Family Therapy in Guelph, ON

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Teresa Smith
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I have worked with individuals, partners (currently not taking new couples), and families, exploring experiences with depression, anxiety, self-criticism, emotional regulation, relationship and family conflict, trauma & survivorship, shame, grief, body image, self-acceptance, racial & cultural identity, sexuality, gender identity & life transitions.
It is my belief that the path to healing can take many forms, and that therapy is a space in which that path can be explored and fortified. In my work with clients, this journey primarily begins by exploring our connections in current and past relationships with loved ones, as well as the relationship we have with ourselves. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I value providing a safe, welcoming space for all clients to explore their experiences. My stance is trauma-informed, strength-based, and anti-oppressive and I strive to embody a compassionate, collaborative, and curious stance.
(548) 483-5647
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Nichole Caswell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Specifically, I specialize in: Attachment, Trauma, Parent-Child Conflict, Separation/Divorce, Parenting, Couples and/or Family Therapy , Grief/Loss, Sexuality/Gender Identity, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidality/Self Harm, ADHD and more.
*NICHOLE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS, HOWEVER, CHANGING TIDES IS ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - DAY, EVENING & WEEKEND AVAILABILITY* (book at link below) Hello, my name is Nichole Caswell. I'm a registered social worker with several years of training and experience working with individuals and families. I hope to empower clients to make changes in their lives. I strive to create a secure and supportive environment, allowing for an atmosphere that feels comfortable and collaborative. I listen to my clients with compassion and strive to create a safe space for people to share their experiences and hopes for the future.
(226) 270-2985
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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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Guelph Psychology Centre
Verified
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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Michele Ross-Miller
Registered Social Worker, MA, RMFT, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have over 25 years experience in individual, couple and family therapy .
**Accepting new clients** Most couples expect to agree with their spouse far more than they actually do. The main complaints that bring couples to therapy are losing connection, high levels of conflict, major life changes and high levels of stress. Effective couples counseling and individual counselling will give you the tools you need to solve problems.
(855) 974-4243
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Guelph, ON N1H
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SoulScape Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BAHon, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
We have a team of highly skilled practitioners with backgrounds in Individual Counselling, Couples Therapy, Family Counselling, and Group Therapy.
Right now life may feel wildly uncertain, and this might be making you feel frustrated, anxious, and out of sorts. I am not going to say that I know what you are going through because I don't. What I do know is that the practitioners at SoulScape Services have helped people get through these strange days in one piece, feeling better than before. If you are reading this, chances are you're looking for some relief and new ways to manage your life. The therapists at my clinic can help you to get re-calibrated, find your footing, and to breathe deeply again.
(289) 210-7224
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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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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 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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Guelph, ON N1H
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Kamela Salimi
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
You've been thinking about seeing a therapist for a while now, perhaps months or even years. Maybe you thought you were managing well, but then COVID happened. Let's face it, life can feel chaotic and messy at times. This may lead us to feeling overwhelmed, confused and lacking a sense of direction. We may feel burdened with anxiety, worry, fear or anger regarding the wellbeing of ourselves or relationships that we care about. In an effort to be helpful, family or friends may try to give advice, but that may leave us feeling even worse. This can make reaching out for support all the harder.
(226) 602-8613
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Yasmin Smith
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am happy to connect with you and your family : please reach out either via email or phone for a free consultation.
I have spent over 10 years supporting children, adolescents, emerging adults, and parents in the area of mental health and well-being. As a registered clinical social worker, I adopt a client-centred approach utilizing various treatment modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT skills, Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I work with children and teenagers struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and social behavioural challenges (emotional regulation, and ADHD symptoms).
(226) 702-2938
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Guelph, ON N1L
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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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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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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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Nadine Hill-Carey
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In couple and family therapy , we can work to reduce conflict cycles, harmful communication patters, and discover ways to be with each other's differences, in order to support change and enhance connection.
If overwhelmed, stressed out, and anxious seem to be your common state of being, or if you are struggling with feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness, or if despite all your best efforts you can't seem to get from where you are to where you want to be, leaving you feeling stuck; then therapy can provide you with a safe space to be seen, heard, and understood. We can uncover the root of why you are stuck and struggling, and discover the innate wellness and wisdom that resides within you, which can help create a new way of being in the present, so that your future can look like what you desire.
(226) 407-8003
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Guelph, ON N1H
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Cara Briscoe
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
I obtained my Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Guelph University where my research focused on addressing anxiety in couples therapy, power dynamics within family units, and individuals’ experiences of living with HIV & AIDS.
*Currently Accepting New Clients* My approach to therapy is founded on collaboration, drawing from your insights to co-create your path towards personal growth and empowerment. I work with individuals, couples, families, and youth offering a free consultation to ensure we are a good fit. I understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship and I make it a priority to create an environment in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues causing you distress. I carry a systemic lens in therapy, exploring the impacts of sociocultural factors and how they shape your identity and relationships.
(548) 489-0576
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Guelph, ON N1E
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Jordana Sternberg
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Having worked in the field of mental health since 2004, Jordana is skilled at facilitating individual, couple, family , and group therapy for those impacted by depression, anxiety, loss, life transitions, relationship dynamics, stress, communication challenges, trauma, PTSD, and addictions.
There are many sound reasons why people choose therapy. Some find therapy to be a safe place for deepening their self-awareness. Others find therapy useful for developing skills for improved coping. Additionally, there are those who find that therapy facilitates clearer communication with their loved ones. Jordana Sternberg, MSW RSW, is a registered social worker who has witnessed, time-and-time again, the incredible progress that occurs when people are motivated for change.
(226) 641-6564
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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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Lisa McCaskell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Parenting is difficult at the best of times. Add in the complexities of supporting a child or teen who is struggling and parenting becomes even more challenging. It can be hard to know where to turn to get support for you, your child or teen, and your whole family . I am here to help. I have worked in children's mental health for 18 years supporting children and youth with mental health and behavioural difficulties and their families. Together we can develop a plan to support your loved one. I will teach you the skills you need along the way.
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Guelph, ON N1K
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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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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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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.