Therapists in Waterdown, ON

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Krishna Vyas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B  (Online Only)
Having grown up between two cultures, I have blended the characteristics of Western and Eastern psychotherapy modalities and believe we can eliminate the stigma surrounding therapy by openly discussing mental health and educating ourselves. With keen insights and evidence-based practices, I wish to help individuals navigate challenges, cultivate emotional regulation, and foster healthier relationships by helping them recognize the intricate balance between thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
Having grown up between two cultures, I have blended the characteristics of Western and Eastern psychotherapy modalities and believe we can eliminate the stigma surrounding therapy by openly discussing mental health and educating ourselves. With keen insights and evidence-based practices, I wish to help individuals navigate challenges, cultivate emotional regulation, and foster healthier relationships by helping them recognize the intricate balance between thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
(289) 302-7579 View (289) 302-7579
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Alishia Boersma
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, MACP, CYW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a safe and compassionate space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? As a licensed psychotherapist, I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being.
Are you seeking a safe and compassionate space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? As a licensed psychotherapist, I am dedicated to guiding individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being.
(289) 216-6948 View (289) 216-6948
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Lotus Counselling Services, Kailey Tufford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Kailey Tufford and I am an experienced clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for adolescents, adults and their families. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work from Windsor University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University and have international experience focused on eating disorders in the UK and Australia. I am experienced in providing psychotherapy for individuals managing body image concerns as well as any co-occuring anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion regulation, and life transitions.
Hello and welcome to my profile. My name is Kailey Tufford and I am an experienced clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for adolescents, adults and their families. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work from Windsor University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ryerson University and have international experience focused on eating disorders in the UK and Australia. I am experienced in providing psychotherapy for individuals managing body image concerns as well as any co-occuring anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion regulation, and life transitions.
(289) 302-7760 View (289) 302-7760
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Lotus Counselling Services, Hani Gorji
Psychiatric Nurse
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Hani is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with people living with intense emotions and works with them to help alleviate suffering and learning skills to assist them develop emotion regulation. Hani has worked in a variety of mental health settings throughout her 18 year career including acute in-patient psychiatric units, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Day Hospital Programs and currently at the Borderline Personality Disorder Service at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton.
Hani is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with people living with intense emotions and works with them to help alleviate suffering and learning skills to assist them develop emotion regulation. Hani has worked in a variety of mental health settings throughout her 18 year career including acute in-patient psychiatric units, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Day Hospital Programs and currently at the Borderline Personality Disorder Service at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton.
(289) 276-7023 View (289) 276-7023
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Lotus Counselling Services, Jacinth Evans
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R  (Online Only)
Mental health impacts every part of us - our ability to connect with others, perform at work, and be fully engaged in enjoyable activities. I support individuals looking to find new ways to cope, manage and overcome anxiety and depression. Together, we will learn strategies to confront unhelpful thinking patterns and overcome difficult emotions. I offer a non-judgmental space where we can reflect and discuss your goals for therapy. I have spent over 10 years working in mental health, supporting individuals experiencing crisis with life stage transitions, interpersonal relationships, and generalized worry and fear.
Mental health impacts every part of us - our ability to connect with others, perform at work, and be fully engaged in enjoyable activities. I support individuals looking to find new ways to cope, manage and overcome anxiety and depression. Together, we will learn strategies to confront unhelpful thinking patterns and overcome difficult emotions. I offer a non-judgmental space where we can reflect and discuss your goals for therapy. I have spent over 10 years working in mental health, supporting individuals experiencing crisis with life stage transitions, interpersonal relationships, and generalized worry and fear.
(289) 677-1427 View (289) 677-1427
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Lorraine A Jeffrey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B  (Online Only)
I believe that life is a journey, with peaks and valley’s and we can get stuck or lost at times. It is at these times that we need some support, someone to talk to who can assist us in exploring issues in a safe and caring environment . If life has been hard, stressful, confusing or if you are going through personal or relationship challenges, it may be time to reach out for support to assist you.
I believe that life is a journey, with peaks and valley’s and we can get stuck or lost at times. It is at these times that we need some support, someone to talk to who can assist us in exploring issues in a safe and caring environment . If life has been hard, stressful, confusing or if you are going through personal or relationship challenges, it may be time to reach out for support to assist you.
