Online GroupTherapy, Free Sponsored Group
Therapy, and free Micro-Workshops

  • Free Sponsored Therapy Groups (Click Here to Learn How We Can Offer Free Online Groups)
  • Participate Anonymously (Click Here to Learn How)
  • Accessible to All, No Payment Required for Free Groups, No Hidden Fees
  • Live, Online Access from the Comfort of Your Home
  • Led by Registered Therapists
  • Over 20 Years’ Experience
  • 300,000+ Sessions to Date
  • Helping over 35,000+ Canadians Access Trusted Mental Health Support

Upcoming Free Online Group Schedule

AUGUST 2021

CBT for Anxiety – Thursdays, Starting Aug 5th, 6-7 pm (6 weeks)
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Nicole Callander (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

Anger Management Course 1 – Tuesday, August 10th, 6-8 pm
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Nicole Callander (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

SEPTEMBER 2021

CBT for Anxiety – Mondays, Starting Sept 13th, 7-8 pm (6 weeks)
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Jay Rao (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

Anger Management Course 1 – Tuesday, September 14th, 6-8 pm
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Nicole Callander (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

OCTOBER 2021

CBT for Anxiety – Thursdays, Starting Oct 7th, 6-7 pm (6 weeks)
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Nicole Callander (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

Anger Management Course 1 – Tuesday, October 12th, 6-8 pm
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Nicole Callander (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

NOVEMBER 2021

Anger Management Course 1 – Tuesday, November 9th, 6-8 pm
Cost: Free (Sponsored)
Therapist: Nicole Callander (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up


NEW IN NOVEMBER – Free Online Workshops –
Schedule To Be Announced

DECEMBER 2021

*no new groups will start in December
NEW: Free Online Workshop Registration Opens

JANUARY 2022

CBT for Anxiety – Mondays, Starting Jan 10th, 7-8 pm (6 weeks)
Cost: FREE (Sponsored)
Therapist: Jay Rao (Click for Bio)
Click Here for Group Details & Sign-Up

These are small groups and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the maximum number of participants is reached, the group will be closed for that session.

To View the Online Group Details, Read the Group Overview and Register:

CLICK HERE for Anger Management Course 1
CLICK HERE for CBT for Anxiety

Stay informed of our new online group dates, announcements, and upcoming free workshops by signing up for email notifications.

To date, we have helped over 35,000+
Canadians.

“My story began in the same place as many of our clients’ stories begin: in tragedy and grief. After losing a family member in an auto accident, I found the right support and it changed my life. This therapeutic connection helped me process my grief and began the healing process.

This experience changed the course of my life and began what would be our mission of creating Bayridge Counselling.”

KIM CHRISTINK , EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ANGER MANAGEMENT ONLINE GROUP

COURSE 1 – FREE

2.5 Hour Therapeutic Group

Sponsor: Bayridge Counselling Centres

Sponsored Online Therapy Groups are provided free of charge to participants. The costs to provide this group are covered by our partners as part of our shared mission to provide greater access to trusted mental health support. We care about your privacy. Sponsors never have access to participants’ information at any time

Click Here to Read Therapist’s Profile

PREFER TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE?

Our friendly client intake spacialist are here to assist you

905.319.1488

ANGER MANAGEMENT ONLINE GROUP

COURSE 2 -$299

2.5 Hour Therapeutic Group

Anger Management Group Therapy is offered in two independent courses. The first course is self-contained and you are not required to continue to the second course. For those wanting a more tailored help we recommend you continue with Course 2. Both anger management courses are led by a registered therapist.

Course 2 Cost: $299 (2.5 Hours)
Where: Online
Who Can Join: Anyone Who is 18 Years or Older and Has
Completed Course 1

Click Here to Read Therapist’s Profile

ANGER MANAGEMENT ONLINE GROUP

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM TAKING THE ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSE?

Do you find yourself with automatic, unhealthy behaviours when you are angry? Do you struggle to communicate why you are feeling angry? Do you struggle with being overwhelmed and using Anger behaviours to cope? Do you find your relationships, both professionally and personally, are being affected in a negative way because of your anger? Then this course is for you!

Our clients come from all walks of life. People that find them self exploding at work, in the car or with friends and family. Mom’s and Dad’s who struggle and are looking for a better way to express their anger with their children.

