As a community-minded organization, we sincerely believe that emotional healing and personal growth are within your reach.Through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens, we offer individual therapy for issues related to anxiety and depression, gender and sexuality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and trauma.
If you live in downtown Toronto, identify within the LGBTQ2 community, or simply seek positive change, get in touch with us today.
Your first session can take anywhere between 50 – 80 minutes. During this session, you and your clinician will discuss your presenting concerns (i.e., why have you reached out for counselling services), your background (e.g., family, medical, social, etc.), gain a general understanding of what you seek from counselling, and identify how our services might support your process. You and your clinician will decide on how frequently you will meet (e.g., once or twice a week at 50 or 80 minutes), which can change as necessary.
Interested in scheduling your intake session? Refer to the clinician biographies below (e.g., Adam, Haley, Khuraman, Volha, etc.), visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred clinician from the STAFF option, select 1.5 Hour Intake Session, and follow the subsequent prompts. You will receive an automatic verification email once you schedule the intake session, then your clinician will send a confirmation email with further details in regards to your first session.
If you have employee benefits, it is likely that these fees will be covered. Check whether your benefits cover services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) or Psychologist and seek clarification from your clinician.
Adam Terpstra’s Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $130; 50 minute session, $130; 80 minute session, $195.
Anastasia Assuras’s Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $90; 50 minute session, $125; 80 minute session, $187.50.
Couples Counselling with Anastasia: 80 minute intake session, $125; 80 minute session thereafter, $240.
Haley Moore’s Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $90; 50 minute session, $125; 80 minute session, $187.50.
Volha Shelepava’s Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $90; 50 minute session, $125; 80 minute session, $187.50.
Couples Counselling with Volha: 80 minute intake session, $125; 80 minute session thereafter, $240.
Master Level (i.e., Parker and Stephen) Student Clinician Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, No-Fee; 50 minute session, $75 – $125; 80 minute session, $110 – $187.50. Sliding scale amounts are discussed in the intake session.
Post-Graduate (i.e., Enrique) Student Clinician Hourly Rates: Individual Counselling / Psychotherapy: 80 minute intake session, $60; 50 minute session, $125; 80 minute session, $187.50.
Post-Graduate Couples Counselling: 80 minute intake session, $90; 50 minute session, $160; 80 minute session, $240.
Doctoral (i.e., Khuraman) Level Student Clinician Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $180; 50 minute session, $180; 80 minute session, $270.
When you book a session, your clinician reserves their time for you. In the event that you will be unable to keep an appointment, please notify your clinician at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may utilize the time. Similarly, when your clinician is unable to keep the appointment with you, they will give you more than a 24-hour notice and rebook to another date and time.
In the case whereby you are unable to provide 24-hour cancellation notice (e.g., you cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment [i.e. the same day] or do not show up for a scheduled appointment), unless for emergency reasons (e.g., medical or family emergencies), you will be charged the fee for your session and payment will be required at your next scheduled session.
Note: Employee Assistance Programs and other insurance-based programs will not reimburse you, the client, for missed appointment costs.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Victoria in 2009, a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences from University of Victoria in 2013, and a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016 from University of Toronto, OISE campus. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW), a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), and a registered teacher in British Columbia, Ontario (OCT), and the Yukon Territory. I am a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and a voluntary member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).
Growing up in rural Ontario and living in mid-to-large cities across Canada, I have worked with a variety of populations ranging from hard-to-reach inner city clients, adult survivors of childhood trauma, and the LGBTQ2 community, which has fostered a sincere understanding of the various daily life challenges and struggles.
Practicing from an eclectic therapeutic model, drawing from such modalities as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, and Schema Therapy, the focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 21 – 65 with presenting issues relating to depression and general anxiety, childhood physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and gender/sexuality-related issues.
I completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 2015, specializing in Psychology and minoring in Buddhism, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Western University in 2018. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
During my academic years, I was actively involved with my community by providing psychosocial support to adult populations who have experienced difficulties with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, significant loss and transitions, as well as childhood sexual trauma and recent trauma. Working with individuals who seek change ignited my passion to support clients find their inner strengths and resources in pursuit of identifying the barriers that impede the process of change.
