Therapists in Vaughan, ON

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Desiree Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
I share a common human experience with my clients and appreciate our journeys. Maybe you're considering therapy to connect with someone non-judgmental and outside your personal support system; you're feeling uneasy or worrying about life; you're withdrawing from others and no longer find joy and pleasure; substance use or a habitual behaviour is getting in the way of meaningful relationships and meeting life’s challenges; or you experienced a major event in your life and you're feeling overwhelmed. We will endeavour to understand these challenges and I will support you in taking steps that would benefit you.
I share a common human experience with my clients and appreciate our journeys. Maybe you're considering therapy to connect with someone non-judgmental and outside your personal support system; you're feeling uneasy or worrying about life; you're withdrawing from others and no longer find joy and pleasure; substance use or a habitual behaviour is getting in the way of meaningful relationships and meeting life’s challenges; or you experienced a major event in your life and you're feeling overwhelmed. We will endeavour to understand these challenges and I will support you in taking steps that would benefit you.
(289) 276-8871 View (289) 276-8871
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Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
Talking with a trained listener helps alleviate emotional distress for good. Myrtle Pellew PhD is trained to listen and interact with you in a way that will assist you to get to the very root of your emotional concerns. You will be empowered to accomplish such things as, being able to face your difficulties; to develop effective communication and interpersonal skills; to assume responsibility for bringing about positive life changes; to enable you to make desirable choices; to work on mending broken relationships; to manage anger and aggression appropriately; to improve your self-esteem/image; and to receive inner healing.
Talking with a trained listener helps alleviate emotional distress for good. Myrtle Pellew PhD is trained to listen and interact with you in a way that will assist you to get to the very root of your emotional concerns. You will be empowered to accomplish such things as, being able to face your difficulties; to develop effective communication and interpersonal skills; to assume responsibility for bringing about positive life changes; to enable you to make desirable choices; to work on mending broken relationships; to manage anger and aggression appropriately; to improve your self-esteem/image; and to receive inner healing.
(647) 371-5196 View (647) 371-5196
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Jessica Bagiamis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and begin the therapy process. As I walk alongside you on your journey, I hope to provide a safe and accepting space where you can share your experiences, begin to better understand yourself, learn new coping skills, and achieve your goals. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTSI), I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and can work with you through trauma, anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, anger, grief and loss, and stress.
Welcome to my profile! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and begin the therapy process. As I walk alongside you on your journey, I hope to provide a safe and accepting space where you can share your experiences, begin to better understand yourself, learn new coping skills, and achieve your goals. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTSI), I approach therapy through a trauma-informed lens and can work with you through trauma, anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, anger, grief and loss, and stress.
(249) 449-3293 View (249) 449-3293
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Liane Kurz
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a Registered Psychotherapist my approach to psychotherapy is built on the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. My ability to connect with clients is evident in the rapport I build with them and through a collaborative treatment process. I believe that therapeutic success comes from a combination of work done with the therapist during session in addition to work at home. As well, I firmly believe that there’s no “one size fits all” technique when it comes to an individual’s mental health. I apply a variety of therapeutic techniques to best suit each individual client’s needs.
As a Registered Psychotherapist my approach to psychotherapy is built on the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. My ability to connect with clients is evident in the rapport I build with them and through a collaborative treatment process. I believe that therapeutic success comes from a combination of work done with the therapist during session in addition to work at home. As well, I firmly believe that there’s no “one size fits all” technique when it comes to an individual’s mental health. I apply a variety of therapeutic techniques to best suit each individual client’s needs.
(844) 326-7205 View (844) 326-7205
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Zohreh Sojoudi
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
13 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone is unique and exploring our inner world can help us appreciate this uniqueness. Our journey and the pain that we go through in our life make each of us special. I have helped individuals, couples and families to discover their pain and realize how it impacts themselves and their relationships. The new meaning and insight that we gain from this exploration helps us accept and love our unique selves, and build deeper relationships with our loved ones.
I believe that everyone is unique and exploring our inner world can help us appreciate this uniqueness. Our journey and the pain that we go through in our life make each of us special. I have helped individuals, couples and families to discover their pain and realize how it impacts themselves and their relationships. The new meaning and insight that we gain from this exploration helps us accept and love our unique selves, and build deeper relationships with our loved ones.
(289) 274-6296 View (289) 274-6296
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Deanna MacDonald
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
As a dedicated registered psychotherapist, I am committed to guiding individuals on their unique journey towards emotional well-being. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I create a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges. Drawing from evidence-based therapies, I tailor my interventions to meet each client's needs, fostering personal growth and positive change. My goal is to empower clients with the tools to navigate life's complexities and discover their inner resilience. Let's collaborate on your path to healing and self-discovery.
As a dedicated registered psychotherapist, I am committed to guiding individuals on their unique journey towards emotional well-being. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I create a safe space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and challenges. Drawing from evidence-based therapies, I tailor my interventions to meet each client's needs, fostering personal growth and positive change. My goal is to empower clients with the tools to navigate life's complexities and discover their inner resilience. Let's collaborate on your path to healing and self-discovery.
