Psychodynamic Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Firouzeh Sharifi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, RP(Q)
Verified
Verified
I have psychodynamic training, therefore my specialty is talk therapy, to make the unconscious patterns of your life conscious, we use different tools such as free association, role play, dream work, and empty chair.
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 with young adults. 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
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Kitchener, ON N2N
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Nicholas Jacob Balaisis
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples with many modalities including Cognitive Behavioural and Emotionally Focussed Therapies as well as applying psychodynamic perspectives among others, but my approach is tailored to individual needs.
My intention for you, as a therapist, is to be with you with compassion and skill to help you through life's difficult times and to help you reach your greater potential. We will work together, in a supportive environment, to increase resilience and wisdom so you can be better able to access, communicate and actualize your inner needs. Most of the clients I see are burdened by anxiety, depression, relationship problems and/or trauma. I have resources and strategies that address these all too common concerns.
(548) 483-6301
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Chelsea Gay
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA (IP), BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from an integrative approach and Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, DBT and ACT are common modalities I use.
Hello! My name is Chelsea. Thank you for visiting my page. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) completing my MA in Counselling Psychology. My hope for each client I work with is to feel heard, validated and supported in their therapeutic journey. I welcome you to my space where you are welcome as you are and we will work together to problem solve, learn coping skills and heal. My approach involves building new strategies to aid in the issues you're experiencing while looking at the roots of any challenges and exploring them to create long term change.
(548) 457-2074
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Carlos Neves
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My work is informed by solution-focused, narrative, cognitive-behaviour, mindfulness, and psychodynamic approaches to emotional healing and behavioural change.
Life can challenge us in ways that leave us feeling overwhelmed and in emotional pain. Sometimes we need help to get back on track. Counselling is an opportunity to feel safe, respected, heard and appreciated for who you really are. It is a place to get perspective on your life, learn coping skills and to explore solutions that work for you.
(226) 210-9793
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Marinela Trickett
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience utilizing DBT, EFT, EFT for couples and complex Trauma, Exposure therapy, Psychodynamic , and Mindfulness modalities.
I have been working with people suffering from BPD and difficulties regulating emotions in clinical settings and private practice for over a decade now. I have also worked extensively with poly-substance and behavioural addictions, clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, age, and socioeconomic status, complex PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ, and Sex Addiction. I have worked closely with Veterans, struggling with decades of combat trauma, victims of human trafficking, loss and grief. I have acquired this experience not only in individual and group setting, but also working with couples in outpatient and inpatient setting.
(416) 732-3277
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Leanne Sawchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, DipTIRP, BA, RP, CTIC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be overwhelming at times and it often takes courage and bravery to open the door to something new and to something different. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected or maybe you need to better understand and work through what is happening in your life right now. I specialize in supporting individuals with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety and self-esteem, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma. Together we will explore what is happening for you interpersonally and relationally, while making sense of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back or causing you emotional pain.
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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VivelaVitaTherapies
Registered Social Worker, BHSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
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
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Katie Dixon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I know first hand what it is like to live with anxiety, depression and chronic pain. For me it has felt like a lack of control over my life and, at times, total hopelessness for my future. Even though I still have hard days, through my own personal work, I have cultivated resiliency and agency within my life. This lived experience has allowed for deep and transformative work with my clients. As your Therapist, I will connect to your choice of words, your expression of emotions and body language and ask pointed questions to bring awareness to the root causes of your presenting issues.
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Samantha Green
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Rebecca Johnston
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your little one is inconsolable. You've checked the diaper, fed them, they're warm but NOTHING is helping. You go for a hug, they push back and the crying turns into screaming. Then you feel it. Your patience is wearing thin. The anger is rising up. And that nagging voice gets louder, "You should know how to fix this. You're failing. A good mom would know what to do." This isn't the first time either. It's becoming a pattern and before you know it, you've turned into the mother you never wanted to be. This time with your little one is short and you feel like it's slipping away because your emotions are out of control.
(226) 799-5078
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Kitchener, ON N2N
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Kelly A McLarnon-Sinclair
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Nicholas McGrath
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MScA
Verified
Verified
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 depression, anxiety, conflict in relationships, strong emotions, life changes, cultural pressures, identity stressors, 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
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Jeweley Smith
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RPQ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is part of the human experience to have ups and downs in life. My passion for being a therapist is holding space for those struggling or navigating through life’s difficulties. As a client centered therapist, it is my goal to provide clients a warm, safe and accepting environment where you can feel comfortable to share your story. Each individual person is unique, and it is important to me to understand all of the aspects of a persons life that make them who they are. Together we will collaboratively develop goals that would be meaningful to you that are realistic, achievable and bring you closer to the life you want to live.
(548) 485-5827
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Kitchener, ON N2M
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Tina Lackner
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, CPT, RCYT, RYT
Verified
Verified
*Over 20 Years of Experience* I value working with individuals who are looking to grow and evolve into the healthiest version of themselves. If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic health issues, loneliness or any challenging life situation that you are unsure how to navigate on your own, know that you don't have to. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for children, teenagers and adults. We all have strengths regardless of the struggles we experience and when working together we can evoke healthy, positive and sustainable change.
(548) 483-5738
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Adrienne Hafemann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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 upon transformational approaches that get to the root of the symptoms and concerns you are experiencing so that lasting change becomes possible. 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 and find the meaningful growth you are looking for.
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Midtown Counselling - Shelly Pavlic
Registered Social Worker, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Garrett LaFosse Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified
Verified
Perhaps you're down or anxious, feeling trapped or distressed? Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you want to lead? Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and guidance. Therapy is a process of insight building, growth, and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote emotional intelligence, deeper emotional connection with others, and helping you broaden your understanding of your behaviours, feelings, or reactions (yes, we don't always know why we do some things we do). I have both the professional and life experience to help you get back on track. ​
(226) 270-5198
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Kitchener, ON N2P
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Joscelyn Guindon
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting clients. Each and every person that has crossed my path has had their own unique life journey, and so needs an unique approach to overcoming life stressors and the challenges they face. My therapeutic approach is to gain understanding of who you are and what your concerns are, so that we can work together to explore tools and solutions to help you. My focus is on creating space where clients can build their skills in an open and judgment-free environment, where you know you best and I'm here to offer support and guidance. In my therapeutic experience, I have worked with LGBT+ youth and adults and the polyamory community.
(844) 276-2479
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Kitchener, ON N2B
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Theresa Will
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reaching out for help, especially from a stranger, is incredibly scary and courageous - the first step is often the hardest. I always feel honoured to join my clients on their journey to wellness and I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am committed to working with you at your pace. My approach is down to earth and collaborative, always. I strive to maintain an emotionally safe and judgment free space so that you may feel respected and heard. I am extensively trained in trauma therapy and have participated in Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and Masters level of Brainspotting, as well as the specialty Children and Adolescents training.
(226) 400-8579
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Anna Barth
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS !!! Are you feeling trapped, anxious, or isolated? Have you ever considered that the pain you suffered from still determines your decisions, your relationship with money, food, your intimate partner, or even your body? Do you cope in a way that does not serve your mental health? If you have ever felt like you can not say NO to others and YES to your own needs, or you avoid your emotions or judge yourself, call me. I can help. You take the courage to change - I bring my undivided attention and compassionate support, interwoven with the latest results of neuroscience and evidence-based therapeutic modalities.
(548) 489-0108
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Psychodynamic Counsellors
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.