Using a client-centred and trauma-informed approach, I work collaboratively with clients in pursuit of fostering change and achieving their goals. My psychotherapeutic practice utilizes techniques from different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy.
I completed my Master of Counselling Psychology (MCP) at Adler University in Vancouver, B.C., and am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I have experience counselling youth, adults, couples, and families struggling with addiction and substance use, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, past or current trauma, personality disorders, sexual abuse, relationship issues, and other mental health issues. I practice from an eclectic therapeutic model as I adapt treatment to fit my clients’ goals and needs. I practice from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework and I have experience using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Theory, and other modalities from a trauma-informed lens.
My therapeutic approach includes an acknowledgment and understanding of discrimination and oppression faced by my clients. My goal as a therapist is not to challenge the discrimination or harmful life experiences my clients may have faced, but rather to challenge the meaning that is often internalized from such occurrences. I aim to develop a foundation of safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship to evoke change and to develop or restore feelings of self-worth, strength, and hope while holding a non-judgmental space.
I completed a Bachelor Degree in Social Work at Ryerson University in 2017 and a Master of Social Work, specializing in Gerontology, at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in 2018.I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (831821).
I practice from an anti-oppressive lens, valuing dignity, diversity, and self-empowerment. My educational and clinical experience has included working with individuals to overcome individual, societal, and systemic factors and enable growth and healing. I work using tenants of Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS), and focus on self-healing and therapeutic approaches to care. My experience ranges from work with children and adolescents to work with older adults and their support systems, with presenting concerns of low income and poverty, homelessness, addictions and mental health.
I completed a Bachelor of Psychology from the Belarusian State University in 2004 and a Bachelor of Clinical Psychology from the joint program of the Belarusian State University and Lateran University (Pisa, Italy) in 2004. I received my certification as a Gestalt Therapist from the Moscow Gestalt Institute in 2004 and again from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 2016. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
From 2004 to 2008 I worked in private practice as a psychotherapist in Minsk, Belarus, and have been working as a counsellor in Toronto since 2013. I work with adults from a Gestalt therapy perspective on a range of issues, such as anxiety and depression, psychosomatic and eating disorders, grief and loss, relationship issues including LGBTQ2, career challenges and self-esteem. I am also a part of the Survivor of Suicide Loss program at the Distress Centres of Toronto working with people who have lost loved ones to suicide.
My professional focus has been directed toward supporting clients (i.e., individuals and couples) as they establish the balance and strength in difficult situations in pursuit of broadening their available choices during moments of crisis and everyday life. One way I support clients in the achievement of this goal is to explore feelings, sensations, thoughts and ways of relating that might currently be outside of their awareness, and that contribute to the difficulties they currently face.
Sessions offered for individuals and couples.
Note: In support of professional development, sessions with clinicians are audio and/or video recorded with strictest adherence to confidentiality, which will be discussed during the intake session.
From 10 September 2018 to 31 August 2019, we will be offering sliding scale counselling services by students enrolled in Counselling and Psychotherapy graduate programs through University of Toronto (OISE) and Yorkville University. Intake sessions (80 minutes) with these students is no-fee and the 50 minute hourly rate ranges from $75 to $125. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
To schedule an intake session with a student clinician, visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred student clinician (i.e., Enrique, Khuraman, Parker, or Stephen) select 1.5 hour intake session (no-fee for Parker and Stephen, $60 for Enrique, and $180 for Khuraman), and follow the prompts. For additional information, get in touch via email (email@example.com) or phone at 647-358-5815.
Note: In support of professional development, all sessions with student clinicians are audio and/or video recorded with strictest adherence to confidentiality, which will be discussed during the intake session.
I completed a Master of Arts (M.A.) from Columbia University in 1996 in international relations, completed a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2016, and am currently enrolled at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. I have been trained in four humanistic psychotherapeutic approaches: Existential and Relational, Gestalt, Person-Centred, and Transactional Analysis, all of which are utilized in accordance with your presenting issue(s) or circumstance(s).
