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.

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

Teresa Smith
MSc, RP

My therapeutic approach strives to honour and validate clients’ own wisdom regarding their emotional experiences. I work collaboratively with clients to navigate their path to healing, carefully and mindfully exploring relationships with partners, family, friends, and oneself in order to develop a balanced mental, emotional, and physical state of wellbeing. I work with individuals, couples, 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.

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Julia Biamonte
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

As a relational therapist I observe the impact relationships and life experiences have in shaping our interactions and external views of the world. I believe therapy is a safe space to be true to who you are, to be honest with your feelings, and to explore your current challenges with the goal of empowering you to reclaim your ideal self. I work with individuals, couples, children and families with an expertise in interpersonal relationships.

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

Cara Briscoe
MSc, RP (Qualifying)

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.