Gottman Method Therapists in Waterdown, ON

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Krishna Vyas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B  (Online Only)
Having grown up between two cultures, I have blended the characteristics of Western and Eastern psychotherapy modalities and believe we can eliminate the stigma surrounding therapy by openly discussing mental health and educating ourselves. With keen insights and evidence-based practices, I wish to help individuals navigate challenges, cultivate emotional regulation, and foster healthier relationships by helping them recognize the intricate balance between thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
Having grown up between two cultures, I have blended the characteristics of Western and Eastern psychotherapy modalities and believe we can eliminate the stigma surrounding therapy by openly discussing mental health and educating ourselves. With keen insights and evidence-based practices, I wish to help individuals navigate challenges, cultivate emotional regulation, and foster healthier relationships by helping them recognize the intricate balance between thoughts, emotions, and feelings.
(289) 302-7579 View (289) 302-7579
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Nick Lauwers
Registered Social Worker, BSW , RSW, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
My practice has a comprehensive focus on mental heath, marriage couple and family therapy and family mediation. Having been trained in a hospital setting, I work effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and most mental health disorders. In addition, I have a comprehensive focus on marriage, couples and family therapy focusing on couples experiencing a high level of marital conflict, relationship breakdown or who want to improve the quality of their relationship. Restoring healthy relationships and supporting healthy family systems is one of my core passions! Do you feel you need this?
My practice has a comprehensive focus on mental heath, marriage couple and family therapy and family mediation. Having been trained in a hospital setting, I work effectively with depression, anxiety disorders, addictions and most mental health disorders. In addition, I have a comprehensive focus on marriage, couples and family therapy focusing on couples experiencing a high level of marital conflict, relationship breakdown or who want to improve the quality of their relationship. Restoring healthy relationships and supporting healthy family systems is one of my core passions! Do you feel you need this?
(289) 210-4704 View (289) 210-4704
Anna Worifah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterdown, ON L8B
I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse and have worked extensively with issues related to male childhood sexual abuse. I am a certified CBT, EFT, and SFT clinician with years of experience in the Employment Assistance program, helping employees and their families manage health related problems that may affect their performance. I regularly integrate DBT and Narrative therapy into my practice. Learning from my lived experiences, I am passionate about practising from an anti-oppressive and inclusion framework
I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I specialize in sexual abuse and have worked extensively with issues related to male childhood sexual abuse. I am a certified CBT, EFT, and SFT clinician with years of experience in the Employment Assistance program, helping employees and their families manage health related problems that may affect their performance. I regularly integrate DBT and Narrative therapy into my practice. Learning from my lived experiences, I am passionate about practising from an anti-oppressive and inclusion framework
(289) 301-8072 View (289) 301-8072
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Jojo Chooi-Harley
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
JoJo offers compassionate care for individuals, couples, and constellations who are confronted by overwhelming circumstances, experiences, thoughts, and feelings. She has experience in providing support and treatment for a variety of treatment concerns that are significantly impacting someone’s life.
JoJo offers compassionate care for individuals, couples, and constellations who are confronted by overwhelming circumstances, experiences, thoughts, and feelings. She has experience in providing support and treatment for a variety of treatment concerns that are significantly impacting someone’s life.
(289) 514-2401 View (289) 514-2401
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Cortney Pasternak Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, stress, burnout, marriage & relationship conflicts, intimacy, dating, divorce, narcissism, life & career transitions, (co)parenting, and PTSD. I realize there is rarely one issue, and it takes courage to ask for help. I offer a warm, sincere and supportive environment to share, reflect, and experience positive growth from the issues you bring to counselling. I work with individuals, couples and families - helping them better cope, become happier, and more resilient. I have over 20 years of experience helping people share their struggles - to feel heard and understood.
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, stress, burnout, marriage & relationship conflicts, intimacy, dating, divorce, narcissism, life & career transitions, (co)parenting, and PTSD. I realize there is rarely one issue, and it takes courage to ask for help. I offer a warm, sincere and supportive environment to share, reflect, and experience positive growth from the issues you bring to counselling. I work with individuals, couples and families - helping them better cope, become happier, and more resilient. I have over 20 years of experience helping people share their struggles - to feel heard and understood.
(647) 699-0493 View (647) 699-0493
