Unleash Your Inner Rainbow

The Joyful Journey of LGBTQ+ Counselling!

Imagine our counselling sessions as a vibrant float, adorned with support, understanding, and a sprinkle of glitter. Our rainbow-caped counsellors are like personal parade guides, helping you navigate self-discovery with grace and laughter. Together, we’ll embrace your 2SLGBTQIA+ identity, unraveling the layers of your true self with acceptance and self-love. Whether you’re a unicorn-loving gay, a mermaid-inspired lesbian, a proud bisexual butterfly, or any other fabulous creature, our counsellors have rainbow-colored tools to nurture and uplift you.
Join us for LGBTQ+ counselling sessions, available both virtually and in-person in Mississauga, Toronto, and Milton where we offer a secure haven for you to embrace your true self, forge connections with fellow parade marchers, and revel in the splendid tapestry of human diversity. So, grab your rainbow flag and join our joyous LGBTQ+ counselling parade today! Together, we’ll paint the streets with pride, laughter, and personal growth. Get ready to unleash your inner rainbow and dance to the rhythm of self-acceptance, empowerment, and pure fabulousness. Your unique presence and LGBTQ+ identity make all the difference in this grand parade of life!

Experienced LGBTQ+-Affirming Therapists

Our team comprises experienced therapists and counsellors who are knowledgeable and affirming of LGBTQ+ issues. They possess the expertise to support individuals of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and address their unique needs and concerns.

Virtual Counselling for Accessibility

Our virtual counselling option allows you to receive therapy from the comfort and privacy of your own space. Through secure and confidential video sessions, you can access therapy conveniently, eliminating concerns about travel or location.

In-Person Counselling for Personal Connection

We offer in-person counselling services at our offices in Mississauga, Toronto, and Milton, and offer the convenience of home-visits across the GTA for a more immersive therapeutic experience. We ensure a safe and affirming environment for your comfort and well-being.

LGBTQ+ and Gender Identity Support

Our therapists provide a safe and inclusive space for exploring and affirming your LGBTQ+ identity. They understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community and offer guidance and support in areas such as coming out, identity exploration, gender transition, and building healthy relationships.

Affirmation and Validation

LGBTQ+ counselling offers a non-judgmental and inclusive environment where individuals can share their experiences and feelings without fear of discrimination or rejection. Skilled therapists provide affirmation and validation, helping individuals feel understood and accepted for who they are. This validation is a powerful catalyst for self-acceptance and can positively impact overall mental health and well-being.

Identity Exploration and Self-Discovery

LGBTQ+ counselling provides a supportive space for individuals to explore and navigate their gender and sexual identity. Therapists assist in examining feelings, thoughts, and experiences related to identity formation. Through open dialogue, self-reflection, and personalized interventions, counselling helps individuals gain clarity, develop a deeper understanding of themselves, and embrace their authentic identity.

Coping with Stigma and Discrimination

LGBTQ+ counselling equips individuals with coping strategies to navigate the challenges of stigma, discrimination, and prejudice. Therapists offer tools and support to develop resilience, build self-confidence, and respond to societal pressures and negative experiences. By addressing the impact of external factors, counselling empowers individuals to maintain their mental well-being while challenging societal biases.

Building Supportive Networks

LGBTQ+ counselling helps individuals build supportive networks and find community connections. Therapists assist in exploring and accessing LGBTQ+-friendly resources, support groups, and organizations. By connecting with like-minded individuals who share similar experiences, individuals can find a sense of belonging, validation, and support, which can be crucial for their overall well-being and mental health.

Navigating Relationships and Coming Out

LGBTQ+ counselling supports individuals in navigating relationships and the process of coming out to family, friends, and partners. Therapists provide guidance, communication skills, and strategies to address potential challenges and create a supportive environment for coming out. Counselling helps individuals develop self-acceptance, enhances communication within relationships, and fosters healthier connections with loved ones.

Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

LGBTQ+ counselling addresses mental health concerns commonly experienced within the community, such as anxiety, depression, and internalized homophobia or transphobia. Therapists help individuals develop coping mechanisms, stress management strategies, and self-care practices specific to their mental health needs. Counselling promotes emotional well-being, reduces psychological distress, and enhances overall mental health outcomes.

