Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Photo of Dan Good, Registered Social Worker in Kitchener, ON
Dan Good
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I also use IFS to help foster and build self-compassion, allowing the pains of your past and present to reduce their hold on you.
Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of inadequacy? No matter what you do, this feeling, and the self-criticisms that come with it feel impossible to shake? Maybe you find yourself worrying about the future, doubting your capability to cope with whatever life is about to throw at you next. Perhaps you can even see repetitive behaviours that keep you stuck, but you can't find a way to change these ingrained habits. The degree to which these things effect everyone lies on a continuum. Some struggle with low self-esteem, others depression and anxiety, and trauma can lead to severe changes in many of these areas.
(226) 840-3278 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
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Megan Svarich-Knights
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, P-RDT
Verified
My website is focused on arts-based psychotherapy, but I offer various forms of therapy including Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems , Somatics Work, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Self-Compassion Work.
Individual therapy including trauma therapy and attachment issues, anxiety and experiences of oppression; I also offer Couples counselling; Both virtual and in-office sessions available at this time.
(548) 483-5765 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
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Adrienne Luft
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My professional training includes the following: Mindfulness, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Interactive Drawing Therapy, Internal Family Systems , Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Are you looking to create positive change in your life? Unsure how to navigate this terrain on your own? Do you want to be fully engaged in your life and relationships? The work we do together will help you cultivate meaning and make these changes. I work from a strengths-based perspective and believe that we all have within us the capacity to heal and thrive, far beyond what we often recognize. Engaging in the counselling process can be tremendously beneficial as we rediscover our own strength and resilience.
(226) 773-2021 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Frank Kakarelis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), RKine
Verified
Frank uses a range of therapeutic modalities to best assist his clients with their therapeutic goals which include, EMDR, CBT, DBT, IFS and creative forms of play and musical therapy.
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.
(548) 483-6726 
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Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
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Kelly A McLarnon-Sinclair
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified
Among many approaches, I am trained in Internal Family Systems therapy, loved for its positive and affirming foundation, guided by the assumption you have everything within you that you need to thrive.
Welcome adults, children and youth...and the relationships between..to address stress, anxiety, depression, family/life transition, grief, and inner and relational conflicts stemming from unresolved hurt, trauma and loss. I also welcome clients with diagnoses that affect social and academic learning and development, as well as parents looking for related consultation. It's my privilege to work with you to heal emotional, relational and physical suffering and help catalyze the unfolding of your strength and potential toward greater inner peace, confidence and the achievement of important life goals.
(844) 330-9979 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Not accepting new clients
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Kasi Shan Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
In order to accommodate your therapeutic needs, I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including EMDR, CBT, DBT and Internal Family Systems therapy.
Becoming a parent has been challenging. While you remained hopeful that these emotions would settle out once the baby was born, you are facing the daily disappointment that things have not become easier. This is not how you normally react. You're quick to snap, become easily overwhelmed, and feel alone and discouraged. Rather than feeling enamoured with your growing family, you notice how much your relationships with your family members are suffering. You feel like you're just not yourself anymore.
(548) 489-0401 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Shane Smyth
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP, OACCPP
Verified
I have trained in several areas of humanistic and integrative psychotherapy including dialectic behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems therapy, couples therapy and gestalt therapy.
I believe you are the expert in your life and even though you may not know it, you have all the answers within you. Unfortunately sometimes life can make accessing these answers difficult. Trauma, mental health issues, addiction, work and family pressures can all impact our ability to connect to our inner wisdom and happiness. I have found through personal experience that talking to a trained professional in psychotherapy who is kind, caring, non judgmental and emotionally attuned can support the process of being able to listen to ourselves and work towards living a life that is free of suffering.
(226) 780-3415 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Cheryl Laird
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
We use a variety of trauma-informed and evidence-based therapies such as DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Solution-Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems .
We are a team of registered psychotherapist who specialize in addiction, anxiety disorders, grief, disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, trauma and burnout. We work to overcome the symptoms of anxiety and stress while also uncovering and treating root causes. If you are feeling stuck and lost, we can help you change this and get you on the path to living a fulfilling, meaningful life. With over 35 combined years’ experience in the helping field, we would be honored to support you on your wellness journey.
(226) 777-6663 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Hearts Transformed Counselling - Rita France
Counsellor, BRE, MDiv, RP, OAMHP
Verified
I offer counselling from a family systems perspective integrating the following therapies: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Faith-based approaches for those who wish to integrate their faith.
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 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I lean towards using Somatic based practices, Internal Family Systems , re-storying our experiences, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
Aaniin/Boozhoo/Willkommen/Hello, Is life feeling hard? Overwhelming? Emotions feel too big, or maybe not at all? Are you Looking for support for your family or a young person? My goal is to work with people in authentic ways. I journey with folks through difficult, hard, messy, and scary situations. I work from a trauma informed, decolonial, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppression framework. My work centres around supporting folks dealing with trauma and systemic oppression, mental illness, gender identity, sexual orientation, and substance use. I often focus on individual and family work with 2S Queer and Trans youth and adults
(437) 747-8311 
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Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
We also offer many different treatment modalities including but not limited to somatics, EMDR, CPT & IFS .