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Katie Meagher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, disconnected from your partner, friends or loved ones? Navigating a big life transition and trying to struggling to figure out your new normal? Perhaps you're a new parent and all these feelings have been amplified, and you're lost in the demands of caring for your family. You may doubt your abilities and struggle to balance your needs with others. But you're ready to prioritize your well-being, build a support system, and thrive in your new role. You want to embrace life changes and transitions while nurturing your mental health. I'm here to help you get there.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, disconnected from your partner, friends or loved ones? Navigating a big life transition and trying to struggling to figure out your new normal? Perhaps you're a new parent and all these feelings have been amplified, and you're lost in the demands of caring for your family. You may doubt your abilities and struggle to balance your needs with others. But you're ready to prioritize your well-being, build a support system, and thrive in your new role. You want to embrace life changes and transitions while nurturing your mental health. I'm here to help you get there.
(289) 985-0681 View (289) 985-0681
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Stacey Fernandes
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L0R
Do you need help finding coping strategies for anxiety, depression, fatigue, trauma or stress to improve your wellness? I specialize in supporting first responders and the perinatal community. Are you interested in processing different life challenges and transitions? Do you need guidance exploring your identity, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, boundaries and communication strategies? You deserve peace, growth and healing. Are you ready to tap into your innate authenticity, increase self compassion, boost your self esteem and create inspiring meaningful changes?
Do you need help finding coping strategies for anxiety, depression, fatigue, trauma or stress to improve your wellness? I specialize in supporting first responders and the perinatal community. Are you interested in processing different life challenges and transitions? Do you need guidance exploring your identity, emotions, thoughts, behaviours, boundaries and communication strategies? You deserve peace, growth and healing. Are you ready to tap into your innate authenticity, increase self compassion, boost your self esteem and create inspiring meaningful changes?
(289) 206-0786 View (289) 206-0786
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Path To Empowerment
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
We have a team of passionate therapists here to help you. We will match you with the right therapist for you depending on your unique story and wants. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions (childhood to young adult, career, parenthood, separation etc), dealing with addiction/recovery, diagnosis, or loss/grief... life keeps us guessing. We are here to listen, help you slow it all down, and figure out a plan together.
We have a team of passionate therapists here to help you. We will match you with the right therapist for you depending on your unique story and wants. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions (childhood to young adult, career, parenthood, separation etc), dealing with addiction/recovery, diagnosis, or loss/grief... life keeps us guessing. We are here to listen, help you slow it all down, and figure out a plan together.
(289) 514-5990 View (289) 514-5990
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Path To Empowerment
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
Separation & divorce is not something you considered when you and your partner were planning your lives together. Unfortunately divorce is common and is an incredibly painful process which you can't typically prepare for. It can generate intense emotions such as anger, confusion, betrayal, loneliness, & hopelessness. Even if you know it's the right decision, you will likely be experiencing grief over what you had hoped your relationship would be. Co-parenting is another level to manage. This process can make you question who you are, and what your life will look like moving forward.
Separation & divorce is not something you considered when you and your partner were planning your lives together. Unfortunately divorce is common and is an incredibly painful process which you can't typically prepare for. It can generate intense emotions such as anger, confusion, betrayal, loneliness, & hopelessness. Even if you know it's the right decision, you will likely be experiencing grief over what you had hoped your relationship would be. Co-parenting is another level to manage. This process can make you question who you are, and what your life will look like moving forward.
(289) 216-7089 View (289) 216-7089
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Andrea Filice - Montague
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterdown, ON L8B
I believe everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life. Life can be challenging and sometimes we need a little help along the way. A strong therapeutic relationship is fundamental for growth and positive change; I am committed to working patiently with each individual to establish trust and create a safe space, where they can begin their journey to healing and an improved quality of life.
I believe everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life. Life can be challenging and sometimes we need a little help along the way. A strong therapeutic relationship is fundamental for growth and positive change; I am committed to working patiently with each individual to establish trust and create a safe space, where they can begin their journey to healing and an improved quality of life.
(289) 204-6248 View (289) 204-6248

