Online Therapy for LGBTQ2IA+ Community

Online Therapy for LGBTQ Community in Ontario from Registered Psychotherapists

We live in a world in which political, economic, health, cultural, religious, and social systems privilege and/or oppress the lived experiences of individuals and communities. Acknowledging and understanding these systems and the barriers that they create is critical for shifting shame away from those experiencing the impacts. Unfortunately, members of the LGBTQ2IA+ community are too often forced to navigate challenges resulting from these broader systems such as discrimination, stigmatization, and invalidation. These challenges can result in LGBTQ2IA+ folks experiencing increased mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidality. This can be compounded by other marginalized aspects of one’s identity like race, culture, ability, and socioeconomic status.

Therapy can provide an inclusive and collaborative space to explore concerns related to your experiences as part of the LGBTQ2IA+ community. Some common areas brought to therapy include gender identity and expression, sexual and romantic attraction and relationships, experiences of transitioning and coming out, and navigating relationships with family, partners, friends, and colleagues. We never assume that the reasons for seeking therapy are related to these issues and work from a collaborative stance to understand and work towards your specific goals.

In working with individuals, couples, and families, we strive to create a safe space in which your unique experiences can be explored. In session, you may work towards acknowledging and challenging broader injustices by holding space for the wounds they have created and encounter opportunities to explore your strength and resiliency. We strive to co-create a space to center your authentic experiences while recognizing the importance of social support through healthy relationships and safe community spaces.

 

Find a Therapist for LGBTQ2IA+ Community at Psychotherapy Collective

View the profiles below to see if one of our Registered Psychotherapists offering therapy to the LGTBQ2IA+ Community is the right fit for you.

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Monika Georgieva
MSc, RP

Life presents us all with challenges, and one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the opportunity to heal and grow. I believe healing and growth occur through authenticity, acknowledgement, and connection and I seek to provide a therapeutic environment to help this unfold. My approach is rooted in relational, systemic, strength-based, and anti-oppressive practices that seek to strengthen and empower those I work with. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

Magdalena Karakehayova
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I operate from a systemic perspective as I believe our relationships with others, society, and ourselves shape our experiences in the world. As an immigrant, I understand the cultural tensions that can arise when acclimating to a Western world. My approach is focused on emphasizing inherent strengths and resiliency to help navigate current and future challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

Caitlin Marchand
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life. I work collaboratively with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning by exploring the narratives, relationships, and systems that impact you, while also highlighting your skills and resources, and celebrating your successes. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

Elaine Stirling
MSc, RP

As a therapist, I believe that people can be their most ideal and authentic self when they feel supported and valued. My aim is to create a space where this discovery is possible in order to facilitate the exploration of meaningful goals and sustainable change. My therapeutic approach is largely collaborative, as I am mindful that each individual is the expert of their own life. I work with individuals and couples.

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Shanna Budzinsky
A.Cw.D., RP

Each person has a unique story, as well as the strength and resiliency to live that story. My approach to therapy reflects these truths by providing an environment that fosters safety, trust, authenticity and exploration. I work from a strengths-based and collaborative lens because I believe that people thrive with connection and encouragement. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth age 14+.

Sharron Carson
RP

Sharron Carson
RP

My approach to therapy is client centred, meaning that my client’s voice, needs and preferences always guide our sessions. It is my priority to provide a calm and safe space where clients feel comfortable to openly express their thoughts or concerns and to be their authentic selves. I have over 30 years of experience working with youth, individuals, couples, and families. I would be honoured to connect with you for a consultation.

Ojasvi Bhardwaj
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Ojasvi Bhardwaj
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a therapist, I am here to support you, co-creating a space where your experiences are valued, your struggles understood, and your growth celebrated. Your uniqueness guides our work, and I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. As your therapist, I gently challenge entrenched patterns, providing a compassionate, curious, and hopeful space for you. I work with families, couples, and individuals 18+

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

Michelle Iacobucci
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is founded on authenticity, trust, openness, warmth, and non-judgement. In revealing my genuine self to clients, I strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and supported to be true to who you are. I seek to learn about the important systems in your life, how they interact, and the meaning they hold for you. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth.

Pamela Li
RP

Pamela Li
RP

My approach to therapy is grounded in compassion, collaboration, and authenticity. I believe that every individual is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I focus on helping my clients tune into their inner experiences through the use of words, creative expressions, and self-reflection. I strive to offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can embark on your journey of growth, healing, and self-discovery. I work with individuals, youths and families.

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

Melissa Letourneau
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach is grounded in authenticity, trust, and often humour. I carry a systemic lens, exploring the way culture, community and family shape our experiences and aspirations. I believe people have the wisdom to navigate life’s challenges and as a therapist I strive to help empower clients to facilitate change. I work with individuals, couples, children and families.

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Sierra Goldfinger
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

My approach to therapy is rooted in compassion, understanding and a strong belief in the strength and resiliency you possess. I believe that your story is unique and that you are the expert of your life. I strive to work collaboratively with you to facilitate a richer understanding of yourself and to create hopes and goals aligned with your values. I work with individuals, couples, families and youth.

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

Sara Sherstobitoff
MEd, RP

We all have stories. Therapy allows us time to process, untangle and reflect on our stories so that we can better understand ourselves and the world around us. In order for you to feel safe to share your experiences with me, I focus on creating a warm, supportive environment where you can be your authentic self. I work with individuals and youth.

Bianca Uguccioni
MSc, RP

Bianca Uguccioni
MSc, RP

I see therapy as a space to slow down to explore our inner worlds while developing an awareness of how external factors impact us. As a therapist, my aim is to create a supportive and compassionate environment allowing you to become more attuned to yourself to create meaningful and enduring change and live a life aligned with your needs and dreams. I work with individuals and couples.

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

Catherine Taylor
MA, MSc, RP

As a therapist, I have the privilege of witnessing transformation as I sit alongside individuals, couples and families as they work to heal old wounds while creating new patterns. Even in the darkest of moments I have watched countless people make meaning of their lives, narrate their suffering and overcome severe loss and trauma with a sense of empowerment. My approach is integrative, pulling from various therapeutic modalities in my work with clients. I work with individuals (15+), couples and families.

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP

My approach to therapy is founded on collaboration, drawing from your insights to co-create your path towards personal growth and empowerment. I carry a systemic lens in therapy, exploring the impacts of sociocultural factors and how they shape your identity and relationships. I strive to provide a supportive environment to allow you to connect with your most authentic self. I work with individuals, couples, families, and youth.

Sarah Glinski
MA, RP (Qualifying)

Sarah Glinski
MA, RP (Qualifying)

My therapeutic approach is guided by the principles of trust, safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. In therapy, we will engage in reflection on how your past experiences impact your present thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. By externalizing any challenges, we can gain a different perspective, helping you to feel empowered as you take control of your own story. I work with individuals, couples and youth 12+