Family Therapy in Toronto, ON

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Cara Tedstone
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6C  (Online Only)
We're the perfect fit if you're a parent looking for support in fostering closeness and connection with your children, a young person looking for a therapist who literally just gets it, or a young adult struggling with life transitions, emotional dysregulation, neurodiversity, or family stuff.
Do you feel different? Like everyone else is just somehow dealing with it all? Maybe the "norm" isn't working for you or your kids. Guess what? I feel this too. Let's figure it out together.
We're the perfect fit if you're a parent looking for support in fostering closeness and connection with your children, a young person looking for a therapist who literally just gets it, or a young adult struggling with life transitions, emotional dysregulation, neurodiversity, or family stuff.
Do you feel different? Like everyone else is just somehow dealing with it all? Maybe the "norm" isn't working for you or your kids. Guess what? I feel this too. Let's figure it out together.
(647) 956-6835 View (647) 956-6835
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Rosalyn Totah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
(437) 747-5345 View (437) 747-5345
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Tania Iskiw
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DTATI
Verified
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am largely inspired by approaches like sensorimotor psychotherapy, polyvagal theory, EMDR, arts-based approaches, compassion focused therapy, and internal family systems.
I am deeply invested in anti-oppressive, trauma-informed care and creating safety around tough topics. I believe in the power of including the body when exploring our emotions and thoughts, and work with the understanding that what wanted to happen (but couldn't happen) can get stuck in the body. Holding space to experiment with and process this is a beautiful thing. I believe that the parts of ourselves we tend to push away are not only manageable but valuable and that exploring our responses to the world can strengthen an understanding of what we need so that we can release what’s no longer working for us and thrive.
I am largely inspired by approaches like sensorimotor psychotherapy, polyvagal theory, EMDR, arts-based approaches, compassion focused therapy, and internal family systems.
I am deeply invested in anti-oppressive, trauma-informed care and creating safety around tough topics. I believe in the power of including the body when exploring our emotions and thoughts, and work with the understanding that what wanted to happen (but couldn't happen) can get stuck in the body. Holding space to experiment with and process this is a beautiful thing. I believe that the parts of ourselves we tend to push away are not only manageable but valuable and that exploring our responses to the world can strengthen an understanding of what we need so that we can release what’s no longer working for us and thrive.
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Cristian Melchiorre
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, RP, FIPA
Toronto, ON M4P
As a psychoanalyst, I treat individuals with a variety of maladies: including generalized anxiety, phobias and panic attacks, addiction, depression, persistent grief, dissatisfaction and dissociation, conflicted feelings towards family and loved ones, relational disorders, inhibition, psychosomatic symptoms and obsessional and compulsive behaviours.
Most of us encounter obstacles in our private lives on our way to reaching our goals. While some of these impediments can be navigated through focus, hard work and perseverance, there are others whose stubborn insistence seems to worsen as we struggle to make progress. There are times in our lives when it is necessary to confront what lies beneath, and to explore the meanings of our suffering. I offer the safe and confidential setting of a psychoanalytic treatment to individuals seeking to address their personal issues. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about treatment.
As a psychoanalyst, I treat individuals with a variety of maladies: including generalized anxiety, phobias and panic attacks, addiction, depression, persistent grief, dissatisfaction and dissociation, conflicted feelings towards family and loved ones, relational disorders, inhibition, psychosomatic symptoms and obsessional and compulsive behaviours.
Most of us encounter obstacles in our private lives on our way to reaching our goals. While some of these impediments can be navigated through focus, hard work and perseverance, there are others whose stubborn insistence seems to worsen as we struggle to make progress. There are times in our lives when it is necessary to confront what lies beneath, and to explore the meanings of our suffering. I offer the safe and confidential setting of a psychoanalytic treatment to individuals seeking to address their personal issues. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about treatment.
