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.
I provide on-going therapy services to individuals and groups across Ontario. My services are focused on providing a safe, confidential, comfortable and lgbtq-friendly space where individuals I am working with can express themselves and work through any changes or disruptions that may be occurring in their lives. My focus is on supporting children, adolescents and young adults, though I also do work with adults.
I operate from a client-centered, strengths based and feminist psychotherapeutic perspective that incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Practice, Solution Focused Counselling, and Mindfulness Practice.
Appointments are available in person in my office and online through a secure video chat program, and as such I can offer my services to individuals across Ontario.
My services are available for fee and on a sliding scale, though the services of RSW's are also often covered by extended health insurance plans. If finances are the only thing that has held you or your family members back from reaching out for support, send me a message and we can figure something out.
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.
I provide short- or long-term psychotherapy with youth and adults who are feeling stuck, depressed, overwhelmed, stressed, or who want to explore different ways of coping with life's challenges. I have particular expertise working with:
People who have experienced violence
People using drugs or alcohol
People affected by HIV
People experiencing depression or anxiety
I use a client-centred, collaborative approach. This means that you and I would work together on things that are important to you. I would listen closely to you, offering suggestions and observations along the way. A trusting and caring relationship is at the heart of this process, and I would encourage your questions and feedback. I also take an anti-oppressive approach. This means that I understand that many of the difficulties people face are influenced by forces outside themselves, such as violence and discrimination.
I have a BA from Harvard University and an MSW from the University of Toronto. I am currently a doctoral student and instructor at the University of Toronto. I have trained and worked at a number of GTA agencies including Breakaway (Family and Youth Initiatives), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Rainbow Services and Re:searching for LGBTQ Health), St. Michael's Hospital (HIV Psychiatry), and the Teresa Group (Children's programs).
As a registered social worker, my services are covered by many health benefits plans. Sessions are $90 per hour. I have a limited number of sliding scale appointments. I also offer a free 30-minute consultation by telephone or in person so that you can decide if we would work well together.
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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.
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