Transgender Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Jay Jonah, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Jay Jonah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I specialize in working with queer, transgender and GNC individuals as well as the parents and partners of 2SILGBTQ individuals. I will work collaboratively with you to navigate life’s challenges, uncover your strengths, build resilience, and broaden your understanding of self and others. When it comes to mental wellness people often suffer in silence. I know from experience breaking the silence and finding the right person to talk to can be freeing. As a person with lived experience of being trans/ queer, depression, anxiety, body shame, and self-doubt I understand the importance of community, chosen family, and support.
(647) 492-1512 
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Toronto, ON M4C
Offers online therapy
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Clyde Thaddeus Mason
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified
Transgender and nonbinary people who are located across what is currently “canada” are my priority clients. If you are transgender , nonbinary, 2S, agender, or questioning and seeking recovery from long-term exposure to trauma, you are welcome here. You carry a history of multiple, overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. Trauma-related flashbacks surface in your sleep or you experience chronic physical pain as a result of your mental health. You may find drug use is a helpful medicine or a method of coping and survival, or you may labour in sex work and you require a therapist who practices harm reduction.
(437) 747-6341 
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Toronto, ON M4J
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Waitlist for new clients
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Hershel T Russell
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified
I'm transgender (assigned female at birth, non-binary, 20+ years post-transition) and older, cheerfully at home in my own skin, and in the LGBTQ2SI ("Gay") world.
It can be pretty daunting to imagine telling a stranger about deeply personal issues. And will it really help? In my own life and in the lives of my clients I have so often seen counselling ease the difficulties life throws at us, make the way forward a little clearer, lay old hurts to rest. If you and I together can build a trusting, respectful "working alliance", I'd say - and much research agrees - that it's likely to make a difference in your life. The (ongoing?) pandemic can bring up old fears and worries, relationship struggles, loneliness. A place with no judgement to talk it all through can make a real difference.
 
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Toronto, ON M4L
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Carey Lawford
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I follow the World Professional Association of Transgender Health Standards of Care.
(They/Them Pronouns) I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with over ten years of experience providing assessment and psychotherapeutic services. I have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto (MSW). In addition to my independent practice, I have a clinical role at a large mental health teaching hospital. I hold Adjunct Lecturer Status in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. My practice is an affirming space for diverse communities, including gender and sexually diverse (LGBTQ) clients and allies.
(647) 696-5198 
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Toronto, ON M4C
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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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Toronto, ON M4W
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Jake Farr
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I specialize in transgender care.
My philosophy is, you are not broken, you are not something to be fixed! There is something you are wanting to change. That is the focus of what we can work on together. All individuals seeking assistance to navigate their life's journey are welcomed. I listen to what your needs are, help provide you with tools to find a path to break down barriers that are keeping you from living your best life. I believe a counsellor and a client must be able to establish a trusting relationship to make the most of the time spent together. I offer structured/non structured therapies depending on the needs of the clients.
(833) 559-7511 
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Toronto, ON M3C
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Jordyn Banks
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
As a transgender woman, I am particularly passionate about working with members of marginalized groups. I have a keen interest LGBTQ+ issues, those dealing with gender identity concerns, sexuality concerns, and those with experience in the sex work industry. Jordyn practices from a sex-positive/kink-aware perspective.
(226) 400-4814 
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Toronto, ON M1T
Offers online therapy
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Caroline Maykut - The Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychologist, PhD, C PSYC
Verified
I have worked in Relationship and Sex Therapy, Compulsive Sexual Behavior, and Transgender Health programs.
I work with a wide variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and phase of life adjustments. I have a special interest in working with individuals, couples, and other relationship systems on issues related to sexual health and function, intimacy, compulsive/problematic sexual behavior, sexual trauma recovery, and gender identity exploration and/or gender transition support. I am affirming and knowledgeable of LGBTQ+, poly/ENM, and kink identities.
(289) 806-3745 
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Toronto, ON M5R
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Leah Keating
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
I also conduct psychodiagnostic assessments, learning disability and ADHD assessments, and assessments and referrals for transgender clients seeking gender-affirming medical interventions.
Many people seek therapy to get through difficult experiences, develop more satisfying and authentic relationships, work on specific challenges, and increase self-awareness. Since 2013, I have supported clients seeking help with a variety of issues including coping with the aftermath of trauma, disordered eating, body image concerns, exploring sexuality and gender identity, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, overwhelming emotions, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(647) 493-4282 
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Toronto, ON M5A
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Makinz M
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
***CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I am a client-centered, trauma-informed practicing queer social worker. I specialize in clinical practice; as well as, connecting my clients to appropriate community services and supports. I am committed to serving diverse communities as a social worker and advocate. I specialize in aiding LQBTQ2s communities with a focus on folks who identify as transgender and non-binary. Moreover, I have years of experience working with individuals with disabilities, dual diagnosis, mental health, specifically mood disorders, and trauma.
(647) 492-5207 
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Toronto, ON M6H
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Andrew Holmes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
As a queer transgender clinical social worker, I have 14 years of experience working in the area of life transitions, trauma and compassion fatigue.
Your past does not have to define your future. You are not doomed to continually repeat the same mistakes. There is a way to manage your stress, racing thoughts, and overwhelming emotions. You have another story waiting to be lived. There is help, there is hope and there is healing. With my help, training and approach to healing, you can heal and grow beyond what you think is possible. I know this because I have healed from my own trauma story. It is possible to experience joy.
(647) 492-9244 
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Toronto, ON M4K
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Marie-Pierre Fontaine-Paquet
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have received training to provide assessments and referrals for transgender clients.
Many of us face times in our lives when we need support to get through difficult periods. I see psychotherapy as a safe space to explore yourself, gain self-insight and understanding, and develop tools and resources to face the ups and downs of life. Since 2011, I have had the chance to work with adults with various needs and challenges. I have supported clients to work through relationship difficulties, repetitive patterns that were no longer serving them, anxiety, depression, painful emotions related to present or past events (including traumas), self-esteem issues, grief and loss, and adjustment to chronic illness.
(514) 647-2202 
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Toronto, ON M5G
Not accepting new clients
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Kumasi Jay Gwynne
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
I am a mixed race, transgender and queer therapist that is happy to work with others of the same background as well as those who may differ from me.
Entering into therapy can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. Whether dealing with current problems or kicking up the dust around issues that have long been neglected, I will help you navigate your emotional world with compassion, sensitivity, and patience. You may fear the emotions that result from this exploration, but we will take things at your pace. My greatest hope and privilege is to be supportive of you in your journey of self-discovery.
 
