Cathryn Irena Harris
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
(877) 743-1705
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Stuck? Frustrated? Confused? Feeling hopeless? Or just wanting some encouragement to find an answer that feels just out of reach? Whether it is a relationship problem, a parenting challenge, a bad habit, a negative cycle, or traumatic memories that keeps defeating you, I hope to provide you with a safe place to explore the roots of what is keeping you stuck, and help you find new options and hope through changing how you relate to yourself and others. I believe that emotional freedom, trust, and true intimacy in relationships comes from having good boundaries within ourselves and with others.
Couple Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, CST Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I can reassure you that whatever you are facing in your sexual relationship that it will be very likely be familiar territory for me.
It's so easy to be fucked up around the topic of sexuality coming from our culture. What is limiting our connection and desire? Maybe we lacked positive role models to mentor us with displaying affection and managing conflict? I am committed to helping you to find your balance, peace and pleasure. Desire discrepancy is our specialty. It's so common that we suffer many pf the myths about relationships and sex. Let's get unfucked up.
(226) 243-7054
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I can reassure you that whatever you are facing in your sexual relationship that it will be very likely be familiar territory for me.
It's so easy to be fucked up around the topic of sexuality coming from our culture. What is limiting our connection and desire? Maybe we lacked positive role models to mentor us with displaying affection and managing conflict? I am committed to helping you to find your balance, peace and pleasure. Desire discrepancy is our specialty. It's so common that we suffer many pf the myths about relationships and sex. Let's get unfucked up.
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Asher Dreise
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
Whether your relationship is new and you seek to build healthy communication, or a relationship seasoned with life's challenges and difficulties, it is never too late or too early to build healthy patterns.
Broken relationships can mend. You CAN have healthy, fulfilling and deep connections. Relationships can breakdown, be it a slow drifting apart due to busy schedules, parenting, balancing work and life, or with choices that have been made that have hurt deeply. What was once a source of happiness and pleasure may become the very source of your deepest pain. The person who was once your most trusted ally and friend, now seems more like a stranger. How does one work through this and regain connection? Couples counselling can help! A therapist helps couples hear each other and be understood in a safe environment.
(226) 286-4425
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
Whether your relationship is new and you seek to build healthy communication, or a relationship seasoned with life's challenges and difficulties, it is never too late or too early to build healthy patterns.
Broken relationships can mend. You CAN have healthy, fulfilling and deep connections. Relationships can breakdown, be it a slow drifting apart due to busy schedules, parenting, balancing work and life, or with choices that have been made that have hurt deeply. What was once a source of happiness and pleasure may become the very source of your deepest pain. The person who was once your most trusted ally and friend, now seems more like a stranger. How does one work through this and regain connection? Couples counselling can help! A therapist helps couples hear each other and be understood in a safe environment.
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Leanne Sawchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, DipTIRP, BA, RP, CTIC Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Life can be overwhelming at times and it often takes courage and bravery to open the door to something new and to something different. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected or maybe you need to better understand and work through what is happening in your life right now. I specialize in supporting individuals with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety and self-esteem, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma. Together we will explore what is happening for you interpersonally and relationally, while making sense of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back or causing you emotional pain.
(844) 402-1306
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
Life can be overwhelming at times and it often takes courage and bravery to open the door to something new and to something different. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected or maybe you need to better understand and work through what is happening in your life right now. I specialize in supporting individuals with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety and self-esteem, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma. Together we will explore what is happening for you interpersonally and relationally, while making sense of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back or causing you emotional pain.
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Pamela C Freitas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
You're not sure when it happened but all of a sudden you don't recognize the person sleeping next to you. It's frightening and heartbreaking to think that this could be the end of your relationship. Maybe it started after the kids were born or maybe you're wondering if you're not as compatible as you thought. There's this distance between you that can no longer be ignored. You've become simple roommates but you want so much more from your relationship.
(855) 313-2024
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
You're not sure when it happened but all of a sudden you don't recognize the person sleeping next to you. It's frightening and heartbreaking to think that this could be the end of your relationship. Maybe it started after the kids were born or maybe you're wondering if you're not as compatible as you thought. There's this distance between you that can no longer be ignored. You've become simple roommates but you want so much more from your relationship.
