Registered Psychotherapist, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
We all experience life difficulties and stressors, sometimes leading to increased worry, a low mood and/or general unhappiness and discontentment. Engaging in psychotherapy can assist with creating a new perspective as well as the development of coping strategies, goals and the exploration of strengths and values. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have over 11 years of clinical experience working with youth and adults experiencing difficulties with substance use, depression, anxiety, stress and general emotion management concerns.
Peer Relationships
(289) 512-2438
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
We all experience life difficulties and stressors, sometimes leading to increased worry, a low mood and/or general unhappiness and discontentment. Engaging in psychotherapy can assist with creating a new perspective as well as the development of coping strategies, goals and the exploration of strengths and values. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have over 11 years of clinical experience working with youth and adults experiencing difficulties with substance use, depression, anxiety, stress and general emotion management concerns.
Photo of Kaysia Taylor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
If you are experiencing emotional challenges that are getting in the way of the things you want to do, going where you want to or just causing you discomfort, we can work together to get you feeling better again. Dealing with these feelings/difficulties can be overwhelming; so I want to help tap into your internal resources and strengths to meet your goals, relieve your distress and improve your coping skills. I use psychotherapy treatments that are heavily researched & effective (i.e. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness etc.) to treat depression, anxiety & other related emotional difficulties.
Peer Relationships
(647) 360-6613
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Whitby, ON L1N
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If you are experiencing emotional challenges that are getting in the way of the things you want to do, going where you want to or just causing you discomfort, we can work together to get you feeling better again. Dealing with these feelings/difficulties can be overwhelming; so I want to help tap into your internal resources and strengths to meet your goals, relieve your distress and improve your coping skills. I use psychotherapy treatments that are heavily researched & effective (i.e. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness etc.) to treat depression, anxiety & other related emotional difficulties.
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BA, MA Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Our humanity is shared in that we all experience stress, pain, and conflicts in our lives. Through small shifts, our relationships with others and ourselves can improve when we align our inner experience, thoughts, and behaviours with our authentic self. I like to approach therapy by helping you uncover the blocks that are keeping you from living as the absolute best version of yourself.
Peer Relationships
(289) 768-8119
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
Our humanity is shared in that we all experience stress, pain, and conflicts in our lives. Through small shifts, our relationships with others and ourselves can improve when we align our inner experience, thoughts, and behaviours with our authentic self. I like to approach therapy by helping you uncover the blocks that are keeping you from living as the absolute best version of yourself.
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Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RPC, MPCC, ATC Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Within my practice I welcome adolescents, adults, couples and groups. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the specific needs of my clients, as opposed to a prescriptive pre-determined formula. I work with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences. Each client; be they a family, a couple or an individual is treated with respect and viewed as unique. My approach is positive, collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental, and is aimed at supporting clients to explore, understand and to move towards different more desirable outcomes.
Peer Relationships
(855) 997-6841
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Within my practice I welcome adolescents, adults, couples and groups. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the specific needs of my clients, as opposed to a prescriptive pre-determined formula. I work with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences. Each client; be they a family, a couple or an individual is treated with respect and viewed as unique. My approach is positive, collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental, and is aimed at supporting clients to explore, understand and to move towards different more desirable outcomes.
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MA Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Kristen is a pre-licensed intern therapist specializing in counselling and creative therapy. She has worked with a variety of demographics including teens, adults, and seniors in both clinical and community settings. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and trauma-informed and she has a keen ear for supporting and treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and COVID-19 related burn-out and stress. Kristen believes in working collaboratively, encouraging her clients to set the pace for treatment as they strive towards healing in a safe, judgement-free environment.
Peer Relationships
(365) 653-5412
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
Kristen is a pre-licensed intern therapist specializing in counselling and creative therapy. She has worked with a variety of demographics including teens, adults, and seniors in both clinical and community settings. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and trauma-informed and she has a keen ear for supporting and treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and COVID-19 related burn-out and stress. Kristen believes in working collaboratively, encouraging her clients to set the pace for treatment as they strive towards healing in a safe, judgement-free environment.
Photo of Julia Rick Wellness Consulting, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
My background is in Counselling Psychology. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I'm passionate about helping children and adults to address issues that have a negative impact on their mental health. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships and use a goal-oriented approach to support clients in making progress that best fits their needs. I believe strongly in the effectiveness of wrap-around support and treatment planning. With approval of the client, this sometimes involves working with their family doctor or additional service providers when appropriate.
Peer Relationships
(289) 677-1776
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Whitby, ON L1N
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My background is in Counselling Psychology. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I'm passionate about helping children and adults to address issues that have a negative impact on their mental health. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships and use a goal-oriented approach to support clients in making progress that best fits their needs. I believe strongly in the effectiveness of wrap-around support and treatment planning. With approval of the client, this sometimes involves working with their family doctor or additional service providers when appropriate.
Photo of Richard Bates, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP-Q Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
I help my clients learn new skills and strategies to address the unpleasant thoughts, feelings and emotions that are causing them to struggle, so that they can move on and begin to live the life that they value most.
Peer Relationships
(289) 274-7936
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Whitby, ON L1M
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I help my clients learn new skills and strategies to address the unpleasant thoughts, feelings and emotions that are causing them to struggle, so that they can move on and begin to live the life that they value most.
