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Counselling for the Strong and Resilient in Ontario

Therapy for the Good Life Starts Here

I imagine you found yourself here because you're in a hard season. 

In seasons of hardship there are intense emotions, distracting thoughts, and stressful days.

The people I work with struggle as you do. Despite being strong and resilient, life can be hard!

Most of the people I work with come to therapy for support with a challenging life situation, difficulties from the past, a lack of joy in their days, and/or struggling to do the things that are important to them. 

They are constantly taking care of others, whether it be children, the community, or social justice issues. Leaving their own self care to be placed on the back burner.  

Above the surface they are desperately trying to hold it together, below the surface they feel overwhelmed, sad, and stressed.

They've tried different things to try and feel better, but nothing seems to help, leaving them feeling stuck and 

like the hard season will never end. 

 

I believe that whatever life may throw at you, expected or unexpected, you are capable and have what it takes to make your way through. Even if life feels uncertain, exhausted, and overwhelming, I believe you are strong and resilient.

I believe that with the right psychologist, therapy can be profound and help you create a path toward to healing, wellness, and the life you've imagined.

 

Let's get you feeling balanced, rooted, and whole again. 

Let's make you a priority in your life so you can feel like yourself again. 

Let's find the root of whats going on, get started on skills to feel better, and start healing the hard season.

You don't have to tackle this alone! 

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Helping You Prioritize Mental Health, Healing, & Wellness

NIHB | FNHA Approved Mental Health Therapist &
Telus Health Provider
Let us take care of the insurance, so you can focus on feeling better

 

Mental Health Therapy

Your mental health is a priority

Online therapy for mental health counselling, wellness, and healing. 

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Psychotherapy

Focuses on your unique story and personal goals.

stress
management

Focuses on helping you feel grounded, balanced, and rooted.

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anxiety therapy

Focuses on helping you feel calm and content.

depression
therapy

Focuses on helping you find joy.

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trauma
therapy

Focuses on helping you process trauma and feel peace and contentment.

Starting Therapy is Easy

Complete Contact Form

Click here to complete the contact form. Dr. Dana will contact you within 24-hours to schedule a consult.

Meet with Dr. Dana

Meet online to make sure Dr. Dana is a good fit for you and your needs. 

Start Healing

Start therapy to begin your healing process. Learn new skills to manage your mental health and start to feel balanced, rooted, and grounded.

Dr. Dana Seymour, Indigenous Psychologist and NIHB provider in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario

Benefits of Online Therapy

    Culturally informed therapy with a psychologist.

    Compassion centered care.

    Modern approach to get the right therapy for you.

    Practical tools to manage mental health.

    Wholistic approach to wellness.

    Therapy for when and where you need it. 

Hi. She:kon. I'm Dr. Dana Seymour!
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

I help support Indigenous people in prioritizing mental health, healing the hard seasons, and focusing on wellness.

 

I'm passionate about breaking down barriers for mental health and provide therapy that is accessible and convenient.

 

I believe everyone should have access to counselling that is culturally appropriate and sensitive to the unique social, political, and historical context of Indigenous people.

I've been a registered clinical psychologist for over 15 years and have worked with Indigenous people and communities across Ontario.

 

As an approved Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) provider, I seek prior approval and submit benefits on your behalf. I'm also registered with Telus Health and can directly bill your third party insurance when possible.

 Let's get you living the good life! 

Dr. Dana Seymour, Indigenous Psychologist for Mental Health Therapy and Healing
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Find your voice in therapy

When you're starting therapy, you may have some questions. 
Here are some frequently asked questions for therapy ... 

  • Do I require a referral for mental health therapy?
    No, you do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dana. She welcomes new clients and is happy to work with individuals regardless of whether or not they have been referred by another healthcare provider. Dr. Dana believes that seeking counselling for mental health concerns is an important step towards wellness and she strives to make the process as convenient, accessible, and supportive as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about scheduling an appointment, please feel free to contact Dr. Dana's office for more information by email at hello@drdana.ca or by phone at 833-373-2620 (it's toll free).
  • What is a psychologist?
    A clinical psychologist is an expert in mental health and is highly trained in assessment and treatment of mental health disorders and concerns. A registered psychologist requires licensing with the College of Psychologist of Ontario (CPO). To become licensed a psychologist is required to complete a 4-year Bachelors Degree, 2-year Masters Degree, and a 4-year Doctorate Degree. In addition, 3 licensing exams and extensive clinical experience are required. Dr. Seymour has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario for more than 15 years.
  • What is the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist?
    Psychologists and psychiatrists are both experts in mental health, but there are differences between the two. Psychologists have a doctoral degree in psychology and specialize in the study of intense emotions, overwhelming thoughts, and behavior. They use various therapeutic techniques to help individuals understand the root of the issues and to heal mental health challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. On the other hand, psychiatrists are medical doctors who treat mental health disorders primarily with prescribed medication. In summary, psychologists use therapy techniques to address mental health challenges, while psychiatrists can prescribe medication in addition to therapy to treat mental health disorders. It is important to note that both professions can work together to provide comprehensive mental health care.
  • Why chose therapy with an Indigenous psychologist?
    As a psychologist, Dr. Dana understands and values the importance the role that culture plays in therapy. She believes that culture shapes our beliefs, values, and perspectives and influences the way we see ourselves and others. She believes it is crucial for therapists to understand and respect the unique backgrounds of Indigenous people in order to provide effective and meaningful healing. She uses evidence-based interventions that are culturally appropriate and relevant, and she collaborates with clients to develop treatment goals and strategies that align with their cultural values and preferences. She also considers the complex historical, social, and political issues of Indigenous people. Understanding these complex concerns helps to prevent misunderstandings and biases that could hinder progress and trust in the therapeutic relationship. Overall, Dr. Dana believes that cultural competence is an essential aspect of effective therapy, and she is committed to providing culturally responsive, convenient, and accessible services to Indigenous people in Ontario.
  • What should I expect during my first therapy session with Dr. Dana?
    During your first therapy session with Dr. Dana, you can expect to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and what you hope to gain from the experience. Dr. Dana will ask you questions about your personal and medical history, as well as your current situation and any symptoms you may be experiencing. This information will help her to better understand your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan for you. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the therapy process or Dr. Dana's approach. It is normal to feel nervous or uncomfortable during your first counselling session, but Dr. Dana will create a safe and supportive environment to help you feel at ease.
  • Am I eligible for Non-Insured Health Benefits or Indian Residential School Resolution Funding for mental health therapy?
    If you have Indigenous status, you are eligible for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or Indian Residential School (IRS) funding. Dr. Dana is an approved provider with both funding programs. Dr. Dana will contact the funding programs to inquire about your eligibility for therapy, file the claims on your behalf, and liaise with the programs as much as possible. This way you are able to focus on your mental health and healing and don't have to worry about the paperwork and funding.
  • What if I have more questions about therapy?
    If you have more questions about therapy, you can schedule a 15-minute consultation with Dr. Dana. She is happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have about therapy or her approach to counseling. Additionally, you can check out some of her articles and blog posts on her website, which may provide answers to some of your questions. Please don't hesitate to reach out, I'd love to hear from you.
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