Emotionally Focused Therapists in Woodbridge, ON

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Talk to Heal Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
My specialized areas of practice are Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Depression, Gottman Couples Counselling Methods, and Emotion-Focused Therapy ( EFT ) as well as Trauma-informed counselling (EMDR).
I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a registered member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I have a MA in Counselling Psychology. I have extensive psychological counselling experience working with individual, couples, and family for issues such as depression, anxiety, relational issues, Trauma, Phobia, life transitions, chronic pain. I am an EMDR trained therapist who has vast experience in Trauma and rehabilitation fields, conducting psychological assessments (under supervision) and offering counselling treatments to clients in MVA.
(416) 831-2363
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Karin Pereira
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHyp
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
I provide compassionate and professional individual counselling to adults and adolescents who are experiencing mental and emotional health issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, stress, low self-esteem and relationship problems. I also enjoy working with couples and families to improve relationship functioning. With my own personable style of practice, I work collaboratively with the client to increase awareness of their strengths and coping skills for managing stress, improve self-esteem, and begin effective change to maladaptive thoughts and behaviours.
(844) 332-2363
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Michelle Sher
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Verified
I am trained in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, RODBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples & Somatic Experiencing; I am also a Mindful Eating Practitioner and can work with you to regain a healthy relationship with food and your body.
At times, your way of being is inconsistent with your goals & desires. You may need help understanding your current thoughts & behaviour patterns. Relationships can be tough, Life can be challenging. Your relationships with others, & with yourself effect everything in your life; including the choices you make & how you interact with others. We can all use the support and guidance of someone who will not judge, & will help you find insight, gain clarity, &work with you to discover the perspective and tools you need to move forward &take charge of your life.
(647) 931-7489
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Natalie Velbovets
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In my practice I use a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Brainspotting, Solution Focused Therapy, attachment based approach.
Our life is not always easy. Sometimes we feel that everything is quite complicated and confusing. If you feel stuck and confused, if you feel anxious or depressed, if you need to understand yourself and what’s going on in your life I am ready to help. I believe that despite the difficulties you may experience in your life you know what you need and I am ready to help you in a manner that is relevant to your present life and situation.
(365) 800-5654
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Tania da Costa
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, RP
Verified
Verified
As a registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist serving individuals 5 years of age to adults and families in Healthcare/Hospital and community based settings, I offer several evidence based therapies including, CBT, DBT, EFT and Trauma.
Often when we experience difficulties in life we can feel stuck. We may spend our time and energy ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, leading us to miss the present moment. "The past is finished. Learn from it and let it go.The future is not here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.Worrying is worthless"(Brian L. Weiss).I'm passionate about my work and will work to help you tackle life's challenges that fit your lifestyle and goals for therapeutic change. By creating a safe, warm and welcoming environment as the foundation to help create change and help prevent later suffering/hardship
(289) 210-5959
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Amanda Bacchus
Marriage & Family Therapist, RSW, RP, RMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Feeling they do not understand you? Not enjoying your time together? You were likely close to your partner during the early years of your relationship, but as stressors of family, finances or work have come up, your connection has changed. You have tried to resolve matters, but feeling stuck. Just like when you take your car to a mechanic for repairs, couples therapy can be helpful in repairing your relationship. It can be difficult to ask for help, but when your relationship is not working, it can impact many aspects of your life.
(855) 718-4890 x112
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Gillian LaMariana
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy is an incredibly useful tool that helps when addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, past trauma and more. When life feels unmanageable seeking a therapist is a sign of strength. Together we will explore the factors that are keeping you stuck. We will work together to understand the dynamics, thoughts, and behaviours that are contributing to your anxiety and the quality of the relationships in your life. My passion has always been to help and connect with others. Having a better understanding of ourselves can have a transformative affect on the present and future.
(289) 216-5013
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Woodbridge, ON L4H
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ProWellness Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
Dr. Papazoglou recently completed his postdoctoral appointment at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He completed his doctoral clinical training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (psychological trauma clinic; sexual behaviours clinic). Dr. Papazoglou is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College, and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. His research focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience.
(437) 747-7211
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Woodbridge, ON L4H
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David Boudreau
