Divorce Therapists in Niagara on the Lake, ON

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Kyle Finlay
Registered Psychotherapist, MSEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Healthy Relationships; Partnerships, Divorce, Parent/Child, etc.
Hello! I’m Kyle, a Registered Psychotherapist. I feel that with the right connection and support, anyone can make lasting changes to issues that hold them back. For the past 13 years, I have been working on specialties and have successfully helped individuals improve their lives. My style of therapy focuses on creating an environment allowing individuals to feel comfortable regardless of the issue being discussed. I aim to be a person you can trust and confide in. Together, we will work towards creating and achieving goals that improve your quality of life.
Healthy Relationships; Partnerships, Divorce, Parent/Child, etc.
Hello! I’m Kyle, a Registered Psychotherapist. I feel that with the right connection and support, anyone can make lasting changes to issues that hold them back. For the past 13 years, I have been working on specialties and have successfully helped individuals improve their lives. My style of therapy focuses on creating an environment allowing individuals to feel comfortable regardless of the issue being discussed. I aim to be a person you can trust and confide in. Together, we will work towards creating and achieving goals that improve your quality of life.
(289) 769-8772 View (289) 769-8772
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Graham Stuart Summerhayes
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Everyone strives for a sense of fulfillment and meaning in their life. All too often we get lost along the way. The grind of daily living often leads us to become estranged from our loved ones and we can lose touch with our authentic selves. We can do better. We can have integrity in our relationships and be true to ourselves. We can achieve a sense of purpose in our lives while feeling content and worthy. Toward these ends, help is available.
Everyone strives for a sense of fulfillment and meaning in their life. All too often we get lost along the way. The grind of daily living often leads us to become estranged from our loved ones and we can lose touch with our authentic selves. We can do better. We can have integrity in our relationships and be true to ourselves. We can achieve a sense of purpose in our lives while feeling content and worthy. Toward these ends, help is available.
(905) 642-2694 View (905) 642-2694
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Sheryl Shearing Johns
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, RRP
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S  (Online Only)
You may be struggling with a lot of change and transition and/or STRESS in your life. You are not clear about what to do next. You may be feeling sad, anxious or angry or you are finding that your relationship(s) with your partner, family, friends or co-workers aren't as fulfilling as you would like. You may have experienced a recent loss or trauma and just need someone who will listen with compassion and caring. Or, you may be ready to work through issues from the past that continue to trouble you today.
You may be struggling with a lot of change and transition and/or STRESS in your life. You are not clear about what to do next. You may be feeling sad, anxious or angry or you are finding that your relationship(s) with your partner, family, friends or co-workers aren't as fulfilling as you would like. You may have experienced a recent loss or trauma and just need someone who will listen with compassion and caring. Or, you may be ready to work through issues from the past that continue to trouble you today.
(289) 768-9025 View (289) 768-9025
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Olivia Fabiani
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Living through a worldwide pandemic has put a significant strain on many individual's health and wellbeing. As a collective, we have experienced an overwhelming sense of loss and burnout. You may find that it has impacted you as an individual, your family system or your relationships as a whole. I utilize a client-centered approach and work collaboratively with you to identify areas in your life that you wish to improve. Using the principles of trauma informed care including empowerment, choice, trust, safety and collaboration, we will work together to achieve your goals.
Living through a worldwide pandemic has put a significant strain on many individual's health and wellbeing. As a collective, we have experienced an overwhelming sense of loss and burnout. You may find that it has impacted you as an individual, your family system or your relationships as a whole. I utilize a client-centered approach and work collaboratively with you to identify areas in your life that you wish to improve. Using the principles of trauma informed care including empowerment, choice, trust, safety and collaboration, we will work together to achieve your goals.
(289) 276-1914 View (289) 276-1914
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S  (Online Only)
If you're feeling disconnected, distracted, and detached from your life, it may be time to look at why. Why can't I connect, why am I not able to just "get over" my past, or why does it all feel so meaningless? Maybe there are other questions, like “what am I doing with my life” or “who do I want to be?”. It’s okay to take time that's just for you, to look at your life and see both the big picture and explore the often overlooked details. With the right support, you can feel more present, connected, and in control of your life.
If you're feeling disconnected, distracted, and detached from your life, it may be time to look at why. Why can't I connect, why am I not able to just "get over" my past, or why does it all feel so meaningless? Maybe there are other questions, like “what am I doing with my life” or “who do I want to be?”. It’s okay to take time that's just for you, to look at your life and see both the big picture and explore the often overlooked details. With the right support, you can feel more present, connected, and in control of your life.
(249) 488-1297 View (249) 488-1297
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Carolyn Agnew-Hall
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
I believe that anyone can benefit from counselling. We all have our struggles and sometimes talking with someone in a safe, supportive and confidential environment can help to see things differently, develop new skills to put toward problems, and create new meaning about your own personal story. The most important factor in the therapeutic relationship, as in any relationship, is feeling safe and understood. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and open space in which to deepen your self-awareness and reach your goals.
I believe that anyone can benefit from counselling. We all have our struggles and sometimes talking with someone in a safe, supportive and confidential environment can help to see things differently, develop new skills to put toward problems, and create new meaning about your own personal story. The most important factor in the therapeutic relationship, as in any relationship, is feeling safe and understood. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and open space in which to deepen your self-awareness and reach your goals.