(855) 463-3545 View (855) 463-3545
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Cassandra Wolfe
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
I know taking the first steps towards therapy can be hard and at times overwhelming. So the fact that you are reading this and considering therapy is huge. Are you struggling to set boundaries with your family? Are you ready to begin exploring and healing from your trauma? Are you looking to understand how your childhood or family dynamics has affected your ability to process emotions in your life? Reach out for a free 30-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
I know taking the first steps towards therapy can be hard and at times overwhelming. So the fact that you are reading this and considering therapy is huge. Are you struggling to set boundaries with your family? Are you ready to begin exploring and healing from your trauma? Are you looking to understand how your childhood or family dynamics has affected your ability to process emotions in your life? Reach out for a free 30-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
(437) 800-0542 View (437) 800-0542
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Candace Holtzman
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, DTATI, OATR, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M4P
I am passionate about helping people navigate their issues and concerns, to find healthier coping strategies and a greater quality of life. My approach is gentle, non-judgemental, supportive and empowering. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family therapy sessions. Depending on the needs and goals of each client, I offer talk therapy, art therapy, and writing as ways to communicate and express oneself in the session. I provide a safe space to discuss and work through issues that may be difficult or challenging, and requires someone who can be objective, compassionate and understanding.
I am passionate about helping people navigate their issues and concerns, to find healthier coping strategies and a greater quality of life. My approach is gentle, non-judgemental, supportive and empowering. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family therapy sessions. Depending on the needs and goals of each client, I offer talk therapy, art therapy, and writing as ways to communicate and express oneself in the session. I provide a safe space to discuss and work through issues that may be difficult or challenging, and requires someone who can be objective, compassionate and understanding.
(844) 332-2294 View (844) 332-2294
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Lisa Quigley
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4Y
I specialize in supporting caregivers and youth with anxiety, behaviour challenges, emotion dysregulation, and other mental health challenges. I have extensive experience working with autistic, ADHD, 2e children and am neurodiversity affirming. I strive to see each child for who they are, honouring their unique strengths and interests as I support them in addressing areas of emotional and behavioural functioning that impact opportunities for fulfillment. Drawing from a variety of approaches, including CBT, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems and play therapy, I work with children and parents in a collaborative, lighthearted manner.
I specialize in supporting caregivers and youth with anxiety, behaviour challenges, emotion dysregulation, and other mental health challenges. I have extensive experience working with autistic, ADHD, 2e children and am neurodiversity affirming. I strive to see each child for who they are, honouring their unique strengths and interests as I support them in addressing areas of emotional and behavioural functioning that impact opportunities for fulfillment. Drawing from a variety of approaches, including CBT, mindfulness, Internal Family Systems and play therapy, I work with children and parents in a collaborative, lighthearted manner.
(416) 435-0233 View (416) 435-0233
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Susan Leopold Studios
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MPS, RPsych, ATR-BC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
My extensive clinical experience includes Hincks Dellcrest, York University, Catholic Family Services.
Do you wish things were different? I work with diverse clients facing life's transitions and challenges. My theoretical framework is relational, using both talk therapy and/or creative/expressive arts modalities. Following your lead, I listen/witness and attune carefully in order to attend to your specific need. We start with where you are most comfortable, which means that talking, imagery, dreamwork and silence are all welcome. Although I work flexibly between short term talk therapy (psychodynamic psychotherapy) and expressive/creative arts, we safely build our relationship, while co-creating in our therapeutic studio space.
My extensive clinical experience includes Hincks Dellcrest, York University, Catholic Family Services.
Do you wish things were different? I work with diverse clients facing life's transitions and challenges. My theoretical framework is relational, using both talk therapy and/or creative/expressive arts modalities. Following your lead, I listen/witness and attune carefully in order to attend to your specific need. We start with where you are most comfortable, which means that talking, imagery, dreamwork and silence are all welcome. Although I work flexibly between short term talk therapy (psychodynamic psychotherapy) and expressive/creative arts, we safely build our relationship, while co-creating in our therapeutic studio space.
(647) 560-8599 View (647) 560-8599
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Elif Giray - Psychotherapy - Clinical Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
I incorporate elements of narrative, internal family systems, emotion focused, mindfulness, attachment, strengths/resiliency based, somatic, neuroscience based approaches.
