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.


Christine Sternat, M.A., RP (Cert.) OACCPP

Christine Sternat, M.A., RP (Cert.) OACCPP

Counsellor/Therapist

68 Peter Street, Markham, Ontario L3P 2A6 | 905-471-1829

It can be hard to make changes in your life, especially in todays busy and fast-paced world where there is often little free time left for your personal needs and growth. Christine can help you make desired changes for a more satisfying and purposeful life.

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.

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

50 Wellington St East, Aurora, Ontario L4G 1H5 | 905 418 0246

Therapy can help bring back a sense of connectedness to life or can help repair a damaged relationship. Couples or individuals are invited to take the first steps in bringing joy and meaning to their experiences. Weekends and evening hours available.

Nahid Refaee, RP, CCC

Nahid Refaee, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Providing a safe, supportive relationship with my clients is my priority.I acknowledge and appreciate your courage in seeking help during a time of adversity and uncertainty. It is an honour to be trusted by clients like you to connect with you and witness your growth.

Winnie Lai, MDiv, RP, CCFT, RMFT

Winnie Lai, MDiv, RP, CCFT, 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.

Bonnie Taylor, MSW, RSW

Bonnie Taylor, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker; Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Managing the stresses in life can leave us feeling overwhelmed, fatigued, unmotivated and filled with a lack of direction. I take a gentle and compassionate approach to managing anxiety, burnout, depression, grief, health, life transitions, relationship issues & stress.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist (RP) - Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner, 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, CCFT

Herman Chow, RP, RMFT, CCFT

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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Finding one's way through the stormy days and nights sometimes requires a highly experienced guide. Self-limiting thoughts and feelings can be overcome. Joy and love can be realized by means of a skillful blending of Eastern and Western modalities.

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 39 years as a therapist, 42 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

Melanie Lameiro, MEd, RP(Qualifying)

Melanie Lameiro, MEd, RP(Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

9131 Keele Street, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 2N1 | (437) 226-4904

I believe everyone is doing the best they can in every moment and sometimes we need support with our thoughts, emotions, and stressors. You have just taken your first step and I look forward to connecting with you for your next.

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Indiviual & Couple Therapist

4898 Sixteenth Ave., Markham, Ontario L3R 0K6 | 905.477.1104 x 706

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.

Elaine Hoi Ling Lam, M.A., R.P.

Elaine Hoi Ling Lam, M.A., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist

8787 Woobine Aveune, Unit 227, Markham, Ontario L3R 9S2 | 647-490-6520

Welcome to a journey of psychotherapy. It will be a privilege to your therapist. I promise I will there for you every step of this journey to discover a path towards restoration and growth. Together we will make the changes you need.



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.