Groups / Peers

Therapy Groups & Peer Support In Ontario

DBT Groups Available In Ontario

Hosted by Midtown DBT

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is one of the least affordable psychological treatments that is in the highest demand across Canada.  We want high quality DBT services to be more accessible and affordable.

There is evidence that DBT skills training alone is an effective treatment for a variety of mental health challenges.  Midtown DBT has expanded to offer 4 programs:

– DBT Skills for Adults (called DBT Foundations) 

– Multi-family DBT skills group for adolescents and parents

– LGBTQ+ Affirming DBT Skills group

– DBT Skills program for new parents

 Most groups are $40/session. 

For more information and registration details, please visit www.MidtownDBT.com or email intake@midtowndbt.com

Individual Peer Support

Jenn Soutar – Counsellor/Peer Supporter

(She/Her)

Hi, I’m Jenn! I am a white, cis-women, lesbian and survivor of addiction living with mental illness. As a trained counsellor and peer supporter, I fuse the two types of support to form a balance that works for you! My work includes trauma informed practices, anti-racism and anti-oppression allywork, and uses an intersectional feminst lens while focusing on the value in your lived experience and knowledge!

My practice specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • BPD related challenges
  • Emotional regulation
  • Developing coping strategies
  • Substance use/harm reduction
  • Family trauma/dynamics
  • Queer experiences

Free 30 minute consultations can be booked online at a time that works for you!
Sliding scale sessions range from $40-$60

To book visit: https://www.crazylike.me/book-with-me
Or reach out via email at crazylikejenn@gmail.com
Find me on Instagram at @crazy.like.jenn

Somatic (Body Movement) Psychotherapy Group

Somatic therapy is a form of “body-centered” therapeutic approach which focus on the physical responses which occur in the body due to Trauma, Anxiety or Depression. It’s helps people overcome symptoms tied to trauma it may allow someone to become “unstuck” in the fight, flight or freeze response by releasing pent- up energy and to better cope with difficult bodily sensations, supressed emotions and can bring you into the present moment.

The principles behind somatic therapy: The mind and body are connected, so whatever is felt in the mind is thought to also show up in the body.

Somatic therapy involves clients working on feeling physical sensations in the body that are tied to past traumatic events, rather than only thinking through the events and emotions that were felt. The purpose is to access the body memory of the event, not the story itself. We do this through movements, journaling, meditation and artwork.

When : Every Friday 7pm – 8:15pm EST

Where : Online via zoom

Who : Every one 18+ is welcome

Cost : $400 for 8 sessions

Learn Morehttps://www.thesoultalk.ca/flow-meditation/

 

Individual Peer Support

Jennifer Eaman – Peer Supporter

(She/Her)

I am a Black queer woman who is neurodivergent and a survivor of SA. I have been practicing peer support for 5 years. I ground my work in person-centered, trauma informed, collaborative, and anti-oppressive approaches. I encourage peers to define how our sessions will best support their needs.

  • QTBIPOC
  • Anxiety
  • Survivors of Abuse
  • Self Harm/Self Injury
  • Depression & Suicidality
  • Sex, Pleasure and Communication
  • Anti-Black Trauma
  • Resource Sharing
  • Body Image
  • Relationships
Reaching out for support can be intimidating and we deserve to be received with care! I appreciate every peer who chooses to share with me.
 

Sliding Scale: $20-$60 / hour – Free 30 min intake

Contact: jeaman.peer@gmail.com

 

Manage Your Stress And Anxiety Through Mindfulness

Hosted by Jodi Tingling, MSW, RSW

If you have been feeling an increase in stress and anxiety whether at work or in your personal life join us for a 6-Week online Psychoeducational group to manage your stress and anxiety through practical strategies to help reduce feelings of overwhelm and improve resilience.

Check the group here: https://www.creatingnewsteps.com/manage-your-stress-and-anxiety-through-mindfulness-group

I also invite you to join our live weekly mindfulness sessions FREE of charge to reduce your stress and anxiety, join us weekly here: https://www.creatingnewsteps.com/free-drop-in-mindfulness-session

Date: Fall 2022

Fees: $60 per week

Location: Online via Zoom

Contact: jodi@creatingnewsteps.com

Website: www.creatingnewsteps.com

 

That’s all we have for now!

Check back soon to see what new offerings we have coming up 🙂

– The Affordable Therapy Network