Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Whitby, ON L1N
I am a Clinical Social Worker in Durham, ON providing psychotherapy services from a empowerment /strength perspective framework. My passion is helping individuals, couples, young adults and families in distress reach their highest level of functioning and potential in life; to find their unique voices and build positive relationships.
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(289) 799-4089
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Whitby, ON L1N
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I am a Clinical Social Worker in Durham, ON providing psychotherapy services from a empowerment /strength perspective framework. My passion is helping individuals, couples, young adults and families in distress reach their highest level of functioning and potential in life; to find their unique voices and build positive relationships.
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Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RPC, MPCC, ATC Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Within my practice I welcome adolescents, adults, couples and groups. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the specific needs of my clients, as opposed to a prescriptive pre-determined formula. I work with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences. Each client; be they a family, a couple or an individual is treated with respect and viewed as unique. My approach is positive, collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental, and is aimed at supporting clients to explore, understand and to move towards different more desirable outcomes.
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(855) 997-6841
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Within my practice I welcome adolescents, adults, couples and groups. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the specific needs of my clients, as opposed to a prescriptive pre-determined formula. I work with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences. Each client; be they a family, a couple or an individual is treated with respect and viewed as unique. My approach is positive, collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental, and is aimed at supporting clients to explore, understand and to move towards different more desirable outcomes.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RP, RMFT, CAMFT, OAHMP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
I believe that successful therapy begins with finding the right therapist for you. To help you accomplish this, during our initial consultation, I establish whether you are comfortable with my approach to therapy, training and experience. I respect your right to ask any questions and find answers that are relevant to developing a strong, professional theraputic relationship. Important aspects that will help you choose the right therapist are that they: can show you a relevant diploma or license to practice have completed training which includes theoretical perspectives and supervised practice listen and respect your feelings connect well with you
Peer Relationships
(289) 271-0709
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
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I believe that successful therapy begins with finding the right therapist for you. To help you accomplish this, during our initial consultation, I establish whether you are comfortable with my approach to therapy, training and experience. I respect your right to ask any questions and find answers that are relevant to developing a strong, professional theraputic relationship. Important aspects that will help you choose the right therapist are that they: can show you a relevant diploma or license to practice have completed training which includes theoretical perspectives and supervised practice listen and respect your feelings connect well with you
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Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MACP, ExA, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I recognize how truly challenging it can be to reach out for support. Because of this, I take great care to ensure that you feel safe, comfortable, & connected in our time together so you are able to share, heal, & grow. I work with you to help you learn more about yourself, enhance your coping strategies, manage self-harm and suicidal ideation, and deal with relationship and family challenges. I support my clients in feeling heard and understood throughout our time together and ensure that I am supporting you with what you feel is truly important.
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(647) 952-9741
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Whitby, ON L1N
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I recognize how truly challenging it can be to reach out for support. Because of this, I take great care to ensure that you feel safe, comfortable, & connected in our time together so you are able to share, heal, & grow. I work with you to help you learn more about yourself, enhance your coping strategies, manage self-harm and suicidal ideation, and deal with relationship and family challenges. I support my clients in feeling heard and understood throughout our time together and ensure that I am supporting you with what you feel is truly important.
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Registered Psychotherapist, BAHons, MACP, ExA, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Our strengths-based, creativity-focused group clinic specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. We are experienced in working with children and adolescents who are dealing with challenges including anxiety, depression, self-harm, aggression/behaviour management, oppositional defiance, coping skills, social skills, ADHD, Autism-Spectrum (ASD), and Asperger's, as well as parent training. Additionally, we offer counselling to adults for a variety of life challenges including relationship/communication issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma (including survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault), grief, coping, self-acceptance, self-care, and anger management. **See website for Clinician bios incl. Counselling Intern**
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Our strengths-based, creativity-focused group clinic specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults and families. We are experienced in working with children and adolescents who are dealing with challenges including anxiety, depression, self-harm, aggression/behaviour management, oppositional defiance, coping skills, social skills, ADHD, Autism-Spectrum (ASD), and Asperger's, as well as parent training. Additionally, we offer counselling to adults for a variety of life challenges including relationship/communication issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma (including survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault), grief, coping, self-acceptance, self-care, and anger management. **See website for Clinician bios incl. Counselling Intern**
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Hon BA, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
* Accepting new clients* I am Magdalene Acquah, a Clinical Social Worker and a Psychotherapist. I hold a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from University of Toronto and a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have been providing psychotherapy to children, families, adolescents, adults, and couples over a decade. My passion stemmed from a broad range of personal and professional experiences. It has always been my desire to work with people seeking help to address various personal issues through counseling and psychotherapy. I have always believed that a healthy mind forms the premise of healthy life
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(647) 370-6417
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
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* Accepting new clients* I am Magdalene Acquah, a Clinical Social Worker and a Psychotherapist. I hold a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from University of Toronto and a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. I have been providing psychotherapy to children, families, adolescents, adults, and couples over a decade. My passion stemmed from a broad range of personal and professional experiences. It has always been my desire to work with people seeking help to address various personal issues through counseling and psychotherapy. I have always believed that a healthy mind forms the premise of healthy life
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Occupational Therapist, MScOT Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
Are wondering how to help your teen with social anxiety? Or maybe depression is getting in the way of your teen’s success at school. Teens today experience a number of stressors in the world we live in. Your teen may find it difficult to cope with these pressures and transitions effectively. This can lead to anxiety,depression, to unhelpful coping styles or behaviors, and maybe even shutting down entirely.
