Online / Telephone Counselling and Psychotherapy
for Individuals and Couples

Welcome to Yukon Counselling and Psychotherapy

Aware of the need for increased access to mental health services for Yukon residents, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx as the Hon. Jeanie McLean communicated in the Government of Yukon's 2021 LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion Plan, we officially launched our online / electronic-based counselling and psychotherapy practice (i.e., online video or telephone services only) in October 2021.

As of 3 January 2023, Allison is offering in-person services at our Whitehorse office (407 Black Street, 2nd Floor, Whitehorse - in the Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga studio).

In addition to Allison, all other clinicians are based in Ontario and offer access to online / telephone mental health services.

Through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens, we offer individual therapy for issues related to anxiety and depression, gender and sexuality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and trauma in addition to couples therapy.

All Yukon residents seeking positive change are welcome and encouraged to get in touch with us by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+1-867-687-3463).

Are you a mental health professional seeking in-person employment opportunities in the Yukon? Get in touch with Adam ([email protected]). Click to view Current Employment Opportunities here.

Clinic Location (Starting 3 January 2023)

407 Black Street, 2nd Floor
(In the Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga studio)
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2N2

Reach Out to Us

Please note that we are not a crisis service. If you are in crisis or in need of immediate attention, contact your local emergency call centre (911) or Crisis Services Canada:


Website: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca

Telephone: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7/365)

Text: Send a text to 45645 (4pm - midnight, Eastern Standard Time); Standard Text Messaging Rates Apply

Our Services

  • Individual and Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)

Our Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour Management
  • Body Image
  • Career Counselling for Educators
  • Coping Skills and Strategies
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Eating Disorders
  • Educational Issues
  • Frustration
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Transition
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Separation Divorce
  • Sexuality (LGBTQQ2S+)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues

Your First Session

Your first session can take anywhere between 50 - 80 minutes. During this session, you and your clinician will discuss your presenting concerns (i.e., why have you reached out for counselling services), your background (e.g., family, medical, social, etc.), gain a general understanding of what you seek from counselling, and identify how our services might support your process. You and your clinician will decide on how frequently you will meet (e.g., once or twice a week at 50 or 80 minutes), which can change as necessary.

Interested in scheduling your intake session? Scroll down to view our clinician's biographies. Those clinicians who are not accepting new patients have a notice under their headshot in red. Once you have identified an available clinician you would like to work with, click “Book a Session” and you will be redirected to our online scheduling system (https://oab.owlpractice.ca/cwcp/booking) and follow the prompts. Once you register your appointment through our online scheduling system, you will receive an automated email asking you to select a link to verify your email address. Please check your spam / promotions folder for this automated email.

Service fees are covered by extended health programs if you are covered for psychotherapy, psychology, or social work (MSW / RSW). Please review your extended health policy to identify if you have coverage for a psychotherapist, psychologist, or social worker (RSW/MSW) and speak with your clinician about this during your first appointment.

Cancellation Policy

When you book a session, your clinician reserves their time for you. In the event that you will be unable to keep an appointment, please notify your clinician at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may utilize the time. Similarly, when your clinician is unable to keep the appointment with you, they will give you more than a 24-hour notice and rebook to another date and time.

In the case whereby you are unable to provide 24-hour cancellation notice (e.g., you cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment [i.e. the same day] or do not show up for a scheduled appointment), unless for emergency reasons (e.g., medical or family emergencies), you will be charged the fee for your session and payment will be required at your next scheduled session.

Note: Employee Assistance Programs and other insurance-based programs will not reimburse you, the client, for missed appointment costs.

Allison Paré Fraser (she/her)

Clinical Counsellor

About Allison

Having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Concordia University in 2013, a Diploma in Addiction Care Work from McMasters University in 2017, and a Master of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2022, I am currently awaiting my Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, I have traveled and lived in different parts of Canada, which has given me the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and learn the value of meeting each and every individual where they are at.

I practice from a humanistic, person centered model and draw from a variety of modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based CBT, and Somatic Experiencing. I have experience working within the age range of 13 years - 85 years with presenting issues including addiction, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), depression, domestic / family violence, general trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Allison's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Allison currently offers online/telephone sessions only.

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Allison

Speaks English

Adam Terpstra (he/him)

Clinic Director, RSW, RP

About Adam

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Victoria in 2009, a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences from University of Victoria in 2013, and a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016 from University of Toronto. I am an Ontario Registered Social Worker (RSW), an Ontario Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (cert)OAMHP, a registered teacher in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Yukon Territory, and a voluntary member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).