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Jennifer Joseph
MSN, BSN, RN, CPMHN
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
I use the Gottman method with couples and I use therapies such as EMDR, DBT and CBT to assist other clients in feeling empowered.
It's not just you. You're not alone! The last few years have been extra hard. Having a safe place to decompress, receive validation and learn new skills can make things easier. We all have the ability to heal ourselves, but any kind of therapy is hard work. I work with families experiencing relational issues and couples who need to learn or relearn how to work together. The end goal is different for each client, but we will work together to get you to a spot where you feel at ease. For those suffering with trauma or anxiety, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is offered as well.
I use the Gottman method with couples and I use therapies such as EMDR, DBT and CBT to assist other clients in feeling empowered.
It's not just you. You're not alone! The last few years have been extra hard. Having a safe place to decompress, receive validation and learn new skills can make things easier. We all have the ability to heal ourselves, but any kind of therapy is hard work. I work with families experiencing relational issues and couples who need to learn or relearn how to work together. The end goal is different for each client, but we will work together to get you to a spot where you feel at ease. For those suffering with trauma or anxiety, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is offered as well.
(289) 312-8692 View (289) 312-8692
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Blake Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L0R
Blake is Registered Social Worker with over 12+ years of clinical practice, including 4 years as a Therapist/ Coach and 8+ years as a Child Protection Worker; the attainment of a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, BSW and Philosophy BA Degree. He has facilitated psychoeducational training for various corporate companies and nonprofits, including presenting to 100+ members at Whirlpool Canada. Blake specializes in 1) supporting individuals coping with dysfunctional family dynamics/ narcissistic-codepency 2) enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and 3) guiding high-functioning professionals.
Blake is Registered Social Worker with over 12+ years of clinical practice, including 4 years as a Therapist/ Coach and 8+ years as a Child Protection Worker; the attainment of a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, BSW and Philosophy BA Degree. He has facilitated psychoeducational training for various corporate companies and nonprofits, including presenting to 100+ members at Whirlpool Canada. Blake specializes in 1) supporting individuals coping with dysfunctional family dynamics/ narcissistic-codepency 2) enhancing relationships using the evidence-based Gottman Method, and 3) guiding high-functioning professionals.
(437) 747-7417 View (437) 747-7417
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Kelly Fife - Individual, Couple & Family Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Binbrook, ON L0R
I have intensive training and speciality in the following areas - couple/family/sex therapy and Gottman Method, EMDR and trauma, mindfulness and self-compassion, solution-focused therapy, clinical supervision and family mediation.
As a therapist and supervisor, I build connections that are genuine, accepting and encouraging, holding space that gently fosters sharing, reflection and growth. I work from a systemic approach that is strengths-based and collaborative, bringing appreciation to the impact of external factors on experiences, while building awareness and offering challenges around personal potential, capabilities and influence. Along our journey together, I hope to share how living and working mindfully, intentionally and compassionately can evolve our beliefs about ourselves and others, transforming our relationships and our experiences of the world.
I have intensive training and speciality in the following areas - couple/family/sex therapy and Gottman Method, EMDR and trauma, mindfulness and self-compassion, solution-focused therapy, clinical supervision and family mediation.
As a therapist and supervisor, I build connections that are genuine, accepting and encouraging, holding space that gently fosters sharing, reflection and growth. I work from a systemic approach that is strengths-based and collaborative, bringing appreciation to the impact of external factors on experiences, while building awareness and offering challenges around personal potential, capabilities and influence. Along our journey together, I hope to share how living and working mindfully, intentionally and compassionately can evolve our beliefs about ourselves and others, transforming our relationships and our experiences of the world.
(905) 973-5343 View (905) 973-5343
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Stephanie Dinsmore
Registered Social Worker, EdD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
31 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
My counselling style is strengths-focused and client-centered. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative, ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, and incorporate Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy principles (MBCT). I focus on addressing present life challenges while integrating past experiences. My services are suitable for individuals, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. Reduced Fee for Service available with the Psychotherapy Intern.
My counselling style is strengths-focused and client-centered. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative, ACT, Solution Focused Therapy, and incorporate Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy principles (MBCT). I focus on addressing present life challenges while integrating past experiences. My services are suitable for individuals, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. Reduced Fee for Service available with the Psychotherapy Intern.
(226) 778-4617 View (226) 778-4617
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Melissa Rossi- Individual And Couples Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario and in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My educational background includes a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Medialle College in Buffalo, NY. As a person-centered therapist, I craft appropriate approaches to treatment by drawing from evidence-based practices. I value rapport building and lead my sessions with authenticity and a laid back approach.
Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario and in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My educational background includes a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Medialle College in Buffalo, NY. As a person-centered therapist, I craft appropriate approaches to treatment by drawing from evidence-based practices. I value rapport building and lead my sessions with authenticity and a laid back approach.
(365) 601-1488 View (365) 601-1488
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Mindful Path Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
At Mindful Path Counselling we offer a wide range of services including; individual, couples/relationship(s), marriage, child/youth, family, and group counselling. In addition, we offer a wide range of alternative wellness services including; reiki/energy healing/ infrared light therapy, hypnotherapy, life coaching, art therapy, ecotherapy, walk-n-talk therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. We work with people aged 5 years and up from all backgrounds. We are also under the supervision of a psychologist for psychology billing needs.
At Mindful Path Counselling we offer a wide range of services including; individual, couples/relationship(s), marriage, child/youth, family, and group counselling. In addition, we offer a wide range of alternative wellness services including; reiki/energy healing/ infrared light therapy, hypnotherapy, life coaching, art therapy, ecotherapy, walk-n-talk therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. We work with people aged 5 years and up from all backgrounds. We are also under the supervision of a psychologist for psychology billing needs.
(226) 778-5521 View (226) 778-5521
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Sophia Khan Wolsfeld | Relational Trauma Therapist | Support For C-Ptsd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MA, RD, CCC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R  (Online Only)
Experiencing trauma does not have to hold you back. I specialize in supporting those who are navigating how past childhood, relational, betrayal, intergenerational, or complex trauma may have impacted their relationship with themselves, their body, and with others. This may present itself as struggling with self-esteem, body image, emotional/binge eating, attachment, relationship struggles, people pleasing, anxiety, perfectionism, or with just feeling “enough”. Together, we can process past trauma, nurture our unique nervous systems, break patterns that keep us feeling stuck, and move towards a life of self-trust and embodiment.
Experiencing trauma does not have to hold you back. I specialize in supporting those who are navigating how past childhood, relational, betrayal, intergenerational, or complex trauma may have impacted their relationship with themselves, their body, and with others. This may present itself as struggling with self-esteem, body image, emotional/binge eating, attachment, relationship struggles, people pleasing, anxiety, perfectionism, or with just feeling “enough”. Together, we can process past trauma, nurture our unique nervous systems, break patterns that keep us feeling stuck, and move towards a life of self-trust and embodiment.
(306) 400-5661 View (306) 400-5661
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Arms Open Counselling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, BA, RO
Verified Verified
Smithville, ON L0R
Are you facing challenges in your life that are difficult to overcome? Do you struggle with mental, emotional, and/or physical issues relating to stress intolerance, trauma, relationship problems, anxiety, or depression? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please reach out to me for help. Together, we can work through the issues that are taking over your peace of mind, using strategies that fit your unique needs. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to hearing from you!
Are you facing challenges in your life that are difficult to overcome? Do you struggle with mental, emotional, and/or physical issues relating to stress intolerance, trauma, relationship problems, anxiety, or depression? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please reach out to me for help. Together, we can work through the issues that are taking over your peace of mind, using strategies that fit your unique needs. Thank you for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to hearing from you!
(289) 277-5433 View (289) 277-5433
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Kathryn Sclisizzi
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
My name is Kathryn Sclisizzi and I have been in the field of helping others for over 18 years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, a degree in Psychology, as well as a Child and Youth Worker diploma. I work with individuals (ages 18 and up), helping them develop skills to manage and cope, so that they can begin to live their best life, feeling confident and secure.
My name is Kathryn Sclisizzi and I have been in the field of helping others for over 18 years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, a degree in Psychology, as well as a Child and Youth Worker diploma. I work with individuals (ages 18 and up), helping them develop skills to manage and cope, so that they can begin to live their best life, feeling confident and secure.
(289) 812-2902 View (289) 812-2902
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Danielle Benzaquen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BAH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Copetown, ON L0R  (Online Only)
On the good days, you are unsure if you really need any help. You think it will pass. But on the difficult days, you find yourself here. You are tired and overwhelmed. Your mood is low, and your patience is short. Your relationships feel fragile, and your resilience is waning. Adding one more to-do item to your list seems impossible. Maybe even indulgent. You can ignore your struggle, and maybe tomorrow will be a better day. Or, you can find yourself the support you deserve and know that it will be. You do not have to do this alone.
On the good days, you are unsure if you really need any help. You think it will pass. But on the difficult days, you find yourself here. You are tired and overwhelmed. Your mood is low, and your patience is short. Your relationships feel fragile, and your resilience is waning. Adding one more to-do item to your list seems impossible. Maybe even indulgent. You can ignore your struggle, and maybe tomorrow will be a better day. Or, you can find yourself the support you deserve and know that it will be. You do not have to do this alone.
