Family Therapy in Brampton, ON

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Photo of Darlene Artt, Registered Psychotherapist in Brampton, ON
Darlene Artt
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, MFT, CAMFT, OAMHP
Verified
Brampton, ON L6V
I have a diverse background in treating clients experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, and family issues.
I offer compassion and empathy to children, youth, individuals, couples, and families, in a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive manner, using a strengths-based, person-centred approach.
I have a diverse background in treating clients experiencing depression, anxiety, addictions, and family issues.
I offer compassion and empathy to children, youth, individuals, couples, and families, in a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive manner, using a strengths-based, person-centred approach.
(833) 313-0728 View (833) 313-0728
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Melicia Dunchie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6R  (Online Only)
My experience spans in areas such as depression, mood and anxiety disorders, neurodevelopment, life span transitions, relational trauma, parenting challenges and family dynamics.
I became a therapist to ensure that clients feel safe, seen, heard, validated and accepted. Through clinical skills and knowledge, I aim to make a positive difference in the lives of my clients. I have over ten years of experience working with diverse populations, specifically within the mental health profession. With a combination of evidence based therapeutic knowledge, extensive educational and clinical experiences, I am passionate and competent to support clients in having successful outcomes and be effective advocates for their lives. Change is challenging, and I would like to help you make strides on your journey to healing.
My experience spans in areas such as depression, mood and anxiety disorders, neurodevelopment, life span transitions, relational trauma, parenting challenges and family dynamics.
I became a therapist to ensure that clients feel safe, seen, heard, validated and accepted. Through clinical skills and knowledge, I aim to make a positive difference in the lives of my clients. I have over ten years of experience working with diverse populations, specifically within the mental health profession. With a combination of evidence based therapeutic knowledge, extensive educational and clinical experiences, I am passionate and competent to support clients in having successful outcomes and be effective advocates for their lives. Change is challenging, and I would like to help you make strides on your journey to healing.
(289) 275-4679 View (289) 275-4679
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Susan Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6V
Do you struggle with stress that affects your day to day life? Do you feel frustrated by family conflict or feel overwhelmed by caregiver burnout? Do you feel exhausted just getting through the day? Do you wonder if your life could be better? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed with navigating family dynamics, finding peace in relationships, and establishing ways of coping with responsibilities. Not addressing these issues can lead to exhaustion and a breakdown in relationships. I believe there is hope.
Do you struggle with stress that affects your day to day life? Do you feel frustrated by family conflict or feel overwhelmed by caregiver burnout? Do you feel exhausted just getting through the day? Do you wonder if your life could be better? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed with navigating family dynamics, finding peace in relationships, and establishing ways of coping with responsibilities. Not addressing these issues can lead to exhaustion and a breakdown in relationships. I believe there is hope.
(289) 677-1829 View (289) 677-1829
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Ashley Bernardi
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
An essential part of this work is supporting families from diverse backgrounds as they navigate complicated family dynamics to build cohesion in the family unit.
Are you a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, complicated relationships with family or friends? Do you have difficulty feeling connected to the people around you, or difficulty feeling like you fit in or have your place in the world figured out? Is it difficult for you to feel like your life has meaning or purpose? Are you a parent struggling to connect with your adolescent children? Do you feel like your attempts to connect result in further conflict? I work with adolescents and young adults to support healthy coping and navigate life’s transitions related to independence, education, employment, and relationships.
An essential part of this work is supporting families from diverse backgrounds as they navigate complicated family dynamics to build cohesion in the family unit.
Are you a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, complicated relationships with family or friends? Do you have difficulty feeling connected to the people around you, or difficulty feeling like you fit in or have your place in the world figured out? Is it difficult for you to feel like your life has meaning or purpose? Are you a parent struggling to connect with your adolescent children? Do you feel like your attempts to connect result in further conflict? I work with adolescents and young adults to support healthy coping and navigate life’s transitions related to independence, education, employment, and relationships.