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Toronto, ON M6K
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Tynan Rhea, Sex & Relationship Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Whether that is within queer relationships, transgender identities, postpartum/adjusting to parenthood, or exploring their asexuality.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO (008887). Explore your relationships and sexuality in a space free of judgement. I take a non-pathologizing, non-judgmental, holistic approach to sex counselling, relationship counselling, and couples therapy that incorporates an understanding of how our sexuality is shaped by the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit. I believe there are limitless ways to live a pleasurable life when practiced in a compassionate, caring, consensual environment.
 
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Toronto, ON M4K
Offers online therapy
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Dr. James Cantor, CPsych Toronto Sexuality Centre
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, ATSAF
Verified
Dr. James Cantor is the Director of the Toronto Sexuality Centre. The TSC provides state-of-the-art, empirically-supported, psychological services for the broad range of sexual behaviour issues, gender expressions, and couple and relationship conflicts. Issues TSC staff can help with: sex addiction, low sexual desire, sexual pain problems; premature ejaculation, delayed orgasm, exploring kink and atypical sexualities, confronting potentially harmful sexual urges, couple conflicts, sexual incompatibilities, poly- relationship issues, sexual minority issues, and understanding spouses and family members expressing transgender needs.
(844) 311-2156 x12 
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Toronto, ON M5B
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Alison Sharp
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCSW
Verified
While I work with clients on a range of concerns, I have extensive experience working with people who have endured abuse or neglect, as well as with people of transgender experience and queer people.
There are so many reasons why you might be thinking about therapy and I am so pleased you landed here. Maybe you’re looking for support in navigating life transitions (big or small!), increasing self-confidence, or improving your relationships; maybe you’ve noticed a habit of getting in your own way when it comes personal or professional goals – I can help you make sense of these patterns and make the changes you want. Together we will build on your strengths, learn new coping skills, and work towards a more fulfilling life for you.
(437) 291-8756 
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Toronto, ON M6P
Offers online therapy
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Yasmin Kowlessar
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I work to support my clients in adopting mental wellness, exploring identity formation, understanding intergenerational trauma, navigating issues related to body image and gender dysphoria , and negotiating interpersonal relationships.
As a queer, Trini-Canadian woman, I combine my knowledge of psychology with my intersectional feminist values and lived experiences when supporting my clients. I specialize in working with LGBTQ and BIPOC (racialized) clients as well as intersectional identities. In addition to expertise in culturally-sensitive therapy, I'm also well-versed in issues related to queer and trans health, polyamory/non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM culture.
(647) 492-2640 
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Toronto, ON M6G
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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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Toronto, ON M5S
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Lisa Shouldice
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCP
Verified
I work within the LGBTQ community supporting gay, lesbian and transgender people.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I offer individual, couple/family counselling. I use emotion and solution-focused techniques in session. We will talk about and explore feelings, helping you completely process emotions, to better guide you in relationships and decision-making. I will also help you learn healthy relationship skills and other issues you may be struggling with ex: boundaries, assertiveness. We will explore what your personal triggers are and how they impact your life, enabling you to move forward. These concerns will be explored together in a safe, open dialogue in which you feel cared for.
(855) 997-1457 
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Toronto, ON M6G
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Lorraine M Munro (She They)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Specific areas of experience include healing from trauma; settlement and transition; parenting; work stressors, sex work and non-traditional work; gender, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender experience; sexuality and relationships, including polyamory, monogamy, kink and working through conflict.
THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS BY EMAIL (SEE www.lorrainemunro.com), NOT PHONE. As a counsellor, I support you in fostering authentic relationships with yourself and your communities. I offer a space for reflection that is non-judgmental, queer positive - and has wheelchair access. I draw on a variety of approaches, with a focus on what works for you, and the different parts of you.
(855) 980-1801 
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Toronto, ON M4Y
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Transgender Counsellors
We should make clear that not all the counsellors listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialise in helping with aspects of being transgender in Toronto and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Toronto or for a Toronto transgender counsellor these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Toronto may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly counselors in Toronto, transgender friendly counsellors in Toronto, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly therapists.

Counselling for transgender issues in Toronto can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.