(289) 301-9231 View (289) 301-9231
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Lotus Counselling Services, Stephanie Kolaski
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a focus on supporting individuals living with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and substance use concerns. After becoming a mother myself, my passion shifted towards perinatal (mental health from pregnancy to postpartum) concerns. I am currently registered as a Perinatal Mental Health therapist with Postpartum Support International. I work with mothers/parents to understand the changes that becoming a parent brings, challenge societal beliefs and expectations, and explore their new identity as a parent.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a focus on supporting individuals living with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and substance use concerns. After becoming a mother myself, my passion shifted towards perinatal (mental health from pregnancy to postpartum) concerns. I am currently registered as a Perinatal Mental Health therapist with Postpartum Support International. I work with mothers/parents to understand the changes that becoming a parent brings, challenge societal beliefs and expectations, and explore their new identity as a parent.
(289) 895-8906 View (289) 895-8906
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Mary Anne Bedington
RMFT, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
I have been providing therapy for many years and I consider it an honour to come along side others (individuals, couples and families) as they seek change and transformation. When you are faced with life's unexpected challenges, distress or overwhelming anxieties, seeking help and consulting with a therapist is a significant step.
I have been providing therapy for many years and I consider it an honour to come along side others (individuals, couples and families) as they seek change and transformation. When you are faced with life's unexpected challenges, distress or overwhelming anxieties, seeking help and consulting with a therapist is a significant step.
(855) 977-0194 View (855) 977-0194
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Lotus Counselling Services, Elisha Schafer
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, BA
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Feeling like you're stuck in a loop with anxiety, depression, or OCD? Craving understanding, better ways to cope, and some peace amid the turmoil? You're not just aiming to 'get by' - you're determined to regain control, to truly thrive. As an experienced psychotherapist, I can equip you with practical, scientifically-backed strategies to manage these unwelcome feelings. Let's collaborate to swap out stress for coping skills, transforming hurdles into opportunities for growth. You deserve a future that is not dictated by your current struggles and challenges. Let's chart a new course, together (and with Marvel the therapy dog)
Feeling like you're stuck in a loop with anxiety, depression, or OCD? Craving understanding, better ways to cope, and some peace amid the turmoil? You're not just aiming to 'get by' - you're determined to regain control, to truly thrive. As an experienced psychotherapist, I can equip you with practical, scientifically-backed strategies to manage these unwelcome feelings. Let's collaborate to swap out stress for coping skills, transforming hurdles into opportunities for growth. You deserve a future that is not dictated by your current struggles and challenges. Let's chart a new course, together (and with Marvel the therapy dog)
(289) 272-8520 View (289) 272-8520
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Lotus Counselling Services, Jen Doyle
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
With over 15 years of experience in mental health, Jen has developed the ability to support her clients through transitions and challenges that often lead to stress and overwhelm. Jen is an outgoing and positive person with a natural empathy towards her therapy clients. Her personality and experience intersect to create a therapeutic space that cultivates safety, understanding and a foundation for change. Jen will support you to reconnect with the inner strength to overcome life’s challenges while cultivating wellness, purpose, and joy.
With over 15 years of experience in mental health, Jen has developed the ability to support her clients through transitions and challenges that often lead to stress and overwhelm. Jen is an outgoing and positive person with a natural empathy towards her therapy clients. Her personality and experience intersect to create a therapeutic space that cultivates safety, understanding and a foundation for change. Jen will support you to reconnect with the inner strength to overcome life’s challenges while cultivating wellness, purpose, and joy.
(548) 490-0363 View (548) 490-0363
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Lou-Anne Gribbon
BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
If you are here, you are taking the first step to getting help. People experience different challenges in their lives that are sometimes difficult to work through alone. Recognizing we need support and asking for it is often the hardest part, and congratulations for reaching out. Together we can make sense of the challenges, and achieve a healthier, happier life. I would like to walk with you in this journey by helping you create the changes you want to make in your life and in your relationships. By providing a safe and empathetic space, you can explore those challenges in your life.
