My Experience

I have extensive experience in the field of mental health and addiction as a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist. I have also clinically supervised other mental health and addiction professionals since 2006. My Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University focused primarily on clinical interventions for individuals and couples.

Throughout my career, I have worked with diverse and often marginalized populations. These include people living with mental health and/or addiction issues, people from LGBTQ communities, recent refugees and street-involved youth. I have worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family Services Toronto, and most recently managed and clinically supervised other therapists at Breakaway Addiction Services.

Max McConell, MSW, RSW

My Approach

A trusting client-therapist relationship is the single most important factor in successful outcomes. I provide an initial face-to-face consult free of charge to help you make an informed choice before investing in your future.

By focusing on your strengths, we will work together and explore healthier ways to move through the issues and challenges in your life. This process will also help you become more self-reflective, and can vastly improve self-esteem. Because everyone is different, I will use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic methods to build a treatment approach that is specific to you. We will build positive change in the present, while engaging in your quest for healthier relationships with loved ones, and most importantly, yourself.


Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

All sessions are typically 50 minutes long.
Individual psychotherapy and one-on-one clinical supervision sessions are $200.
Couples therapy sessions are $225.
Agency/institution based clinical supervision is $250 an hour.
I accept cash and e-transfers. Agencies/institutions are invoiced.

24 hours notice is required for cancellations, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Missed sessions are charged the full session fee. Late cancellations are charged at 50% of the session fee.

Insurance Coverage and Billing:
Many private health insurance plans cover psychotherapy sessions by a Registered Social Worker. Contact your insurance provider before your initial consult to find out if sessions are covered under your plan. You can also find out what percentage of the fee your plan covers and what the maximum coverage is per year. Payment is due at the end of the session and official receipts are emailed immediately. Please note that sessions that are not covered by an insurance plan can be written off on your taxes.







The Carrot Common
320 Danforth Ave Suite 206
Toronto, Ontario Canada M4K 1N8