Ayal Senior (he/him)

Ayal Senior (he/him)

Individual & Family Therapist


About Ayal

Ayal Senior is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in supporting neurodiverse adolescents, adults and families reach their fullest potential.

He has over a decade’s worth of experience working in the private and public school system as a life and social-skills instructor, teaching assistant and vocational therapist.  Ayal uses a personalized, solution-focused and strength-based approach in his work with individuals and families that emphasizes independent living skills, executive functioning and decision making through productive and meaningful activities, relationships and play.

Utilizing a creative, motivational and mindful practice to reach neurodiverse people, Ayal specializes in helping individuals design their own unique niche that supports their growth and development.

Ayal is also a noted musician with a passion for composing, producing and performing music around the world.

Client focus:

Young adults and their families


$180/hr session


Virtual, In-person


Individual, parent and family therapy focused on:

  • Assistance with stress reduction
  • Interpersonal skill building
  • Alternative learning strategies
  • Building self-awareness
  • Enhancing mental health and well-being
  • Creative and spiritual development
  • Employment and vocational skills development
  • Environmental adaptation

Treatment Approach:

  • Strengths-based and person-centred
  • Cognitive behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Therapy Options:

In person, telephone, online video conference or email therapy


Master of Social Work, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University

BSW, Dalhousie University


Passion for Neurodiversity

Ayal's passion for neurodiversity stems from his 8 years experience as a teaching assistant and social worker at Kayla's Children Centre where he developed close relationships with his students and families in the Jewish neurodiversity community. Focusing on independent living skills, creative expression and strengths based-counselling, Ayal enjoys working with clients of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Common Questions

Embarking on the journey of booking a therapy session can be a significant step—one that might seem intimidating.

Here are some FAQs

How do I book a free consultation?

If your preferred associate is available to meet with new clients, please click the link in their bio to book your free 20-minute consultation.

If they are not meeting with new clients at this time, please feel free to add yourself to our waiting list. Our Intake Coordinator will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.

Are your consultations virtual?

Yes, all our consultations are virtual. However, some of our associates meet clients for in-person sessions in the Toronto area.

What types of insurance do you accept?

Our therapists are Registered Social Workers and Registered Psychotherapists and are covered by most health benefits plans. Check your benefits to see if these professionals are covered by your insurance.

How can I pay?

Payments are made through our client portal Jane.app after each session. All major credit cards are accepted.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 48 hour cancellation notice for in-person sessions, and 24 hours for virtual appointments.

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Research & Media Links


“An Expert Discussion on Knowledge Translation in Autism in Adulthood Research”. Moderators: Anne V. Kirby, Participants: Katherine E. McDonald, James Cusack, Brenna Maddox, Cheryl Mangan, Lisa Morgan, Anne Roux, Nidhi Singhal, and Dori Zener. Autism in Adulthood. Mar 2021.11-17. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aut.2020.29017.avk

Zener, D. (2019), “Helping autistic women thrive”, Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 143-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0042

Zener, D. (2019), “Journey to diagnosis for women with autism”, Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 Issue: 1, pp.2-13, https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0041

Contact us to request full-text versions of the publications.

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Radio guest

The Dating and Relationship Show – Autism and Dating AM640  – 2019


“10 Tips for Enhancing Mental Health” – CAMH 2023

“Fostering well-being in Autistic girls and women”, Profile of girls and women, INVEST – ACT 2022

“PTSD & Sexual Assault” – AIDE Canada 2022

INVESTing in Women & Girls with ASD: Identify Needs, Validate, Educate, Strengthen, and Thrive – 2018

Practical Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness for Girls & Women with Autism  – ACT 2017

Women on the Autism Spectrum and Eating Disorders: Implications for Treatment – NEDIC 2013

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