About Refining Therapy Services
We provide services through a trauma-informed client-centred, strength-based approach. We aim to enhance the social development and emotional growth of clients in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental, and respectful manner. We never assume we know you more than you know yourself, and we see it as a privilege to support you through any stage of life we meet.
What Is Counselling?
Counselling is a way of helping people solve their present emotional, personal or interpersonal problems. This is achieved through the intentional use of relationship to facilitate improved self- awareness, coping strategies, mood, personal relationships, emotional regulation, and the optimal development of personal resources. Counselling allows you to be listened to without being judged while also being in an environment that is safe, supportive, trusting and accepting.
What Is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life (as defined by the CRPO).
Meet the Team
Our compassionate therapists are here to provide support and guidance, while also helping you navigate life's challenges and work towards personal growth and well-being.
How To Get Started
Refining Therapy Services provides 15 minute free consultations via phone.
After your consultation, if you feel we're a good fit for you and/or your family we’ll book your session(s). However, If you aren’t sure and don’t think we are the best fit to support you, we will do our best to refer you to other therapists, services and/or agencies. We truly desire for you to get help, whether its with us or not.
Therapeutic methods used at RTS
GTA Mental Health Resources
Toronto Distress Centres: (416) 408-4357 or 408-HELP.
Gerstein Centre: (416) 929-5200.
Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents.
TTY: 905 278-4890; Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese.
Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511.
Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868; Languages: English and French.
Community Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: 416 495-2891 for 24/7
telephone crisis support.
Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Avenue, east to Port Union Road,
and west to Victoria Park.
Durham Crisis and Mental Health Line: 905 666-0483.
Oakville Distress Centre: 905 849-4541 for residents of Halton Region (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville).