The Healing Collective strives to deliver services which we understand to be:
- Responsive, trauma-informed and non-judgemental
- Lesbian, bisexual, and gay positive
- Welcoming to trans and gender expansive and sexually diverse communities
- Respectful of spiritual needs and practices
- Conscious of the impact of race, class, lived experiences, and sexual and gender identity on people’s lives
We are committed to challenging our own thinking as to not contribute to barriers that might limit access to our services. Some of the barriers we have identified relate to issues of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, class, family configuration, sexual orientation, abilities (mental, physical, intellectual), gender identity and expression, body size, age, immigration status, and nationality.
We acknowledge that health and well-being are impeded by many intersections, and that it is important to support people through acknowledging their lived experiences and how they are impacted by the social determinants of mental health.
We strive to be an equitable environment. We acknowledge practitioners at The Healing Collective are on a continuum of learning regarding people’s lived experiences.
The Healing Collective is located on the main floor of 2005 Danforth Avenue and barrier free entry can be provided through the rear entrance. The washroom is located on the main floor, but is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us with specific mobility queries and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
The Healing Collective recognizes that therapeutic services can be out of reach financially for many individuals. Many of our clinicians/therapists offer sliding scale on a limited and ongoing basis. Please discuss this with your therapist.
One of our main objectives at The Healing Collective is to support supporters. Therapists often work in isolation, without the opportunity to collaborate with peers and other helping professions in order to enrich their practices. We also recognize that the workforce is changing; many look for flexible work arrangements in order to supplement income, spend more time with loved ones, or for greater freedom to pursue their passions.
By creating both a virtual and physical community, Healing Collective aims to help practitioners grow their practices, connect with colleagues, and integrate shared knowledge from other practitioners into their work, in order to best meet the unique needs of their clients.
For our clients, we strive to be an equitable, comforting organization: a place for healing, growth, community, and transformation. We also hope to expand the ways mental health support is accessed in our community.
We’re also a member of the Danforth East community, and strive to be good citizens and contribute to our neighbourhood whenever possible. We are also open to partnerships and collaboration with businesses and organizations in our neighbourhood. If you have an idea for collaboration, please be in touch with us!
The members of The Healing Collective acknowledge that learning is a life-long process that’s essential for development and growth. We encourage our practitioners to explore educational opportunities and share their knowledge with Collective members through practitioner- and community-led workshops. If you would like to keep up-to-date on workshops being offered through The Healing Collective, please follow our Facebook page and check back for upcoming events.
If there are ways you feel we could improve our accessibility, practices, and access, we welcome your feedback. Please contact us at: email@example.com.
Our practice honours and values the Nation to Nation relationship between the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and settlers. The Healing Collective honours and acknowledges that our practice is situated on the traditional and enduring territory of the Mississaugas of New Credit. We acknowledge and honour that the city of Tkoronto is also situated on the territories of the Wendat, the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We acknowledge the continued and everlasting presence of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people on this land, and across Turtle Island. We also acknowledge the sacredness of the waters, earth, plants, animals, birds and the People of this land, and give respect and appreciation for their presence in our communities.