Attachment-based Therapists in Oakville, ON

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Barbara Lesniak
Psychological Associate, MA, C, Psych, Assoc
Verified
Verified
I offer various therapeutic modalities: DBT, IFS, Trauma Informed, Somatic Experiencing, Attachment-based Therapy, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion based approaches.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, unresolved trauma or relationship issues with your partner, parent or yourself? Perhaps you hard on yoursef, critical or "empty". I am passionate about assisting you in restoring the sense of personal power, facilitate growth and/or healing important relationships. Together we will explore the sources of your present or ongoing struggle and co-create a more effective blueprint on how to regain control over your difficulty. The better we understand our inner emotional life, the easier it is to change destructive and self-sabotaging behaviour patterns and repetitions.
(647) 493-3517
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Caroline Legault
Registered Social Worker , MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I use an integrated practice (from IFS, Narrative, Play/Art-based, EFFT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, CBT, DBT) grounded in an attachment-based framework.
Growing up is not always easy and it can often feel overwhelming. One of the hardest parts of being a parent is seeing your child struggle. I can help you sail through the storm. I am a bilingual Registered Social Worker experienced in working with children, adolescents and families. Whether it is a problem with anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, parenting challenges, traumatic life events, issues with family transitions, adjustment to school, or peer relationships, you don't have to do it alone.
(647) 492-9621
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Oakville, ON L6K
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MamaCare Health
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
Verified
All of our therapists are specially trained in perinatal mental health (from preconception to pregnancy to postpartum), as well as in various evidence-based parenting approaches (both attachment-based , developmental and behavioural).
Welcome to MamaCare! We offer the maternal support and care that you need to thrive throughout your parenting journey; from pre-conception to pregnancy to every stage of your child's development. We offer care for your mental health as well as gentle non-judgmental parenting support. Your mental health and your children's are so interconnected that we offer support for both in a combined, supportive way. Because being a parent is hard and you do not need to do it alone. We provide compassionate, evidence-based care to help you to feel better fast so that you can feel more present with your little ones and even enjoy the journey.
(647) 371-1709
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Zhivka Stefanova
Registered Social Worker, BA Psyc, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling in your relationships with others? Relationships are complex and could be complicated. Yet, as human beings, we need others, and when there are challenges in our relationships we suffer and struggle. We all need to be loved and cared for, yet we often push away the very people we want to be close to. Rejection or the fear of it, could be so painful and makes us withdraw, isolate or hurt back. As a result, we may feel inadequate, unlovable, unworthy, and hopeless. Deep down, we want to feel connected with the important people in our lives; we want to feel good about ourselves, and at peace.
(647) 496-0382
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Oakville, ON L6L
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Katherine Collins
RSSW, BASc, CYC
Verified
Verified
My philosophy and value statement is healthy minds, happy homes. I strive to offer holistic, attachment - based, person-centred counselling utilizing modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution- Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Play Therapy, among others. I am passionate about promoting wellness by offering therapeutic, individualistic support through emphasizing client strengths and identifying root issues.
(289) 278-9394
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Megan Hughes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MEd, RP
Verified
Verified
I believe that we all hold the capacity to overcome and move through obstacles in our lives, and we don’t have to do it alone. You are the expert of your own story; I am here to support and guide you through the process. I am passionate about empowering individuals to heal, grow, build resiliency, and improve relationships with themselves and others. Seeing the amount of growth and healing that comes from therapy has continually inspired my passion in this field.
(289) 216-4902
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Charo Villa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm passionate about working with people who are willing to create movement and change in their lives; change that will promote a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. I believe that we are all able to improve our relationships - both with ourselves and with others. By successfully working towards reaching our goals and by trusting ourselves, we learn to listen to our inner guidance. Whether you are facing anxiety, stress, challenging relationships, sexuality issues, trauma, grief & loss, addiction, anger, shame, a difficult life transition or crisis, depression, or simply want guidance to improve an area of your life.
(855) 729-3757
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Chloe Kitcheman-Choi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I am passionate about therapy as I have witnessed the freedom, growth, and empowerment it can provide. I believe having a compassionate witness to our lives is inherently healing and it is an honour to be a part of this process. Our work together can help you to make sense of recurring feelings, behaviours, and experiences, and establish new ways of relating to self and others with an increased sense of connection. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I hold an MA in Counselling and Spirituality with a specialization in couples therapy, as well as a BA in Psychology.
(647) 699-2357
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Laura Emmerson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
At Navigate Counselling, our licensed therapists stand as an ally in helping you deepen your understanding of yourself, resolve patterns that no longer serve you, and promote balance in your life. We believe that healing can occur when people feel safe, seen and heard which can be achieved in a secure relationship such as one with a therapist.
(289) 207-5474
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Gillian Marit
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The pain of loss can be overwhelming and feeling alone in your grief only makes it harder. I am here to listen and stand with you. Life is full of loss, whether it’s a death, the end of a relationship, a traumatic event, hopes and dreams lost, grief is all around. We experience anger and disbelief, guilt, and sadness. Our bodies pay the price as we struggle through our days. We look for support around us, but are sometimes let down by the response we get. I lived this reality while struggling through my own grief. You may have found yourself here because you dream of feeling better one day, but you fear it’s not possible.
