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Get Your Life Back on Track with Psychological Counselling in Thunder Bay

The team at Thunder Bay Psychology, have encouraged better mental health for over 30 years. We provide counselling services in Thunder Bay with a belief in putting your needs first. Our team takes pride in providing you with complete hands-on services and counselling, where your voice is heard. When you come to us, we take great care to inspect your requirements, concerns, and lifestyle and devise a tailor-made strategy for you.


Dr. Paul Johnston, a psychologist at our centre, is a dynamic therapist who approaches each client with a new perspective. He will help you address both your immediate and long-standing concerns. By giving you the tools you need to tackle the issues you might have, he enables you to enhance the quality of your life.


We provide comprehensive counselling services that help you deal with various issues. When you walk into our office, you can expect a comfortable space where you feel empowered to express yourself. If you'd like to schedule an appointment with us, please get in touch.

What We Do

With sensitivity and compassion, we provide additional support in managing the stress and challenges of daily life. Our counselling services can provide assistance with any of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Overcoming Trauma
  • Relationship Strain
  • Familial Problems
  • Adjustment Difficulties (e.g., family life, new job)
  • Addressing Maladaptive Coping Strategies (e.g., substance use, self-harm)

With an integration of complementary methods, we draw from various styles and techniques to determine strategies uniquely helpful to each individual. Together with our clients, our therapists develop and build on individual strengths to assist in achieving life goals. In doing so, we emphasize the need for a cost-effective, empirically supported assessment and intervention.

For anxiety counselling in Thunder Bay, Call Thunder Bay Psychology today.

The Counselling Services Thunder Bay Needs

All the techniques employed by our trusted clinicians at Thunder Bay Psychology are tailored to suit the specific requirements of each individual. Some of the treatments offered include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) —  Among today’s most popular forms of psychotherapy, CBT can be very successful in treating anxiety and depression. CBT identifies behaviours that can result from misdirected thought patterns. New coping mechanisms are developed for the patient, and in many cases, CBT eliminates the need for medication.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) — This form of therapy can be very effective in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The objective is to eliminate “reliving” the traumatic event, and recall the incident without the associated feeling of intense pain or upset. EMDR mirrors what happens during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and helps the patient review the traumatic event in a less disturbing manner.
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) – We use CAT to help a patient understand why they may think or feel the way they do determined by past events or relationships. With cognitive therapy techniques, our goal is to help you develop the tools you need to cope with life issue(s) in a healthier way.

Types of Counselling Available in Thunder Bay



Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Marriage and Couples

Personality Disorders


When Should You Contact Us?


Get in touch with us if:

  • You are feeling depressed, worried or anxious
  • You are having difficulty dealing with personal issues
  • You are overwhelmed with stress
  • You are feeling hopeless


We understand how difficult it can be coming forward to speak with someone about your challenges. We pride ourselves in being compassionate, supportive and non-judgmental. We will provide you with a safe and comfortable environment to diagnose and treat your illness.

Your Well Being is Our Priority

We are here to guide you in finding the answers that work for your life.



Dr. Paul Johnston

116 May Street N

Thunder Bay, ON

P7C 3P1

Toll-Free: 1‑888‑872‑8551

Tel: 807‑628‑0752

Fax: 807‑344‑2089


Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Some flexibility is available.

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Proudly serving North Western Ontario.


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