Gender Transition Support

For individuals exploring gender transition, LGBTQ+ counselling offers guidance and support throughout the process. Therapists provide a safe space to discuss gender identity, gender dysphoria, and the emotional and social aspects of transition. Counselling can address concerns, provide resources, and assist in accessing appropriate medical and mental health support, ensuring a holistic approach to gender transition.

Advocacy and Empowerment

LGBTQ+ counselling encourages individuals to become advocates for themselves and their community. Therapists foster empowerment by helping individuals develop self-advocacy skills, assertiveness, and resilience. Counselling promotes a sense of agency, enabling individuals to navigate societal systems, challenge discrimination, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity.

Embark on your transformative journey alongside our team of compassionate therapists and counsellors


Fees are on a sliding scale and depend on staff qualifications and experience, as well as the billing method. 


Private Insurance:

In order to claim the cost of your session please check your policy and ensure that the type of therapist you wish to see (e.g., Psychotherapist, Behaviour Analyst, or Social Worker) is listed under your coverage.


You may discover that you are the treasure at the end of a rainbow 🌈
Gillian F.
Gillian F.
I am grateful to have had Shani be a resource and support during a difficult transition in my life. I had enough self-awareness to google 'therapy' and Hatch-Me came up. It was the reviews that led me to finally submit a request to connect with someone, and I met Shani. I understand why he encourages his patients, once we are in a better headspace, to share our experiences here in order to potentially attract other souls searching for support. There is no pressure, but an understanding of how reviews drive awareness - I am here for it. If you are looking for some guidance, support, or a path to a better headspace, I encourage you to check HM out and meet with anyone on the team. Shani - you are an angel. You provided appropriate therapeutic support and relevant guidance to me during a dark time in my life. Your dedication is unparalleled. You are so accommodating, work around my timings, when I'm late, hungry or when I am in a situation where I need a call or text - you do your best to be there, and you are. It tells me that you actually care about me, my wellbeing, and you want to see me thrive. I hope I am fortunate enough to know you forever. I can assure you I will continue to visit HM whenever I need to kick my negative thoughts in the 'behind'and focus on budling the life I know I deserve because, I Love myself enough to try a little more each day. Thank you for that. From my experience, Shani is patient, but he will also confront your thought patterns when needed. He will support you with reassurance and also challenge you to move outside of a comfort zone. He will be clear and forthright about what one needs to do (unique to them) for overall health and wellbeing. If you care and love yourself enough to want to make some positive changes in your headspace, I encourage you to make an appointment. I can assure you, you won't regret it. Thank you again Hatch-Me and Thank you always Shani. Love, an exposed Gill.
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Hippo Potamus
Hippo Potamus
The best therapists around. My entire family has felt heard and supported. Shani is the best therapist/guide we’ve ever had. Other therapist are full of themselves and the advice they give is right off of google. Shani is direct and the way he breaks concepts down is just brilliant. We found our therapist for life.
Shani's incredible! He's very patient and understanding.
Very helpful and is very patient when things aren't going as smooth as they should be. Been a long time coming and I'm glad I started.
susan summers
susan summers
Excellent service, and such a great staff. Very warm and welcoming environment and really made me comfortable and provided me with a safe space to be vulnerable
Zonaira Sarwar
Zonaira Sarwar
Extremely professional, empathetic , and caring therapist!!!
Dabeer Hassan
Dabeer Hassan
Love the people good vibe easy to approach and understand
Pamela Roy
Pamela Roy
When you’re in a big city, it’s hard to find services that are incredibly professional, custom tailored to your needs AND leave you feeling hopeful. Hatch-Me’s approach to their services are heart-centred and personable, with exceptionally prompt and clear communication. Cassidy is a gem. Walk in with some trepidation and walk out feeling so very loved and cared for. My first ever cuddle session healed layers of my heart, gave me space to speak my truth about past hurt, and was welcomed by a compassionate and empathetic soul who gave me the confidence to continue healing myself. I am deeply grateful, thank you.

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