We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health concern. We provide individual, couples, family and group e-counselling services to individuals aged 13 and beyond.
(249) 202-2308 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
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Tania Rivers
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
I have committed myself to being trained and knowledgeable in EMDR therapy, Gottman Method couples counselling, EFT, IFS , and perinatal mental health.
I am not currently able to take on new clients. If we have worked together previously, and you are looking to re-engage, please email me. Are you in need of more insight into your personal or relational struggles? Maybe you feel like you're stuck in a loop of destructive behaviors, and don't know how to get out. Maybe you notice distance or tension in your relationship, and need to make sense of it all, and become connected again. Maybe you are ready to unpack and process unresolved trauma, and need the support of a professional in a safe and trusting environment.
 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Not accepting new clients
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Jen Doyle
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
I incorporate Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Narrative Therapy to create an individualized plan for each individual.
My outgoing personality, empathetic nature, and positive energy, I create a space where clients feel understood and ready to make positive life changes. I has 15 years’ experience working in various mental health settings. I understand people do not anticipate sudden challenges or overwhelming emotions. During these times looking after yourself gets pushed aside, deterring us from wellness, ambitions, and happiness. My goal is to support clients re-discover their inner strength to overcome challenges in life and explore what living their best life looks like.
(548) 490-0363 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
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Michelle Gibson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
I primarily work from an Internal Family Systems ( IFS ) and EMDR Therapy lens, incorporating mindfulness and somatic therapy as needed.
*Offering virtual trauma therapy throughout Ontario.* While I believe that everyone carries within themselves the capacity to heal, during difficult periods in life our personal strengths can be impossible to access. At these times, we may need a caring and non-judgmental therapist to assist us. My intention is to provide you with a safe space to share your concerns and to help you to fulfill the hopes you have for your life. As each individual is unique, so is therapy. I adapt my approach to meet your personal goals and together we will come to identify the process that best serves you.
(226) 270-3857 
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Kitchener, ON N2B
Offers online therapy
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Eden Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW (S)
Verified
As a psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, my passion is for empowering individuals to access their own innate healing abilities. My utmost goal is to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgemental space within which you can share your concerns and hopes while working towards a happier and more fulfilled future. I use a range of modalities including CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, relational approaches, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches. In my work with couples, I incorporate Emotionally Focused and Internal Family Systems modalities.
(226) 271-1371 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Green
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Life is messy and not always easy to navigate. It is easy to beat ourselves up, focus on all of the "shoulda-woulda-coulda's", but it is difficult to see the frame when you are part of the picture. Kindsight Counselling is about finding a soft place to land within the storm and learning how to be gentle with yourself and thrive in the face of adversity. My passion for understanding your personal experiences allows me to provide compassionate and empathic support, while helping you overcome barriers and live your life with courage and joy.
(226) 773-9097 
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Kitchener, ON N2N
Offers online therapy
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The Chaotic Good
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified
Are you a teen constantly butting heads with your parents in your search for identity, happiness, and atonomy? Are your parents struggling to learn ways to support you and be positive during this truly challenging time in everyone's life? Parent/ Teen conflict is a challenging time for everyone, and can cause breakdown in the best of us! It can lead to power struggles, thrill seeking behaviours, and at worse conflicts with the justice or social services system. Parents and teens are constantly trying to balance family life and healthy lifestyle choices with societal rules and boundaries. Expectations are everywhere, eh?
(226) 640-3754 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
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Sanctuary Counselling and Training
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW
Verified
A Sanctuary is a place of comfort, safety and healing, a refuge from the storms of our life. I aim not only to provide a sanctuary for my clients but to help them build one within themselves. Whatever you are struggling with I can help you to navigate by providing a safe & comforting environment where you can explore your own unique path to healing, growth and change. Together we will address the current issues as well as the relational patterns, experiences and beliefs that wound your sense of belonging and create obstacles to building a life worth living.
(226) 773-3846 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
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VivelaVitaTherapies
Registered Social Worker, BHSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
Do you want to develop strategies to better manage the thoughts, feelings and relationships that are holding you back from a healthy and productive life? Are you struggling to find enjoyment in life, experiencing mental or physical illness, grief, and loss, stress in your job, relationships or as a caregiver or parent? There are steps you can take to improve your psychological well-being, strengthen your relationships and attachments and move towards personal healing and growth. I am here to help you break the cycle or negative thoughts, emotions and relationships and take steps to experience a more positive and fulfilling life.
(226) 400-1912 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
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Isabel Thomson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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.
(226) 799-1264 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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