Gillian McCallum

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist in Guelph

I am located in Guelph, ON, and am available for in-person counselling.

You can reach me at [email protected] or through our contact form to request a complimentary discussion of your situation and goals.

About Gillian McCallum

MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Guelph Counsellor for Families, Youth, and Young Adults | Queer Therapist

The first step is always the hardest, but it’s one we can take together.  I offer a warm, relaxed, non-judgemental approach to healing, no matter what your starting point is.

I am based in Guelph and offer in-person counselling.  I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist with over a decade of experience providing mental health counselling to children, teens, and young adults.  I identify as Queer.  In addition to my work at Spacious Mind Counselling, I also provide therapy and counselling to children and adolescents experiencing acute mental health crises at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener in their CAIP unit. My in-depth experience means I’m able to guide my clients confidently through the most challenging of issues.

I joined Spacious Mind Counselling with a goal of helping families and youth get ahead of problems or mitigate them before they spiral into crises.  Some of my areas of focus include:

  • LGBTQ2S+, sexuality, and gender identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sports and performance psychotherapy
  • ADHD and autism – AKA neurodivergence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Behaviour difficulties
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Parenting counselling

Youth and young adults may benefit from any of a variety of modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, collaborative and proactive solutions, brief-solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy skills, mindfulness, and crisis planning.

I can assess whether there is a larger mental health difficulty contributing to a youth’s struggles. That is important if the youth may be struggling with undiagnosed conditions such as ADHD, autism, OCD, or serious mental health issues. I believe it’s important to coordinate my efforts as a therapist with families’ efforts, and that parents are an integral part of child and youth mental health treatment.

In my spare time I enjoy parenting my 3 children, playing rugby, skiing, hiking with my lab, gardening, and exercising.

Contact me to schedule a complimentary 20-minute discussion of your needs and goals

[email protected]

Compassionate mental health support for people feeling overwhelmed.