Counselling in Markham, ON. Find the Right Therapist.

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


Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Indiviual & Couple Therapist

4898 Sixteenth Ave., Markham, Ontario L3R 0K6 | 905.477.1104 x 240

Our life is a journey and relationships are a core part of that journey. My passion is to walk with people and meet them at that point in their journey where they might feel stuck, individually or relationally. Safety, Warmth and Respect are key in my practice.

David Holan, MA

David Holan, MA

Counsellor & Life Coach

Available for Online Therapy

Aside from being a seasoned counsellor, with a variety of ‘tools’ to use during our sessions, I consider my greatest strength to be in creating a space where you can express yourself safely, and be heard with genuine empathy.

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, Ontario L6E 1A3 | 647.955.8539

Through the use of a collaborative approach and in a safe and respectful environment , I can help you clarify what the issue is, what you wish for and need and guide you through the process of achieving this. ASK ABOUT COVERAGE BY MOST INSURANCE PLANS.

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach

199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, Ontario L3P 7S7 | 905-944-1711

As a highly experienced counsellor it is my honour to assist you in exploring your core issues and what you need to make your life better. My unique counselling and life coaching helping style will guide the process of achieving this quickly and with lasting results.

Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham, Ontario L6E 0B5 | 416-931-9502

I use evidence-based approaches to help you gain insight into your issues and to help you resolve them. I'm non-judgmental, patient, warm, and focused.

Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist

Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist

Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist

6633 Hwy7E, Suite 208 Ashgrove Medical Building, Markham, Ontario L3P 7P2 | 905 202 2031 x2

With 28 years as a therapist, 33 years of marriage and raising four children, I am very interested in successful family living! I work hard to help clients reach their goals and move toward healthier, more satisfying relationships with spouses, children, family, & God

Kimberley Cochrane, MA, RP, dipTIRP, CEC, CAPT

Kimberley Cochrane, MA, RP, dipTIRP, CEC, CAPT

Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - Integrative, Relational Somatic Therapist for Individuals & Couples

6633 Highway #7 (at Ninth Line), Markham, Ontario L3P 1Y7 | 647-222-3086

I will hold your heart and soul with care, kindness and sensitivity. I offer a nurturing, holistic approach to help you heal your relationship with yourself and others. Free yourself from trauma, anxiety, stress, anger, and addiction. Hope and empowerment are possible.

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B4 | 416-953-4072

With extensive training, broad experience, and a compassion heart, Herman Chow Counselling will work with you to determine the best therapy approach for your challenges. We're client-centered and provide a safe, non-judgmental, and professional atmosphere.

Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.

Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.

Registered Psychotherapist

15 Allstate Parkway , Suite 600, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B4 | 416-271-6818

I offer a warm, confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment. When individuals or couples are struggling, they are stuck in a negative behaviour pattern. Get help understanding how to break free from these patterns and create positive ones.

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

Available for Online Therapy

Online In-Depth Psychotherapy is one of the most convenient and powerful tools to transform your life. It's a process that teaches you how to use your own mind to understand your emotions, your relationships and your life and confidently make the changes you need.

Phyllis Ng, MA, CCC, RP

Phyllis Ng, MA, CCC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

32 South Unionville Ave. Suite# 2051, Markham, Ontario L3R 9S6 | 647-293-7344

In counselling and psychotherapy, I apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop positive thinking, manage their emotions healthily, and learn more effective coping strategies in meeting the challenges in their lives.

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario L3R 5L7 | 416-998-8506

My goal in counselling is to help you resolve your personal or relational concerns. We can work to sort out personal issues from a variety of psycho-therapeutic approaches. We can also seek to resolve relational conflict and concerns, in marriage, family, or elsewhere.

Gayle McGuire, MDiv, RP

Gayle McGuire, MDiv, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

3660 Midland Ave, Scarborough, Ontario M1V 0B8 | 647-974-1360

I work with clients from all walks of life experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, grief, self esteem, life transitions and challenges in interpersonal relationships. I provide a warm, safe and caring environment to work in.



Related Sites:
Town of Markham
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Markham, ON

Thornhill, Locust Hill, Scarborough, Gormley, Vaughan, North York

Markham, located in Ontario, is north of Toronto and is considered part of Toronto’s suburbs.  Even though the city has over 260,000 people living there, the province has not given the area the title of city; thus is still considered a town.  It is also one of the fastest growing areas in Canada.  The city is also known as Canada’s Hi-Tech Capital, due to companies such as IBM, Motorola, Apple, Lucent, and a few others located here. The town was first established in 1794 when it was settled by William Berczy who first surveyed the area.  He brought many German families from New York to Markham, which is now known as the German Mills.  The largest group known to have settled there were the Pennsylvania Germans, who were also Mennonites.  It was around 1830 when many Irish, Scottish and English settlers came to Markham.1 The major industries then were the mills and agriculture.

Markham has two rivers that intersect within the town, the Don River and Rouge River.  The highest elevation in the town is 200 meters.  There are some rolling hills, but the area is mostly flat.  Markham receives its fair share of snow during the winter.  The temperature is very similar to Toronto, although it can be a couple of degrees cooler. Christian counselling starts with a solid biblical foundation as the basis for resolving issues and finding a clear new path. The town’s government is made up of a council with a mayor, four regional councilors and eight ward councilors.  They are elected by the municipality’s voters and usually serve in a part-time capacity, also working at other jobs.  They serve on a four-year term.  Markham does not have a court house, but is served by an Ontario Court of Justice, which is located in Newmarket.  Due to being a part of the greater Toronto area, Markham has some urban issues to deal with, such as urban growth and mass transit. 

Mental Health in Markham

One of the fastest growing municipalities in Ontario, Markham is home to and economically and socially stable population.2 Over 60% of the residents in the city belong to 3 + person households. Despite not being considered an official geographic city, a great variety of community services are available around the region. Many of these cater to the multiculturalism in the area. Because crime rates are low, there is little gang violence and social conflict in the area. The most common mental health issues are anxiety and stress disorders developed by overworked students, public employees. Over the years, a few cases of severe bullying and racist conflict have been reported; most of them have taken place in school playgrounds.

For individuals looking for mental health services and addiction related issues, the ConnexOntario health services hotline may be reached at 1-866-531-2600.3

Current Initiatives

Though all government facilities are technically free, the most efficient and widespread mental health services in Markham are operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The York Region branch of the CMHA has offices in Aurora, close to Markham. Residents interested in seeking help for their mental health concerns will find ample assistance at their convenience. Gambling, substance abuse, family issues, relationship issues, bullying, violence, anger management and a plethora of other psychological disorders may be dealt with at the CMHA.

The CMHA also runs a self-help resource centre where adults may join peer support groups and establish connections with other people in their community to ensure that their road to recovery is easier.4 This is open to most residents of Ontario, but the York Region branch caters specifically to citizens of Markham.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017) . Markham, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markham,_Ontario.
2. Census Data. (2006) . NHS. Retrieved from http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs.
3. Mental Health Helpline. (2016) . Markham Community Services. Retrieved from http://www.guidingstar.ca/Community_Services.htm.
4. Self Help. (2017) . Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.selfhelp.on.ca/.

Markham is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 212.35 square kilometers.  The population of Markham is 328,966 people with 102,676 households . The population ranking for Markham is #16 nationally and #7 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1549.20 people per sq km. Markham therapists serve postal code: L3P.