(289) 312-5395 View (289) 312-5395
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Kaya Jokanathan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
I hold the belief that inherent goodness resides within every individual and that hope can be found in even the most challenging circumstances. Therapy offers a special opportunity to explore this goodness and hope. In my experience as a therapist, I have had the privilege of supporting and empowering individuals, couples, and families on their journey towards healing, growth, and connection. I approach all my clients with a deep appreciation for their unique identities, shaped by their personal narratives and perspectives. I am attuned to working with individual strengths while fostering a capacity of hope.
I hold the belief that inherent goodness resides within every individual and that hope can be found in even the most challenging circumstances. Therapy offers a special opportunity to explore this goodness and hope. In my experience as a therapist, I have had the privilege of supporting and empowering individuals, couples, and families on their journey towards healing, growth, and connection. I approach all my clients with a deep appreciation for their unique identities, shaped by their personal narratives and perspectives. I am attuned to working with individual strengths while fostering a capacity of hope.
(289) 768-9500 View (289) 768-9500
Shauna Thompson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
Not accepting new clients
Through my work as a psychotherapist, I assist clients who experience a wide range of issues for which I provide individual counselling to encourage personal and emotional growth, regardless of the presenting problem. Most commonly, I work with clients experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, crisis, and newcomer adjustment. Information and support is also available for loved ones of individuals with mental health challenges. I facilitate multiple tasks including: the completion of psychosocial intakes, composing assessment reports, detailing clients' impairments, and providing the necessary support.
Through my work as a psychotherapist, I assist clients who experience a wide range of issues for which I provide individual counselling to encourage personal and emotional growth, regardless of the presenting problem. Most commonly, I work with clients experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, crisis, and newcomer adjustment. Information and support is also available for loved ones of individuals with mental health challenges. I facilitate multiple tasks including: the completion of psychosocial intakes, composing assessment reports, detailing clients' impairments, and providing the necessary support.
(855) 976-9752 View (855) 976-9752
Natalie Besharat
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSc, CAPCT, OAMHP
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J
I am a child and youth counselor, mindfulness facilitator and psychotherapist in training currently practicing under the supervision of a clinical psychologist.
I am a child and youth counselor, mindfulness facilitator and psychotherapist in training currently practicing under the supervision of a clinical psychologist.
(289) 804-8401 View (289) 804-8401
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Jordanna Guida
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker who is dedicated to helping individuals enhance their mental health and well-being. As a practitioner, I take a client-centred, trauma-informed and strength-based approach to therapy with the goal of creating a safe and supportive environment. I practice from the belief that people are always doing the best they can and that we can gain skills and tools to do better and be better!
I am a Registered Social Worker who is dedicated to helping individuals enhance their mental health and well-being. As a practitioner, I take a client-centred, trauma-informed and strength-based approach to therapy with the goal of creating a safe and supportive environment. I practice from the belief that people are always doing the best they can and that we can gain skills and tools to do better and be better!
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OCD and Anxiety Clinic of Ontario
Psychologist, CPsych, MEd, IOCDF, ERPcrt
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
My name is Robert, Psychologist at the Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Disorder and Anxiety Clinic of Ontario. I walk alongside individuals who struggle with anxiety and OCD as they journey through healing and recovery. I work exclusively with patients with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive (OCD) disorder and I dedicate my time away from patients to researching and studying these conditions. I work with my patients on taking that knowledge and putting it into practice by teaching them how to control their anxious or disturbing thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and unsettled mind.
My name is Robert, Psychologist at the Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Disorder and Anxiety Clinic of Ontario. I walk alongside individuals who struggle with anxiety and OCD as they journey through healing and recovery. I work exclusively with patients with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive (OCD) disorder and I dedicate my time away from patients to researching and studying these conditions. I work with my patients on taking that knowledge and putting it into practice by teaching them how to control their anxious or disturbing thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and unsettled mind.
(647) 360-7759 View (647) 360-7759
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Mai Nguyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
Waitlist for new clients
Are you searching for a dedicated and experienced therapist who understands the complexities of individual and family dynamics? I am a seasoned professional with a passion for guiding individuals, couples, families, and children towards holistic well-being. I firmly believe in the significance of an individualized, person-centered, and non-judgmental approach to treatment. By fostering a safe and nurturing environment, I empower my clients to openly discuss their challenges, aspirations, and worries. I help individuals identify their treatment objectives and lay the foundation for therapy focused on lasting & meaningful change.
Are you searching for a dedicated and experienced therapist who understands the complexities of individual and family dynamics? I am a seasoned professional with a passion for guiding individuals, couples, families, and children towards holistic well-being. I firmly believe in the significance of an individualized, person-centered, and non-judgmental approach to treatment. By fostering a safe and nurturing environment, I empower my clients to openly discuss their challenges, aspirations, and worries. I help individuals identify their treatment objectives and lay the foundation for therapy focused on lasting & meaningful change.
