Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Unionville, ON

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Megan LaBreche
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, OAMHP
Verified
Verified
Eating disorders and exercise disorders have devastating effects on the individual suffering and those close to them. As a registered psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating and exercise disorders and co-occurring issues, I work collaboratively with clients to meet their own individual therapeutic needs as they bravely journey into full recovery. While I specialize in treating eating disorders, approximately half of my clients come to me with different concerns. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, trauma , relationship issues.
(289) 302-6953
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Unionville, ON L3R
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Henry Wong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma , attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
(289) 536-4946
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Houyuan (Hy) Luo
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I have received solid training in providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy to adults with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma , grief and loss, relationship issues, stress management, anger management, self-criticism, psychosis and medical concerns.
I am Dr. Houyuan Luo. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical Psychologist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist in Toronto, Ontario. Thanks for reading my profile and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychologist, I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services. More about me on www.drhouyuan.com.
(647) 697-9428
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Unionville, ON L3R
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Alana Sham
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
It's hard when you feel like you don't understand what is wrong with your loved one, and all you want to do is help. Perhaps more often than not, you struggle and/or feel frustrated and can't communicate without you and/or the other person becoming upset, and it feels hopeless trying to figure out how to fix the problem. During such difficult times, know that you're not alone, that your feelings are valid, and there is hope for things to change for the better.
(905) 604-4591
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Unionville, ON L3R
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Richard Bates
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Bsc, RP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling safe is the foundation to easing suffering, understanding and resolving conflict, and building trust. I help couples to develop skill and improve in all these areas, and to re-build intimacy and connection.
(289) 274-7936
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Markham Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
She provides psychological assessments, marital & couple counselling, treatment for: depression, patients on disability, anxiety, work/stress/career issues, trauma , MVA, driving phobia, support for life-transitions including divorce, retirement and chronic illness.
Dr. Christine Hansen, is a registered Ph.D psychologist in Clinical, Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology with thriving practices in Richmond Hill & Markham. She is a member of the College of Psychologists and the Ontario Psychological Association. She is a FSCO licenced service provider. Dr. Hansen obtained her doctorate in Counselling Psychology from U.of T.With 25 years + of experience obtained in diverse settings, she works with a variety of problems with clients from many cultural backgrounds.While many problems resolve over time, working with a psychologist can facilitate changes and solutions sooner providing realistic strategies and reduction of stress and other psychological symptoms.
(855) 741-1303
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David I Ross
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSEd, RSW, OCT, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ross has extensive experience working with couples, individuals, adult adjustments, cancer issues, bereavement, post- trauma and accident victims.
David I. Ross, BSW, MSEd., RSW, OCT, RP, is a clinical Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and regulated healthcare professional licensed to practice by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) (Registration # 817027) as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Since the inception of his career in Social Work in 1997, he has obtained experience in a variety of community and clinical settings working with a wide range of cultures and ethnicities. Fees are largely reimbursed by most Extended Health Insurance plans. Please check with your specific plan.
(289) 302-7472
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Markham, ON L3R
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Johnson Family Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Other training: Prolonged Exposure, Trauma Practice, Polyvagal/Compassion Fatigue Therapy, Group Therapy, Parenting skills, Supervision, and she is also a Catholic Christian Healing Minister.
Ms. Julia Johnson holds a Master degree is Clinical Psychology, is a Registered Psychotherapist, & Play-therapy Supervisor, a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Licensed Professional Counsellor in NJ. Ms. Johnson has worked in US for 17 years & Canada for 14 years in different settings, hospital, residential and schools. In 2016 she funded Johnson, Family counselling to provide services to people of different walk of life. We support couples, families, & parents. JFC provides psychotherapy to people who wants to move on and overcome fears and limitations, becoming the best they can be and creating meaning-full relationships.
(647) 496-0415
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Markham, ON L3R
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Maryam Ashkan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide comprehensive treatment to people who are struggling with trauma , depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, chronic pain, insomnia and relationship issues.
When your past lives on, you aren’t being fair to your future! You may feel like you are reliving the same old story and stuck in a repetitive pattern of negative thoughts, behaviour, and emotions with no way out. As a therapist, I walk with you to revisit these old stories and guide you to change this pattern. We will have an open conversation where you bring the knowledge of your life and I bring the knowledge of how a change can happen. My experience as a therapist has taught me that people need to be understood in an open, nonjudgmental, supportive and nurturing environment. Part of my job is to provide this environment.
(289) 807-1186
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Markham, ON L3R
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Shan Qi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSSc, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Connecting with Self is a journey of coming home. Self criticism and self-pressuring (which are symptoms of trauma ) may get in the way of that journey. Trauma can't be fixed but can be heard, held and contained, so healing can begin. When we can recognize the symptom of trauma in oursleves and others, we begin to see the real person underneath. Trauma not only affects our mood, but also our body. To renegotiate trauma , you can work with someone who not only professionally understands the healing process, but who also walked through the path themselves.
(289) 806-7432
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Markham, ON L3R
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Stacey Gorlicky
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
I am a registered Psychotherapist and bestselling author of "Food, Sex and You". I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy in the Toronto area. I am currently serving as a private practitioner at Helix Health Care Group. My areas of expertise are addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma and depression.
