Counselling in Oshawa, ON. Find the Right Therapist.

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Janina Kanonas Fenton, BA, MA

Counselling Therapist

1556 Regional Hwy 2, Courtice, ON, L1E 2R6, Courtice, Ontario

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.

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

Therapist

520 Brealey Dr., Peterborough, Ontario

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.

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist - Professional Therapy by Phone & Email

547 Michigan Street, Suite 203, Victoria, British Columbia

"I help people to have better lives using effective traditional and up-to-date-therapies. My counselling approach is first to hear your story, next encourage your insight and understanding, then help you make changes to make your ongoing life more satisfying."

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

Registered Licensed Psychologist

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario

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.

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario

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.

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Registered Counsellor

112 Athol Street, Whitby Ontario, Whitby, Ontario

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.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor

Suites 204 & 214 - 58 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, Ontario

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!

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

Registered Clinical Social Worker

105 Consumers Drive, Unit #2, Whitby, Ontario

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.

LeeAnn Cormier, Masters Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

420 King St W #201 Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario

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.

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant

Online Therapist / Coach

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.


Related Sites:
City of Oshawa
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Oshawa, ON

Whitby, Clarington, Cherrywood, Hampton, Whitevale, Newcastle

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, 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 �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.


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.