(289) 203-1128 View (289) 203-1128
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Joseph Nwanne Nwabudike
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L7A
Many youths these days suffer a great deal from Anxiety and Depression and are in need of a Therapist that can connect with them, and guide them through the various corners of their emotional disturbance. Most especially helping them to see a healthier way to look at anxiety and depression. Also I am experienced working with families of persons living with special needs and assisting them to cope with the stress of their challenging situation. Lastly I work with youths and adolescents with behavioral problems and couples with family preservation issues, using Motivational Interviewing techniques and Solution Focused Therapy
Many youths these days suffer a great deal from Anxiety and Depression and are in need of a Therapist that can connect with them, and guide them through the various corners of their emotional disturbance. Most especially helping them to see a healthier way to look at anxiety and depression. Also I am experienced working with families of persons living with special needs and assisting them to cope with the stress of their challenging situation. Lastly I work with youths and adolescents with behavioral problems and couples with family preservation issues, using Motivational Interviewing techniques and Solution Focused Therapy
(289) 302-6634 View (289) 302-6634
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Lisa Mollica
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, CYC, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z
I'd love the opportunity to use my training, work experience, and personal experience to support you and your family.
Do you ever feel like life shouldn't be this hard? It doesn't have to be! I know that reaching out for help is scary and I also know that an easier, more peaceful life IS possible. I'm passionate about helping individuals and families develop skills to cope with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD; heal from past trauma; boost communication skills; improve relationships; and manage problematic behaviours. Over my 14 years in practice, I've been lucky enough to have witnessed the happiness that comes from taking that step and I'd love to be able to help you get there too!.
I'd love the opportunity to use my training, work experience, and personal experience to support you and your family.
Do you ever feel like life shouldn't be this hard? It doesn't have to be! I know that reaching out for help is scary and I also know that an easier, more peaceful life IS possible. I'm passionate about helping individuals and families develop skills to cope with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD; heal from past trauma; boost communication skills; improve relationships; and manage problematic behaviours. Over my 14 years in practice, I've been lucky enough to have witnessed the happiness that comes from taking that step and I'd love to be able to help you get there too!.
(289) 272-9479 View (289) 272-9479
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Akua Parham
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6Z  (Online Only)
Struggling to manage work, parenting and family relationships can be difficult. What is helpful is taking the steps to recognize you need support, even though it is not an easy task to do so. Helping people to reach that goal has always been my passion. Recognizing and moving forward towards changing and breaking patterns of behaviour and / boundaries in relationships, may be what you need to alter your current path.
Struggling to manage work, parenting and family relationships can be difficult. What is helpful is taking the steps to recognize you need support, even though it is not an easy task to do so. Helping people to reach that goal has always been my passion. Recognizing and moving forward towards changing and breaking patterns of behaviour and / boundaries in relationships, may be what you need to alter your current path.
(289) 514-5865 View (289) 514-5865
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ADHD Therapy and Coaching, Individuals and Couples
Registered Social Worker, EdD, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L6V  (Online Only)
For 14 years I've supported ADHD directly and indirectly from different professional lens' such as a teacher in special education, a family therapist and social worker, couples therapist, or counselling adults with ADHD & addictions.
As a husband, father, and fellow "ADHD'er", I understand the difficulties we can all encounter in our most intimate circle. I offer solution-oriented therapy and coaching to adults ages 18, and beyond. I welcome clients who are formally diagnosed, or self diagnosed! In my work we don't just focus on "organization", we truly centre on things like: views of self, anxiety, lack of "self trust", addiction, and emotional regulation in the ADHD experience. I work with couples who are seeking tools and strategies, but also seeking emotional connection and understanding. By request, I have an info video for couples to learn more.
For 14 years I've supported ADHD directly and indirectly from different professional lens' such as a teacher in special education, a family therapist and social worker, couples therapist, or counselling adults with ADHD & addictions.
As a husband, father, and fellow "ADHD'er", I understand the difficulties we can all encounter in our most intimate circle. I offer solution-oriented therapy and coaching to adults ages 18, and beyond. I welcome clients who are formally diagnosed, or self diagnosed! In my work we don't just focus on "organization", we truly centre on things like: views of self, anxiety, lack of "self trust", addiction, and emotional regulation in the ADHD experience. I work with couples who are seeking tools and strategies, but also seeking emotional connection and understanding. By request, I have an info video for couples to learn more.