Photo of Tanya Smolkin, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
My passion is helping couples, children and families in distress find their unique voices and build positive relationships. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I have been practicing for over 15 years in both the private and public sectors including Children's Aid Society, Bridgepoint Health and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My practice is informed by a range of therapy models including, crisis formulation, conflict resolution, narrative and emotion focused therapies.
Peer Relationships
(855) 463-0565
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
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My passion is helping couples, children and families in distress find their unique voices and build positive relationships. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I have been practicing for over 15 years in both the private and public sectors including Children's Aid Society, Bridgepoint Health and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My practice is informed by a range of therapy models including, crisis formulation, conflict resolution, narrative and emotion focused therapies.
Photo of Heather Boswell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
We all need a safe space, and a person to hear, and understand us. I believe that we can tackle problems more effectively when we can discuss them openly and honestly. It’s my role to facilitate that conversation and create the pathway towards your preferred ways of living.
Peer Relationships
(289) 768-8274
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
We all need a safe space, and a person to hear, and understand us. I believe that we can tackle problems more effectively when we can discuss them openly and honestly. It’s my role to facilitate that conversation and create the pathway towards your preferred ways of living.
Photo of Cheryl Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
We all may experience difficulties and stresses in life that can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves and our ability to live or lives. When problems take hold, we can feel stuck. It can be helpful to have a place to explore what is causing difficulty and find solutions to move out of the problem. I work with people who want to take their lives back from the effects of the problems they are stuggling with. Some examples of the problems I have helped clients with are depression, anger, grief, impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties, work/school related stress and effects of injustice.
Peer Relationships
(647) 496-4547
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
Peer Relationships
We all may experience difficulties and stresses in life that can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves and our ability to live or lives. When problems take hold, we can feel stuck. It can be helpful to have a place to explore what is causing difficulty and find solutions to move out of the problem. I work with people who want to take their lives back from the effects of the problems they are stuggling with. Some examples of the problems I have helped clients with are depression, anger, grief, impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties, work/school related stress and effects of injustice.
Photo of Jennifer Maleus, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA (c) Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Wondering why you may be feeling aimless, overwhelmed, empty or unfulfilled? Usually, this means there's something deeper going on inside us. Oftentimes, we have difficulty giving those feelings a voice but know deep down on some level, we may need to in order to enhance our well-being, meet our goals, and be more loving, vibrant and free. To make a meaningful inward discovery we must unearth how our patterns, interactions, relationships, emotions, and thoughts live and breathe in our everyday lives. Strength, clarity and power are rooted within your authentic self and may hold the answers you are seeking. Let's get there together!
Peer Relationships
(289) 273-0039
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
Wondering why you may be feeling aimless, overwhelmed, empty or unfulfilled? Usually, this means there's something deeper going on inside us. Oftentimes, we have difficulty giving those feelings a voice but know deep down on some level, we may need to in order to enhance our well-being, meet our goals, and be more loving, vibrant and free. To make a meaningful inward discovery we must unearth how our patterns, interactions, relationships, emotions, and thoughts live and breathe in our everyday lives. Strength, clarity and power are rooted within your authentic self and may hold the answers you are seeking. Let's get there together!
Photo of Terri Kwok, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
I seek to help clients who suffer from anxiety, grief, depression, have lived through trauma, or struggle with self-esteem, self-forgiveness, and self-kindness. Clients who are willing to actively experiment and question their own perspectives in order to improve their lives. I want to help clients find who they really are, to self-actualize and be their genuine selves, leading to mental wellness so that they can thrive.
Peer Relationships
(289) 512-2854
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
Peer Relationships
I seek to help clients who suffer from anxiety, grief, depression, have lived through trauma, or struggle with self-esteem, self-forgiveness, and self-kindness. Clients who are willing to actively experiment and question their own perspectives in order to improve their lives. I want to help clients find who they really are, to self-actualize and be their genuine selves, leading to mental wellness so that they can thrive.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BAPsych, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
Seeking help with personal challenges takes courage. Often the issues we are facing can make us feel stuck or blocked from achieving our goals. Healthy magnificent lives and relationships are built by gathering information, advice, knowledge and experience. We help you identify your existing strengths, clarify problem areas and develop solutions to resolve the challenges you face, removing obstacles that block your path to positive change. We work with people of all ages, cultures and orientations . Our aim is to help you improve yourself and your relationships using evidence-based approaches and strategies. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation in person or internet video session ... visit us at www.jeffpacker.com.
Peer Relationships
(289) 813-7579
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Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
Peer Relationships
Seeking help with personal challenges takes courage. Often the issues we are facing can make us feel stuck or blocked from achieving our goals. Healthy magnificent lives and relationships are built by gathering information, advice, knowledge and experience. We help you identify your existing strengths, clarify problem areas and develop solutions to resolve the challenges you face, removing obstacles that block your path to positive change. We work with people of all ages, cultures and orientations . Our aim is to help you improve yourself and your relationships using evidence-based approaches and strategies. For more information or to schedule your initial consultation in person or internet video session ... visit us at www.jeffpacker.com.
Photo of Onyx Therapeutics, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW, PhD Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Managing personal wellbeing, relationships, friendships, parenthood, family, finances and career is a lot for anybody to balance. If you struggle with feelings of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, depression, guilt, grief, anger or uncertainty, you are in the right place and we can help you.
Peer Relationships
(289) 806-5074
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
Managing personal wellbeing, relationships, friendships, parenthood, family, finances and career is a lot for anybody to balance. If you struggle with feelings of overwhelm, stress, anxiety, depression, guilt, grief, anger or uncertainty, you are in the right place and we can help you.
