Family Therapy in Kitchener, ON

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Photo of Thriving Families Counselling with Teri Lane, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Thriving Families Counselling with Teri Lane
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
I look forward to hearing from you and beginning the journey together toward making positive change for you and for your family.
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.
I look forward to hearing from you and beginning the journey together toward making positive change for you and for your family.
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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Doug Jones
Registered Social Worker, MTS, AAMFTCF, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Specialties: Couple Counselling ; Parenting ; Family Therapy (with individuals, couples or multiple family members) ; Emotion/Anger Management ; Trauma ; Abuse ; Anxiety ; Stress ; Depression ; Behavioural issues ; Conflict resolution ; Sexuality ; Adolescent/Youth issues ; addiction ; and mental health services.
Your Way Counselling is about helping good people achieve the psychological well-being, relationships, self image, and mental health they want. Services are Family Therapy based and build on your strengths. You may find that you already have the knowledge you need to achieve your goals and yet choose to have professional support to gain confidence in yourself. Whether you are feeling completely overwhelmed or want support to deal with relationships and behavioural issues that are affecting your wellbeing and mental health please feel free to call. We can talk over your needs and make a plan that suits you.
Specialties: Couple Counselling ; Parenting ; Family Therapy (with individuals, couples or multiple family members) ; Emotion/Anger Management ; Trauma ; Abuse ; Anxiety ; Stress ; Depression ; Behavioural issues ; Conflict resolution ; Sexuality ; Adolescent/Youth issues ; addiction ; and mental health services.
Your Way Counselling is about helping good people achieve the psychological well-being, relationships, self image, and mental health they want. Services are Family Therapy based and build on your strengths. You may find that you already have the knowledge you need to achieve your goals and yet choose to have professional support to gain confidence in yourself. Whether you are feeling completely overwhelmed or want support to deal with relationships and behavioural issues that are affecting your wellbeing and mental health please feel free to call. We can talk over your needs and make a plan that suits you.
(226) 785-2935 View (226) 785-2935
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Andrea Lobsinger
Registered Social Worker
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Throughout this I have supported youth in addressing family conflict, establishing boundaries, trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviours, and through life-changing events.
I believe people are innately resilient, able to withstand adversity, bounce back from life challenges, and flourish. Being resilient does not mean you will never feel stressed, emotionally overwhelmed or suffer. Being resilient means having the courage to climb the mountain, embracing the journey of vulnerability and having the strength to heal. On the other side of this experience is self-awareness, meaningful connections with others, purpose and improved emotional and physical health.
Throughout this I have supported youth in addressing family conflict, establishing boundaries, trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviours, and through life-changing events.
I believe people are innately resilient, able to withstand adversity, bounce back from life challenges, and flourish. Being resilient does not mean you will never feel stressed, emotionally overwhelmed or suffer. Being resilient means having the courage to climb the mountain, embracing the journey of vulnerability and having the strength to heal. On the other side of this experience is self-awareness, meaningful connections with others, purpose and improved emotional and physical health.
(548) 488-0023 View (548) 488-0023
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Adrienne Hafemann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered social worker, accredited family mediator, and professional coach located in Kitchener, Ontario.
I understand and admire the courage it takes to reach out for support and am committed to respecting your time, effort, and trust. Our work together will be based on transformational approaches that quickly get to the root of the symptoms and concerns you are experiencing so that lasting change becomes possible, both within yourself and in your relationships. I believe our symptoms make perfect sense when they are better understood and, at one time, they served a helpful and protective purpose. Together, we will explore the unconscious learnings and narratives that are holding you back so you can get out from under your history.
I am a registered social worker, accredited family mediator, and professional coach located in Kitchener, Ontario.
I understand and admire the courage it takes to reach out for support and am committed to respecting your time, effort, and trust. Our work together will be based on transformational approaches that quickly get to the root of the symptoms and concerns you are experiencing so that lasting change becomes possible, both within yourself and in your relationships. I believe our symptoms make perfect sense when they are better understood and, at one time, they served a helpful and protective purpose. Together, we will explore the unconscious learnings and narratives that are holding you back so you can get out from under your history.
