Our directory lists health, legal, and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ parents, prospective parents, and their children.
While the emphasis is on listings within the greater Toronto area, it includes listings from across Ontario.
Many families are unsure where to start to find LGBTQ competent lawyers, family doctors, fertility clinics, adoption professionals, doulas, midwives, or child care workers. This directory allows LGBTQ people to search for providers within their geographic area who have experience working with our communities.
Rainbow Health Ontario provides a similar directory which includes only health and social service providers across Ontario.
Lindsay Elin, RSW
Individual and Family Therapy and Counselling (Adults and youth) I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) who provides counselling and psychotherapy to adults, youth and families in Toronto. I also provide parent coaching/consultation services.
Areas of specialization include: working with adolescents; working with individuals and families around issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity; working with parents of LGBTQ youth and young adults (including parents who are struggling to understand/accept their child's sexual orientation and/or gender identity); working around issues of depression, anxiety and healing from abuse; working with families who have come together through adoption; strengthening parent-child relationships / addressing family conflict; working with youth who are struggling with depression, suicidal feelings and self-harming behaviours; working around issues of sexuality and sexual health.
I am trained in multiple therapeutic modalities - the approach we take will be responsive to your unique needs and goals. I am particularly influenced by attachment-informed therapies, trauma-focused therapies, mindfulness-based therapy, and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). Since 2013 I have been pursuing certification in Attachment Based Family Therapy (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA), which is an evidence-based approach for working with depressed youth and their families, and which has been researched with LGBTQ youth/young adults, and their families. I work from an anti-oppressive, harm reduction framework.
I would be honoured to support you and/or your family through life’s challenges and transitions. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a free telephone consultation to discuss how I can be of support to you.
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Rainbow Health Ontario
This directory lists health and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ people in Ontario.
Trans Birth is a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities. Includes listings from across Canada and the US.