Therapy is a process of discovery and personal growth. It is unique to every person. One of the most important features of good therapy is a strong, trusting relationship with a therapist, so choosing the right therapist is an important part of the process. We will work with you to find the right therapist based on your needs.
Aging can come with late-life problems that sometimes result in mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Personal stresses can include coping with physical health problems, caring for a spouse or a physical disability.
Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression are the leading cause of mental illness. Occurring separately, or together, they feel different for each of us. Anxiety can lead to avoidant behaviour, while depression can prompt withdrawal and loneliness.
Career transitions can be very stressful. Therapy can help you evaluate the benefits and costs of a career change or retirement, or explore ways to be more satisfied with a current career.
Grief & Loss
Grief is a natural response to any type of loss. However, it can feel unnatural, and bring a profound distress to one’s daily life. Grief can shatter pre- existing assumptions about ourselves, others, and our world.
Self-esteem is defined as how we see ourselves, and our sense of self worth. A low self-esteem can result from the way we view ourselves or, to a greater extent, how we see ourselves as of little importance in our own lives or the lives of others.
Sexuality & Intimacy
It can be distressful when you or your partner are affected by your sexual function or desire. It is also really difficult when you are having problems with intimacy within your relationship, and physical closeness prompts anxiety and awkwardness.
Trauma & PTSD
Traumatic events are experienced as shocking and threatening. They can be sudden, or ongoing ( as in the case of child abuse). In trauma we feel helpless and experience a lack of control in our current situation.
How to become a client
To send a confidential message, please fill out our contact form or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our administrative support team will contact you within one business day. Once we have assessed what your needs are we will connect you with a therapist that, we believe, is aligned with what you are looking for.
Do you offer me a choice of in-person or online sessions?
Yes. Most of our therapists work both online and in person. When we first talk with you we can help you understand the benefits of both kinds of session delivery, and align you with a therapist that works in your preferred way.
I’m nervous about talking to a stranger about my problems.
All of our therapists are registered social workers through the OCSWSSW. We are bound to explicit rules of confidentiality in Ontario through the Personal Health Information Act.
Our goal, as your therapist, is to develop a safe alliance with you, to hear you and to work to understand what you are going through. Good therapy requires clients to feel safe and heard. We understand that you may be a bit anxious as you get started with us, and will work hard to make you feel comfortable.
Can I afford this?
Our therapists charge a per session fee of between $120 and $150. Many extended health plans will cover some part of that, as social workers are included under most plans. We issue you a receipt after every session that can be used as a deduction on your annual income tax return.
Are the therapists at Turning Point qualified to provide counselling and therapy?
Our therapists are all registered social workers through the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. We all have graduate degrees in social work and years of specialized training, clinical supervision and experience. Cumulatively, among all our therapists, we have over 100 years of clinical experience!
Can I see a male or a female therapist, if I have a preference for one over the other?
In our first conversation with you we will ask you if you would prefer a male or female therapist. It is important that you align with your therapist as a safe person, who is easy to talk to. We do everything we can to facilitate that.
How can I continue working on myself, on my own?
We offer a blog and an e-newsletter that provides information, resources and tips on how to continue on your journey.
How therapy works
You’ve decided the time is now. You are ready to start psychotherapy, but you’re not sure where to start! You may have lots of questions, or you may not know what to ask. Taking those initial steps can feel overwhelming. We hear this all the time! It’s perfectly normal!