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Why Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling and Sex Therapy

Marital struggles, stress, traumatic experiences, sexual problems, parenting challenges and work related issues impact our relationships and hinder our ability to function effectively.  These problems can also decrease the enjoyment of our daily lives. 

Hicks Counselling Services provides psychotherapy, couples counselling, sex therapy, and family therapy at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto. We focus on helping individuals, couples and families reduce the levels of distress in their lives and improve the quality of their relationships.
Our goal is to facilitate healthy relationships that include feelings of closeness and connectedness, encourage open communication and promote collaborative decision-making.  Healthy relationships are important to our health and quality of life.  They protect against disease, illness, depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse and self-harm (The American Psychiatric Foundation:  Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, 2008).

Our Approach

Therapy is a confidential, co-operative process based upon the enhancement of clients’ strengths.  We develop clear and well-defined goals in a safe, caring and supportive environment. Therapy may involve working with one person or with several family members. 

At Hicks Counselling Services we use an active approach.  Together we examine problematic patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving and explore new strategies.  We will offer feedback and provide a fresh perspective to promote new patterns of communicating that reduce stress and foster positive connections. Therapy provides an opportunity to make changes and work towards feeling better about yourself and improve your relationships. Therapy does not necessarily need to be long term. We offer short-term solution-focused counselling or longer in-depth psychotherapy.

Why Choose Us?

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE:  First appointment offered within 2 days.  Evening appointments are available.  Our comfortable, private office is conveniently located near the Yonge and Eglinton Subway Station.  Onsite workplace sessions are available.  

FEES:  Psychological fees and registered social worker therapy services are covered by your employment benefits or health insurance.  Psychological services are provided under the clinical supervision of a Registered Psychologist.  For further information, click Policy of Practice

RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS:  We have over 15 years clinical experience and specialized training in AAMFT accredited couples counselling, sex therapy and family therapy. 

Margaret Hicks has been featured as a relationship and mental health expert on TV, Radio, FLARE, ZOOMER, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and the National Post.  For further information click, MEDIA.

EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT:  We use scientifically proven treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy to produce desired outcomes.  

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Hicks Counselling Services is accountable to you, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).   Their Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics govern our clinical practice.

Services We Provide


  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Addictions
  • Bereavement
  • Management of Chronic Illnesses
  • Anger Management
  • Workplace Issues
  • Infertility


  • Communication and Intimacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Affairs
  • Sexuality


  • Levels of Sexual Interest/Desire
  • Sexual Dissatisfaction and Orgasm Issues
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Erectile Dysfunctions
  • Sexual Compulsive Behaviours


  • Parenting
  • Adolescents
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Custody Evaluations
  • Blended Families
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Conflict
  • Extended Family Pressure


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Margaret Hicks, M.Sc., RSW
120 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800
(Yonge and Eglinton)
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E2
Direct: 416-822-9659
Reception: 416-322-6178