Canada

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Canada interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Cochrane

International Health Management
Location:
Cochrane, AB, Canada & Toronto, ON, Canada
Phone:
(416) 446-0762
Email:
ihmadmin@ihmcanada.org
Website:
www.ihm.ca
Nationality:
Canadian
Languages Spoken:
English
Religious Affiliation:
Christian
Clinical Specialities:
An outpatient interdisciplinary medical practice dedicated to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing of expatriates and their families. Provide pre-departure health screening, remote overseas health guidance and re-entry debriefing. A variety of treatment/therapeutic interventions for expatriates and TCKs who need care for specific concerns.
Cross-Cultural Experience:
All of our health- care providers and administrative staff have extensive experience of having grown up and/or who have lived and worked abroad. Our organization has been serving the Canadian expatriate population for over 75 years and is the only centre of its kind in North America.

Gibsons

Dawna Silver MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor #5365
Location: Gibsons, BC Canada
Phone: 778-885-1950
Email: dawnasoulcoach@gmail.com
Website: www.dawnasilver.com
Nationality: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Spiritual
Clinical Specialties: Personal Growth, family of Origin, Trauma, Relationship, Addictions (including Gambling)
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have travelled extensively for long periods of time. In Vancouver it has been my honour to work with many ex-pats and I am familiar with he struggles of life overseas.

Toronto

International Health Management
Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada & Cochrane, AB, Canada
Phone:
(416) 446-0762
Email:
ihmadmin@ihmcanada.org
Website:
www.ihm.ca
Nationality:
Canadian
Languages Spoken:
English
Religious Affiliation:
Christian
Clinical Specialities:
An outpatient interdisciplinary medical practice dedicated to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing of expatriates and their families. Provide pre-departure health screening, remote overseas health guidance and re-entry debriefing. A variety of treatment/therapeutic interventions for expatriates and TCKs who need care for specific concerns.
Cross-Cultural Experience:
All of our health- care providers and administrative staff have extensive experience of having grown up and/or who have lived and worked abroad. Our organization has been serving the Canadian expatriate population for over 75 years and is the only centre of its kind in North America.

Angelika Mellema, Ph.D., Registered Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Phone: +1 416 777 6725
Email: mellema@mellema.ca
Website: www.mellema.ca
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: Trilingual in English, German, Dutch, and working knowledge French and Portuguese
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Treating a large variety of issues (see my website) including expatriate stress, expatriate readjustment, immigration issues, multi-cultural identity issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born in Austria, raised in Austria and the Netherlands, past expatriate in  France, Portugal, New Zealand, USA, and now living and practicing in Toronto, Canada.  My research and interest focus is on multi-cultural issues in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Jonathan Van Viegen, MAMFT, CCC
Location: In-person: Fukuoka, Japan (8 months/year) and Toronto, Canada (4 months/year) & Online: I work online with clients worldwide through video-chat, phone, email and text/messaging therapy.
Phone: +81 80 4989 8774
Email: jonathanvanviegen@gmail.com
Website: www.jonathanvanviegen.com
Nationality: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, Japanese
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Clinical Specialties: Let’s transform your life – fast! I help adults, couples and families focus on what life would look like without the problem. Instead of connecting with your problems, we discover what is working in your life and create a plan to help you achieve the future you desire. My approach is known as solution-focused brief therapy and is based on doing one simple thing – identifying what works in your life and doing more of it. The beauty of focusing on solutions over problems is that you’ll start to see change quickly and the entire process is much shorter than traditional problem-focused approaches. If you don’t want to suffer alone; and don’t want your difficulties to feel like a life sentence, then let’s get busy breaking your negative patterns and finding lasting solutions – in the least amount of time possible.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I’ve been an expat myself now for more than 11 years. I’ve lived, taught, worked and been an international speaker on four continents and now my wife and I are raising our two children as expat kids. I currently divide my time between Japan and Canada (for in-person clients), but work with many expat and non-expat clients around the world via phone or online video conferencing. Thankfully, the practice of therapy has moved beyond the brick and mortar office and onto the world-wide-web so I can now help my clients face-to-face or at a distance.

