Geoff Straw is a Registered Psychotherapist with 30+ years of experience in providing therapy and support to individuals, groups, and workplaces. Finding balance and purpose in the world may seem stressful at times. With Geoff as your guide, you will identify your unique challenges and strengths, enabling you to live life to your greatest potential.

While completing research with cancer patients during the M.A. program, Geoff developed a strong interest in helping individuals and families cope with the stress of illness, and focused on reducing anxiety and finding meaning in life.

Geoff specializes in providing support to caregivers as well as to individuals who are coping with illness and end-of-life care, as well as comprehensive grief and bereavement support.

He also has a keen interest in promoting well-being through talk therapy, mindfulness practice and the reduction of anxiety for various life circumstance and transition.
He compassionately affirms sexual and gender diversity and provides support to individuals and families seeking a greater understanding and integration of self in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Geoff brings a holistic approach to Psychotherapy, acknowledging the spiritual aspect of each unique path. Geoff believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for all change and growth. Geoff embraces a humanistic, person-centered approach that may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Mindfulness-based, emotion-focused and positive Psychology.

Geoff is an author and contributor to articles appearing in The St. Catharines Standard, the Bereavement Ontario Network, and Psychologica, the newsletter for the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
  • B.C Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors
  • Clinical Supervision for M.A. students


  • Honors Psychology – Brock University, 1988
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology – Lakehead University, 1991
  • Advance Practice Clinical Supervisor Training – Adler Professional School, 2020

Contact Geoff Straw for a consultation today!

Geoff provides services delivered both virtual and in-person.

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