LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Downtown, Toronto, ON

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Ricky Rodrigues
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Life is full of challenges, but you don’t have to face them alone. In counselling, you have the opportunity to work with someone who can help you navigate these challenges by assessing your needs and strengths, exploring possible options with you, providing you with information and resources, and/or supporting you with developing coping strategies. In my practice, I apply knowledge and skills gained from my education, employment, and ongoing learning while also drawing on my lived experience as a queer guy who has faced his own struggles with mental health, trauma, family conflict, and other experiences.
(647) 697-5818 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
Not accepting new clients
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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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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
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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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
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Praney Anand
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with CRPO and have extensive experience working with heterosexual & queer individuals and couples.
I welcome you with an open mind and a willingness to learn more about whatever might be holding you back in life or your relationship(s). I provide a safe space for individuals and couples to explore situations and emotions that might be causing distress. I do this by combining my training in human sexuality and counselling. I not only want you to feel heard but also feel supported, understood, and empowered to improve the quality of your life and your relationship(s). My approach to therapy is client-centred and collaborative. I strive to explore solutions that work for you in your environment.
(437) 291-8249 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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Emily Duffin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I work closely with LGBTQ + folks (frequently non-binary and trans folks) and people living with HIV.
Sometimes you just need to talk with someone who gets it. I am a strong communicator who is professional and calm under pressure and I provide empathetic, welcoming, evidence-based engagement and support for clients seeking online therapy in Toronto. I have worked across adult healthcare and mental health settings with a focus on psychotherapy. I approach my work with clients in a way that is client-centred, highly ethical, harm reduction oriented and attachment/trauma-informed. I am continually seeking to be intersectional, feminist, anti-oppressive and anti-racist in my practice, and celebrate the LGBTQ + community.
(437) 747-4918 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M4M
Not accepting new clients
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Kurtiss Trowbridge
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I've worked the LGBTQ community and those navigating an HIV diagnosis, I am sensitive to my client's unique experiences, and work from an anti-oppressive framework.
Deciding to seek support is not always easy. Typically it's made when a conflict gets to the point where it can no longer be managed alone. Once the decision has been made, there can be fear or unease around talking about vulnerable emotions or life situations. I recognize the courage that it takes to reach out for help, and endeavour to work from a framework of empowerment so clients can uncover their inherent strengths and abilities. Solutions to our troubles often lie within, however the journey to uncovering these is one that many people struggle to walk alone.
(289) 210-7333 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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Monica Goulet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
If you are struggling with overwhelming emotions, relationship issues, marginalization, or trauma, you may find hope and empowerment through therapy. As a queer , non-binary therapist, I focus on social justice and how oppression can both impact you and be resisted on a personal level. I will support you to work with overwhelming emotions so that they don’t control you or damage your relationships, and instead guide you towards a more fulfilling life. Through a supportive and collaborative relationship, we can deeply understand your experiences, help you heal from their impacts, and work towards your hopes for your life.
(437) 747-5210 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5R
Offers online therapy
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Kerry-Lin McGuire
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I welcome folks from the LGBTQIA + community, racialized folks, and anyone that sees themselves as other.
I am personable, approachable, and flexible, and I will work with you to establish your goals for therapy, and help to process the issues that come up for you. My approach is seated in a place of curiosity and empathy, and I see myself as your advocate. I sometimes use humour during our sessions to reduce stress, and provide relatable examples so that you can integrate therapeutic skills into your life. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.
(613) 704-4738 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6G
Offers online therapy
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Mindful Counselling Toronto
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am a registered Social Worker, trauma therapist and clinical counselling supervisor. I have served 18 years 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 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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Anton Corvus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), CHT
Verified
As a gay transmasc practitioner, I offer a safe place for folks under the LGBTQ umbrella, including transgender and non-binary people. I have a passion in supporting folks who can’t say no, need to keep busy, have depression or anxiety, have experienced childhood sexual abuse, intergenerational trauma. I enjoy working with creative people and empath's (highly sensitive people who have difficulty managing their and others emotions). A kink and sex positive practice offering a safe and supportive space for sex workers.
(647) 699-0644 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5E
Offers online therapy
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J P Robichaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
I am an out person of Kink, a staunch supporter of LGBTQIA and Sex Worker rights, have organized educational events for the alt-sex community, and teach workshops on the complexity and importance of positive consent practices and clear communication.