Maybe you are looking to get some relief from anxiety, grief, depression, or to heal trauma. Or maybe you are looking to build confidence, strengthen relationships, or explore ways to communicate. I am here to support and provide a kind, compassionate space to explore, find clarity, steady footing and to grow and thrive. I believe that each individual already has the wisdom and knowledge needed for their own well-being and healing. My role as a therapist is to act as a guide along this journey and provide the tools to work with and help one get in touch with the inherently healing force within each individual.
I incorporate elements of narrative, internal family systems, emotion focused, mindfulness, attachment, strengths/resiliency based, somatic, neuroscience based approaches.
Maybe you are looking to get some relief from anxiety, grief, depression, or to heal trauma. Or maybe you are looking to build confidence, strengthen relationships, or explore ways to communicate. I am here to support and provide a kind, compassionate space to explore, find clarity, steady footing and to grow and thrive. I believe that each individual already has the wisdom and knowledge needed for their own well-being and healing. My role as a therapist is to act as a guide along this journey and provide the tools to work with and help one get in touch with the inherently healing force within each individual.
(647) 424-3291 View (647) 424-3291
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Alison Duyck
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
Prior to working in Private Practice, I worked for a decade in the field of children’s mental health as a family therapist.
I specialize in helping you establish meaningful and healthy relationships whether working with you as an individual, a couple or a family. I believe it is important for you to feel connected to the important people in your life: this brings joy, and it also resources you to weather life’s challenges. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, my focus will be on improving (each of) your ability to connect with your emotional experience so that your emotions can become the guide that they were intended to be- to provide a way forward. This is what I will help you do.
Prior to working in Private Practice, I worked for a decade in the field of children’s mental health as a family therapist.
I specialize in helping you establish meaningful and healthy relationships whether working with you as an individual, a couple or a family. I believe it is important for you to feel connected to the important people in your life: this brings joy, and it also resources you to weather life’s challenges. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, my focus will be on improving (each of) your ability to connect with your emotional experience so that your emotions can become the guide that they were intended to be- to provide a way forward. This is what I will help you do.
(647) 699-3295 View (647) 699-3295
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Sandra Godoy
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M9N  (Online Only)
I am also well-versed in various therapeutic modalities such as Narrative Therapy, CBT, Inner-Child Work, and Internal family systems.
Are you tired of feeling like you aren’t yourself? Do you feel disconnected and lost? Would you like clarity on who you are, what your goals are, and how to embark on your healing journey? I support young professionals break the cycle of disconnection, exhaustion, and loneliness while connecting to their authentic self. I specialize in supporting the BIPOC community, particularly individuals with histories of trauma, depression, and anxiety. My approach to therapy is strength-based, culturally inclusive, and trauma-focused. I believe in collaborative, transparent, anti-racist and anti-oppressive care.
I am also well-versed in various therapeutic modalities such as Narrative Therapy, CBT, Inner-Child Work, and Internal family systems.
Are you tired of feeling like you aren’t yourself? Do you feel disconnected and lost? Would you like clarity on who you are, what your goals are, and how to embark on your healing journey? I support young professionals break the cycle of disconnection, exhaustion, and loneliness while connecting to their authentic self. I specialize in supporting the BIPOC community, particularly individuals with histories of trauma, depression, and anxiety. My approach to therapy is strength-based, culturally inclusive, and trauma-focused. I believe in collaborative, transparent, anti-racist and anti-oppressive care.
(647) 493-2664 View (647) 493-2664
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Lisa Chae
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with expertise in working with children (6 to 10), preteens (11 to 13), youth (14 to 19), and individuals who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges. I support clients and their family members in managing challenging emotions and relationships more effectively. My work focuses on providing clients with the skills and tools they need to effectively manage their daily lives and make positive changes.
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with expertise in working with children (6 to 10), preteens (11 to 13), youth (14 to 19), and individuals who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges. I support clients and their family members in managing challenging emotions and relationships more effectively. My work focuses on providing clients with the skills and tools they need to effectively manage their daily lives and make positive changes.
