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Individual Counsellors

Alethia C

adolescents, adults, familiess

Phone and video therapy

710 humberwood blvd, 1207 Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 7J5 Canada
(416) 453-5463

Alisha Simeron

I provide therapy to individuals and families that are experiencing emotions which often feel like they’re taking control of their lives in finding their voice and regaining confidence. Feelings of depression and anxiety can quickly become overwhelming, along with the daily hustle and commotion that accompanies our lives. Worries, frustration, and motivation can become challenging to manage for individuals living with depression, anxiety, and high life stress.


Telephone Video

7415 Yonge Street unit 1604
Toronto, Ontario, M5B2E7
(437) 333-9355 (WELL)

Bolaji Akinyele-Akanbi

Our goals are to provide holistic resources & counselling for children, youth, adults and families to create and enjoy healthy relationships and reach their full potentials.

Multicultural counselling
238 Portage AVenue Winnipeg, MB, R3C0B1 Canada
(431) 305-7478  (431) 305-7478

Candis Peniston

We See you. We Hear you. We Understand you. Centre Bethany Centre is aware of the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy within African and Racialized communities. Our space is created to support, strengthen and guide you towards your journey of mental well-being centered around healing in an African cultural context.

18-65 years
238 Mantle Ave Stouffville, Ontario, L4A0K8 Canada
(416) 806-9964

Cassandra Francis

Worrying about what you have to do next? Are you having difficulties believing in yourself? Do you feel like you are stuck in life? Or perhaps you’re down or anxious. Maybe, you’re unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren’t living the life you were meant to lead. One Peace Therapy has found that these are common concerns that clients experience before accessing psychotherapy.

Individuals and couples 16 and older
284 Saint Helens Avenue, Unit 214
Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4A4
(647) 964-2923

Cayo Whyte

Experienced Social Worker registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I am a professional counselor and life coach with over 16 years of experience working with individuals and families in the social service sector. I support clients from diverse cultures and with diverse needs. I use a person-centered, strengths-based, anti-oppressive approach in my work. I provide a 15 min free phone consultation. Feeling, isolated, stressed, depressed, worried, confused and afraid? Your experience is personal, it is real, and it needs to be respected and understood.

311 GEORGE ST NORTH, UNIT LL5 – SUITE 108 Peterborough, ON, K9J 6X5
(705) 996-2668

Chanelle Lobo

At Self-Centered our passion and our purpose is you. We are redefining what it means to be Self-Centered as we (re)connect to the truth of who you are; your inner essence, at the center of your Self. At Self-Centered we truly believe that fulfillment is experienced through embodied and empowered soul-expression, and the space that we have created here will support you on your unique journey to the center of who you truly are.

adults over the ages of 18.
9983 Keele Street unit 104
Maple, Ontario, L6A 3Y5
(226) 929-0147

Chantal Gray

Winrose Oasis Services serves as a space to find relief and embrace peace through the support of skilled therapists. Our goal is to support children, youth and adults using culturally responsive care, holistic and strength-based approaches that enable you to embrace the best version of yourself.

Children, youth and adults.
1300 Garth Street, PO Box 79060 Garth Ro
Hamilton, Ontario, L9C7N6
(647) 560-3226

Colette Chapman

Child, Adult, Youth, Couples.
110 Riverside Drive Suite 202
London, Ontario, N5V 1M7
(519) 280-1107

Deanne Edwards

Children & Adolescents up to 21 yrs

Telephone Video

(888) 813-2951
(647) 554-9774

Denise Aarons

I provide counselling and coaching using a collaborative and strengths based approach.

I believe in client as the expert and engages in empowering processes to make therapy more accountable and meaningful.

I will utilise my training in cognitive behavioural and solutions focused therapies to help you explore and envision preferred or alternative solutions to problems.

I  understand and respond to the mental health needs of clients whose life experiences are often shaped and influenced by race, gender, class, culture and socioeconomic circumstances.