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Tracey Gough Msw Rsw
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients ! ! ! Visit dealingwithyourfeelings.ca for more info! Hi, I'm Tracey. I support individuals that experience trauma, grief and loss, mental health concerns, health challenges, life transitions, family and relationship issues. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate approach in my practice. Life is full of challenges and loss. Collaboratively, we will help discover skills and strategies to overcome obstacles preventing you from living the life you want.
Accepting NEW clients ! ! ! Visit dealingwithyourfeelings.ca for more info! Hi, I'm Tracey. I support individuals that experience trauma, grief and loss, mental health concerns, health challenges, life transitions, family and relationship issues. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate approach in my practice. Life is full of challenges and loss. Collaboratively, we will help discover skills and strategies to overcome obstacles preventing you from living the life you want.
(226) 779-7958 View (226) 779-7958
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Erin Graham
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A  (Online Only)
She also has extensive experience in assisting individuals, and their family members, who have an acquired brain injury.
Erin has over 15 years of experience working in all areas of the health care system, where she has acquired the skills for helping people get through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Erin has extensive knowledge of the necessary methods, including the Strengths Based Model and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which guide her clients on their path to recovery, empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. Erin assists clients in developing coping strategies, personalized and unique to their situation, and walks along side them in their journey to recovery. Erin also offers Walk N Talk therapy.
She also has extensive experience in assisting individuals, and their family members, who have an acquired brain injury.
Erin has over 15 years of experience working in all areas of the health care system, where she has acquired the skills for helping people get through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Erin has extensive knowledge of the necessary methods, including the Strengths Based Model and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which guide her clients on their path to recovery, empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. Erin assists clients in developing coping strategies, personalized and unique to their situation, and walks along side them in their journey to recovery. Erin also offers Walk N Talk therapy.
(226) 782-4338 View (226) 782-4338
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Midtown Counselling - Shelly Pavlic
Registered Social Worker, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I have 15 years in hospital and community practice, helping adults, young adults and families with complex mental health and family concerns.
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).
I have 15 years in hospital and community practice, helping adults, young adults and families with complex mental health and family concerns.
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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J Love
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
I welcome teens and adults navigating a range of challenges including life transitions, relationships, and family issues. Together we will identify your skills and strengths, seeking greater insight into the approaches that are helping you, as well as ways of responding that may no longer be serving you well. I will work with you to uncover areas for meaningful change and growth, all the while deepening your understanding of your own needs, desires, behaviours, and experiences.
I welcome teens and adults navigating a range of challenges including life transitions, relationships, and family issues. Together we will identify your skills and strengths, seeking greater insight into the approaches that are helping you, as well as ways of responding that may no longer be serving you well. I will work with you to uncover areas for meaningful change and growth, all the while deepening your understanding of your own needs, desires, behaviours, and experiences.
(548) 800-1957 View (548) 800-1957
Photo of Firouzeh Sharifi, Registered Psychotherapist in Kitchener, ON
Firouzeh Sharifi
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2N
I use internal family systems for Trauma work and mindfulness techniques to help you regulate emotions and increase distress tolerance.
Often taking the first step is the hardest. I offer a private and safe space to explore your needs and struggles. Often we lose sight of our greatest strengths in everyday life. I offer acceptance base therapy and then I help you work towards change. Most of my experience has been in individual therapy. I truly enjoy starting an internal journey with you. Different parts of you come alive in the therapy room. When you know yourself and your different parts it is much easier to cope with life's difficulties.
I use internal family systems for Trauma work and mindfulness techniques to help you regulate emotions and increase distress tolerance.
Often taking the first step is the hardest. I offer a private and safe space to explore your needs and struggles. Often we lose sight of our greatest strengths in everyday life. I offer acceptance base therapy and then I help you work towards change. Most of my experience has been in individual therapy. I truly enjoy starting an internal journey with you. Different parts of you come alive in the therapy room. When you know yourself and your different parts it is much easier to cope with life's difficulties.
