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YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH MATTERS
At NKS, we are a team of psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and life coaches, specializing in mental health support for adults, adolescents, children, couples and families.
Psychotherapy and counselling have been proven to increase self-awareness, self-direction, personal fulfillment and overall happiness. Our philosophy is to help you achieve and sustain positive changes to your life through a deeper understanding of who you are, your relationships, your personal strengths and negative patterns of behaviour, and ultimately what might be keeping you from being your best possible self.
At NKS Therapy, we aren't just experienced. We are experts in our field. We specialize in your emotional and personal development and take pride in continuously updating our professional skills through ongoing training and education initiatives. You can count on receiving effective and relevant help that leads to lasting positive change.
We are located in Toronto, and are currently serving individuals and communities in Canada and worldwide.
Let Us Help.
Our approach to working with clients is warm, safe and collaborative, and you can rest assured knowing that our services are provided under strict confidentiality. We’ll work together with you to help you solve problems and achieve your goals. At NKS Therapy, our practitioners are highly trained mental health professionals skilled in a range of treatment approaches.
We provide counselling therapy, psychological and psycho-educational assessments, career counselling/testing and assessment, Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) assessment, and parenting support. Counselling therapy is offered both In-Person and via Telephone/Skype.
We cannot always control life, but we can control how we experience and react to life. We will provide you with the tools to gain control over your emotions, and control over your behaviour. We will help you achieve your goals by learning to make better, more conscious choices . In short, we will help you live at your peak performance, and reach your full potential. Life is too short and too precious for anything less. Contact us today to book your appointment!
COVID-19 NOTICE: For everyone's safety, and in line with Public Health recommendations for physical distancing, the majority of our counselling sessions and services remain online for the time being. We have begun to see a limited number of clients in person. If you are a new client, we prefer to connect you with one of our therapists via secure video or phone sessions whenever possible, and keep you with the same therapist should you wish to move to in-person sessions. Please contact us for more information. Thanks to everyone for working together to keep our community safe.
Years in Operation
Years of Combined Experience
MEET OUR TEAM
Natasha Sharma, Psy.D
Founder & Director
Jackie Tan, M.A., M.Sc
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Lise Fitzsimmons, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Dr. Bita Sharifzadeh
Clinical Supervising Psychologist
Daniel Rutley, Psy.D
Adina Nistor, M.A., M.Sc.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Katherine Irwin, M.Psych.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Bushra Wadood, M.A. (candidate)
Counselling Psychology Practicum Student
"Natasha takes a practical approach. I learned to be in control my anxiety and look at mental health from a completely different perspective."
"My therapist at NKS Therapy was always professional, compassionate, and truly cared about my well being."
"My therapist helped draw me out my negative thought patterns and guided me to construct a healthier way of thinking and living."
Frequently asked questions
How long is a session?
Each counselling therapy session is typically 60 minutes long, however longer sessions are sometimes necessary (e.g. for couples/marriage counselling) and available upon request. Give us a call or talk to one of our therapists directly.
Are your services covered by my employer benefits/extended insurance plan?
Yes! Our services fall under the professional titles of Registered Psychologist, Registered Psychotherapist, and/or Clinical Counsellor. Check your individual policy carefully - if you are covered for services by any of these professionals, we can provide you with receipts for your services with us to submit to your provider for whole or partial reimbursement (depending on your coverage).
What are your session fees?
We operate on a sliding scale, with our fees starting at $160/session at the lowest end, up to $250/session at the highest end. Check our Online Bookings page for a detailed breakdown of services and associated fees. Where you would fall in that range depends on what type of counselling you are seeking (individual or couples/marriage), whether it will be in-person or online (video or telephone counselling), etc. Please take comfort in the fact that if you use up your insurance, or you do not have extended insurance benefits, we are flexible in the fees we are able to offer based on your individual needs. Our goal is to help you within your personal and financial comfort zone.
What should I expect from my first session?
A lot, actually! Our approach is to provide you with value from the moment you walk in for your first session. Therapy is collaborative, and we look to you to set the pace and explain in your own words what your issues and goals are. If you're not sure, your therapist can help you figure out where to start and what the priority is for you, along with understanding how much you want to talk without going too deep right away. We do a lot of listening, and ask a lot of questions in your first session, but you will leave with concrete feedback, tips and advice, and plan for what your future counselling sessions will focus on.
When will I feel better? How many sessions will I need?
Change can happen after as little as your first session with us, because we provide you with active coping skills, tools, and strategies such as deep breathing exercises, progressive self-relaxation training, mindfulness, or homework exercises that can actually create lasting change straight away. Deeper and long-standing patterns of behaviour, habits, or personality issues will likely take a bit longer to change. The average number of sessions is 8-10 for most, however some of our clients have enjoyed maintaining their emotional health with us for years!
Who will be my therapist?
Fit between an individual/couple and their therapist is the most important factor toward successful therapy and long term positive change. Building a trusting and supportive relationship with you is our top priority. We customize our approach by carefully matching you with the right therapist here at NKS, based on the issues you want to work on, and the expertise and availability of our therapists. If for any reason you do not feel your therapist is the right "fit", you can always let us know and we will transition you to another one of our team members.
How do I book my first session?
There are 3 ways to book a session: 1. Book online using our real-time online booking page via the "Book Online" buttons or links; 2. Give us a call at 416-745-4745; or 3. Fill out a contact form on our website and submit with your information.
10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 1000
Toronto, Ontario M9B 6H7
Monday – Friday 9AM – 9PM
Saturday 10AM – 6PM
Sunday 10AM – 6PM
Note: Psychotherapy, psychology, and counselling services are not covered by OHIP. Many employment health insurance plans, workplace benefits, and health spending accounts will cover the cost of services provided by a registered psychotherapist, registered psychologist, or certified clinical counsellor. Please note that we do not do any direct billing. We also offer fees on a sliding scale for clients who are not covered by an insurance plan. Any services at NKS Therapy not covered by an insurance plan can be considered uninsured health/medical expenses and may be claimed as a tax deduction. All services provided at NKS Therapy are provided by individuals who are either a) licensed and regulated to provided such services; or b) supervised in the provision of services by a person licensed and regulated to provide such services. Please see the FAQs or contact our office for more information.