Female Therapists in Woodbridge, ON

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Sara Rizvi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
(289) 302-6717 View (289) 302-6717
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Neera Madhok
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Are you experiencing changes in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Has there been a divorce, change in stages of life or health or someone has passed on. This is where my strong skill set from 11yrs of experience of being a helping professional can help people sort through the emotional upheaval associated with major life challenges or disappointments such as relationship break down, chronic illness, retirement, relocation and bereavement. I also help people with family of origin issues impacting their current life.
Are you experiencing changes in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Has there been a divorce, change in stages of life or health or someone has passed on. This is where my strong skill set from 11yrs of experience of being a helping professional can help people sort through the emotional upheaval associated with major life challenges or disappointments such as relationship break down, chronic illness, retirement, relocation and bereavement. I also help people with family of origin issues impacting their current life.
(289) 845-3300 x3 View (289) 845-3300 x3
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Alessia Manzoli
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, HBSc, RYT200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Disconnected from your needs, desires, or identity? Are you ready to create movement in your life? I'm glad you're here! Whether you’re focused on school, career, relationships, or self-discovery, this disconnect from your sense of self can make life feel quite overwhelming. Decision-making might feel so impossible that you even defer to external expectations as a guide forward. This can lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, burnout, and living a life that doesn’t feel like it’s truly yours. I understand how you feel, and I’m here for you.
Do you feel stuck? Disconnected from your needs, desires, or identity? Are you ready to create movement in your life? I'm glad you're here! Whether you’re focused on school, career, relationships, or self-discovery, this disconnect from your sense of self can make life feel quite overwhelming. Decision-making might feel so impossible that you even defer to external expectations as a guide forward. This can lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, burnout, and living a life that doesn’t feel like it’s truly yours. I understand how you feel, and I’m here for you.
(647) 360-9102 View (647) 360-9102
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Lauren Maieron
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q), CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
LOW cost therapy, first session FREE! Congratulations on taking the first steps to living a better quality life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration and empowerment. I lean towards a strength-focused framework as I believe you are the expert of your life and can heal within. I also believe in nurturing the mind and body as I understand the impact emotional and psychological distress has on our bodies. I provide an integrative and holistic approach, pulling from several therapeutic frameworks to find the best fit for you.
LOW cost therapy, first session FREE! Congratulations on taking the first steps to living a better quality life. My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, collaboration and empowerment. I lean towards a strength-focused framework as I believe you are the expert of your life and can heal within. I also believe in nurturing the mind and body as I understand the impact emotional and psychological distress has on our bodies. I provide an integrative and holistic approach, pulling from several therapeutic frameworks to find the best fit for you.
(289) 206-1635 View (289) 206-1635
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Nada Bishir
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Welcome to my corner of Psychology Today! My goal as a registered social worker & psychotherapist is to provide a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space for healing. I use trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and mindfulness-based frameworks in my practice and like to work collaboratively with my clients to identify patterns, set goals, and develop strategies for growth and healing. I specialize in working with individuals living with anxiety disorders (including GAD, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders) emotional dysregulation (including BPD), and complex trauma (c-PTSD).
Welcome to my corner of Psychology Today! My goal as a registered social worker & psychotherapist is to provide a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space for healing. I use trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and mindfulness-based frameworks in my practice and like to work collaboratively with my clients to identify patterns, set goals, and develop strategies for growth and healing. I specialize in working with individuals living with anxiety disorders (including GAD, OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorders) emotional dysregulation (including BPD), and complex trauma (c-PTSD).
(289) 216-7013 View (289) 216-7013
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Talk to Heal Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Is anxiety getting in the way of living? Do you often wonder if your personal life should be better? Are you living in your past - unable to move forward? Do you find yourself disconnected from yourself or your partner? Do you feel safe in your family? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about how they are supposed to manage different and all demanding aspects of their day-to-day life including, their time, careers, and their families. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself might look like an easy solution at first, but long term it can create mental and physical challenges.
Is anxiety getting in the way of living? Do you often wonder if your personal life should be better? Are you living in your past - unable to move forward? Do you find yourself disconnected from yourself or your partner? Do you feel safe in your family? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about how they are supposed to manage different and all demanding aspects of their day-to-day life including, their time, careers, and their families. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself might look like an easy solution at first, but long term it can create mental and physical challenges.
