One on One

We know how isolating it feels to accept a cancer diagnosis and navigate through all that follows. That’s why we’ve created the opportunity for you to feel supported through one-on-one short-term counselling sessions of 3-6 sessions with our wonderful  team of social workers.

Please email your application to We’ll be in touch once we’ve received your application. Thank you!

This program is open to Ontario residents, who are of low-income with no access to therapy, who self-identify as female, and are facing/have faced any type of cancer between the ages of 18-40 and are currently between this age bracket. There are a limited number of sessions avaiable monthly.

Our social workers help to support you in ways that result in you feeling stronger, more empowered and more equipped to greet what lies ahead. They will listen wholeheartedly to all you have to say, without judgement and will hear you with an open mind.

Meet our Social Workers



Psychosocial Support

everwell Counseling is thrilled to partner with Pink Pearl to provide counselling services for young women facing cancer in Ontario. They believe that working with a mental health professional can provide important emotional support as you navigate your cancer journey, no matter what stage in the journey you are in. everwell is dedicated to supporting individuals with cancer and have been a leader in providing psychotherapy and cancer-specific counselling since 2018. Their team includes Social Workers, Psychotherapists and Therapist Interns who have extensive professional experience in the oncology field and/or their own lived experience of cancer. All of the therapists on their team create a warm, non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore the elements of your cancer journey that are most important to you. They can support you in building emotional awareness and resilience, practical coping strategies, identity exploration, a safe place to vent, and more. To learn more about their services, click here. To learn more about their team, click here.
Ashley Mikitzel

Ashley Mikitzel

Social Worker

Ashley is a registered social worker providing psychosocial support for Pink Pearl. Her introduction to cancer came at 3.5 years old when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She has been actively working within the oncology community for over 15 years. She currently works at the Juravinski Hospital as an in-patient oncology social worker. Ashley completed a Bachelor of Social Work at Ryerson University, a Masters of Social Work at Laurier University and a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. Ashley works from a person-centred, feminist and strengths based perspective. Ashley’s therapeutic practice has focused on supporting individuals with any type of cancer diagnosis, and at any stage of diagnosis. She is experienced in supporting individuals with end of life planning and processing, illness adjustment, grief, and bereavement. Ashley is especially dedicated to furthering equity and access to services for young people living with cancer. Please note, Ashley is on maternity leave and currently not accepting new one-on-one participants.