People that have already found themselves in trouble with the law. Pre-Court -Clients who want to show the Crown that they acknowledge they have struggled with anger, and have been proactive in getting the tools needed to avoid being a repeat offender. Post-Court: Courtordered Anger Management Program to assist clients who need to stop the ‘Destructive Vicious Cycle of Anger’!

OUR COURSE WILL TEACH YOU:

  • How to react in a healthier manner when someone triggers you.
  • Recognize your triggers so that you can avoid automatic behaviours in our personal relationships.
  • Understand your emotional needs and how they differ from friendships, acquaintances and with our partners.
  • Understand the vicious cycle of anger in relationships (what happens when we don’t use listening skills, communication, power struggles, being overwhelmed and bringing it home to the relationship, blaming, personalization etc, but all our emotional eggs in our partners basket instead of having a wider network of emotional support).
  • Explore forgiveness for past hurts.
  • Plus, much, much, more!

When would this course not be right?

If there is domestic violence in your home that stems from trust, affair issues, past trauma then this would not be a good fit and we would encourage you to call us for some individual counselling.

THERE IS HELP.

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU.

“It can be normal for everyone to be angry at times. But if a person feels angry most of the time, or their temper tends to flare up fast and often, then anger could be a problem.”

ANGER MANAGEMENTCOURSE OUTLINES

Anger Management Online Group Therapy is offered in two independent courses. The first course is self-contained and you are not required to continue to the second course. For those wanting additional support, you can continue with the Profile-Focused Course 2. Both anger management courses are therapeutic groups led by a registered therapist.

COURSE 1

COST: FREE

Join us for the 2.5 hours free group
and learn:

COURSE 1 - COST: FREE

JOIN US FOR THE 2.5 HOUR FREE GROUP AND LEARN:

1. What is Anger? We discuss what we think anger means to us and define Anger.

2. How would you create an Anger Person? What triggers us? Is it Stress? Not having close friends? Do you struggle to communicate effectively when angry?

3. What are the Origins of Anger? Where does our anger behaviours come from? What do I behave differently than others that I know when I'm angry?

4. Why do we get Angry? In this section, we discuss our emotional needs and what happens when one of our needs aren't being met.

5. What are the Myths about Anger? Who gets angry more men or women? Do I need to be aggressive to be heard and get what I want?

6. Keeping Anger logs: We learn how to track our Chronic Anger Scale. How often are we angry? and at level is our anger?

7. What are the Costs and benefits to anger? I am sure we can all think of a few costs but did you know there are healthy benefits to anger as well?

8. The Fight and Flight response. Learning about our automatic behaviours when angry.

9. Assessment: What do I do to make People Angry?

PREFER TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE?

Our friendly intake specialist are here to assist you.

905.319.1488

COURSE 2

COST: $299

Join us for the 2.5 hour course two
portion and learn:

If you found Course 1 helpful, come join us for Course 2 where we will look at your individual profiles to delve deeper into helping you understand your specific triggers and what to do about them.

COURSE 2 - COST: $299

IN THIS PORTION OF OUR COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:

1. Anger Profile- Based on your Anger Profile assessment, what are your triggers?

2. The Path of Anger: Learning the path from Automatic behaviours to the unconscious state.

3. Automatic Behaviours, Thoughts and Feelings. Learning about each of these terms.

4. Creating a Healthy Path of Anger by learning the 8 steps to overcoming Anger.

5. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Learning about Cognitive Distortions and Core Values

6. Assessment: Assertiveness

PREFER TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE?

Our friendly intake specialist are here to assist you.

905.319.1488

CBT FOR ANXIETY ONLINE GROUP

COST: FREE (Value$660)

6-Week Therapeutic Group

Sponsor: Bayridge Counselling Centres

Who Can Attend: Anyone Who is 18 Years Old and Suffers from Anxiety. This group would not be suitable for those suffereing with anxiety due to PTSD. Please call us to discuss a PTSDspecialized therapeutic plan.

Click Here to Read Therapists’ Profiles

PREFER TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE?

Our friendly client intake spacialist are here to assist you.

905.319.1488

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR ANXIETY

Is anxiety causing you difficulty at work, home, school or in relationships? Many people live with significant anxiety that creates emotional distress.

