I have worked as a psychotherapist and parent consultant for over 15 years.  My practice focuses but is not limited to issues relating to parenting, trauma, grief, separation/divorce, anxiety, addictions, depression, anger,  relationships, couples and family. My approach is collaborative, strength-based, and empowering to help clients move towards continued growth, compassion, and self-awareness. 


My  therapeutic approach integrates different modalities such as narrative therapy,  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Gordon Neufeld Institute approach, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, sensorimotor and art therapy. 

I have a masters in counselling psychology from University of Toronto, OISE, and an undergraduate degree from McGill University.  I received my Parent Coach certificate from Parent Education Network. I am registered with the new College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a general member of OACCPP.

I have worked as a counsellor and group facilitator in health clinics and organizations with families, couples and individuals.  My experience also covers working in the wilderness with trauma survivors and youth, in prisons and addiction centres and in group work using expressive art and body movement techniques. 

Along with my private practice, I also work in the Families in Transition and Counselling Program at Families Services Toronto. I train graduate students in psychotherapy and consult on de-escalation strategies, trauma work and child development. I give lectures and run  groups on parenting and mental health at schools, agencies, day cares and organizations. I also run therapeutic art and play-based groups for children, pre-teen and teens.

Contact:

Please call for a free consult at  647-444-9453 or email  gillianfrise@gmail.com

 

Location:
Village Healing Centre
240 Roncesvalles Ave Toronto, On M6R 1L3

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Take the Subway to Dundas West station, Take the south bound bus and get off at High Park Blvd.

DIRECTIONS

Located just south of High Park Blvd on the west side of Roncesvalles Ave. Go down the stairs, turn left and  find your way to the second floor to the waiting area.

Take the Subway to Dundas West station, Take the south bound bus and get off at High Park Blvd.

Fees

I typically see clients for 50 minutes at a time, though longer sessions can be arranged and pro-rated in cost as needed. My rate is $130/session,  and I hold a limited number of sliding scale slots for clients otherwise unable to access therapy. Sessions can be spread out to help reduce costs, and while clients often begin with weekly sessions, they tend to reduce the frequency of sessions in time, eventually scheduling single sessions only when needed.

I also offer Skype/Phone Sessions at $85 per hour and parent coaching  at Your Home for  $130 for the first hour, $40 per additional half hours. 

Insurance

Many extended health care plans and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provide coverage for counselling & psychotherapy. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), I am covered by various insurance companies such as Greenshield and SSQ Financial. I can also work under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist for insurances that require a psychologist. Please contact your specific provider for coverage details and notify me when supervision by a psychologist is required.

Testimonials

What Parents have to say: 
“ I am writing to thank Gillian for our session today. I had been feeling helpless attending to my other children's needs while I take care of my 3 month old baby. For all of the reasons - wasn’t able to get their or give them their attention,  understand what they wanted, have enough space and quiet to think about what I even should do.  All that changed today - thank you Gillian for helping me with priorities, showing me ways to handle the chaos - not to mention, I was able to talk about all of the changes that our little guy has brought to our lives. I feel so much better, now that I got a little step ahead with some forward-thinking. I've already scheduled an at home visit in the next three weeks. Thank you, thank you! ”

 - Sadia Ray

What teens have to say:
i didn’t think i was going to like coming and at first i didn’t. but then i figured out what it’s all about. I get this time to say whatever i feel like. i guess at first I was testing you out. i started to figure things out - what happened to me, why i am so angry, what i need to do and what i want to do. you’re the best G!

- Tashie