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.
Individual Peer Support
Jenn Soutar – Counsellor/Peer Supporter
My practice specializes in:
- 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/
Or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find me on Instagram at @crazy.like.jenn
QUEER PEERS – Peer Support Group
Somatic (Body Movement) Psychotherapy Group
Hosted by Arthi Bala, RP (Qualifying)
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 More : https://www.thesoultalk.ca/flow-meditation/
Hosted by Wallis and Saini Psychotherapy Practice
We offer a number of one-time workshops on a variety of subjects. The cost of each workshop is $20. Below you will find a list of our upcoming workshops.
Click on the titles to learn more!
In this workshop we will explore the blame/blame/shame game couples play. Participants will learn how they can work together with their partner to create a secure base. This workshop will be held online on May 11th at 7pm.
In this workshop you will learn to develop a greater sense of peace and well being by changing your relationship with your thoughts and feelings through mindfulness. This workshop will be held online on May 13th at 7pm.
This workshop will help you discover the roots of our trauma and build a relationship with it. This workshop will be held online on May 19th at 7pm.
In this workshop you will learn about tools to cope with and work through moments of anxiety. This workshop will be held online on May 27th at 7pm.
This workshop is designed to support individuals who are experiencing grief and to provide information, tools, and strategies. This workshop will be held online on May 31st at 7pm.
This workshop is ideal for parents and caregivers looking to gain a better knowledge and understanding of attachment parenting. This workshop will be held online on June 6th at 5pm.
Movement Meditation uses the art form of movement as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. This workshop will be held online on June 16th at 7pm.
Individual Peer Support
Jennifer Eaman – Peer Supporter
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.
- Survivors of Abuse
- Self Harm/Self Injury
- Depression & Suicidality
- Sex, Pleasure and Communication
- Anti-Black Trauma
- Resource Sharing
- Body Image
Sliding Scale: $20-$60 / hour – Free 30 min intake
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 More : https://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 email@example.com
That’s all we have for now!
Check back soon to see what new offerings we have coming up 🙂
– The Affordable Therapy Network