Dave Neary

Registered Psychotherapist

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Specializing in Mental Health & Substance Use Counselling


Services Offered

I offer counselling services to the Greater Kingston area in person and across Ontario remotely (via phone or secure video platform). My goal is for you to live a more peaceful and balanced life and to learn coping strategies to carry with you after counselling is completed.

My age range for clients is 16 years and up. I do not provide counselling to the under 16 age group or Couples Counselling.

Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety is a condition that can paralyze people in their day-to-day activities. I will help you to identify what makes you anxious and we will work together to develop coping skills that you can use to live a less anxious life.

Substance Use / Addiction Counselling

Often people who engage in substance abuse are trying to mask some form of pain from their past. I will work with you to help you adopt a harm-reduction approach to substance abuse or complete abstinence.

Depression Or Mood Disorders

Depression is very common and affects one in five Canadian adults at some point in their lives. I can help you to explore the core elements of your depression and learn how to live a more fulfilling and happy life.

Stress Management

Sometimes stress can overwhelm us and affect our ability to cope. Helping you to identify your stressors and learn coping strategies is my goal so that you can live a life that is less stressful. Remember that we cannot eliminate stress – it is all about coping and managing it.

LGBTQQIP2SAA Counselling

I have experienced the myriad of issues that face LGBTQ clients over the span of life. Whether it is coming-out challenges, relations with family and friends, pursuing and maintaining a long-term relationship, or navigating the waters of being single are all areas where I can assist you.

Grief & Loss Counselling

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness.

Benefits of Psychotherapy

The benefits of psychotherapy are limitless and may impact in many ways. Some include sleeping habits, eating habits, behavioural changes, stress-relieving, infertility, work performance, physical growth, crisis management, etc. Below is the list of some of the psychotherapy benefits in detail.

  • Psychotherapy encourages mindfulness and self-reflection among people, resulting in increased self-awareness and an improved understanding of their own behaviour.
  • Therapy helps see the world through a more realistic, compassionate, and empathetic lens.
  • Therapy can help people become better observers of their thoughts and feelings.
  • Therapists are trained to help their clients make sense of their experiences through nonverbal communication (e.g., looks, tone of voice, gestures) and verbal communication (e.g., sharing the client’s spoken dialogue verbatim). These skills can be transferred to your everyday life and help you listen more objectively and empathetically.
  • Psychotherapy encourages clients to practice dealing with their emotions, making them more resilient in stressful situations.
  • Therapy encourages individuals to examine their beliefs, helping them develop a clear sense of identity and leave negative thought patterns behind.
  • Therapy helps people think more objectively and see the world as it is, rather than experiencing life from an entirely personal point of view.
  • Therapeutic progress can allow people to build better self-esteem and develop a more positive identity.
  • Therapy helps clients become more accepting of themselves and their place in the world.
  • Therapy can help clients become more creative in their work by encouraging them to look at a problem from a different perspective.
  • Psychotherapy helps individuals understand the how and why of interpersonal relationships, which can boost self-esteem and allow them to build better social connections.

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