Bloom Child & Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, MA, PhD Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Bloom Child & Family Therapy supports children and their families using creative approaches and evidenced-based practices. At Bloom we strive to provide accessible, quality mental health care for children, adolescents and their families. Bloom therapists are ultra-creative! Play, expressive arts and animal-assisted therapies allow Bloom to make their services accessible to all children and their families. Whether you are coming for family therapy or your child is attending therapy, we believe that family and/or primary caregivers are key to children’s healing and growing. We are looking to build strong and healthy families.
(226) 799-4869
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Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Bloom Child & Family Therapy supports children and their families using creative approaches and evidenced-based practices. At Bloom we strive to provide accessible, quality mental health care for children, adolescents and their families. Bloom therapists are ultra-creative! Play, expressive arts and animal-assisted therapies allow Bloom to make their services accessible to all children and their families. Whether you are coming for family therapy or your child is attending therapy, we believe that family and/or primary caregivers are key to children’s healing and growing. We are looking to build strong and healthy families.
Holly Mathers
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MTS, RP Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
We now have more therapists to meet your needs throughout Ontario. Contact us today to book an appointment with the best fit for you! We are here to work with you through phone or video sessions and can support you with issues you're facing in life relating to your mental health, relationships, work, family, parenting, wellbeing, gender transition, trauma, & other areas of concern. Always focused on your specific situation, we will work together to find options during a difficult time. **We have therapy sessions available within a week so you can move forward with your wellness now.**
(855) 980-2104
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Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
We now have more therapists to meet your needs throughout Ontario. Contact us today to book an appointment with the best fit for you! We are here to work with you through phone or video sessions and can support you with issues you're facing in life relating to your mental health, relationships, work, family, parenting, wellbeing, gender transition, trauma, & other areas of concern. Always focused on your specific situation, we will work together to find options during a difficult time. **We have therapy sessions available within a week so you can move forward with your wellness now.**
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Anna Liargovas
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I have experience working with people who present with such concerns as: * Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem * Loss, Grief * PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse * Couple and relationship counselling * Parenting & Blended family issues
(844) 311-4381
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Waterloo, ON N2T
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I have experience working with people who present with such concerns as: * Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem * Loss, Grief * PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse * Couple and relationship counselling * Parenting & Blended family issues
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Ivonne Hammoud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I know how scary it can be reaching out for help, but it is also a courageous act. I’m always honored for the opportunity to join my clients through their journey to wellness, and do so at their own pace. I tailor sessions to meet your needs in an inclusive, down-to-earth, judgment free space. I have a range of experience working with youth, adults, couples and families, in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, family concerns, emotion regulation, anger management, teen concerns, stress management, self-esteem and more.
(226) 400-4320
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Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I know how scary it can be reaching out for help, but it is also a courageous act. I’m always honored for the opportunity to join my clients through their journey to wellness, and do so at their own pace. I tailor sessions to meet your needs in an inclusive, down-to-earth, judgment free space. I have a range of experience working with youth, adults, couples and families, in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, family concerns, emotion regulation, anger management, teen concerns, stress management, self-esteem and more.
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By Peaceful Waters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, 422601 Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
By Peaceful Waters provides comprehensive counselling services including: Psychological, Individual, Marital, Family, Group, Theraplay and Child, Art, Music, Mediation, Child Centred Divorce Services, Nutrition, Pastoral, and Spiritual Direction.
Life is difficult. Complex circumstances hit us all, often resulting in a diminished ability for us to live life to its fullest. Unresolved emotional pain and trauma can give rise to depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, and abuse of self and others. By Peaceful Waters therapists combine our professional training and our Christian faith to bring healing and restoration to spiritual, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and relational hurts. We offer a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic environment, nourishing hope and healing, in which the whole person is valued, affirmed and empowered, not just to survive but to thrive.
(226) 910-0979
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Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
By Peaceful Waters provides comprehensive counselling services including: Psychological, Individual, Marital, Family, Group, Theraplay and Child, Art, Music, Mediation, Child Centred Divorce Services, Nutrition, Pastoral, and Spiritual Direction.
