Online Single-Session Counselling

60 minutes / $60

During the COVID-19 outbreak some of the counsellors in our community of practice are offering low-cost single-sessions. A single-session of counselling can help you express your fears and worries, get some perspective on what you’re feeling and tap into your existing strengths and resilience.

There are so many issues and challenges arising as we practice physical distancing and watch our careers, relationships and finances shift dramatically. This is an opportunity to connect with a counsellor and get some support around mental health challenges you might be experiencing in the moment.

If you would like to meet with a counsellor for an online single-session, please reach out to them directly at the email address listed in their profile. They can answer your questions and will set up a mutually convenient time for you to meet online.

Naszrin Arghoshi

Naszrin Arghoshi

MSW, RSW

Naszrin is a Registered Social Worker and is experienced in supporting people with impacts of trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, violence and self-criticism. She has worked with individuals from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Naszrin believes that therapy is a collaborative process and aims to create a non-judgmental space that highlights your strengths and promotes self-awareness, reflection and growth.

To make an appointment to see Naszrin, please contact her at naszrinarghoshimsw@gmail.com

Colleen Boehme

Colleen Boehme

MSW, RSW

Colleen is a Registered Social Worker who approaches support through honouring strengths and resiliency. Her practice is rooted in a compassionate, collaborative, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and trauma-informed framework. Colleen specializes in supporting individuals coping with impacts of trauma, anxiety, stress management, burnout and self-criticism.

To make an appointment to see Colleen, please contact her at colleenboehmemsw@gmail.com

Heidi Cho

Heidi Cho

MSW, RSW

Heidi is a queer-identified Registered Social Worker who has been working in community social services supporting individuals navigating complex mental health issues for many years. Her areas of expertise include supporting people navigating depression, anxiety, grief, suicidality, PTSD, sexuality, gender identity, race/racism, childhood trauma, violence and substance use.

To make an appointment to see Heidi, please contact her at heidicho.therapy@gmail.com

Allison Elliot

Allison Elliot

MSW, RSW

Allison will work with you to identify issues that may be generating feelings of anxiety, sadness, conflict or grief. Using CBT techniques, unhelpful thoughts and ideas will be identified, and more effective and helpful perspectives will be generated. CBT is a short term, solution-focused therapy which lends itself well to single session therapy, and can lead to improved coping and daily functioning.

To make an appointment to see Allison, please contact her at allisonmargaretelliott@gmail.com

Justin Goddard

Justin Goddard

MA, RP

Although many mental health challenges benefit from longer-term therapy, Justin believes that limited-time counselling can be useful for those navigating newer or acute challenges, or challenges that are less entwined with our day-to-day lives. Justin uses ideas from narrative therapy and solutions-focused therapy to help his clients examine their relationships with here-and-now distress, and to explore the skills, strengths, and resources that have been useful during similar challenges in the past. By leveraging the skills, strengths, and resources his clients already possess, Justin believes that most clients can shift their relationships with distress and start feeling like they’re headed in the right direction again.

To make an appointment to see Justin, please contact him at justingoddard@me.com

Hailey Goldberg

Hailey Goldberg

MSW, RSW

Hailey is a Registered Social Worker who is passionate about mental health and working with others to help achieve wellness. She is an experienced counsellor who has helped individuals work through a wide range of mental health challenges, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, as well as self-harming behaviours/suicidal ideation. She completed her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Windsor and holds an Honours BA in Psychology from York University. Hailey is trained in the use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; and adopts an individualized, collaborative approach to recovery. 

To make an appointment to see Hailey, please contact her at hailey@hrgcounselling.org

Clare Karasik

Clare Karasik

MSW, RSW

Clare is a Registered Social Worker whose practice is LGBTQ2S+ positive, welcomes diversity, and is deeply rooted in feminist and anti-oppressive principles.  Clare can offer support through single session counselling in the areas of developing coping strategies, increasing a sense of connection, challenging negative thoughts, easing difficult emotions, and making small changes that may increase a sense of control through this difficult time.

To make an appointment to see Clare, please contact her at clarekarasikmsw@gmail.com

Julia Kundakci

Julia Kundakci

MSW, RSW

Julia works from an anti-oppressive and trauma informed framework. She will support you in safely exploring thoughts, feelings, and/or bodily sensations that arise in the face of these challenging and uncertain times. She will work with you to cultivate somatic awareness of the impact of your present experience, identify practical and emotional needs, discover creative resources, and explore opportunities for meaningful connection with self, others, and the world. 

To make an appointment to see Julia, please contact her at juliakundakci@gmail.com

Diviya Lewis

Diviya Lewis

MA, RP

During this time, there might be many different emotions you are experiencing, both from current stressors, and from your past, and it likely feels quite overwhelming. Diviya will work with you to acknowledge and gain clarity on your experience, while developing tools to support you through this unique and challenging time. In your session with her, she will invite you to explore your own resources, potentially through your bodily sensed awareness, she will bring curiosity to the different parts of your experience, and work with you to come up with tangible solutions to implement in your life now to navigate your situation. 

To make an appointment to see Diviya, please contact her at diviyalewis.psychotherapy@protonmail.com

Anjana Magapu

Anjana Magapu

MSW, RSW

Anjana is a Registered Social Worker with extensive experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, loss, self-esteem, adjustment and mood symptoms following life changes. Anjana places emphasis on mindfulness, and self-compassion, helping people develop a positive sense of self while enhancing their existing innate capacities. Anjana works from a multimodal approach focused on individual strengths, and collaborates with her clients on a journey of exploration to find healthy and positive perceptions of themselves.

To make an appointment to see Anjana, please contact her at anjanamag@gmail.com

Taïna Mayberry

Taïna Mayberry

MSW, RSW

Taïna  is a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with a focus on collaborative problem solving, self-compassion and self-care. Experience includes work with, and on behalf of, LGBTQ2S+ youth and families, Black womxn accessing Afrocentric mental health supports and those looking to develop life skills.

To make an appointment to see Taïna, please contact her at tmayberry.therapy@gmail.com

Brendan McLarty

Brendan McLarty

MSW, RSW

Brendan will work with you in a single session to come up with tangible solutions for the problems that you are currently experiencing as a result of COVID-19. He will draw on his expertise as a social worker to provide you with resources and skills to cope more effectively with stress, isolation, or low mood.

To make an appointment to see Brendan, please contact him at mclartycounselling@gmail.com

Becca Pearl

Becca Pearl

Med, RP

Becca will use a trauma and resilience framework to understand how you’re coping with our current moment of collective crisis. It makes sense that you might be finding old coping patterns are returning or intensifying. Becca will bring a body-oriented approach to learning about the impact of your experience, what you need, and what resources you have within to get you though.

To make an appointment to see Becca, please contact her at beccapearl.psychotherapy@gmail.com