(289) 216-5706 View (289) 216-5706
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Supportive Therapy - Dora Habashi
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
As a social work leader within the child welfare sector, Dora has worked with children, youth and adults experiencing trauma, family conflict, separation, mental health, addiction, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, adoption and issues of fertility.
As a Registered Social Worker with over a decade of practical experience working with children and families, Dora adopts an integrative and holistic approach to providing client-centered support to meet the unique needs of each client. Utilizing a strength based, narrative therapy approach to create a safe space for clients, Dora endeavours to empower individuals to make sense of their situation, identify healthy goals and experience therapy that is supportive, solution focused and change oriented.
As a social work leader within the child welfare sector, Dora has worked with children, youth and adults experiencing trauma, family conflict, separation, mental health, addiction, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, adoption and issues of fertility.
As a Registered Social Worker with over a decade of practical experience working with children and families, Dora adopts an integrative and holistic approach to providing client-centered support to meet the unique needs of each client. Utilizing a strength based, narrative therapy approach to create a safe space for clients, Dora endeavours to empower individuals to make sense of their situation, identify healthy goals and experience therapy that is supportive, solution focused and change oriented.
(437) 747-5749 View (437) 747-5749
Netannis (Tannis) Alexandra Arnett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6R
I see clients with a range of issues including attachment, family conflict, disconnect, trauma, anxiety, addiction and depression. I believe that everyone has a distinct way of expressing their past experiences and challenges in their daily lives, and that it is my job to help people to examine and understand themselves, and to find new ways of being. My approach is open and supportive, and I bring creativity, compassion and a sense of wonder to our work together.
I see clients with a range of issues including attachment, family conflict, disconnect, trauma, anxiety, addiction and depression. I believe that everyone has a distinct way of expressing their past experiences and challenges in their daily lives, and that it is my job to help people to examine and understand themselves, and to find new ways of being. My approach is open and supportive, and I bring creativity, compassion and a sense of wonder to our work together.
(647) 957-9244 View (647) 957-9244
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Noah Mugenyi
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, Speaker, Author
Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5H
Seeking individual, couples or family counselling? You are in the right place. If you are experiencing difficulty making a decision, feeling stuck and stressed, wanting to improve some aspects in your life or a relationship; I am here to help. You don't have to go through it on your own. Life challenges require both taking the first step & reaching out for the right support. Areas of focus: stress and anger, marital issues, anxiety & depression, ADHD, trauma/PTSD, family conflict, substance use/addictions, self-esteem & identity, grief, loss & life transitions. An internationally recognized educator/speaker on Mental health & workplace wellness, workplace stress & suicide prevention.
Seeking individual, couples or family counselling? You are in the right place. If you are experiencing difficulty making a decision, feeling stuck and stressed, wanting to improve some aspects in your life or a relationship; I am here to help. You don't have to go through it on your own. Life challenges require both taking the first step & reaching out for the right support. Areas of focus: stress and anger, marital issues, anxiety & depression, ADHD, trauma/PTSD, family conflict, substance use/addictions, self-esteem & identity, grief, loss & life transitions. An internationally recognized educator/speaker on Mental health & workplace wellness, workplace stress & suicide prevention.
(855) 725-3578 View (855) 725-3578
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Helen Hargreaves
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
I offer therapy for individuals (aged 7 to adult), family therapy and parent coaching.
Asking for help is an act of bravery. I feel privileged to work with people who are addressing these challenges. I have helped families and children struggling with anxiety and anger outbursts, as well as issues around identity and family communication. I have been practicing for over a decade and I find that clients report appreciate getting a fresh perspective on these challenges.
I offer therapy for individuals (aged 7 to adult), family therapy and parent coaching.
Asking for help is an act of bravery. I feel privileged to work with people who are addressing these challenges. I have helped families and children struggling with anxiety and anger outbursts, as well as issues around identity and family communication. I have been practicing for over a decade and I find that clients report appreciate getting a fresh perspective on these challenges.
(437) 747-6773 View (437) 747-6773
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Dharshana Jayapathy
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist , MSW, BSW, BA, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
I offer individual, family and couples therapy.
