What are you going through? Let’s work together to sort it out, make steps towards recovery, & come to resolution and healing. In a safe and non-judgemental space we focus on your particular challenges, symptoms and needs. Whether you are seeking individual, couple, family or group therapy we can engage in the most appropriate therapeutic solutions for you. I have specialized training in treatment for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD, PTSD, trauma and racial trauma. In addition, I have been trained in various couples and family therapy modalities. I am also the therapist for therapists.
I have been helping others overcome their personal challenges for over 20 yrs and have witnessed numerous successful client outcomes. I have experience helping individuals and families in Hospitals, Community Health Centres, Churches, Shelters, Social Housing Communities and Counselling Centres. I believe in using evidence-based proven methods of success.
I am a mental health media guest expert for Cityline as well as local and national news. I am currently working towards my PhD and I am the author of the Empowerment Planner, a Mental Health & Wellness system. Request a 15-minute free initial phone consultation so that together we can gain further insight in how you can begin to live your best life!
Population: Adults, Adolescents aged 13-18, Young Adults 19-25, Families
Types of Therapy: CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, ACT, SFBT, Strengths-Based, Attachment-based, Family Systems, Relational, Eclectic
We live in anxious times, often resulting from the many pressures and questions related to success, failure, finding meaning in our lives and feeling connected to ourselves and others. It is no surprise that at one time or another, we question our capacity for coping well through life’s stressors.
Whether you are going through anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal conflict, complicated family dynamics, or trauma, I have learned that feeling better begins with building our strengths and resilience. As your partner in this effort, I bring many tried-and-true tools, strategies and resources to help you overcome the obstacles that life throws your way.
I have both professional and lived experience with respect to mental health and navigating complicated life situations and relationships. In developing the ability to manage and understand our thoughts and feelings, we can become empowered to shift the trajectory of our lives toward healthy relationships with ourselves and others.
Our challenges do not define who we are, we define who we are. It is my goal to create a safe and therapeutic environment for you to explore your inner dialogue and discover who you want to be. I specialize in working with families, adolescents, and young adults from diverse backgrounds and help them to build cohesion in the family unit and within themselves.
If you have reached a point in your life where you recognize the need to heal, cope, or overcome personal or relational challenges, I can help. I sincerely welcome the opportunity to see if I would be a good fit for you. I offer a free 15-minute introductory phone consultation.
"I am passionate about music because it can take me away to anywhere I want to be"
Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and loss, Anger, Trauma.
Population: Adults 18+, Couples and Families
Types of Therapy: CBT, EFT, EFFT, Narrative
Life stressors impact us in many ways. We can feel sad, stuck, angry, frustrated, anxious, numb, or overwhelmed. We’re often taught to “suck it up,” when in fact we all need is support – all of us. Whether it’s life transitions, problem solving, relationship challenges, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety or depression, therapy starts with first feeling heard.
I work collaboratively with clients of diverse backgrounds to help them to understand themselves and their circumstances, then towards improved self-awareness, practical skills, and growth. My approach is relational, compassionate, intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed.
Desmond Lee is a Registered Social Worker (MSW) and a University of Toronto graduate with a specialization in Health and Mental Health. Over the past five years, he has worked as a social worker in a community health centre, serving diverse populations living with complex trauma, addictions, depression and anxiety, and chronic mental health concerns. Additionally, Desmond has volunteered at the Toronto Distress Centre and Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as well as worked in settings serving youth in the shelter system and individuals living with developmental disabilities. More than just my work: “What has been wounded in a relationship must be, after all, healed in a relationship” -- Annie Rogers, A Shining Affliction
Types of Therapy: CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness based strategies
There are times in all of our lives that we struggle to manage in our different roles at work, as parents or in relationships with family or friends. Perhaps you are just feeling angry or stuck? This can bring on stress and anxiety that will impact many different aspects of our everyday lives. Taking steps in therapy to work through these issues can bring about lasting change and happiness.
My aim, as your therapist, is to meet you where you are at in your life journey and work alongside you to reach your therapeutic goals in a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, confidential and empowering space. Whether you are struggling with various life stressors, depression, anxiety, loneliness, trauma or a breakdown in relationships, we will work through it together. As we explore and discover more about you and your relationships, we will deconstruct negative thought patterns, while learning how to move through life’s challenges with self-compassion, self-awareness, confidence and grace.
I am a Registered Social Worker with 15 years of experience and have worked with adults, children and youth, who are experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. As your therapist, I use a warm, friendly and collaborative approach to support you while helping you discover your strengths, build new skills and find confidence in taking the path forward. In my role I will be an active listener, while using proven techniques and therapeutic methods to challenge you. It is also very important to me that our time together is effective and that we see progressive change. If you would like to start a dialogue with me to see if we are a good fit, please book a free 15 minute consultation.
“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.”
Types of Therapy: CBT, EFT, EFIT, Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed
Reaching out to a therapist and taking the first step to seek support can be overwhelming and stressful. Although it can be scary, taking the first step is a great way to ensure that your life begins to move in the right direction. Together, we can help you overcome anxiety, depression, and overwhelm. By exploring your treatment goals we can work together towards healing and recovery.
I use a holistic and relationship-focused approach to the therapeutic process; ensuring the foundation of a safe space through kindness, transparency, empathy, and compassion. I am committed to understanding the impact of trauma in your life while teaching you the coping tools necessary to work through anxiety and depression.
I combine holistic practices with various problem-solving tools and the best researched approaches. I believe that you have a voice in the process and ownership over your therapeutic goals. We will work together to cultivate a judgement-free therapeutic relationship that prioritises your empowerment and self-determination.
Wajeeha has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with focus on mental health counselling. She has 4 years experience working with children, parents and families, managing crises and providing person-centred, relationship focused support. She has also worked extensively with youth treating depression, anxiety and trauma.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses” –Alphonse Karr
Population: Adults, Adolescents, Families, Children (starting at age 7+)
Types of Therapy: CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, SFBT, Unified Protocol and Eclectic
Are you an overthinker? Do you procrastinate? Do you have things in your life preventing you from thriving? Could you be experiencing issues that are impacting your relationships? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then let’s talk. I am here to help. I specialize in working with adults, children, and adolescents who have life or relationship challenges and/or family issues. Through guided self-exploration, we will work together to uncover certain patterns that are causing you to feel stuck or unhappy and carve a path to your healing, recovery and growth. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for client success. To achieve this, I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that is culturally sensitive, and trauma informed. I take an individualistic approach and I will tailor my counselling to suit your current needs. I offer a free 15-minute introductory phone consultation where I sincerely welcome the opportunity to speak with you to see if we would be a good fit.
Jacqueline specializes in anxiety, depression, child and family challenges. She 10 years experience supporting individuals with mental health, autism, intellectual or physical disabilities concerns. She has worked in the hospital settings and in community agencies treating ASD, ADHD, BPD, OCD and Trauma. She has volunteered with various non-profit agencies such as Community Outreach Programs in Addictions, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Community Living Mississauga.
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”. A.A. Milne, Poet & Author