(416) 831-2363 View (416) 831-2363
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Fatin Hasan
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, Psych
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Highly experienced in international Psychology Case Studies. Well practiced in Prevention Trauma Stress Impact, Depression, Anxiety, and personal stress. Former university professor with over 18 years of administering psychotherapy, 18 years of counseling and conducting research.
Highly experienced in international Psychology Case Studies. Well practiced in Prevention Trauma Stress Impact, Depression, Anxiety, and personal stress. Former university professor with over 18 years of administering psychotherapy, 18 years of counseling and conducting research.
(647) 371-5263 View (647) 371-5263
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Alessia Ciampa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
(289) 216-6954 View (289) 216-6954
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Christine Henein
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
My Passion is to deliver a message of HOPE to people that I come across. I personally believe that Hope can light a candle in the darkest point of life. Hope is what we all need in order to have a more positive look at life in general and be empowered to make constructive changes and live with a positive attitude. With the increasing challenges in our world and the fact that we are not immune to life's surprises and shocks, our days are becoming more stressful which make us sometimes pay heavy price....
My Passion is to deliver a message of HOPE to people that I come across. I personally believe that Hope can light a candle in the darkest point of life. Hope is what we all need in order to have a more positive look at life in general and be empowered to make constructive changes and live with a positive attitude. With the increasing challenges in our world and the fact that we are not immune to life's surprises and shocks, our days are becoming more stressful which make us sometimes pay heavy price....
(877) 469-5782 View (877) 469-5782
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Soulstice Health Inc.
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, ADS, RYT, CSEPCPT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Soulstice Health Inc. is a community-based Wellness Centre that adopts a holistic understanding of mental and physical health. We aspire to foster optimal personal health and healing from a mind, body, and soul approach. To truly tap into our greatest potential, we believe that self-connection is essential. Working collaboratively with individuals affected by mental health and/or addiction concerns, we support them in finding their own meaningful paths to healing. We are dedicated to helping you find your true self while fostering improved self-care, building on capacity, and realizing your fullest potential.
Soulstice Health Inc. is a community-based Wellness Centre that adopts a holistic understanding of mental and physical health. We aspire to foster optimal personal health and healing from a mind, body, and soul approach. To truly tap into our greatest potential, we believe that self-connection is essential. Working collaboratively with individuals affected by mental health and/or addiction concerns, we support them in finding their own meaningful paths to healing. We are dedicated to helping you find your true self while fostering improved self-care, building on capacity, and realizing your fullest potential.
(647) 564-5872 View (647) 564-5872
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Nilou Nikou
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP2
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
At our psychotherapy practice, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective therapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to help our clients overcome challenges, heal emotional wounds, and achieve their full potential.
At our psychotherapy practice, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective therapy to individuals, couples, and families in a safe and supportive environment. Our goal is to help our clients overcome challenges, heal emotional wounds, and achieve their full potential.
(647) 249-7847 View (647) 249-7847
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Ivana Mitchell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, CDWF
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Are you ready to learn strategies to overcome unproductive thought patterns and behaviours that get in your way? Wanting to cultivate satisfying relationships and meaningful connections with others? Do you wish to gain skills to embrace all emotions without being ruled by them? Are you ready to take risks, be courageous, and love with your whole heart? I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, and a Certified Daring Way(tm) Facilitator and I would like to help!
Are you ready to learn strategies to overcome unproductive thought patterns and behaviours that get in your way? Wanting to cultivate satisfying relationships and meaningful connections with others? Do you wish to gain skills to embrace all emotions without being ruled by them? Are you ready to take risks, be courageous, and love with your whole heart? I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, and a Certified Daring Way(tm) Facilitator and I would like to help!
(647) 490-2245 View (647) 490-2245
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Catherine Zeppieri
Registered Psychotherapist, HonBA, MA , BED, RP , CCC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging, can't it? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Is there stress at home, at school, or at work? Are important relationships in your life strained? If you want to find relief, learn to cope, and feel more fulfilled then counselling and psychotherapy are a great fit for you.
Life can be challenging, can't it? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Is there stress at home, at school, or at work? Are important relationships in your life strained? If you want to find relief, learn to cope, and feel more fulfilled then counselling and psychotherapy are a great fit for you.