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Therapy can help in many ways – providing emotional support, understanding in new ways and changing unhelpful patterns and behaviours. I work to transform difficult emotions and help clients to feel relieved, hopeful, and clearer about the way forward. I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches including the person-centered humanistic approach, family systems, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices, narrative and solution-focused therapies, CBT, the Gottman method, and mindfulness and compassion-centered approaches.
(888) 340-4325
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Nada Bishir
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist passionate about providing a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space for healing. I use trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and mindfulness-based frameworks in my practice. I have experience working with individuals living with and/or experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, grief, relationship/family conflict, difficulties with emotional regulation, and trauma.
(289) 216-7013
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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David Fairweather - Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, R, P
Verified
Verified
As a relationally trained psychotherapist, I offer insight oriented therapy to couples and individuals wishing to improve the quality of their lives in some way. Softly focused on your thoughts and feelings, we will work together to understand your specific situation and explore the possible courses of action that may help you on your life journey. I am available to be seen in Woodbridge/Vaughan and Online sessions are available via Facetime (or Skype if you need) outside of regular office hours. I cannot guarantee that I am the right therapist for you, however I do offer a free telephone consult to help you decide.
(647) 691-4854
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Fatin Hasan
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Highly experienced in international Psychology Case Studies. Well practiced in Prevention Trauma Stress Impact, Depression, Anxiety, and personal stress. Former university professor with over 18 years of administering psychotherapy, 18 years of counseling and conducting research.
(647) 371-5263
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Woodbridge, ON L4H
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Alessia Ciampa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified
Verified
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
(289) 216-6954
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Woodbridge, ON L4H
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Frances D'Amato
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
(905) 936-4747
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Neera Madhok
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing changes in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Has there been a divorce, change in stages of life or health or someone has passed on. This is where my strong skill set from 11yrs of experience of being a helping professional can help people sort through the emotional upheaval associated with major life challenges or disappointments such as relationship break down, chronic illness, retirement, relocation and bereavement. I also help people with family of origin issues impacting their current life.
(289) 845-3300 x3
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Morgan Dougal
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to Therapy Heals! I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Mental Health & Health from the University of Toronto. My educational background gives me a better understanding of how systemic barriers may impact my clients on the individual level. I have experience in providing both individual and group therapy from a client-focused, trauma-informed, and harm-reduction perspective. I work with individuals who are coping with a variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, grief, and many more.
(888) 340-4325
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Melissa Farinaccia
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
Verified
Clients who want to dig deeper and understand the root of their reactions/concerns are clients who tend to love therapy with me. For these clients, it's about the experience of self-understanding, compassion, and clarity that leads to healing. Clients who need someone to understand where they are coming from, who do not want advice or opinions, rather to be heard and understood and to understand themselves better.
(289) 677-5529
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Nilou Nikou
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP2
Verified
Verified
Take control of your life and start your therapeutic journey today! Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a professional is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed and passionate psychotherapist, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. I’m happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.
(647) 249-7847
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Helen So
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
A lot of the time, our first instinct is to seek support when we may feel we are drowning in our current struggles. The first step is always the hardest, in where we fear we will not be understood. My belief is that because each one of us is unique, our struggles and thus our journey in healing will be too. I aim to be an anchor in these turbulent times and be a beacon of unfiltered, unconditional and non-judgemental space in exploring our internal processes. In collaboration, we can address motivational, acceptance, behavioural, cognitive, social, biological and cultural aspects that can work in tandem in maintaining our struggles.
(647) 360-3170
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Woodbridge, ON L4L
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Ivana Mitchell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, CDWF
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you ready to learn strategies to overcome unproductive thought patterns and behaviours that get in your way? Wanting to cultivate satisfying relationships and meaningful connections with others? Do you wish to gain skills to embrace all emotions without being ruled by them? Are you ready to take risks, be courageous, and love with your whole heart? I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist, and a Certified Daring Way(tm) Facilitator and I would like to help!
(647) 490-2245
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Woodbridge, ON L4L

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Emotionally Focused Counsellors

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.