Mihaela Dirlea
MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Sliding Scale
Standard Rate
Currently Practicing
In Person, Online
Mihaela Dirlea
MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Psychotherapist


I offer virtual counselling, psychotherapy and mindfulness training services. I specialize in working with adults and young adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and burnout, as well as with cancer survivors or their family members. My goal is to help my clients overcome challenges, find meaning and live life gracefully.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” David Richo.

I have supported individuals at The Princess Margaret, Wellspring, CAMH, Salvation Army, START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders who were facing cancer, trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety, psychosis, isolation, suicidal ideation, etc. My approach is based on EMDR, Mindfulness, Radical Acceptance, Self Compassion, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Strength-based and Emotion-focused modalities.

Mindfulness is an integral part of my personal and professional practice. I have attended many retreats and classes since 2010 and have received my qualification of mindfulness instructor from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies / University of Toronto. I have been leading mindfulness programs at the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Central LHIN, Mindfulness in Public Safety, the Law Union of Ontario and in private practice over the last several years.

I approach my sessions with non-judgment, sensibility and collaboration. I strongly believe that therapy should be affordable and accessible to everyone. I invite you to contact me to discuss your needs and goals in counselling. I offer a free 15 min phone call to help us get a sense of how well we can work together. LGBTQIIA+ BIPOC warmly welcome. Contact: 647 865 8955 | miha.dirlea@hotmail.ca

Telephone - 647-865-8955
Community Focus:
Women, BIPOC, Disability, Kink Aware, LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent, New To Canada, Non-Binary, Parents, Polyamorous, Sex Work Positive, Spiritual
Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Anger, Bipolar, Body Image, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, C-PTSD, Childhood Abuse, Chronic Illness, Codependence, Depression, Eating Issues, Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, Intimacy/Sex, OCD, Phobias, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Trauma
Mindfulness, Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Focused, CBT, EMDR, IFS, Inner Child Work, Narrative, Solution Focused, Strengths Based, Trauma Informed
Languages Spoken:
English, Romanian
* Available In-Person in Ontario
* Available Virtually (Online) in Ontario

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