Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Jennifer O'Connor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I have EMDR training to help individuals process their experiences of trauma so that they can start to experience life without the carrying the pain of trauma with them day to day.
In counselling, I work to help individuals to identify, strengthen and develop their coping skills by creating an empathic space to explore feelings.  I am passionate about offering strength-based counselling to help individuals work towards well-being and find ways to maintain connections with what is important to them. I draw on a number of modalities to individualize counselling for your needs and strengthen your existing coping skills and learn new ways to challenge difficult thoughts.
(226) 270-7968 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Sara Murphy
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, CCC
Verified
In her book The Gifts of Imperfection, Bréné Brown says that “owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do”. It is my privilege as a Psychotherapist to provide space and support as individuals dive into the stories of their lives and do the hard work of healing. Trained in EMDR, and other types of evidence-based trauma therapies, I’m grateful to be able to provide an opportunity for individuals to release the emotional, mental, and physical blocks caused by trauma and other difficult life circumstances.
(519) 500-6722 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Theresa Will
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I’ve supported clients extensively in the areas of trauma , anxiety, depression, grief, substance issues, eating disorders, relationship issues, emotion regulation challenges, anger management, self-esteem, teen issues, stress management, and more.
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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Catherine Lynn Roach
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified
Are you experiencing challenges that are overwhelming? Confidential and compassionate therapy is available. Therapy for anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, eating problems trauma , insomnia, and anger management . Experienced therapist that enjoys working with clients to help them reach their goals. I primarily use an approach called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT] CBT is known to be an evidenced-based type of therapy with numerous studies proving its efficacy. My goal is to help you feel comfortable enough with me to focus on the areas that are causing concern for you in your life and to make lasting changes.
(647) 797-9648 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
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Rhonda Kane
Registered Psychotherapist, RNBScN, MTS, (PCC), RMFT, RP
Verified
I am also certified in EMDR, treating trauma .
I have a passion for supporting clients through difficult times, while helping them to achieve optimal psychological and emotional well being. I have extensive clinical training experience with a broad range of issues and treatment approaches and am comfortable with people of all cultures and orientations. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in the area of clinical counselling, I provide assessment, counselling and therapy using an integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I also supervise other therapists who are seeking accreditation with their professional bodies. I am an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Supervisor IT.
(226) 639-5626 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
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Brigitte Huber
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
I am a trauma therapist that practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), as well as other therapeutic styles.
"I just can't get over it!" Those words can mean you're struggling with trauma . The trauma might be from abuse, neglect, or having your life endangered. You might have tried other therapy, and it hasn't worked the way you had hoped. It's possible to change the way your past affects you.
(226) 242-6999 
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Kitchener, ON N2C
Offers online therapy
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Ina Bahdanovich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I offer help with many issues stating from a particular problem you need to address to unresolved trauma and life coaching. I teach skills that help you to be emotionally stronger, to bounce back from stress, to be more effective in everything you do, to connect better with people. Unresolved trauma may manifest itself in low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self-harm, short fuse, impulsivity, addiction, eating disorder, inability to maintain healthy relationships, perfectionism and more...You don't have to suffer alone. I offer support and treatment. People do heal! You can choose healing, and as a result, a better life.
(226) 499-7223 
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Kitchener, ON N2P
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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Kayla Holliday
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
ABIs and Dementia, trauma and attachment, self-esteem, emotion regulation, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, depression, anxiety, and more.
I became a social worker because "your life is worth my time.” This is something I live by as I value each and every client I have had the opportunity to work with. I always feel blessed to join clients on their journey towards healing and wellness, and it takes immense bravery to take that first step and reach out for help. I work hard to create an environment that fosters safety and growth, and approach my practice from a strengths-based, anti-racist, collaborative lens. I have also begun the process of becoming trained in Brainspotting and have completed Phases 1 and 2.
(548) 483-6734 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Dan Good
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
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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Jennifer Anne DiCarlo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I practice from a trauma -centered lens that is rooted in attachment, systems, social learning, conflict, and psychodynamic theory.
