Kevin McLaughlin
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I draw from Emotion-Focused, Narrative, Mindfulness-Based, and Internal Family Systems therapies.
I’m an individual, couples, and family therapist. I value authenticity, curiosity, a non-judgemental stance, warmth and compassion. These values are integral to the way I approach working with clients. I believe in creating a safe space where people of all backgrounds are welcome, and where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. I work together with clients to capitalize on their inherent strengths and skills, and to cultivate greater feelings of connection, authenticity, understanding, curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness in their lives.
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I draw from Emotion-Focused, Narrative, Mindfulness-Based, and Internal Family Systems therapies.
I’m an individual, couples, and family therapist. I value authenticity, curiosity, a non-judgemental stance, warmth and compassion. These values are integral to the way I approach working with clients. I believe in creating a safe space where people of all backgrounds are welcome, and where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. I work together with clients to capitalize on their inherent strengths and skills, and to cultivate greater feelings of connection, authenticity, understanding, curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness in their lives.
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Kelly A McLarnon-Sinclair
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Among many approaches, I am trained in Internal Family Systems therapy, loved for its positive and affirming foundation, guided by the assumption you have everything within you that you need to thrive.
Welcome adults, children and youth...and the relationships between..to address stress, anxiety, depression, family/life transition, grief, and inner and relational conflicts stemming from unresolved hurt, trauma and loss. I also welcome clients with diagnoses that affect social and academic learning and development, as well as parents looking for related consultation. It's my privilege to work with you to heal emotional, relational and physical suffering and help catalyze the unfolding of your strength and potential toward greater inner peace, confidence and the achievement of important life goals.
(844) 330-9979
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Among many approaches, I am trained in Internal Family Systems therapy, loved for its positive and affirming foundation, guided by the assumption you have everything within you that you need to thrive.
Welcome adults, children and youth...and the relationships between..to address stress, anxiety, depression, family/life transition, grief, and inner and relational conflicts stemming from unresolved hurt, trauma and loss. I also welcome clients with diagnoses that affect social and academic learning and development, as well as parents looking for related consultation. It's my privilege to work with you to heal emotional, relational and physical suffering and help catalyze the unfolding of your strength and potential toward greater inner peace, confidence and the achievement of important life goals.
Shane Smyth
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP, OACCPP Verified
Office is near:
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
I have trained in several areas of humanistic and integrative psychotherapy including dialectic behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, couples therapy and gestalt therapy.
I believe you are the expert in your life and even though you may not know it, you have all the answers within you. Unfortunately sometimes life can make accessing these answers difficult. Trauma, mental health issues, addiction, work and family pressures can all impact our ability to connect to our inner wisdom and happiness. I have found through personal experience that talking to a trained professional in psychotherapy who is kind, caring, non judgmental and emotionally attuned can support the process of being able to listen to ourselves and work towards living a life that is free of suffering.
(226) 780-3415
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Office is near:
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
I have trained in several areas of humanistic and integrative psychotherapy including dialectic behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, couples therapy and gestalt therapy.
I believe you are the expert in your life and even though you may not know it, you have all the answers within you. Unfortunately sometimes life can make accessing these answers difficult. Trauma, mental health issues, addiction, work and family pressures can all impact our ability to connect to our inner wisdom and happiness. I have found through personal experience that talking to a trained professional in psychotherapy who is kind, caring, non judgmental and emotionally attuned can support the process of being able to listen to ourselves and work towards living a life that is free of suffering.
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Hearts Transformed Counselling - Rita France
Counsellor, BRE, MDiv, RP, OAMHP Verified
Office is near:
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
I offer counselling from a family systems perspective integrating the following therapies: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Faith-based approaches for those who wish to integrate their faith.
Life can be challenging! Whatever your circumstances are right now, there is hope for a brighter future! I believe that a changed heart and mind can bring new possibilities! There is a counselling process that is right for you! I have many years experience helping people improve their circumstances in their lives. I am confident that together we can transform your situation into something better than what it is right now. I have a heartfelt, empathetic, nonjudgmental approach to helping my clients feel at ease!
(226) 286-0566
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Office is near:
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
I offer counselling from a family systems perspective integrating the following therapies: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Faith-based approaches for those who wish to integrate their faith.
Life can be challenging! Whatever your circumstances are right now, there is hope for a brighter future! I believe that a changed heart and mind can bring new possibilities! There is a counselling process that is right for you! I have many years experience helping people improve their circumstances in their lives. I am confident that together we can transform your situation into something better than what it is right now. I have a heartfelt, empathetic, nonjudgmental approach to helping my clients feel at ease!
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Carrie Charles
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OAMHP Verified
Office is near:
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing techniques to address your concerns & struggles.