Face to face and video therapy

2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E4
(416) 490-9774
(647) 554-9774

Deon Ambersley

For over 15 years, Dr. Olivia Rose has been a practicing registered naturopathic doctor in clinics within the Greater Toronto Area. She has built a thriving private practice centred around evidence-based and traditional naturopathic medicine, helping hundreds of patients reach their optimal well-being through effective natural health and therapeutics. Her work has led her to be consistently featured in television segments, podcasts and publications, such as Global News, Reader’s Digest, Woman’s World, and more, reaching thousands of people with her natural health remedies, expertise and wellness advice.

3520 Danforth Avenue, Unit 103
Scarborough, Ontario, M1L 1E6
(647-) 490-6441

Donna Richards

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Donna Richards, MSW, Psychot, RSW


Telephone, face to face and video therapy

105 Queen Street South
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1K7
(416) 350-8457

Fiana Andrews

We are a private psychology and counselling practice providing support for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with challenging situations. Our integrated team is made up of highly trained and qualified mental health and educational professionals with many years of experience working with clients from a diverse background.

Children, adolescents & adults
345 Kingston Rd Suite #311
Pickering , Ontario, L1V 1A1
(905) 492-1152

Feven Gebremicael

9 years to adults

Telephone Face to Face Video

29 Cornelius Parkway
Toronto , Ontario , M6L2K2
(519) 275-4039

Genevieve Alao

Genevieve is passionate about journeying with those going through challenging life circumstances. She is committed to the change process…because real life change takes time and attention. Genevieve founded Corner Counsellor to provide affordable, accessible and appropriate one-on-one sessions, community courses and group workshops in under-served neighborhoods. Corner Counsellor is also a mentoring and launching platform for newly registered therapists.

10 Milner Business Court
Scarborough, ON, M1B 3C6
(855) 267-6372


Everyday life is hectic, and trauma has no hierarchy. An incident that means nothing to someone may be catastrophic to you. Some people may tell you..get up…some may even say you are making a mountain out of a molehill, while others may actually blame you for what happened but then who is there to help really?  That’s where I come in. I am not telling you I will perfect everything, but I am telling you that I can listen to you empathetically, I can reason and walk the journey with you, I can offer you counselling modalities that can help you feel better.

Telephone, video therapy and other

Suite 307, 190 Cundles Road East
Barrie, Ontario , L4M4S5
(705) 241-8456

Irene McIntosh

Telephone Video Other

1 Wikander Way
Brampton, ON, L6V 3X1
(647) 234-5600

Jamie Sutherland

Children, Youth, Individuals, couples, families, Mental Health, grief, depression,
anxiety, Anger, Substance use, sex related issues, teen pregnancy, sexuality,
divorce, separation, gender based violence.
9225 Leslie St. Suite 205
Richmond Hill, ON
(647) 355-8555

Janelle Rennalls

2451 St-Joseph Blvd, Unit 215
Orleans, Ontario, K1C 1E9

Jelani Adams

Jelani is the founder and clinical director of Thrive CBT. He is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Jelani has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and is committed to helping people create positive change in their lives.

Adults (16+)
103 Dundas St. W.
Whitby, Ontario, L1N 2M1
(365) 988-0371

Jenille Hutchinson

all age groups
3665 Arista Way, apt. 706
Mississauga, ON, L5A 4A3
(647) 272-5045

Jessica Robinson

Emotional wellness is a key aspect of soul care, and as we live in a fast-paced world, we are often moving from one thing to the next. Seldom do we take the time to sit, reflect, and think about how we are feeling or how we are moving through life from day to day.

Individual therapy
N/A, N/A
Etobicoke , Ontario, M9a 0b4
(647) 394-0525

Jhanelle Peters

You didn’t come here by accident! You came here because a part of you is ready to start unpacking the many things you’ve tucked away over time. The best part is you don’t have to do it alone, as exploring life’s hurdles, works better in collaboration.

Online Counselling
Toronto , ON, M5V4L4
(647) 933-6610

Joan Samuels-Dennis

I work with individuals experiencing traumatic and fear-based responses like
depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorders or relationship difficulties.

