In office, in-home or online
Tip: Use your search function to find what you are looking for, e.g, Bloor, East, depression, marriage, Spanish, etc.
Beth Mares Registered Psychotherapist,
online therapist, also at 403-294 Main Street Toronto, ON M4C 4X5. See
online secular therapist. Beth also does
non-religious marriage preparation,
secular pre-marital counselling, for both straight and same-sex couples.
She also helps people who suffer from guilt, depression, sexual inhibitions,
difficulty asserting themselves, addictions or other
after-effects of growing up with parents who held religious beliefs that are
destructive to mental health--see
recovery from religion. Beth has
carried on a full time private practice in Toronto for 30 years. She
offers counselling and coaching by phone as well as in the office. Articles by
Beth Mares: How
confidential is psychotherapy in Ontario?>
Some things to consider before you start therapy
Building lasting relationships
How does group therapy help?
Treatments for depression
Downtown Toronto psychologist Dr. Ross Gray Recovering from a controlling religion
Silvana Bazet, registered psychotherapist, is a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and has been in private practice since 2000. Silvana specializes in working with individuals and couples who belong to immigrant and racialized communities as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and transsexual communities. Services in English and Spanish. To find out more visit: http://torontopsychotherapy.wordpress.com or call 416-535-5705
Lori-Ann Wesley Kim M.A., R.I.H.R., is a psychotherapist and life coach, and is a member of OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists). She uses an eclectic holistic approach to psychotherapy / counseling. Sessions are individually tailored to meet individual needs and may include: Talk Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Psychodrama, Energy Psychology, Focusing, Dream Analysis, Gestalt, Reiki, Chakra balancing, Guided Meditation, and Regression Healing Therapy. Counselling is available for individuals and couples. See Lori-Ann's article about therapy for self esteem issues. (Mar. 10)
Bronwyn Dickson, non-religious psychotherapist, Toronto Healing Arts Centre 715 Bloor Street West (at Christie). Phone: 416-999-7146, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Therapy for individuals and couples. Relationship difficulties, pet loss, grief, childhood abuse, women's issues.
Christopher Oliphant, psychotherapist – Therapy Toronto, 269, Albany Ave. (Bathurst & Dupont), 647-828-3248, email@example.com. Psychotherapy for individuals, couples; Issues: personal growth, relationship, anxiety, depression, sexuality, addictions: LGBT/queer-friendly.
Susan Blackburn, M.A., Susan Blackburn, M.A. is an Individual Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor & Marriage Therapist. Her counselling and psychotherapy services are covered by extended health benefits and workplace insurance requiring clients be seen by a Registered Psychologist through her clinical direction and supervision with Dr. Richard Wood, C. Psych. Her main areas of focus include but aren't limited to relationships, couples & marriage, confidence-building, stress management, mild depression & anxiety, self-esteem, confidence-building, communication skills and work/life balance. Susan's office is located at 120 Eglinton Avenue East (Yonge-Eglinton) in Toronto. She can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (416) 315-3945. (updated Jy 14)
Kimberly Moffit, BA (Hons), MMT,
and DPsych Candidate, is a psychotherapist working in
one-on-one psychotherapy with both adults and children. Kim's past experiences
as a professional musician have led her to study the relationship between music
and our emotions, particularly with clients who feel a personal connection with music
in their own lives. 717 Bloor Street West, Toronto at the Christie subway
Relational Psychotherapist, says:
As a relational therapist it is my belief that your relationships shape who you are and how you relate to others and the world around you. Relationships help you to organize yourself in the world. When they falter, end, or disappoint, you may find yourself feeling disconnected. By looking at past relationships as models for how you are in the world and by forming a new relationship model with me, you will gain insight, understanding and perspective into the issues that concern you. My office is a safe place to explore, without judgment, how you arrived where you are today and how it feels to be there. I look forward very much to meeting you and hearing your story. I see Individuals and couples. My office is located on the Danforth just east of Broadview Ave. 416-469-8285. (Jan. 09)
Daryl Landau MA, MSc
Philip Strapp email@example.com
416-709-2348. Philip says: "I provide supportive exploration of
"here-and-now" issues for individuals and couples, including
emotional and body awareness, relationship, communication and sexuality
concerns, in a non-judgmental, open-minded environment. In-home appointments
(Oct. 09, updated Oct. 11)
Sara Kamin, MSc, Relational Psychotherapist. Everyone experiences life differently, but we can make sense of it together. I provide a space in which you can talk through the challenges of life in the context of an empathic, caring, and safe relationship. I approach my work as a therapist with relational and empathic listening, nonjudgmental exploration, interactive engagement, respectful challenge, and mutual participation in the therapeutic process. My work is informed by a holistic approach that respects the relational, interconnected nature of human experience. Together, we will explore the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and historical factors impacting your life. I am a relational psychotherapist trained at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, an intensive three-year theoretical and clinical training program in psychodynamic, intersubjective, relational psychotherapy. I am also a member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and the American Psychological Association Division of Psychotherapy. Office location: Yonge and Summerhill. Phone: 416-858-4039. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Before starting this page we looked up the first four pages of results on Google for "secular therapy". Except for a couple of studies on the relative effectiveness of secular and spiritual therapy, the only thing we found was Christian counselling sites. We did only slightly better when we searched for a "non-religious therapist Toronto"--there was a therapist who did "non-religious spiritual exploration" and a couple who did non-religious wedding ceremonies. We found nothing relevant under "non-religious counsellor Toronto". "Secular counsellor Toronto" yielded an addiction treatment centre that provides both religious and secular counselling.
We think people looking for counselling should be able to find a non-religious psychotherapist or counsellor.
Therapists and counsellors in the Greater Toronto Area: To get listed, see How to get listed on Therapy Toronto. Give about 20 or 30 words of information, including contact information, location and what issues you work with or what type of work you do. There is no charge for being listed. We reserve the right to decline a listing.
--Beth and Mike Mares, Toronto
Copyright © 2007 Mike Mares
This website belongs to Michael Mares and Beth Mares of Toronto. Beth Mares is a psychotherapist, and Mike Mares is an IT specialist.
When a client is not able to ensure that a therapist is secular and non-judgemental bad things can happen. A suburban housewife that one of us counselled was just coming to terms with being Lesbian. She was surrounded by people with backward attitudes and had been agonizing over it for a couple of years. When she went to a "doctor" (read "Authority") for some testing and spoke of her conflicts, the psychologist volunteered that in her view God had intended that a woman should be with a man. We imagine that this sort of thing happens every day. (We do not want to imply that all religious therapists are bigoted; however some are.)
Beth Mares, clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, secular therapist and marriage counsellor
Beth's downtown Toronto office address:
Beth Mares Counselling,
Suite 605, 600 Sherbourne St., Toronto ON M4X 1W4
Beth Mares Counselling
294 Main Street/ Danforth,
Toronto, ON M4C 4X5