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, limited-term counselling (max. 20 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 mostly online.

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 Kate Scowen at [email protected] 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

 

Anand Jaggernauth

Anand Jaggernauth

(he/him)
DTATI, RP


Anand is a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and working with emotions.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL
Direct billing available

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 IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS
Direct billing available

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 anxiety, depression, people-pleasing, codependence, burnout and couples therapy.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

Caitriona Keown

Caitriona Keown

(she/her)
MEd, CCC, RP


Caitriona is a Registered Psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, depression, and breast cancer.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS
Direct billing available

Caroline Lock

Caroline Lock

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Caroline is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in codependency, anxiety, burnout, diabetes and other autoimmune conditions, and people affected by a loved one's addiction.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL
Direct billing available
In-person on Wednesday mornings

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 IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS
Direct billing available

Cristina Fuller

Cristina Fuller

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Cristina is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting individuals, couples and families with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, burnout, and boundary setting.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL
In-person on Thursdays only
Direct billing available

Deidre Corda

Deidre Corda

(she/her)
MA in Counselling Psychology, RP


Deidre is a Registered Psychotherapist who supports individuals and couples navigate a wide variety of life transitions and challenges including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and trauma.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Jennifer Servinis

Jennifer Servinis

(she/her)
LLB, MSW, RSW


Jennifer is a Registered Social Worker who supports individuals with relationship issues, parenting, stress/burnout, anxiety and challenging life transitions, including separation and divorce.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS
Direct billing available

Jessica Milette

Jessica Milette

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Jessica is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in grief and loss, burnout, caregiver support, life uncertainty and life transitions.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS
Direct billing available

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 IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

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 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

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

Rebekah Otim

Rebekah Otim

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Rebekah is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in unpacking identity, bi- and multi-racial experiences, spirituality, trauma, impacts of colonialism, alternative relationship structures and substance use.

PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

Sital Parmar

Sital Parmar

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Sital is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, life adjustments, and developing self-insight.

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 CURRENTLY FULL
Direct billing available

Tiina Aila Eldridge

Tiina Aila Eldridge

(she/her)
MSW, RSW


Tiina is a Registered Social Worker who supports individuals through anxiety, depression, burn out, positive body image, substance use, trauma, grief, loss and bereavement and life transitions.

PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS
Direct billing available

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 consultation 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.