Counselling

Our Model

The counsellors in our Community of Practice are Registered Social Workers (RSW) and Registered Psychotherapists (RP), licensed to work with residents of Ontario.

Counsellors are independent practitioners who manage their own schedules and caseloads.

We do not have a centralized intake.

All counsellors offer low-cost, short-term counselling (max. 12 sessions) to reduce wait times and increase access for as many people as possible.

Learn more about our model in our FAQs

Counselling is currently online only.

Are you eligible?

Our mission is to reduce barriers and increase access for individuals who are facing financial barriers in accessing mental health supports.

Click here to find out if you’re eligible for counselling through Hard Feelings.

Session Fees

Individual:
$70 – $100 per session

Couples/Families:
$110 – $130 per session

Counselling fees may be covered by student or employee extended health benefits plans.

Note: Some therapists are legally required to charge sales tax in addition to our session fees. 

How to Book

1. Think about your goals for counselling.

Not sure? Here’s a list of questions to ask yourself.

2. Take a look at the counsellor profiles below. You can filter counsellors by availability and issue.

3. Send an email to the counsellor you would like to work with, requesting an appointment.

Here’s a list of questions to ask a counsellor.

Not sure who might be the right fit for you? Email us at info@hardfeelings.org to get support in connecting with a counsellor – we’re happy to help!

The Hard Feelings Community of Practice

 

Browse by specialty and/or counsellor availability

 

Allison Elliott

Allison Elliott

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Allison is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in CBT for anxiety and depression.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Anand Jaggernauth

Anand Jaggernauth

(he/him)
DTATI, RP (Qualifying)


Anand is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, uncertainty, and identity.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Anjana Magapu

Anjana Magapu

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Anjana is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, and mood symptoms following life changes.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Ary Maharaj

Ary Maharaj

(he/him)
MEd in Counselling & Psychotherapy, RP (Qualifying)


Ary is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who specializes in exploring identity, difficult emotions, and unhelpful coping mechanisms.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Aviva Bellman

Aviva Bellman

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Aviva is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in couples therapy, anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, codependence, and burnout.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Corinne Smirle

Corinne Smirle

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Corinne is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting folks who are struggling with anxiety and grief.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Dena Marcos (student therapist)

Dena Marcos (student therapist)

(she/her)
MACP (in progress), RP (Qualifying)


Dena is a therapy student, practising under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Thompson. She helps clients explore, express, understand and transform emotions that may be causing pain or difficulty.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Janine Hylands

Janine Hylands

(she/they)
MSW, RSW


Janine is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting folks with substance use, grief, trauma, non-monogamy, and 2SLGBTQ+ identities.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Julia Kundakci

Julia Kundakci

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Julia is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting individuals in exploring anxiety, depression, trauma, and post-traumatic stress.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Justin Goddard

Justin Goddard

(he/him)
MA, EdD (in progress), RP


Justin is a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in supporting folks who are struggling to regulate their emotions.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Kate Fraser

Kate Fraser

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Kate is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and grief and loss.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Kate Scowen

Kate Scowen

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Kate is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in depression, existential questioning, and relationship issues.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Laura Sygrove

Laura Sygrove

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Laura is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting young adults to address stress, anxiety, self-esteem, life changes, and the impacts of trauma.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Leslie Williams

Leslie Williams

(she/her)
MA, CCC, RP


Leslie is a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief, relationship challenges, and life transitions.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Natasha Busic

Natasha Busic

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Natasha is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in substance use, emotion regulation, life transitions, relationship issues, and self-esteem.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Niles Patel

Niles Patel

(he/him)
MSW, RSW


Niles is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and loss, and working with couples.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Sonya V. Thursby

Sonya V. Thursby

(she/her)
DTATI, RP


Sonya is a Registered Psychotherapist and Professional Art Therapist who specializes in life transitions, anxiety, stress, identity and relationship issues, and disordered eating behaviours.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Tiina Aila Eldridge

Tiina Aila Eldridge

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Tiina is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting female-identified folks though dating and relationships, self-compassion, and life transitions.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

What is a Community of Practice?

Counsellors in our Community of Practice are independent practitioners, and are not employees of Hard Feelings. All counsellors are registered with their professional college and carry private liability insurance.

To ensure that counsellors in our Community of Practice have the support they need, they have access to monthly peer supervision and professional trainings, ongoing learning opportunities, and clinical supports.

A note about privacy:

Hard Feelings is not the Health Information Custodian (HIC) for clients who are receiving counselling through our Community of Practice.

Please do not share private health information through our email addresses or phone number listed on our website.

If you have a client inquiry, please contact counsellors directly.