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ONLINE & IN-PERSON THERAPY
Online Sessions Available to Residents of Ontario
In-Person Counselling Available in Toronto and Oakville
ABOUT NKS THERAPY
At NKS, we are a team of psychotherapists, counsellors, marriage and family therapists, and life coaches, specializing in mental health support for adults, adolescents, 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 across Canada.
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 individual virtual counselling and psychotherapy, marriage, couples, and relationship therapy, counselling for adolescents, and parenting support. Virtual sessions are securely available face-to-face by Video or Telephone. We offer a limited number of in-person sessions when possible in our Toronto and Oakville offices.
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, or book online securely below!
Years in Operation
Years of Combined Experience
MEET OUR TEAM
Natasha Sharma, Psy.D
Founder & Director
Greta Dervishaj, M.A.
Jackie Tan, M.A., M.Sc, RP, RMFT
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Adina Nistor, M.A., M.Sc.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Maria Jelic, M.A., OAMHP
Bushra Wadood, M.A.
(Qualifying) - Maternity Leave
Lise Fitzsimmons, M.A., RP
Social Media & Content Manager
Our therapists are fluent in English, Serbian, Urdu,
Mandarin, Cantonese, Romanian, and Albanian
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.
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?
Our services are frequently covered by many employer benefits and extended insurance plans. Check your individual policy closely to see if you have for a Registered Psychotherapists. Several of our therapists currently also provide services under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Connect with us about your questions, and to see if the services provided by one of our team members are covered by your plan. If you're unsure what you are covered for, you can send us a screenshot of your policy and we can assist in helping you understand.
What are your session fees?
Our fees start at $160 per session. Visit our Fees and Online Bookings pages 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), and whether it will be in-person or online (video or telephone counselling).
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. We believe 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 about 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 help you create short-term change to feel better straight away. Deeper and long-standing patterns of behaviour, habits, or personality issues may take a longer to change. The average number of sessions is 8-10 for most, however some of our clients have found benefit after a single session, while others enjoy maintaining their emotional health with us on a regular basis.
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 securely and confidentialy online using our online booking page - click "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.
What does "Qualifying" mean when I see it after the credentials of some of your Psychotherapists? E.g. RP (Qualifying)
"Qualifying" in a Psychotherapist's credentials means they are fully registered members of The College of Psychotherapists, and have completed all official training. Insurance companies will cover services provided by them (provided you have coverage for Registered Psychotherapist services). The term "Qualifying" means they have yet to write the College board examination, and are also engaged in ongoing clinical supervision hours.
What is the difference between a Psychotherapist, Psychologist, and a Psychiatrist?
Psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists often overlap in the areas they specialize in, but there are differences in what they can offer. Psychotherapists and Psychologists can both practice counselling therapy over a range of topics including cognitive behavioural therapy, marriage/relationship counselling, career counselling, and family therapy. They are both trained in understanding the way people think, feel, and behave. Psychotherapists at NKS Therapy are registered withthe College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
What languages is therapy available in?
Do you offer a Free Consultation with a therapist?
Yes. We offer all new clients the opportunity to book a FREE 15-minute telephone consultation ("Meet & Greet") with one of our therapists. Please visit our booking page online to book, or give us a call at 416-745-4745.
How effective is virtual counselling?
Quite effective. In some cases, it's been shown to be even more effective than in-person counselling (Maercker et al). Online counselling can be provided between any two spaces that are quiet, secure and private. This can include a private room at home, a closed meeting room or office at your place of work, a walk in an empty park, or even from a car. At NKS Therapy, we offer secure face-to-face video counselling via Jane App, and telephone counselling.
10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 1000,
Toronto, ON M9B 6H7
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 9PM
Saturday: 10AM – 6PM
Sunday: By appointment only
Note: Psychotherapy and counselling services are not covered by OHIP. Many employment health insurance plans, workplace benefits, and health spending accounts will cover some or all of the cost of the services that we provide at NKS Therapy. Check your individual policy. We offer fees on a sliding scale to provide clients who do not have insurance affordable options to access therapy. 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. We do not offer direct billing to insurance. Please see the FAQs or contact our office for more information.