Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Sanaria Hussain
Registered Social Worker, LMSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed therapist specializing in trauma and relationships. I help individuals and romantic partners navigate emotional and relational triggers, and create a better relationship with themselves and others.
I’m a licensed therapist specializing in trauma and relationships. I help individuals and romantic partners navigate emotional and relational triggers, and create a better relationship with themselves and others.
(437) 747-6505 View (437) 747-6505
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Tania Medeiros
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Taking a trauma-informed and embodied approach in our work together, we can learn to practice openness, curiosity, and to safely be present with ourselves.
When life begins to feel challenging and overwhelming, it can be difficult to create space for calm and stillness. We may even seek to avoid the quiet altogether, fearing the thoughts that arise or the emotions we keep buried beneath the surface. It often feels easier to distract ourselves from our thoughts or to numb and detach from the challenging emotions that inevitably emerge. Therapy can provide us with a space to turn inward and deeply connect with ourselves, allowing us to bring awareness to our patterns, better understand our needs, move towards acceptance, or even work towards change.
Taking a trauma-informed and embodied approach in our work together, we can learn to practice openness, curiosity, and to safely be present with ourselves.
When life begins to feel challenging and overwhelming, it can be difficult to create space for calm and stillness. We may even seek to avoid the quiet altogether, fearing the thoughts that arise or the emotions we keep buried beneath the surface. It often feels easier to distract ourselves from our thoughts or to numb and detach from the challenging emotions that inevitably emerge. Therapy can provide us with a space to turn inward and deeply connect with ourselves, allowing us to bring awareness to our patterns, better understand our needs, move towards acceptance, or even work towards change.
(289) 677-0153 View (289) 677-0153
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Sandra Flear
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6R
Are you struggling with feeling sad, anxious, angry, ashamed, lonely, or confused? Are you struggling within yourself or in your relationship? Psychotherapy can really help. It helps enormously to have a safe person to be able to feel, express, digest and understand your experience with, including how it was shaped by your early relationships in life. Our early development powerfully shapes how we feel about ourselves and what we expect in our lives and in our relationships. More freedom, connection, and joy is possible. I work with adults, specializing in relationships, self-esteem, body image, parenting, and trauma recovery.
Are you struggling with feeling sad, anxious, angry, ashamed, lonely, or confused? Are you struggling within yourself or in your relationship? Psychotherapy can really help. It helps enormously to have a safe person to be able to feel, express, digest and understand your experience with, including how it was shaped by your early relationships in life. Our early development powerfully shapes how we feel about ourselves and what we expect in our lives and in our relationships. More freedom, connection, and joy is possible. I work with adults, specializing in relationships, self-esteem, body image, parenting, and trauma recovery.
(365) 607-0822 View (365) 607-0822
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Yzobela (Isabella) Hyett Perinatal Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, PMH-C
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Specializing in Pregnancy/Postpartum and Women's issues. You are not broken - you are dealing with stress, grief, or trauma, as well as family, relationships, and work. You're feeling overwhelmed - your big emotions or negative thoughts are running the show, and you're looking for ways to feel more centred and in control. Therapy provides a safe, compassionate space where we can tap into our own wisdom and learn how to show up in our lives as the people we want to be. I can help you make sense of how you got here, get clarity on the inner conflicts that are making you feel stuck, and find a clearer vision of your path to wellness.
Specializing in Pregnancy/Postpartum and Women's issues. You are not broken - you are dealing with stress, grief, or trauma, as well as family, relationships, and work. You're feeling overwhelmed - your big emotions or negative thoughts are running the show, and you're looking for ways to feel more centred and in control. Therapy provides a safe, compassionate space where we can tap into our own wisdom and learn how to show up in our lives as the people we want to be. I can help you make sense of how you got here, get clarity on the inner conflicts that are making you feel stuck, and find a clearer vision of your path to wellness.
