Leaside Therapy Centre

For your emotional health and well-being

Hazel Zemel

Hazel Zemel, M.S.W., Registered Social Worker - Psychotherapy

I am a Therapist with over 30 years experience of working in 3 different countries with people like you and struggles like yours. I believe that people want to be the “Best” partner, parent, student, employee that they can be, but things go astray. I have a deep appreciation of your story and an ability to get to the ‘heart of the matter’ quickly. You will find me compassionate, thorough and engaged. I believe that the connection between therapist and client helps open new avenues and solutions and I bring a warm and open presence to the work. Finding out ‘what and who else you can be’ and your children ‘can also be’ infuses the family with a new hope and energy.

My track record of success speaks to my skills. Understanding your situation allows me to assist you in getting to where you need to be. My success as a therapist crosses socio-economic boundaries and cultures. Creative and curious , I am appreciated for my abilty to “think out of the box” and my commitment to you and your family.Humour is a big part of the therapy and the ability to laugh together allows a new mindfulness and energy into the process.

Starting therapy now when you are feeling stuck, anxious, worried, depressed, or even unsettled, stressed or angry about your life and your important relationships allows you to bring a motivation towards improvement.

If you have moved to a new city/country and your supports are no longer there; if you have gone through a life changing event- birth, graduation, marriage, divorce, re –partnering, retirement, death – and need help to understand its impact and get support to ‘move on’; if you suddenly find that your relationships have too much conflict and too little intimacy; if you feel it is time to address a trauma from your past; if you feel you have gotten ‘off-track’ with your dreams and goals; if you just want to ‘talk through ‘ some of your ideas… NOW is the best time to begin.

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Therapy is not covered by OHIP. Coverage is available through some extended health benefit programs.


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