Chris Cowan,Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Chris Cowan,Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - 14453
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Individual $175 & Couples & Family $195 per therapeutic hour.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


5959 Anderson Street Whitby, ON L1M 2E9
Brooklin, Ontario L1M2E9

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My Approach to Helping

Unlocking profound growth from life's challenges—let's reveal your true potential together.

Your mental health struggles might seem overwhelming, but they offer you a profound opportunity for healing and growth. I always strive to make therapy an uplifting & empowering experience. Even when working through painful & challenging obstacles, I will ground you in your strengths while helping you develop new perspectives that strengthen, lead & inspire you. I have had the honour of helping thousands of individuals through 15 years of counselling, 10 years of personal development coaching and speaking across Canada on emotional development, leadership and growth-mindset. I am passionate & commited to serving people like you.
I combine Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Extensional Therapy to help you develop the mental and emotional skills that allow you to be present and genuine, both with yourself and with others. These skills will help you learn to navigate & process challenging thoughts & emotions in ways that serve you and your purpose.
No matter what you're struggling with mentally, emotionally, or relationally, you will have the time & space to open up, heal, and cultivate skills. This process will not only get you unstuck but help you build the life you want to experience. There is always hope, even if you can't feel it. Are you ready for change?

More Info About My Practice

I use Narrative & Existential Therapy, allowing you to share your story & experiences, providing validation, processing, healing, & learning from challenging memories. Then, I use Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to teach you how to live authentically and effectively in the present moment, enabling you to captain your emotional & mental ship rather than being at the mercy of daily fluctuations.

In your first session, you'll share your story, challenges, & goals; don't worry, I'll assist if you're nervous. Each session begins with your weekly update & topics of interest. Along the way, I'll teach you mindful thought & emotion management while highlighting your strengths, & insights. I like making the journey of addressing challenges an empowering and hopeful process. Ready for some hope?

We have clients pay upfront for services. We will provide an emailed receipt for you to forward directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is always good to check your plan to ensure they cover psychotherapy specifically & to know the amount of coverage you have.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about psychotherapy is that I'm continuously inspired by the bravery of those who face their mental and emotional battles head-on, choosing transformation over stagnation. My experience of the past 30 years working with thousands of individuals has deepened my understanding and respect for the human capacity to rise above adversity and the incredible potential for growth and self-discovery that lives in every person.
The privilege of guiding someone back to their intrinsic strengths, often buried beneath layers of struggle, is a process I approach with both humility and excitement. Our therapeutic journey together isn't just about confronting pain or challenges; it's about recognizing that these experiences, while significant, don't define you. There's an immense joy in helping uncover the 'more' that each person embodies, the vast, untapped potential waiting to be expressed.
As we walk this path together, addressing your hurdles and healing from past wounds, we also undertake an experience of discovery. It's a process of unveiling the extraordinary individual you are, equipped with an innate capacity for wholeness, peace, and enduring strength. I love what I do, and walking with people like you who choose to heal, recover, grow and become is an honour.

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Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and SERVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC. I also have extensive experience working with and training leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives. I enjoy incorporating a clients beliefs, faith or passions into their therapy experience. If it is important to you, then I bring a profound respect of your values into treatment and help you align with them in a way that serves you best. I am an ally for the LGBTQ2+ community and am passionate in helping you to discover, define and authentically live out who you truly are. (I am a proud father to straight, queer and transgender daughters )

Industries & Communities Served

  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Shame
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

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