(289) 206-4379 View (289) 206-4379
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The Vine Counseling Center
Registered Social Worker, BSC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
There is nothing as fulfilling and rewarding as being the best version of yourself. However, it’s a process. Along the journey of life, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or even stuck. Sometimes, in a bid to unstuck or fill the void, we latch on to something else that creates more problems. It could also be inability to let go of the past pain. At the Vine, we will be your ally on this journey by supporting, enriching and empowering you. We do this by unveiling different characters, situations and circumstances on your journey. We bring your awareness to your responses and encourage you to embrace seasons of life with compassion
There is nothing as fulfilling and rewarding as being the best version of yourself. However, it’s a process. Along the journey of life, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or even stuck. Sometimes, in a bid to unstuck or fill the void, we latch on to something else that creates more problems. It could also be inability to let go of the past pain. At the Vine, we will be your ally on this journey by supporting, enriching and empowering you. We do this by unveiling different characters, situations and circumstances on your journey. We bring your awareness to your responses and encourage you to embrace seasons of life with compassion
(226) 242-2655 View (226) 242-2655
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Arms Open - Relationship and Couples Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smithville, ON L0R
Do you feel down, sad or depressed at times? Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Do you feel like you have lost control? Do you feel isolated? Are you feeling lost or disconnected? Do you feel stressed? Do you find you are sometimes moody and agitated but don’t know why? Do you ask yourself why your relationships are strained? Have you had a recent change in your life that feels overwhelming? Are you suffering from sleep disturbances or insomnia? I can help.
Do you feel down, sad or depressed at times? Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Do you feel like you have lost control? Do you feel isolated? Are you feeling lost or disconnected? Do you feel stressed? Do you find you are sometimes moody and agitated but don’t know why? Do you ask yourself why your relationships are strained? Have you had a recent change in your life that feels overwhelming? Are you suffering from sleep disturbances or insomnia? I can help.
(365) 800-6158 View (365) 800-6158
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The Psychotherapy Spot
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with chronic feelings of emptiness, the fear of abandonment, unstable relationships, a lack of knowing who you are at your core due to a distorted sense of self image and identity, emotional mood swings, social isolation, perfectionistic tendencies, procrastination, social anxiety and the effects of complex post traumatic stress? The effects of these struggles can result in anxiety, issues in relationships with yourself and others, job insecurity, and/or low self-worth. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please know that you are not alone, and that I am trained to offer you support as a therapist.
Do you struggle with chronic feelings of emptiness, the fear of abandonment, unstable relationships, a lack of knowing who you are at your core due to a distorted sense of self image and identity, emotional mood swings, social isolation, perfectionistic tendencies, procrastination, social anxiety and the effects of complex post traumatic stress? The effects of these struggles can result in anxiety, issues in relationships with yourself and others, job insecurity, and/or low self-worth. If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please know that you are not alone, and that I am trained to offer you support as a therapist.
(548) 800-1671 View (548) 800-1671
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Dawn Associates
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Binbrook, ON L0R
Are you feeling stressed due to your job or workplace, family relationships or dealing with school or peers? Do you have trauma or distressing memories that are intruding on your ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious and distressed about your situation or the issues in your life? Are you ready to talk to a therapist who can help you to navigate the problems, and work with you to reduce your anxious and negative thoughts?
Are you feeling stressed due to your job or workplace, family relationships or dealing with school or peers? Do you have trauma or distressing memories that are intruding on your ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious and distressed about your situation or the issues in your life? Are you ready to talk to a therapist who can help you to navigate the problems, and work with you to reduce your anxious and negative thoughts?
(289) 206-8783 View (289) 206-8783
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Caroline Escobar
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
Is trauma affecting your sex life? Are you struggling with low desire? Do you want to improve your sex life and communication with your partner? Do you experience sexual pain? Exploring intimacy and sex can be scary! You deserve a helping hand to unpack the problem at hand and move towards a hopeful future. Whether with a partner or by yourself, I’m here to co-create your path forward. Understanding your trauma and sexuality can be daunting, but I'm here to help you discover the real you! You are not the problem – your problem is the problem.
Is trauma affecting your sex life? Are you struggling with low desire? Do you want to improve your sex life and communication with your partner? Do you experience sexual pain? Exploring intimacy and sex can be scary! You deserve a helping hand to unpack the problem at hand and move towards a hopeful future. Whether with a partner or by yourself, I’m here to co-create your path forward. Understanding your trauma and sexuality can be daunting, but I'm here to help you discover the real you! You are not the problem – your problem is the problem.
(226) 918-5723 View (226) 918-5723

