LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Toronto, ON

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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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Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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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Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
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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.
Currently on a wait list - please inquire directly. 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.
(647) 576-2458 
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Toronto, ON M6J
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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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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Toronto, ON M5S
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michelle Denise Winterburn
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
LGBTQ + with over 25 years’ experience working with diverse populations, a Diploma in Human Services Counselling, Honours B.
Are you ready to get out of the loop you’ve found yourself stuck in? Do you know there is something better for you, but you can’t seem to figure out how to get there? Do you feel shackled by your past or the image others may have of you? Are you ready to access and claim your inner power?
(289) 210-7009 
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Toronto, ON M6R
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 now semi-retired and have a small private practice. My approach is uncomplicated. I work from a client-centred, trauma-informed, psychosocial 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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Toronto, ON M4E
Offers online therapy
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LGBTQ Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
LGBTQ Counselling is a place where human rights are respected and where lesbian , gay , bisexual , trans , two spirit and queer people, their friends and allies, are all welcomed and supported.
LGBTQ Counselling is a therapeutic practice dedicated to the care of, and treatment for, members (18+) of queer (LGBTQ2SIA+) communities by a queer identified counsellor.
 
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Toronto, ON M4K
Not accepting new clients
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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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Toronto, ON M5S
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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Toronto, ON M5S
Not accepting new clients
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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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Toronto, ON M4Y
Offers online therapy
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Cressida Frey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My practice centres an understanding of how systemic and identity-based violence impacts the health and well-being of queer and trans communities.
Welcome. I'm a queer therapist specializing in trauma therapy within the 2SLGBTQA+ community. Whenever you are on your journey towards healing, we will honour the complexity of the experiences that have led you here, enhance emotional processing, deepen 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 primarily with LGBTQ + folks with experiences of anxiety, stress, sadness, transphobia, dissociation, grief, loss, rage, homophobia, self-criticism, shame, trauma, and interpersonal and systemic violence.
 
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Toronto, ON M5R
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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Toronto, ON M5A
Offers online therapy
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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 find solutions to the challenges in your life 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 struggled with challenges related to mental health, trauma, family conflict, and other experiences.
(647) 697-5818 
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Toronto, ON M6J
Not accepting new clients
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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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Toronto, ON M5R
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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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Toronto, ON M5A
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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Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
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Steff Armstrong
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Welcome! I am a queer and gender queer person who is committed to personal growth & continuous learning both in my professional & personal life. I aim to bring an intersectional, anti-oppressive, & harm reduction lens to my practice. This includes an understanding of how systemic power & privilege impact our lives, our experiences, how we see the world & how the world sees us. I want to work with you to address your needs & concerns so that you are able to create goals, achieve personal growth & work towards mental wellness. This may include working through anxiety, depression, work stressors, & family issues.
(902) 901-5799 
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Toronto, ON M2M
Offers online therapy
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Charlotte Laws
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, HBASc, RP
Verified
During my career in Mental Health and Addictions I have worked with many different populations, though my passion has been working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, people in the LGBT2SQ community, and in recent years, a focus on working with Trans folks. Do you need help coping with anxiety, setting boundaries with those around you, or navigating changes in life situation? Are you coming out as LGBT2SQ and need support? Are you looking to transition and want a trans friendly therapist? Are you burned out at work and looking for someone to talk to? If so, I’d love to be of help.
(249) 501-9189 
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Toronto, ON M1T
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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Toronto, ON M5S
Not accepting new clients


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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Toronto. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.