(647) 492-9449 View (647) 492-9449
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Ashley Davidson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P  (Online Only)
My areas of focus are treatment of general trauma, sexual trauma, anxiety & emotion dysregulation.
Many of us have life experiences that shake up our worlds and dramatically transform how we see ourselves. They may be relationship breakdowns, major traumas, the loss of a family pet, becoming a parent, or receiving a life-changing diagnosis. These challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed and oftentimes isolated - know that you are not alone. My role is to help you to feel heard, make sense of difficult experiences, as well as teach you strategies to cope with distressing thoughts and emotions that accompany trauma and anxiety. Together we can work towards reconnecting you with who you are and the life you wish to lead.
My areas of focus are treatment of general trauma, sexual trauma, anxiety & emotion dysregulation.
Many of us have life experiences that shake up our worlds and dramatically transform how we see ourselves. They may be relationship breakdowns, major traumas, the loss of a family pet, becoming a parent, or receiving a life-changing diagnosis. These challenges can leave us feeling overwhelmed and oftentimes isolated - know that you are not alone. My role is to help you to feel heard, make sense of difficult experiences, as well as teach you strategies to cope with distressing thoughts and emotions that accompany trauma and anxiety. Together we can work towards reconnecting you with who you are and the life you wish to lead.
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Karina Rakhimova
Registered Psychotherapist, MPs, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
My understanding and ways of helping with experiences of relational wounds and “broken heart”, emotional “burnout” and overwhelm, grief and loss, uncertainty and fear, despair and loneliness are deeply informed by attachment-based, emotion-focused, somatic-oriented, psychodynamic, trauma-focused, neurobiology informed approaches in therapy.
Sometimes we are looking for change, figuring out our next step, or getting stuck and not living our lives fully. There could be moments of deep emotional pain and struggle when we feel alone and vulnerable, facing isolation, grief, loss or insecurities in important relationships. Not always we see clearly how to tackle those and we want to have someone to check with, be heard and seen, or get ideas for new directions. Learning to face inevitable life challenges, upsets, and crises of existence with confidence is what therapy is all about.
My understanding and ways of helping with experiences of relational wounds and “broken heart”, emotional “burnout” and overwhelm, grief and loss, uncertainty and fear, despair and loneliness are deeply informed by attachment-based, emotion-focused, somatic-oriented, psychodynamic, trauma-focused, neurobiology informed approaches in therapy.
Sometimes we are looking for change, figuring out our next step, or getting stuck and not living our lives fully. There could be moments of deep emotional pain and struggle when we feel alone and vulnerable, facing isolation, grief, loss or insecurities in important relationships. Not always we see clearly how to tackle those and we want to have someone to check with, be heard and seen, or get ideas for new directions. Learning to face inevitable life challenges, upsets, and crises of existence with confidence is what therapy is all about.
(647) 930-2295 View (647) 930-2295
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Edna Aryee Ph D
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
My eclectic and person-centred approach draws heavily on evidence-based scientific modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma (EMDR, CPT, ACT & ART), Positive Psychology, Existential-Humanistic, and Relational-Cultural Theory.
Navigating the different pathways of life can be challenging, and often, no one understands your story, and you may feel lost in figuring things out on your own. I am here to SUPPORT you because you haven't come this far to stay stuck here! Like Michael Jordan, "Obstacles do not have to stop you. You don't turn around and give up if you run into a wall. You figure out how to climb, go through, or work around it." As an experienced therapist, I can challenge you to become the best version of yourself by creating a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal mental health. I am accepting NEW Clients (individuals & couples).
My eclectic and person-centred approach draws heavily on evidence-based scientific modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma (EMDR, CPT, ACT & ART), Positive Psychology, Existential-Humanistic, and Relational-Cultural Theory.
