Sonya JF Barnett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Sliding Scale
Standard Rate
Currently Practicing
Online, Phone
Sonya JF Barnett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


(She/Her) What we carry with us is often burdened under the weight of shame. This can make it challenging to open up and talk about our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. One especially difficult aspect to discuss is sexuality. Whether it be about our sexual health, sexual relationships, or overall sexual well-being, the stigma attached to sex can often render us mute. Fear of embarrassment, judgement, or even reprisal often quashes our curiosity or need to manage this aspect of our lives, and sometimes it can be challenging to find someone to talk to about the most intimate details that are affecting our physical and mental health. I’m here to listen and to offer you space free from shame or judgement. Our lives can sometimes be filled pleasure and wonder, but they can also be filled with turmoil and pain. Problems can arise that lead to anxiety, depression, or other symptoms that affect daily living. My desire is to not only help you live, but to thrive. If your experiences around sex and intimacy have made life challenging, be comforted that there is hope. We’ll work together toward a path of healing that is creative, unique, and right for you. My journey toward becoming a sex therapist has been a long one, sown with valuable experiences and education, a mixture of the awful and the amazing. As such, I do not subscribe to pathologizing a person’s experiences. My passion lies with helping others safely navigate what is happening in their lives and work toward a healthy understanding of who they are. In our sessions, you will have permission to share, question, and learn while we collaborate on you becoming the best version of yourself. I have a Specialist degree in Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have also completed the Guelph Sex Therapy intensive program, and am a certified sexual health educator.

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Community Focus:
BIPOC, Kink Aware, LGBTQ+, Men, Non-Binary, Parents, Polyamorous, Sex Work Positive, Trans-Specific, Women
Anxiety, Body Image, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, Intimacy/Sex, Relationships, Self Esteem
ACT, Anti-Oppressive, Gottman Method, Mindfulness, Narrative, Sex Therapy, Solution Focused, Strengths Based
Languages Spoken:
* Available In-Person in Ontario
* Available Virtually (Online) in Ontario

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