Specialties Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD

80 Devon road
Brampton, ON, L6T 5B3
(647) 500-2229

Karoline Achille

I use an integrative approach, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, Solution-focused therapy, Existential therapy, etc.) to help my clients find solutions and face challenges that negatively impact their lives. My experiences have made me equipped to work with adults struggling with behavioural disturbances related to depression, anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, stress), relationship issues (familial, romantic), trauma, abuse, suicide risk, self-harm, and life/developmental transitions.


Telephone Face to Face Video

50 Florence street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0W7
(613) 804-0110

Kayla Breelove Carter

Trauma has a way of showing up in an intrusive way, it shows up with no real reference point for, it brings up discomfort and leaves us with this sufferance and pain. Taking the first step can be hard, while finding new meaning and growth is possible, it takes courage and vulnerability.

Individuals (16+)
22 Church St, unit 102
Moncton, NB, E1C 0P7
(506) 248-0639

Leonard Edwards

I offer a collaborative & client-centred approach that is highly individualized to your needs, goals, strengths, and interests. My approach to therapy is eclectic & integrates techniques from evidence-based therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also provide consultation and life skills coaching.

  • Adults
  • Teen
692 Euclid Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6G2T9
(647) 697-8538

Lois Jones

I work with adults, couples, children, and families who find themselves stuck in the same stories, but who yearn for different endings. Clinically, I offer traditional “talk therapy” for adults and couple’s, and play therapy at my private practice in White Rock. I also offer parent consultation

BIPOC, children, individuals, families, couples
Telephone, Face to Face, Video
#202 -1548 Johnson Rd
White Rock, BC, V4B 3Z8
(604) 346-7175

Lori-Ann McDonald

Hey there, I’m Lori, a Social Worker, and Counselor, currently serving my community for approximately seven years and counting in various social service settings.

women; non-binary, gender fluid folks
1675 Heatherington Road Unit 14
Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8V8

Maedean Myers

In so many aspects of your life, you have it all.

In fact others see as you really “having it together”.

You’re the one that others turn to for help.

But you have fears and personal concerns that you are holding you back from expressing love for yourself, your work, and important people in your life.

BIPOC community, persons struggling with anxiety, major life transitions, stress
Suite 400-1681 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 4M6
(778) 788-2105

Marsha Hibbert

My name is Marsha, I’m a mother, I’m married, I have children, and psychotherapist, who understands the struggles that everyday families face in the real world. The challenges I have experienced may not be the same as yours, but in my practice, I am committed to supporting you no matter what your challenge is. Simple or complex, short term or long standing we will look at it together.

Children and their families, Individual work and Family Therapy
Telephone, Face to Face, Video
14 Aloe Avenue
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 4M8
(416) 873-7733

Melissa Griffith

35 Years Experience: DSW/CYW Tutoring, Licensed Counselling SERVICES, Mental Health and Psychology

Youth and Adults
Telephone, Face to Face, Video
44 Broadmoor Avenue
Barrie, Ontario, L4N3M9
(416) 573-8344

Nada Johnson

I design workplace wellness and sexual violence solutions for institutions and organizations in Canada and globally.

Some of the problems that my clients -CEO’s, Board of Directors, Deans and Managers – are stuck on are the following:

  • How do we support the Wellness and Mental Health needs of our staff?

  • How do we support our colleagues that may  have experienced Race-Based Stress in our organization?

  • How do we assist our staff in Returning To Work from a leave?

  • How do we create or revise our Mental Health and Sexual Violence/Gender-Based Violence Policies and Procedures through an Equitable Lens?

Women and young adults (18+)
240 Roncesvalles Avenue,-
Toronto, Ontario, M6R1L3
(437) 703-3495

Nalwanga Musisi

Nalwanga’s approach to the therapeutic relationship is rooted in ethnocultural understanding and empathy. Keenly aware of an emerging pattern of sentiment in her own practice, Nalwanga founded Karibu Mental Health Network in an effort to meet the increasing need for readily available, accessible and relatable therapists who are dedicated to serving diasporic communities. As a therapist, Nalwanga grounds herself firmly in the philosophical framework of Ubuntu and remains steadfast in her commitment to facilitate authenticity whilst remaining dedicated to helping people make sense of the challenges they face.

