Each one of us has a need to be deeply heard. To be listened to in a space that is empathic, accepting and without judgment can be a life-changing experience. As a therapist, compassion and acceptance are foundational values for my work. You come with your own unique life story, influenced by your family of origin, adult relationships and experiences. By reflection and exploration, I help facilitate a therapeutic space which allows you to explore the deeper parts of your self and discover new possibilities. I believe each person has the innate wisdom to discover how they can flourish and thrive again.
Grounded and wise….you can expect therapy with me to be warm, supportive, safe and authentic. Becoming more conscious of ourselves, patterns, triggers, and the effect on our bodies, minds, spirits can help reconnect yourself to an authentic and gentle place where healing can happen. Many of us struggle with childhoods that were difficult and are trying to find new ways of relating to ourselves and others despite the pain. I am here to help you reconnect with yourself, and the part of you that already knows what it needs to feel better, live well and find more joy in life.
Are you looking for a safe, creative, and supportive space to learn, grow, and thrive? Whatever you may be experiencing, we are here to support your journey and EMPOWER you to grow. We are a team of music, art, and dance/movement therapists & educators, here to holistically support your well-being. We work with all ages, and a wide range of mental & physical health concerns. We understand that challenging experiences can negatively impact how we allow ourselves to be seen and heard by others, and how we show up for ourselves. We also know that processing with words alone is sometimes not enough to experience truly profound healing.
Being a person can be weird and overwhelming. Sometimes we have a clear sense of what needs to change, but we don't know how to get there. Other times we feel completely at sea, not even knowing how to name what we are feeling or what we want. There is no right way to approach this work: bring your self and we can work together to sort out the rest .
Are you experiencing challenges that are overwhelming? Confidential and compassionate therapy is available. Therapy for anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, eating problems trauma, insomnia, and anger management . Experienced therapist that enjoys working with clients to help them reach their goals. I primarily use an approach called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT] CBT is known to be an evidenced-based type of therapy with numerous studies proving its efficacy. My goal is to help you feel comfortable enough with me to focus on the areas that are causing concern for you in your life and to make lasting changes.
Frank is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), EMDR therapist, and a Registered Kinesiologist. With his diverse experience as a registered kinesiologist and experience identifying and treating traumatic injuries relates to motor vehicle accidents, he brings this knowledge of the brain/and nervous system into his work as a psychotherapist. This allows him to specialize in trauma and traumatic injuries along with anxiety, depression and a range of other mental health issues. He works with both adult and children/youth demographics.
Bernadette Street has over 10 years of experience working with children and youth and has been working with adults for the past 6 years. She sees clients with a wide range of concerns including: ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Learning disabilities; behavioural concerns; Anxiety; Depression including Post-Partum Depression and Bereavement; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); childhood-trauma; coping skills; adoption; parental support; pain; career and transitions; retirement; relationship and self-esteem; and so on. Please note that psychotherapy service fees include HST.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you facing an issue you need support with? Are you looking for a safe and affirmative environment to do that work? I specialize in creating that space for members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. Relying on my previous social work and psychotherapy training, I can support you in your therapy goals and building a strong and resilient relationship with self. I work with adults 18+ years old and I offer both in-person and virtual sessions. I bring a rich and eclectic approach to our work together. I can assist you get to the root of the issue, develop healthy boundaries, and be yourself again.
I don't think mental health is something you achieve, but rather something you work your whole life trying to improve and maintain. There are so many reasons why you can't seem to be the best version of yourself - lack of motivation, negative past experiences, fears, and insecurities. And sometimes you just need a space separate from your world to help clarify and better understand yourself and what's standing in your way. My goal is to create an open, trusting, and vulnerable space where you can be your most authentic self - I believe that is the state where insight and change takes place.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA Psyc
Life can be challenging. If you struggle to cope with sexual abuse, substance use, disabilities or life changes, you are not alone. I want to help you. By teaching you to be compassionate towards yourself with a non-judgemental approach, you will become resilient in every aspect of your life. If you are in the process of reinventing or rediscovering yourself, we can review your situation together and highlight your strengths for you to overcome this situation. The treatment is personalized according to your needs.