(289) 216-4684 View (289) 216-4684
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Liora Barook
Registered Psychotherapist, Hons BA, MACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Are you looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
Are you looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
(365) 400-1343 View (365) 400-1343
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Jacqueline Coletti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, Hons BA
Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Jackie. Life has surprises for us that can at times be overwhelming. Having to make decisions and make peace with our choices is not always easy, especially if we are now experiencing the ramifications of such. These decisions can be about whether to stay in a relationship or job or how to live with grief. I do my best to work with you through those feelings. We talk about what it is you feel you deserve and why. Topics of forgiveness of self and/or others, self compassion and grace may arise. Expectations and assumptions of grief can be explored. Secondary losses related to grief is also something that may come up.
Hi my name is Jackie. Life has surprises for us that can at times be overwhelming. Having to make decisions and make peace with our choices is not always easy, especially if we are now experiencing the ramifications of such. These decisions can be about whether to stay in a relationship or job or how to live with grief. I do my best to work with you through those feelings. We talk about what it is you feel you deserve and why. Topics of forgiveness of self and/or others, self compassion and grace may arise. Expectations and assumptions of grief can be explored. Secondary losses related to grief is also something that may come up.
(289) 210-5908 View (289) 210-5908
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Jennifer Gottesman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Strength • Courage • Change. Through virtual counselling, you will be seen as the expert of your life and of your experiences. We will identify your needs & your goals and you will begin to take control of your life. You will invest in yourself to learn and to grow. Take the first step and book an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey.
Strength • Courage • Change. Through virtual counselling, you will be seen as the expert of your life and of your experiences. We will identify your needs & your goals and you will begin to take control of your life. You will invest in yourself to learn and to grow. Take the first step and book an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey.
(289) 301-7260 View (289) 301-7260
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Victoria Pacitti
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious, having excessive worries, fearing judgement, or even feeling uncomfortable in your body? You’ve been trying to cope alone with how you’re feeling, but things just don’t seem to be getting any easier. It feels like your mood is quick to change and as though you don’t have control over your emotions or thoughts. Feeling stuck in these issues and in your own head might be leading you to feel hopeless about yourself and the future. I specialize in helping individuals better understand, manage and address social anxiety, stress, sadness, anxiety, feeling disconnected, relationship difficulties and more.
Are you feeling anxious, having excessive worries, fearing judgement, or even feeling uncomfortable in your body? You’ve been trying to cope alone with how you’re feeling, but things just don’t seem to be getting any easier. It feels like your mood is quick to change and as though you don’t have control over your emotions or thoughts. Feeling stuck in these issues and in your own head might be leading you to feel hopeless about yourself and the future. I specialize in helping individuals better understand, manage and address social anxiety, stress, sadness, anxiety, feeling disconnected, relationship difficulties and more.
(289) 512-2378 View (289) 512-2378
Photo of Anna Bonofiglio, Registered Social Worker in Vaughan, ON
Anna Bonofiglio
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4H
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it may become increasingly difficult to navigate day to day life. I ensure a safe space is cultivated by taking a person-centered approach; ensuring cultivation of a safe space through kindness, openness, empathy, and compassion. My greatest passion as a Clinician is to show how there is uniqueness and restoration in one's story, one's pain and collection of struggles.
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it may become increasingly difficult to navigate day to day life. I ensure a safe space is cultivated by taking a person-centered approach; ensuring cultivation of a safe space through kindness, openness, empathy, and compassion. My greatest passion as a Clinician is to show how there is uniqueness and restoration in one's story, one's pain and collection of struggles.
(289) 274-5411 View (289) 274-5411
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Nadia Addesi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, MACP
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
I work with clients in a supportive, compassionate, and nurturing way; helping them identify strengths and self-love by defining goals through a process of active listening, deep empathy, non-judgment and acceptance. I focus on both the mind and the body by practicing somatic therapeutic approaches.
I work with clients in a supportive, compassionate, and nurturing way; helping them identify strengths and self-love by defining goals through a process of active listening, deep empathy, non-judgment and acceptance. I focus on both the mind and the body by practicing somatic therapeutic approaches.
(289) 236-7141 View (289) 236-7141
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STAR Holistic Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
Accepting new clients!
Accepting new clients!
(289) 272-8786 View (289) 272-8786
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Alessia Petrella
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
Partnership is at the heart of my work. I believe through collaboration and compassion, clients have the opportunity to partake in a therapeutic process where they feel safe and empowered to make the changes they are hoping to see. My aim in our work together is to support you in healing, while we work together to develop coping strategies to navigate current and future stressors. I practice from a culturally sensitive perspective, honoring the diversity of my clients and their experiences.
Partnership is at the heart of my work. I believe through collaboration and compassion, clients have the opportunity to partake in a therapeutic process where they feel safe and empowered to make the changes they are hoping to see. My aim in our work together is to support you in healing, while we work together to develop coping strategies to navigate current and future stressors. I practice from a culturally sensitive perspective, honoring the diversity of my clients and their experiences.
(289) 203-0617 View (289) 203-0617

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Vaughan, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Vaughan, ON who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
79% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% SunLife
72% Manulife
71% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Vaughan, ON see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Vaughan?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.