Divorce Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Kris Pryke
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Managing the aftermath of separation and divorce is also very important to me.
What you see is what you get when you come to Dr. Kris for assessment, consultation or therapy. I am known for a no-nonsense approach. I have worked in a variety of systems (hospitals, school boards, and mental health facilities) so I am uniquely poised to help you navigate your child/adolescent's learning or mental health issue. Grownups also need help managing their own challenges and so I offer therapy to adults struggling with a variety of general life stressors as well as anxiety, depression and PTSD. I am trauma-informed and offer a variety of modalities.
Managing the aftermath of separation and divorce is also very important to me.
What you see is what you get when you come to Dr. Kris for assessment, consultation or therapy. I am known for a no-nonsense approach. I have worked in a variety of systems (hospitals, school boards, and mental health facilities) so I am uniquely poised to help you navigate your child/adolescent's learning or mental health issue. Grownups also need help managing their own challenges and so I offer therapy to adults struggling with a variety of general life stressors as well as anxiety, depression and PTSD. I am trauma-informed and offer a variety of modalities.
(226) 210-9738 View (226) 210-9738
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Kate McDermott
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2B  (Online Only)
Client’s typically work with me on: general mental health & personal growth, self-esteem, grief & loss, stress and life changes, relationship challenges, separation & divorce, couples communication & connection, parenting skills and confidence, navigating fertility, parent-teen conflict, increasing connection with children, co-parenting & blended families.
Hi, I’m Kate. I help individuals, couples and families to grow, make improvements and overcome challenges in their lives. Getting support can help deepen your understanding of yourself and others in your life. Together we will explore parts of your inner self or relationship, noticing areas that assist you as well as ones that you may want to update or leave behind. I strive to create a space that is warm, genuine and encouraging. I am here to listen, help you reflect, and at times, challenge you to grow. I want your time with me to be effective and I aim to have you leave each session with a new thought, perspective or tool.
Client’s typically work with me on: general mental health & personal growth, self-esteem, grief & loss, stress and life changes, relationship challenges, separation & divorce, couples communication & connection, parenting skills and confidence, navigating fertility, parent-teen conflict, increasing connection with children, co-parenting & blended families.
Hi, I’m Kate. I help individuals, couples and families to grow, make improvements and overcome challenges in their lives. Getting support can help deepen your understanding of yourself and others in your life. Together we will explore parts of your inner self or relationship, noticing areas that assist you as well as ones that you may want to update or leave behind. I strive to create a space that is warm, genuine and encouraging. I am here to listen, help you reflect, and at times, challenge you to grow. I want your time with me to be effective and I aim to have you leave each session with a new thought, perspective or tool.
(289) 278-8326 View (289) 278-8326
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Vitality Counselling Services with Barb Shannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Accepting New Clients.... I meet individuals where they’re at, and help them get to where they want to go! I believe healing is possible, and that negative life experiences do not have to go on controlling the future. I offer client-centred counselling and mediation services to individuals (adult/youth), couples and families. Whether it is negotiating difficult life situations, managing anxiety (worry/fear), anxiety-based school refusal, depression, anger, stress, relationships, parent-teen mediation or navigating co-parenting during separation or divorce, I will adapt my approach to meet your personal goals.
Accepting New Clients.... I meet individuals where they’re at, and help them get to where they want to go! I believe healing is possible, and that negative life experiences do not have to go on controlling the future. I offer client-centred counselling and mediation services to individuals (adult/youth), couples and families. Whether it is negotiating difficult life situations, managing anxiety (worry/fear), anxiety-based school refusal, depression, anger, stress, relationships, parent-teen mediation or navigating co-parenting during separation or divorce, I will adapt my approach to meet your personal goals.
(226) 457-0740 View (226) 457-0740
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Serenity Couples Counselling (Wendy Lantz)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E
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?
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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Steven P Martin
BA, MDiv, MTh
Not Verified Not Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
I am a trained mediator, and work with separation, divorce, child custody, family conflict as well as family business, business and community organizations looking for mediation.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who want to work on improving their situation, learning about themselves, their interactions with others, and finding healthier ways to live. I see clients for short-term and longer-term therapy.
