Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Catherine Kovacich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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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KW Mental Health and Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Some areas of specialty include: relationship /interpersonal, personality disorders, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation , trauma, gender, identity, and finding balance, difficult life transitions, emotional dysregulation, and LGBTQ+.
We offer counselling with professional registered psychotherapists over the phone, online and in-person in Kitchener-Waterloo. Some of our therapists work includes: looking at how the past may be influencing the present, unpacking behaviours, regulating emotions, interpersonal relationships, impulsivity, and increasing mindfulness. We provide support that looks at people as a whole: physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. Some of our therapists have worked alongside individuals with a range of concerns and have worked specifically with borderline personality disorder, personality disorders, trauma and complex trauma.
(226) 407-8589
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Kitchener, ON N2M
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Makayla Fancy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Makayla’s areas of focus include: developmental and complex trauma, mental health challenges, attachment, grief and loss, emotion regulation and impulse control, social skills development, and self harm/ suicidal ideation .
Reaching out for help can be frightening and anxiety provoking. Makayla strives to offer a calm place to land to work through life’s highs and lows, and to provide hope. Often reaching out can be the hardest step on the journey and Makayla wants to make it as easy as possible. With a gentle demeanor and soft encouragement, Makayla will make every effort to support you on your journey to your best self. Makayla believes there is a strong connection between mental and physical health. She hopes to enhance individuals’ overall wellbeing through the use of various therapeutic modalities.
(519) 208-2273
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Kitchener, ON N2B
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Lisa Kellerman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified
Verified
I have over 20 years of experience working with children, youth & families and work with clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, suicidal ideation and self-harm, interpersonal relationship difficulties, eating disorders, addictions & mood disturbances.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). I hold Masters of Social Work Degree from Wilfred Laurier University, a Bachelors of Social Work degree from McMaster University, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo as well as a diploma of Child and Youth Work from Niagara College. In addition, I have completed trainings and courses in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and is continuing education in Clinical Behavioural Sciences.
(888) 340-4325
Kitchener, ON N2G
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Ashley Murphy Kilgar
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, BA hons, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience in areas of crisis including suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors.
I am a caring and skilled therapist. I work with individuals, couples and families who are having difficulty coping with life stressors, mental health issues, and addiction. I support people to work through relationship, work, family and other life challenges. Using a non-judgmental approach I support you to move forward and make difficult but positive changes in your life. Each person I support is unique and will receive individualized treatment based on needs. I value in depth assessments to ensure that your situation and needs are understood. We will work together in a way that ensures your comfort and satisfaction with therapy.
(226) 962-2242
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Shaelyn Busby
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with individuals who are facing depression, anxiety, anger, stress, PTSD, trauma, abuse, substance use/abuse, self-esteem, self-harm, sleep issues, eating issues, and suicidal thoughts.
Hello! My name is Shaelyn Busby and I am a fully registered psychotherapist. Are you looking for a therapist to support you in making changes in your life? Change can be scary, difficult, and intimidating even when we know change is for the better. I strive to meet my clients where they are at and empower them to have the courage to change their lives. In my practice, I use a number of different modalities to best suit the client. Every client is different so I believe every treatment plan should be tailored to the individual.
(226) 243-7104
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Kitchener, ON N2K
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New Life Counseling and Advocacy Services
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CAC, MSW, Ba HONS, MSc, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Areas covered in mental health and addiction include: mental health and functional status assessments, mental status exams, risk assessments, relapse prevention and education on coping strategies, suicide severity risk as.
I help clients with single and concurrent mental health and addictions disorders. I have worked in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as a clinician and therapist. I have also worked as a disability counselor, dealing with gerontological challenges. I work a lot with families, intervening in their presenting issues. I also counsel on education and career
(226) 782-3390
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Jackie Vaerewyck
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Accepting NEW clients! - If you are reading this you have already taken the scariest step; recognizing that you want some extra help or support. Are you experiencing issues in life and you don't know how to approach them, where to even start, or who to reach out to? Do you have past experiences which are not letting you move on with your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem or trauma? Work in a front-line job and experience stress and/or trauma? Struggle with a personality or mood disorder? Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle alone, and we don't know how to cope.