Life is difficult. Complex circumstances hit us all, often resulting in a diminished ability for us to live life to its fullest. Unresolved emotional pain and trauma can give rise to depression, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, and abuse of self and others. By Peaceful Waters therapists combine our professional training and our Christian faith to bring healing and restoration to spiritual, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and relational hurts. We offer a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic environment, nourishing hope and healing, in which the whole person is valued, affirmed and empowered, not just to survive but to thrive.
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Razaw Nadir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Not accepting new clients
I use CBT, trauma-informed therapy, family system therapy, solution-focused therapy, EFFT with a focus on attachment analyses, emotional processing therapy, and EMDR trauma therapy.
As a client-centered therapist my approach is one of collaboration. Working together we can begin to unveil the significant issues you wish to address in your life. We will work together, on a personalized path that informs your values and leads you to meet your personal goals on all levels be it, family & work-place relationships challenges, life transitions, educational challenges, self-esteem, boundaries issue, emotional stabilization, communication, parenting, overcoming fears that hold you back from attaining your goals, loss. The focus of my work is people experiencing trauma & PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks, depression.
(226) 781-3986
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Waterloo, ON N2L
Not accepting new clients
I use CBT, trauma-informed therapy, family system therapy, solution-focused therapy, EFFT with a focus on attachment analyses, emotional processing therapy, and EMDR trauma therapy.
As a client-centered therapist my approach is one of collaboration. Working together we can begin to unveil the significant issues you wish to address in your life. We will work together, on a personalized path that informs your values and leads you to meet your personal goals on all levels be it, family & work-place relationships challenges, life transitions, educational challenges, self-esteem, boundaries issue, emotional stabilization, communication, parenting, overcoming fears that hold you back from attaining your goals, loss. The focus of my work is people experiencing trauma & PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks, depression.
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Jurgen Czechowsky
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, DMin, RMFT, CCFT, CCS-AC, CCAC Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
Have you ever been in that place where things pile up for you? When it gets hard to get motivated, things seem like they will never get better. Do you get that inward sense that your partner, family or friends don't get you? If so, you now have the opportunity to rise up and change whatever isn't working in your life, if it wasn't so you won't be reading this right now. You know that you need to act now for a brighter tomorrow. You want change that will offer you hope that things can be different. It doesn't matter what the situation is, now is the time to come and experience hope in your life.
(226) 212-7034
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Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
Have you ever been in that place where things pile up for you? When it gets hard to get motivated, things seem like they will never get better. Do you get that inward sense that your partner, family or friends don't get you? If so, you now have the opportunity to rise up and change whatever isn't working in your life, if it wasn't so you won't be reading this right now. You know that you need to act now for a brighter tomorrow. You want change that will offer you hope that things can be different. It doesn't matter what the situation is, now is the time to come and experience hope in your life.
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Yoke Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
I work extensively with Canadians, newcomers, inter-racial couples, university students, criminal offenders and those experiencing family or intimate partner violence.
Life is full of challenges. We don't always have a choice what challenges we face. But we can choose how we view or overcome these challenges. I believe that we each have our own reserve of resilience waiting to be tapped into. Most of the time we have the strength to face these challenges. Sometimes we reach out to our friends and family for support and that is all we need. At other times, these challenges can overwhelm us and our system of support. We feel alone and helpless. When you are ready for change, let me support you in embracing your challenges and turn them into opportunities to learn something new about yourself.
(833) 600-0631
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Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
I work extensively with Canadians, newcomers, inter-racial couples, university students, criminal offenders and those experiencing family or intimate partner violence.
Life is full of challenges. We don't always have a choice what challenges we face. But we can choose how we view or overcome these challenges. I believe that we each have our own reserve of resilience waiting to be tapped into. Most of the time we have the strength to face these challenges. Sometimes we reach out to our friends and family for support and that is all we need. At other times, these challenges can overwhelm us and our system of support. We feel alone and helpless. When you are ready for change, let me support you in embracing your challenges and turn them into opportunities to learn something new about yourself.
