Welcome!  I’m Silvana Bazet, Registered Psychotherapist.  Here you will find information about my psychotherapy practice and my work as consultant, clinical supervisor and educator.

Please note that I am not taking new clients at this time. Thank you for your interest in my practice.

I have been in private practice for over 17 years and I have worked with people from all walks of life. I do individual and couple/relationship psychotherapy (for both monogamous and polyamorous relationships). I provide services in English and Spanish.  I strive to create a relaxing atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable and safe.  I have a practical approach that encourages reflecting on the present and making connections to the past to understand the feelings that are troubling clients right now.

I also specialize in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, genderqueer, transgender and transsexual adults and their family members, as well as people from racialized (also called people of colour) and immigrant communities, including adult children of immigrants. I understand in depth the racism BIPOC people are facing at this time.

I am also kink positive and poly positive.

For more detailed information, please browse the pages listed on the right.

I am always happy to answer questions but please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page before you contact me. Many of your questions will be answered by reading the information there. You can contact me by email at: silvanabazet [at] hushmail [dot] com, or by phone at 416-535-5705.

Please note that I am unable to respond to emergencies. If you are in crisis, please contact the Gerstein Centre Crisis line: 416-929-5200, or 416-408-HELP (4357).

If you are looking for information regarding my research about lesbian, bisexual and queer women and trans people living with non-apparent or invisible chronic illnesses and/or conditions go to the Research page.

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