Professional Counselling in Thunder Bay, ON

Find the right therapist or marriage counsellor near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Christina D.

101 N. Syndicate Avenue, Suite 303A, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1S1

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

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Worry
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Intimate Partner Abuse
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Personal Growth

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

Registered Social Worker & Certified Expressive Art Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Carrie

102-212 Miles St., Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1J6

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • CBT
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Violence
  • separation for kids

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

Registered Social Worker & Certified Play Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Nicole

102-212 Miles Street East, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1J6

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Children's Counselling
  • Play Therapy
  • Parenting/Caregiver Support
  • Trauma
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Separation & Divorce

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

Shannon McFadyen, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Shannon

200-105 May Street N, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3N9

I am committed to providing confidential, professional and compassionate counselling services where we can work together to better understand the struggles you are experiencing and come up with helpful solutions that will help you reach your counselling goals.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Work stress
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness in self/others
  • Childhood abuse
  • Relationship issues

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

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Sarah A.

303A-101 Syndicate Ave N, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3V4

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • REB/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction
  • ASSIST Suicide Intervention
  • Career Strategy
  • Critical Incident Stress Mgmt.
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Generalist Counselling (Adults)
  • Generalist Counselling (Teens)

Trudy Kergon, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Trudy

219 South Algoma Street , Thunder Bay, ON P7A 3C3

I provide a safe and warm place to talk. I listen with patience and compassion. I will help you build on your strengths and abilities to find a solution that fosters growth and a sense of peace and restoration.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress and Life Transitions
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Mindful Therapy
  • Self-Compassion
  • Relationship Issues

Michelle McKitrick, MSW, RSW, RFMT

Reg. Marriage and Family Therapist, Sex Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Michelle

59 N. Court Street, Suite 101, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4T6

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Indivudal And Family Therapy
  • Anxiety And Depression
  • Trauma/Grief Counselling
  • Emdr And Eft Therapies

Dr. Rana Pishva, C. Psych.

Psychologist (supervised practice)
Phone & Email:  Connect With Dr. Rana

195 Park Avenue , Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2T4

I offer research-informed psychology services to children, adolescents, and their families, for anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and behavioural difficulties. I work with a registered psychologist to offer comprehensive psychological assessments (e.g. learning, ADHD).

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Child and adolescent therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma/PTSD and attachment
  • Anxiety disorders (worry)
  • Behavioral disorders (ODD, CD)
  • Psychological assessment
  • ADHD assessment
  • Parent support
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City of Thunder Bay
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Thunder Bay, ON

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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


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4. Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay. (2014) . Family Mental Health Series. Retrieved from

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

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