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February 22, 2019

Over-the-phone support

Gerstein Crisis Centre (24/7): 416-929-5200

Toronto Distress Centre (24/7): 416-408-4357

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (24/7): 416-597-8808

Trans Life Line: 1-877-330-6366 |

Kids Help Phone: (24/7) 1-800-668-6868

Free walk-in counselling and support services

Family Service Toronto Open Door Walk-in Counselling

WoodGreen Community Walk-in Counselling

  • 815 Danforth Avenue, Suite 100
  • 416-572-3575
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 pm

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) Drop-in Counselling
Note: this service is for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS as well as gay/bi/queer men and men who have sex with men; this is a trans inclusive agenc

David Kelley LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS Counselling Services – free and sliding scale ($5-120)
Note: Medium-term individual and couples counselling for LGBTT2SIQQA+ people; unlimited free counselling for those affected, living with or concerned by HIV/AIDS. Clients are seen for an initial needs interview 2-4 weeks after intake.

Woodgreen Counselling Services – free

Family Services York Region LGBTQ2S Counselling – sliding scale

2 Spirit People of the First Nations – free counselling and referral services
Note: this service is for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people who self-identify as 2-spirited and/or LGBTQ

  • 145 Front Street East
  • 416-944-9300 ext. 224
  • Free or low-cost ongoing counselling services

Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women (BPCW) at Women’s College Hospital – free

Parkdale Community Health Centre, Individual & Group Counselling through Women’s Connection
Note: this is a free service for women who live within the catchment area (Lakeshore/Bloor; Parkside/Dovercourt)

  • 28 Roncesvalles Ave, Suite 301
  • 416-537-8222

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) Women’s Counselling Program – free
Note: Counselling and settlement support for all women of any age, religion, sexual orientation, or ability.

  • 1326 Gerrard St. East
  • 416-465-6021 ext. 3091
  • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) – free
Note: this service is for people living with HIV, concerned about their risk of HIV, or for a friend or family member of someone living with HIV.

Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy – $25-$80/session

  • Multiple locations
  • Student Therapists ($25): Kirsten Johnson, Sara Peters, Nomi Rotbard, Beau Molnar, Rachel Tredon Sliding Scale
  • Therapists ($40-$80): Sonny Berenson, Alexia Dyer,Jacub Fernandes, Vanessa Giordiano, Shauna Lancit, Kato Perdue, Heather White, Jayne Brown, Amelia Sloan

LGBTQ+ Settlement and Trauma Counselling

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

  • LGBTQ Settlement/Trauma Counsellor
  • 416-363-1066

Free peer support group

Mood Disorders Assoc. of Ontario – LGBTQ2S Peer Support Drop-in Group
Specifically for folks for identify as having a mood disorder | No participant limit

  • 36 Eglinton Ave, Suite 602
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7-9 PM
  • 416-486-8046

Sheena’s Place – Eating disorders and body image supports

OHIP-covered psychiatry and mental health services

Most hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area offer some free OHIP-covered mental health services through their psychiatry departments. Ask a family doctor for information, eligibility requirements, and referrals.

Community Health Centres (CHCs)

Some Community Health Centres (CHCs) in the Greater Toronto Area provide free counselling services to individuals who live within their service area (i.e. catchment). Use the link below to find your local CHC:

Fee-for-service agencies with LGBTQ2S-positive counsellors/services

Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR) – psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors

Step Stone Psychology – psychologists, psychological associates, counsellors

Umbrella Mental Health Network – psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers

  • 691 Bloor St. West, Suite 202
  • 647-687-6543

Village Healing Centre – psychologists, clinical social workers, psychotherapists, wellness services

Registered Private Practitioners (LGBTQ-positive)

For a comprehensive list of LGBTQ-positive private practitioners in Toronto, please use the following link: