Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

(He/Him Pronouns) 

Are you feeling stuck in your relationship? Do you and your partner wish to talk about what you are both going through and explore making some changes? 

Are you a dad-to-be? A new dad or maybe you have kids and are feeling burned-out? An experienced dad who is unsure about what this fatherhood business is all about? A dad who would like to connect better to his kids and family?

Let’s talk. 

I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto in 1994 and my Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology from York University in 1992.  I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.  I have taken numerous workshops and courses. I remain committed to ongoing professional development. 

I have many years of direct practice experience (28) providing a range of services such as individual, couples, and family counselling as well as group work, wellness coaching and case management.   More recently, I worked at a large family service agency in Toronto for eight and a half years providing individual and couple counselling, and running men’s groups focusing on emotional intelligence, coping with transitions, fathering, and dealing with intimate partner difficulties. Now, I am running a full-time private practice where I exclusively offer support to individuals and couples through The Healing Collective. 

I live in the East York community with my wife of twenty eight years and our son.  We love the neighbourhood and enjoy browsing the shops along Danforth East, taking a walk on the boardwalk at the Beach, going for a coffee in Leslieville and visiting the Brick Works.


  • Individual Counselling: I provide one-on-one counselling in a relaxed space for you to explore your life challenges in a non-judgemental, affirming atmosphere.

  • Couple Counselling:  Couple counselling provides an opportunity for you and your significant other to explore issues that are causing tension within your relationship. I use an interactive, strength-based and empathic approach to assist couples with improving communication, increasing trust, strengthening intimacy and creating positive change in the relationship. 

  • Men’s Counselling:  For some men, it can be difficult to talk and share with others about problems related to identity, relationships, intimacy and vulnerability because of cultural norms and societal expectations; rigid and sometimes unhealthy forms of masculinity.  This unease around sharing can sometimes lead to problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, toxic shame, anger issues, and intimate partner conflicts. Unfortunately, many men seem to suffer in silence about their emotional pain.  I provide a relaxed space for men to talk freely about their challenges such as problems related to identity, relationships, fathering and work-life balance, intimacy and sexuality, work, health, stress, depression, anxiety, shame, anger and so on.

  • Group Counselling:  I have extensive experience running men’s groups. During the past eight and a half years, I have run three different men’s groups dealing with anger management, intimate partner violence and it’s negative impact on partners and children.  

Fees (Cost per Session):

Individual Therapy – $150

Couples Therapy – $170

Payment By:  Bank e-Transfer, Cash. 

Sliding Scale – I do reserve a few spots at a reduced rate. Please let me know if cost is a barrier and we can try to find a rate that works.

Insurance Plans:   Please verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit. 

My approach: 

I believe that people’s lives are unique and often quite multi-layered.  Therefore, I do not believe in a ‘one-size fits all’ approach.  My counselling approach is informed by several therapeutic orientations such as Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Family Systems. My work with couples draws primarily upon the work of John Gottman, Family Systems and I also draw inspiration from relational therapists such as Esther Perel and Terry Real. When working with couples, I see my role as more of a facilitator of dialogue than as a “fixer.” I invite couples to have conversations about how they want to be in a relationship with each other based on their beliefs, values, commitments and make choices around how they could better live their lives. I believe in self-determination and that each partner in the relationship has to decide for themselves if they wish to continue walking on a path together with their partner or take a separate path.

Availability and Contact:

Video, In-Person + Walk & Talk sessions. 

In-Person sessions are in Danforth East (masks, hand-sanitizer and an air purifier are available as needed).   

The video platform that I use is which is compliant with PHIPA and PIPEDA.  Serving the Province of Ontario only.

Regular Hours:

Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm

Fri – 9am – 4pm

To arrange a free telephone consultation, please contact me at 416-467-7208 or by email at:

You may also book directly through The  Healing Collective at:

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Quick Profile

Name:Greg Babcock


Speciality:Individual & Couple Counselling

Degree:Master of Social Work