Explore within. Create connection. Ignite potential. This pandemic has brought new heights of stress for everyone. I work with teens (16+) and adults, along with all levels of athletes & performers - from leisure to elite performance. I help clients overcome obstacles of heightened stress due to anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem, confidence, body image, self-harm, grief & loss, lack of normal routines, performance blocks, motivation issues and life transitions. These issues act as barriers to achieving their goals and keeps them stuck in patterns that don't serve their happiness or success.
(226) 910-0968
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Office is near:
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting and Somatic Experiencing techniques to address your concerns & struggles.
Explore within. Create connection. Ignite potential. This pandemic has brought new heights of stress for everyone. I work with teens (16+) and adults, along with all levels of athletes & performers - from leisure to elite performance. I help clients overcome obstacles of heightened stress due to anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem, confidence, body image, self-harm, grief & loss, lack of normal routines, performance blocks, motivation issues and life transitions. These issues act as barriers to achieving their goals and keeps them stuck in patterns that don't serve their happiness or success.
Judy Quartel-Benjamins Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC Verified
Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
Each one of us has a need to be deeply heard. To be listened to in a space that is empathic, accepting and without judgment can be a life-changing experience. As a therapist, compassion and acceptance are foundational values for my work. You come with your own unique life story, influenced by your family of origin, adult relationships and experiences. By reflection and exploration, I help facilitate a therapeutic space which allows you to explore the deeper parts of your self and discover new possibilities. I believe each person has the innate wisdom to discover how they can flourish and thrive again.
(226) 455-8347
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Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
Each one of us has a need to be deeply heard. To be listened to in a space that is empathic, accepting and without judgment can be a life-changing experience. As a therapist, compassion and acceptance are foundational values for my work. You come with your own unique life story, influenced by your family of origin, adult relationships and experiences. By reflection and exploration, I help facilitate a therapeutic space which allows you to explore the deeper parts of your self and discover new possibilities. I believe each person has the innate wisdom to discover how they can flourish and thrive again.
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Rebekah Churchyard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I have supported hundreds of individuals through some of the most difficult times of their lives. I know how hard it can be to navigate anxiety, depression and low feelings of self-worth. Relationships of all kinds, with ourselves, our loves and our families are our most treasured possessions. I firmly believe that a practice approach of compassionate curiosity will lead towards the growth mindset needed to gain perspective and overcome barriers to becoming your best self.
(548) 483-5905
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I have supported hundreds of individuals through some of the most difficult times of their lives. I know how hard it can be to navigate anxiety, depression and low feelings of self-worth. Relationships of all kinds, with ourselves, our loves and our families are our most treasured possessions. I firmly believe that a practice approach of compassionate curiosity will lead towards the growth mindset needed to gain perspective and overcome barriers to becoming your best self.
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Garrett LaFosse Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT Verified
Kitchener, ON N2P
Offers online therapy
Perhaps you're down or anxious, feeling trapped or distressed? Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you want to lead? Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and guidance. Therapy is a process of insight building, growth, and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote emotional intelligence, deeper emotional connection with others, and helping you broaden your understanding of your behaviours, feelings, or reactions (yes, we don't always know why we do some things we do). I have both the professional and life experience to help you get back on track. ​
(226) 270-5198
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Kitchener, ON N2P
Offers online therapy
Perhaps you're down or anxious, feeling trapped or distressed? Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you want to lead? Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and guidance. Therapy is a process of insight building, growth, and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote emotional intelligence, deeper emotional connection with others, and helping you broaden your understanding of your behaviours, feelings, or reactions (yes, we don't always know why we do some things we do). I have both the professional and life experience to help you get back on track. ​
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Joscelyn Guindon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2B
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Each and every person that has crossed my path has had their own unique life journey, and so needs an unique approach to overcoming life stressors and the challenges they face. My therapeutic approach is to gain understanding of who you are and what your concerns are, so that we can work together to explore tools and solutions to help you. My focus is on creating space where clients can build their skills in an open and judgment-free environment, where you know you best and I'm here to offer support and guidance. In my therapeutic experience, I have worked with LGBT+ youth and adults and the polyamory community.
(844) 276-2479
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Kitchener, ON N2B
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Each and every person that has crossed my path has had their own unique life journey, and so needs an unique approach to overcoming life stressors and the challenges they face. My therapeutic approach is to gain understanding of who you are and what your concerns are, so that we can work together to explore tools and solutions to help you. My focus is on creating space where clients can build their skills in an open and judgment-free environment, where you know you best and I'm here to offer support and guidance. In my therapeutic experience, I have worked with LGBT+ youth and adults and the polyamory community.
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Mary Luard
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Do you feel on edge, on guard, worried and expecting bad things to happen? Do you keep a distance from others, go behind a wall to protect yourself and end up feeling "safe" but disconnected and alone? Do you struggle with bad feelings about yourself, that you're not enough, broken, unloveable? Much anxiety and depression, triggered reactivity, flashbacks, nightmares, hyper vigilance, avoidance, isolating, anxiety and panic attacks, etc. originates in our past and how we were shaped by events and how we were treated by those we depended on. This affects our relationships, our sexuality, our confidence and potential.