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(289) 768-8189
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Whitby, ON L1M
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Are wondering how to help your teen with social anxiety? Or maybe depression is getting in the way of your teen’s success at school. Teens today experience a number of stressors in the world we live in. Your teen may find it difficult to cope with these pressures and transitions effectively. This can lead to anxiety,depression, to unhelpful coping styles or behaviors, and maybe even shutting down entirely.
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Art Therapist, ExAT, BA
Whitby, ON L1N
I am a creative arts therapist working with the expressive art therapy person-centered approach. I also have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from York University. I have been working with people experiencing various levels of distress since 2017. I work out of The Insight Clinic in downtown Whitby. I have success in supporting clients to work through their challenges, build personal strengths and achieve balance and wholeness within their lives. I work with individuals and groups 18 years and older to address the following issues:
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(289) 278-2449
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Whitby, ON L1N
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I am a creative arts therapist working with the expressive art therapy person-centered approach. I also have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from York University. I have been working with people experiencing various levels of distress since 2017. I work out of The Insight Clinic in downtown Whitby. I have success in supporting clients to work through their challenges, build personal strengths and achieve balance and wholeness within their lives. I work with individuals and groups 18 years and older to address the following issues:
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
"HEAL THE SOURCE" Therapy: Are you feeling symptoms of anxiety, depression, lost in direction, low self-esteem, financial and relationship troubles? And are you unsure as to why you are feeling this way? Would you like to change certain behaviours but can't seem to move forward? With "HEAL THE SOURCE" Therapy, we connect directly with the core source of the issue (usually stemming from childhood) that is always linked to an emotion through exploratory questioning, engaging the unconscious mind with empathy and compassion. Once we acknowledge the source, we can begin to work with creating new ways of being and integration.
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(647) 691-0628
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
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"HEAL THE SOURCE" Therapy: Are you feeling symptoms of anxiety, depression, lost in direction, low self-esteem, financial and relationship troubles? And are you unsure as to why you are feeling this way? Would you like to change certain behaviours but can't seem to move forward? With "HEAL THE SOURCE" Therapy, we connect directly with the core source of the issue (usually stemming from childhood) that is always linked to an emotion through exploratory questioning, engaging the unconscious mind with empathy and compassion. Once we acknowledge the source, we can begin to work with creating new ways of being and integration.
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Registered Psychotherapist, MAC, CRPO, OACCPP, CWC, Bsc Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
Welcome to my profile! I provide English-Spanish bilingual counselling to individuals, couples and families experiencing a variety of life transitions and challenges. Patients come to me for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grieving, anger, and relationships. My approach to counselling is eclectic, meaning that I chose the modality of work based on your personality style and what can be most effective to you. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Emotion Focus Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). I am also a Career Counsellor; I can support you on finding your career path.
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(855) 997-2565
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
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Welcome to my profile! I provide English-Spanish bilingual counselling to individuals, couples and families experiencing a variety of life transitions and challenges. Patients come to me for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grieving, anger, and relationships. My approach to counselling is eclectic, meaning that I chose the modality of work based on your personality style and what can be most effective to you. My treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Emotion Focus Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). I am also a Career Counsellor; I can support you on finding your career path.
Photo of Julia Rick Wellness Consulting, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
My background is in Counselling Psychology. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I'm passionate about helping children and adults to address issues that have a negative impact on their mental health. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships and use a goal-oriented approach to support clients in making progress that best fits their needs. I believe strongly in the effectiveness of wrap-around support and treatment planning. With approval of the client, this sometimes involves working with their family doctor or additional service providers when appropriate.
