Christian Therapists in Kitchener, ON

Photo of David Blair Corbett, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
David Blair Corbett
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
I see adult individuals and male/female couples (premaritally and maritally). I specialize in attachment, emotional maturation, and trauma recovery with individuals (primarily men) . I also do a sizeable amount of addictions recovery or relapse prevention work with men. Maritally, I often work from an Emotionally Focused approach. In Christian Counselling, I utilize The Life Model/Thrive/HeartSync/Immanuel processes in understanding & assessing brain skills and trauma recovery needs. I also help new private practitioners set up their businesses and develop their clientele successfully. Please call for a consultation.
I see adult individuals and male/female couples (premaritally and maritally). I specialize in attachment, emotional maturation, and trauma recovery with individuals (primarily men) . I also do a sizeable amount of addictions recovery or relapse prevention work with men. Maritally, I often work from an Emotionally Focused approach. In Christian Counselling, I utilize The Life Model/Thrive/HeartSync/Immanuel processes in understanding & assessing brain skills and trauma recovery needs. I also help new private practitioners set up their businesses and develop their clientele successfully. Please call for a consultation.
(226) 458-4599 View (226) 458-4599
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Rosemary Victor
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E  (Online Only)
I provide spiritually informed therapy from a Christian, Catholic and Christian Orthodox perspective UPON request.
I am NOT currently accepting new clients. My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, mental health support for individuals, couples ad families. I provide supports around relationship issues, as well as coping with mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, grief & loss, managing life transitions, trauma, and addictions.
I provide spiritually informed therapy from a Christian, Catholic and Christian Orthodox perspective UPON request.
I am NOT currently accepting new clients. My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, mental health support for individuals, couples ad families. I provide supports around relationship issues, as well as coping with mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, grief & loss, managing life transitions, trauma, and addictions.
(226) 286-0952 View (226) 286-0952
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Serenity Couples Counselling (Wendy Lantz)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E
I am a counsellor, who is also a Christian.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Are you not connecting as well as you once did? Are you wondering if you should even be together anymore? Maybe you are considering separating or divorce and although that is not something you want, it may be something you are considering. Or are you looking for someone to help you improve your communication and walk alongside you during this difficult time in your relationship?
I am a counsellor, who is also a Christian.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Are you not connecting as well as you once did? Are you wondering if you should even be together anymore? Maybe you are considering separating or divorce and although that is not something you want, it may be something you are considering. Or are you looking for someone to help you improve your communication and walk alongside you during this difficult time in your relationship?
(226) 640-3441 View (226) 640-3441
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Katie Gosse
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A  (Online Only)
As a Christian woman, it’s hard navigating your experiences of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Your pain and suffering makes you question “If God is good, then why hasn’t he healed me? Is there something wrong with me? Do I not have enough faith?” Maybe past painful experiences of abuse or neglect haunt you and you can’t seem to forgive and move on. Depression and anxiety feel out of your control leaving you scared and hopeless. You pray and pray and pray and it doesn’t stop. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before and it didn’t help as you hoped. You desire and need the peace promised in the bible but it feels so far away.
As a Christian woman, it’s hard navigating your experiences of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Your pain and suffering makes you question “If God is good, then why hasn’t he healed me? Is there something wrong with me? Do I not have enough faith?” Maybe past painful experiences of abuse or neglect haunt you and you can’t seem to forgive and move on. Depression and anxiety feel out of your control leaving you scared and hopeless. You pray and pray and pray and it doesn’t stop. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before and it didn’t help as you hoped. You desire and need the peace promised in the bible but it feels so far away.
(226) 702-8693 View (226) 702-8693
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Ember Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
It only takes a spark to re-ignite the embers of a fire. At Ember Counselling, we believe that in the midst of difficulty, therapy can help you create a spark in your life to aid in re-igniting that fire. Ember Counselling is based in Waterloo Region and provides psychotherapy virtually with in-person options available. Our goal is to come alongside you and provide therapy that helps you overcome whatever you are facing and begin to not only cope, but thrive. Working with both individuals and couples, we offer counselling services for a wide range of issues using a variety of therapeutic modalities to meet your needs. At Ember Counselling, we believe it is important to integrate all elements of an individual into counselling including thought, emotion, physical and spiritual components. Ember Counselling offers Christian faith-based counselling in addition to other counselling services.
It only takes a spark to re-ignite the embers of a fire. At Ember Counselling, we believe that in the midst of difficulty, therapy can help you create a spark in your life to aid in re-igniting that fire. Ember Counselling is based in Waterloo Region and provides psychotherapy virtually with in-person options available. Our goal is to come alongside you and provide therapy that helps you overcome whatever you are facing and begin to not only cope, but thrive. Working with both individuals and couples, we offer counselling services for a wide range of issues using a variety of therapeutic modalities to meet your needs. At Ember Counselling, we believe it is important to integrate all elements of an individual into counselling including thought, emotion, physical and spiritual components. Ember Counselling offers Christian faith-based counselling in addition to other counselling services.
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The Vine Counseling Center
Registered Social Worker, BSC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
We also offer Christian counseling and prayer support.
There is nothing as fulfilling and rewarding as being the best version of yourself. However, it’s a process. Along the journey of life, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or even stuck. Sometimes, in a bid to unstuck or fill the void, we latch on to something else that creates more problems. It could also be inability to let go of the past pain. At the Vine, we will be your ally on this journey by supporting, enriching and empowering you. We do this by unveiling different characters, situations and circumstances on your journey. We bring your awareness to your responses and encourage you to embrace seasons of life with compassion