Navigating the different pathways of life can be challenging, and often, no one understands your story, and you may feel lost in figuring things out on your own. I am here to SUPPORT you because you haven't come this far to stay stuck here! Like Michael Jordan, "Obstacles do not have to stop you. You don't turn around and give up if you run into a wall. You figure out how to climb, go through, or work around it." As an experienced therapist, I can challenge you to become the best version of yourself by creating a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal mental health. I am accepting NEW Clients (individuals & couples).
(437) 800-2762 View (437) 800-2762
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Jillian Hosey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
Not accepting new clients
Jillian is a Clinical Social Worker and Trauma Therapist with extensive experience providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to persons of all ages who are struggling with experiences of trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, attachment and developmental trauma, and symptoms of dissociation/dissociative disorders. Jillian is trained in EMDR, various dissociation based therapies, Havening, Deep Brain Reorienting, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, and Clinical Hypnosis. Jillian deeply values the mind-body connection and an integrative approach to therapy that uniquely meets each person where they are in their healing journey.
Jillian is a Clinical Social Worker and Trauma Therapist with extensive experience providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to persons of all ages who are struggling with experiences of trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, attachment and developmental trauma, and symptoms of dissociation/dissociative disorders. Jillian is trained in EMDR, various dissociation based therapies, Havening, Deep Brain Reorienting, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, and Clinical Hypnosis. Jillian deeply values the mind-body connection and an integrative approach to therapy that uniquely meets each person where they are in their healing journey.
(833) 300-0781 View (833) 300-0781
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Caroline Boutefeu
Registered Psychotherapist, MAC, MsPsych
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P
If you're navigating the complexities of trauma, depression, or anxiety, you're not alone. While I specialize in these areas, my approach resonates with anyone seeking deeper understanding and growth. I also emphasize understanding your social and cultural context and recognizing the importance of your unique identity and values. Together, we'll delve into your feelings, explore personal experiences, and foster a path toward empowerment, crafting strategies that align with your journey and emotional well-being.
If you're navigating the complexities of trauma, depression, or anxiety, you're not alone. While I specialize in these areas, my approach resonates with anyone seeking deeper understanding and growth. I also emphasize understanding your social and cultural context and recognizing the importance of your unique identity and values. Together, we'll delve into your feelings, explore personal experiences, and foster a path toward empowerment, crafting strategies that align with your journey and emotional well-being.
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Angiela Teo
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4L  (Online Only)
I am attuned to issues on stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, relationships, existential concerns and spirituality.
Whether you are struggling with specific issues or seeking deeper meaning in your life, I am here to listen and guide you to connect with your inner wisdom and resources to help you navigate through life challenges and improve the quality of your life. Drawing upon my training and experience in a variety of approaches, particularly somatic based approaches such as Sensorimotor (Level 2), TIST and Mindfulness, our work together will enable you to pay attention to the body mind in a caring and non judgmental way. Such skills can support you in regulating your emotions effectively and shift habit patterns that no longer serve you.
I am attuned to issues on stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, relationships, existential concerns and spirituality.
Whether you are struggling with specific issues or seeking deeper meaning in your life, I am here to listen and guide you to connect with your inner wisdom and resources to help you navigate through life challenges and improve the quality of your life. Drawing upon my training and experience in a variety of approaches, particularly somatic based approaches such as Sensorimotor (Level 2), TIST and Mindfulness, our work together will enable you to pay attention to the body mind in a caring and non judgmental way. Such skills can support you in regulating your emotions effectively and shift habit patterns that no longer serve you.
