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.
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At this time we are not currently hiring, although interested applicants are still invited to send their cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Practicum opportunities for the 2019/20 academic year have been filled.
Specialties and Focus
Career counselling for educators
Coping skills and strategies
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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, visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred clinician from the STAFF option, 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.
Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email email@example.com for more details.
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.
Below is a list of our clinicians. To view or hide their details, touch their portrait.
Portraits in black and white represent a clinician currently not available for accepting new pateints.
To book an appointment, find an available clinician from the list below and tap on the "Available" button beneath them. This will bring you to the booking site for that clinician.
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Registered Social Worker
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 Canadian Certified 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.
Currently only practices at Queen Spadina
I completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 2015, specializing in Psychology and minoring in Buddhism, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Western University in 2018. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
During my academic years, I was actively involved with my community by providing psychosocial support to adult populations who have experienced difficulties with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, significant loss and transitions, as well as childhood sexual trauma and recent trauma. Working with individuals who seek change ignited my passion to support clients find their inner strengths and resources in pursuit of identifying the barriers that impede the process of change.
Using a client-centred and trauma-informed approach, I work collaboratively with clients in pursuit of fostering change and achieving their goals. My psychotherapeutic practice utilizes techniques from different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Also practices at Church Wellesley and Parkside
I completed a Bachelor Degree in Social Work at Ryerson University in 2017 and a Master of Social Work, specializing in Gerontology, at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in 2018.I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (831821).
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 tenets 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.
Currently only practices at Queen Spadina
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.
Also practices at Church Wellesley
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at Western University in 2015 and am currently in the final term of my Masters in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Toronto, with graduation in June. I am a Professional Student Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and am currently awaiting registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Over the past four years, I have worked with issues surrounding anxiety, depression, gender identity, and sexual orientation as a Mental Health Worker and a Counsellor. My clinical approach to counselling and support work is client-centered and trauma-informed, with a focus on mindfulness and a collaborative partnership with the client that encourages self-actualization. I mainly utilize Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Schema Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in my practice to encourage a healthy perception of self and greater emotional awareness.