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Sandra Tavares
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L6X
You deserve support to achieve your full potential, live well, reach your goals, and heal from trauma. That’s where I come in as a clinician, advocate and specialized system navigator. I can ensure you and your loved ones are getting services that will improve you quality of life immensely. Throughout twenty-years of clinical experience, I have counselled folks dealing with domestic violence, finances, depression, anxiety, addictions, coping issues, family conflict, gender and sexual identity, life transitions, parenting, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress, emotional regulation, trauma, and more.
You deserve support to achieve your full potential, live well, reach your goals, and heal from trauma. That’s where I come in as a clinician, advocate and specialized system navigator. I can ensure you and your loved ones are getting services that will improve you quality of life immensely. Throughout twenty-years of clinical experience, I have counselled folks dealing with domestic violence, finances, depression, anxiety, addictions, coping issues, family conflict, gender and sexual identity, life transitions, parenting, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress, emotional regulation, trauma, and more.
(289) 903-0192 View (289) 903-0192
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C.S. Counselling & Consulting Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Brampton, ON L6R
I also provide guidance for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, domestic violence, couple and family counselling, life transitions, parent and teen conflicts and women's issues.
Everyone embarks on unique journeys involving various overwhelming challenges including emotional and mental health issues, substance abuse and relationship issues. My colleagues and I fully understand that when two or more people cope with similar circumstances, no two minds function alike. Therefore, my services instill clients with how to love themselves through comprehensive, mental, emotional and spiritual enrichment regardless of their age, social or ethnic background, or physical capacities. Overall, the greatest satisfaction comes from seeing clients reach self-actualization by gaining strength, confidence and empowerment to confront their own inner conflicts "for we all smile in the same language".
I also provide guidance for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, domestic violence, couple and family counselling, life transitions, parent and teen conflicts and women's issues.
Everyone embarks on unique journeys involving various overwhelming challenges including emotional and mental health issues, substance abuse and relationship issues. My colleagues and I fully understand that when two or more people cope with similar circumstances, no two minds function alike. Therefore, my services instill clients with how to love themselves through comprehensive, mental, emotional and spiritual enrichment regardless of their age, social or ethnic background, or physical capacities. Overall, the greatest satisfaction comes from seeing clients reach self-actualization by gaining strength, confidence and empowerment to confront their own inner conflicts "for we all smile in the same language".
(416) 409-8045 View (416) 409-8045
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Beyond Minds Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
For many of us, it’s easy to allow our mental health to take a backseat in our everyday lives. We may rely on distractions but we know that it’s time to look for support that will lead us into maintaining a healthier relationship with our mental health. I work with adults and children 9 and up who are seeking treatment in family conflict, anger management, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, self-esteem, school-related issues and women’s issues. As a Registered Psychotherapist, my hope is to support clients who are looking to address these matters in a safe and stigma-free zone.
For many of us, it’s easy to allow our mental health to take a backseat in our everyday lives. We may rely on distractions but we know that it’s time to look for support that will lead us into maintaining a healthier relationship with our mental health. I work with adults and children 9 and up who are seeking treatment in family conflict, anger management, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, self-esteem, school-related issues and women’s issues. As a Registered Psychotherapist, my hope is to support clients who are looking to address these matters in a safe and stigma-free zone.
(289) 276-7337 View (289) 276-7337
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Bridge To Restoration Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych, Registe, Psychol
Verified
Brampton, ON L6W
I have over 35 years of experience practicing as a clinical and school psychologist, including holding management, teaching positions, as well as supervisory roles. My professional practice has over the years included: psychological intervention to address issues related to general mental health challenges (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, general emotion dysregulation etc.); trauma, as well as family dynamics. I provide Clinical Assessments as well as Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.
I have over 35 years of experience practicing as a clinical and school psychologist, including holding management, teaching positions, as well as supervisory roles. My professional practice has over the years included: psychological intervention to address issues related to general mental health challenges (anxiety, depression, relationship issues, general emotion dysregulation etc.); trauma, as well as family dynamics. I provide Clinical Assessments as well as Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Assessments that help to clarify issues related to Learning Difficulties and other school related concerns.
