Paul Parnass, M.S.W. R.S.W.

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Welcome to Parnass Counselling Services!


My practice is based in Toronto and I can provide assistance to you in several ways; by meeting with you in person; via tele-counselling, or by communicating with you via a series of secure and encrypted email exchanges.

For over 30 years helping people has been my passion. From personal problems to relationship concerns; from work related concerns to mental health issues, I have guided people through some of the most difficult times in their lives.

As a registered social worker who has worked in many different settings, I continue to be impressed by the innate strength and wisdom of my clients. I strive to help them focus on developing new strategies to overcome life's challenges and to move forward with their lives. Furthermore as a husband, father of two grown daughters, grandfather, son and brother, I too have experienced the miracles of life as well as the tragedies of living.

If you decide to work with me, I will help you to focus on your strengths, while developing new strategies to help you overcome your challenges and to move on with your life.

I work with men, women, and couples on a wide range of issues including:                  
  • addictions
  • anger (non-violent)      
  • anxiety
  • assertiveness
  • blended family issues
  • career and work related issues
  • conflict resolution
  • depression
  • divorce and separation
  • grief and loss
  • marital, relationship problems
  • men's issues
  • parenting
  • self-esteem
  • sexuality
  • stress management

A bit more about myself:

I have a Masters degree in Social Work and am registered with the College of Social Worker and Social Service Workers.
For more than 25 years I have worked in the field of Employee Assistance as a counsellor and clinical manager. Many of my clients come to me with marital and relationship issues, addictions, mental health concerns, stress and work related problems.

I have also worked in chronic care where I provided counselling and support to patients and their families living with serious disabilities. Through my work with these families I became very familiar with the challenges and problems they face.

I began my professional career working in children's mental health. My clients included families with children and adolescents, who were concerned about their children's emotional and behavioural well being.

On a more current recent years I have developed a passion for working with clients online. I have specialized training as an e-counsellor, and am also an instructor with the Cybercounselling program offered by the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, in partnership with a company called Therapy Online. I work with clients by communicating via a series of secure and encrypted email exchanges. If you choose to work with me online, I will provide you with a totally confidential counselling experience in which you and I will communicate using an encrypted email program. You will be able to address your concerns from the comfort of your home, or from any location you choose. I will respond to you within two business days. Many people choose to communicate with me via e-counselling, as it provides easy access to me;  and it is flexible- you can write to me when you wish. Furthermore, the power of writing will enable you to take a step back.....and to reflect on your situation.You can save a draft of your exchange, returning to it at a later date to edit it, as new thoughts and emotions surface. When you are ready, you can send your exchange to me. 

Curious to know more....I invite you to check out my which will tell you more about my counselling practice, including the work I do online.

I can be reached at 416-994-6520 or at

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Toronto ON