Family Therapy in Guelph, ON

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Katherine Tomkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, BASc, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been an individual, couple and family therapist and clinical supervisor in family service agencies and private practice for over twenty-five years. These experiences have provided me with the skills necessary to help people dealing with a diverse range of life's challenges. I have worked successfully with individuals, couples and families struggling with physical and mental illnesses, addictions, trauma, grief and loss, affairs, separation and divorce as well as other family stresses.
(855) 780-2471
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Guelph, ON N1G
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Cris Calley Jones
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in family mediation related to separation/divorce, parenting plans, custody/access, and family reconciliation.
For 35+ years, I have been actively engaged in social work and therapeutic counselling. Over the past 12 years, I have conducted custody and access assessments for separating parents, and the family court system. My specialized training and experience is geared to helping parents and families navigate separation and divorce as cooperatively as possible. My approach is to empower and provide perspective, to support amicable co-parenting, and to help keep children out of the tensions. Clients tell me that they appreciate my conversational approach and familiarity with the family court system.
(226) 784-1961
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Michelle Iacobucci
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
I received my Master’s degree in Couple & Family Therapy from Guelph University.
My approach is founded on authenticity, trust, warmth, openness, and non-judgement. In revealing my genuine self, I strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and supported to be true to who you are. I offer a free consultation and work with individuals, couples, children, and families. In my work, I seek to understand the interconnected systemic complexities of what makes you who you are. I am attentive to cultural, political, social, and relational aspects of clients lives and take a non-directive stance as I believe you are the expert of your life, and you possess the inner resources required in times of hardship.
(548) 490-0634
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Ashley Murphy Kilgar
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, BA hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a caring and skilled therapist. I work with individuals, couples and families who are having difficulty coping with life stressors, mental health issues, and addiction. I support people to work through relationship, work, family and other life challenges. Using a non-judgmental approach I support you to move forward and make difficult but positive changes in your life. Each person I support is unique and will receive individualized treatment based on needs. I value in depth assessments to ensure that your situation and needs are understood. We will work together in a way that ensures your comfort and satisfaction with therapy.
(226) 962-2242
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Christine Elizabeth Polito
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! It takes courage to seek help and is a sign of strength. Everyone at some point in their life feels ‘stuck’ or ‘overwhelmed.’ I have worked in the mental health field for over 30 years providing individual, family and group counselling. I enjoy supporting clients through their difficult times helping them move forward with greater confidence and hope.
(888) 983-7686
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Guelph, ON N1G
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Megan Gauthier
Registered Social Worker , MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Specializing in trauma/PTSD, relationship/ family issues, and anxiety, I am here to walk alongside you on this journey of growth.
Are you trying to move forward in life, but find yourself constantly weighed down by the past? Maybe it's your experience growing up, a toxic relationship, or something that happened to you. After hardship or trauma, the brain adapts in brilliant (though sometimes unhelpful) ways. You might find yourself feeling anxious and unable to let things go, numb and shut down, or feeling disconnected from the person you want to be and the life you want to be living. If that sounds like you, know that this doesn't have to go on forever.
(548) 490-4617
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Guelph, ON N1G
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Tracy Kennedy
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a trauma informed social worker and psychotherapist with 15 years of work experience and 38 years lived experience. I help adults get to the root issue of their problems so they can live more peaceful, fulfilling, connected and authentic lives. My areas of specialization are anxiety, perfectionism, boundaries, stress, self esteem, family of origin conflict and healing trauma. I want you to know that all of you is welcome here and that it is possible to feel differently; to think differently and to live differently.
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Not accepting new clients
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Talaria Ashley
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a registered psychotherapist with a Master's in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University, Sacramento.
Not accepting new clients. Trauma, anxiety and depression can leave you feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Therapy can offer you a better way forward. My specialty is working with adults who are survivors of childhood abuse, trauma or neglect. I help my clients live more in the present that they want, rather than focus on fears from the past or worries about the future. As an experienced therapist, I've seen that when people can safely address the traumas in their life, they reduce their anxiety, depression, difficulty with relationships and trust, low self-esteem and overwhelming emotions, among other things.
(226) 773-5350
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Melissa Clews-Hunt
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT(S)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you looking to strengthen your relationships? Do you want to understand yourself better? When you are in nature do you feel rejuvenated? For over 17 years I have been providing individual, couple, and family therapy and clinical supervision for therapists. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and both a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor with CAMFT. In addition to my clinical training and experience, my specialty is including nature in the work. For some that could be addressing eco anxiety concerns, for some that could be having a phone session while walking in a forest.
(226) 407-5590
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Natalie Reis
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Qua), BMT, MTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I support children, teens, and adults with challenges related to anxiety, self-esteem, family issues, and depression.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, but not sure where to start? Maybe you feel like you need a safe space to share difficult things. I know the feeling of reaching out for the first time, and how important it was that I could feel heard. Now, I hope to foster a space where you can feel empowered to use the strengths you already have to create the life you want to live. I realize there’s many different paths to healing, and as an Accredited Music Therapist we can also incorporate music into your psychotherapy sessions, if you feel this may be beneficial.
(226) 702-4482
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Guelph, ON N1G
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Courtney Bell
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
individual, family ) will vary depending on the expressed needs of the client.
*Courtney and her associates are now accepting new clients!* Are you a parent, child or adult who is struggling to manage their mental health? Are you feeling alone, stuck and unsupported? Hi, my name is Courtney, I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I am here to help. I provide counselling services to children, youth and their families as well as adults who may be struggling with the impact of trauma, anxiety, depression among other concerns. I have over 10 years of clinical experience.
