What Support Do You Need?
Not everyone needs the same level of mental health support.
Figuring out which mental health professional is best for you can be challenging.
Navigating your needs is a great first step.
Ask yourself what you're feeling:
Has my mood decreased at all over the last six months to a year?
Have there been conflicts in my relationships?
Has my level of stress and/or anxiety changed recently?
Talk to your family doctor
A family doctor can help you:
Navigate how you're feeling.
Diagnose mental health illnesses.
Build a treatment plan.
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Explore other options
Your workplace may have mental health support like:
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Mental health benefits coverage
Access to a network of mental health professionals
Understand my mental health coverage.
A Guide to Mental Health Professionals
Affordable & Accessible for ALL
The Gestalt Institute of Toronto offers psychotherapy with excellent student therapists for $40/session. To learn more please click here.
Gestalt therapy is about meeting you where you are at. This type of therapy does not work to change behaviours or symptoms that are undesirable. The intention is to be heard, felt, and understood. Gestalt is a safe and effective way for both therapist and client to grow through the therapy session.
A list of registered Gestalt psychotherapists is here.
Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) Therapists
Finding a BIPOC therapist that represents you and shares in customs and cultures can specifically assist with your intricate and systemic needs. Get some support to develop better cognitive and emotional skills, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and cope with various life challenges to improve your life.
Click the links below:
Addictions in the BIPOC Community
Research has found that those in the BIPOC community are much less likely to seek treatment for drug addiction. Check out the published educational guide covering addiction and the BIPOC community to help reduce the health disparities that are apparent in Canada and the US.
Check out Bicycle Health here.