If you are here, you are taking the first step to getting help. People experience different challenges in their lives that are sometimes difficult to work through alone. Recognizing we need support and asking for it is often the hardest part, and congratulations for reaching out. Together we can make sense of the challenges, and achieve a healthier, happier life. I would like to walk with you in this journey by helping you create the changes you want to make in your life and in your relationships. By providing a safe and empathetic space, you can explore those challenges in your life.
(289) 274-8064 View (289) 274-8064
Photo of Julie Foster - Lotus Counselling Services, Julie Foster , RSW, MSW, Registered Social Worker
Lotus Counselling Services, Julie Foster
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
Hello, my name is Julie and welcome to my profile. I am a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work degree and over 17 years of experience working in the mental health field. This includes the women's correctional system, hospital mental health, community mental health and primary health care. Within the past 10 years as counsellor, I have extensive experience working with individuals in the areas of: anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, self-worth concerns, situational stressors and life transitions.
Hello, my name is Julie and welcome to my profile. I am a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work degree and over 17 years of experience working in the mental health field. This includes the women's correctional system, hospital mental health, community mental health and primary health care. Within the past 10 years as counsellor, I have extensive experience working with individuals in the areas of: anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, self-worth concerns, situational stressors and life transitions.
(289) 273-8019 View (289) 273-8019
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Laura M Archer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BASc
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Hello! I'm Laura. As a mother myself, my passion is helping other mothers and individuals within their parenting journey. It takes a village as they say. Together, we can have meaningful conversations that align with your parenting style and goals. I provide evidence-based information to support your parenting choices and help you avoid the overwhelming internet rabbit hole. Whether it's anxiety, depression, child development, or relationship challenges, I am here to listen and support you. I meet with both children and adults up to 12 years old. Let's dive deep and find what brings you the quality of life you envision.
Hello! I'm Laura. As a mother myself, my passion is helping other mothers and individuals within their parenting journey. It takes a village as they say. Together, we can have meaningful conversations that align with your parenting style and goals. I provide evidence-based information to support your parenting choices and help you avoid the overwhelming internet rabbit hole. Whether it's anxiety, depression, child development, or relationship challenges, I am here to listen and support you. I meet with both children and adults up to 12 years old. Let's dive deep and find what brings you the quality of life you envision.
(289) 212-6495 View (289) 212-6495
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Lotus Counselling Services, Danielle Stam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
My name is Danielle and I am a Registered Social worker with 17 years of experience working with adults, children, teens, and families. I find joy in supporting individuals of all ages and believe strongly in the power of enhanced connections and relationships as being foundational for healing and enhanced well-being. I am holistic in my approach to well-being and believe strongly in the connection and integration of mind and body. I am genuine, people-centered, and compassionate, and am looking forward to meeting you.
My name is Danielle and I am a Registered Social worker with 17 years of experience working with adults, children, teens, and families. I find joy in supporting individuals of all ages and believe strongly in the power of enhanced connections and relationships as being foundational for healing and enhanced well-being. I am holistic in my approach to well-being and believe strongly in the connection and integration of mind and body. I am genuine, people-centered, and compassionate, and am looking forward to meeting you.
(289) 210-7280 View (289) 210-7280
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Nick Lauwers
Registered Social Worker, BSW , RSW, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
My practice has a comprehensive focus on mental heath, marriage couple and family therapy and family mediation. Having been trained in a hospital setting, I work effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and most mental health disorders. In addition, I have a comprehensive focus on marriage, couples and family therapy focusing on couples experiencing a high level of marital conflict, relationship breakdown or who want to improve the quality of their relationship. Restoring healthy relationships and supporting healthy family systems is one of my core passions! Do you feel you need this?
My practice has a comprehensive focus on mental heath, marriage couple and family therapy and family mediation. Having been trained in a hospital setting, I work effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and most mental health disorders. In addition, I have a comprehensive focus on marriage, couples and family therapy focusing on couples experiencing a high level of marital conflict, relationship breakdown or who want to improve the quality of their relationship. Restoring healthy relationships and supporting healthy family systems is one of my core passions! Do you feel you need this?