Vancouver

Rivkah Gloria Horowitz, MSW, RSW
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada & Worldwide via Skype or Phone
Phone: 1604-600-3533; Skype name – rivkahh
Email: rivkahcounseling@ymail.com
Website: www.rivkahcounseling.com
Nationality: Canadian/USA
Languages Spoken: English, French
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I have 20 years experience helping people who are going through a difficult time in their life and want to find new ways to cope and gain greater understanding of themselves and the world around them. I work with such issues as depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, cultural adjustment, etc. My approach is eclectic including cognitive therapy (CBT), mindfulness, psychodynamics, conflict management, and art therapy. My goal is to facilitate personal growth with competence and compassion
Cross-Cultural Experience: My parents and family were refugees to the USA. I grew up in an immigrant area of Detroit, Michigan, and later moved to an entirely new culture in French speaking Montreal, Canada. These life experiences have given me an understanding of the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture. As well I have a degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in political science. I have used this knowledge in my work at multicultural centers in Montreal and in my current counseling service. I offer counseling to people traveling or living overseas through Skype or phone.

Winnipeg

Mathew Thomas, PhD, MTh, RP, Registered Psychotherapist &Clinical Supervisor, Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, Canada.
Location: Primary location, Riverbend Counselling and Wellness, Winnipeg, Canada. (International locations: Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa and USA.)
Phone: +1 204-334-4801
Email: matt@riverbendcounselling.ca
Website: www.riverbendcounselling.ca/mthomas.html
Nationality:
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open all religions/ Spiritual experiences
Clinical Specialties: Childhood trauma, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Addiction, Grief Work, Relationship therapy, Personality Disorder, Parenting, Life Transitions via Skype , Phone , e-mail and whats app.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I lived in USA, Canada, Singapore, South Africa and India. I am very familiar with North American Culture and I respect diversity.  My approach: Integrative Psychotherapy model. My primary clinical location is Riverbend Counselling and Wellness, Winnipeg, Canada. I work along with a vibrant group of practitioners representing diversity and rich clinical experience in Canada and across North America.  I have worked in various clinical settings in Canada, USA, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. I believe in the transformative effect of psychotherapeutic relationship and I firmly believe that effective and compassionate psychological intervention can heal emotional wounds, transform each of us and promote well-being. I have been leading many insight-oriented psychotherapy sessions for adults in North America and South East Asia. I integrate multi-faith, multi-cultural and multi-generation dimensions into psychotherapy.

Countrywide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Canada (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values

Viktoria Ivanova, M.Ed., Registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Location: Global Online Support for Expats via Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp & Zoom.us
*Will also travel to Canada upon client request.
Phone: +1(800) 770-5813 (In US & Canada).
Email: viktoria@globaltherapy.online
Website: www.globaltherapy.online
Nationality: Canadian & Russian
Languages Spoken: English & Russian
Religious Affiliation: I welcome clients from all religious and spiritual affiliations.
Clinical Specialties: My specializations are Anxiety, Insomnia & Exhaustion, Addiction, Self-esteem Concerns, Overwhelming Anger, Relationship Conflict and Trauma. Want some insights and guidance today? Visit my blog or check out my YouTube Channel TEA WITH VIKTORIA for bite-size wisdom ideas you can apply in your life straight away.
Cross-Cultural Experience: As a teenager, 16, I had to adapt to a whole new culture and language as my family traded world’s biggest country, Russia, for the second world’s largest country, Canada. Living in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most multicultural places on earth, I had the honor to be friends, to work with and to have clients from so many different parts of the globe. And now, I continue my life journey as an expat living in Manila, Philippines, a recent move and a part of the mobile lifestyle/adventure that I am bringing to my life. More about my expat journey on my YouTube Channel, TEA WITH VIKTORIA.