Lynette Gillis Therapy

Welcome. We can start anywhere. 

You may be coming to therapy for the first time, returning after a long absence, suffering from a difficult life event, or feeling a lack of joy in your day-to-day life. You may feel lonely, frustrated, complacent or just wonder if life can be better. I believe that therapy can have profound effects in living your life more fully. I’m here to meet you where you’re at now - ready to listen, free of judgment.



I practice a relational model of therapy that’s rooted in the belief that emotional distress is often caused in your closest relationships, both past and present.

I offer you a space where you can feel whatever you're feeling and express what is difficult to say. I listen closely to your story and together we explore the meaning you make of it. I support you through life transitions and change. There’s no problem too big or too small to bring.

We explore your patterns of thoughts and feelings and how they affect your relationships and your sense of self. We look at what long-standing strategies and behavioural patterns you’ve formed and whether they’re still serving you.

This interactive process can be reparative by helping you build new self-understandings and perspectives, contributing to feeling more connected in your relationships and giving you a greater sense of well-being in your life.

My approach is nurturing and nonjudgmental. I operate from a feminist, anti-oppressive, LGBTQ*-affirmative framework. Everyone is welcome.


About Me


I’m in my second year at The Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), a rigorous psychotherapy training program accredited by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Under the guidance of experienced therapists and TIRP faculty, I am supervised in my work with clients. I’m a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).

I’m a drummer and musician who has spent many years working on my craft. I’ve toured and recorded and am drawn to the creative life. A native to Halifax, I have a BFA in visual art from NSCAD University and an MFA in studio art from the University of British Columbia.

My interest in therapy developed in my teenage years with personal therapy helping me through difficult stages of my adult life. My approach has been influenced by working in arts education and with marginalized communities at non-profit charities in Toronto for over a decade.

I’m currently seeing clients on Fridays. I offer talk therapy to adults over 18. To book an appointment, send an email to



As a student-in-training I charge $50 per 50 minute session. Fees are payable by cash, cheque or e-transfer at the time of session.

24 hours’ notice is required to cancel appointments free of charge.



My office is located at 24 O’Hara Avenue in Parkdale. The location is easily accessible by TTC with a streetcar stop at Queen and O’Hara. There is street parking for bikes and cars. My office is on the 2nd floor and can only be accessed by stairs.

To contact me send an email to or fill out your information here. Your information is kept confidential.

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