
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy, RP(Q)
Verified
I have ten years of experience in the mental health field, beginning in working with refugees abroad. This lead me to research treatment development for survivors of sexual trauma. I have been most drawn towards working with clients who are processing trauma, anger, perfectionism, ADHD, and/or sex life ( LGBTQ + friendly). However, my experience extends beyond these populations, and I strive to stay open to the wisdom gained through working with a wide range of demographics and therapeutic approaches. Visit my website for more information!
 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
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Brian Konik
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welcome! You're here because you want to make a change in your life. Maybe you're not sure how, or where. That's ok. Together, we can try to understand why things are happening, find root causes, and identify patterns. Together we can make a custom plan to address your challenges, practice new skills, and find happiness, purpose, or relief. I've seen it: things can get better. I specialize in (1) relationships & sex, (2) anxiety, (3) trauma & healing, (4) stress management, and (5) issues specific to the LGBTQ ( lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , two-spirited, queer ) communities. I have over 10 years experience as a therapist.
 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S
Not accepting new clients
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
My work centres around supporting folks dealing with trauma and systemic oppression, mental illness, gender identity, transition, sexual orientation, and substance use, I tend to focus on working with youth and young adults, specifically young people who are 2S LGBTQIA , QTBIPOC and parts of other marginalized communities.
Aaniin/Boozhoo/Willkommen/Hello, Is life feeling hard? Overwhelming? Emotions feel too big, or maybe not at all? Are you Looking for support for your family or a young person? My goal is to work with people in authentic ways. To journey with folks through difficult, hard, messy, and scary situations. I work from a trauma informed and decolonial, Anti-Black Racism/Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression framework.
(437) 747-8311 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Cressida Frey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welcome. I'm a queer , white, female(ish), therapist specializing in trauma therapy within the 2SLGBTQA+ community. Whenever you are on your journey towards healing, we will honour the complexity of your experiences, enhance emotional processing abilities, deepen compassionate self-awareness, and work towards goals you set for yourself using approaches you find supportive. From a place of deep empathy, gentleness, consent, and compassion, I work with folx navigating anxiety, stress, sadness, transphobia, dissociation, grief, loss, rage, homophobia, self-criticism, shame, trauma, and interpersonal and systemic violence.
 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
Offers online therapy
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Steven Ross Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified
I am an RSW LCSW psychotherapist with a private practice in Toronto and NY serving clients via Zoom/phone in Ontario, NY, NJ. I tend to see a broad assortment of people, many who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty coping. Some struggle with being single, others within their relationship, or with their sexual authenticity. Together through talk therapy we can find a pathway to a deeper understanding and a way to move forward with confidence and security My clients are from different worlds, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual , transgender , non-binary, young and old, single, married, and all those in-between.
(647) 694-7802 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
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William Koné
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP
Verified
Are you someone that identifies as LGBTQ +, seeking an outlet to express one’s worries? Are you a racialized person struggling to find someone you can speak to about life challenges? Have you reached a roadblock in your communication with a romantic partner? LGBTQ + and racialized folks are often limited in spaces that allow them to feel fully seen. With couples, there are often difficulties figuring out where to start in managing conflict. Through a collaborative therapeutic stance, I am to challenge such difficult realities by supporting clients to fulfill their desired goals.
(437) 747-6843 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5R
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Habibi E Feliciano Pérez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I have extensive experience in HIV/AIDS, gay men's issues, coming out, identity issues & self-esteem & relationships with self and others.
Reaching out for support is not always easy, especially for vulnerable & marginalized communities who have been silenced, erased & devalued. Do you find yourself having challenges coping with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, relationships, identity, grief & loss? Do you find past trauma resurfacing? Do you want to find new ways to cope and build self-esteem? As a part of ThriveWell Counselling, I will provide you with a compassionate & nurturing environment, so together we can explore new areas of yourself & life through a trauma-informed, strengths-based & anti-oppressive perspective.
