Work in Progress is proud to offer reduced-cost therapy through our practicum student program. Our training therapists are all masters-level students completing their clinical practicum training to advance their skills and become registered psychotherapists or registered social workers. Our training therapists offer reduced rates for virtual and in office work ranging from $50-$100 per individual session, and $75-$125 for relationship therapy. Rates are assessed based on client income as well as other barriers to mental health care. All students are supervised by an experienced member of our team. They bring a unique skillset, have prior experience in the field of mental health, and most of all inject enthusiasm into their work.
Meet our Training Therapists
RP (Qualifying), MA Candidate
Talía is currently completing the practicum component of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University and has experience volunteering as a Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone. Talía’s career also includes a decade in the health and wellness sector after earning a Public Relations and Communications graduate diploma. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Talia supports adults with topics related to stress management, life transitions, emotional regulation, relationships, self-worth, and identity.
Shamika is currently completing the final practicum component of the University of Toronto's Master of Arts in Social Work and anticipates the completion of her degree and registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) in April 2024. She holds a BA in Psychology from York University and completed the first portion of her practicum requirements at The Centre of Addiction and Mental Health training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression. She also has experience volunteering in community outreach with vulnerable populations and providing virtual emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shamika supports teens and adults with topics related to 2SLGBTQ+ identity/unsupportive environments, racial trauma and identity, relationship issues, infidelity, anxiety, depression, mood related concerns, and emotional regulation
(She/her), RN, MEd (Candidate)
Kate is a Psychotherapy Student and Registered Nurse with a background in mental health crisis and acute addictions care. She anticipates her Master of Education in Counseling and Psychotherapy from OISE/University of Toronto in mid-2024, and holds a certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (CNA), a Bachelor of a Science in Nursing from University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University. She has also volunteered many hours with the Toronto Distress Centre and McGill’s Sexual Assault Centre crisis lines.
Kate supports adults with topics related to mood and anxiety, addictions, life-transitions, parenting, career burnout, sexuality, body-image, and self-esteem.
JD, RP (Qualifying) MA Candidate
Nick holds a JD (law degree), a BA, and is currently completing his MA in Counselling Psychology. He is an active member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science, the global community of ACT practitioners, researchers, and academics. Nick is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, which regulates the controlled act of psychotherapy in the province.
Supports adults with topics related to perfectionism, overwhelm, depression, work-related stress, parenting, 2SLGBTQ+ identities, and living a meaningful life.