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Karen Kugelmass
Counselling Services


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About Me

I am a Registered Social Worker holding a Master’s in Social Work  from York University.  Prior to coming to Social Work, I did Doctoral work in education and taught at York University and Seneca College.  I specialize in working with young adults with mild to moderate depression and anxiety, as well as individuals who identify as LGBTQ2SIA.  I also provide services to parents and families supporting young people in distress.  I use multi-modal therapies including psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and narrative therapy.  My practice is fiercely queer friendly, sex positive and anti-racist.  I meet with clients in my office near Downsview Station and in the community.  Please take a moment to check out my website and feel free to contact me with any questions or requests for service.

Areas Of Service

Why see a social worker?

Feeling down or depressed?  Finding yourself nervous, anxious or preoccupied? Or maybe you're worried about the future, or are having trouble figuring out what you want to do and how you're going to get there. Issues with family?  Identity? Whatever the reason, if you feel you could use a safe place to share, social work services might be for you.

Mental Health Services

Managing anxiety and depression

I can help you understand your emotional world and help you to learn to manage, cope with and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  I use psychoanalytic exploration, narrative therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy to help individuals reduce the distress they experience on a daily basis.

Family Support

It takes a village

Whether you're experiencing conflict in your family, or you're concerned about your child, or you're trying to understand your family member's identity on the LGBTQ2SIA spectrum, I offer counselling services to families in the form of consultations as well as on-going support work.


I Want to Hear From You

416 898 9939

OCSW #827706

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Fees for Service

Social work Services

Services are covered by most private insurance packages; please check your plan for details. 

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Individual Counselling/Coaching

$150 per session

(Based on 45-60 minute session)

*Sliding scale may be available to those experiencing financial hardship*

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