Counselling, sex therapy, internet & sex addictions, Lindsay area

Registered psychotherapist Beth Mares helps Kawartha Lakes residents with relationships, sexual problems, sex addictions, GLBTQ issues, and ACA issues.

Beth Mares, Registered Psychotherapist

Kawartha Lakes office or online

Beth Mares RP, a Toronto counsellor with 30 years experience, is now available alternate weekends about 15 minutes from Fenelon Falls to serve clients in the City of Kawartha Lakes. That includes Lindsay, Burnt River, Cameron, Bobcaygeon, and Minden, Ontario. Online counselling (similar to Skype) is available every week. This service is secular (non-religious) and GLBTQ friendly.

Marriage counselling

Beth helps with communication problems, fighting, sexual dissatisfaction, infidelity, jealousy, drinking problems, codependency, sex addictions, family problems, parenting, cross-cultural relationships, conflict about values, and life transitions. See couple therapy and help with the challenges of midlife. Couple sessions can alternate with individual sessions online the other week.

Personal counselling

Beth counsels individuals about stress, decision-making, relationships, assertiveness, dealing with difficult people, problems at work, coming out issues, anxiety disorders, depression, codependency and other ACA issues, unwanted habits, and internet addiction; also stress-related physical problems such as headaches, insomnia, IBS, and problems with weight. See individual counselling.

Sex therapy

Services include individual or couple therapy for low libido, lack of attraction to partner, sexual dysfunctions, mismatch in a couple's sexual preferences, unwanted/obsessive thoughts about sex, unwanted habits, pornography and other sex addictions, and improving sexual harmony between partners. See help for sexual problems.

Online counselling

Sessions may be scheduled via video, audio or chat using Vsee (like Skype but more secure). For most people it works as well as in the office for individual sessions. It is easier to do couple sessions in the office, but they can be done online if necessary. For details, see online therapy.


Available upon request. For residents of Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Kirkland, Burnt River, Cameron, Bobcaygeon, Minden, Kinmount, Norland and rural areas in Kawartha Lakes fees are discounted $20 below the Toronto rate, as is online therapy. At this point, though, most plans won't pay for a psychotherapist. (Most only pay $600 per year anyway.) If you can't afford a private service, check out mental health services for lower income ontarians. It focuses on Toronto, but some of the information also applies to other parts of Ontario.

Contact and how to make an appointment: . Email Beth's gmail address, beth.toronto. Mention that you're in the Kawarthas, not Toronto. Feel free to ask a couple of questions or to give a little background if you wish, but remember that email is not secure, and that your boss or IT person can read emails you send or read while at work. If you need to give personal information it is best to send it in an encrypted attachment. If you're ready to make an appointment, say whether you prefer to meet on a weekend or a week day or evening. Address and directions will be sent when you have made an appointment.

Last updated March 1, 2017