You may know or suspect that your teen identifies as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.  

Navigating the teenage years can be difficult, and this is often doubly true for teens that are also wrestling with questions regarding their gender and/or sexual identity, or a lack of acceptance from those around them.  Stigma and discrimination can be present in a school setting, in peer groups or other community groups, or family members, and this stigma can lead to deep-rooted challenges with mental health and wellbeing. 

When facing these challenges, it is helpful to have a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore and get curious. If a teen feels supported and nurtured in this way, they are more likely to experience success in therapy. In sessions with our identified 2SLGBTQIA+ therapist, teens and families can rest assured that they have a knowledgeable ally to tackle the many challenges that arise in the teen years, both related to and not related to their 2SLGBTQIA+ identity. 

At the end of the day, we all long for a place of belonging, and being in an accepting and supporting environment can help contribute to positive mental and physical health.

SEEKING OUT AN IDENTIFIED 2SLGBTQIA+ SAFE SPACE FOR YOUR TEEN’S THERAPY IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR TEEN. 

Accepting New and Returning Clients

Delaney Stewardson (MSW) works to create a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ teens by inviting discussion and dialogue without judgement, avoiding assumptions and practicing from a place of curiosity.  She loves hearing each unique story that is shared in the therapy room and brings forth her genuine self in response.

She has worked with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community for over 5 years. She has a background in counselling queer postsecondary students, advocating for transgender students as well as building a community amongst 2SLGBTQIA+ students in residence.

If you’re interested in booking a session with Delaney, click the button below! Alternatively, you can call us at 416-565-4504 or e-mail info@counsellingtorontoteens.com.

If you’re in need of additional resources and support, click here!

Visit us

267 Runnymede Rd,
Toronto, ON, M6S 2Y5

Open Hours

Monday to Friday
10am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday
10am - 6pm

Book An Appointment Now

SUBSCRIBE

Stay up to date with blogs, news and resources at the Toronto Counselling Centre for Teens

267 Runnymede Rd,
Toronto, ON, M6S 2Y5

Back