Why See A Psychotherapist?

There are many reasons why people may seek out a psychotherapist. Psychotherapy is primarily talk-based and is intended to help those interested in self-discovery, self-exploration as well as to improve and maintain mental health. Many people find that psychotherapy is the piece that has been missing in their wellness routine. 


Psychotherapy provides a safe place where you can express and understand your feelings, and work through issues in your life to gain clarity without judgment. Talking through your problems and emotions with a licensed psychotherapist allows you to make connections, gain insight, find solutions, improve relationships and attain balance.


If you have experienced loss or been in painful relationships, if you are experiencing panic attacks or struggling with your anger, let me help you. If you have been through a traumatic event, whether you have been diagnosed with PTSD or not, things can get better. If you are feeling stress or anxiety about work, life, school, kids, or any number of things, your problems matter. If you have been using substances to self-medicate, numb your pain or just zone out and want to explore other options without judgment, I am here to listen. If your struggles are related to codependency, avoidant attachment, life transitions, family dysfunction, unresolved issues of the past, gender, sexuality, body image or anything I have not mentioned, there is a safe space for you here.

In psychotherapy we work together to identify recurring patterns in relationships, emotions, or behaviours.  Over time, the more you talk, the more you reveal, allowing psychotherapy to provide you with the tools to understand yourself and others. With a commitment to therapy and a positive therapeutic relationship, insights are gained that equip you with psychological skills that grow stronger with use. The benefits of therapy not only endure after therapy ends but increase with time.​

Kennedy McLean, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Kennedy McLean is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying),  a Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP-II) and a non-certified professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).


Kennedy is a PACT Level 1 trained therapist who provides online counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples facing a wide range of difficulties, including those diagnosed with mental health disorders such as PTSD, Panic Disorder and Substance use Disorder. She also works with those dealing with historical trauma, with first responders, as well as children who have experienced interpersonal traumas. 


Learn more about Kennedy here.

Kennedy McLean-Toronto Psychotherapy

Etobicoke Psychotherapy Services

Couples Counselling

The purpose of couples counselling is to recognize the negative cycle you and your partner are in and identify what keeps you stuck. You will to listen and understand one another, and how to relate in healthier ways with the goal of moving towards secure functioning.  

Individual Psychotherapy

Services specializing in but not limited to those who have experienced trauma/with a diagnosis of PTSD. The purpose of psychotherapy is to learn to safely express emotions, develop insight, improve relationships and develop resilience.

Trauma Counselling

Treatment for trauma is complex and can be lengthy. This is because there are so many forms of trauma and different ways it can impact an individual. The first goal of treatment focuses on safety and stabilization. 

First Responders

First responders are exposed to an extraordinary amount of trauma, often becoming "numb" to such horrific events. The needs of first responders are unique and need to be addressed as such in treatment. 

Addiction Counselling

Addictions counselling focuses on more than not using drugs or alcohol. It is not enough to remove the substance, addiction counselling must focus on the root of the problem in order for any real change to be sustained. 

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Kennedy McLean Counselling & Psychotherapy Services Online Counselling and Telephone Psychological Therapy and Psychotherapy throughout Ontario, Canada including  Etobicoke Psychotherapy and Toronto, North York, Vaughan, Thornhill, Mississauga, Brampton, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville. Kennedy McLean © 2020

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