(365) 800-6713 View (365) 800-6713
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Romina Monastero
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Amid joy and excitement, life is often filled with unexpected challenges. My goal is to help you navigate such challenges through a nonjudgmental and culturally sensitive approach. It is my belief that clients must be empathized with, rather than pathologized. I will be there to listen and support you, regardless of what your unique story entails. I take great interest in helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, and low self-esteem and am comfortable working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Amid joy and excitement, life is often filled with unexpected challenges. My goal is to help you navigate such challenges through a nonjudgmental and culturally sensitive approach. It is my belief that clients must be empathized with, rather than pathologized. I will be there to listen and support you, regardless of what your unique story entails. I take great interest in helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, and low self-esteem and am comfortable working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
(289) 274-4863 View (289) 274-4863
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Neeru Gill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, B Ed, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Embarking on the path to healing and personal growth can feel daunting, but you don't have to walk it alone. With over 15 years of experience as an educator and counsellor, Neeru brings a deep understanding of the human psyche to guide you through. Her journey in psychology counselling, enriched with a Master's Degree, has been focused on creating transformative changes in the lives of those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and self-confidence issues. Neeru employs a compassionate, person-centered approach, to create a nurturing space where you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings.
Embarking on the path to healing and personal growth can feel daunting, but you don't have to walk it alone. With over 15 years of experience as an educator and counsellor, Neeru brings a deep understanding of the human psyche to guide you through. Her journey in psychology counselling, enriched with a Master's Degree, has been focused on creating transformative changes in the lives of those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges and self-confidence issues. Neeru employs a compassionate, person-centered approach, to create a nurturing space where you can safely explore your thoughts and feelings.
(365) 654-3245 View (365) 654-3245
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Psychotherapy and Wellness of Central Ontario
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RSSW, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jessica Malynyk is the founder of Psychotherapy and Wellness of Central Ontario and a Registered Psychotherapist (11052). Since 2014, she has provided psychotherapeutic support in community settings to individuals dealing with a variety of mental health concerns/stressors including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, relationships, family conflict, grief/loss and substance abuse. (see issues for full list.) Jessica brings forth her professional training and education, but, it is her personal life experience that really allows her to foster a deep connection with her clients.
Jessica Malynyk is the founder of Psychotherapy and Wellness of Central Ontario and a Registered Psychotherapist (11052). Since 2014, she has provided psychotherapeutic support in community settings to individuals dealing with a variety of mental health concerns/stressors including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, relationships, family conflict, grief/loss and substance abuse. (see issues for full list.) Jessica brings forth her professional training and education, but, it is her personal life experience that really allows her to foster a deep connection with her clients.
(249) 501-5226 View (249) 501-5226
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Amanda Bacchus
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Feeling they do not understand you? Not enjoying your time together? You were likely close to your partner during the early years of your relationship, but as stressors of family, finances or work have come up, your connection has changed. You have tried to resolve matters, but feeling stuck. Just like when you take your car to a mechanic for repairs, couples therapy can be helpful in repairing your relationship. It can be difficult to ask for help, but when your relationship is not working, it can impact many aspects of your life.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Feeling they do not understand you? Not enjoying your time together? You were likely close to your partner during the early years of your relationship, but as stressors of family, finances or work have come up, your connection has changed. You have tried to resolve matters, but feeling stuck. Just like when you take your car to a mechanic for repairs, couples therapy can be helpful in repairing your relationship. It can be difficult to ask for help, but when your relationship is not working, it can impact many aspects of your life.
(289) 273-7996 View (289) 273-7996
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Frances D'Amato
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
(905) 936-4747 View (905) 936-4747
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Paula Scarangella
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
No concern or thought is too small or large to be explored in therapy. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore & process your thoughts, emotions, & life situations, no matter how big or small. I understand that each individual's story is unique, & I allow for discovery to occur in a fully confidential, non-judgemental space.
No concern or thought is too small or large to be explored in therapy. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore & process your thoughts, emotions, & life situations, no matter how big or small. I understand that each individual's story is unique, & I allow for discovery to occur in a fully confidential, non-judgemental space.
(289) 210-4842 View (289) 210-4842
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Melissa Farinaccia
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
I am a psychotherapist and the founder of A New Tomorrow, psychotherapy services. As the founder of this holistic psychotherapy clinic, I am dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages on their transformative journeys. Through evidence-based modalities like DBT, IFS, EFT, ACT, and mindfulness, we address your unique needs. For children, we offer nurturing play-based therapy, while teenagers, young adults, and adults benefit from our empowering group psychoeducation sessions. Together, let's unlock your inner resilience and embrace a brighter future. Contact us to embark on this empowering path.
