The Healing Collective was born of a need for a mental wellness community in East End Toronto. Abby Rozen, a local social worker and psychotherapist with a successful private practice found herself with an ever-growing waitlist. Private practice gave Abby the flexibility to devote time to her young family while still growing her business, and she would often have other therapists and healing professionals reach out to her for advice on transitioning to self-employment and growing a practice.
Abby met Caroline Starr, an experienced writer, project manager and community builder through a number of neighbourhood projects, and together, they decided to think about what a community of healing professionals could bring to Woodbine/Danforth, and what a community would need to flourish. The Healing Collective is the result.