We also offer Christian counseling and prayer support.
There is nothing as fulfilling and rewarding as being the best version of yourself. However, it’s a process. Along the journey of life, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or even stuck. Sometimes, in a bid to unstuck or fill the void, we latch on to something else that creates more problems. It could also be inability to let go of the past pain. At the Vine, we will be your ally on this journey by supporting, enriching and empowering you. We do this by unveiling different characters, situations and circumstances on your journey. We bring your awareness to your responses and encourage you to embrace seasons of life with compassion
(226) 242-2655 View (226) 242-2655
Photo of Hearts Transformed Counselling - Rita France, Counsellor in Kitchener, ON
Hearts Transformed Counselling - Rita France
Counsellor, BRE, MDiv, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
Additional training in Christian Counselling has demonstrated great results when integrating faith with traditional therapies.
Life can be challenging! Whatever your circumstances are right now, there is hope for a brighter future! I believe that a changed heart and mind can bring new possibilities! There is a counselling process that is right for you! I have many years experience helping people improve their circumstances in their lives. I am confident that together we can transform your situation into something better than what it is right now. I have a heartfelt, empathetic, nonjudgmental approach to helping my clients feel at ease!
Additional training in Christian Counselling has demonstrated great results when integrating faith with traditional therapies.
Life can be challenging! Whatever your circumstances are right now, there is hope for a brighter future! I believe that a changed heart and mind can bring new possibilities! There is a counselling process that is right for you! I have many years experience helping people improve their circumstances in their lives. I am confident that together we can transform your situation into something better than what it is right now. I have a heartfelt, empathetic, nonjudgmental approach to helping my clients feel at ease!
(226) 286-0566 View (226) 286-0566
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Ian Sommer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E  (Online Only)
My main role as your counsellor is to support you through difficult times and challenges, while helping you achieve optimal psychological and emotional health. I am comfortable with people of all cultures, orientations and spiritual and/or religious backgrounds. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I provide services using a client-centred, integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I enjoy working collaboratively with you in a non-judgmental way, embracing your strengths, unique characteristics, values, and insights.
My main role as your counsellor is to support you through difficult times and challenges, while helping you achieve optimal psychological and emotional health. I am comfortable with people of all cultures, orientations and spiritual and/or religious backgrounds. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I provide services using a client-centred, integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I enjoy working collaboratively with you in a non-judgmental way, embracing your strengths, unique characteristics, values, and insights.
(226) 212-7567 View (226) 212-7567
Photo of Midtown Counselling - Shelly Pavlic, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Midtown Counselling - Shelly Pavlic
Registered Social Worker, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
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? (Midtown Counselling offers immediate bookings to new clients).
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? (Midtown Counselling offers immediate bookings to new clients).
(519) 589-1550 View (519) 589-1550
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Jisca Rodriguez
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MMT, MTA
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
I offer a warm and engaging environment where clients can discover strengths, overcome challenges and work towards goals in a safe creative space. I focus on providing creative mediums like music and play as a compliment or alternative to verbal therapy, aiming to open up many possibilities for communication, expression, and growth. I am a certified music therapist, a qualifying psychotherapist, and have also completed training in child-centred play therapy. Clients do not need to have any previous musical experience or training to engage in music therapy.
I offer a warm and engaging environment where clients can discover strengths, overcome challenges and work towards goals in a safe creative space. I focus on providing creative mediums like music and play as a compliment or alternative to verbal therapy, aiming to open up many possibilities for communication, expression, and growth. I am a certified music therapist, a qualifying psychotherapist, and have also completed training in child-centred play therapy. Clients do not need to have any previous musical experience or training to engage in music therapy.
(548) 490-5940 View (548) 490-5940
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Emma Richardson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Doesn't life feel like a roller coaster sometimes? As a Registered Psychotherapist, my goal is to come alongside you in the highs and lows of life and to work with you to find tools that will help you reach your goals. I believe it is important to integrate all parts of who we are in therapy - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual - and bring an empathetic approach to meeting your needs. I have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, marriage and relationship counselling, self-esteem, life transitions and substance dependence.
Doesn't life feel like a roller coaster sometimes? As a Registered Psychotherapist, my goal is to come alongside you in the highs and lows of life and to work with you to find tools that will help you reach your goals. I believe it is important to integrate all parts of who we are in therapy - mental, emotional, physical and spiritual - and bring an empathetic approach to meeting your needs. I have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, marriage and relationship counselling, self-esteem, life transitions and substance dependence.
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Springs Christian Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA(Hon), MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2C
As Christians we have the promise of a joy-filled life but sometimes, life can feel like a struggle. Between balancing work, relationships, and that inner critic, finding moments of peace and joy can seem like a distant dream. But here's the truth: you're not alone! I am passionate about guiding you through life's complexities with evidence-based tools, guidance from the scripture and a heaping dose of empathy. I believe in your strength, resilience, and capacity for change, and I’m here to walk alongside you as you build a fulfilling life, one step at a time. So, take a deep breath, unclench your fists, and let's journey together.