Peer Relationships
(289) 677-1776
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Whitby, ON L1N
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My background is in Counselling Psychology. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I'm passionate about helping children and adults to address issues that have a negative impact on their mental health. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships and use a goal-oriented approach to support clients in making progress that best fits their needs. I believe strongly in the effectiveness of wrap-around support and treatment planning. With approval of the client, this sometimes involves working with their family doctor or additional service providers when appropriate.
Photo of New Beginnings Ontario - Shannon Mossip Psychology, Psychologist
Whitby, ON L1N
At New Beginnings, clients have the opportunity to explore their strengths and limitations in a safe, confidential, and accepting environment. We provide assessment, intervention, and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults who exhibit symptoms of inattention, concentration difficulty, memory impairment, hyperactivity, poor academic performance, and learning disabilities. We offer group therapy programs for children diagnosed with Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Anxiety. In addition, we offer therapy and assessments through WSIB.
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(844) 332-2404
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Whitby, ON L1N
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At New Beginnings, clients have the opportunity to explore their strengths and limitations in a safe, confidential, and accepting environment. We provide assessment, intervention, and treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults who exhibit symptoms of inattention, concentration difficulty, memory impairment, hyperactivity, poor academic performance, and learning disabilities. We offer group therapy programs for children diagnosed with Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Anxiety. In addition, we offer therapy and assessments through WSIB.
Photo of Ashley Henderson, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Feeling overwhelmed, slowed down, hopeless or alone? Well you are not alone. My role is to walk with you down the path of self-understanding, acceptance and fulfillment. My goal is to help you take control back over your life and empower you to move forward down the path you want to create for yourself. I work primarily with adults, teenagers, and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, conflict within relationships, issues related to self-esteem and body image, dealing with the emotional impact of divorce and people who are in general just feeling overwhelmed within their daily life.
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(289) 277-2806
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Feeling overwhelmed, slowed down, hopeless or alone? Well you are not alone. My role is to walk with you down the path of self-understanding, acceptance and fulfillment. My goal is to help you take control back over your life and empower you to move forward down the path you want to create for yourself. I work primarily with adults, teenagers, and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, conflict within relationships, issues related to self-esteem and body image, dealing with the emotional impact of divorce and people who are in general just feeling overwhelmed within their daily life.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Life is full of demands and responsibilities that can feel overwhelming. Emotions and negative thoughts can interfere with you feeling and performing at your best. You want something to change but untangling these patterns seems too difficult. Mental health doesn’t have to be this hard. When you learn to harness your emotions and thoughts they can begin to work with you and not against you, allowing you to take ownership of your life. I believe this resilience is a skill we all have the capacity to acquire. My goal is to make quality mental health therapy simple and effective, so you can live a happier and more productive life.
Peer Relationships
(289) 207-5153
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Life is full of demands and responsibilities that can feel overwhelming. Emotions and negative thoughts can interfere with you feeling and performing at your best. You want something to change but untangling these patterns seems too difficult. Mental health doesn’t have to be this hard. When you learn to harness your emotions and thoughts they can begin to work with you and not against you, allowing you to take ownership of your life. I believe this resilience is a skill we all have the capacity to acquire. My goal is to make quality mental health therapy simple and effective, so you can live a happier and more productive life.
Photo of Laura Luz, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CFM, RegCRPO, MTC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
Laura is a Therapist, Intuitive Guide, Spiritual Director, Hypnotist and Mediator. She uses various methods which assist anyone who is pursuing either personal healing or an awakened sense of their spiritual path. Trauma and emotional pain are a regular part of the human experience, and there are times when having an objective navigator may accelerate one's understanding, acceptance and personal expansion. Laura offers her services to all those who resonate with her words and energy. She is a perceptive observer, a wisdom teacher and a natural uplifter. A phone call can discern if working together will be a match.
Peer Relationships
(855) 640-2646
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
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Laura is a Therapist, Intuitive Guide, Spiritual Director, Hypnotist and Mediator. She uses various methods which assist anyone who is pursuing either personal healing or an awakened sense of their spiritual path. Trauma and emotional pain are a regular part of the human experience, and there are times when having an objective navigator may accelerate one's understanding, acceptance and personal expansion. Laura offers her services to all those who resonate with her words and energy. She is a perceptive observer, a wisdom teacher and a natural uplifter. A phone call can discern if working together will be a match.