Photo of MCD Counselling Services, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Michael's motto is “Refreshing through Reconciliation”. Michael's calm, engaging and personable approach creates a safe, welcoming, understanding and positive counselling environment. He offers client-centered therapy incorporating a variety of therapeutic approaches, which he has come to term 'Fusion-Therapy'. This focus highlights the client's strengths and abilities while guiding them towards their desired outcome. When one is reconciled to their dreams or goals, a refreshing comes to their being. This renewed purpose in life brings significant benefits to that person and to their relationships.
Peer Relationships
(647) 372-0681
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
Michael's motto is “Refreshing through Reconciliation”. Michael's calm, engaging and personable approach creates a safe, welcoming, understanding and positive counselling environment. He offers client-centered therapy incorporating a variety of therapeutic approaches, which he has come to term 'Fusion-Therapy'. This focus highlights the client's strengths and abilities while guiding them towards their desired outcome. When one is reconciled to their dreams or goals, a refreshing comes to their being. This renewed purpose in life brings significant benefits to that person and to their relationships.
Photo of Genesis Counselling Services, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Are you feeling tired or sick of feeling sick and tired? Not sure what to do or where to turn? You have come to the right place! At Genesis Counselling Services, we provide services to address the whole person, mind, body and spirit. We provide a wide variety of counselling and therapeutic support to children, teens, young adults, and families. Lead therapist - Carl has worked in the social services field for 20 years, providing clinical support to children, youth, adults, and families. Carl's non-judgmental approach and easy going personality puts clients at ease, which creates a climate for open and honest dialogue.
Peer Relationships
(289) 205-1305
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Whitby, ON L1N
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Are you feeling tired or sick of feeling sick and tired? Not sure what to do or where to turn? You have come to the right place! At Genesis Counselling Services, we provide services to address the whole person, mind, body and spirit. We provide a wide variety of counselling and therapeutic support to children, teens, young adults, and families. Lead therapist - Carl has worked in the social services field for 20 years, providing clinical support to children, youth, adults, and families. Carl's non-judgmental approach and easy going personality puts clients at ease, which creates a climate for open and honest dialogue.
Photo of Darlene Peel, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1N
My work with individuals and families began over twenty-five years ago. I have a Master of Divinity degree from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, where I majored in Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a certified teacher in Ontario with a Specialist in Special Education. As a professional counsellor I have helped people with: loss and grief, couple conflict and communication, stress management, addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, parenting, family dynamics, trauma and abuse, life transitions, and self-esteem. An area of interest is working with families who have children with developmental differences.
Peer Relationships
(289) 806-3250
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Whitby, ON L1N
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My work with individuals and families began over twenty-five years ago. I have a Master of Divinity degree from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, where I majored in Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy. In addition to being a therapist, I am also a certified teacher in Ontario with a Specialist in Special Education. As a professional counsellor I have helped people with: loss and grief, couple conflict and communication, stress management, addiction, mood and anxiety disorders, parenting, family dynamics, trauma and abuse, life transitions, and self-esteem. An area of interest is working with families who have children with developmental differences.
Photo of Chantal Regis, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Whitby, ON L1M
I am an Associate at Belfon Psychological and a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph. I provide evidence-based practices to support children and adolescents (ages 4 to 20 years old) having difficulties with mood, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive behaviours, personality, relationship problems and social development. At Belfon Psychological we believe in viewing problems from a developmental lens. I understand the importance of working together with families, and I regularly involve caregivers in treatment and assessment when possible.
Peer Relationships
(365) 300-3089
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Whitby, ON L1M
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I am an Associate at Belfon Psychological and a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph. I provide evidence-based practices to support children and adolescents (ages 4 to 20 years old) having difficulties with mood, anxiety, obsessive/compulsive behaviours, personality, relationship problems and social development. At Belfon Psychological we believe in viewing problems from a developmental lens. I understand the importance of working together with families, and I regularly involve caregivers in treatment and assessment when possible.
Photo of Vanessa Robson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
Since 2007, I have had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families to facilitate positive change within their lives. My professional experience includes providing therapy in the culturally-diverse communities of Fort Lauderdale and Toronto. With empathy and a respect for self-determination, I am committed to building a trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel safe to share their experiences, identify patterns in their lives, and explore opportunities for personal growth.
Peer Relationships
(905) 655-0752
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Whitby, ON L1M
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Since 2007, I have had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, adults, and families to facilitate positive change within their lives. My professional experience includes providing therapy in the culturally-diverse communities of Fort Lauderdale and Toronto. With empathy and a respect for self-determination, I am committed to building a trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel safe to share their experiences, identify patterns in their lives, and explore opportunities for personal growth.
Photo of Blooming Minds Mental Health, B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W., Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW Verified
Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Blooming Minds Mental Health is here to help children, teens and transitional aged youth (18-25) along their journey towards mental health stability through video counselling, in-home, or in-office sessions. Blooming Minds believes in using evidence based clinical interventions to help people build their capacity to reach more balanced ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. The primary focus is to help people with mental health issues regain their confidence in their ability to cope with their emotions and to lead more positive and fulfilling lives.
Peer Relationships
(289) 312-0163
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Whitby, ON L1N
Peer Relationships
Blooming Minds Mental Health is here to help children, teens and transitional aged youth (18-25) along their journey towards mental health stability through video counselling, in-home, or in-office sessions. Blooming Minds believes in using evidence based clinical interventions to help people build their capacity to reach more balanced ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. The primary focus is to help people with mental health issues regain their confidence in their ability to cope with their emotions and to lead more positive and fulfilling lives.