Telephone Video
2200 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON
M6S 1N4
(289) 872 – 0682

Nereah Felix

I work from an integrative (e.g., psycho-dynamic, emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural) perspective that is trauma-informed. I always cater therapy to whomever I am working with in order ensure that we are working towards the goals you would like to achieve. The therapeutic relationship is important to me. I strive to create an environment that is warm, open, and non-judgmental. I am open and accepting to any and all of your identities, whether that be religion, race, sexuality, beliefs or even if you have a lifestyle that is different.

Adolescents, Adults, and Couples
Telephone, Face to Face, Video
50 Florence Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P0W7
(613) 858-8758

Nicole Haughton

M.Ed., C.Psych., is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her Master of Education at the University of Western Ontario in 2007. Nicole has several years of experience working with children and adolescents. She provides psychoeducational assessments for students  who require further clarification of their learning strengths and needs (e.g., “giftedness”, learning disabilities, attention/ADHD, emotional well-being). She also provides brief counselling services and parent consultations.

children, adolescents, and parents
Face to Face, Video
80 Birmingham St, Unit A8
Etobicoke, Ontario, M8V 3W6
(905) 330-4574

Nicole Price-Thomas

I have a passion for psychology, and helping others understand their learning, social and emotional profile. Equipped with these answers they can meet their true potential.

Children, adolescents and adults
407 Speers Road, Suite 203-Unit D,
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 2G4

Offir Vaisman

Ofir is an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist for Marriage, Couple, and Family Counselling.  He has helped over 500 couples with a wide array of presenting concerns, with his passion being in helping de-escalate from challenging interactional patterns and replacing that with a connection. Ofir has worked with complex challenges including but not limited to sexual/intimacy concerns; infidelity; trauma which includes attachment injuries;  polyamory; and more.

all populations
211-7885 6TH ST
Burnaby, British Columbia, V3N 3N4
(778) 288-8361
(778) 998-3327

Olayinka Madamidola

I am a Social Worker with a Master’s Degree (MSW) and I have worked in a variety of  fields within social work for over 25 years.  My work includes helping children, youth and adults, in an individual, couple, or group  settings to improve mental, emotional, and psychological health.  I am an expert in positive parenting, mental and emotional well being, conflict resolution and group facilitation.

32, Greenwich Street
Barrie, Ontario, L4N 7R1
(249) 880-6448
(416) 893-6754

Paulette Smith

I am a Social Worker with a Master’s Degree (MSW) and I have worked in a variety of  fields within social work for over 25 years.  My work includes helping children, youth and adults, in an individual, couple, or group  settings to improve mental, emotional, and psychological health.  I am an expert in positive parenting, mental and emotional well being, conflict resolution and group facilitation.

Children, Youth, Adults
14B -1822 Whites Road, Suite 129
Pickering , Ontario , L1V0B1
(416) 452-8442

R. Christina Fenton

I am a Jamaican living in Vancouver. As a recent immigrant, I am aware of how the process and experience of forging a new life can bring both satisfaction and distress especially in intimate relationships.
Life transitions can cause emotional stress and often, we need help to tap into our own inherent strengths. I work from an anti-oppression lens and am a firm believer in intersectionality as part of the human condition.
Sexuality and sexual behaviours can also be challenging for some but, I am passionate about working with individuals and couples of all genders, orientations, races and ethnicities. I also specialize in addictions which I view as a maladaptive coping skill for traumatic situations.

Multiple, POC
1416 Commercial Drive,
Vancouver, B.C., V5L 3X9
(236) 333-4375

Rhea Bridge

I work from a client-centred and strength-based framework, where I practise an eclectic approach to therapy using modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focussed Therapy while incorporating Mindfulness, with the overarching goal of collaborating with individuals to become the best versions of themselves. I work with individuals navigating major life changes, experiencing perinatal challenges, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and communication difficulties

I work with Adults, Young Adults, Couples
Telephone Video

Rohan Thompson

Breakthrough Counselling Services offers expert support to those ready to thrive through any challenge. From counselling individuals and families to better mental health to directing companies through meaningful and equitable organizational change, we’ve spent 15 years guiding our clients to powerful breakthroughs.