(289) 207-5284 View (289) 207-5284
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Mindy Bilotta @ Ready To Rise Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
People see you as the one who has it all together, but deep down you feel like something is missing, you have feelings of shame and thoughts like "I'm not good enough". You're tired, over-worked, overwhelmed and anxious much of the time. Putting up this facade is taking a toll on your emotional health. Constantly striving to do it all is exhausting and not fulfilling for you.
People see you as the one who has it all together, but deep down you feel like something is missing, you have feelings of shame and thoughts like "I'm not good enough". You're tired, over-worked, overwhelmed and anxious much of the time. Putting up this facade is taking a toll on your emotional health. Constantly striving to do it all is exhausting and not fulfilling for you.
(289) 806-2196 View (289) 806-2196
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Sonya Mandus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
I am dedicated to helping individuals become the best version of themselves. With expertise in various therapeutic modalities, I offer compassionate support and guidance to those seeking personal growth and empowerment. Through a personalized approach, I creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe in the power of therapy to facilitate positive change and am committed to helping her clients unlock their full potential.
I am dedicated to helping individuals become the best version of themselves. With expertise in various therapeutic modalities, I offer compassionate support and guidance to those seeking personal growth and empowerment. Through a personalized approach, I creates a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe in the power of therapy to facilitate positive change and am committed to helping her clients unlock their full potential.
(289) 277-6902 View (289) 277-6902
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Deseree Jensen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S  (Online Only)
Even good people make mistakes sometimes. If you're struggling with the choices you’ve made in life, let’s talk. Whether you have regrets about past relationships, how you’ve reacted out of anger, or if you’re grieving the loss of someone whom you never got to say a final goodbye to, there are ways to process this. I work with people who are feeling shame, holding secrets, or who may have felt forced into a corner, and are feeling the repercussions of those moments. I’m here to support you in moving forward, in making the changes that you recognize need to be made, and in learning to forgive yourself for being human.
Even good people make mistakes sometimes. If you're struggling with the choices you’ve made in life, let’s talk. Whether you have regrets about past relationships, how you’ve reacted out of anger, or if you’re grieving the loss of someone whom you never got to say a final goodbye to, there are ways to process this. I work with people who are feeling shame, holding secrets, or who may have felt forced into a corner, and are feeling the repercussions of those moments. I’m here to support you in moving forward, in making the changes that you recognize need to be made, and in learning to forgive yourself for being human.
(365) 363-1379 View (365) 363-1379
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Kristin Denault
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Kristin. Whether you're struggling with stress, anxiety, relationship issues or looking for a safe space to explore your emotions and personal growth, I'm here to provide support.
Hi there, I'm Kristin. Whether you're struggling with stress, anxiety, relationship issues or looking for a safe space to explore your emotions and personal growth, I'm here to provide support.
(249) 509-0283 View (249) 509-0283
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Cassandra Gordon
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Do you suffer from intense emotions that you can’t seem to get under control? Maybe it feels like constantly being bombarded with intrusive thoughts or images that you just can’t get out of your head. Maybe you feel like no one really knows you or that you’ve never fully belonged. Maybe you work so hard every day to portray like everything is together but in the back of your mind there an insidious worry that things might just fall apart at any moment. Wherever you are at right now, I will meet you there and work with you to create a treatment plan that allows you to meet your own goals.
Do you suffer from intense emotions that you can’t seem to get under control? Maybe it feels like constantly being bombarded with intrusive thoughts or images that you just can’t get out of your head. Maybe you feel like no one really knows you or that you’ve never fully belonged. Maybe you work so hard every day to portray like everything is together but in the back of your mind there an insidious worry that things might just fall apart at any moment. Wherever you are at right now, I will meet you there and work with you to create a treatment plan that allows you to meet your own goals.
(289) 273-7925 View (289) 273-7925
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Dianna Ilk
Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, MA
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Accepting New Clients. When you find yourself going through a life transition, feeling anxious or depressed, or grieving a loss, you might feel confused and overwhelmed. Often our thoughts and feelings get tangled with expectations leaving us unsure about how to move forward in our lives. Together we will explore what is working for you and what parts of your self are being challenged. By developing greater self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance, you will begin to discover new ways to grow and strengthen as a person. When you know yourself better you can begin to intercept unhealthy patterns of living as they emerge.
Accepting New Clients. When you find yourself going through a life transition, feeling anxious or depressed, or grieving a loss, you might feel confused and overwhelmed. Often our thoughts and feelings get tangled with expectations leaving us unsure about how to move forward in our lives. Together we will explore what is working for you and what parts of your self are being challenged. By developing greater self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance, you will begin to discover new ways to grow and strengthen as a person. When you know yourself better you can begin to intercept unhealthy patterns of living as they emerge.
(343) 307-5663 View (343) 307-5663
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Abma Counselling Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
You're seeking change but feel stuck. Whether it's the weight of trauma, the tangle of relationships, or the grip of anxiety, you're looking for a Niagara-based therapist who truly gets you and can guide you towards the life you've always wanted.
You're seeking change but feel stuck. Whether it's the weight of trauma, the tangle of relationships, or the grip of anxiety, you're looking for a Niagara-based therapist who truly gets you and can guide you towards the life you've always wanted.
(905) 321-0550 View (905) 321-0550

