Somatic Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Photo of Roberta McKay, Registered Psychotherapist in Kitchener, ON
Roberta McKay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, IBP, SEP
Verified
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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Michelle Hoefler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified
In addition to talk therapy, I am trained in Somatic Experiencing (SE).
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do your thoughts keep racing from one thing to another? Do you find you are excellent at taking care of everyone else but keep neglecting yourself? I would like to help. I am passionate about helping people to move past the "shoulds" and move towards creating the kind of life they want to live. Most of the time when we are distressed we are worrying either too much about the past or the future, or are overly preoccupied by what we imagine other people are thinking about us.
(226) 887-1544 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Carrie A Lee
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CLSSBB, CCMQ/OE
Verified
My main mission is to help others transmute their fears and emotional blocks/pain into their own personal power, step into their dreams on their terms and live their lives fully engaged - discovering the whole of Self - through modalities ranging from traditional talk therapy to intuitive somatic inquiry, and more.
I am a holistic psycho-spiritual Registered Psychotherapist with a focus of supporting clients to personally discover and embrace a fully empowered life of their choosing. In all avenues of practice, my approach is to help clients discover emotional healing and spiritual transformation, personal empowerment and stepping into one's sovereign self - it's all a matter of 'soul-fullness.' I work with adults (18+) from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of life challenges, from mundane to traumatic. My style is open, informal and inclusive.
(226) 887-1074 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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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Abby Ajvaz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My practice incorporates a blend of various therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, meditation, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and somatic therapy.
I have a passion for working alongside clients who are feeling held back by their past experiences. By specializing in trauma, I support individuals living with anxiety-related disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, complex PTSD, moral injury, and more. I draw on many therapeutic approaches as it allows me to create an individualized treatment plan to support each person on their unique journey towards healing and recovery.
(226) 243-1857 
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Nancarrow Clarke
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
I have extensive experience incorporating evidence based treatment within a primarily somatic based, Gestalt perspective.
Compassion. Challenge. Joy. Working together, we will co-create a place for you to build clarity in your life. You will be invited to gain more self-compassion and acceptance. We will work with your thoughts, relationship patterns, and unexpressed feelings through talk and sensation awareness. My approach is warm, honest, playful, and embodied. It is important to me that you experience changes through our work that support your ongoing well being and engagement with life.
 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
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Alex Gosselin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My practice is integrative, drawing from several evidence based therapeutic approaches including: Somatic Experiencing, Yoga, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Skills.
Hello! I’m Alex (she/her) and I offer psychotherapy, embodied movement, workshops and consulting services. I am committed to supporting you in accessing the transformation that is made possible through stretching into your growth edges and living into your deepest held values. My approach is warm, casual, strengths based and collaborative. I work with individuals who are 18 + with specialized experience supporting helping professionals (e.g., social workers, therapist, teachers), community organizers, transitional aged young adults, those living with complex trauma, anxiety and perfectionism.
(289) 819-1139 
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Kitchener, ON N2B
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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Bernadette Street
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP, (CRPO), CCC
Verified
Bernadette Street has over 10 years of experience working with children and youth and has been working with adults for the past 6 years. She sees clients with a wide range of concerns including ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Learning disabilities; behavioural concerns; Anxiety; Depression including Post-Partum Depression and Bereavement; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); childhood trauma; coping skills; adoption; parental support; pain; career and transitions; retirement; relationship and self-esteem; and so on. Please note that psychotherapy service fees include HST.
(647) 496-5504 x100 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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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
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Chris Hagen
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified
For 10 years, I have worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety & depression. As we work together, you will shift from feeling trapped by overwhelming fears and sadness to knowing why you feel this way and what to do about it. You will recognize your emotions and have the ability to stop them from taking over.
(226) 894-8334 
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Kitchener, ON N2B
Offers online therapy
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Tess Klaver
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
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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Jason Lavery
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
I am happy to work with an extensive range of clients and organize my practice around providing Client-Centred Therapy grounded in empirically-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I have lived experience as a first responder and am passionate about addressing the unique challenges associated with fulfilling such roles. In my experience working with people over the last 10 years, I've found that often their challenges are best addressed first and foremost by being heard; this act of listening is a gift that unlocks the resources hidden within.
(548) 484-5559 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Shelley Restall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
You feel exhausted as your mind and body remind you each moment of everyday about how strongly your life has changed. Being consumed with worry, leaves you feeling as if life is just overwhelming. Fearful and on edge for when the next change will arrive in your life requiring you to adjust again. The stress feels fierce as it has impacted your daily life. It leads you to ruminate about what has happened, as you wish it was different. You're left feeling "stuck". Trapped in your thoughts, and feeling unsure how to overhaul your life. Just desiring a sense of peace in your mind is a starting point for you to seek help through therapy.
(226) 778-5349 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Tanya Young
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Accepting new referrals end of Sept 2022. Whether it be you or a loved one, most of us have experienced some form of struggle or loss. In today’s fast-paced world many of us are also juggling the competing demands of work and home life; both have become further complicated by technology and social media. We live in a world where we are more connected, yet lonelier than ever. For those with children, we are inundated with parenting advice, leaving us questioning whether we are doing enough, or doing it right. With all the information overload it can be difficult to know where to get started when it comes to our emotional health.
(226) 782-3033 
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Kitchener, ON N2B
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Katie Dixon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Megan Svarich-Knights
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, P-RDT
Verified
Therapy is a place to come where everything is speakable.
(548) 483-5765 
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
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Kristy Kirby
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Accepting new clients July 2022! Something on your path has brought you right here to this moment. I want to invite you to consider that the reason you are here searching, goes beyond the pain, the struggles and the suffering. I want to invite you to consider that you are here because a part of you knows that you can move forward, knows your strength and your ability to heal. I believe that part of you can be your guide and your inner compass. I encourage you to listen and to trust that part of yourself. I am here to help you connect to your inner self, to heal from your past, and reimagine your future.
(548) 483-6607 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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
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Somatic Counsellors
If you're looking for Somatic therapy in Kitchener or for a Kitchener Somatic Counsellor these Counsellors provide Somatic counselling. Somatic psychotherapy bridges the mind-body dichotomy recognizing that emotion, behaviour, sensation, impulse originate in physical experiences. Thinking motivates, or is motivated by, physical action.

Dance therapy in Kitchener reflects a somatic approach.