In her book The Gifts of Imperfection, Bréné Brown says that “owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do”. It is my privilege as a Psychotherapist to provide space and support as individuals dive into the stories of their lives and do the hard work of healing. Trained in EMDR, and other types of evidence-based trauma therapies, I’m grateful to be able to provide an opportunity for individuals to release the emotional, mental, and physical blocks caused by trauma and other difficult life circumstances.
Being anxious, sad, overwhelmed or having no hope can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Seeking help might not be easy; and opening up and revealing yourself in therapy can be intimidating. This is why most people who suffer mentally and emotionally, do not seek help, often being forced to cope in unhealthy ways to seek temporary relief. But you are here because you are seeking help, congratulations for taking your first step towards healing!
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Recognizing you want help and reaching out for it takes courage and isn’t easy. I believe that we all do the best with what we know and when we know better we do better (Maya Angelou). When you are ready I would be honoured to be the one who helps you know and do better. My approach is client centered and I work with you where you are at, at your pace and on what you are ready to focus on. I also practice from a strength based and trauma informed perspective. I aim to provide a space to do this that is comfortable, open and free of any bias or judgement; where you feel respected and empowered.
I have supported hundreds of individuals through some of the most difficult times of their lives. I know how hard it can be to navigate anxiety, depression and low feelings of self-worth. Relationships of all kinds, with ourselves, our loves and our families are our most treasured possessions. I firmly believe that a practice approach of compassionate curiosity will lead towards the growth mindset needed to gain perspective and overcome barriers to becoming your best self.
There are valid reasons behind your behaviour and emotions. We function best in an environment where we feel safe, loved and valued and can develop healthy relationships and a positive sense of self. We can then better explore life from a position of mental and emotional well-being. Perhaps this has not been your experience. Trauma and distress can affect your feelings and behaviour. The hurt may have left you feeling unsafe, devalued and negative towards yourself. You may struggle with poor coping options that have caused harm and suffering to yourself and those around you. You might be finding it difficult to navigate life.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
I enjoy working with women, trans and non-binary people who have had long-term mental health struggles and a history of trauma. The people I see are often struggling with understanding the impact of childhood wounds, stressful relationships involving difficulty with intimacy or autonomy, coping with the after-effects of sexual violence and/or feeling stuck in emotions such as shame and loneliness. These people may be trying to reconcile their values and desired way of being in the world with intense reactions that seem to come out of the blue. I also do work regarding gender, sexuality and neurodiversity.
My name is Rajni and I have been a practicing clinician for the last 8-years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. The therapeutic modalities I primarily use are Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy and Mindfulness. My passion and work is centered around creating healing spaces where folks can feel supported and not alone in their mental health journeys. The path of recovery looks different for everyone, and it is my goal to help individuals discover what that might look like for them.
Life can be difficult when you feel on your own. Insecurities, fears, and worries can cycle through your mind without question or challenge. I believe that the process of saying your story out loud shifts your understanding of what happened.
Out of the Box's trauma informed counselling services are offered to anyone over the age of 12 with priority given to Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and racialized people. We specialize in supporting neurodivergent folks, Queer folks, neuroqueer folks, folks whose brains work a little differently and those who have struggled with feeling like they don’t fit in. Rooted in social justice, trans/racial right, critical disability/queer theory, and evidence-based frameworks, Out of the Box Counselling is looking to work with brave people who want to do things differently.
Working through complex personal issues is most effective by sharing your thoughts and feelings with an experienced therapist within a safe and supportive environment. The answers that you are seeking are usually within you, you've just needed to express your "self" to get there. I work from a strength-based perspective and have been providing individual, couple and family counselling in various clinical settings for over 30 years. My specialties include: men's issues, anxiety and stress management, improving couple communication, resolving conflict and assisting you in developing strategies to create a new life balance.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kitchener are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Kitchener then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Kitchener, or Child Psychologists in Kitchener.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kitchener psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Kitchener specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.