(647) 370-4997 View (647) 370-4997
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Shahnaz Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, domestic violence, acute and chronic/complex trauma comprise some of the challenges individuals experience in their lives. If you are a person struggling with any of these issues and/or experience other mental health concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out for a brief chat to discuss whether I am the right therapist for you. I am a Registered Master of Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with over 25 years of extensive experience serving complex mental health needs for individuals, couples, and families. I offer services in English, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, domestic violence, acute and chronic/complex trauma comprise some of the challenges individuals experience in their lives. If you are a person struggling with any of these issues and/or experience other mental health concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out for a brief chat to discuss whether I am the right therapist for you. I am a Registered Master of Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with over 25 years of extensive experience serving complex mental health needs for individuals, couples, and families. I offer services in English, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
(844) 402-2059 View (844) 402-2059
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Ivanna Bilak
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
Life experiences can overwhelm our ability to cope, and it is courageous to seek support in dealing with these challenges. I believe therapy should be a collaborative and creative process between client and therapist that involves all aspects of oneself, so that wellness can be experienced in an integrated and sustainable way. Working in the field of holistic wellness for the past seven years, with a specific emphasis on mental health and trauma-informed practices, I am committed to creating supportive spaces for individuals to deepen their relationship with themselves and expand their capacity to engage with life.
Life experiences can overwhelm our ability to cope, and it is courageous to seek support in dealing with these challenges. I believe therapy should be a collaborative and creative process between client and therapist that involves all aspects of oneself, so that wellness can be experienced in an integrated and sustainable way. Working in the field of holistic wellness for the past seven years, with a specific emphasis on mental health and trauma-informed practices, I am committed to creating supportive spaces for individuals to deepen their relationship with themselves and expand their capacity to engage with life.
(289) 278-6814 View (289) 278-6814
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Dana Kamin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
We will work together to build resilience, tap into strengths, and lessen the challenges that come with anxiety, depression, PTSD/C-PTSD, OCD, hoarding and other mental health challenges.
Do you find past trauma affecting your day-to-day life? Are you looking for a safe space to discuss challenges you might struggle to put into words? Perhaps it’s hard to recognize the roots of uncomfortable feelings and everyday struggles, but you know you don’t want to feel the way you do. I started ThriveWell Counselling in 2017, with the unwavering belief in the possibilities of moving from Surviving to Thriving. As a Registered Social Worker (RSW), EMDR Certified Therapist and Clinic Owner, I believe that counselling and psychotherapy are often an integral part of healing and learning to not only thrive, but to thrive well!
We will work together to build resilience, tap into strengths, and lessen the challenges that come with anxiety, depression, PTSD/C-PTSD, OCD, hoarding and other mental health challenges.
Do you find past trauma affecting your day-to-day life? Are you looking for a safe space to discuss challenges you might struggle to put into words? Perhaps it’s hard to recognize the roots of uncomfortable feelings and everyday struggles, but you know you don’t want to feel the way you do. I started ThriveWell Counselling in 2017, with the unwavering belief in the possibilities of moving from Surviving to Thriving. As a Registered Social Worker (RSW), EMDR Certified Therapist and Clinic Owner, I believe that counselling and psychotherapy are often an integral part of healing and learning to not only thrive, but to thrive well!
(437) 747-8183 View (437) 747-8183
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Ranim Kattan
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
Reaching out for support is a monumental step, and I am honoured to accompany you on this journey. I offer empathic, personalized, client-focused care and work from a holistic framework that integrates all aspects of your life. As a Lebanese immigrant, I also recognize the significance of cultural nuance and values. I support clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, complex trauma and PTSD, and relationship issues. Whether you are in crisis, struggling with ongoing challenges, or find yourself stuck in patterns that no longer serve you, this is a space to explore your inner world and build your resilience.
Reaching out for support is a monumental step, and I am honoured to accompany you on this journey. I offer empathic, personalized, client-focused care and work from a holistic framework that integrates all aspects of your life. As a Lebanese immigrant, I also recognize the significance of cultural nuance and values. I support clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, complex trauma and PTSD, and relationship issues. Whether you are in crisis, struggling with ongoing challenges, or find yourself stuck in patterns that no longer serve you, this is a space to explore your inner world and build your resilience.