(226) 455-0610 View (226) 455-0610
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Nicholas McGrath
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MScA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) - informed therapist, and I use attachment and mentalization-based therapies in my work.
ACCEPTING NEW IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL THERAPY CLIENTS. I believe in honouring the person in front of me, making room for you to tell your story, and working collaboratively towards your goals. I work with couples, families, and individuals to manage and transform: conflict in relationships, strong emotions, life changes, cultural pressures, identity stressors, depression, anxiety, and more. Much of my work is relational (i.e. with couples, families or groups). I value and reflect on the unique perspectives and needs of every person who is courageously reaching out for therapy. You can find my website at https://www.nmcgraththerapy.com
I am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) - informed therapist, and I use attachment and mentalization-based therapies in my work.
ACCEPTING NEW IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL THERAPY CLIENTS. I believe in honouring the person in front of me, making room for you to tell your story, and working collaboratively towards your goals. I work with couples, families, and individuals to manage and transform: conflict in relationships, strong emotions, life changes, cultural pressures, identity stressors, depression, anxiety, and more. Much of my work is relational (i.e. with couples, families or groups). I value and reflect on the unique perspectives and needs of every person who is courageously reaching out for therapy. You can find my website at https://www.nmcgraththerapy.com
(226) 541-1860 View (226) 541-1860
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Farrah Hemani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, ECE
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
As a child psychotherapist, my approach involves keen observation of a child's play, drawings, words, and behavior. Through this process, I help children verbalize the thoughts and emotions underlying their challenging behaviors. I tailor my methods to each individual child or family, ensuring an age-appropriate approach. Maintaining a neutral and non-directive stance, I create an atmosphere where children and adolescents feel free to express themselves without fear of punishment or rejection. This fosters trust and understanding, allowing them to communicate their hopes and fears ultimately shaping their perception of the world.
As a child psychotherapist, my approach involves keen observation of a child's play, drawings, words, and behavior. Through this process, I help children verbalize the thoughts and emotions underlying their challenging behaviors. I tailor my methods to each individual child or family, ensuring an age-appropriate approach. Maintaining a neutral and non-directive stance, I create an atmosphere where children and adolescents feel free to express themselves without fear of punishment or rejection. This fosters trust and understanding, allowing them to communicate their hopes and fears ultimately shaping their perception of the world.
(289) 207-6687 View (289) 207-6687
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Hannah Bailey
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I also specialize in counselling 2SLGBTQ+ clients who are interested in working towards goals, such as: exploring sexuality or gender identity, learning ways to manage gender dysphoria symptoms , navigating homo/bi/transphobia in various contexts, navigating relationships with family and/or friends after coming out, etc.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I believe every client is different and deserves their own unique therapy experience. Before we begin our work together, we will create a collaborative treatment plan, informed by your goals for therapy. My approach is gentle, with a hint of compassionate confrontation. I embrace an anti-oppressive framework, with intentional attunement to the intersections of your identity (e.g. gender, race, age, sexual orientation, etc.). Knowing how difficult therapy can be, I also try to bring humour into my sessions as much as possible.
I also specialize in counselling 2SLGBTQ+ clients who are interested in working towards goals, such as: exploring sexuality or gender identity, learning ways to manage gender dysphoria symptoms , navigating homo/bi/transphobia in various contexts, navigating relationships with family and/or friends after coming out, etc.
Hi, my name is Hannah. I use she/her and they/them pronouns. I believe every client is different and deserves their own unique therapy experience. Before we begin our work together, we will create a collaborative treatment plan, informed by your goals for therapy. My approach is gentle, with a hint of compassionate confrontation. I embrace an anti-oppressive framework, with intentional attunement to the intersections of your identity (e.g. gender, race, age, sexual orientation, etc.). Knowing how difficult therapy can be, I also try to bring humour into my sessions as much as possible.
