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 (i.e., Adam, Haley, Khuraman, Mel, or Volha), 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.
Haley Moore’s Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $60; 50 minute session, $125; 80 minute session, $187.50.
Mel Frederick’s Hourly Rates: 80 minute intake session, $60; 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.
Master Level (M.Ed. and MSW) 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.
Doctoral (Ph.D.) 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 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. I am currently awaiting my registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
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 an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sexual Diversity Studies and Women and Gender Studies in 2015 from the University of Toronto and a Master of Social Work specializing in Social Justice and Diversity in 2018 from the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. I have completed my MSW requirements, and am currently awaiting entry into the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
As a queer and trans identified person, I entered the field of social work out of a desire to support members of my community through their own journeys of healing and self-discovery. My involvement with queer and trans activism in the city of Toronto, as well as my work within community-based organizations, has imparted me with a sincere understanding of the need for mental health supports that hold space for an individual’s own personal struggles, while also being attuned the societal structures that impact one’s health and well-being.
My practice model is one that holds the power of telling, understanding, and reclaiming one’s own story as central to therapeutic healing. My approach to practice is collaborative and co-constructive, and holds that a person is the expert of their own experience. I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, such as Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), built upon a foundation of anti-oppression, healing justice, and trauma-informed care.
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 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.
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 5 September 2017 to 31 August 2018, we will be offering sliding scale counselling services by our University of Toronto, Counselling and Psychotherapy graduate students. Cost is $75 to $125 per 50 minute session. Email for additional information.
To schedule an intake session with a student clinician, visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred student clinician (i.e., Aryeh, Khuraman, or Naomi) select 1.5 hour intake session (no-fee for Aryeh and Naomi, $180 for Khuraman), and follow the prompts. For additional information, get in touch via email 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 Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction, in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies from McGill University in 2000 and an Honours Bachelor of Science, with High Distinction, in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2013. I am currently completing a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto. My training has concentrated on the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma using a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
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 a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Carleton University in 2014 and a Master of Arts in psychology from Carleton University in 2016. I am currently completing a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Toronto. Working and volunteering in the mental health field for the last four years, I have experience assisting individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity, sexual violence, and poverty/homelessness. I am dedicated to providing therapy through an anti-oppressive and intersectional framework, primarily using techniques from Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Feminist Therapy.
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 with a Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biological Science in 2010. I then completed my Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2015. Currently, I am completing my Master of Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and have been awarded the privilege of completing my practicum here at Church Wellesley Counselling and Psychotherapy. I identify as a gay cis-gendered male and am eager to contribute my knowledge to the LGBTQ2+ community and my straight allies. I have an eclectic approach to psychotherapy and am fostering my skills through the supervision of this practicum experience. Interests include anxiety and depression, health psychology, motivational interviewing, and trauma. The most important factor for any healing is through the alliance that we create as student clinician and client; this collaboration will build the foundation so that optimal mental health can be achieved.
I have been a Registered Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario since 2016 but will only be seeing clients as a student clinician of psychotherapy and not as a Naturopathic Doctor. If you are interested in Naturopathic Medicine, I can direct you to a database of Registered Naturopathic Doctors. In the future, I look forward to providing a holistic approach to mind-body well-being through a combination of my professional training and experience within psychotherapy and naturopathic medicine (e.g., acupuncture or nutrition counselling, botanical medicine, exercise prescription, intravenous vitamin therapy, oral supplementation, etc.).
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
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.
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.
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 Mel using the button above, for further information and to sign up.
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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 seeking motivated Registered Psychotherapists, Registered Social Workers (MSW only), and/or Psychologists who are interested in establishing a clientele base within the Church Wellesley and/or Queen Spadina neighbourhoods. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with your professional objectives. We thank everyone for their interest; Only eligible candidates will be contacted. 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.