I am a trained mediator, and work with separation, divorce, child custody, family conflict as well as family business, business and community organizations looking for mediation.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who want to work on improving their situation, learning about themselves, their interactions with others, and finding healthier ways to live. I see clients for short-term and longer-term therapy.
(855) 790-5923 View (855) 790-5923
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Grace Pat
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, MEd, HonBA, DipCS, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2G  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in working with individuals, teens and young adults who present with diverse issues, including trauma, divorce, parenting issues, family life cycle transitions, grief, stress, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and codependence.
We all have a unique journey that adds value to who we are and how we can contribute every day. My personal journey took me down some challenging paths that required me to find new hope and build from the ground up. I feel that the hardships, challenges and triumphs I have endured can inspire and bring hope to others. I believe that through the toughest times of our lives, there is always a silver lining.
I have a special interest in working with individuals, teens and young adults who present with diverse issues, including trauma, divorce, parenting issues, family life cycle transitions, grief, stress, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and codependence.
We all have a unique journey that adds value to who we are and how we can contribute every day. My personal journey took me down some challenging paths that required me to find new hope and build from the ground up. I feel that the hardships, challenges and triumphs I have endured can inspire and bring hope to others. I believe that through the toughest times of our lives, there is always a silver lining.
(289) 275-9199 View (289) 275-9199
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Marinela Braunstein
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, MFT
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Book directly in my schedule: marinelabraunstein.setmore.com Hello, my name is Marinela. My extensive training in individual, couple & family therapy and over 20 years of practice has helped many individuals and couples get a better understanding of the origin of the concerning issue, as well as make positive choices about their present and future. I have also been working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, boundaries, work stress, relationship/family issues, separation/divorce, and Postpartum struggles...Life transitions can be hard and painful at times, but you do not need to go through it alone.
Book directly in my schedule: marinelabraunstein.setmore.com Hello, my name is Marinela. My extensive training in individual, couple & family therapy and over 20 years of practice has helped many individuals and couples get a better understanding of the origin of the concerning issue, as well as make positive choices about their present and future. I have also been working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, boundaries, work stress, relationship/family issues, separation/divorce, and Postpartum struggles...Life transitions can be hard and painful at times, but you do not need to go through it alone.
(226) 641-6721 View (226) 641-6721
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Tammie K Ross
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2N
At certain times in our lives, we may feel like we are stuck. We struggle with maintaining our relationships at home or work, have difficulty meeting deadlines, or are unable to deal with the emotions of what is happening in the world. Counselling is a way to work through these issues. Here are a few other reasons why individuals and couples may seek counselling: reduced emotional and physical connection due to strained communication and increased conflict, infidelity, workplace conflict/bullying, recent separation or divorce, and an inability to find a suitable partner. These situations can cause immense pain.
At certain times in our lives, we may feel like we are stuck. We struggle with maintaining our relationships at home or work, have difficulty meeting deadlines, or are unable to deal with the emotions of what is happening in the world. Counselling is a way to work through these issues. Here are a few other reasons why individuals and couples may seek counselling: reduced emotional and physical connection due to strained communication and increased conflict, infidelity, workplace conflict/bullying, recent separation or divorce, and an inability to find a suitable partner. These situations can cause immense pain.
(844) 496-3409 View (844) 496-3409
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Kimberly Keller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Available in-person in Waterloo, ON and virtual across Ontario! Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem? Do you struggle with school/work/life balance, interpersonal relationships, or conflict? Are you having difficulty adjusting to retirement, illness, caregiving, loss, separation, divorce, or co-parenting? Do you feel angry, tired, generally unhappy or ‘stuck’? I am here to help! As an experienced therapist with a background in mental health, mediation, public health care, and the legal system, I provide individual and relational therapy for adults and youth (16+) for a variety of life's challenges.
Available in-person in Waterloo, ON and virtual across Ontario! Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem? Do you struggle with school/work/life balance, interpersonal relationships, or conflict? Are you having difficulty adjusting to retirement, illness, caregiving, loss, separation, divorce, or co-parenting? Do you feel angry, tired, generally unhappy or ‘stuck’? I am here to help! As an experienced therapist with a background in mental health, mediation, public health care, and the legal system, I provide individual and relational therapy for adults and youth (16+) for a variety of life's challenges.
(226) 271-1211 View (226) 271-1211
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Jessie Quinn
Registered Social Worker, CDA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2N
Through the activity of play I help children to make sense of difficult life experiences (e.g. divorce, death of a loved one) and navigate the big feelings (e.g. anxiety, anger, sadness) that are often at the root of challenging behaviour. I support children and their caregivers become more able to cope with how they are feeling, develop insight, emotional intelligence and confidence.
Through the activity of play I help children to make sense of difficult life experiences (e.g. divorce, death of a loved one) and navigate the big feelings (e.g. anxiety, anger, sadness) that are often at the root of challenging behaviour. I support children and their caregivers become more able to cope with how they are feeling, develop insight, emotional intelligence and confidence.
(226) 286-4893 View (226) 286-4893
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Pam Fanjoy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Specializing in LGBTQ2S+ issues, youth, parenting, and women undergoing major life transitions, including separation/divorce, Pam is a dynamic & creative social worker with over 30 years of clinical experience. Pam is best known for her compassionate, trauma-informed work with those who want to overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders and/or complex relationship patterns. Also a Chef, Pam is the founder of the Fanjoy Culinary Therapy Programs where she works with youth, families, seniors & mental health agencies offering alternative solutions to traditional counselling. Now offering online sessions globally
Specializing in LGBTQ2S+ issues, youth, parenting, and women undergoing major life transitions, including separation/divorce, Pam is a dynamic & creative social worker with over 30 years of clinical experience. Pam is best known for her compassionate, trauma-informed work with those who want to overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders and/or complex relationship patterns. Also a Chef, Pam is the founder of the Fanjoy Culinary Therapy Programs where she works with youth, families, seniors & mental health agencies offering alternative solutions to traditional counselling. Now offering online sessions globally
(226) 212-5216 View (226) 212-5216
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Life Design Therapy
Counsellor, PhD, DCC, MCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
We are committed to helping individuals overcome the numerous struggles which are personal injury such as car accident or work injury, chronic pain, depression and anxiety, the overwhelming effects of grief and loss, separation and divorce and the many other crisis of life. Our goal is to empower our clients to realize the potential they have been given for success, happiness, and build healthy coping skills. During times like this, we provide psychological assessment and intervention to use of a digital platform that provides secure, encrypted, audio-video conferencing to communicate with a client in anywhere needing our service.
We are committed to helping individuals overcome the numerous struggles which are personal injury such as car accident or work injury, chronic pain, depression and anxiety, the overwhelming effects of grief and loss, separation and divorce and the many other crisis of life. Our goal is to empower our clients to realize the potential they have been given for success, happiness, and build healthy coping skills. During times like this, we provide psychological assessment and intervention to use of a digital platform that provides secure, encrypted, audio-video conferencing to communicate with a client in anywhere needing our service.
(647) 977-5985 View (647) 977-5985
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Wendy Gagne
Counsellor, PhD Can, OAMHP, CCPA
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Separation and Divorce prevention and recovery.
Help for Couples and Parents. Couples Counselling, Parenting help, Couples' issues. Moving from Arguments to Agreement is my focus. ADHD help with a focus on creating a compliant, agreeable child and developing your parenting style. Helping ADHD Adults to improve relationships and progress in personal issues at work, home or with family. Anger help for adults. Specialized Trauma Counseling including helping First Responders, Veterans and more serious issues in Trauma.
Separation and Divorce prevention and recovery.
