Relationship Issues

Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy(EFT) - Dr. Sue Johnson - Explaining that romantic love is based on an attachment bond, Dr. Johnson shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.

The Gottman Institute - Co-founded by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, The Gottman Institute has two major functions: helping couples directly, and providing state-of-the-art training to mental health professionals and other health care providers. The Gottman Institute applies leading-edge research on marriage in a practical, down-to-earth therapy and trains therapists committed to helping couples. No other approach to couples education and therapy has relied on such intensive, detailed, and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail.


Depression, Anxiety & Stress

CAMH - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario - The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. We provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Toronto Shyness and Social Anxiety Support Group - Our purpose is to provide a safe, supportive environment for people with social anxiety / social phobia to get together, discuss our condition, and help each other as best as we can.

Kids Have Stress Too! (The Psychology Foundation of Canada) - Program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively

Stress – Help Guide - Helpguide provides all the resources you need to identify and understand your specific problems—as well as the tools you need to resolve them.

Anxiety BC – Our programs are focused on increasing awareness and promoting education and evidence-based treatments related to anxiety disorders.


Grief and Loss

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Toronto - Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto is a volunteer based bereavement support organization that provides programs and services based on a mutual support model to individuals, families, groups and communities throughout the city of Toronto.

The Compassionate Friend of Canada – Non-profit support for families whose child died from any cause. 



Triple P Ontario - Positive Parenting Program - Triple P aims to build positive behaviours in children, confidence in parents' abilities, and community support for raising children.

Anxiety BC – Here, you will find practical strategies and tools to help you manage your child's anxiety, whether your child is just beginning to show symptoms, or has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Today’s Parent – Canadian Parenting magazine

Help Lines

Toronto Distress Centre – 416-408-HELP (4357)
The Distress Centre provides 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a year. This agency continues to offer round the clock response to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – 416-863-0511 – Cell #SAFE (#7233)
To provide free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to women in up to 154 languages- completely anonymous and confidential.

Warm Line, Progress Place 416-960-9276 or 416-960-WARM, every day from 8pm to 12 midnight
The Warm Line is for men and women with mental illness living in the Greater Toronto area in need of a friend with an empathetic ear, someone who will really listen. The Warm Line is operated by peers who have been there, understand, and are aware of the loneliness and isolation felt by the people calling to talk.

Gerstein Crisis Centre - 416-929-5200
Crisis Workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 416-929-5200. Our goal is to help callers who are experiencing a mental health crisis to work out some effective ways of addressing their immediate problems, and connect them to services that can offer ongoing support.

Kids Help Phone - 1 800 668-6868
What is Kids Help Phone?
Phone counselling
Web counselling
For ages 20 & under
Free, 24/7
Anonymous & Confidential


Recommended Reading

 Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Sue Johnson

 Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On -- Together or Apart
Douglas K. Snyder PhD, Donald H. Baucom PhD, Kristina Coop Gordon PhD

 The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
John Gottman

 The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT Paperback
Russ Harris

 Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Stephen C. Hayes

 Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers

 How You Feel Is Up To You
Gary McKay & Don Dinkmeyer

 Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn

 The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition:
The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses
John W. James and Russell Friedman

 Connected Parenting
Jennifer Kolari

 Raising Your Spirited Child 
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka