(Please note this list is as of December 2014, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide us with an update or a new recommendation)
Nurit Adler, M.A, Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist
Nurit Adler is a psychotherapist and clinical social worker who provides social work services with an integrated approach to life management. Nurit proudly serves the LGBT Community for over 20 years. With over 22 years of experience, Nurit is able to assist a wide range of individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulties in their lives. While maintaining a private practice in Toronto for over 22 years, Nurit was employed at Jewish Family and Child as a social worker. For the past three years, she was the manager of the Gordon S. Wolfe branch in Downtown Toronto. Nurit is dedicated to teaching the strategies of emotional intelligence, and strength-based therapeutic techniques to individuals for use in their day-to-day lives. These strategies are useful for issues such as depression and anxiety symptoms. These techniques are meant to empower individuals to increase their quality of life, and help them utilise their potential to its fullest.
Anna Pashin, Individual Psychotherapy Services (St. Clair/Avenue)
Anna practices from an approach that honours individuals’ basic need to be connected to others. You may have had to face circumstances that required you to sacrifice important parts of yourself in order to stay connected to those close to you. Not being connected to either yourself or others may have brought you to a place of dissatisfaction with life, emptiness, or anxiety. Anna believes that psychotherapy is a collaborative process, where the therapist and client work together to understand patterns in the client’s life. Her hope is that, through the process of therapy, you will be able to deepen your understanding of how your past has affected your present, as well as invite self compassion and healing. This process can be experienced as liberating. Anna is actively engaged in the Jewish community, including Kulanu Toronto, and she welcomes clients who identify as LGBTQ.
Anna offers a FREE CONSULTATION. Please contact her for more information.
Noa Rozenblit, Psychotherapist
Noa completed her psychotherapy training at the Transformational Arts College, with a focus on transpersonal psychotherapy. She believes that her role in counselling is that of a trusted companion to clients on their healing journey. She uses talk therapy and experiential tools to facilitate the client’s exploration of both presenting and hidden aspects of the challenges they are facing. Noa’s mission is to create a therapeutic environment that advocates self-empowerment, trust in self and others, self-acceptance, building and maintaining healthy relationships, positive self worth and living from choice. Noa believes that being authentically connected to one’s true self, others, and nature is fundamental to living a complete and meaningful spiritual life. Noa currently facilitates a support group for women on their coming out journey. For more information visit http://myhouseyr.com/programs/womens-journeys-support-group/
Judi Siklos, MA, Psychotherapist
Judi Siklos, MA, is a Psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto. She has been involved in LGBT and Jewish community groups for over 15 years and has extensive training in working with diverse populations. She believes that one’s emotional and spiritual health are areas that must be actively addressed as part of a holistic wellness model. She also understands that there can be unique challenges for LGBT youth and adults, and especially so if one’s gender identity or sexuality appears to be in conflict with one’s religious affiliation. Counselling can help increase one’s confidence, allow one to gain clarity about one’s identity, and help create an environment for oneself that is supportive and healthy.
Michael Waxman, MSW, RSW
Michael is a Registered Social Worker and has been working in the field of Social Work since 2005. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, he decided that Social Work was more in line with his professional goals and the kinds of support that he wanted to offer to his clients. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Social Work at Kings College at the University of Western Ontario. After spending some time working as a social worker, he returned to school to complete his Masters in Social Work and Certificate in Jewish Communal Services at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City. Along with his private practice, he works as a School Social Worker at Jewish Family and Child of Greater Toronto and as the Staff Coordinator and Camper Tracker at Camp Walden Canada.