Counselling in Oshawa, ON. Find the Right Therapist.

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Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

58 Rossland Road West, Suite 211, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

For thirty 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 assisting you!

Carolyn Stuart, MACP, RP

Carolyn Stuart, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

I am a Registered Psychotherapist accepting NEW CLIENTS in-person or through video or phone sessions. I have a passion for working with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I have a special interest in working with clients in the LGBTQI+ community and Refugees.

Catherine Taylor

Catherine Taylor

Available for Online Therapy

Jade Rabley, M.A

Jade Rabley, M.A

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Available for Online Therapy

Let's work together in achieving meaningful, lasting change. I favour an integrative, evidence-based approach to therapy rooted in collaboration, empathy and respect. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. Book a complimentary consultation call today!

Casper Watras, RP, MACP, BSc

Casper Watras, RP, MACP, BSc

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Hello! I specialize in working with motivated individuals who are looking to better their lives. I specialize in working with men on stress, anxiety, depression, reactivity,and relationship issues and utilize CBT, solution-focused therapy, and psychodynamics in my work.

Samantha Gibson, RP (Qualifying), MACP, BA

Samantha Gibson, RP (Qualifying), MACP, BA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

169 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S8 | 905-259-4602

I offer person-centered psychotherapy with individuals who struggle with daily stress, relational conflict, addictions, anxiety, and/or depression. Sessions aim to give a deeper understanding of concerns and co-operatively create personalized strategies for coping.

Jennifer Garland, MACP, RP

Jennifer Garland, MACP, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

2410 Cameron Line, Indian River, Ontario K0L 2B0 | 14163473235

My passion is to introduce people of all ages to the healing that's possible when you work in partnership with horses for greater self-discovery. We offer virtual and in-person psychotherapy and equine-assisted psychotherapy at our beautiful farm surrounded by nature.

Omar Waheed, MA RP CSAT

Omar Waheed, MA RP CSAT

Registered Psychotherapist | Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

In-person (Vaughan ON) and Online Therapy , Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5W4 | 905-758-5444

I'm an experienced clinician and I invite you to reach out and unburden yourself. We are not meant to tackle mental health and addiction problems alone. Let's connect with a free first session and see if my skills and style are a good fit for you.

Amanda Rennick-Hazen, M.E.d, RP, TITC-CT

Amanda Rennick-Hazen, M.E.d, RP, TITC-CT

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical OSRP, Clinical Traumatologist TITC-CT, School Traumatologist TITC-ST

Available for Online Therapy

As a psychotherapist I am dedicated to improving the health and well being of my clients and it is my goal to make the therapeutic process as comfortable as possible. I work from a positive psychology perspective geared towards increasing confidence, self-esteem and hel

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P., S.R.T. RP

Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P., S.R.T. RP

Registered Psychotherapist

294 Rink St Unit 206, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2K2 | 705-868-8896

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.

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)

Kitchener, Ontario N2P 1L2 | 519-568-9917

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.


Related Sites:
City of Oshawa
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Oshawa, ON

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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 ´┐ŻAutomotive 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, camh.ca, 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 ´┐ŻLinking 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.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017) . Oshawa, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshawa.
2. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2017) . Drug use among Ontario Students. Retrieved from http://www.camh.ca/en/research/news_and_publications/ontario-student-drug-use-and-health-survey/Documents/2013%20OSDUHS%20Docs/2013OSDUHS_Detailed_DrugUseReport.pdf.
3. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2017) . CAMH. Retrieved from http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx.
4. Pinewood Centre. (2017) . Get Help - Aspen Pointe. Retrieved from http://www.pinewoodcentre.org/index.php.

Oshawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 145.64 square kilometers.  The population of Oshawa is 159,458 people with 62,595 households . The population ranking for Oshawa is #31 nationally and #15 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1094.90 people per sq km. Oshawa therapists serve postal code: L1G.