(647) 694-4669 View (647) 694-4669
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Himel Das - Anxiety, Depression, Trauma Specialty
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, OAMHP, BSP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Do you often feel anxious, worried, and depressed? How about frustrated or even guilty? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, feel lost trying to understand your mind, and want to reduce the impact of painful thoughts and feelings. My work focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional issues. I can help you to find calm and peace in your life, and create a rich, full and meaningful life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I also hold a master's degree in counselling psychology, certification in counselling skills, MBCT, hypnosis, telehealth and trauma.
Do you often feel anxious, worried, and depressed? How about frustrated or even guilty? Perhaps you have experienced trauma, feel lost trying to understand your mind, and want to reduce the impact of painful thoughts and feelings. My work focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional issues. I can help you to find calm and peace in your life, and create a rich, full and meaningful life. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I also hold a master's degree in counselling psychology, certification in counselling skills, MBCT, hypnosis, telehealth and trauma.
(289) 207-5317 View (289) 207-5317
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Brittany McCaughey
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P  (Online Only)
I have 5 years of experience working in community mental health with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Do you have a difficult time looking at yourself with compassion and acceptance because the way you react, behave, and feel is wrong? Maybe it’s reacting with anger and defensiveness, or isolation and shutting down. Maybe it’s feeling like you are not smart enough. attractive enough, or simply not enough. Either way, you are left feeling ashamed of who you are. Imagine a life where you did not feel this way. You did not feel controlled by your emotions, you found joy in the ups and downs, and you look at yourself in a positive light. Beginning therapy is nerve-wracking, but I hope you take a moment (and a deep breath) to reach out.
I have 5 years of experience working in community mental health with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Do you have a difficult time looking at yourself with compassion and acceptance because the way you react, behave, and feel is wrong? Maybe it’s reacting with anger and defensiveness, or isolation and shutting down. Maybe it’s feeling like you are not smart enough. attractive enough, or simply not enough. Either way, you are left feeling ashamed of who you are. Imagine a life where you did not feel this way. You did not feel controlled by your emotions, you found joy in the ups and downs, and you look at yourself in a positive light. Beginning therapy is nerve-wracking, but I hope you take a moment (and a deep breath) to reach out.
(437) 372-5275 View (437) 372-5275
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Ryan A. Spodek
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4N
I have a special interest and specialized training in treating individuals suffering from addictions and trauma, specifically behavioral addictions including sex, pornography, internet, online gaming and gambling addiction, as well as substance addictions including alcohol, drug and chemical addictions.
I am a Clinical Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having earned my Master's degree from Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a professional member of International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My clinical practice focuses on treating difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness and other psychological/emotional issues, through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and traditional psychotherapy.
I have a special interest and specialized training in treating individuals suffering from addictions and trauma, specifically behavioral addictions including sex, pornography, internet, online gaming and gambling addiction, as well as substance addictions including alcohol, drug and chemical addictions.
I am a Clinical Social Worker, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, having earned my Master's degree from Yeshiva University- Wurzweiler School of Social Work. I am a professional member of International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. My clinical practice focuses on treating difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness and other psychological/emotional issues, through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and traditional psychotherapy.
(647) 931-3970 View (647) 931-3970
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Brendan McLarty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I operate with a person-centered, anti-oppressive, trans-diagnostic, and trauma-informed lens.
Are you feeling stuck in life? Do you feel isolated? Are you having difficulty moving forward after a painful loss or life change? Are you looking for ways to better manage your emotions? It is my belief that our unique life experiences require a personalized approach to help us reach our goals in the face of pain. One size does not fit all. Sessions with me are experiential in nature, with a focus on developing present moment awareness of one’s inner and outer world. Through the cultivation of mindfulness and other skills, I aim to help individuals harness that self knowledge to find ways to engage in values-based living.
I operate with a person-centered, anti-oppressive, trans-diagnostic, and trauma-informed lens.