We all have times in our lives when we know something is wrong, even if we don’t know what it is. You might feel off-balance, low energy, not yourself. Often you feel like you want to talk about what’s happening with someone, even if you aren't yet clear about it. You want to be able to talk with someone who won’t judge you, who won’t second guess your experiences, or try to explain them away, or try to rewrite your story for you. You want to be able to talk with someone who will listen without an agenda. Someone who can provide understanding and compassion, patience and authenticity. Let's talk.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
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Moustafa Abdelrahman
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MBA
Verified
***CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Therapy takes courage. My approach is supportive, collaborative, and genuine. I balance my knowledge of theory and technique with a non-judgemental, compassionate and affirming environment to support goals and work towards where you want to be in life. I work with adults of various ages, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. I have extensive experience working with and supporting LGBTQIA + individuals. I am also proficient in both English and Arabic. Having lived in the Middle East a significant part of my life, I am familiar with the cultural issues.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
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Allison Reeves
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
My name is Dr. Allison Reeves and I am a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in Ontario. "Parkdale Psychology" is my clinical practice, which is located at Queen and Dufferin in South Parkdale, Toronto. I offer therapy services for those who are committed to personal growth and who are looking for support in overcoming life's challenges. I also provide couples therapy as well as assessment and diagnosis. My psychotherapy services are trauma informed and LGBTQ + affirming.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
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Lou Gallo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My name is Lou Gallo and I am a trans -identified clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have worked in school settings, in the community with LGBTQ2IS youth, and within clinical mental health setttings. I have a specialization working with adults who have experienced trauma, including those who have experiences of suicidality and suicidal behaviours. I also have specific experience supporting people who identify as having a Learning Disability and/or ADHD.
(437) 747-6067 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M4M
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Armita Hosseini
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MA
Verified
My practice is LGBTQ affirmative.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I take an evidence-based and integrative approach to psychological treatment and my goal is to create a safe space that empowers my clients, helps them feel understood and supported to challenge life’s difficulties and ultimately thrive. I believe change is possible when relationships are grounded in trust, openness, and strengths are discovered and celebrated. As I learn about your challenges, I hope to work alongside you, your child or family with a compassionate ear.
(647) 371-1931 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5V
Offers online therapy
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Shiva Safari
Registered Psychotherapist, MFT, RP , CHT
Verified
I welcome individuals, couples and families who identify as heterosexual or LGBTQ +. In session, we focus on emotions and how to create safety, trust and confidence in your interactions with family members, significant others, colleagues and friends. I welcome clients from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. I can offer therapy in Farsi, Italian, German and English. I also have a working knowledge of French.
(437) 747-1926 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5C
Offers online therapy
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Sonya Jf Barnett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
As a member of the LGBTQ + community, I want to provide safer spaces for people to explore themselves and their needs when it can be difficult to find them elsewhere.
Our lives can sometimes be filled with pleasure and wonder, but they can also be filled with turmoil and pain. Problems can arise that lead to anxiety, depression, or other symptoms that affect daily living. My desire is to not only help you live, but to thrive. If your experiences with friends, relationships, and intimacy have made life challenging, be comforted that there is hope. We’ll work together toward a path of healing that is creative, unique, and right for you. I do not subscribe to pathologizing a person’s experiences; my passion lies with helping others safely and curiously navigate what is happening in their lives.
(437) 747-7918 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6J
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Ridley
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
My clinical practice is trauma informed and queer friendly.
My name is Matthew Ridley and I am a registered Psychotherapist. My psychotherapy approach is growth oriented, and focuses on developing insight and taking action that leads to greater fulfillment, satisfaction and ease in my client’s lives. I work with clients experiencing a variety of forms of psychological and interpersonal distress, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and sexual concerns.
(647) 491-6735 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M6K
Offers online therapy
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Toronto Trauma Theapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I offer individual therapy to adults (18+) who are interested in exploring the complexities of their past in order to understand who they are today. This work is connected to understanding the relationships around us, our grief, and our identities. We will also explore behaviours that may be getting in the way of leading the life you want, for example, confusion about identity, self harm, suicidal ideation/behaviours and relationship patterns. I welcome people from various social locations, including from the queer / trans community, and offer a sex-positive, Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive space.
 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M4M
Not accepting new clients
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The Mindful Way
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, online psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experiencing working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
(647) 360-6457 
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Downtown
Toronto, ON M5E
Offers online therapy


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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
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