(289) 460-2252 View (289) 460-2252
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NuMode Foundation
Counsellor, MCC
Verified
Brampton, ON L6X
Are you losing hope for your marriage and ready to call it quits? Are you growing increasingly anxious for you and your family's future? Are you finding it hard to make life work the way you dreamed it would be? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to help. NuMode Foundation is a non-profit organization established to serve individuals and families in finding long-lasting solutions to life's many challenges. The family unit can only be truly successful when each individual is living at their best. The struggles are real, but so are your dreams, goals, and aspirations. You have the potential to succeed. Call Us!
Are you losing hope for your marriage and ready to call it quits? Are you growing increasingly anxious for you and your family's future? Are you finding it hard to make life work the way you dreamed it would be? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we want to help. NuMode Foundation is a non-profit organization established to serve individuals and families in finding long-lasting solutions to life's many challenges. The family unit can only be truly successful when each individual is living at their best. The struggles are real, but so are your dreams, goals, and aspirations. You have the potential to succeed. Call Us!
(289) 724-2190 View (289) 724-2190
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The Family Enhancement Centre
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6R
We specialize in individual counselling (depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD), Child and youth counselling, couple and family counselling, indigenous counselling for youth and adults, counselling for refugees and veterans, career counselling, anger management co-parenting, and online counselling and etc.
We understand that everyone's life is very different from one another. Clients have different needs as they all have different experiences and situations. Each client gets a customized approach that will help them heal and grow from their trauma and problems in life. We specialize in individual counselling (depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD), Child and youth counselling, couple and family counselling, indigenous counselling for youth and adults, counselling for refugees and veterans, career counselling, anger management co-parenting, and online counselling and etc.
We specialize in individual counselling (depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD), Child and youth counselling, couple and family counselling, indigenous counselling for youth and adults, counselling for refugees and veterans, career counselling, anger management co-parenting, and online counselling and etc.
We understand that everyone's life is very different from one another. Clients have different needs as they all have different experiences and situations. Each client gets a customized approach that will help them heal and grow from their trauma and problems in life. We specialize in individual counselling (depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD), Child and youth counselling, couple and family counselling, indigenous counselling for youth and adults, counselling for refugees and veterans, career counselling, anger management co-parenting, and online counselling and etc.
(289) 677-1836 View (289) 677-1836
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Viral Vyas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6V  (Online Only)
I have a wide range of experience supporting clients experiencing Abuse, Anxiety, Anger, Addiction, Depression, Oppression, Low self-esteem, Stress, Relationship/marital issues & Parenting issues. I have provided support to a wide variety of clients from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. I am privileged to have worked for many years in the community with clients involved with Criminal Justice, Family Court and Child Welfare Agencies in Canada and internationally. I am member of Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW).
I have a wide range of experience supporting clients experiencing Abuse, Anxiety, Anger, Addiction, Depression, Oppression, Low self-esteem, Stress, Relationship/marital issues & Parenting issues. I have provided support to a wide variety of clients from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. I am privileged to have worked for many years in the community with clients involved with Criminal Justice, Family Court and Child Welfare Agencies in Canada and internationally. I am member of Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW).
(289) 236-0195 View (289) 236-0195
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Believe Uwabor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BA, RBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L7A  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence-based models, such as attachment theory, behaviour analysis, emotionally focused couples therapy, mindfulness, & family systems theory.
Guiding clients through a deep exploration into their racial identity, navigate parenting challenges, managing Autism and neurodivergent traits. My experience also extends to supporting individuals, families, and couples who have not yet mastered the ability to manage symptoms of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. I specialize in supporting and addressing various adult mental health concerns, while supporting individuals and couples of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds as they explore their unique identities and navigate the complexities of social expectations.
I utilize evidence-based models, such as attachment theory, behaviour analysis, emotionally focused couples therapy, mindfulness, & family systems theory.
Guiding clients through a deep exploration into their racial identity, navigate parenting challenges, managing Autism and neurodivergent traits. My experience also extends to supporting individuals, families, and couples who have not yet mastered the ability to manage symptoms of ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and mood disorders. I specialize in supporting and addressing various adult mental health concerns, while supporting individuals and couples of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds as they explore their unique identities and navigate the complexities of social expectations.