I believe in a common humanity, which understands suffering as a universal human experience. What this means is that you are not alone. Even the feeling of isolation is part of the human experience. Whether you are feeling distressed, would like to deepen your understanding of your self, or would like to experience more joy and fulfilment in your life, I offer a safe space for you to unpack and be yourself. As someone who has personal experience healing from trauma , I have an appreciation for how past experiences and traumatic events can get in the way of our ability to form trusting relationships with others.
(548) 483-6464 
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
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David Blair Corbett
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
I work with adult individuals and male/female couples (premaritally and maritally). I specialize in attachment, emotional maturation, and trauma recovery with individuals. I do a sizeable amount of out-patient addictions recovery or relapse prevention work. Maritally, I often work from an Emotionally Focused approach. In Pastoral Counselling, I utilize The Life Model/Thrive as a way of understanding and assessing relational and brain skills and trauma recovery needs. I also help new private practitioners set up their businesses and develop their clientele successfully. Please call me to set up a consultation.
(226) 458-4599 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Michelle Hoefler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified
I also offer an intervention called Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) and I am trained in Level 1, 2 & 3 Brainspotting which helps people access, process, and overcome trauma , negative emotions, and pain.
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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Miguel P Guayasamin
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Over the last few years, I have dedicated my time to developing a trauma focused lens to better understand the unique impacts that adversity can have on our mental and physical health.
Life is beautiful, in part because of its challenges which can help us to grow and learn more about ourselves. There are times when we can feel overwhelmed and experience increased stress, anxiety, low mood or various other things that have us feeling less like ourselves. Simply put, those are all signs that you have done the best that you can with the skills and supports that you have to navigate this part of your life. My hope in this role is to support each individual to realign with their strengths and the development of the skills needed to thrive during these seasons.
(226) 705-1071 
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
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Mary Luard
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
What is Somatic Experiencing? A body-awareness approach to trauma developed by Dr.
Do you feel on edge, on guard, worried and expecting bad things to happen? Do you keep a distance from others, go behind a wall to protect yourself and end up feeling "safe" but disconnected and alone? Do you struggle with bad feelings about yourself, that you're not enough, broken, unloveable? Much anxiety and depression, triggered reactivity, flashbacks, nightmares, hyper vigilance, avoidance, isolating, anxiety and panic attacks, etc. originates in our past and how we were shaped by events and how we were treated by those we depended on. This affects our relationships, our sexuality, our confidence and potential.
(519) 500-4268 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Megan Svarich-Knights
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, P-RDT
Verified
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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Janine Fischer
Registered Social Worker, RP, CPGC, MSW, RSW
Verified
Through my work I believe that compassion and empathy are two of the most important qualities when seeking support. From time to time life can feel overwhelming and heavy, due to many of the experiences that we are faced with from Life Transitions, Substance Use (or Abuse), Gambling/Gaming Concerns, Trauma Events, or Mental Health Concerns; I am here to support you through it. I provide both individual and family therapy.
(844) 462-8447 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
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Cathryn Irena Harris
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
This may include play therapy for children, reality therapy and behavioral contracting for adolescents, communication and conflict resolution skills for couples, coaching and education for parents, or EMDR and cognitive therapy for trauma survivors.
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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Victoria Couture
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified
*** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *** I aim to create a safe and comfortable space that supports my client’s growth and leads to positive change and overall wellness. My priority is to treat each person with kindness and respect and allow them the space to share openly and be their authentic selves. I am known for my warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach and integrative therapy style that is collaborative and person-centered. I incorporate various modalities and interventions to meet my client’s needs, including Brainspotting, Narrative, Solution-Focused, CBT, Play-Based, Mindfulness-Based, and Trauma -Focused approaches.
(226) 779-2824 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
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Victoria Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Recognizing you want help and reaching out for it takes courage and isn’t easy. I believe that we all do the best with what we know and when we know better we do better (Maya Angelou). When you are ready I would be honoured to be the one who helps you know and do better. My approach is client centered and I work with you where you are at, at your pace and on what you are ready to focus on. I also practice from a strength based and trauma informed perspective. I aim to provide a space to do this that is comfortable, open and free of any bias or judgement; where you feel respected and empowered.
(548) 483-6593 
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients


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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors
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