Born and raised in Prince Edward County, Ontario, I have lived in the Yukon (Dawson City) and other mid-to-large cities across Canada (Calgary, Toronto, and Victoria) working with a variety of populations ranging from hard-to-reach inner city clients, adult survivors of childhood trauma, residential school survivors, and the LGBTQQ2S+ community, which has fostered a sincere understanding of the various daily life challenges and struggles.

Practicing from a collaborative therapeutic model, drawing from such modalities as Attachment Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, and Schema Therapy, the focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 21 - 85 with presenting issues relating to attachment trauma, depression and general anxiety, childhood physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and gender/sexuality-related issues.

Reach Out to Adam

Speaks English

Court Campbell (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Court

I received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from York University (2019) and hold a Master of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto (2021). I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist and am currently a member of both the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

Prior to my current clinical work, I spent time providing frontline counselling to individuals who were battling addictions, experiencing homelessness, and overcoming the effects of trauma. My clinical training has granted me the opportunity to assist clients from diverse backgrounds who present with unique challenges—allowing me to remain flexible while we collaboratively customize the therapeutic process and the skills and tools necessary to meet your individualized treatment goals.

I operate from a strengths-based, anti-oppressive, and anti-colonialist lens to psychotherapy that is growth-oriented and non-pathologizing. Grounded in Psychodynamic theory and drawing from such therapeutic modalities as Internal Family Systems and Emotion-Focused Therapy, my clinical orientation holds the therapeutic relationship as the key element within the change process. To ensure the cultivation of a strong relational dynamic, I offer a safe therapeutic environment that is founded upon empathy, transparency, and genuine compassion while I accompany you on your subjective journey toward self-discovery, psychological clarity, and personal betterment.

Court's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Court offers online/telephone sessions only

Not Accepting New Patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Court

Speaks English

Jabari Jordan (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Jabari

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Bishop’s University in 2008, a Master’s of Philosophy from University of Illinois in 2016, and a Master’s of Psychology from Adler Professional Graduate School in 2022. I am in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO, registration number 13005).

I have experience working with teenagers and adults presenting a variety of mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My down-to-earth and culturally competent approach is informed by 12-years experience teaching overseas.

My primary aim is to foster a safe and non-judgmental space for you to feel heard and understood. With appreciation for the complexity of life, I integrate different therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Regulation Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to ensure the best fit for your therapeutic needs.

Jabari's Rates

Note: At this time, Jabari offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Jabari

Speaks English

Maria Aurora Zimmerling (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Maria

I graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Law. Upon graduation, I worked in the field of leadership development alongside Organizational Psychologists for over 20 years. In 2009 I decided to follow my passion for the human spirit's capacity for healing and wisdom, and began training as a Psychotherapist focusing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and working with anxiety and depression.

As a Psychotherapist I draw on many modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and spiritual/existential psychotherapy to help individuals identify limiting beliefs and outmoded coping mechanisms. In this way, my aim is to assist clients become more self-aware and understanding how their thoughts/emotions can be managed so that they can build richer, more rewarding lives.

I believe we all have coping abilities that have helped us to get to where we are now. Sometimes assistance is needed to develop these abilities so we can move forward in our lives joyfully. In a safe and confidential environment, I help clients share their story. I have worked with anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship issues, stress management, and helping individuals get back to gainful employment after a setback.

Maria's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Maria offers online/telephone sessions only

Not Accepting New Patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Maria

Speaks English and Italian

Marian Moon (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Marian

Upon completing Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and Bachelor of Education degrees at Queen’s University I embarked on a career as a secondary school teacher at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute where I taught for 30 years before retiring in June 2021. In preparation for a new adventure, I completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) degree with Yorkville University in July 2020.

I am a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO; 009729) and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT; 197440). I am also a general member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP; 5711-G), a non-certified professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA; 10003707), and an Active Retired Member (ARM) of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF; 64357).

Working with a wide range of individuals and couples, my goal is to assist those who are struggling with the paralyzing effects of trauma, fear, loneliness, and uncertainty. While utilizing an integrated approach, I draw upon Internal Family Systems and Schema Therapy therapeutic models in pursuit of assisting individuals move toward a brighter, more optimistic future.