As Christians we have the promise of a joy-filled life but sometimes, life can feel like a struggle. Between balancing work, relationships, and that inner critic, finding moments of peace and joy can seem like a distant dream. But here's the truth: you're not alone! I am passionate about guiding you through life's complexities with evidence-based tools, guidance from the scripture and a heaping dose of empathy. I believe in your strength, resilience, and capacity for change, and I’m here to walk alongside you as you build a fulfilling life, one step at a time. So, take a deep breath, unclench your fists, and let's journey together.
(226) 455-6931 View (226) 455-6931
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Andre Watkis
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E
I am the co-founder and Clinical Director of the W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services and have been providing mental health and well-being support to children, adults and seniors for over fourteen years. I am a registered social worker who holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Human Exceptionality in Learning and French, a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in health. I have honed my therapeutic skills by working in grassroots and community agencies, addictions, specialized children’s mental health treatment, within an eating disorder clinic and in
I am the co-founder and Clinical Director of the W Experience Counselling and Wellness Services and have been providing mental health and well-being support to children, adults and seniors for over fourteen years. I am a registered social worker who holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Human Exceptionality in Learning and French, a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in health. I have honed my therapeutic skills by working in grassroots and community agencies, addictions, specialized children’s mental health treatment, within an eating disorder clinic and in
(226) 781-7495 View (226) 781-7495
Photo of Judy Quartel-Benjamins Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Kitchener, ON
Judy Quartel-Benjamins Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2C
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.
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.
(226) 455-8347 View (226) 455-8347
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Brian Martin
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Do you want an empathic ear and a voice that instills hope in times of stress, anxiety and depression? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to work through the things you are facing. In addition to working with individuals dealing with anxiety, grief, depression and life stresses, I work with couples looking to improve their communication. I am skilled at finding each person’s love language, improving conflict resolution and helping couples communicate more effectively.
Do you want an empathic ear and a voice that instills hope in times of stress, anxiety and depression? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to work through the things you are facing. In addition to working with individuals dealing with anxiety, grief, depression and life stresses, I work with couples looking to improve their communication. I am skilled at finding each person’s love language, improving conflict resolution and helping couples communicate more effectively.
(226) 499-7614 View (226) 499-7614
Photo of Mark Booker, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Mark Booker
Registered Social Worker, MTS, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I support individuals with depression, anxiety, relationships, disabilities, and overall health. I have over 22 years experience within the mental health sector providing support and counselling to those with a wide range of challenges.
I support individuals with depression, anxiety, relationships, disabilities, and overall health. I have over 22 years experience within the mental health sector providing support and counselling to those with a wide range of challenges.
(548) 485-5939 View (548) 485-5939
Photo of Cathryn Irena Harris, Psychologist in Kitchener, ON
Cathryn Irena Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
(877) 743-1705 View (877) 743-1705
Photo of Joshua Scott Ribalkin, Registered Psychotherapist in Kitchener, ON
Joshua Scott Ribalkin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Do you find that your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you find that your goals and purpose are frequently uprooted by the anxiety, depression, or anger of the day? Wondering how we can change for the better doesn't have to be a dream only! Even with the best of intentions anxiety and depression can and do often get the best of us. Many of us imagine and envision a different kind of life where peace, serenity and purpose prevail. Learning strategies to break the cyle and to reclaim your life can be truely liberating, and accomplished with therapy!
Do you find that your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you find that your goals and purpose are frequently uprooted by the anxiety, depression, or anger of the day? Wondering how we can change for the better doesn't have to be a dream only! Even with the best of intentions anxiety and depression can and do often get the best of us. Many of us imagine and envision a different kind of life where peace, serenity and purpose prevail. Learning strategies to break the cyle and to reclaim your life can be truely liberating, and accomplished with therapy!
(226) 408-4659 View (226) 408-4659
Photo of Bethany Mazereeuw - Symplicated, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Bethany Mazereeuw - Symplicated
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2B  (Online Only)
My areas of expertise include: Sugar and food addictions, body image, weight issues, codependency, boundaries and relationship issues, and decluttering. I will work with all adults, but my happiest clients tend to be middle-aged women who struggle with food, eating, and weight and want to make some changes. Together, we uncover patterns and behaviours that keep us stuck and I use gentle accountability and teach self-compassion to move clients into lasting changes. Sometimes the amount of 'stuff' we have in our lives is overwhelming; I want to help you see things clearly to make last changes.
My areas of expertise include: Sugar and food addictions, body image, weight issues, codependency, boundaries and relationship issues, and decluttering. I will work with all adults, but my happiest clients tend to be middle-aged women who struggle with food, eating, and weight and want to make some changes. Together, we uncover patterns and behaviours that keep us stuck and I use gentle accountability and teach self-compassion to move clients into lasting changes. Sometimes the amount of 'stuff' we have in our lives is overwhelming; I want to help you see things clearly to make last changes.
(226) 909-1672 View (226) 909-1672
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Catherine Lynn Roach
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E  (Online Only)
Many years of experience in Couples Therapy. Experienced with the following researched approaches Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EFIT, ACT, DBT, Anger Management.
Many years of experience in Couples Therapy. Experienced with the following researched approaches Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EFIT, ACT, DBT, Anger Management.
(647) 797-9648 View (647) 797-9648

