Professional Counselling in Oshawa, ON

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Paul Lavergne, M.A.C.P., O.A.C.C.P.P., SRT

Phone & Email:  Connect With Paul

Within Driving Distance of Oshawa, ON

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Couples/Marriage
  • EMDR
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Intimacy Anorexia
  • Trauma And Abuse

Derek Wright, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Clinical Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Derek

Within Driving Distance of Oshawa, ON

Whether you're worried about you marriage or family falling apart, concerned for your son's or daughter's well-being, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, counselling can help. When you're ready to talk – I'm ready to listen, in an open, non-judgemental way.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples/Marriage Counselling
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Family Counselling
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Individual Counselling
  • Addiction

LeeAnn Cormier, Masters Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With LeeAnn

420 King St W #201 Oshawa, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K8

I have 30 years of experience and expertise to offer you. We all experience life challenges that most of the time we cope well with; yet other times those challenges pose more strain on our bodies, mood, work, and those around us. Let me support you.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • depression and anxiety
  • grief
  • death and dying
  • depression
  • family relationships
  • Asperger's Syndrome (ASD)

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Jeff

Suites 204 & 214 - 58 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, ON L1G 2V5

For over twenty 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 working with you!

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage & Family
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Disorderd Eating
  • Diabetes & Health Management
  • Trauma & Recovery
  • Grief And Stress
  • Parenting & Teens
  • Sexuality - Abuse And Recovery

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Licensed Psychologist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Douglas Lane

Within Driving Distance of Oshawa, ON

If you are looking for a highly trained, experienced, skilled, safe, confident, warm, engaging, unbiased, nonjudgmental professional Psychologist you are going to enjoy working with Dr. Doug. His approach is to treat each partner fairly and build on their strengths.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Sports Psychology
  • Resilience Training
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tressa

Online Therapist / Coach

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:
  • Attachment Issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Abuse - Past And Present
  • Self Esteem
  • Health And Wellness
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David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With David

Within Driving Distance of Oshawa, ON

You will experience a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where you will be cared about and accepted for who you are. We will work together in the direction that is meaningful and important to you, toward health and peace of mind.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Counselling
  • Couple And Family Counselling
  • Life/Relationship Coaching
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Registered Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Deborah

Within Driving Distance of Oshawa, ON

Deborah works with with individuals, families and couples and groups. Deborah’s practice includes working with addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, couples communication issues, anger management, mood disorders, gender issues, abuse, grief and trauma.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples /Relationship
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Addiction
  • Behavioural
  • Anger Management
  • Gender Issues
  • Groups

Janina Kanonas Fenton, BA, MA

Counselling Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Janina

Within Driving Distance of Oshawa, ON

I am a trained and caring professional counsellor committed to supporting you within a safe and non-judgemental environment. I will listen to you in a way that is open, respectful and attentive so that I can effectively partner with you in achieving your goals.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Relationship distress
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem/ identity issues
  • Intercultural issues
  • Eating disorders/ self-harm
  • Body/Self image
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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 �Automotive 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,, 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 �Linking 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.


1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Oshawa, ON. Retrieved from
2. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2014) . Drug use among Ontario Students. Retrieved from
3. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2014) . CAMH. Retrieved from
4. Pinewood Centre. (2014) . Get Help - Aspen Pointe. Retrieved from

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Oshawa. 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 Oshawa and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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