(289) 670-0826
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Paula Servin
Registered Social Worker, MSc, MSW, RSW, CTIC
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, sad or disconnected? Are you struggling with relationships, past difficulties or trauma, or with coping with something new? With individuals and couples, I offer support when it becomes too difficult to manage alone. Take this opportunity to explore/share emotions, heal traumas, find compassion for yourself and others, as well as develop new coping strategies. For couples, I will guide you in heartfelt conversations to build and reconnect. Discover how you can experience a life and relationships based on your own strengths, choices and values.
(844) 402-2492
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Jennifer Ellison
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
***Currently not accepting new clients.*** Are you struggling with feeling sad, alone, anxious, or stuck in your life or relationship? Do you find yourself uncertain of your path forward in your relationship, including how to make it better or whether to stay or go? Has nothing seemed to help enough or at all? I’m glad you’re here. It takes courage to reach out for help, especially when you’re feeling stuck. I can help you feel heard, get clear on your goals and path, and reach the relief and meaningful change you’re looking for. The confusion can lift and you can breathe again. You don’t have to go it alone anymore.
(416) 931-0690
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Your Road Forward
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You are facing a season of grief and loss due to death of a loved one, divorce & separation, or other change & life transition. This may be one of the most difficult times of your life. You may feel stuck, the sadness is heavy, and no matter what you do it is not lifting. Some days you manage but others are more difficult to cope. Those around you are expressing concern for you but seem to lack understanding about what you are going through and what you need. You long to feel like your old self again. You wish you had a safe and supportive person to talk to. Your Road Forward is here to help.
(289) 206-3320
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Breakthrough Counseling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
You’re feeling anxious, unhappy and stuck, but unsure what to do. Everyone thinks you have it all, but underneath the facade you know that something is not right. You see others who seem to be coping well during this time, but you don’t think this is possible for you. You want to stop the negative self defeating thoughts that keep you so anxious but can’t. Deep down you know you could have greater satisfaction in your relationships, be healthier and enjoy your job, but you don’t have the tools required to make lasting change. You long to be a better parent to your children but can’t seem to communicate effectively with them.
(365) 652-3163
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Oakville, ON L6K
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Natasha Huff
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified
Verified
I offer individual, couple and family therapy for a wide range of issues including; divorce/separation, trauma, grief, co-parenting, substance abuse, school refusal, family conflict, eating disorders and mental health (specifically, anxiety and depression). I have assisted many couples and families in improving their relationships with one another, providing them with the ability to communicate, respect and understand each other better using Collaborative Problem Solving and Emotion-focussed therapy.
(647) 696-7276
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Christine Lee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe we all have strength to change within ourselves to get through tough times in life. Sometimes we can do it on our own. Other times we need a helping hand. My aim is to assist you in finding that strength within you to make positive changes during challenging times.
(647) 360-8352
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Brooke Hill
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP(Qua)
Verified
Verified
I am highly experienced in providing individualized care for a variety of mental issues and illnesse. An ideal client would be someone who is willing to put in the work to take a step towards change. Yet, you may not be ready for change, either way therapy is a safe form to find out. I want to help clients achieve their mental health goals through empowerment, awareness, acceptance and healing, with the use scientifically-based techniques that have been proven to be highly effective. You'll acquire the necessary tools to achieve a mind-body-soul approach to health.
(289) 210-6205
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Samia Malik-Noor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychotherapist providing psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals, by telephone . I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, addictions and trauma. I also assist people in their understanding of how these and other such difficulties can affect their relationships with themselves (low self esteem), and with others (families, friends and colleagues) and vice versa. This understanding opens up the avenues for change that you may be looking for. I believe that we all have a natural striving for health, but often lose connection with it due to life's vicissitudes.
(855) 969-4567
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Oakville, ON L6J
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Shauna Lynn Switzer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MCP, RP, C Hyp
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
At times, many of us contend with emotions and suffering that are overwhelmingly painful, disheartening and difficult to bear, often as a result of unique stressors and events. I work with adults, adolescents, families and step-families using Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, interpersonal psychotherapy, and DBT/CBT within neuroscience and attachment frameworks. I encouraged clients to access inner strengths and free their capacity for growth. Whether you or a family member experience depression, anxiety, marital distress or difficulties with peers, you deserve support in a confidential, accepting, safe and caring environment.
(905) 920-7063
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Oakville, ON L6H
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Lola Edwards
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCC, MA, BSc
Verified
Verified
Do your loved ones say they don’t know who you are anymore? Are you struggling to get through each day? Would you like to manage your emotions better? You don’t have to go through these struggles alone. Over the years, I have worked with parents, children and individuals, and am well equipped to guide you through various forms of emotional distress including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and relationship difficulties. In sessions with me, I will help you delve into the root cause(s) of what has been holding you back – unhelpful thinking patterns, negative perceptions, emotional wounds, and past hurts.
(548) 489-0095
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Oakville, ON L6M
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.