You are not alone. Often it is difficult to determine why it is happening or what to do about it when you feel overwhelmed and anxious.

Our goal is to create a safe therapeutic space led by a professional psychotherapist to answer your questions, provide therapy and to help you create a path to wellness and emotional calm.

You may have many questions and we can help you find the answers.

Providing online group therapy aligns with our Community Mission to increase access to trusted mental health support for all.

What's Covered In The Group? 6 - Week Outline

MODULE 1 - Why do I worry?

  • Causes of anxiety
  • Genetic
  • Life Stressors
  • Medical
  • Hormonal

MODULE 2 - How do my thoughts impact my feelings

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Model - linking thoughts to emotions to behaviour
  • Challenging anxiety and looking for distortion that creates anxiety

MODULE 3 - How do my daily habits impact my anxiety?

  • Many different aspects of daily living impact anxiety
  • Activity level
  • Sleep habits
  • Negative focus
  • Diet
  • Caffeine

MODULE 4 - What can I do to feel less anxious

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Diet and exercise
  • Reduce stress
  • Medication if indicated

MODULE 5 - Why does my anxiety seem to get better and then come back again?

  • Identifying anxiety-causing triggers and situations
  • Noticing the beginning stages of anxiety and creating a plan to prevent significant anxiety

MODULE 6 - How do I get well and stay well?

  • Creating a wellness plan to stay emotionally healthy
  • Identifying situations and triggers that may lead to elevated anxiety

ABOUT BAYRIDGE COUNSELLING CENTRES

Our journey began with Bayridge Counselling Centres. Over 20 years ago, our founder Kim Christink, opened the first clinic and we have since grown to nine centres throughout Ontario, with 40+ therapy specialists. Along with support staff, we also employ caring client coordinators who will focus on understanding your needs in order to match you with the best therapist for you.

Online therapy groups are led by the same qualified therapists that work in our centres. All Bayridge therapists are hand-picked and must meet our Excellence in Therapy qualifications.

Through this journey we have seen how hard it has been for some people to access trusted, quality mental health support. Our mission has always been the same. We develop services and work with partners with one focused desire: to increase the access to quality mental health support.

How Can We Offer FREE Group Therapy for Some Sessions?

Learn more about how we engage with our community to increase access to mental health support for all.

FREE Sponsored
Groups

As part of our community we have partnered with companies that share our vision to bring greater access to mental health support. Through sponsored partnerships, these companies agree to cover the costs for one group per month. Your privacy is our priority. We never share any participant’s info with sponsors.

Online Group
Therapy

Along with free sponsored group therapy, we also offer affordable group sessions for a 1-time fee. Wondering what type of issues are covered through group therapy? They include anger management, family conflict, how to talk to your teens, dealing with betrayal, and more. Reach out to us for a full schedule of upcoming groups.

Capturing Efficiencies Through Technology

With access to the internet through our smart devices, more people are able to access services online that previously could only be offered in person. If, at any time, group therapy participants wish to schedule a 1-on-1 session with the therapist, they can simply book an online session, regardless of the therapist’s location.

How it Works

We’re here to answer any questions you may have on how group therapy works:

Easy Access Online

All our group therapy sessions are offered online. Log in from the comfort of your home. Our online group therapy is offered over a private connection.

Participate Anonymously

Group therapy may feel uncomfortable for some. We understand that and this is why we allow all participants the choice to either enable their video or use an anonymous avatar. Click here to learn more about our group protocols..

Registered Therapists

All online therapy groups are led by registered Bayridge therapists. Bayridge Counselling Centres include 40+ therapist specialists.

OUTSTANDING THERAPISTS &
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

  • Registered Social Workers
  • Registered Psychotherapists
  • Registered Psychologists
  • Educational Specialists
  • ADHD Program for Kids & Teens
  • Sexual Health Specialist
  • Psycho-Educational Specialists
  • Medical Doctors

EXPERIENCE MATTERS:

We’ve supported 35,000+ individuals and completed over 300,000 sessions to date.

MEET OUR ONLINE GROUP
THERAPIST: CBT for
Anxiety and Anger
Management

Nicole Callandar, RSSW
Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers

Focus: Anger Management, Adults, Adolescents, Youth Issues, Self-esteem, Teen-Parent Relationships, Mental Health Issues, Problematic Behaviour

“I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have specialized training in Anger Management, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Individuals with Special Needs and Adolescents.