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Peer Relationships in Whitby

Teens want to be with people their own age - their peers. During their adolescent years, teens and tweens often spend more time with their peers than with their parents. Through their peer relationships, they can be both connected and independent, as they grow away from their parents' images of them and develop identities of their own. Peers provide a place for accepting the feelings, thoughts and actions that come with the search for identity.

Positive Peer Pressure in Whitby

The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity and self-esteem. Peer pressure can encourage your teen's energy and motivate your teen to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can act as positive role models and demonstrate constructive social behavior. Peers listen to, accept, and understand the frustrations, challenges, and concerns of being a tween or teenager.

Negative Peer Pressure in Whitby

The need for acceptance, approval, and belonging can lead some teens or tweens to engage in risky behavior in order to fit in with a group-contrasting values they may otherwise reject. In such situations, peer pressure can impair judgment and enable risk-taking behavior, drawing a teen away from the family and positive influences. Some teens harbor secret lives --including those who appear to be well-behaved, high-achieving teens when they are with adults -and engage in negative behavior when with their peers.

If you're looking for help with child peer relationships in Whitby or for a Whitby peer relationship Counsellor these professionals provide help understanding the peer relationships of kids or tweens, or teen peer relationship counselling in Whitby and peer relationship advice. They include peer relationship Counsellors, peer relationship psychologists in Whitby and peer relationship counsellors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Whitby are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Whitby you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Whitby and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Whitby or family therapy in Whitby.