Help for Couples and Parents. Couples Counselling, Parenting help, Couples' issues. Moving from Arguments to Agreement is my focus. ADHD help with a focus on creating a compliant, agreeable child and developing your parenting style. Helping ADHD Adults to improve relationships and progress in personal issues at work, home or with family. Anger help for adults. Specialized Trauma Counseling including helping First Responders, Veterans and more serious issues in Trauma.
(226) 270-0499 View (226) 270-0499
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Phoebe Montgomery MSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CertFM
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
Waitlist for new clients
I understand how stressful life can sometimes be. I am dedicated to helping individuals and families reach their full potential. I work with individuals and families that are struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, stress, life transitions, parent/teen conflict, separation and divorce. I am able to assist with parenting plans, separation agreements and provide Voice of the Child Reports. I am a Registered Social Worker, a certified Family Mediator, a Voice of the Child Practitioner and I have over 28 years experience working with families experiencing family separation, conflict and trauma.
I understand how stressful life can sometimes be. I am dedicated to helping individuals and families reach their full potential. I work with individuals and families that are struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, stress, life transitions, parent/teen conflict, separation and divorce. I am able to assist with parenting plans, separation agreements and provide Voice of the Child Reports. I am a Registered Social Worker, a certified Family Mediator, a Voice of the Child Practitioner and I have over 28 years experience working with families experiencing family separation, conflict and trauma.
(226) 796-9191 View (226) 796-9191
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Asher Dreise
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2A
Broken relationships can mend. You CAN have healthy, fulfilling and deep connections. Relationships can breakdown, be it a slow drifting apart due to busy schedules, parenting, balancing work and life, or with choices that have been made that have hurt deeply. What was once a source of happiness and pleasure may become the very source of your deepest pain. The person who was once your most trusted ally and friend, now seems more like a stranger. How does one work through this and regain connection? Couples counselling can help! A therapist helps couples hear each other and be understood in a safe environment.
Broken relationships can mend. You CAN have healthy, fulfilling and deep connections. Relationships can breakdown, be it a slow drifting apart due to busy schedules, parenting, balancing work and life, or with choices that have been made that have hurt deeply. What was once a source of happiness and pleasure may become the very source of your deepest pain. The person who was once your most trusted ally and friend, now seems more like a stranger. How does one work through this and regain connection? Couples counselling can help! A therapist helps couples hear each other and be understood in a safe environment.
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Roberta McKay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, IBP, SEP
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I specialize in a somatic (body-mind) approach to resolve issues that interfere with one's happiness and well being. We will look at how early life experiences affect us and our relationships. This helps in developing a greater understanding in how one behaves in their current life, creating more options for lasting change. This work is very effective in treating depression by helping one feel more aliveness, energy and a sense of well being.It helps with anxiety by providing tools to create a sense of calm and presence.
I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I specialize in a somatic (body-mind) approach to resolve issues that interfere with one's happiness and well being. We will look at how early life experiences affect us and our relationships. This helps in developing a greater understanding in how one behaves in their current life, creating more options for lasting change. This work is very effective in treating depression by helping one feel more aliveness, energy and a sense of well being.It helps with anxiety by providing tools to create a sense of calm and presence.
(519) 900-1644 View (519) 900-1644
Photo of Karla Rivera, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Kitchener, ON
Karla Rivera
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
The essence of my therapeutic approach is rooted in creating a space where you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable to be yourself. Together we can take a journey where we spend time with your wounds and what hurts, where we honour your challenges and hardships while also growing and investing in your healing, pleasure, and joy.
The essence of my therapeutic approach is rooted in creating a space where you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable to be yourself. Together we can take a journey where we spend time with your wounds and what hurts, where we honour your challenges and hardships while also growing and investing in your healing, pleasure, and joy.
(226) 407-6592 View (226) 407-6592
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Ina Bahdanovich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2P
I offer help with many issues stating from a particular problem you need to address to unresolved trauma and life coaching. I teach skills that help you to be emotionally stronger, to bounce back from stress, to be more effective in everything you do, to connect better with people. Unresolved trauma may manifest itself in low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm, short fuse, impulsivity, addiction, eating disorder, inability to maintain healthy relationships, perfectionism and more...You don't have to suffer alone. I offer support and treatment. People do heal! You can choose healing, and as a result, a better life.
