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“It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.” – Jay Marshall

I created First Step Men's Therapy in 2021 with one purpose: help men across Ontario develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. Therapy can be very stigmatizing, especially for men. That was my experience. Since opening First Step Men's Therapy, men from across Ontario have reached out for support on a wide variety of mental health issues. 


For years, I tried to get better on my own, only to struggle more and suffer greater difficulties and consequences. Life changed for me when I took the "first step" and sought support from a therapist that was able to help guide and support me on my journey. Today, I have selected a talented team of therapists who are highly skilled and trained to assist you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.

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Adam Gelinas, B.A., MACP
Clinic Director
Registered Psychotherapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist - Candidate


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Why "First Step" Men's Therapy? 

Change can begin with a single step. That step could be reaching out to a friend or family member, or sending an email or calling a mental health professional. It could even mean recognizing that one no longer has the tools and resources to get better on their own. Taking the first step requires a leap of courage, faith, trust, and a desire for something better. Those who work with us want change and know that sometimes, this may mean reaching out for help and support through a knowledgeable and trusted therapist. 

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Why choose First Step Men's Therapy?

We offer an integrative approach to your mental health therapy.

We focus on a wide range of treatment modalities and approaches to help support you in your journey rather than a "cookie-cutter" approach that treats everyone the same.

We offer a variety of appointment times to meet your needs and schedule.

Our clinicians work a variety of different hours. From morning to evening, weekday to weekend; we try our best to find a good fit for your schedule.

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Our session fees range in price to accommodate those with different financial requirements.

Individuals have a chance to work with a specialist or, if necessary, one of our interns for a reduce session fee. (limited spaces available)

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