As a compassionate therapist using a client-centered approach, I create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space for youth, adults, seniors, caregivers, and students to develop the insights, skills, and experiences needed to overcome challenges and make positive changes that last. Using a trauma-informed lens, I work from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based framework; my treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches.
I offer individual, family and couples therapy.
As a compassionate therapist using a client-centered approach, I create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space for youth, adults, seniors, caregivers, and students to develop the insights, skills, and experiences needed to overcome challenges and make positive changes that last. Using a trauma-informed lens, I work from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and strengths-based framework; my treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches.
(437) 747-6135 View (437) 747-6135
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Paige Pawluk
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
I have education and experience in; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), ACT for Trauma, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Somatic-Based Interventions, Internal Family Systems, CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, & DBT Skills.
I support individuals experiencing challenges with relationship/attachment patterns, low self-esteem, anxiety, school/career stress, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and life transitions. My approach begins with building a therapeutic rapport to provide space for exploring, curiosity, and healing. I practice from a framework that recognizes your individual strengths, is informed by attachment, considers neuroscience research, and is cognizant of any past trauma/circumstances that brought you here. Collaboratively, we will use a combination of evidence-based strategies to manage your current concerns and foster hope and resilience.
I have education and experience in; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), ACT for Trauma, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Somatic-Based Interventions, Internal Family Systems, CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, & DBT Skills.
I support individuals experiencing challenges with relationship/attachment patterns, low self-esteem, anxiety, school/career stress, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and life transitions. My approach begins with building a therapeutic rapport to provide space for exploring, curiosity, and healing. I practice from a framework that recognizes your individual strengths, is informed by attachment, considers neuroscience research, and is cognizant of any past trauma/circumstances that brought you here. Collaboratively, we will use a combination of evidence-based strategies to manage your current concerns and foster hope and resilience.
(647) 696-6372 View (647) 696-6372
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Ping Chen, MSW, RSW, EMDR II
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDRII
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
I have a few specialized trainings including: EMDR for trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma-informed Practice, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
Currently accepting new clients. "Therapy really works!” This is my experience with therapy as well as many other people’s therapy experience with me. I believe that you can have a similar experience - an experience that you will feel understood and empowered. Part of the reasons that makes therapy work is because as a therapist, I am non-judgmental, emphatic, compassionate, and genuine. I am also trained in many different psychotherapy modalities that I will tailor our therapy sessions to your unique needs. I can use practical approaches as well as insight oriented approaches.
I have a few specialized trainings including: EMDR for trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy, Trauma-informed Practice, and Attachment-Based Family Therapy.
Currently accepting new clients. "Therapy really works!” This is my experience with therapy as well as many other people’s therapy experience with me. I believe that you can have a similar experience - an experience that you will feel understood and empowered. Part of the reasons that makes therapy work is because as a therapist, I am non-judgmental, emphatic, compassionate, and genuine. I am also trained in many different psychotherapy modalities that I will tailor our therapy sessions to your unique needs. I can use practical approaches as well as insight oriented approaches.
(647) 795-3732 View (647) 795-3732
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Kayla Mcgeorge
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
Waitlist for new clients
Depression, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions can feel like they will be hanging around forever. Relationships, family responsibilities and workplace concerns can feel unworkable. Traumatic memories can be intrusive and exhausting. With the right support, this does not have to be the case. In therapy, you will strengthen the self-compassion and emotional resilience you need in order to ride the waves of life. I work with individuals using a blend of approaches including EMDR, IFS, body-based interventions and mindfulness skills. I offer a safe, warm and non-judgmental space to accompany you through this process.
Depression, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions can feel like they will be hanging around forever. Relationships, family responsibilities and workplace concerns can feel unworkable. Traumatic memories can be intrusive and exhausting. With the right support, this does not have to be the case. In therapy, you will strengthen the self-compassion and emotional resilience you need in order to ride the waves of life. I work with individuals using a blend of approaches including EMDR, IFS, body-based interventions and mindfulness skills. I offer a safe, warm and non-judgmental space to accompany you through this process.
(647) 952-1809 View (647) 952-1809

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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.