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Gottman Method Counsellors

How does the Gottman method work?

One of the core doctrines of the Gottman method is that negative emotions hurt relationships about five times more than positive emotions help them. Thus, couples require five times more positive interactions than negative interactions with each other. The therapist will guide clients on how to improve communication and understanding of each other to manage conflict and have their emotional needs met. The therapist will also advise couples on how to repair relations with each other when conflict arises, and therefore avoid lasting damage.

Is the Gottman method evidence-based?

Yes, this method is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy. The method is based on more than 40 years of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the psychologists who developed the method. The Gottmans analysed decades of data to draw conclusions about what types of interactions are likely to lead to specific results, and which interventions are most likely to lead to success. Studies have found that this approach leads to improvements in relationship satisfaction, intimacy, communication skills, and a lower rate of divorce.

How long does the Gottman method take?

The duration of treatment depends on the specific challenges clients face. Sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes long, and an average course of treatment is around 10 sessions. In some cases, such as for couples dealing with a critical problem, the therapist will suggest an intensive course of treatment, with daily sessions over the first two to four days. Treatment is complete when the couple is satisfied and has met the goals they’ve set, and when the therapist believes they have the skills to continue on their own.

Is the Gottman method effective?

Through the Gottman method, couples can achieve changes that are real and sustainable. This treatment has been used for more than 40 years; the method is supported by empirical research, including randomised controlled trials that have demonstrated effectiveness in improving relationship outcomes for couples. Like any talk therapy, success or failure depends in large part on how committed the clients are to making positive changes and working toward results.