(289) 210-4704 View (289) 210-4704
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Grace Ross
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
We all experience times in life when we feel overwhelmed, anxious or in grief. Life's challenges can sometimes take a toll on our sense of well-being. When anxiety, fear, grief or relationship difficulties arise you may feel even more vulnerable. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore your feelings, uncover insights and develop greater self-awareness and compassion. Together we can create new coping skills that will support you and your loved ones during these exceptional times.
We all experience times in life when we feel overwhelmed, anxious or in grief. Life's challenges can sometimes take a toll on our sense of well-being. When anxiety, fear, grief or relationship difficulties arise you may feel even more vulnerable. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore your feelings, uncover insights and develop greater self-awareness and compassion. Together we can create new coping skills that will support you and your loved ones during these exceptional times.
(365) 800-5603 View (365) 800-5603
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Domenique Mirra | Anxiety | Self-Esteem | Relationships | Grief | Trauma
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BHSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to have it all figured out? You find yourself stuck over-comparing, over-thinking and over-doing. People-pleasing feels like second nature. Imposter syndrome is plaguing your system and you find yourself riddled with self-doubt. “Am I doing enough?” “Will I ever succeed?” “I feel like a fraud!” The next step always feels daunting because your mind is on overdrive with to-do lists and self-limiting beliefs. Maybe you find yourself over-analyzing situations, outcomes, or things that haven’t even happened. It’s difficult to set boundaries, and you are feeling disconnected.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and exhausted from trying to have it all figured out? You find yourself stuck over-comparing, over-thinking and over-doing. People-pleasing feels like second nature. Imposter syndrome is plaguing your system and you find yourself riddled with self-doubt. “Am I doing enough?” “Will I ever succeed?” “I feel like a fraud!” The next step always feels daunting because your mind is on overdrive with to-do lists and self-limiting beliefs. Maybe you find yourself over-analyzing situations, outcomes, or things that haven’t even happened. It’s difficult to set boundaries, and you are feeling disconnected.
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Lotus Counselling Services, Candice Brimner
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression or negative beliefs about your self-worth? Are you having difficulty saying "no" to substances, toxic relationships and/or self-destructive behaviours? If you sometimes feel stuck and unable to make the changes you desire on your own, I encourage you to take the next step. Reach out, let's talk about your options for a healthier, happier life.
Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, depression or negative beliefs about your self-worth? Are you having difficulty saying "no" to substances, toxic relationships and/or self-destructive behaviours? If you sometimes feel stuck and unable to make the changes you desire on your own, I encourage you to take the next step. Reach out, let's talk about your options for a healthier, happier life.
(289) 512-2759 View (289) 512-2759
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Jason Townsley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B
People have come to me when they want to: improve their mental & emotional health, address stressful relationship patterns, receive support during difficult life situations, and want help from a professional in learning about and helping to unpack clouded thoughts and feelings. People who benefit from my work are those who want to better understand the root of their challenges, and who feel making changes are important, but they're needing support in realizing those changes.
People have come to me when they want to: improve their mental & emotional health, address stressful relationship patterns, receive support during difficult life situations, and want help from a professional in learning about and helping to unpack clouded thoughts and feelings. People who benefit from my work are those who want to better understand the root of their challenges, and who feel making changes are important, but they're needing support in realizing those changes.
(289) 512-2284 View (289) 512-2284
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Nilusha Dore
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
I believe that we're at our strongest when we have meaningful, supportive connections in our lives. My focus is on developing these types of connections with my clients - ones where they feel genuinely cared for, safe, and supported in their journey towards feeling more fulfilled in their lives. My aim is always to help my clients feel heard, empowered, and more confident in their ability to navigate struggles. I'm always in their corner, and it's important to me that they feel this way. At the end of the day, feeling like I've provided someone with meaningful and support is why I love this work.
I believe that we're at our strongest when we have meaningful, supportive connections in our lives. My focus is on developing these types of connections with my clients - ones where they feel genuinely cared for, safe, and supported in their journey towards feeling more fulfilled in their lives. My aim is always to help my clients feel heard, empowered, and more confident in their ability to navigate struggles. I'm always in their corner, and it's important to me that they feel this way. At the end of the day, feeling like I've provided someone with meaningful and support is why I love this work.
