Nelrene Dunleavy


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My Practice

I create a supportive environment for clients to explore their life experiences and discover opportunities to live in a more meaningful way.

I draw on a variety of complementary techniques to meet the needs clients bring to therapy. These techniques are important, but the relationship that we develop as client and therapist is ultimately the key to bringing about change. Empathy, honesty, and sensitivity are central to my work with all clients.

The feminist, anti-oppression, anti-racist perspective I bring to my practice also takes into account how oppression and racism -- as well as family relations -- impact our understanding of the world and our sense of wellbeing.

I welcome all adult clients who wish to explore their life experiences more deeply or to address specific challenges including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and recovery, separation and divorce, stress, illness, and chronic pain.

In addition to providing individual therapy, I facilitate bereavement and support groups.

About Me

In addition to being a counsellor and consultant, I am also a visual artist. Creativity plays an important role in how we make meaning for ourselves. Creativity can also help us to share our life stories with others and shift our sense of self.

Having sought the help of therapists throughout my life has given me the opportunity to experience therapy from a client's perspective. It is as a client that I came to understand how the therapeutic relationship can be life-changing.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). I have a Masters in Psychology and Counselling and have completed training in Relational, Narrative, Solution Focused, Attachment, Existential and Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.


Individual Psychotherapy - $90 - 50 minutes (includes HST)

Couples Therapy - $150 - 75 minutes (includes HST)

Psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP, but may be covered by your private insurance plan under extended health benefits. Please check your plan for details.

Receipts are available for insurance and tax purposes. A limited number of sliding scale spots are available.



344 Bloor Street West, Toronto Ontario (1 minute Spadina/Bloor)

Contact Me

(437) 929-4504 (Call/Text)