Relationship Issues Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Adrienne Hafemann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AccFM
Verified
My areas of expertise include: Anxiety; panic; low mood; relationship difficulties; burnout and emotional exhaustion; identity and life transitions; trauma; self-esteem; stress; personal growth and authenticity; and family conflict.
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.
(548) 489-2049 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Amanda Green
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
EFT is structured so I can help you to understand how you are getting stuck in your relationship and also learn how to talk about the problems in a new way that draws you closer together.
If you feel like you have the same frustrating argument over and over, I can help you to find your way out of the loop and into mutual safety, security and love. Whether you're trying to work through the impact of an affair or have grown apart and become like roommates, I can guide you toward healing and connection. Perhaps you're struggling through the seemingly impossible demands of raising children, working and running a household and there doesn't seem to be any time left for intimacy. You are not alone as many people feel challenged by this stage in life. We all want to feel good enough and like a priority for our partner.
(226) 778-4551 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
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Jeweley Smith
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RPQ
Verified
I believe that trust, compassion and validation are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship .
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
Offers online therapy
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Garrett LaFosse Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
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
Offers online therapy
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A New Direction Clinical Terri Manuel
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
They say the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of treatment.
The time for change is now! Life can sometimes throw curve balls. Whether it is a sudden event or change that leaves you struggling or an ongoing situation that has become an obstacle to achieving a goal in your life, I am confident that together we can improve and find solutions to your concerns. Relationship difficulties, mental health challenges, substance use issues, and grief are just a few of the areas I can help you with.
(548) 486-5020 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
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Karen Grierson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MTS, RP
Verified
Counselling is as much about learning who we are as individuals as it is learning who we are as partners in relationship .
"Change only occurs once the need to change exceeds the pain of staying the same." Working with individuals, couples, and poly groups, together we develop awareness of systemic factors influencing conscious and subconscious behaviours and decision-making patterns. Then we focus on increasing the strengths and resources available to, and within, the client. Building on the basic Buddhist tenets of mindfulness, compassion, and congruence, we can paint a different picture of both personal and relational issues, and more effective, authentic ways of growing towards your goals.
(844) 402-3221 
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Kitchener, ON N2P
Not accepting new clients
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Catherine Kovacich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
You know how sometimes in life we feel like we should just know how to deal? Well I have extensive experience working with people who have felt that way, and who feel like they are struggling sometimes just to make it through their days. I work with issues that are sometimes too difficult to talk about such as: professional burnout, vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, relationship conflict that impacts personal and professional well-being, even suicidal thoughts. I am able to help to understand, and most importantly, help guide and support change in functioning and behaviour.
 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Tess Klaver
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified
I understand that the relationship between client and therapist is the primary catalyst for change, and thus I incorporate a strength-based, individually tailored, authentic and compassionate approach.
I enjoy working with women, trans and non-binary people who have had long-term mental health struggles and a history of trauma. The people I see are often struggling with understanding the impact of childhood wounds, stressful relationships involving difficulty with intimacy or autonomy, coping with the after-effects of sexual violence and/or feeling stuck in emotions such as shame and loneliness. These people may be trying to reconcile their values and desired way of being in the world with intense reactions that seem to come out of the blue. I also do work regarding gender, sexuality and neurodiversity.
(548) 483-6601 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Not accepting new clients
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Rosemary Victor
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
I work with individuals, couples and families. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I provide supports around relationship issues , as well as coping with mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, grief & loss, managing life transitions, trauma, and addictions. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan that fits with your goals and your vision for your life.
(226) 286-0952 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Not accepting new clients
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Gabriela Elias
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
*Couples & Trauma Specialist* You may feel like you are having the same argument with your partner. Daily stress piles up and you grow further apart from one another, feeling tension and disconnect. You feel alone in your relationship . You feel frustrated, angry and hopeless, asking yourself what went wrong. You are tired of arguments and long for the love and emotional connection you felt at the beginning of your relationship . Most couples get stuck in a negative cycle and the cycle is the problem. Together we will untangle this stuck pattern and find the emotional connection, love, and peace that you want in your relationship .