I have experience providing psychotherapeutic counselling in English, Spanish, and Catalan to a variety of populations including: couples, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ, newcomers, people affected by HIV, seniors, and women. Some of the presenting issues I have worked with include academics / school, anxiety, bereavement, employment / work, low self-esteem, medical diagnoses, relationship problems, and substance abuse.
My goal as a therapist is to help support and guide your perspective into a healthy and productive understanding. Whether the presenting issue is your career, relationships, or anything else that is important to you, I will help guide you through my integrative approach to develop the habits and skills that will increase your ability to effectively deal with the challenges, changes, and emotional moments you encounter. I believe in working from a safe, non-judgmental, and harm reduction perspective creating an empathic and trustful relationship.
I completed a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology in 2014 and am currently in the final year of a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, both at York University. I have completed two hospital practicums (i.e., Brampton Civic Hospital and Toronto General Hospital, Bariatric Surgery program) where I worked with clients presenting with the range of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and interpersonal problems. I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
As a clinician, I adopt the style that works best for the client and enjoy building a collaborative relationship where clients can share their experiences and struggles in a warm, non-judgmental and safe environment. My goal as a therapist is to help clients see how strong and resilient they are and instill hope that they can overcome any challenge.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at Western University in 2015. I am currently completing my Masters of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy at University of Toronto. I have worked the last three years as a Mental Health Worker and have experience in working with anxiety, depression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. My clinical approach to support work and counselling is largely centered around mindfulness, self-acceptance, and a collaborative partnership that encourages self-actualization. I mainly utilize Emotion Focused, Internal Family Systems, and Schema therapies in my therapeutic practice.
I graduated from the University of Guelph in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science, in 2015 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Naturopathy, and am currently completing my Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.
Practicing from an eclectic model that includes Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Positive/Strength-Based Psychology, my counselling interests include anxiety, career counselling, depression, grief, loss and bereavement, stress and life transitions, and behavioural / emotional issues pertaining to anger, shame, guilt, low self-esteem, fear, pain, worthlessness and trauma. In terms of my therapeutic approach, I view the therapeutic alliance as being most critical in pursuit of establishing / strengthening the foundation of healing so that optimal mental health can be achieved.
I identify as a gay, cis-gender male and am eager to contribute my knowledge to the LGBTQ2+ community and allies.
Affect and behaviour management
Anxiety, depression, frustration, and stress management
Coping skills and strategies
Dealing with life transitions
Learning abilities and skills
Men’s and women’s issues
Relationship issues, including separation and divorce
Separation / divorce
Substance abuse and misuse
Addiction, including drugs and alcohol
Career counselling for educators
Dysphoria and body image
Gender identity / transitions
Grief / loss
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Weekly meetings in the Church Wellesley neighbourhood for individuals to meet and learn more about their anxiety and stress, develop management techniques, and gain support in an inviting group environment. Contact Khuraman, using the button above, for further information and to sign up. Interested participants are invited to contact us for more information.
Weekly meetings in the Church Wellesley neighbourhood for individuals to meet and learn more about their depression, develop management techniques, and gain support in an inviting group environment. Contact Khuraman, using the button above, for further information and to sign up. Interested participants are invited to contact us for more information.
Providing a safe space for trans and non-binary individuals to meet on a weekly basis to discuss / explore / learn about relevant issues. Psycho-educational and psycho-emotional support-based approach. Contact Us using the button above, for further information and to sign up. Interested participants are invited to contact us for more information.
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The Canadian Centre for Men and Families provide a variety of social support programs to men, their families and spouses, who reside in the Greater Toronto Area. Of particular interest is the Fathering After Separation/Divorce program that provides psycho-educational and psycho-emotional support to fathers going through separation/divorce.
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Thank you for exploring employment / practicum opportunities with Adam Terpstra Psychotherapy Professional Corporation. At this time we are not hiring – thank you for expressing your interest for working with Church Wellesley Counselling and Psychotherapy / Queen Spadina Counselling and Psychotherapy. Practicum opportunities for the 2018/19 academic year have been filled. Practica begin every September and run until the prescribed end date of your institution with the possibility of extension until mid August. Applications for practica are accepted between January 15 – February 15 with interviews/practicum offers being made by end of February.