Ontario

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 currently facilitates groups on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 7:30pm at the cost of $40/session.  This group is for individuals 18 years of age and older.

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

Mindfulness Group for Adolescents/Teens

Hosted by Arthi Bala, RP (Qualifying)

Do you worry a lot about school, making friends, about what others think of you or is the drama of life consuming you? You’re not alone—everyone experiences worries, anxiety, and stress.

The gentle art of noticing your thoughts and feelings without judging yourself or others is one way to describe Mindfulness.

Participants engage in fun and creative activities that:

  • Promote connection and artistic expression through art , play & movement
  • Provide an opportunity to explore one’s identity, emotions, and purpose through connecting with others who are going through similar experiences, so they don’t feel alone
  • Create a safe space where they feel valued , heard, and not judged
  • Introduced the concept of values around friends, family, sex, body image, drugs.
  • We generate initial thoughts about each participant’s valued direction in life. Values will be revisited later in the sessions and explored at greater depth
  • Mindfulness activities like breathwork , meditation, journaling that help to disconnect from unhelpful patterns , allowing to embrace the present and the possibility of dealing with anxiety , sadness, and stress

Our groups provide an opportunity for pre-teens & teens to learn within a safe, comfortable, and fun environment, surrounded by others experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

The group meets weekly for eight weeks and is run in a welcoming and supportive environment.

When: Every Thur: 5pm -6pm EST

Start Date : May 20th 2021

Where : Online Via zoom

Who : Adolescents

Cost : $400 for 8 sessions – covered by most insurance plans

Learn Morehttps://www.thesoultalk.ca

Online Stress Reduction Group in Ontario

Reducing your stress can be difficult to achieve on your own. This four-week stress reduction program can help. It teaches you how to:

  • Assess your stress and learn how it manifests in your body
  • Live mindfully by using mindful based stress reduction techniques 
  • Incorporate practical strategies in your everyday life to reduce your stress
  • Live a balanced life by choosing yourself first and setting you up to succeed

This group will be running Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings at 6:30pm for 90 minute sessions. Each session costs $40 with a commitment to the 4-week cohort. This group is for individuals 18 years of age and older. 

For more information and or to enroll in the upcoming group please visit: https://creatingnewsteps.com/stress-reduction-course/ or contact Jodi directly at jodi@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