Marian's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Marian offers online/telephone sessions only

Marian is currently not accepting new patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Marian

Speaks English

Mitchell Manicone (he/him)

Registered Social Worker

About Mitchell

Having completed a Bachelor of Social Work from Western University in 2014 and a Master of Social Work in 2022, I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OSWSSW #824677) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

As a queer identified man, it is important for me to connect with and serve my community in a meaningful way. Over the past 4 years, I have worked in the field of addiction and related counselling providing individual and group-based counselling services tailored toward LGBTQ2S+ folks, concurrent disorders, and trauma.

Practicing from a client-centered perspective, I utilize therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing practices for change. My clinical experience has been primarily directed toward folks aged 20-75 with presenting issues relating to Gender / Sexuality- related issues, Issues related to masculinity, Men who have sex with men (MSM) that engage in Chemsex / Party and Play (PnP), PTSD / Trauma, and Substance use disorder / Addiction.

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) require an initial 80-minute consultation session and 80-minutes for writing the report. If Mitchell identifies only one 80-minute consultation as necessary in order to complete the report, a payment of $240 will be required at the end of the initial 80-minute consultation session and she will produce the secondary assessment report within 2 weeks following the initial 80-minute consultation session. Payment can be made through cash, credit card, debit, or eTransfer.

If Mitchell identifies further sessions are necessary and you agree to meet for those sessions, an additional $80 will be added for every 50-minute session to the base amount of $240. If you decide to postpone further appointments, you will only be required to pay $120 at the conclusion of the initial consultation session understanding that Mitchell will not create any secondary assessment report until future appointments are scheduled and the full fee is paid.

Note: If you have extended health benefits, you will be able to submit the receipt for this service to your provider for reimbursement if you are covered for psychological services.

Mitchell's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Mitchell offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Mitchell

Speaks English

Nicole McKinnon (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Nicole McKinnon

Having graduated in 2018 from University of Victoria with a bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care and in 2021 from Yorkville University with a master of arts in Counselling Psychology, I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and a Registered Early Childhood Educator in Manitoba and British Columbia.

I have been a frontline worker with children, families, and youth throughout Canada since 2014 and have worked with a diverse client population. This experience has afforded me extensive training and understanding of issues related to childhood trauma, military community, and at-risk youth.

In my clinical work, I am passionate about providing an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Practicing from a person-centred approach, my primary therapeutic modalities include Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and strengths-based approaches.

Nicole's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Nicole offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Nicole

Speaks English

Sandra Cesario (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Sandra

Having graduated from York University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and from The CREATE Institute in 1998, I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and have been utilizing a humanistic, person-centred approach, incorporating evidence-based techniques, expressive arts, and mindfulness modalities into my work for over 20 years.

I have a passion for expressive arts and meaningful community involvement and have had the opportunity to make positive connections with marginalized individuals and communities using a trauma-informed lens, inviting individual and community art participation and reflection in addition to providing mental health support.

My experience includes working with complex mental health conditions, grief and loss, self-care, in addition to trauma and resiliency. I incorporate eclectic psychotherapy techniques including a strengths-based perspective and solution-focused emphasis to meet individual goals. I have facilitated women’s groups and groups that supported healthy relationships, positive self-image and sexuality for individuals with ASD encouraging inclusion, access to information and resources. My experience has also involved providing support to families which have been impacted by a family member’s complex mental health needs.

Autism Assessments

In consultation and collaboration with a Clinical Psychologist, Sandra is available to conduct autism assessments which require an initial 110-minute consultation session and a subsequent 50-minute session to discuss the report summary. The cost for this full assessment is $2,000 and payment is due at the conclusion of the initial 110-minute consultation session. Payment can be made through cash, credit card, debit, or eTransfer.

Note: If you have extended health benefits, you will be able to submit the receipt for this service to your provider for reimbursement if you are covered for psychological services.

To schedule an autism assessment with Sandra, visit our online scheduling system, select Sandra, select "Autism Assessment", ensure you select "Church Wellesley Counselling and Psychotherapy" as the location, and follow the prompts.

If you have any questions, do get in touch: [email protected]

Sandra's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Sandra offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Sandra

Speaks English

Sean Middleton (he/him)

Registered Social Worker

About Sean

I graduated from the University of Toronto’s Master’s of Social Work program in 2021 and am a Registered Social Worker (836822) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

In support of individuals dealing with anxiety, dependencies on substance use and gaming, depression, sex and sexuality issues, and trauma, it is my hope that we will foster a warm, secure, and collaborative relationship that will promote curiosity, compassion, and courage in the exploration of your thoughts, emotions, and ultimately your whole self. Striving for an Anti-Oppressive practice informed by anti-colonialism, anti-racism, harm reduction, and intersectional feminism, I draw on interventions from Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) while I continue to further develop my therapeutic modalities in my ongoing professional development.

