Susan deJonge

Susan deJonge

Associate Therapist
MEd., OCT, MACP, RP (qualifying)

Pronouns: she/her

Accepting New Clients

ADHD, Autism & Neurodivergence, LGBTQ+

Session Types
Individual & Relationship

Age Range

Session Delivery
Phone, Video, In-Person

Session Rate
Individual: $130 + HST

Contact Info

Additional Specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Neurodivergence
  • Parenting & Caregiving
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Teacher Support

Do you feel conflicted and confused about your purpose and meaning in life? Are you struggling with the relationship that you have with yourself and others? To live is to experience human struggle; human struggle within ourselves and with others. Navigating life’s challenges and problems in uncertain times can feel lonely and overwhelming. Thoughts, emotions and behaviours make it difficult to live in the present, leaving us anxious and unsettled about the future. Although we cannot choose our struggles, every human being has within themselves the agency and freedom to navigate their pathway forward. The act of reaching out for help is a sign of strength and a desire for connection.

I’ve always wanted to help human beings. After 30 years as a teacher, kids have taught me the greatest lessons in life: humility, understanding, curiosity, and empathy. I will meet you where you stand and support you as you take steps forward. Our journey will embrace your internal thoughts and feelings, enabling you to meet the challenges in today’s world.

I’ll ask questions of curiosity in a non-judgemental way. I love a good metaphor, although I can sometimes get carried away! I enjoy structure and humour at times. If you identify in the LGBTQ+ community, I have experience and training to support you on your road to empowerment. If you struggled in school and are discovering adult parts of your neurodivergence such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia, I will hear you, provide a new perspective, and give you tools to try new things. 

Professional Background

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have a Masters of Education from University of Toronto. The transition from education to mental health was a gradual and natural change. During the last 10 years as a Learning Resource Teacher, I pivoted towards a focus on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children, mindfulness, advocacy and empowerment, and providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth.

On a Personal Note…

My identity as a partner, mom, daughter, teacher, learner and friend has helped me to deal with some of life’s experiences in love, loss and illness. Personally, I have struggled with perfectionism which resulted in chronic fatigue and burnout at the age of 40.

As I look back, I am grateful that I was able to seek support through therapy, allowing me to carve a pathway forward in a more compassionate and intentional way.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me outside walking in nature, connecting with friends, or reading a good book. I love plants and am mediocre at keeping them alive!
I would be honoured to share in your lived experiences.

Training & Continuing Education

  • LGBTQ+ Summit, May, 2023
  • ADHD Psychotherapy Matters, May, 2023
  • Walk and Talk Training Course Certificate, February, 2023
  • Positively Impacted: The Art and Science of Applying Positive Psychology in Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate, February, 2023
  • 2SLGBTQ Foundations Course Certificate, January, 2023
  • Brief Focused Counselling Skills Certificate from Crisis and Trauma Research Institute, December, 2022
  • Sleep Disturbance in Frontline Workers: Practical Ways to Improve Your Sleep, November, 2022
  • Sexual Abuse Prevention Certificate, Ontario College of Teachers, 2022
  • Suicide ASIST Certification, HWDSB, 2018