Photo of Erinn Bickle, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, BEd, MACP, RP (Q) Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
There are many reasons why you may be thinking about connecting with support and I appreciate that it can require courage to reach out. My approach to therapy centers around the cultivation of a safe and non-judgmental space that supports healing and promotes meaningful and fulfilling living. I work to create space that centers around you, your unique experience, and the change that you would like to see for yourself. I provide confidential and secure support via video or phone. I believe in the importance of removing barriers and offering support that is comfortable, convenient, and accessible.
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(289) 802-2618
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Whitby, ON L1M
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There are many reasons why you may be thinking about connecting with support and I appreciate that it can require courage to reach out. My approach to therapy centers around the cultivation of a safe and non-judgmental space that supports healing and promotes meaningful and fulfilling living. I work to create space that centers around you, your unique experience, and the change that you would like to see for yourself. I provide confidential and secure support via video or phone. I believe in the importance of removing barriers and offering support that is comfortable, convenient, and accessible.
Photo of Joanna LaCaprara, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1R
Life can present us with obstacles that leave us feeling distressed, stuck, and overwhelmed. Talking to an empathic listener can be a meaningful step towards well being. I am passionate about helping youth, adults, and families achieve their personal goals and cultivate resiliency. I have over 8 years of working experience in child and adolescent mental health. It is an honour to validate clients' unique strengths that can help them on their therapeutic journey to enhanced wellness. I also work within a school board and focus my skills in student mental health and attendance.
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(647) 697-3086
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1R
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Life can present us with obstacles that leave us feeling distressed, stuck, and overwhelmed. Talking to an empathic listener can be a meaningful step towards well being. I am passionate about helping youth, adults, and families achieve their personal goals and cultivate resiliency. I have over 8 years of working experience in child and adolescent mental health. It is an honour to validate clients' unique strengths that can help them on their therapeutic journey to enhanced wellness. I also work within a school board and focus my skills in student mental health and attendance.
Photo of Kerrie Kortis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSSW, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
I have a strong belief in the healing process of therapy and have worked for over 20 years supporting people who are in psychological and emotional pain. I help people find stability and reconnect with themselves, as they do the important work of reclaiming and changing their life for the better. Whether you have thought about trying therapy for a long time, perhaps it's a brand new idea, or even if you have done some "healing" work in the past and feel like it is time to tackle new challenges - I am here to help.
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(289) 809-9811
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Whitby, ON L1N
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I have a strong belief in the healing process of therapy and have worked for over 20 years supporting people who are in psychological and emotional pain. I help people find stability and reconnect with themselves, as they do the important work of reclaiming and changing their life for the better. Whether you have thought about trying therapy for a long time, perhaps it's a brand new idea, or even if you have done some "healing" work in the past and feel like it is time to tackle new challenges - I am here to help.
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Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
**Offering sliding scale rates** I work with a broad range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, body-image, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances. I strongly believe that my clients have the power to bring about positive change in their own lives. I am here to encourage and empower them throughout the sessions together. I do my best to foster a safe and open space where change can occur.
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(365) 804-5290
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Whitby, ON L1N
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**Offering sliding scale rates** I work with a broad range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, body-image, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances. I strongly believe that my clients have the power to bring about positive change in their own lives. I am here to encourage and empower them throughout the sessions together. I do my best to foster a safe and open space where change can occur.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc Hon, MA Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1P
You are more than your current situation. It is a big step to simply be researching therapy, so I want to first say how incredible I think it is that you have chosen to come look at my page. My aim is to create a positive and non-judgmental dynamic so that you can take the time to be introspective and gain perspective about how the obstacles you are facing today are affecting you. Ultimately, my goal is for you to feel heard and supported while dealing with emotional challenges, relationship issues, or life’s stresses, while working to inspire outcomes such as self-awareness, problem-solving, self-esteem, and acceptance.
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(289) 207-1232
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Whitby, ON L1P
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You are more than your current situation. It is a big step to simply be researching therapy, so I want to first say how incredible I think it is that you have chosen to come look at my page. My aim is to create a positive and non-judgmental dynamic so that you can take the time to be introspective and gain perspective about how the obstacles you are facing today are affecting you. Ultimately, my goal is for you to feel heard and supported while dealing with emotional challenges, relationship issues, or life’s stresses, while working to inspire outcomes such as self-awareness, problem-solving, self-esteem, and acceptance.

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Peer Relationships in Whitby

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Whitby

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Whitby

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Whitby or for a Whitby peer relationship Counsellor these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counselling in Whitby and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Counsellors, peer relationship psychologists in Whitby and peer relationship counsellors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Whitby are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Whitby you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Whitby and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Whitby or family therapy in Whitby.