Growing up in downtown Toronto, I have worked with LGBTQ2S+ people here and in the York region in both individual and group-based capacities. It has been a privilege to live and work with the diverse population of Toronto and it would be an honour to be with you on your journey of health, healing, and ease of well-being.

Sean's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Sean offers online/telephone sessions only

Sean is currently not accepting new patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Sean

Speaks English

Willa McCaffrey‑Noviss (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Willa

I completed my Master’s of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2022 and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from Mount Allison University in 2017. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

I work with individuals, couples, and polyamorous constellations of all genders and sexualities to foster and support relational satisfaction. At the heart of my therapeutic philosophy is a fundamental belief in the powerful impact of therapy to help people heal and grow. I see potential in every human being and believe that having ones’ stories and challenges met with deep listening and warmth empathy allows us to better access this potential.

Having worked in mental health care across Canada as well as internationally, I have witnessed varying and nuanced ways in which people are affected by socioeconomic circumstances. I have specifically worked in the areas of aging, dying, and terminal illnesses; addiction; anxiety; Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); depression; relationship changes; sexual assault; and trauma recovery. My clinical orientation includes Internal Family Systems, Emotion Focused Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Psychodynamic. I will meet you with curiosity and openness to understanding what has been going on in your life and use these modalities as tools to individualize therapy for you.

Willa's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Willa offers online/telephone sessions only

Not Accepting New Patients

* As determined by the client's financial abilities and discussed during the intake session.

Important note regarding patients who make sliding scale arrangements:
All session payments for sliding scale appointments are by eTransfer and sent at the same time you schedule each appointment. Please send all eTransfers to [email protected] noting my name and your session date and time. If payment is not received within 24 hours of scheduling, the appointment will be cancelled. Please contact our Clinic Director, Adam Terpstra ([email protected]), with any questions.

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Willa

Speaks English

Student Clinicians

From April 2022 to December 2022, Bruce, our student clinician enrolled in a master's level counselling program, will be offering sliding scale counselling services. Individual intake sessions (80 minutes) are $80 and subsequent 50 minute session rates range from $80 to $130, as determined by the client's financial abilities and discussed during the intake session.

To learn more about Bruce, scroll down to view their profile. Interested in arranging an intake session? Scroll below Bruce's professional profile and select the "Request Intake Session" link which will take you to our student services request form.

For additional information, get in touch with Bruce by email: [email protected]. Alternatively, send general inquiries to our email ([email protected]) or phone at 867-687-3463.

Note: In support of professional development, all sessions with Bruce are audio and/or video recorded with strictest adherence to confidentiality, which will be discussed during the intake session.

Bruce Dow (he/him; they/them [non-binary])

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Master's Level Student Clinician

About Bruce

Currently, working toward the completion of a Master of Pastoral Studies, Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care Emphasis, at Knox College, the University of Toronto, I will soon be applying for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and am currently a student member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of British Columbia and have worked professionally in the performing arts for the past 35 years. The performing arts are a microcosm of the human condition and throughout my career in the theatre, my work delved deep into a variety of human experiences.

I am known for my work in artist activism for social awareness of Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Gender Identity, 2SLGBTQIA+, and Childhood Trauma. As per emotional and physical safety in the performing arts, I am a member of outACTRAto, supporting safety for 2SLGBTQIA+ actors in the Canadian Film/TV industry; and the Association of Acting Coaches and Educators (AACE).

Working collaboratively with clients, I aim to develop my clinical skills through the use of techniques based in Client Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFS), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Trauma Related Dissociation models, while incorporating elements of Existential Therapy, Jungian Analysis, and Spiritual Direction where applicable. I hope to work with a variety of age ranges, individuals and couples, with presenting issues related to anxiety and depression; career related anxiety and trauma; childhood emotional, narcissistic, physical, and sexual trauma(s); gender / sexuality related issues; and multi-faith / religious / spiritual wound(s).

Bruce's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Bruce offers online/telephone sessions only

Not Accepting New Patients

* As determined by the client's financial abilities and discussed during the intake session.

