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

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Christine Olsen, MSW, RSW

Christine Olsen, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 2E8 | (807) 476-0372

Hey, I'm Christine. I specialize in Therapy for Men & Anger Management. I am now accepting new clients for online individual or couples therapy.

Maria Yaglovski, RP, CCC

Maria Yaglovski, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

Hello and Welcome! I am Maria and I am here to help you navigate your life with more confidence understanding what your wants and needs are! Feel free to reach out for a free consultation to find out how we can work together to improve your current situation.

Sara Sherstobitoff, RP

Sara Sherstobitoff, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

*Currently Accepting New Clients* As a client-centered therapist, I acknowledge that you know yourself the best. We will focus and build upon your strengths, resources, experiences and inherent wisdom.

Adrienne Richardson, PhD MsED RP CSAT/CPTT SEP-A OCT

Adrienne Richardson, PhD MsED RP CSAT/CPTT SEP-A OCT

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Through my struggling I have come to understand that my purpose is to help others find purpose in their pain. I have extensive personal experiences & professional training in gestalt, Gottman couples, somatic experiencing (SE),addictions that allows me to support you.

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

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

Registered Psychotherapist

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1K1 | 8076217877

I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering compassionate and professional counselling and psychotherapy services to individual and couple clients living in Canada.

Sarah Glinski, RP (Qualifying)

Sarah Glinski, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Available for Online Therapy

*Accepting New Clients* My therapeutic approach is guided by the principles of trust, safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment. I work with individuals 12+ and couples. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if I am the right fit for your journey.

David Villella, MSW, RMFT

David Villella, MSW, RMFT

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Social Worker

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2Y8 | 807-355-1021

I am available to provide secure, online counselling intervention to individuals and couples. I strongly believe that we all have the ability to make positive change in our personal and family lives.

Janine Hopkins, HBSW,MSW,RSW

Janine Hopkins, HBSW,MSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Sequoia Drive, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5T2 | (807) 627-4971

Office is open. Accepting clients. A seasoned Social Worker/Psychotherapist with strengths in supporting you to locate your skills for coping, and finding new ways of approaching challenges, contending with grief, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship struggles.

Deborah Tychynski-Migay, RP, RMFT-S, MMFT

Deborah Tychynski-Migay, RP, RMFT-S, MMFT

Registered Psychotherapist (RP) & Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1K1 | 807-252-0014

My goal is to make your life better. My professional training and experience will be used to support your life experience. Together, we can explore more effective ways to approach life’s relationships and situations in a way that brings out the best in you.

Faith Shelley

Faith Shelley

Available for Online Therapy


Related Sites:
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


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 110,172 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.