(226) 778-2352
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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
Not accepting new clients
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Chris Spiess
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Mia Ostovar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BSW, MA, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mia has provided clinical psychotherapeutic services to individuals ages sixteen and older. Mia uses an integrative approach, with a focus on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Strengths-Based Therapy (SBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT), Cross-Cultural Therapy (CCT), as well an informed approach to Trauma-Focused Therapy (TFT). Mia has knowledge and practical experience working with various psychiatric diagnosis like major depressive disorder (MDD), bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), schizophrenia, as well as complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).
(548) 490-1554
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Kris Pryke
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
What you see is what you get when you come to Dr. Kris for assessment, consultation or therapy. I am known for a no-nonsense approach. I have worked in a variety of systems (hospitals, school boards, and mental health facilities) so I am uniquely poised to help you navigate your child/adolescent's learning or mental health issue. Grownups also need help managing their own challenges and so I offer therapy to adults struggling with a variety of general life stressors as well as anxiety, depression and PTSD. I am trauma-informed and offer a variety of modalities.
(226) 210-9738
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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Vitality Counselling Services with Barb Shannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS At Vitality Counselling Services I believe healing is possible, and that negative life experiences do not have to go on controlling the future. I offer client-centred counselling services to individuals (adult, children and youth), couples and families. Whether it is negotiating difficult life situations, dealing with anxiety (worry/fear), depression, anger, trauma, stress, relationships, parenting challenges, emotional management, low self-esteem or other life related issues, I will adapt my approach to meet your personal goals.
(226) 457-0740
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Devon Jorge
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Claire Grevatt
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, BA, BSW
Verified
Verified
Deciding to speak to a therapist takes courage and openness. Claire will give you the opportunity to set healthy goals and intentions, build resources and skills, and become resilient when responding to life’s challenges. Claire provides a trusting, supportive and validating environment to identify important issues while balancing the need for acceptance and change.
(226) 779-5778
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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The Vine Counseling Center
Registered Social Worker, BSC, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There is nothing as fulfilling and rewarding as being the best version of yourself. However, it’s a process. Along the journey of life, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or even stuck. Sometimes, in a bid to unstuck or fill the void, we latch on to something else that creates more problems. It could also be inability to let go of the past pain. At the Vine, we will be your ally on this journey by supporting, enriching and empowering you. We do this by unveiling different characters, situations and circumstances on your journey. We bring your awareness to your responses and encourage you to embrace seasons of life with compassion
(226) 242-2655
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Kitchener, ON N2A
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Firouzeh Sharifi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, RP(Q)
Verified
Verified
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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Sandra Tocitu
Counsellor, BSc, PCC, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Solari Counselling Services! I am brining over 12 years of experience in the field of social services and social work, with the last 6 years in a clinical setting. I offer an eclectic range of counseling for individuals and families, specializing in working with those who experience depression and anxiety, domestic violence, addictions as well as youth who struggle with emotional regulation. My clinical work is attachment based as well as trauma informed. Therefore I often assess clients from bio-psycho-social perspective taking into considerations all aspects of their lives as well as barriers they may experience in their life.
(226) 455-8263
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Kitchener, ON N2B
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Adrienne Luft
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Stephanie Feeney
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
Verified
Our mind, body, and soul are so wise, always giving us the roadmap to health and balance if we pay attention. I believe that intrinsically we all desire for this alignment to occur, however, as humans we also experience suffering, trauma, loss, and fear that can create barriers to this innate process. I guide clients to compassionately and gently look within, helping them become more familiar with the various parts of themselves that may be causing imbalance.
(548) 490-0410
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Kitchener, ON N2G
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kitchener are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Kitchener then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Kitchener specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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