Important note regarding patients who make sliding scale arrangements:
All session payments for sliding scale appointments are by eTransfer and sent at the same time you schedule each appointment. Please send all eTransfers to [email protected] noting my name and your session date and time. If payment is not received within 24 hours of scheduling, the appointment will be cancelled. Please contact our Clinic Director, Adam Terpstra ([email protected]), with any questions.

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Bruce

Speaks English

Rachel Warner (she/her)

Master's Level Student Clinician

About Rachel

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Business from the University of Waterloo in 2017 and am currently completing my Master of Arts in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. Upon graduation, I will be applying for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).

In my therapeutic work, I strive to create a collaborative relationship with clients where we can explore behaviours, feelings, and thoughts in pursuit of identifying creative solutions for improving quality of life.

Drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Queer Therapy, and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, I hope to work with clients of all ages with presenting concerns related to anxiety and depression, body issues, career challenges, gender and sexuality related issues, religious wounds, self-esteem issues, and societal pressures.

Rachel's Services

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Services offered through our registered charity Bridging With Support

Reach Out to Rachel

Speaks English

Samer Lazkani (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Master's Level Student Clinician

About Samer

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Toronto Scarborough in 2017 and am currently completing a Master of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Growing up and working in multicultural cities the Middle East and Canada, I worked with individuals from a variety of walks of life. I have volunteered in several organization that supported various populations including Toronto Distress Centres and YMCA’s Newcomer Information Centre. I have also worked for three years as Lab Manager and Study Coordinator at the HIV Prevention Lab focusing on sexual health of gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

I personalize therapy for each client because every individual or couple have their unique situation. I combine deep care and empathy while drawing from different clinical orientations that include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I have supported individuals with concerns that include anxiety, body image, depression, gender and sexuality identity, and relationships. I find that at the core of therapy is the ability to listen, provide a safe space for clients to share their stories, in addition to plan and move toward a path of healing. My passion is to empower folx to achieve their goals and find their journeys of self-growth.

Samer's Services

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Services offered through our registered charity Bridging With Support

Reach Out to Samer

Speaks English and Arabic

Somayyeh Kamalou (she/her)

Ph.D Level Student Clinician

About Somayyeh

I completed a Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Honours) in Psychology from University of Waterloo in 2013 and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical and Counselling Psychology in 2019 at the University of Toronto. I am currently completing the third year of my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto and training in the Intensive Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) program at Sunnybrook hospital. I am registered as a Student Affiliate with the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).

I support individuals in their struggles with symptoms of acculturation, anxiety, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, grief and loss, gender/sexuality-related issues, interpersonal difficulties, life transition, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Whatever the nature of your difficulties, my role is to provide a safe and accepting environment to allow collaborative exploration and understanding of your internal experience and finding healthy and adaptive coping skills to help you complete your healing journey.

I use evidence-based approaches tailored to clients’ needs. These include practicing from a collaborative therapeutic model incorporating modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), The focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 18-85.

I am fluent in English and Persian and provide services in both languages.

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) require an initial 80-minute consultation session and 80-minutes for writing the report. If Somayyeh identifies only one 80-minute consultation as necessary in order to complete the report, a payment of $240 will be required at the end of the initial 80-minute consultation session and she will produce the secondary assessment report within 2 weeks following the initial 80-minute consultation session. Payment can be made through cash, credit card, debit, or eTransfer.

If Somayyeh identifies further sessions are necessary and you agree to meet for those sessions, an additional $80 will be added for every 50-minute session to the base amount of $240. If you decide to postpone further appointments, you will only be required to pay $120 at the conclusion of the initial consultation session understanding that Somayyeh will not create any secondary assessment report until future appointments are scheduled and the full fee is paid.

Note: If you have extended health benefits, you will be able to submit the receipt for this service to your provider for reimbursement if you are covered for psychological services.

Somayyeh's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Somayyeh offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

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Employment and Practicum Opportunities

Thank you for exploring employment opportunities with Yukon Counselling and Psychotherapy. We are currently seeking to hire a registered mental health clinician (i.e., Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker (MSW/RSW), Registered Psychologist) for individual and couple's counselling (job description below).
Interested applicants are to submit their cover-letter and CV to [email protected], attention Adam Terpstra. Should you require accommodations, please notify us of such accommodations by email at [email protected] or phone: 867-687-3463.

Mental Health Clinician (Hybrid of In-Person and Digital)

Practicum Opportunities: Thank you for your interest in seeking a placement with us. At this time, we are unable to offer practicum opportunities. We wish students well in their search for practicum sites.