Helping you cultivate personal growth & emotional insight with an evidence-based, client-centred approach.

Karen Shay

Registered Psychotherapist

Hi there! My name is Karen.
I'm a registered psychotherapist with a unique background (M.A. in Art Therapy, New York University). I offer online & in-person talk therapy to adults of all ages facing various life challenges & transitions.
I get a great sense of fulfilment helping clients integrate their life experiences into positive & meaningful personal narratives by setting goals & regulating emotions. In our sessions we will explore the underlying causes of your distress while also building skills, fostering growth & improving self-esteem.
Modes of therapy include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), psychodynamics & mindfulness.
Contact me today and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Areas of Practice

  • Depression

  • Anxiety


  • Workplace Stress

  • Substance Use

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • School Stress

  • Self-Esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief

  • Relationships

  • Existential Issues


New York University

MA in Art Therapy 2015


College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Registered Psychotherapist #06304


Cost per Session (60 min)

$140 (includes HST)

Covered by most extended benefits. Sliding scale options available.

Get in Touch / Book a Consultation

Office Location

1 Dundas St W.

Suite 2525
Toronto, ON M5G 2L5

Monday - Friday
10am - 7pm (flexible)

(437) 747-5430