Counselling in Thunder Bay, ON. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Thunder Bay, Ontario will help you make the changes you want.


Nicole Hotson, H.B.A. (Psych.), M.S.W., R.S.W.

Nicole Hotson, H.B.A. (Psych.), M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker & Certified Play Therapist

102-212 Miles Street East, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 1J6 | (807)473-7323

Offers children's counselling, play therapy (0-13yrs) & parenting support in a professional, child focussed setting. I will help you and your child build a stronger connection, improve your communication and coping, and reduce family stress.

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Lisa has supported hundreds of clients to recover from addictions and mental health issues and can help you too. She uses innovative therapies such as Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Meditation, EMDR, EFT Tapping, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for lasting results.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Michelle McKitrick, MSW, RSW, RFMT

Michelle McKitrick, MSW, RSW, RFMT

Reg. Marriage and Family Therapist, Sex Therapist

59 N. Court Street, Suite 101, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4T6 | (807) 627-2080

My practice offers a private and comfortable place to support individuals, couples or families in addressing personal challenges. Therapy aims to develop or enhance skills and strategies that strengthen emotional, relational, physical or sexual well being.

Carrie Nyitrai, M.S.W., R.S.W. EXAT

Carrie Nyitrai, M.S.W., R.S.W. EXAT

Registered Social Worker & Certified Expressive Art Therapist

102-212 Miles St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 1J6 | 807-626-0345

I provide counselling using expressive art therapy, art, music, dance, movement, storytelling and drama. Serving ages 3 years to adulthood. Helping people with a variety of issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, grief and loss to name a few.

Jacinda Firth, MSW, RSW

Jacinda Firth, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

68 N. Algoma St. Suite 102, Thunder Bay and region, P7A 4Z3 | 807-620-6493

As a Registered Social Worker I have provided mental health care for the past 20 years in Thunder Bay an region. I am a professional who takes pride in expanding my practice through ongoing professional development to ensure optimal client care.

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Sarah A. Spencer, M.C., R.P., C.C.C.

Sarah A. Spencer, M.C., R.P., C.C.C.

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

303A-101 Syndicate Ave N, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3V4 | 8076329626

I'm here to listen to and collaborate with teenagers and adults in Thunder Bay and the region to assist them in reaching their mental health and career goals as well as to overcome obstacles of everyday life through collaborative counselling practices.

Christina D. Long, R.P., M.A.

Christina D. Long, R.P., M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist

Suite 303-A 101 N. Syndicate Ave., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 1S1 | (807) 621-7877

I am a registered mental health practitioner offering compassionate and professional services to the community of Thunder Bay and area.


Related Sites:
City of Thunder Bay
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Thunder Bay, ON

Conmee, OConner, Gillies, Oliver Paipoonge, Neebing, Shuniah

Thunder Bay used to be made up of what is commonly known as the twin cities in Ontario—Fort William and Port Arthur.  Thunder Bay has approximately 123,000 people who reside in this northwestern part of Ontario.  The area was settled by European settlers in the late 1600s when the French fur trading outpost was established on the Kaministiquia River.  The city was formerly made a city in 1970 when the twin cities were merged.   Cutting-edge counselling reveals the hurt and effectively prevents further hardship while working with your therapist.  Your counsellor is a dynamic part of the restorative therapy process, empowering you to move forward and beyond with quality counseling.   This city is an important area for its port access for shipping of grains and other products from Western Canada to other areas, such as the Great Lakes region to the east coast.  Forestry and manufacturing also make up a large portion of the economics to the city, along with an increase in medical and research/education in the area.  The city was named from the bay at the head of Lake Superior.

Thunder Bay’s geography encompasses the area along the Kaministiquia River that has a river delta at the mouth. There are also two islands at the river delta—Mission Island and McKellar Island.  This area is also very flat along the River.  In the area that used to be Port Arthur has sloping hills with thin soil which is on top of the bedrock that lies beneath the surface.  There is also a lot of showing bedrock in the area.  Proactive Christian counselling can identify bad habits, and though-pattersn, and literally stop a crisis before it even happens.  Therapy rejuvenates us, helping us feel whole again, and your counselor will work with you through compassionate counseling for your well being.   The whole area is very large, being 14 miles long, stretching from downtown Port Arthur to Thunder Cape, which is at the tip of Sleeping Giant, a rock formation that resembles a sleeping giant.  The climate in Thunder Bay is heavily influenced by Lake Superior at the city’s north end.   This results in cooler summers and warmer winters.1

Mental Health in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay has 10 golf courses, several recreational facilities and dozens of churches. Perhaps that's why so many seniors make the city their home. As of the latest census in 2011, more than 24,000 seniors make the city their home.2 Although there's plenty for seniors to do in the area, this population is often prone to mental health problems, including dementia, behavioral issues and other cognitive issues. Several agencies make services available to seniors who need mental health assistance in Thunder Bay.

One such agency providing senior care is St. Joseph's Care Group, more specifically the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital. The organization has an extensive list of programs to help seniors. Dementia care, psychogeriatric consulting, behavioral health outreach and psychiatric services are included in their mental health programs. For example, their psychiatric day program for seniors provides individual therapy, group therapy, socialization, education and life skills for seniors 65 years or older. Many resources are available for the families of seniors as well. To find out more about their senior behavioral and psychiatric programs, contact the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital at 807-343-4300.3

Current Education

Taking care of a senior with mental health problems is as challenging to the family as it is to the individual. The Canadian Mental Health Association provides family education and support through a 10-week program designed to give families skills to help their relatives recover. Fees are waived for some families. To inquire about the program and fees, call the education and training manager at 807-683-4952.4


References

1. Wikipedia. (2017) . Thunder Bay, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder_Bay.
2. City-Data.com. (2016) . Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Retrieved from http://www.city-data.com/canada/Thunder-Bay-1.html.
3. St. Joseph's Care Group. (2017) . Seniors' Mental Health Programs. Retrieved from http://www.sjcg.net/services/mental-health_addictions/seniors/main.aspx.
4. Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay. (2017) . Family Mental Health Series. Retrieved from http://thunderbay.cmha.ca/events/familygroup/#.Ux46TfldXNl.

Thunder Bay is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 328.36 square kilometers.  The population of Thunder Bay is 107,909 people with 47,182 households . The population ranking for Thunder Bay is #50 nationally and #24 for the province of Ontario with a density of 328.60 people per sq km. Thunder Bay therapists serve postal code: P7B.