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Christian Counsellors

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

Therapists and clients don’t need to share the same belief system or background to be able to work effectively together, but a therapist whose training includes a focus on cultural competence may be better able to form a therapeutic bond with individuals from a range of backgrounds, as they will have experience in tailoring their approach to each client—and will be prepared to acknowledge and consider the effects of culture, religion, and other factors on each individual.

Why is it important to find a therapist sensitive to Christian values?

Each person brings a unique history and background to therapy, making it important to find a licensed therapist who is trained in a broad range of treatment modalities. In addition, for people who grow up in a faith tradition that strongly influences the way they conduct their everyday life, finding a therapist who understands or shares that background can ease the disclosure of sensitive information and facilitate the therapeutic process. For some clients, a Christian therapist is likely to incorporate faith-based principles into emotional healing techniques.

How do I recognise an effective Christian therapist?

Christian therapists are licensed mental health professionals—holding a master’s or doctoral degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy—who are also familiar with Christian beliefs and values. They have an understanding of the importance that Christian principles play in the lives of individuals and families, which allows them to be especially sensitive to the kinds of struggles that can affect daily functioning. Like all effective therapists, a Christian therapist will have undergone training and certification in a variety of treatment modalities that help people through crises and enable them to master the challenges of life.

Why might someone feel comfortable with a Christian therapist?

While training, qualifications, and experience are always important, research has long established that a strong alliance between client and therapist is a major contributor to therapeutic success. An alliance is likely to be strengthened with a therapist who not only is responsive to questions and concerns but also shares a client’s faith and values. Sensitivity to spiritual matters as well as to everyday struggles can provide a welcome sense of safety and contribute to the bond between client and therapist, both of which support the therapeutic process.

Who is included in Psychology Today’s directory of Christian therapists?

The directory of Christian therapists includes professionals who have shared their background in their profiles. However, not all therapists choose to disclose this information, and they may not appear in search results for this reason. The directory also shows therapists who indicate that they have extensive experience working with Christian clients, regardless of their own background or religious affiliation.