(548) 481-5144 
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Kitchener, ON N2N
Offers online therapy
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Devon Jorge
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
One of my goals is to develop a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship with all my clients.
Life can be downright difficult, disappointing, stressful and unfair at times at times. But there is no reason to struggle through life’s challenges alone, or give up because the feeling of being stuck can make you feel powerless. If you are seeking help individually, as a couple, or a family, I strive to make you feel understood in a supportive, warm and sensitive manner as we discuss, explore and develop deeper insights into your current challenges. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more.
(855) 671-3178 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Lowe
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified
I'm a registered social worker that provides evidence-based therapy for individuals and couples. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression or you are unhappy in your relationship . You might be avoiding difficult situations or finding ways to escape from how you are feeling. As a couple, you might be feeling stuck. Your conversations or arguments go in circles and never feel resolved. It's become difficult to communicate and you feel disconnected from each other.
(226) 243-1574 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Pearson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MMT, MTA
Verified
With individuals clients, I specialize in life transitions; grief and loss; relationship struggles; artistic and creative blocks; managing depression and anxiety; and creating a more meaningful life that feels like your own, not someone else's.
Are you feeling stuck in an older version of yourself that you know is ready to change? Do you live with the feeling that there's a truer version of "you" that's dying to come out? Are you held back by complicated relationships from your past, that seem to keep you in a holding pattern? Are you a couple stuck in a pattern that keeps you apart? Often we hit a place where we know we are ready for a transition, but we're just not sure what to do next. That's when therapy can be the most powerful. It's my greatest privilege to walk alongside folks just like you who are journeying towards a more meaningful, fulfilled, authentic life.
(226) 702-4638 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Ben Stimpson
Counsellor
Verified
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you facing an issue you need support with? Are you looking for a safe and affirmative environment to do that work? I specialize in creating that space for members of the LGBT2SQ+ community. Relying on my previous social work and psychotherapy training, I can support you in your therapy goals and building a strong and resilient relationship with self. I work with adults 18+ years old and I offer both in-person and virtual sessions. I bring a rich and eclectic approach to our work together. I can assist you get to the root of the issue, develop healthy boundaries, and be yourself again.
(548) 483-6603 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Asher Dreise
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
Whether your relationship is new and you seek to build healthy communication, or a relationship seasoned with life's challenges and difficulties, it is never too late or too early to build healthy patterns.
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.
(226) 286-4425 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
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Roberta McKay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, IBP, SEP
Verified
It is also very effective in dealing with stress, relationship /marital issues and trauma.
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 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 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Leanne Sawchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, DipTIRP, BA, RP, CTIC
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Carey Emmerson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MTS
Verified
People come to therapy with the hope of enhancing their life story in a meaningful way, yet many find themselves held back from realizing this hope due to painful emotions, relationship problems, and trauma. Psychotherapy can be the chapter in a person’s life where stuck circumstances finally start to change. Psychotherapy can be the chapter where a person grieves their losses, confronts their deepest fears, heals deep-seated wounds, and finds within themselves the courage and strength to go forward with greater confidence, joy, and peace.
(548) 483-6773 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
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Cathryn Irena Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
(877) 743-1705 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Andrea Kauppinen
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
Couple and Family Therapist specializing in strengthening individual wellbeing and relationships. I approach work with clients, including individual clients, from a relationship perspective in recognition of the significant impacts our relationships, past and present, have on our lives and wellbeing. I also take a systemic approach, viewing individual and relationship difficulties in consideration of the history and current conditions of people's lives. It is a respectful and comprehensive approach that effectively leads to positive changes, and that is rooted in a strong therapeutic relationship .
(548) 800-1794 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Relationship Issues Counsellors
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Kitchener relationship counsellor, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counselling in Kitchener.