(519) 500-4268
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Do you feel on edge, on guard, worried and expecting bad things to happen? Do you keep a distance from others, go behind a wall to protect yourself and end up feeling "safe" but disconnected and alone? Do you struggle with bad feelings about yourself, that you're not enough, broken, unloveable? Much anxiety and depression, triggered reactivity, flashbacks, nightmares, hyper vigilance, avoidance, isolating, anxiety and panic attacks, etc. originates in our past and how we were shaped by events and how we were treated by those we depended on. This affects our relationships, our sexuality, our confidence and potential.
Sydney Bell, MSW/RSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Sydney Bell, MSW is a social worker and psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in the field. She provides strengths-based support to folks struggling with issues such as self worth, body image concerns and life transitions. Sydney sees her work as a therapist is to create a safe and non judgmental space where growth can take place for those looking to liberate themselves from shame and self-criticism.
(226) 605-6341
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Sydney Bell, MSW is a social worker and psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in the field. She provides strengths-based support to folks struggling with issues such as self worth, body image concerns and life transitions. Sydney sees her work as a therapist is to create a safe and non judgmental space where growth can take place for those looking to liberate themselves from shame and self-criticism.
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Thriving Families Counselling with Teri Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Parenting can be hard. Social media, gaming, peer dynamics, school and mental health diagnoses impact children and teens which can lead to challenging behaviours that are difficult for parents to understand and respond to. At the same time, today's parents are dealing with their own life stressors (work, finances, relationships and mental health concerns) that can further challenge positive family functioning. Thriving Families Counselling provides support to parents and their children in achieving personal wellness goals and helps to foster positive change and understanding in the family as a whole.
(855) 510-8699
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Parenting can be hard. Social media, gaming, peer dynamics, school and mental health diagnoses impact children and teens which can lead to challenging behaviours that are difficult for parents to understand and respond to. At the same time, today's parents are dealing with their own life stressors (work, finances, relationships and mental health concerns) that can further challenge positive family functioning. Thriving Families Counselling provides support to parents and their children in achieving personal wellness goals and helps to foster positive change and understanding in the family as a whole.
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Tiffany Lazic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Within each of us lies the vision and hope for the life we want to live. Yet, we can feel overwhelmed by inner or outer challenges, fears, negative beliefs, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression. In many years of practice, I have seen the resilience of the human spirit. As a Spiritual Psychotherapist, I work with traditional approaches, as well as those rooted in Transpersonal Psychology, Archetypal Psychology and Shamanism which recognize the power and strength inherent within to facilitate change. My aim is to act as guide as clients address past pain and present circumstances that limit the ability to live a life in full bloom.
(226) 841-8226
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Within each of us lies the vision and hope for the life we want to live. Yet, we can feel overwhelmed by inner or outer challenges, fears, negative beliefs, low self-esteem, anxiety or depression. In many years of practice, I have seen the resilience of the human spirit. As a Spiritual Psychotherapist, I work with traditional approaches, as well as those rooted in Transpersonal Psychology, Archetypal Psychology and Shamanism which recognize the power and strength inherent within to facilitate change. My aim is to act as guide as clients address past pain and present circumstances that limit the ability to live a life in full bloom.
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Shelley Read, Therapist, Aging Well Consultant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
Individual Counselling is a process through which I meet with clients one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. We work collaboratively to explore their feelings, beliefs, values and behaviors. My clients seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or trauma, working through grief and loss issues, dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. I may meet with a client for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the their individual and unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
(226) 782-3636
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
Individual Counselling is a process through which I meet with clients one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. We work collaboratively to explore their feelings, beliefs, values and behaviors. My clients seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or trauma, working through grief and loss issues, dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. I may meet with a client for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the their individual and unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
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Isabel Thomson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
Grounded and wise….you can expect therapy with me to be warm, supportive, safe and authentic. Becoming more conscious of ourselves, patterns, triggers, and the effect on our bodies, minds, spirits can help reconnect yourself to an authentic and gentle place where healing can happen. Many of us struggle with childhoods that were difficult and are trying to find new ways of relating to ourselves and others despite the pain. I am here to help you reconnect with yourself, and the part of you that already knows what it needs to feel better, live well and find more joy in life.
(226) 799-1264
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
Grounded and wise….you can expect therapy with me to be warm, supportive, safe and authentic. Becoming more conscious of ourselves, patterns, triggers, and the effect on our bodies, minds, spirits can help reconnect yourself to an authentic and gentle place where healing can happen. Many of us struggle with childhoods that were difficult and are trying to find new ways of relating to ourselves and others despite the pain. I am here to help you reconnect with yourself, and the part of you that already knows what it needs to feel better, live well and find more joy in life.
