Counselling in Kingston, ON. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Kingston, Ontario will help you make the changes you want.


Zahra Nafar, M.A. Counselling Psychology

Zahra Nafar, M.A. Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

1712-130 Albert St. , Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4 | 613.410-9393

My therapy approach focuses on understanding my clients’ history, cultural background, physiological and psychological health to create enhanced counselling plans that promote positive change. A strong alliance with the right counsellor can change a person's life.

Jonathan Snowball, M.A., M. Div.

Jonathan Snowball, M.A., M. Div.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Available for Online Therapy

Sometimes life can throw us curve balls. Life has ups and downs. I provide a safe place and space to work on personal growth. Together we can explore and learn positive strategies that bring growth, healing, and peace for your unique situation and concerns.

Diana Mitchell, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Diana Mitchell, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

662 King St. W, Suite 3, Kingston, Ontario K7M 2E8 | 613-767-0596

I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment that enables individuals to address a variety of challenges, including: depression and anxiety, addiction and problematic behaviours, trauma, childhood abuse, emotional pain, and those who are feeling stuck.

Garrett LaFosse, M.Sc., RP, RMFT

Garrett LaFosse, M.Sc., RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist; Professional member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Available for Online Therapy

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Having trouble managing emotions? Feeling lonely and isolated and like there's no way out? Does it seem like you keep having the same bad relationship over and over? I aim to create a safe space for you to tell your story and get help.

Nadia Hovencamp, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Nadia Hovencamp, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Nadia Hovencamp

Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1H3 | 613-483-7039

I look forward to talking with you. I provide timely, confidential & solution based counselling. I am a clinical counsellor/registered Social Worker with over a decade of experience and expertise in the areas of anxiety, depression, P.T.S.D., and family conflict.

Shannon Parsons, Shannon Parsons

Shannon Parsons, Shannon Parsons

Registered Social Worker

Kingston, Ontario K7M 9C7 | 613-532-3721

Making sense of past events, identifying preferred ways of living, and determining what you have to put up against mental health concerns are all things that can be accomplished in therapy. As a registered clinician, I’m here to work with you on making them happen.

Kim Lawrence, BSc (Honours), MSW, RSW

Kim Lawrence, BSc (Honours), MSW, RSW

Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

3-662 King Street West, Kingston, Ontario K7M 2E8 | 613-767-0596

Kim Lawrence offers compassionate, confidential counselling sessions. She works within a person-centered, attachment-based counselling framework in order to assist others with relationship enhancement, personal growth, healing, awareness and emotional understanding.

Rhonda Kotchapaw, RP (Qualifying), MA, BRE

Rhonda Kotchapaw, RP (Qualifying), MA, BRE

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

1049 Songbird Lane, Perth Road, Ontario K0H 2L0 | 613-572-0679

Hello! I take a trauma-informed, client-centered, experiential, attachment-based and compassionate approach to therapy. I work with clients who deal with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, divorce, trauma, abuse, relationship challenges, etc.

Justin Tudor Price, RSW & RP(Q)

Justin Tudor Price, RSW & RP(Q)

Registered Social Worker & Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

Unit 3 - 2263 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3G1 | 613-331-3202

Whether it be focusing on trauma, mood, coping, or simply requiring a safe space, I look forward to joining you on your adventure!

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter, R.P.

Tressa Porter R.P. Online Therapy

Available for Online Therapy

Online Psychotherapy is a convenient and powerful tool to transform your life. Why online? It's convenient and easy to access. I'll meet you wherever you are and help you make changes from the inside out to reclaim your life.


Related Sites:
City of Kingston
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Kingston, ON

Frontenac Islands, Westbrook, Glenburnie, Elginburg, Loyalist, Amherstview

Even though Kingston’s population and popularity was declining, the city still remained an important Great Lakes port and center for locomotive manufacturing and shipbuilding.1 The locomotive manufacturing company, Canadian Locomotive Company was the largest locomotive company in the British Empire.  A lot of the manufacturing companies have left the area, leaving the majority of the economic stimulus as institutional, military and service/retail companies. During the 20th century, this city had undergone a series of annexations which encompassed the areas west of the Township.  Large residential subdivisions were subsequently built in the 1950s and 60s.  Due to the large imbalance of taxation between the city and the surrounding areas, the townships were incorporated to include the Pittsburgh Township, forming a new City of Kingston.  The boundary now expands to rural areas north of Highway 401 and east of the Cataraqui River, which was the original name of the city.

The military has a large presence in Kingston, dating back to the 1600s.  This is due to the city being strategically located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River, which borders the United States. This area has also become a home base for communications training with the Canadian Forces.  While military shipbuilding was once important, it is the Forts and Barracks that remain as a steady presence in the area.  Camp Barriefield, which is now called McNaughton Barracks, was built at the beginning of WWI and expanded during WWII.  Vimy Barracks was established in 1937 specifically for the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.  Through counselling, you will find a counselor who genuinely cares and who will use strong, competent therapy to help you through your circumstances.  There was also a military aerodrome for flight training during WWII.  The military units are supported by the Canadian Forces Base.   Vimy Barracks and McNaughton Barracks are both located east of the downtown area.

Mental Health in Kingston

Kingston, the Limestone City, is located in Ontario at the head of St. Lawrence River.It is one of Canada's oldest cities, and is home to approximately 124,000 residents. Statistics for last year (2016) reveal that approximately 21 percent of the city's population are under some form of perceived life stress.2 The smoking and drinking rates are 14 and 18 percent roughly, respectively. Although the perceived mental health is very good, there are several organizations in Kingston which provide care for people who suffer from mental illnesses and addiction.

Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addiction Servicesis one such organization. They offer support for mental health patients, substance abuse patients and those dealing with serious addictions. They have Assertive Community Treatment Teams made up of professionals from various physical and mental health disciplines. They also offer Crisis Services, for which you may call 613-544-4229.3

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health also operates in Kingston. It is the country's largest mental health research institute and hospital, and they offer numerous rehabilitation programs and therapeutic treatments for mental health patients. For general information about their programs, you may call them on 416-535-8501.4

Current Initiatives

Mental Health First Aid Canada is an initiative launched to provide training to people so that they can manage a person who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Quite similar to first aid, MHFA is administered until proper medical treatment can be given to the patients, and their condition is alleviated.

Families of mentally ill patients, instructors, counsellors, health service workers and volunteers are among some of the people who can benefit from the MHFA training program. It will cover topics such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders and eating disorders, and will provide training on dealing with overdose, panic attacks and suicidal behaviour.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017) . Kingston, ON . Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston,_Ontario.
2. Statistics Canada. (2016) . Health Profile December 2013. Retrieved from http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/health-sante/82-228/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Tab=1&Geo1=CMA&Code1=521&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Rate&SearchText=kingston&SearchType=Contains&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom= .
3. FCMHAS. (2017) . Frontenac Community Mental Health and Addiction Services. Retrieved from http://www.fcmhas.ca/.
4. CAMH. (2017) . Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx.

Kingston is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 451.19 square kilometers.  The population of Kingston is 123,798 people with 53,518 households . The population ranking for Kingston is #43 nationally and #21 for the province of Ontario with a density of 274.40 people per sq km. Kingston therapists serve postal code: K7L.