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Photo of Reset Psychotherapy Lynne Brown, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist
Reset Psychotherapy Lynne Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fonthill, ON L0S
Loss of loved ones, separation, divorce, and aging are among life's changes that leave us feeling vulnerable and scared.
If you feel lost, stuck, or like your world is crumbling around you, you are not alone. Most people experience this when facing significant life changes. An aching feeling and a deep sadness accompany lost hopes and dreams. Times like this call into question, "Who am I?" Your identity feels like it has been swallowed up by the days and years spent tending to life's demands. This makes trying to figure out your next steps both overwhelming and terrifying. You want to feel on solid ground again and for your life to have purpose, meaning, and genuine connections to others.
Loss of loved ones, separation, divorce, and aging are among life's changes that leave us feeling vulnerable and scared.
If you feel lost, stuck, or like your world is crumbling around you, you are not alone. Most people experience this when facing significant life changes. An aching feeling and a deep sadness accompany lost hopes and dreams. Times like this call into question, "Who am I?" Your identity feels like it has been swallowed up by the days and years spent tending to life's demands. This makes trying to figure out your next steps both overwhelming and terrifying. You want to feel on solid ground again and for your life to have purpose, meaning, and genuine connections to others.
(437) 747-4869 View (437) 747-4869
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Barbara Hotson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Having gone through a divorce herself, Barbara is aware of the experiences, worries and issues that families encounter when parent’s separate.
There are times in all of our lives when we encounter struggles, change and challenges that require extra support. Working from a cognitive behavioural approach Barbara offers counselling services to help individuals, couples and families through stressful experiences. She has experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, school/work issues and relationship struggles. She has specific training related to personality disorders and psychosis.
Having gone through a divorce herself, Barbara is aware of the experiences, worries and issues that families encounter when parent’s separate.
There are times in all of our lives when we encounter struggles, change and challenges that require extra support. Working from a cognitive behavioural approach Barbara offers counselling services to help individuals, couples and families through stressful experiences. She has experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, school/work issues and relationship struggles. She has specific training related to personality disorders and psychosis.
(289) 724-3555 View (289) 724-3555
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Gillian Sheldrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
Is your goal to reduce conflict within your family and live in harmony? Or reduce conflict during your separation and divorce? Would you like to receive support for you or your children? I specialize in helping family members of all ages during all phases of their lives. I am passionate about working with families who are in conflict and strive to help families come up with positive and workable solutions that aim to reduce the conflict within the family unit.
Is your goal to reduce conflict within your family and live in harmony? Or reduce conflict during your separation and divorce? Would you like to receive support for you or your children? I specialize in helping family members of all ages during all phases of their lives. I am passionate about working with families who are in conflict and strive to help families come up with positive and workable solutions that aim to reduce the conflict within the family unit.
(289) 302-7467 View (289) 302-7467
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Kimberly Chapman -Counselling And Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R
Additional certifications in the areas of trauma, separation and divorce and education.
I think of each person’s life as a story and each chapter of each story is unique. Like every great story, our lives are filled with people, experiences, emotions, and perspectives. Some chapters of our stories are more difficult than others and there are times when transitioning from one chapter to the next can be challenging. As a clinician, I am committed to partnering with clients to examine what their story has been, what it has meant for them and what they want the next chapter to be. Over the last 25 years, it has been an honour to help people become the authors of their own lives.
Additional certifications in the areas of trauma, separation and divorce and education.
I think of each person’s life as a story and each chapter of each story is unique. Like every great story, our lives are filled with people, experiences, emotions, and perspectives. Some chapters of our stories are more difficult than others and there are times when transitioning from one chapter to the next can be challenging. As a clinician, I am committed to partnering with clients to examine what their story has been, what it has meant for them and what they want the next chapter to be. Over the last 25 years, it has been an honour to help people become the authors of their own lives.
(289) 312-2750 View (289) 312-2750
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Family Kinnections
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BCW, CYW, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C