I offer help with many issues stating from a particular problem you need to address to unresolved trauma and life coaching. I teach skills that help you to be emotionally stronger, to bounce back from stress, to be more effective in everything you do, to connect better with people. Unresolved trauma may manifest itself in low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm, short fuse, impulsivity, addiction, eating disorder, inability to maintain healthy relationships, perfectionism and more...You don't have to suffer alone. I offer support and treatment. People do heal! You can choose healing, and as a result, a better life.
(226) 499-7223 View (226) 499-7223
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Thriving Families Counselling with Teri Lane
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Parenting isn’t easy and kids and teens don’t come with a handbook. We put high expectations on ourselves to be “good parents” and are often left feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Kids' behaviour can be baffling and for parents whose child has received a mental health diagnosis wondering "what do we do now" are common. I created Thriving Families Counselling to provide a place in which parents could receive new understanding of their child or teen, explore how their own life experiences have influenced their approach to parenting and for families together to learn new ways to create healthy communication and functioning.
Parenting isn’t easy and kids and teens don’t come with a handbook. We put high expectations on ourselves to be “good parents” and are often left feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Kids' behaviour can be baffling and for parents whose child has received a mental health diagnosis wondering "what do we do now" are common. I created Thriving Families Counselling to provide a place in which parents could receive new understanding of their child or teen, explore how their own life experiences have influenced their approach to parenting and for families together to learn new ways to create healthy communication and functioning.
(226) 639-8008 View (226) 639-8008
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Sandra Karlin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
• Accepting clients facing Relationship Issues & Trauma Concerns • Are you still impacted by your trauma? Are you in a constant state of worry with overwhelming anxiety? Irritable, angry and unable to find that joy that everyone talks about. Feelings of sadness and guilt taking over what is supposed to be the happiest time of your life • Are you and your partner arguing more often leading to a breakdown in effective communication? Has there been an affair or a boundary that has been crossed? • I would love to support you in these issues. I offer a supportive, integrative and empathetic therapy experience.
• Accepting clients facing Relationship Issues & Trauma Concerns • Are you still impacted by your trauma? Are you in a constant state of worry with overwhelming anxiety? Irritable, angry and unable to find that joy that everyone talks about. Feelings of sadness and guilt taking over what is supposed to be the happiest time of your life • Are you and your partner arguing more often leading to a breakdown in effective communication? Has there been an affair or a boundary that has been crossed? • I would love to support you in these issues. I offer a supportive, integrative and empathetic therapy experience.
(226) 455-7057 View (226) 455-7057

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Divorce Counsellors

How does therapy for people affected by a divorce work?

Individuals may feel a number of emotions following a divorce, such as shock, guilt, grief, anger, and fear. Therapists offer a non-judgmental space for individuals to talk about what they’ve experienced and process their emotions. Therapists will help clients develop coping strategies. They can also help a client rebuild their sense of self and self-worth and talk about what a happier future might look like.

What’s the most common type of therapy following a divorce?

There are several types of therapy that may be useful for divorce, including cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused brief, and mindfulness-based therapies. Many therapy types are talk-therapy based, which is typically the most popular option for individuals dealing with divorce. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a widely-used talk therapy, however, there’s no specific therapy type that’s designed to help people with divorce, and different types will work depending on the person.

When should an individual seek help due to a divorce?

When the feelings of a divorced individual, or an individual going through the process of divorce, begin to disrupt healthy daily functioning, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not performing at work due to problems with anxiety or motivation, if they’re no longer seeing friends due to feelings of shame, or if they’re not properly taking care of themselves as a result of depression, speaking to a professional could help.

How do you encourage someone to go to therapy due to a divorce?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the individual while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Sharing how the individual appears to be suffering, and what effects it has on them or on their children, should be done with compassion and empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.