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How I Can Help You

It takes great strength to reach out for support
Stress Management

Stress Management

Stress can impact all aspects of life including sleep, diet, relationships and physical health.

Depression

Depression Treatment

Depression is amongst the most common mental health challenges faced by Canadians.

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety issues can severely impact daily life and can include panic, OCD, social anxiety and generalized anxiety.

Self Harm

Self-Harm

Self-harming typically begins in the teenage years and can continue on into adulthood.

Social Media & Technology Dependency Therapy

Social Media & Technology Dependency Therapy

There is a difference between balanced and unhealthy when our lives are affected by the emotional, social and psychological impact of our technology use.

Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

It is important for couples at all stages of relationships to learn healthy strategies for working through conflicts.

Family Adjustment Therapy

Family Adjustment Therapy

When families change, it is important to maintain healthy relationships and boundaries to help all members of the family adjust.

Self Esteem & Bullying Counselling

Self-Esteem & Bullying Counselling

Building self-esteem in young people is the best protector against future challenges in relationships, school, work, and mental health.

Children & Youth Therapy

Children & Youth Therapy

Being creative in your approach to therapy allows people of all ages to engage in the process of developing emotional intelligence.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Traumatic experiences left unprocessed can continue to negatively impact your well-being for many years.

Pregnancy/Postpartum Therapy

Pregnancy & Postpartum Therapy

Up to 15% of Canadian women struggle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse & Addictions

Using substances as a way to cope with everyday challenges puts people at risk for developing severe addiction issues.

Gaming Disorder Treatment

Gaming Disorder Treatment

Gaming Disorder occurs when someone is preoccupied with their games despite negative consequences in their school/work, relationships, sleep, nutrition, etc.

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Call or email for a free consultation
647-957-7839    meagan.y.wachtel@gmail.com

Psychotherapy Services

Providing a comfortable and safe environment where we will work together to achieve your goals
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Narrative Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Art Therapy
Play Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Trauma Therapy
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness Therapy
Strength-based Therapy
Feedback-Informed Therapy
Assessment
Free Consultation
Child, Adolescent and Family Services
Family and Parent Education
Online Video Therapy

Many people struggle to cope when change happens. Reaching out for support is a great way to strengthen your ability to handle change, stress and emotional challenges. I am a registered psychotherapist specializing in working with families, individuals, children, youth and couples. I work with my clients to strengthen and build coping & life skills. I also work with clients to help them process difficult experiences - moving forward towards a healthier and more productive life. I look at clients as the experts in their own lives and use my clinical skills to empower each individual to make positive changes. My role is to support, guide, educate and facilitate healing; and I welcome the opportunity to help you.

Call or email for a free consultation
647-957-7839    meagan.y.wachtel@gmail.com

Meagan Wachtel

Registered Psychotherapist and
Canadian Certified Counsellor

I earned my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from OISE at the University of Toronto. I now work as an RP with children, teens, couples and families. In my practice I follow the principles of Integrative Psychotherapy which uses therapy techniques from different approaches and develops treatments that fit the unique needs of each client. I am especially interested in working with young families in offering support and education for both children and parents. I have been working in private practice and organizations as an RP since 2012.

Rachel Hundert

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and
Canadian Certified Counsellor

I am an experienced counsellor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health and addiction field. I empower individuals to overcome personal adversities to help improve their quality of life. I work from an anti-oppressive lens and commit to creating a therapy plan that is designed to meet each person’s unique needs, strengths and challenges. Using evidence-based interventions, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and emotion-focused therapy, I have been helping individuals achieve their goals and begin their journey to recovery. I am a Qualifying Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. My areas of expertise include addiction, concurrent disorders, anxiety, depression, caregiver burnout, communication issues, implementing healthy boundaries, healthy relationships, social phobias, stress, trauma, and women-centered issues.

Alex Canzonieri

Registered Psychotherapist and
Canadian Certified Counsellor

I completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto in 2015, specializing in Psychology and minoring in Buddhism, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Western University in 2018. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). During my academic years, I was actively involved with my community by providing psychosocial support to adult populations who have experienced difficulties with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, significant loss and transitions, as well as childhood sexual trauma and recent trauma. Working with individuals who seek change ignited my passion to support clients find their inner strengths and resources in pursuit of identifying the barriers that impede the process of change. Using a client-centred and trauma-informed approach, I work collaboratively with clients in pursuit of fostering change and achieving their goals. My psychotherapeutic practice utilizes techniques from different therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Marlee Harendorf

Registered Social Worker

I am an experienced social worker who specializes in the field of mental health, addictions and related concerns. I provide warm, non-judgemental therapy to adolescents and adults with the belief that individuals are inherently resilient and can overcome personal adversities. Using a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, I am committed to supporting and working collaboratively with individuals to develop a therapeutic plan that is designed to meet their needs and goals. Our work together will combine a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and others. My areas of focus and passions include substance and behavioural addictions, concurrent mental health issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, and emotional regulation. My qualification include a Master’s of Social Work degree, registered with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers and Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist - in training with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Lastly, I have experience working with individuals who live with an acquired or traumatic brain injury. I welcome the opportunity to begin supporting you along your journey of wellness and invite you to contact me to discuss any questions or concerns.

Questions & Concerns

Therapy is very individualized. Typically a person can begin to make positive changes in their life after just a few sessions. Together, we would determine a set of goals in which we work towards. The length of time in therapy is dependent on these personal goals and progress. In general, short term therapy (or brief counselling) is considered to be between 6-12 sessions. Long term therapy work is typically ongoing.

In Canada, any person with the capacity to consent (even under age 16) is able to consent for their own psychotherapy treatment. If a child is unable to consent for his or her self, parental consent is required. Regardless, it is often meaningful to have parents/guardians support a child's therapeutic work. As such, I encourage parents/guardians to attend the first session in order to participate in the consent process. Following consent, based on the child’s comfort, I will often ask the parents/guardians to step out of the room during the therapy sessions. This is to create safety and trust with each child and youth client. Parents/guardians are often invited back in at the end of sessions so that the child or youth may share what they did in session.