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About Fraidie Burshtyn

Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker

Fraidie Burshtyn is a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and has been practicing for over thirty years.


Fraidie provides psychotherapy services and counselling support to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples and ensures a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and continues her professional learning and skill development through various annual courses. Fraidie believes that no one should suffer in silence, and through the comfort and connection of a trusting therapeutic relationship, clients can learn from their experiences and feel empowered to revel in a positive transformation.

Her practice specializes in putting the needs of the family first and services Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and the GTA.

​Visit Fraidie's Psychology Today Profile HERE

couple counselor

Professional Private Practice:

Since 1991

MorneauShepell (EAP): 

Clinical Therapist


Family Services of Hamilton: 

Clinical marital and family therapist, workshop presentations, critical incident stress debriefing, and trauma counselling


Office of the Children's Lawyer (Central Office, Toronto):

Custody/access investigations/clinical assistance to family lawyers


Parenting Coordinator/Therapeutic Reconciliation Counsellor:

Mediation services to separated parents/therapeutic reconciliation counselling to children and families


Dawson College (Montreal, Quebec):

Two-year Pre-University Diploma, psychology

Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario):

Bachelor of Arts Degree, criminology

Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario):

Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree


University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario):

Master of Social Work Degree


Professional Affiliations:

Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and Ontario Association of Social Workers


"Fraidie has been wonderful in allowing me to speak openly and feel heard. I found her to be very patient and empathetic."

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