Are you feeling stuck in life? Do you feel isolated? Are you having difficulty moving forward after a painful loss or life change? Are you looking for ways to better manage your emotions? It is my belief that our unique life experiences require a personalized approach to help us reach our goals in the face of pain. One size does not fit all. Sessions with me are experiential in nature, with a focus on developing present moment awareness of one’s inner and outer world. Through the cultivation of mindfulness and other skills, I aim to help individuals harness that self knowledge to find ways to engage in values-based living.
(437) 292-3750 View (437) 292-3750
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Jeanine S. K. Claus
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Shé:kon! I'm an Indigiqueer, trauma-informed and open-minded practitioner who will affirm your strengths and experiences. People see me because they want support with concerns such as coping with the world, anxieties, fears or intergenerational trauma. Or maybe folks have identities, behaviours and relations that no longer serve them: maybe they would like to cut down on drinking or leave a relationship or enter a new line of work. They are looking for someone who offers gentle, non-judgmental and authentic support that is tailored for them and their needs.
Shé:kon! I'm an Indigiqueer, trauma-informed and open-minded practitioner who will affirm your strengths and experiences. People see me because they want support with concerns such as coping with the world, anxieties, fears or intergenerational trauma. Or maybe folks have identities, behaviours and relations that no longer serve them: maybe they would like to cut down on drinking or leave a relationship or enter a new line of work. They are looking for someone who offers gentle, non-judgmental and authentic support that is tailored for them and their needs.
(289) 272-5314 View (289) 272-5314
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Kimiko Murakami
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
I draw from developmental and somatic theory, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, and employ a trauma-informed approach.
The focus of my work is supporting people to discover, befriend, and transform old ways of being. Through exploring personal narratives, habitual responses, and the subconscious terrain, we work together to create fresh space and open to new ways of being. Sessions with me involve talk therapy with somatic exercises, Brainspotting, parts work and hypnotherapy woven in as is supportive and appropriate. I am warm and grounded, and keep the session energy flowing through active inquiry and deep listening. Working at a pace that feels safe and supportive for you is key, and so I regularly check in to ensure that this is your experience.
I draw from developmental and somatic theory, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, and employ a trauma-informed approach.
The focus of my work is supporting people to discover, befriend, and transform old ways of being. Through exploring personal narratives, habitual responses, and the subconscious terrain, we work together to create fresh space and open to new ways of being. Sessions with me involve talk therapy with somatic exercises, Brainspotting, parts work and hypnotherapy woven in as is supportive and appropriate. I am warm and grounded, and keep the session energy flowing through active inquiry and deep listening. Working at a pace that feels safe and supportive for you is key, and so I regularly check in to ensure that this is your experience.
(647) 372-1446 View (647) 372-1446
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Corinne Qureshi (Morrison)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5T
I offer a warm, curious, and judgment-free space for helping you untangle your struggles through a lens of compassion and curiosity. Our work together is in the service of freeing up space to clarify what’s important to you and how you want to go through life with a stronger sense of agency and intentionality. I hold a deep interest and respect for the people that I work with, and my therapeutic style can be described as authentic, compassionate, and engaged. If you need a space to explore your self-discovery, heal from past trauma, or gain clarity in your life, I'm here to help.
I offer a warm, curious, and judgment-free space for helping you untangle your struggles through a lens of compassion and curiosity. Our work together is in the service of freeing up space to clarify what’s important to you and how you want to go through life with a stronger sense of agency and intentionality. I hold a deep interest and respect for the people that I work with, and my therapeutic style can be described as authentic, compassionate, and engaged. If you need a space to explore your self-discovery, heal from past trauma, or gain clarity in your life, I'm here to help.
