Online Therapy for Trauma

Online Therapy for Trauma in Ontario from Registered Psychotherapists | Psychotherapy CollectiveA distressing experience naturally evokes intense emotions but when we are presented with life-threatening or deeply disturbing experiences that exceed our ability to cope, our brains and bodies undergo changes, like a flooding of adrenaline or a sense of numbness. Although these changes are designed to help us survive while the trauma is happening, the changes often continue once the trauma is over, negatively impacting our ability to function.  

Exposure to trauma comes in many forms; as a singular event, an accumulation of distressing experiences, throughout our development as children and/or adolescence, or as part of a marginalized group throughout a lifetime. After experiencing trauma, we may experience several mental, emotional, and behavioural changes. These changes include but are not limited to changes in thought patterns, shifts in the state and intensity of our emotional responses, increased avoidance behaviours resulting in destructive coping patterns, a sense of disconnect in relationships, physical experiences of fatigue/disengagement, hypervigilance/arousal, and dissociation.

With the help of a supportive and compassionate therapist, you can heal from the impacts of trauma. Therapy can help you to develop mindfulness skills and grounding strategies, to explore and understand your triggers, and to process traumatic memories in order to help you feel safe enough to reconnect with yourself and those around you. 

 

Find a Therapist for Trauma at Psychotherapy Collective

Finding a therapist for trauma therapy can be difficult. The Registered Psychotherapists listed below offer online therapy for trauma at Psychotherapy Collective. View their profiles and book a free consultation.

Donald Hill
M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Donald Hill
M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Success-focused and based on thirty years of clinical experience, my goal is to help individuals, couples and families find agency, courage, and strength to face the challenges of living by tailoring a therapeutic plan that meets each client's unique needs. I believe the more we know about our story, past and present, the more we can access ideas and strength to bring about positive change. Therapy is a courageous act of love!

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.

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+

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.

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.

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.

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

Faith Shelley
MC, RP

I love helping people. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. My primary goal is to foster a therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard and emotional safety. I see myself as the metaphorical ‘river guide’, following your lead, while helping to navigate the shifting emotional currents and bearing witness to the journey. I work with individuals, children and youth aged 6+, couples, and families.

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.

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+

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+.

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

Ryta Marie Peschka
RP

My approach to therapy is built on authenticity and transparency. As a therapist, I strive to provide a safe space for clients to recognize and develop their inherent strengths empowering them to heal and grow. I work from a strength-based perspective while motivating and exploring change through a solution focused lens. I work with individuals and youth.

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.

Tony Miller
MA, RP

Tony Miller
MA, RP

My approach as a therapist is centered in transparency, authenticity, and directiveness. I believe we need to first understand the root of the problem, before exploring any opportunities for solutions. My primary goal as a therapist is to create a supportive therapeutic environment for clients to help gain fresh insights and achieve growth and change in their lives. I work with individuals, couples, and youth aged 16 and above.

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.

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.

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.

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, and families. I would be honoured to connect with you for a consultation.

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.