Is your child's behaviour driving you crazy? Is your child or teen suffering from Depression, anxiety, or other problems? Do you want your child or teen to feel healthy, happy, and get along with you? I specialize in the treatment of child, youth and family mental health concerns, including: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, self-harm, OCD, anger, Autism/aspergers, separation/divorce, and behaviour problems (defiance, aggression, hostility). I have over 15 years of experience in child and youth mental health, including work in community counselling centers, hospital psychiatric treatment, and residential treatment centers.
Is your child's behaviour driving you crazy? Is your child or teen suffering from Depression, anxiety, or other problems? Do you want your child or teen to feel healthy, happy, and get along with you? I specialize in the treatment of child, youth and family mental health concerns, including: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, self-harm, OCD, anger, Autism/aspergers, separation/divorce, and behaviour problems (defiance, aggression, hostility). I have over 15 years of experience in child and youth mental health, including work in community counselling centers, hospital psychiatric treatment, and residential treatment centers.
(289) 302-6907 x2 View (289) 302-6907 x2
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Leah Hageman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vineland, ON L0R
Do you want to find more enjoyment in life? Do you want to find the freedom to be your authentic self? Are you struggling to overcome painful events in life? With over 18 years of experience working in social services, I have helped a variety of different people work towards and accomplish their goals. I have a passion for helping people overcome painful and traumatic life events such as divorce, trauma, abuse or toxic relationships.
Do you want to find more enjoyment in life? Do you want to find the freedom to be your authentic self? Are you struggling to overcome painful events in life? With over 18 years of experience working in social services, I have helped a variety of different people work towards and accomplish their goals. I have a passion for helping people overcome painful and traumatic life events such as divorce, trauma, abuse or toxic relationships.
(365) 305-0372 View (365) 305-0372
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Sarah Hyndman
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3C  (Online Only)
Twin Pines Psychotherapy specializes in counselling for individuals and families in transition, blended/step-families, and parents. Whether losses, moves, separation/divorce, blending a family, or new mental health or developmental diagnoses – it’s during these times that we can feel most lonely and lost. Life’s journey is rarely a straight path, and we often find ourselves in places we never imagined. Grief and hardship are part of life, and many of us are without a ‘village’ and the support we need to weather these storms and changes.
Twin Pines Psychotherapy specializes in counselling for individuals and families in transition, blended/step-families, and parents. Whether losses, moves, separation/divorce, blending a family, or new mental health or developmental diagnoses – it’s during these times that we can feel most lonely and lost. Life’s journey is rarely a straight path, and we often find ourselves in places we never imagined. Grief and hardship are part of life, and many of us are without a ‘village’ and the support we need to weather these storms and changes.
(289) 212-7585 View (289) 212-7585
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The Family Enhancement Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Catharines, ON L2W
The Family Enhancement Centre is a full service counselling centre. We work with children, youth, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, marital issues, school issues, grief / loss, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, separation / divorce, blended families, victims of crime, etc.. With multiple registered therapists we personally match your needs with our therapist's skill set, approach and style and we guarantee a good therapeutic match or we will transfer you to another one of our therapists until it is.
The Family Enhancement Centre is a full service counselling centre. We work with children, youth, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, marital issues, school issues, grief / loss, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, suicidality, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, separation / divorce, blended families, victims of crime, etc.. With multiple registered therapists we personally match your needs with our therapist's skill set, approach and style and we guarantee a good therapeutic match or we will transfer you to another one of our therapists until it is.
(365) 800-6263 View (365) 800-6263
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Tracey Marshall
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welland, ON L3B
Do you feel about to explode or you don't know where to start to make things better? I help individuals and families navigate difficult situations and mental health challenges including loss, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, divorce, trauma, and self-harm. My 20+ years experience working in mental health services including private practice, residential care, day treatment, family outreach, youth justice, and crisis services have provided me the tools and understanding to help you, starting from where you are right now.
Do you feel about to explode or you don't know where to start to make things better? I help individuals and families navigate difficult situations and mental health challenges including loss, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, divorce, trauma, and self-harm. My 20+ years experience working in mental health services including private practice, residential care, day treatment, family outreach, youth justice, and crisis services have provided me the tools and understanding to help you, starting from where you are right now.