(365) 305-0162 View (365) 305-0162
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Nat Azoulay
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for a therapist who understands what it's like to navigate life with trauma, dissociative disorders, ADHD or 2slgbtqia+ challenges. Look no further! I'm Nat, a registered social worker with years of experience helping individuals facing similar issues. My approach is rooted in empathy, inclusivity, and respect for your individual journey. I am dedicated to helping you explore your concerns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate self-acceptance. Together, we can work towards improving your mental well-being and creating a life that aligns with your true self.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands what it's like to navigate life with trauma, dissociative disorders, ADHD or 2slgbtqia+ challenges. Look no further! I'm Nat, a registered social worker with years of experience helping individuals facing similar issues. My approach is rooted in empathy, inclusivity, and respect for your individual journey. I am dedicated to helping you explore your concerns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate self-acceptance. Together, we can work towards improving your mental well-being and creating a life that aligns with your true self.
(437) 747-7250 View (437) 747-7250
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Racha Rkein
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I ONLY work with evidence-based therapies, because I know they work! My specialties include psychotherapy with teens, adults & couples, who live with anxiety and/or depression disorders, derealization/depersonalization (DPDR), insomnia, OCD, parenting, workplace issues, trauma & abuse, eating disorders, and/or acute/chronic medical health diagnosis.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, & are stuck in one place in life? When you're used to living in a state of chronic stress, feeling calm feels unfamiliar. This is the same reason you remain in chaotic relationships. You may perceive dysfunction as love & find yourself walking on eggshells in relationships. Life becomes exhausting & you end up experiencing stress and dissociation from the overwhelming environment you're exposed to. Regulating your nervous system & living a meaningful life can be a difficult journey but one that's worth exploring so you can live a self-sufficient life.
I ONLY work with evidence-based therapies, because I know they work! My specialties include psychotherapy with teens, adults & couples, who live with anxiety and/or depression disorders, derealization/depersonalization (DPDR), insomnia, OCD, parenting, workplace issues, trauma & abuse, eating disorders, and/or acute/chronic medical health diagnosis.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, & are stuck in one place in life? When you're used to living in a state of chronic stress, feeling calm feels unfamiliar. This is the same reason you remain in chaotic relationships. You may perceive dysfunction as love & find yourself walking on eggshells in relationships. Life becomes exhausting & you end up experiencing stress and dissociation from the overwhelming environment you're exposed to. Regulating your nervous system & living a meaningful life can be a difficult journey but one that's worth exploring so you can live a self-sufficient life.
(647) 576-0981 View (647) 576-0981
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Zainib Abdullah
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
I know that seeking therapy can at times be difficult and intimidating. It takes courage to explore difficult experiences and emotions. I will always meet you where you are. I strive to provide you with a non-judgmental and compassionate space -- a space that can help you explore and understand yourself, and help you manage your life more effectively. In working together, you will find that my approach to therapy is collaborative, client-centred & trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is grounded in extensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Somatic/ Mindfulness-based Psychotherapies.
I know that seeking therapy can at times be difficult and intimidating. It takes courage to explore difficult experiences and emotions. I will always meet you where you are. I strive to provide you with a non-judgmental and compassionate space -- a space that can help you explore and understand yourself, and help you manage your life more effectively. In working together, you will find that my approach to therapy is collaborative, client-centred & trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is grounded in extensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Somatic/ Mindfulness-based Psychotherapies.
(647) 694-1672 View (647) 694-1672
Photo of Lisa Neill, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Lisa Neill
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. I'm so glad you're here. My name is Lisa (she/her), and I support adolescent (13+) and adult clients who are looking to overcome and heal from the challenges of life, and discover the best possible version of themselves. I've been a mental health and developmental services professional for nearly 20 years, and have supported those who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, neurodivergence (ADHD and autism), trauma and relational trauma, working in emergency services and their spouses, low self-esteem, and more.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. I'm so glad you're here. My name is Lisa (she/her), and I support adolescent (13+) and adult clients who are looking to overcome and heal from the challenges of life, and discover the best possible version of themselves. I've been a mental health and developmental services professional for nearly 20 years, and have supported those who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, neurodivergence (ADHD and autism), trauma and relational trauma, working in emergency services and their spouses, low self-esteem, and more.
(866) 574-1122 x5 View (866) 574-1122 x5
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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.