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? Call us – we’re happy to help.

You can also email us to get support in connecting with a counsellor.

    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 IS OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS

    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 CURRENTLY FULL

    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

    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 CURRENTLY FULL

    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

    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

    Tiina Aila Eldridge

    Tiina Aila Eldridge

    (she/her)
    MSW, RSW


    Tiina is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting female identified folks with harm reduction, dating, relationships, anxiety, and depression.

    PRACTICE CURRENTLY FULL

    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.