Queen Spadina Counselling
and Psychotherapy

Welcome to Queen Spadina Counselling and Psychotherapy

As a community-minded organization, we sincerely believe that emotional healing and personal growth are within your reach.Through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens, we offer individual therapy for issues related to anxiety and depression, gender and sexuality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and trauma.

If you live in downtown Toronto, identify within the LGBTQ2 community, or simply seek positive change, get in touch with us today.

Your First Session

Your first session can take anywhere between 50 – 80 minutes. During this session, you and your clinician will discuss your presenting concerns (i.e., why have you reached out for counselling services), your background (e.g., family, medical, social, etc.), gain a general understanding of what you seek from counselling, and identify how our services might support your process. You and your clinician will decide on how frequently you will meet (e.g., once or twice a week at 50 or 80 minutes), which can change as necessary.

Interested in scheduling your intake session? Refer to the clinician biographies below, select “Accepting New Clients” at the top or “Book” below their rates, select 1.5 Hour Intake Session, and follow the subsequent prompts. You will receive an automatic verification email once you schedule the intake session, then your clinician will send a confirmation email with further details in regards to your first session.

Lateness, Missed Appointments, and Cancellation Policy

When you book a session, your clinician reserves their time for you. In the event that you will be unable to keep an appointment, please notify your clinician at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may utilize the time. Similarly, when your clinician is unable to keep the appointment with you, they will give you more than a 24-hour notice and rebook to another date and time.

In the case whereby you are unable to provide 24-hour cancellation notice (e.g., you cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment [i.e. the same day] or do not show up for a scheduled appointment), unless for emergency reasons (e.g., medical or family emergencies), you will be charged the fee for your session and payment will be required at your next scheduled session.

Note: Employee Assistance Programs and other insurance-based programs will not reimburse you, the client, for missed appointment costs.

Group Therapy

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Anxiety / Stress Management

$15 per session

Weekly meetings in the Church Wellesley neighbourhood for individuals to meet and learn more about their anxiety and stress, develop management techniques, and gain support in an inviting group environment. Contact Khuraman, using the button above, for further information and to sign up.

Depression Management

$15 per session

Weekly meetings in the Church Wellesley neighbourhood for individuals to meet and learn more about their depression, develop management techniques, and gain support in an inviting group environment. Contact Khuraman, using the button above, for further information and to sign up.

TransPositive – Beyond Gender

$15 per session

Providing a safe space for trans and non-binary individuals to meet on a weekly basis to discuss / explore / learn about relevant issues. Psycho-educational and psycho-emotional support-based approach. Contact Mel using the button above, for further information and to sign up.

Mel Frederick

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Social Worker Candidate

NO NEW CLIENTS

I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sexual Diversity Studies and Women and Gender Studies in 2015 from the University of Toronto and a Master of Social Work specializing in Social Justice and Diversity in 2018 from the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. I have completed my MSW requirements, and am currently awaiting entry into the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

As a queer and trans identified person, I entered the field of social work out of a desire to support members of my community through their own journeys of healing and self-discovery. My involvement with queer and trans activism in the city of Toronto, as well as my work within community-based organizations, has imparted me with a sincere understanding of the need for mental health supports that hold space for an individual’s own personal struggles, while also being attuned the societal structures that impact one’s health and well-being.

My practice model is one that holds the power of telling, understanding, and reclaiming one’s own story as central to therapeutic healing. My approach to practice is collaborative and co-constructive, and holds that a person is the expert of their own experience. I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, such as Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), built upon a foundation of anti-oppression, healing justice, and trauma-informed care.

Mel’s Rates

1.5 Hour Intake Session – $60

50 Minute Appointment – $125

80 Minute Appointment – $187.50

Khuraman Mamedova

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Student Clinician

NO NEW CLIENTS

I completed a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 2014 and am currently in the final year of a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, both at York University. I have completed two hospital practicums (i.e., Brampton Civic Hospital and Toronto General Hospital, Bariatric Surgery program) where I worked with clients presenting with the range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and interpersonal problems. I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

As a clinician, I adopt the style that works best for the client and enjoy building a collaborative relationship where clients can share their experiences and struggles in a warm, non-judgmental and safe environment. My goal as a therapist is to help clients see how strong and resilient they are and instill hope that they can overcome any challenge.

Khuraman’s Rates

1.5 Hour Intake Session – $180

50 Minute Appointment – $180

80 Minute Appointment – $270

Haley Moore

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Social Worker Candidate

I completed a Bachelor Degree in Social Work at Ryerson University in 2017 and am currently completing a Master of Social Work specializing in Gerontology at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Come July 2018, I will have completed all of the degree requirements and will be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

I practice from an anti-oppressive lens, valuing dignity, diversity, and self-empowerment. My educational and clinical experience has included working with individuals to overcome individual, societal, and systemic factors and enable growth and healing. I work using tenants of Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS), and focus on self-healing and therapeutic approaches to care. My experience ranges from work with children and adolescents to work with older adults and their support systems, with presenting concerns of low income and poverty, homelessness, addictions and mental health.

Haley’s Rates

1.5 Hour Intake Session – $60

50 Minute Appointment – $125

80 Minute Appointment – $187.50

Adam Terpstra

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Clinician Director
RSW, RP, CCC, OCT
Not Accepting Clients

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Victoria in 2009, a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences from University of Victoria in 2013, and a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016 from University of Toronto, OISE campus. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW), a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), and a registered teacher in British Columbia, Ontario (OCT), and the Yukon Territory. I am a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and a voluntary member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF).

Growing up in rural Ontario and living in mid-to-large cities across Canada, I have worked with a variety of populations ranging from hard-to-reach inner city clients, adult survivors of childhood trauma, and the LGBTQ2 community, which has fostered a sincere understanding of the various daily life challenges and struggles.

Practicing from an eclectic therapeutic model, drawing from such modalities as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, and Schema Therapy, the focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 21 – 65 with presenting issues relating to depression and general anxiety, childhood physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and gender/sexuality-related issues.

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