(289) 799-3499 View (289) 799-3499
Anna Worifah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B
I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse and have worked extensively with issues related to male childhood sexual abuse. I am a certified CBT, EFT, and SFT clinician with years of experience in the Employment Assistance program, helping employees and their families manage health related problems that may affect their performance. I regularly integrate DBT and Narrative therapy into my practice. Learning from my lived experiences, I am passionate about practising from an anti-oppressive and inclusion framework
I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse and have worked extensively with issues related to male childhood sexual abuse. I am a certified CBT, EFT, and SFT clinician with years of experience in the Employment Assistance program, helping employees and their families manage health related problems that may affect their performance. I regularly integrate DBT and Narrative therapy into my practice. Learning from my lived experiences, I am passionate about practising from an anti-oppressive and inclusion framework
(289) 301-8072 View (289) 301-8072
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Jarred McCall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
We all experience our very own challenges in life. We don’t have to navigate them alone.
We all experience our very own challenges in life. We don’t have to navigate them alone.
(289) 768-7854 View (289) 768-7854
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Allison C. Restagno
PhD, MSc, B MUS, SummaCL
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B
It is my firm belief that everyone deserves someone to talk to, and to pour out what has been long kept in their heart, body, mind, spirit, and soul. It is with that belief, that I offer my skills, and trained ear as a counselor, in order to help you navigate through this situation that you are finding yourself going through. You are never alone. Although it may feel like this at this very moment, you are stronger than you think that you are. Real strength, in my opinion, is being able to be vulnerable, being able to disclose a hidden problem or area of great pain, and to deal with this 'head on', and with someone who can help you.
It is my firm belief that everyone deserves someone to talk to, and to pour out what has been long kept in their heart, body, mind, spirit, and soul. It is with that belief, that I offer my skills, and trained ear as a counselor, in order to help you navigate through this situation that you are finding yourself going through. You are never alone. Although it may feel like this at this very moment, you are stronger than you think that you are. Real strength, in my opinion, is being able to be vulnerable, being able to disclose a hidden problem or area of great pain, and to deal with this 'head on', and with someone who can help you.
(365) 657-1027 View (365) 657-1027
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Lotus Counselling Services, Susan Giroux
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Susan joined the Lotus Counselling Services team in June 2022 and is a Registered Psychotherapist. Susan comes from a 20-year career as professor, author and senior administrator in one of Canada's most research-intensive universities. "I am familiar with the anxiety, depression, burnout, interpersonal conflict, lack of balance and other emotional and psychological costs of today’s competitive work environments and how these are compounded by existential challenges-relationship issues, life transitions, ageing, sickness and loss. I have the requisite skill sets and the passion to help you move towards the life you want.
Susan joined the Lotus Counselling Services team in June 2022 and is a Registered Psychotherapist. Susan comes from a 20-year career as professor, author and senior administrator in one of Canada's most research-intensive universities. "I am familiar with the anxiety, depression, burnout, interpersonal conflict, lack of balance and other emotional and psychological costs of today’s competitive work environments and how these are compounded by existential challenges-relationship issues, life transitions, ageing, sickness and loss. I have the requisite skill sets and the passion to help you move towards the life you want.
(289) 804-8475 View (289) 804-8475
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Lotus Counselling Services, Hee Joo Lim
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L0R
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Hee Joo. I am a Registered Social Worker, that believes in authentic, non-judgemental therapeutic engagement that meets you where you are at in life. My practice opens up space for you and I to work together in a safe and supportive environment for us to explore those difficult emotions, thoughts, and situations that you’re currently experiencing – helping you to shape your journey towards wellness.
Hello, my name is Hee Joo. I am a Registered Social Worker, that believes in authentic, non-judgemental therapeutic engagement that meets you where you are at in life. My practice opens up space for you and I to work together in a safe and supportive environment for us to explore those difficult emotions, thoughts, and situations that you’re currently experiencing – helping you to shape your journey towards wellness.
(289) 275-9578 View (289) 275-9578

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Waterdown, ON

60+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Waterdown, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Self Esteem
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Green Shield Canada
75% SunLife
69% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Waterdown, ON see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Waterdown?

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.