My biggest passion is empowering individuals to find the resources they need to become the best version of themselves.

For my clients with anger issues, I help navigate through their triggers and their unhealthy automatic behaviours. We journey on a path of self awareness towards a goal of creating healthier behaviours when we are angry.

I am also experienced to help individuals of all ages overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, work and stress management. I am the mother of four children. Two of my children have special needs (my daughter has a severe genetic disability and my son has ADHD, Executive Functioning issues and severe learning disabilities).

It’s a rewarding and privileged experience to walk along the path of self-empowerment with my clients. I would be honoured to take the journey with you.”

MEET OUR ONLINE GROUP
THERAPIST: CBT for
Anxiety

Jay Rao, BSc, MS Psy
Registered Psychotherapist

Focus: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Pain, Weight Management, Addictions, Life Transitions, Sports Performance, and Wellness Development

“As a counsellor and healthcare professional driven by compassion and a commitment to others, I believe that humans have the capacity to solve even the most complex of problems through utilizing themselves as their own resource. My education allows me the ability to help guide you through the most challenging issues in your life, but ultimately the greatest joy I receive is witnessing a sense of value, self-identity, and self-worth return as a result of reconnecting with the one person that matters the very most: you.

In treatment I rely on Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solutions-Based Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. Additionally, I draw from medical models of health in the facilitation of rehabilitation, dietary, and wellness goals for individuals. I am passionate about educating and motivating others to achieve the quality of life they deserve.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ONLINE GROUP THERAPY

Although all therapeutic groups follow the rule “what is said in group, stays in group” and participants gree not to discuss anything about others in their group, we understand that this trust can be challenging and uncomfortable, so you may remain anonymous when in group.

Bayridge uses Zoom to run the groups. The settings provide you with the option to add an avatar (a picture of something other than yourself), as well as the ability to set your name with first name only or a nickname.

Although you can have complete anonymity from other participants in the group, the therapist must know who you are. When you register for the group you will be asked to provide correct information and also asked what name you would like to go by while participating in the online group.

Please note, if you are needing a certificate for court purpose, the therapists needs your camera turned on. In these situations, our therapist needs to be able to report that you have attended.

Sponsored Online Therapy Groups are provided free of charge to participants

The costs to provide this group are covered by ur partners as part of our shared mission to provide greater access to trusted mental health support.

To sign up, you simply contact our front office and the client care specialist will assist you in registering for the group. They will need to do a quick intake over the phone which will include gathering some general information and the name you will use in the group. They will also answer any questions you may have. You will then be scheduled into the group sessions and be sent an invite and a consent form to be completed.
Our therapists are busy and see clients back-to-back, all day; however, we have a wonderful administrative team who will help you out by answering any questions you might have and sending a message to your therapist, if needed.

Yes! You may certainly continue with individual counselling after you have completed the group sessions! Many clients like to move on to individual sessions to continue on the road to increased self-awareness and growth in other areas of their life or relationships.

Having a therapist is much like having other health professionals on your team, like your dentist, massage therapist or trainer. These are people we have in our lives to help us keep healthy.

We have a wide range of exceptional therapists to choose from. Our therapists have a variety of credentials, specializations and years of experience and, as such, the fees vary from therapist to therapist. Our helpful client care specialist will assist you in selecting a therapist who will be a good fit for you.

For those of you who have extended health care benefits through work, your sessions may be covered. Please look into your benefits to determine what credentials your therapist is required to have.

Of course! We have two client care specialists who would be happy to answer any questions you may have about joining up for a group

They are on the phone and ready to help!

Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 6pm Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

Or you can live chat with them on our website. After hours you can email them.

Participants must abide by the following rules.

  • Respect the emotional safety of the confidential environment.
  • To create an environment everyone feels safe sharing in, we require confidentiality from the participants. What happens and is said in the group is confidential. It is not to be shared outside of the group.
  • Respect for all participants is expected. Not everyone’s experience with anxiety is the same. It is important to have an open mind about other participants’ experiences.
  • Give opportunity for all group members to participate.
  • The same participants will be together for the full six-week program.