(855) 705-4743
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Markham, ON L3R
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Mya Moran
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MDiv
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My areas of expertise are working with adults, young adults, youths and families with: anxiety related disorders, chronic pain and illnesses, trauma , depression, infertility, pregnancy loss, family planning, post-partum mental health, grief/loss, relationship issues (individual only), family conflict and transitions.
Life is in a constant state of change. How do you navigate a world that is constantly changing? Are you waiting for things to be a certain way to be happy? If this resonates with you, you are not alone. My role is to meet you where you are at in life through an integrative lens, creating a safe space for you to explore, moving at your own pace. I believe in honouring the whole person in a client-centered approach supporting your authentic self, helping to identify your resiliency and strengths.
(647) 371-0988
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Markham, ON L3R
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Elden Chin Yu Leung
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, MCMFT
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is evidence-based, utilizing EFT, trauma -informed therapy, family therapy and somatic approaches.
We understand choosing to heal and recover can be one of the most important decisions that we make in our life. Therefore, choosing the right person to walk with you and assist the process can be crucial. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families on various issues, like relationship issues, traumas, life transitions, managing emotions and more. I provide supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students in different Universities and institutes. Thanks to my experience as a first-generation immigrant to Canada, I am devoted to working with clients with similar backgrounds.
(289) 536-4757
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Markham, ON L3R
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Jonathan Au
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy tailored to your needs. If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, stress, trauma , depression, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or just doing some soul-searching, let's connect. Our time together is a space for your story to be heard with compassion and empathy. We will make room to foster resiliency and develop concrete methods to work towards what matters to you. Let’s find ways for you to live life meaningfully even when life gets in the way.
(289) 210-4780
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Markham, ON L3R
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Ambrose Ty
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, MSc
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Marriage or trauma , depression or anxiety; seeking help when you are feeling stuck is difficult but necessary in your first step towards change. By equipping yourself with tools that you can add to your "toolbox" of life, you will find ways to overcome difficult situations which can guide you to growth, change or healing. As a registered psychotherapist (RP), my specialty is working with those who have experienced trauma , couples who are experiencing marital difficulties, and individuals that are struggling through mental health issues, especially youth.
(647) 493-1950
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Markham, ON L6C
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Ping Chen, MSW, RSW, EMDR II
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDRII
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Some of the specialized trainings include: EMDR for trauma , Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma -informed Practice, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
Accepting new clients - "Therapy really works!” This is my experience with therapy as well as many other people’s therapy experience with me. I believe that you can have a similar experience - an experience that you will feel understood and empowered. Part of the reasons that makes therapy work is because as a therapist, I am non-judgmental, emphatic, compassionate, and genuine. I am also trained in many different psychotherapy modalities that I will tailor our therapy sessions to your unique needs. I can use practical approaches as well as insight oriented approaches.
(647) 795-3732
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Markham, ON L3R
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Lerecia Williams
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, BSW , MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and couples, providing trauma informed therapy regarding childhood trauma , family conflict, intimate partner violence, life transitions, and work issues.
Counselling is you giving yourself an opportunity to heal. Doing anything new is often scary and you may feel hesitant in taking this step. I would like to support you in taking this step to allow yourself the opportunity to build insight and heal from trauma , or create boundaries in overly challenging and complex relationships. I use a collaborative approach with the use of Cognitive-Behaviourial Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based and Solution-Focused Therapy that is culturally sensitive to offer the support you desire in-order to move towards your goal to have the life and relationships that you desire.
(647) 424-0037
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Markham, ON L3R
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Sara Saniee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in a blend of EMDR, neurofeedback, ego state and somatic therapy to target anxiety, depression, PTSD and attachment trauma .
Are you tired of living in "survival mode"? Either feeling chronically unsettled or inexpressibly low and numb! Perhaps, something feels missing; an emptiness you can’t quite put your finger on! There comes a time when just getting by is not enough and we can no longer hide behind a smile. Change begins when we decide that "waiting for the pain to dissipate" is no longer an option. So what if you could take back control of your life and live unchained by your history? How far would you thrive if you could tailor a life of your own design, uninterrupted by stress, anxiety or pain stories?
(289) 217-0906
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Markham, ON L6C
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Vaishnavi Counselling and Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, CSAT, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictions, trauma , anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns. I believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client. I have worked with diverse clientele and have a vast understanding of cultural differences. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns and work towards your treatment goals with you to create meaningful changes in your life.
(844) 332-1830
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Markham, ON L3S
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Núria Ribas
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
As a therapist with extensive experience and training in Emotion Focused, Trauma , and Cognitive Behavioural therapies, we can work together to reach your personal goals.
Do you feel ...overwhelmed? ...numb? ...stressed? ...anxious? ...depressed? ...angry? ...hopeless? ...ashamed? ...lost? ...haunted by the past? ...alone? At times we can become stuck in these painful emotions, and we desperately wish to avoid them. We temporarily block them or distract ourselves only for them to return with a vengeance. Instead, when we turn towards them to hear and heal what is underneath, the painful emotions can be truly transformed. In this way, we can use emotions as a guide and overcome the obstacles in reaching our full potential.
(416) 450-6127
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Markham, ON L3R
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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.