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Nicole Tallieu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
Firstly, I'd like to say thank you for viewing my profile! My name is Nicole and I am a registered social worker with a passion for supporting others in their journey towards wellness. The only thing that matters when you think of wellness is YOU. Wellness includes the choices we make, the respect we give ourselves, our ability to honour what we need in any given moment, and the willingness to be vulnerable in order to heal. I understand how overwhelming and challenging life can feel. My priority is to offer you a safe, compassionate and collaborative environment that empowers your voice and honours your therapeutic goals.
(548) 483-6524
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Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
Firstly, I'd like to say thank you for viewing my profile! My name is Nicole and I am a registered social worker with a passion for supporting others in their journey towards wellness. The only thing that matters when you think of wellness is YOU. Wellness includes the choices we make, the respect we give ourselves, our ability to honour what we need in any given moment, and the willingness to be vulnerable in order to heal. I understand how overwhelming and challenging life can feel. My priority is to offer you a safe, compassionate and collaborative environment that empowers your voice and honours your therapeutic goals.
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Krystal Hilchey Muise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Out of the Box's trauma informed counselling services are offered to anyone over the age of 12 with priority given to Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and racialized people. We specialize in supporting neurodivergent folks, Queer folks, neuroqueer folks, folks whose brains work a little differently and those who have struggled with feeling like they don’t fit in. Rooted in social justice, trans/racial right, critical disability/queer theory, and evidence-based frameworks, Out of the Box Counselling is looking to work with brave people who want to do things differently.
(548) 486-5038
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Out of the Box's trauma informed counselling services are offered to anyone over the age of 12 with priority given to Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and racialized people. We specialize in supporting neurodivergent folks, Queer folks, neuroqueer folks, folks whose brains work a little differently and those who have struggled with feeling like they don’t fit in. Rooted in social justice, trans/racial right, critical disability/queer theory, and evidence-based frameworks, Out of the Box Counselling is looking to work with brave people who want to do things differently.
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Perspective Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Each person has a unique story or life history that has made them the person they are today. That history has generated both problems and abilities. By addressing the effects of the problems and how it developed, it can be dismantled so that it's power to affect your life is diminished. Additionally, by exploring the skills, abilities, values and intentions you hold, we can find ways for you to manage or eliminate the problem from your life and create the life you want.
(519) 579-2120
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Each person has a unique story or life history that has made them the person they are today. That history has generated both problems and abilities. By addressing the effects of the problems and how it developed, it can be dismantled so that it's power to affect your life is diminished. Additionally, by exploring the skills, abilities, values and intentions you hold, we can find ways for you to manage or eliminate the problem from your life and create the life you want.
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KW Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
We offer individual, family and couples counselling. Our rates are on a sliding scale based on income. Every Thursday from noon-6pm we have a Walk In Counselling Clinic and anyone is welcome to walk in and see a therapist for up to 90 minutes without having an appointment. We offer multicultural counselling, LGBTQ2+ counselling, and counselling for older adults and their families. We can help with healing from violence and abuse and recovery after a motor vehicle accident. We work with foster, adoptive and kinship families to help enhance their relationships.
(855) 974-4329
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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We offer individual, family and couples counselling. Our rates are on a sliding scale based on income. Every Thursday from noon-6pm we have a Walk In Counselling Clinic and anyone is welcome to walk in and see a therapist for up to 90 minutes without having an appointment. We offer multicultural counselling, LGBTQ2+ counselling, and counselling for older adults and their families. We can help with healing from violence and abuse and recovery after a motor vehicle accident. We work with foster, adoptive and kinship families to help enhance their relationships.
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Theresa Will
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out for help, especially from a stranger, is incredibly scary and courageous - the first step is often the hardest. I always feel honoured to join my clients on their journey to wellness and I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am committed to working with you at your pace. My approach is down to earth and collaborative, always. I strive to maintain an emotionally safe and judgment free space so that you may feel respected and heard. I am extensively trained in trauma therapy and have participated in Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and Masters level of Brainspotting, as well as the specialty Children and Adolescents training.
(226) 400-8579
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out for help, especially from a stranger, is incredibly scary and courageous - the first step is often the hardest. I always feel honoured to join my clients on their journey to wellness and I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am committed to working with you at your pace. My approach is down to earth and collaborative, always. I strive to maintain an emotionally safe and judgment free space so that you may feel respected and heard. I am extensively trained in trauma therapy and have participated in Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and Masters level of Brainspotting, as well as the specialty Children and Adolescents training.

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Family Systems Counsellors
Family Systems therapists in Kitchener view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The therapist helps each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family. Therapists with the MFT credential are usually trained in Family Systems therapy.