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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin

The first step towards changing the unhelpful patterns in your life is to become conscious of the automatic thoughts, feelings and behaviours keeping you stuck. I’m here to listen and provide a safe space for you to talk through these unconscious patterns and bring them into conscious awareness. Together we will look at self-defeating behaviours with curiosity and compassion, begin to understand how these patterns developed, and work towards getting you unstuck, so that you can begin to exercise greater flexibility and conscious choice over how you respond to whatever life throws at you.

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$125 per 50 minute session or book a consult to discuss sliding scale fees $75/session and up

Meet Alix Nenniger:

Hi, I’m Alix Nenniger. I’m a Registered Social Worker (RSW, MSW) and Psychotherapist providing virtual counselling in Ontario. I aim to be compassionate, strength-oriented, collaborative and evidence-based in my approach, in order to provide you with an experience that is tailored to your unique individual needs and circumstances.

My approach to therapy is guided by my core value of welcoming, affirming, and celebrating diverse identities, including through anti-racism, anti-ableism, feminism, intersectionality, cultural curiosity, and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusivity.

I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University. Before starting Time to Talk, I worked with the Scarborough Women’s Centre to provide community-based counselling to women experiencing violence and other forms of marginalization. Prior to my career in counselling, I was a litigator, representing children and families in Ontario courts.



I understand that seeking counselling services can be an intimidating and challenging experience, and I strive to create a safe and accepting environment, where clients feel heard and validated.


I am committed to helping clients feel supported and empowered throughout the therapeutic process. I work with my clients within their “window of tolerance”, to ensure that the pace of therapy is manageable, but still conducive to progress.

Strengths-Oriented and Collaborative

I believe that every client is unique, and I work collaboratively with clients to create a personalized treatment plan that is designed to help them identify and build upon their existing strengths, in order to achieve their therapeutic goals. I partner with clients to understand their goals, challenges, and stuck-points, and to determine which therapeutic modalities and strategies will best suit them.


I practice an integrated approach to psychotherapy that incorporates tools from evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Narrative Therapy. I have extensive experience and training in the treatment of trauma, including complex and developmental trauma (including modalities such as Polyvagal Theory and Structural Dissociative Theory).

Blog Posts

Leading into 2024, many of us are setting resolutions or intentions, and perhaps also looking back at 2023 and feeling a sense of accomplishment or disappointment in terms of how much progress we’ve made towards our goals over the past year. Rather than offer you another article about how to set “SMART” goals (Specific, Measurable,

  “Enoughness is not a mountain. It is a mirage of a mountain. We do not need to climb it; we need to see through it.” – CLEO WADE   Anyone who has had therapy with me knows that I’m a big, big fan of self-compassion work. I like self-compassion work because it’s well researched,

Land Acknowledgement

I live and work in what is known as Toronto by myself and other settlers. I acknowledge that the city of Tkaronto stands on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, and Tkaronto continues to be home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


I believe in the connectedness between the body, mind, spirit, society, and environment which are core tenets of Indigenous knowledges and which ground me in this work. 


Indigenous Peoples have been practicing Wholistic healing for millennia on this land, and I honour and respect the work in counselling, healing and transformation that happened in those communities that were here before me. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I offer individual, virtual therapy, either by telephone or video conference. I practice an integrated approach to psychotherapy that incorporates practical tools and techniques from a variety of mainstream, evidence-based modalities. 

Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes, and cost $125 CAD per session. I also offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced-rate to qualifying clients. Counselling with me is covered by most major insurers, and I provide direct billing to your insurer.

I also offer all potential new clients a 15-minute “get to know you” call at no cost, to allow us to determine if we would work well together.

During your first counselling session, I will ask you questions about your background as well as your reasons for seeking therapy (namely, your goals, or the problems you would like my help to address). This initial session is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and to get a sense of whether counselling is right for you.

Yes. The practice of psychotherapy is protected by law in Ontario, which means that only certain regulated professionals are allowed to provide psychotherapy. As a registered social worker, I am allowed to provide psychotherapy. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). My OCSWSSW Registration Number is 839807.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give me at least 24 hours’ notice. This allows me to offer the appointment time to another client who may be in need of services. Email is the best way to reach me to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Appointments that are cancelled within 24 hours and missed appointments will be subject to a full session fee.

Yes. Your counselling records and even the fact that you are engaging in counselling are confidential. Notes and records relating to your counselling are personal health information, and they are required to be protected and stored in the same confidential way as your other medical records. There are very limited circumstances in which some information relating to your counselling would need to be disclosed under the law. These circumstances will be explained in detail in your first session, and you will be provided with written information about these as well.

Contact Alix

Alix Nenniger, (RSW, MSW)
Phone: 416-863-2141
Email: [email protected]
Registered to practice throughout Ontario.