Brenda Ponic, MSW, RSW

338B Pape Ave.,
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 2W7

• Individual Therapy
• Group Therapy
• Couple Therapy
• Clinical Supervision

Healing from
Trauma & Abuse
Relationships, Trust & Communication
Dealing With
Difficult Emotions
Expanding Your
Coping Strategies

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For immediate support call the following
24 hour a day crisis lines:

The Gerstein Centre at 416-929-5200

The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults living in the city of Toronto who experience mental health problems.  The Centre provides supportive counselling for immediate crisis issues and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues.  This service is a community mental health service and is non-medical.   Psychiatric assessment, severe self-harm or suicide attempts are referred to a hospital.

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 416-863-0511

This service is anonymous and confidential, and provides crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, and information and referrals to all those who have experienced any form of abuse.
You don’t have to give your name.
The toll-free number won’t show up on your phone bill.
They do not have call display.

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape at 416-597-8808

TRCC/MWAR is a grassroots, women-run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.

The Distress Centre at 416-408-HELP (4357)

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, this crisis line provides emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention to those who call them.

Links & Resources

211 Toronto, Guide to Social Services
Sidran Institute, Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Publications
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
TED Ideas Worth Spreading
Talks by Tara Brach, Insight Meditation Community of Washington