(365) 645-6170 View (365) 645-6170
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Sue Lymburner Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thorold, ON L2V
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings. I work with clients who are healing from unresolved trauma due to early and recent physical, emotional and sexual abuse, clients struggling with addiction, heartbreak, depression, divorce, stress, a sense of emptiness, anger, anxiety, low self esteem and other challenges. We will work together to address the core issues, developing a sense of empowerment, awareness of choices and new experiences of freedom
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings. I work with clients who are healing from unresolved trauma due to early and recent physical, emotional and sexual abuse, clients struggling with addiction, heartbreak, depression, divorce, stress, a sense of emptiness, anger, anxiety, low self esteem and other challenges. We will work together to address the core issues, developing a sense of empowerment, awareness of choices and new experiences of freedom
(289) 204-0857 View (289) 204-0857
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Playful Solutions
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CPT-R, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2T
Liz Christie is registered and dedicated to offering EMDR and Play Therapy to her community. Liz is also an EMDRIA approved Consultant in Training. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety/OCD, depression, relational attachment concerns/RAD, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, emotional/social behaviour struggles, and self-esteem. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour and Liz can help.
Liz Christie is registered and dedicated to offering EMDR and Play Therapy to her community. Liz is also an EMDRIA approved Consultant in Training. Liz provides a safe and warm therapeutic environment to guide parents and their children through issues such as anxiety/OCD, depression, relational attachment concerns/RAD, trauma related to grief, divorce, physical or sexual abuse, emotional/social behaviour struggles, and self-esteem. Children and teens who struggle to cope with confusing feelings can show signs of emotion dysregulation through their behaviour and Liz can help.
(905) 992-9283 View (905) 992-9283
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Magnolia Counselling Centre Niagara
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Catharines, ON L2R  (Online Only)
Theresa McAdam is Registered Social Worker within Ontario with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals dealing with trauma and mental health. Theresa specializes in the areas of trauma; domestic violence (for men & women); family abuse; anger; depression; anxiety; grief; health challenges; and life transitions. Theresa works with couples and with people experiencing divorce and separation. Theresa also works with first responders and return to work programs. Theresa works alongside her clients to provide education, therapeutic support, and empowerment as they work through their emotional challenges.
Theresa McAdam is Registered Social Worker within Ontario with almost 20 years of experience working with individuals dealing with trauma and mental health. Theresa specializes in the areas of trauma; domestic violence (for men & women); family abuse; anger; depression; anxiety; grief; health challenges; and life transitions. Theresa works with couples and with people experiencing divorce and separation. Theresa also works with first responders and return to work programs. Theresa works alongside her clients to provide education, therapeutic support, and empowerment as they work through their emotional challenges.
(289) 272-9478 View (289) 272-9478

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Divorce Counsellors

How does therapy for people affected by a divorce work?

Individuals may feel a number of emotions following a divorce, such as shock, guilt, grief, anger, and fear. Therapists offer a non-judgmental space for individuals to talk about what they’ve experienced and process their emotions. Therapists will help clients develop coping strategies. They can also help a client rebuild their sense of self and self-worth and talk about what a happier future might look like.

What’s the most common type of therapy following a divorce?

There are several types of therapy that may be useful for divorce, including cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused brief, and mindfulness-based therapies. Many therapy types are talk-therapy based, which is typically the most popular option for individuals dealing with divorce. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a widely-used talk therapy, however, there’s no specific therapy type that’s designed to help people with divorce, and different types will work depending on the person.

When should an individual seek help due to a divorce?

When the feelings of a divorced individual, or an individual going through the process of divorce, begin to disrupt healthy daily functioning, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not performing at work due to problems with anxiety or motivation, if they’re no longer seeing friends due to feelings of shame, or if they’re not properly taking care of themselves as a result of depression, speaking to a professional could help.

How do you encourage someone to go to therapy due to a divorce?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the individual while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Sharing how the individual appears to be suffering, and what effects it has on them or on their children, should be done with compassion and empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.