Derek Wright, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Derek.
Couples/Marriage CounsellingDomestic Violence/Abuse
ParentingFamily Counselling
Post Traumatic StressDepression/Anxiety
Individual CounsellingAddiction

Whether you're worried about you marriage or family falling apart, concerned for your son's or daughter's well-being, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, counselling can help. When you're ready to talk – I'm ready to listen, in an open, non-judgemental way.

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call David.
Individual CounsellingCouple And Family Counselling
Life/Relationship CoachingSeparation & Divorce
Stress ManagementAnger Management
Men's IssuesWorkplace Issues

You will experience a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where you will be cared about and accepted for who you are. We will work together in the direction that is meaningful and important to you, toward health and peace of mind.

Deborah MacDonald, BA, MACP, PCC, RPC

Registered Individual, Couples & Family Counsellor

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Deborah.
Couples /RelationshipIndividual
BehaviouralAnger Management
Gender IssuesGroups

Deborah works with with individuals, families and couples and groups. Deborah’s practice includes working with addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, couples communication issues, anger management, mood disorders, gender issues, abuse, grief and trauma.

Anna Coutts, MEd, CCC

Clinical Counsellor

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
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Online CounsellingTrauma & PTSD
Parenting & AdolescenceDepression
Relationship IssuesMental Health Issues

I'm passionate about helping people, and I recognize that things like getting to appointments, limited availability and high fees often prevent people from accessing counselling to get the support they need. This is why I offer my therapy services online.

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P., O.A.C.C.P.P., SRT


Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Paul.
Sexual AddictionPornography Addiction
DepressionMood Disorders
Intimacy AnorexiaTrauma And Abuse

Paul works with the client to formulate treatment goals, and then uses a variety of approaches to best achieve these. Client's are provided with a safe, confidential atmosphere in which to share their struggles, and leave feeling empowered and hopeful.

Lionel Cameron, MSW, RSW

Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Lionel.
Depression & AnxietyStress & work related issues
Child & Adolescents issuesCouples & Marriage therapy
Stress Management & RelaxationPain reduction
HypnotherapyAnger Management

I am a therapist with over thirty years experience, I provide a safe and supportive environment in which we can address present circumstances and a preferred future and work towards growth. My experience includes working with Individuals, couples and families.

Janina Kanonas Fenton, BA, MA

Counselling Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Janina.
Depression/ AnxietyStress management
Relationship distressLife transitions
Self-esteem/ identity issuesIntercultural issues
Eating disorders/ self-harmBody/Self image

I am a trained and caring professional counsellor committed to supporting you within a safe and non-judgemental environment. I will listen to you in a way that is open, respectful and attentive so that I can effectively partner with you in achieving your goals.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor

Location: Suites 204 & 214 - 58 Rossland Road West, Oshawa L1G 2V5
Fast Contact: Email or Call Jeff.
Marriage & FamilySeparation & Divorce
Disorderd EatingDiabetes & Health Management
Trauma & RecoveryGrief And Stress
Parenting & TeensSexuality - Abuse And Recovery

For over twenty years I have really enjoyed assisting individuals, couples and families to identify strengths & challenges and to discover solutions to improve themselves, relationships and overcome a wide range of troubling issues. I look forward to working with you!

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Oshawa, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Smith.
Marriage CounsellingSports Psychology
Resilience TrainingDepression
AnxietyPanic Attacks

If you are looking for a highly trained, experienced, skilled, safe, confident, warm, engaging, unbiased, nonjudgmental professional Psychologist you are going to enjoy working with Dr. Doug. His approach is to treat each partner fairly and build on their strengths.

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, RT (Qualifying)

Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director

Location: 71 Albert St., Suite 4, Oshawa L1H 4R1
Fast Contact: Email or Call Laura.
Spiritual DevelopmentRelationship dynamics
AnxietyGrief and loss
Life and family transitionsUnderstanding Conflict
Childhood traumaDepression

I provide therapy, intuitive wisdom and hypnosis for those who are pursuing either personal healing or an awakened sense of their spiritual path. Life events can "break us open" with a startle sometimes. I provide a safe place of understanding to explore.

Related Sites:
City of Oshawa
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Oshawa, ON

Whitby, Clarington, Cherrywood, Hampton, Whitevale, Newcastle

Oshawa is located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario with a population of around 140,000 people in the city, and 330,000 in the metropolitan area around the city.  It is the fourteenth largest city in Canada.  Choosing to utilize the skill of a counselor creates a unique partnership where you have a neutral person who is invested in you moving forward in your life.  The therapist you choose will deliver robust counselling aimed at bringing your life through the issues and towards promise and greater potential.  As you work with your therapist, the counselling you will receive is tailored to your individual needs and based on fundamental principles of psychology.  The name is from Ojibwa, meaning “crossing to the other side of a river or lake”.  The city is known for having the Canadian division of General Motors Corporation, which is also a large contributor to the city’s economy.  General Motors established a plant there due to the city having McLaughlin Carriage Company, which was founded in 1876. General Motors Canada is headquartered in Oshawa, where Buick automobiles were manufactured.1 The home of the carriage company’s founder is now a national historic site and has been used as backdrops for Toronto film crews.  The city also has a thoroughbred horse breeding farm, the Windfields Farm, and is the birthplace of Canada’s most famous racehorse, Northern Dancer.

Oshawa started as a fur trading post, where beaver and other animal pelts were trapped by the local natives and traded with the voyagers.  Prior to the trading post being established in 1760, the Mississauga Indians would load furs into canoes and transport them down to the trading posts, which were located at the mouth of the Credit River.  The benefits of Christian counselling include a fresh viewpoint for a situation that may be quite confusing and overwhelming.  A values oriented therapist can provide expert counseling and therapy when you need it the most.   The area grew as a trading and export to include shipping salmon to the United States.  The growth of the trading business helped to grow the area where a lot of United Empire Loyalists emigrated from the United States in order to live under the British rule.  Later on, the Irish and French Canadians moved into the area.  The rapid growth also brought Cornish immigrants. It was during this time that the Governor granted land, which increased the population of the area.  A road was made from York to Kingston, which ran through the center of the city.

Mental Health in Oshawa

The city of Oshawa isone of the fastest growing cities in Canadaand is known as the �Automotive Capital of Canada�. It is alsothe home to many young college students and hard working families living on small incomes.In Oshawa, the burden of financial stress is something far too common. It is understandable that with large amounts of stress it is extremely easy to fall victim to addictions such as alcohol use and illicit drug use. According to a report published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, use of drugs such as heroin and cannabis are prevalent and in some age groups, on a rising trend.2

Residents of Oshawa have access to many community resources that are able to aid anyone in need of rehabilitation and help those who want to gain insight on mental health and addictions in their area. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website,, offers the widest variety of online information ranging from articles on mental health, community programs, and addiction services and resources.3 If you or someone you know is having a problem with addiction in the Oshawa area and needs help, Pinewood Centre offers walk in treatment as well as a 24 hour crisis support line which can be reached at 1-888-881-8878.4

Current Initiatives

The Durham District School Board has initiated a five-year plan in their schools called �Linking Healthy Minds for a Positive Future: Mental Health and Addictions Strategic Plan, 2013-2018.� This plan, paired with their newly elected board member and mental health leader Allison Potts, will increase awareness of mental health and addiction in schools as well as help remove the negative stigmas attached to both. The goal is for every school district in Ontario to eventually have a mental health leader on each of their boards as well.


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2. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2014) . Drug use among Ontario Students. Retrieved from
3. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2014) . CAMH. Retrieved from
4. Pinewood Centre. (2014) . Get Help - Aspen Pointe. Retrieved from