I am a psychotherapist and the founder of A New Tomorrow, psychotherapy services. As the founder of this holistic psychotherapy clinic, I am dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages on their transformative journeys. Through evidence-based modalities like DBT, IFS, EFT, ACT, and mindfulness, we address your unique needs. For children, we offer nurturing play-based therapy, while teenagers, young adults, and adults benefit from our empowering group psychoeducation sessions. Together, let's unlock your inner resilience and embrace a brighter future. Contact us to embark on this empowering path.
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Nalini Elisa Ramlal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Life’s journey offers many things to be grateful for. However, we all face challenges throughout our lifetime that has the ability to affect our mental health. Having the right supports can help us navigate these challenges. I hold an open, non-judgmental space to help you heal. Therapy goals differ from person to person. My treatment approach is therefore tailored to you, working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. As your therapist, I hope to help you gain insight and self-awareness, leading you to live your most beautiful, authentic life.
Life’s journey offers many things to be grateful for. However, we all face challenges throughout our lifetime that has the ability to affect our mental health. Having the right supports can help us navigate these challenges. I hold an open, non-judgmental space to help you heal. Therapy goals differ from person to person. My treatment approach is therefore tailored to you, working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. As your therapist, I hope to help you gain insight and self-awareness, leading you to live your most beautiful, authentic life.
(289) 312-2086 View (289) 312-2086
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Laura MacLachlan
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MCP, RP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I use evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and intuitive eating, while liaising with other care providers to ensure a holistic approach to intervention. Fees covered by third party insurance/medical benefits.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I use evidence-based interventions drawing from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and intuitive eating, while liaising with other care providers to ensure a holistic approach to intervention. Fees covered by third party insurance/medical benefits.
(289) 217-4928 View (289) 217-4928
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InnerSight Psychotherapy Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Welcome to InnerSight Psychotherapy – where every story is heard, and every journey is respected. Our team is not just a group of therapists; we are guides, listeners, and unwavering supporters on your path to wellness. Each therapist brings a unique set of skills and specialties to support a variety of issues with deep empathy and professionalism. From the quiet struggles of the mind to the challenges faced by couples and families, our team's expertise spans across the spectrum of psychotherapy. At the heart of our clinic accountability and professional growth is not just a principle – it's our practice.
Welcome to InnerSight Psychotherapy – where every story is heard, and every journey is respected. Our team is not just a group of therapists; we are guides, listeners, and unwavering supporters on your path to wellness. Each therapist brings a unique set of skills and specialties to support a variety of issues with deep empathy and professionalism. From the quiet struggles of the mind to the challenges faced by couples and families, our team's expertise spans across the spectrum of psychotherapy. At the heart of our clinic accountability and professional growth is not just a principle – it's our practice.
(289) 809-6181 View (289) 809-6181
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Amanda Sunder
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H
We’ve heard “life is full of ups and downs”, but have you ever thought to yourself “why does it have to feel so hard”? Maybe a new life transition, interpersonal struggles or trying to balance all of life’s stressors is causing you to feel stuck, preoccupied with worry or overwhelmed. Worry due to relationship struggles, anxiety, loss or feeling as though you aren’t meeting expectations can be difficult, but you do not have to hold the weight alone.
We’ve heard “life is full of ups and downs”, but have you ever thought to yourself “why does it have to feel so hard”? Maybe a new life transition, interpersonal struggles or trying to balance all of life’s stressors is causing you to feel stuck, preoccupied with worry or overwhelmed. Worry due to relationship struggles, anxiety, loss or feeling as though you aren’t meeting expectations can be difficult, but you do not have to hold the weight alone.
(289) 276-8825 View (289) 276-8825
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Karin Pereira
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHyp
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
I provide compassionate and professional individual counselling to adults and adolescents who are experiencing mental and emotional health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with couples and families to improve relationship functioning. With my own personable style of practice, I work collaboratively with the client to increase awareness of their strengths and coping skills for managing stress, improve self-esteem, and begin effective change to maladaptive thoughts and behaviours.
I provide compassionate and professional individual counselling to adults and adolescents who are experiencing mental and emotional health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with couples and families to improve relationship functioning. With my own personable style of practice, I work collaboratively with the client to increase awareness of their strengths and coping skills for managing stress, improve self-esteem, and begin effective change to maladaptive thoughts and behaviours.
(647) 370-9487 View (647) 370-9487
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.