(226) 780-3107
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Shadi Ramez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Over the course of many years, I have developed an eclectic approach integrating various modalities such as CBT, DBT, Mindfullness, Attachment, Trauma Focused, Family Systems, EMDR, EFT and Play Therapy to help my clients.
I am glad you are here. You are here because you are ready to heal. Healing and recovery process is profound, hard work and takes time. But you will never regret choosing to feel better, stronger and whole.
(226) 602-8616
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Melinda Burns
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
My special areas of focus are: relationship and family issues; communication and conflict resolution; healing the past; dealing with grief and loss; self-esteem and assertiveness; dealing with stress and anxiety; coming out issues; career and life choices; and dealing with creative blocks to liberate creativity.
I believe that effective therapy takes place in an atmosphere of safety, respect, and caring. When a person comes to therapy, a healing process is already underway. As this process is recognized and strengthened, the client is free to move toward wholeness. I use empathic listening and questions to help clarify the presenting problem and set it in the context of the person's life journey with its healthy call for spiritual and psychological growth. Writing, guided visualization, role playing and art may also be used to bring forth inner wisdom and to explore alternative ways to meet challenges.
(844) 332-2028
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Caitlin Marchand
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
My additional training and research has been focused on grief and bereavement, forgiveness in couple and family settings, perinatal loss, and self compassion.
My approach is grounded in empathy, acceptance, authenticity, and often humour. I believe you are the expert in your life, and I work with you to facilitate change and cultivate meaning in your life. I offer a free consultation and work with individuals, couples, families, children, and youth. I believe therapy should be a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences while reconnecting with your values, goals, and relationships to align you with your true self. Change can be uncomfortable and frightening. I celebrate your strength to lean into that discomfort on your healing journey.
(548) 488-2409
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Leslie St Jacques
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MES , BHScPA
Verified
Verified
As a clinical Social Worker for over 15 years, I have provided individual, group and family therapy that helps people become aware of and manage emotions and thoughts.
I am a Psychotherapist with a Master's in Social Work (since 2004). I work with individuals, couples and families. Some of the topics I help people with include anxiety, depression, couples issues, relationship difficulties, major life transitions, grief & loss, serious health issues and prior traumatic events. I also work with parents and their children as they manage the intense emotions during parental separation and divorce. Therapeutic modalities include narrative, CBT/DBT and mindfulness-based approaches.
(226) 641-6502
Guelph, ON N1H
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Natalia Brajak
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified
Verified
I work with adults who want release from negative patterns and seek to unearth the roots of repetitive reactivity and triggers. They want freedom and peace. Many seek help with healthy boundaries, anxiety, self-worth, depression, life direction, co-dependency, communication, addiction, relationships (with self, the Divine, life partner, ex-partner, children, family , co-workers), emotional regulation, grief, loss/divorce, chronic pain, parenting, spiritual growth and psychedelic integration Carrying the past makes current life difficult. Helping clients accept the past, learn from it and then let it go is what I love doing best.
(226) 406-5974
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Compass Community Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MThThDR, RMFT, MSc
Verified
Verified
Formerly known as Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph-Wellington, Compass Community Services has been providing exceptional service to the community since 1987.
Hours: Monday - Thursday (9:00 am - 9:00 pm), Friday (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) Our Mission: To provide responsive and professional resources, fostering wellbeing in our communities. Our Vision: A resilient and supported community. Our Values: People, Inclusion, Collaboration, Accountability
(519) 900-5690
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Not accepting new clients
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Suzanne M. Welstead
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, RP, RMFT, CST
Verified
Verified
I welcome the opportunity to work with members of the LGBTQ+ community, and can assist individuals with coming out and/or family issues, exploring gender identity and expression, and recommendations for medical care.
Relationships matter. Let me help you improve and strengthen the relationships in your life. For over 20 years, I have worked with individuals and couples to resolve relationship difficulties, manage anxiety or depression, improve self-esteem, and work through trauma. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT), and Certified Sex Therapist (BESTCO). Sex therapy can help you to create the context for the kind of sex that is worth wanting. I can help you work through sexual concerns, such as low desire, support after affairs, erectile difficulties, pain during sex, and pornography-related issues or sexual addiction/compulsivity.
(844) 523-1121
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Guelph, ON N1L
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Colleen Fava Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients for phone, online or in-person sessions. Feeling overwhelmed by life and the monotony of the daily grind? Are stress, depression, anxiety, anger, sadness, grief, loss or addiction getting in the way of your happiness? Are you having relationship or family issues or going through a tough transition? Through a mindfulness-based approach, my hope is to help you with your challenges by empowering you with new tools. I offer a safe and calm space to help with your healing process. Sometimes starting therapy may feel scary and daunting - am here to help support you with this.Connect for a free consultation.
(647) 559-2410
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Guelph Psychology Centre
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Verified
We provide psychological treatment, psychological and psycho-educational assessments to individuals of all ages and work collaboratively with family physicians, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.
We are a group of highly skilled and understanding psychologists and other regulated healthcare practitioners offering a breadth of psychological and related services to adults, adolescents, children, couples, seniors and families in the Guelph and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing the finest, broad range of psychological services to assist you in your emotional growth, physical health, and overall well-being. Previously part of the Norfolk Psychological Services team, the therapists at Guelph Psychology Centre are dedicated to continuing to provide the same quality service to individuals across the lifespan.
(226) 408-4838
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Guelph, ON N1G
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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.