(289) 274-3609 View (289) 274-3609
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Risha Dave
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6T  (Online Only)
I can help you navigate family conflict, the expectations of others, prioritize yourself more, and say "no" more often.
As a second-generation Indo-Canadian, I too have often found it overwhelming and confusing to keep up with the different roles that are expected of us. Living up to these expectations may feel impossible. It is not unusual to have a hard time saying "no", and put yourself and your needs last even when you might not want to. It is common to question your sense of self and be curious about a life that feels more true to yourself and that aligns more with your values. Even reaching out for professional support can feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar.
I can help you navigate family conflict, the expectations of others, prioritize yourself more, and say "no" more often.
As a second-generation Indo-Canadian, I too have often found it overwhelming and confusing to keep up with the different roles that are expected of us. Living up to these expectations may feel impossible. It is not unusual to have a hard time saying "no", and put yourself and your needs last even when you might not want to. It is common to question your sense of self and be curious about a life that feels more true to yourself and that aligns more with your values. Even reaching out for professional support can feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar.
(289) 302-5556 View (289) 302-5556
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Karlene Grant
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6W
I have extensive experience working in the field of mental health & have been providing individual, family & couples counselling services within local community agencies, hospital settings and private practice.
Karlene Grant has been working as a social worker/therapist for over 25 years and is registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My approach is one of care, compassion & professionalism. Services: Workshops, Groups, Individual, Couple & Family therapy. Our unique workshop series are designed to get you to a better place. Over the course of 2 months we provide you with the tools & support to make lasting change in your life! Some topics include: Stress Management, Self Worth & Acceptance, Self Care & Confidence. Groups start January 2023. Follow on social media at The.how.to.workshops
I have extensive experience working in the field of mental health & have been providing individual, family & couples counselling services within local community agencies, hospital settings and private practice.
Karlene Grant has been working as a social worker/therapist for over 25 years and is registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My approach is one of care, compassion & professionalism. Services: Workshops, Groups, Individual, Couple & Family therapy. Our unique workshop series are designed to get you to a better place. Over the course of 2 months we provide you with the tools & support to make lasting change in your life! Some topics include: Stress Management, Self Worth & Acceptance, Self Care & Confidence. Groups start January 2023. Follow on social media at The.how.to.workshops
(647) 560-8657 View (647) 560-8657
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Chantel Simm
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP-Q
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brampton, ON L6X
Trauma is concretely defined as an emotional response to a terrible event, however this definition does not encompass all of the undertakings you may be experiencing. Trauma can occur from family generations, a close friend's experience, or seeing something on the media that affects us deeply. Your trauma will not look the same as another person's and that's okay. If you are looking to process and heal from the heavy weight of trauma, through a collaborative effort, I can help you unpack your story to be able to move forward.
Trauma is concretely defined as an emotional response to a terrible event, however this definition does not encompass all of the undertakings you may be experiencing. Trauma can occur from family generations, a close friend's experience, or seeing something on the media that affects us deeply. Your trauma will not look the same as another person's and that's okay. If you are looking to process and heal from the heavy weight of trauma, through a collaborative effort, I can help you unpack your story to be able to move forward.
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Clear Mind Psychotherapy & Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RPC, MPCP, RP
Verified
Brampton, ON L6X  (Online Only)
When you want to find alternatives, bring improvement, clarity and transformation to your life, you want to do it sooner rather than later. CLEAR MIND offers short-term therapy, and if you work your program, fast results. I am well trained in treating trauma, grief, family turmoil, and other negative situations. With a BA in psychology, I was a Master Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist, with the CPCA (with membership based on counselling competency), and now have full membership, without restrictions, with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
When you want to find alternatives, bring improvement, clarity and transformation to your life, you want to do it sooner rather than later. CLEAR MIND offers short-term therapy, and if you work your program, fast results. I am well trained in treating trauma, grief, family turmoil, and other negative situations. With a BA in psychology, I was a Master Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist, with the CPCA (with membership based on counselling competency), and now have full membership, without restrictions, with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
(289) 271-0737 View (289) 271-0737

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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.