Meet Joan: Individual, Couple / Marriage & Sex Counseling in Toronto & Oakville

Joan Marsman Marriage and Family Therapist

I bring over 30 years of clinical experience to my therapy and counseling practice. I am a clinical fellow of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Registered Sex Therapist by the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario.

I create a compassionate, respectful environment for my clients to discuss their concerns and difficulties. I bring sensitivity to cultural differences and openness to sexual diversity. I am comfortable speaking about sexual issues with people who are distressed with their relationships or their sexual functioning. I believe that this provides a unique opportunity to be heard and treated in a professional manner.

I believe that effective therapy is practical, solution focused and client driven. In each therapeutic session, I encourage active participation of clients in process, goals and outcomes. This means that clients set therapy goals and outcomes and I support those goals.

I hold a Master of Science Degree from the University of Guelph, where I specialized in studies related to Human Sexuality and Family Planning. With over 20 years of experience, I have training in sexual health, sexual trauma, the different models of brief therapy and couple therapy. I deeply value my collaboration with my clinical supervisor, J. King, M.Ed., C Psych Assoc., a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

I have presented training courses and workshops for educators and counsellors across Ontario at the Annual Guelph Sexuality Conference and the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education.

Often I am invited to comment on relationship and sexual issues by the media. I have been interviewed on CBC radio, Canada AM, the Life Network and TVO. I have been quoted in articles in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun and Globe and Mail.

Outside of my own practice, I work with Toronto Psychological Services.