(548) 901-0226 View (548) 901-0226
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Asher Dreise
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Outside of work, my family is a large part of my life.
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.
Outside of work, my family is a large part of my life.
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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Sodaba Surush
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion Focused Family Therapy in my work with couples.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I take a client-centered and compassionate approach to my work and uphold the values of dignity and respect for all. I specialize in working with individuals and couples coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life transitions (including immigration), addictions, and identity related issues. My practice is influenced by evidence-based modalities of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and incorporates both mindfulness and meditation practices.
I use the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion Focused Family Therapy in my work with couples.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I take a client-centered and compassionate approach to my work and uphold the values of dignity and respect for all. I specialize in working with individuals and couples coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life transitions (including immigration), addictions, and identity related issues. My practice is influenced by evidence-based modalities of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and incorporates both mindfulness and meditation practices.
(548) 488-4207 View (548) 488-4207
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Janine Fischer
Registered Social Worker, RP, CPGC, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
Through my work I believe that compassion and empathy are two of the most important qualities when seeking support. From time to time life can feel overwhelming and heavy, due to many of the experiences that we are faced with from Life Transitions, Substance Use (or Abuse), Gambling/Gaming Concerns, Trauma Events, or Mental Health Concerns; I am here to support you through it. I provide both individual and family therapy.
Through my work I believe that compassion and empathy are two of the most important qualities when seeking support. From time to time life can feel overwhelming and heavy, due to many of the experiences that we are faced with from Life Transitions, Substance Use (or Abuse), Gambling/Gaming Concerns, Trauma Events, or Mental Health Concerns; I am here to support you through it. I provide both individual and family therapy.
(844) 462-8447 View (844) 462-8447
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Judy Quartel-Benjamins Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
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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Victoria Couture
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes, transitions, family conflict, abuse, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my clients growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life changes, transitions, family conflict, abuse, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.
I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my clients growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma-Focused approaches.
(226) 779-2824 View (226) 779-2824
Ahmad Reza Bozorgzad
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
As a therapist, I am passionate about guiding individuals towards a deeper understanding of their roles in various aspects of life: within their family dynamics, intimate relationships, interactions with relatives, and their professional environments. It's crucial to reflect on our impact and presence in these spheres, as they greatly influence our overall well-being. My aim is to assist clients in navigating these complexities to achieve optimal results and meaningful direction in life.
As a therapist, I am passionate about guiding individuals towards a deeper understanding of their roles in various aspects of life: within their family dynamics, intimate relationships, interactions with relatives, and their professional environments. It's crucial to reflect on our impact and presence in these spheres, as they greatly influence our overall well-being. My aim is to assist clients in navigating these complexities to achieve optimal results and meaningful direction in life.
(548) 490-4289 View (548) 490-4289
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Meghan Clemmer
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
I have gained extensive knowledge in navigating the complex children’s mental health system and can support with accessing community and family supports.
Accepting new clients! I'm a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW) with over 17 years of experience working in Children’s Mental Health. I provide individual counselling support to children and youth ages 5 and up, as well as their families and have experience supporting with a range of challenges including anxiety, attachment and behavioural issues, mood and self-esteem challenges, autism, and emotion dysregulation. In addition, I have extensive experience providing support to parents of children with mental health concerns, to better understand their children’s challenges and learn strategies to support their children’s needs.
I have gained extensive knowledge in navigating the complex children’s mental health system and can support with accessing community and family supports.
Accepting new clients! I'm a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW) with over 17 years of experience working in Children’s Mental Health. I provide individual counselling support to children and youth ages 5 and up, as well as their families and have experience supporting with a range of challenges including anxiety, attachment and behavioural issues, mood and self-esteem challenges, autism, and emotion dysregulation. In addition, I have extensive experience providing support to parents of children with mental health concerns, to better understand their children’s challenges and learn strategies to support their children’s needs.
(226) 780-0714 View (226) 780-0714
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Limestone Counselling Coaching & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Kitchener, ON N2K
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
(519) 590-2220 View (519) 590-2220

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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.