We offer psychology and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families in the LGBTQ+ community, ranging from those queer spawn to people who identify with broader lenses of queerness. We are kink, poly and sex positive.
In general, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers are registered healthcare professionals who provide a high standard of care in their therapeutic work.
Psychotherapists and social workers often hold Masters-level education and/or have attended an accredited psychotherapy training school in direct clinical practice. Psychotherapy helps to address emotional, cognitive and behavioural problems.
Psychologists are Doctoral-level clinicians who have more extensive training in providing psychotherapy, who carry out in-depth assessments, and who make mental health diagnoses.
Our therapists are skilled to work in the following areas:
- Healthy Relationships
- Poly, Non-Monogamous, and Open Relationships
- Sexual Identity
- Gender Identity
- Fetishes, BDSM & Kink
- HIV/AIDS Related Care and Support
- Depression & Mood Disorders
- Substance Use & Compulsive Behaviours
- Stress & Anxiety
- Trauma & Abuse
- Self Esteem
Umbrella Mental Health works in collaboration with community organizations and as part of our advocacy and outreach philosophy, we offer a select number of pro bono services. Please enquire for more information.
We understand that individuals in rural and remote communities often do not have access to mental health professionals trained in LGBTQ+ mental health. For this reason, our therapists offer telephone as well as online therapy. This additionally benefits clients for whom mobility is a barrier to accessing service.
Our therapists are covered under most extended health care plans.