African, Caribbean and Black people. Youth to older adults

Telephone Video

59 Twenty Ninth St
Etobicoke, On, M8W 0B7
(226) 600-7912

Ruth Virgo

Do you often feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety? Or “do you find it difficult to develop friendships and maintain positive relations?” “Do you experience sadness and loneliness?” “If so, come talk with me!” I am excited to work collaboratively with you on your journey to identify solutions to anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship issues, and emotional dysfunction concerns; to develop coping strategies to build resilience to loss, grief, trauma, burnout, and daily activities. I will help you find meaning and purpose to live authentically as you develop confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Youth and adults
1300 Garth Street, P.O Box 79060
Hamilton, Ontario, L9C5V0
(647) 560-3226

Tricia-Kay Williams

Tricia is also very passionate about working with families. As she believes the family is a small unit that reflects the broader community, city, country and even the world. Therefore, by making a small change or impact on one family unit, there is potential for more significant transformation globally.

16-50 years old, Life Transition, Career Transition or Relational Transition
1069 Dansey Avenue
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 3H2
(604) 328-1400

Simone Swenson

Hello, my name is Simone Swenson.  I was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica. In 2011, I moved to Lethbridge, Alberta and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, AB) and a Master of Counselling Degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. I am a Registered Psychologist  with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I have been in the field of Psychology for over 10 years and is very passionate about helping individuals, couples and families and gaining new knowledge.

Adults and Couples
#200 316 13th Street S
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J2V6
(587) 220-7789

Susan Bascillo

Psychotherapist, entrepreneur, facilitator and activist, Susan Bascillo has for over 12 years. She is a counsellor, healer and social worker providing licensed, holistic and culturally sensitive treatment to clients in many different walks of life.

27 Valley woods road unit 17
Toronto, On, M3A2R4
(647) 857-0360

Tanasha Smith

Tanasha Smith is the principal social worker at the Mastery of Self Inc. She provides counselling to individuals, couples, families, and youth. Her greatest passion is to bring healing to people who have been through traumatic /stressful experiences. The goal for her clients is to help guide them into healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships with themselves as peaceful, gifted and wholesome beings.

Youth and adults
Face to Face
16 Rutherford rd South, Unit 203
Brampton, Ontario
L6W 3J1
(905) 218 3515

Tara Pouyat

My name is Tara and I have 16 years’ experience providing counselling to people who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, emotion regulation, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship problems, difficult family dynamics, sexual violence, life transitions, racism/racial trauma, and trauma/PTSD related to childhood or adulthood. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria and my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto.

(416) 722-6006

Zelda Hippolyte

Tricia is also very passionate about working with families. As she believes the family is a small unit that reflects the broader community, city, country and even the world. Therefore, by making a small change or impact on one family unit, there is potential for more significant transformation globally.

Adults (18 +)

Telephone Video

4360 Mill Street, Box 22
Sydenham, Ontario, K0H 2T0
(613) 376-6777

Group Counsellors

Become Resilient Individuals (BRI)

Become Resilient Individuals (BRI) Counselling is a mental health service founded by clinical social worker and psychotherapist Fola Browne (she/her), MSW, RSW.

With over ten years of experience with a wide range of clients, life challenges, and settings (including schools, the child welfare system, social service agencies, hospitals, mental health organizations, and various provincial ministries), Fola brings valuable knowledge, experience, skill, respect and cultural responsiveness to her work with each client.

“It is a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before.” – Lindy Alexander

Individuals, families and couples.
(Children, adolescents and adults)

Phone and video therapy

2010 Winston Park Dr.
Oakville ON LbH 5R7



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  • Vanessa Woods
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