Professional Counselling in Markham, ON

Find the right therapist or marriage counsellor near Markham, Ontario.


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Winnie Lai, MDiv., RP, RMFT.

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Winnie

15 Allstate Parkway , Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Individual, Couple & Family
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Depression, Anxiety, Mood
  • Stress, Grief, Chronic Pain
  • ADD / Self - Esteem
  • Communication, Conflict
  • Christian Spiritual Direction

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

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Ron

1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, ON L3R 5L7


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couple Conflicts and Concerns
  • Personal Healing or Growth
  • Family Therapy
  • Pornography & Addictions
  • Cultural & Gender Issues
  • Christian Issues
Therapy Coupon Available

Gayle McGuire, MDiv

Clinical Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Gayle

15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


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 believe in building a strong working relationship with my clients and my objective is to p

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication
  • Trauma and Addiction

Alexandra Bond, Hon.B.Sc, (psych), M.S.W., R.S.W

Registered Clinical Social Worker: Indvidual & Couples Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Alexandra

Markham, ON L3P 2T2


Providing Counselling & Psychotherapy for Depression, Anxiety, Confidence & Self esteem, with a Focus on Healthy Relationships. We work together to find the best options and solutions for you. Offering the opportunity for insight & personal growth. Consults available.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression, Stress, Anxiety
  • Marriage & Premarital
  • Couples, Communication, Intimacy
  • Separation/Divorce/Infidelity
  • Self Esteem/Confidence
  • Abuse/Bullying
  • Anger Management
  • Adults and teens

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tressa

Online Counselor


Anywhere, anytime! Access help when you need it! Therapy that fits your life and joins you on your journey.
As a therapist, I am a skilled guide through the often overwhelming terrain of feelings. I create a safe space with you to feel the fullness of your life and to make sense of your experience . This leads to empowerment from the inside out.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Attachment Issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Abuse - Past And Present
  • Self Esteem
  • Health And Wellness
Therapy Coupon Available

Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Herman

Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Parenting and Youth
  • Anger Management
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Career Exploration
  • Self-esteem

Elizabeth Hepworth, HBA, MA, RP, OACCPP, CCPCPR

Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Elizabeth

Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON


I have worked successfully with a wide range of clients on a variety of topics for over 15 years. My approach is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment that allows for personal growth and discovery. Check for extended health care coverage.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage and Couple Counselling
  • Love and Intimacy
  • Good Communication/Boundaries
  • Dealing with Grief And Loss
  • Understanding Emotion
  • Working with Teens
  • Eating Disorders

Marcus Chow, MDiv, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Marcus

15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


I offer a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to express your concerns. As we unpack your stories together, I will support you to gain self-understanding and uncover resources to move towards healing and personal growth. I speak fluent English and Cantonese.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Boundaries & Communications
  • Marital/Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Issues

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Philip

Online Counselor


Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationships
  • Couples
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Narcissism
  • Asperger / Spectrum Disorder
  • Tinnitus

Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc

Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families
Phone & Email:  Connect With Nidhi

Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON


Do you currently feel overwhelmed, stuck or lacking purpose in your life? Do you have difficulty in relationships, or find you are repeating unhealthy patterns? I can help you find your feelings and get in touch with your true self-worth, and overcome stress and anxiety

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Raising Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Family Therapy
  • Coping With Anxiety/Depression
  • Individual Therapy
  • Spiritual/Grief Counseling

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Indiviual, Couple & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Sylvia

Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples
  • Boundaries & Assertiveness
  • Communication & Relationships
  • Self Image & Identity
  • Conflict Management
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Anger Management

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

Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - Individual & Couples Therapist, Embodied Mindfulness Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Kimberley

6633 Highway #7 (at Ninth Line), Markham, ON L3P 1Y7


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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Eating Disorders Therapy
  • Career & Life Transitions
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Midlife Transition
  • Anxiety / Grief / Depression
  • Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence
Therapy Coupon Available

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

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
Phone & Email:  Connect With John

199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7


It is often said about John, "You are outstanding in helping me, making me feel calm, giving me new skills to handle my situation, giving me hope, a new outlook and a sense of adventure." "John got me back on track, helped me improve my life.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Individual, Marital, Family
  • Psychiatry And Mental Health
  • Career / Vocational
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Wounded Emotional Healing
  • Spousal And Family Abuse
  • Anger/Conflict Resolution

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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. (2014) . 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. (2013) . Markham Community Services. Retrieved from http://www.guidingstar.ca/Community_Services.htm.
4. Self Help. (2014) . Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.selfhelp.on.ca/.

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Markham. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Markham and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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