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Dawn Brannigan Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
I am a clinical social worker providing individual, couple and family counselling for a wide array of concerns. The foundation of my practice is client-centred and relational. I firmly believe that for therapy to be most effective, a relationship must be established between the client and counsellor. I have 18 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting skills, aging, and health concerns
(226) 271-1206
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Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
I am a clinical social worker providing individual, couple and family counselling for a wide array of concerns. The foundation of my practice is client-centred and relational. I firmly believe that for therapy to be most effective, a relationship must be established between the client and counsellor. I have 18 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting skills, aging, and health concerns
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The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP Verified
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
We offer individual, couple, family, adolescent, children and group counselling as well as preventative mental health services.
The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. We are rooted in the belief that faith and spirituality are important resources for healing and change. We embrace diversity and cultural inclusivity and offer counselling to all individuals. We provide trained therapists who qualify for membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
(855) 953-0748
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Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
We offer individual, couple, family, adolescent, children and group counselling as well as preventative mental health services.
The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a multi-faith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. We are rooted in the belief that faith and spirituality are important resources for healing and change. We embrace diversity and cultural inclusivity and offer counselling to all individuals. We provide trained therapists who qualify for membership in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
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KW Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
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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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
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.
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Susan Lovelady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2T
I provide individual, family and marriage counselling. I enjoy working with adolescents both individually and with their families. I specialize in providing counselling for anxiety, depression, parenting, stress and anger management, conflict resolution, family violence, sexual abuse, burnout and chronic pain.
(548) 483-5358
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2T
I provide individual, family and marriage counselling. I enjoy working with adolescents both individually and with their families. I specialize in providing counselling for anxiety, depression, parenting, stress and anger management, conflict resolution, family violence, sexual abuse, burnout and chronic pain.
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Leanna Callum
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
(519) 590-2220
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
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Kelly A McLarnon-Sinclair
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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Lea Tufford
MA, RMFT, RP, PhD Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Psychotherapist.
Thank you for visiting my website. Please note that my practice is full at the present time and I am not accepting new clients. Do your life goals seem out of reach? Do you feel disconnected from your partner and lonely in your relationship? Are you fighting with your kids a lot? I am committed to helping you feel better and reach your individual, relational, and family goals. I strive for a safe counselling environment where you can share your concerns and feel heard and understood.
(855) 434-2247
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2L
Offers online therapy
I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Psychotherapist.
Thank you for visiting my website. Please note that my practice is full at the present time and I am not accepting new clients. Do your life goals seem out of reach? Do you feel disconnected from your partner and lonely in your relationship? Are you fighting with your kids a lot? I am committed to helping you feel better and reach your individual, relational, and family goals. I strive for a safe counselling environment where you can share your concerns and feel heard and understood.
David Moulton
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
I address all aspects of my clients' lives including friendships, family, culture and spirituality.
I work with adults who are feeling stressed: they may worry, panic or feel shy in social situations, may try to be perfect, may feel badly about themselves, or wish to express themselves more effectively, or to set clearer boundaries with others, or to be more assertive. I also work with people from the straight and LGBTQ communities who are experiencing challenges in their relationships, with sexuality, sexual orientation, alternative relationships, alternative sexualities, and gender. Many experience these challenges, but some may lose a sense of balance in their lives or the ability to enjoy life and relationships while trying to sort out their concerns.
(647) 525-8268
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
I address all aspects of my clients' lives including friendships, family, culture and spirituality.
I work with adults who are feeling stressed: they may worry, panic or feel shy in social situations, may try to be perfect, may feel badly about themselves, or wish to express themselves more effectively, or to set clearer boundaries with others, or to be more assertive. I also work with people from the straight and LGBTQ communities who are experiencing challenges in their relationships, with sexuality, sexual orientation, alternative relationships, alternative sexualities, and gender. Many experience these challenges, but some may lose a sense of balance in their lives or the ability to enjoy life and relationships while trying to sort out their concerns.