(647) 372-2132 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
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Anton Corvus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), CHT
Verified
I'm a gay non-binary practitioner, self diagnosed as neurodivergent. I offer a safe place for folks under the 2SLGBTQA+ umbrella, including transgender and non-binary people. I work with depression ,anxiety ,childhood sexual abuse, exploring gender identity and expression. I enjoy working with creative people and highly sensitive folks. I work with couples, and support polyamorous/ non-monogamous relationships. This kink and sex positive practice prioritizes co-creating a safe and supportive space.
(647) 699-0644 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4W
Offers online therapy
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Jared K Kovacs
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, RP(Q)
Verified
As a cis gay white settler and a survivor of religious-based conversion therapy, I am aware of the intersecting realities of privilege and oppression.
Before pursuing psychotherapy and counseling, I spent over ten years working with children/youth in the foster care system. There I gained experience working with individuals with complex trauma, FASD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. My area’s of interest include religious trauma, navigating anxiety and depression, grief processing, identity formation, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.
(365) 655-6329 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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Sean Hale
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified
I am an Ottawa based Psychotherapist that can see clients in other locations using virtual platforms. I work with both individuals and couples. I provide an empathetic and non-judgemental approach. I work with a range of clients and specialize in Relationship issues, Men's issues, Life Transitions, Communication, Self-esteem, Identity development, Overcoming Shame, Mood regulation and LGBTQ + issues. My approach is eclectic, meaning that one size does not fit all. I work within your paradigm to find what works for you. I work with you at your pace and using methodologies that are most suited to your needs.
(647) 905-0540 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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John Larsson
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
For close to 30 years I served the HIV/AIDS and Queer communities as a counsellor at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). I am Gay identified. I now am semi-retired and have a small private practice. My approach is uncomplicated. I work from a client-centred, trauma-informed, psycho-social perspective, using a goal-oriented approach. In order to move forward we will need to explore your past.
(289) 277-6554 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
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Art of Thriving
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
My name is Alicia Pinelli, RSW, MSW and I identify as a queer person with lived experience.
You have a power within you to overcome obstacles, and thrive within the life you want for yourself. Starting counselling can be scary, intimidating and overwhelming, and that is okay. At Art of Thriving I help to create space where we can go on a journey together towards building a stronger relationship with yourself, uncovering the power that lives within you, and building towards your goals. If you are looking to decrease your stress, build a healthier and more loving relationship with your body and soul, and embark on a journey designed specifically for you, then you’re in right place.
(289) 275-9480 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5G
Offers online therapy
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Jeff Shepherd
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I'm also passionate about working with fellow LGBTQ + folks and our allies.
Experiencing a lot of stress/anxiety? Having a hard time overcoming your past? Therapy can help. I’m a kind, passionate and experienced counsellor based in Ottawa offering online counselling to adult individuals. My goal is to help you get curious about what’s getting in the way of your mental health, and to find clarity, acceptance and motivation to start feeling better. My work is trauma-informed and you can expect to feel safe, accepted and empowered in session. Visit my website for a video about me, what to expect in session, and how to book.
(343) 307-0842 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S
Not accepting new clients
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Heidi Mehta On Bc Accepting Clients
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I want education, health, and other workers and students to be their best selves. I want queer and trans people to live to tell your powerful stories. Racism is a social determinant of health for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour - I want to foster wellbeing. I want women and non-binary folks to feel empowered. I want to enhance your quality of life as a person with a chronic illness / pain / auto-immune disorders. I want survivors to experience post-traumatic growth. I acknowledge the intersection of identities and support you as a whole person. Allies are welcome. Book now: heidi-mehta.janeapp.com or request a free consult.
(647) 503-0456 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M6G
Offers online therapy
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David W Routledge
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I work with a variety of people including the kink community, the addiction community and the gay and lesbian community.
Please note I am not accepting new clients unless I have worked with you before. In a safe and caring environment, we will work to help you change those aspects of yourself that are getting in the way of your having a more fulfilling life. Characteristics that may have served you well in the past may no longer work.
(647) 360-9033 
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Central Toronto
Toronto, ON M4Y
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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
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