Midtown Counselling - Shelly Pavlic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BASc, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have 15 years in hospital and community practice, helping adults, young adults and families with complex mental health and family concerns.
Living with a dark, stormy cloud over your head is no way to live. If your cloud is taking away from your personal life or career, you may feel burdened, alone or misunderstood. It doesn't have to be that way. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Interventions relieve anxiety, depression & stress, restore confidence, develop effective family relationships, and unlock personal potential. The solutions to your problems might be closer than you think. Why wait?
(519) 589-1550
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I have 15 years in hospital and community practice, helping adults, young adults and families with complex mental health and family concerns.
Living with a dark, stormy cloud over your head is no way to live. If your cloud is taking away from your personal life or career, you may feel burdened, alone or misunderstood. It doesn't have to be that way. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Interventions relieve anxiety, depression & stress, restore confidence, develop effective family relationships, and unlock personal potential. The solutions to your problems might be closer than you think. Why wait?
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Kevin McLaughlin
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
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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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
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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Gillian Inksetter
Counsellor, MA, RP, RCC Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
I am skilled at working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family problems, and many forms of trauma.
Experience has taught me that the first step toward feeling better is simply reaching out for help. I provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to identify your best self. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and I will walk beside you on your journey as we discover together the tools and solutions that you need. We aren’t meant to deal with life’s hardships alone!
(226) 458-0606
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
I am skilled at working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family problems, and many forms of trauma.
Experience has taught me that the first step toward feeling better is simply reaching out for help. I provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to identify your best self. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and I will walk beside you on your journey as we discover together the tools and solutions that you need. We aren’t meant to deal with life’s hardships alone!
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Doug Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MTS, AAMFTCF, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Parenting ; Couple Counselling ; Blended Family ; Family Therapy (with individuals, couples or multiple family members) ; Emotion/Anger Management ; Trauma ; Abuse ; Anxiety ; Stress ; Depression ; Behavioural issues ; Sexuality ; Counselling ; Adolescent/Youth issues ; addiction and mental health services ; Conflict resolution ; and mediation.
Your Way Counselling is about helping good people achieve the psychological well-being, relationships, self image, and mental health they want. Services are Family Therapy based and build on your strengths. You may find that you already have the knowledge you need to achieve your goals and yet choose to have professional support to gain confidence in yourself. Whether you are feeling completely overwhelmed or want support to deal with relationships and behavioural issues that are affecting your wellbeing and mental health please feel free to call. We can talk over your needs and make a plan that suits you.
(855) 614-0128
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Office is near:
Waterloo, ON N2J
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Parenting ; Couple Counselling ; Blended Family ; Family Therapy (with individuals, couples or multiple family members) ; Emotion/Anger Management ; Trauma ; Abuse ; Anxiety ; Stress ; Depression ; Behavioural issues ; Sexuality ; Counselling ; Adolescent/Youth issues ; addiction and mental health services ; Conflict resolution ; and mediation.
Your Way Counselling is about helping good people achieve the psychological well-being, relationships, self image, and mental health they want. Services are Family Therapy based and build on your strengths. You may find that you already have the knowledge you need to achieve your goals and yet choose to have professional support to gain confidence in yourself. Whether you are feeling completely overwhelmed or want support to deal with relationships and behavioural issues that are affecting your wellbeing and mental health please feel free to call. We can talk over your needs and make a plan that suits you.

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Family Therapy Counsellors
If you're looking for family therapy in Waterloo or for a Waterloo family therapist these professionals provide family therapy services and structural family therapy services. They include family therapists and marriage family therapists. Therapists in Waterloo using the techniques of 'family therapy' (also referred to as marriage and family therapy and family counselling) view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.

Family relationships often affect psychological well-being and, regardless of the origin of an issue, or whether it may be the "individual" or "family" who is presenting it, involving the family in the solution can be of great benefit. Families participate directly in sessions during which the family therapist helps conversations in a way that draws upon and builds the strengths, wisdom and support of the wider family unit.