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Dawn Brannigan Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I am a clinical social worker providing individual, couple and family counselling for a wide array of concerns. The foundation of my practice is client-centred and relational. I firmly believe that for therapy to be most effective, a relationship must be established between the client and counsellor. I have 18 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting skills, aging, and health concerns
(226) 271-1206
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I am a clinical social worker providing individual, couple and family counselling for a wide array of concerns. The foundation of my practice is client-centred and relational. I firmly believe that for therapy to be most effective, a relationship must be established between the client and counsellor. I have 18 years of experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, parenting skills, aging, and health concerns
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Garrett LaFosse Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT Verified
Kitchener, ON N2P
Offers online therapy
Perhaps you're down or anxious, feeling trapped or distressed? Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you want to lead? Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and guidance. Therapy is a process of insight building, growth, and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote emotional intelligence, deeper emotional connection with others, and helping you broaden your understanding of your behaviours, feelings, or reactions (yes, we don't always know why we do some things we do). I have both the professional and life experience to help you get back on track. ​
(226) 270-5198
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Kitchener, ON N2P
Offers online therapy
Perhaps you're down or anxious, feeling trapped or distressed? Maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you want to lead? Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support and guidance. Therapy is a process of insight building, growth, and self-discovery. In my sessions I promote emotional intelligence, deeper emotional connection with others, and helping you broaden your understanding of your behaviours, feelings, or reactions (yes, we don't always know why we do some things we do). I have both the professional and life experience to help you get back on track. ​
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Devon Jorge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
One of my goals is to develop a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship with all my clients.
Life can be downright difficult, disappointing, stressful and unfair at times at times. But there is no reason to struggle through life’s challenges alone, or give up because the feeling of being stuck can make you feel powerless. If you are seeking help individually, as a couple, or a family, I strive to make you feel understood in a supportive, warm and sensitive manner as we discuss, explore and develop deeper insights into your current challenges. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more.
(855) 671-3178
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
One of my goals is to develop a strong, trusting, therapeutic relationship with all my clients.
Life can be downright difficult, disappointing, stressful and unfair at times at times. But there is no reason to struggle through life’s challenges alone, or give up because the feeling of being stuck can make you feel powerless. If you are seeking help individually, as a couple, or a family, I strive to make you feel understood in a supportive, warm and sensitive manner as we discuss, explore and develop deeper insights into your current challenges. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more.
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Amanda Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
EFT is structured so I can help you to understand how you are getting stuck in your relationship and also learn how to talk about the problems in a new way that draws you closer together.
If you feel like you have the same frustrating argument over and over, I can help you to find your way out of the loop and into mutual safety, security and love. Whether you're trying to work through the impact of an affair or have grown apart and become like roommates, I can guide you toward healing and connection. Perhaps you're struggling through the seemingly impossible demands of raising children, working and running a household and there doesn't seem to be any time left for intimacy. You are not alone as many people feel challenged by this stage in life. We all want to feel good enough and like a priority for our partner.
(226) 778-4551
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Kitchener, ON N2A
Offers online therapy
EFT is structured so I can help you to understand how you are getting stuck in your relationship and also learn how to talk about the problems in a new way that draws you closer together.
If you feel like you have the same frustrating argument over and over, I can help you to find your way out of the loop and into mutual safety, security and love. Whether you're trying to work through the impact of an affair or have grown apart and become like roommates, I can guide you toward healing and connection. Perhaps you're struggling through the seemingly impossible demands of raising children, working and running a household and there doesn't seem to be any time left for intimacy. You are not alone as many people feel challenged by this stage in life. We all want to feel good enough and like a priority for our partner.
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Catherine Kovacich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
You know how sometimes in life we feel like we should just know how to deal? Well I have extensive experience working with people who have felt that way, and who feel like they are struggling sometimes just to make it through their days. I work with issues that are sometimes too difficult to talk about such as: professional burnout, vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, relationship conflict that impacts personal and professional well-being, even suicidal thoughts. I am able to help to understand, and most importantly, help guide and support change in functioning and behaviour.
(226) 782-3117
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
You know how sometimes in life we feel like we should just know how to deal? Well I have extensive experience working with people who have felt that way, and who feel like they are struggling sometimes just to make it through their days. I work with issues that are sometimes too difficult to talk about such as: professional burnout, vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, caregiver burnout, relationship conflict that impacts personal and professional well-being, even suicidal thoughts. I am able to help to understand, and most importantly, help guide and support change in functioning and behaviour.
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Carey Emmerson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MTS Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
People come to therapy with the hope of enhancing their life story in a meaningful way, yet many find themselves held back from realizing this hope due to painful emotions, relationship problems, and trauma. Psychotherapy can be the chapter in a person’s life where stuck circumstances finally start to change. Psychotherapy can be the chapter where a person grieves their losses, confronts their deepest fears, heals deep-seated wounds, and finds within themselves the courage and strength to go forward with greater confidence, joy, and peace.
(548) 483-6773
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Kitchener, ON N2E
Offers online therapy
People come to therapy with the hope of enhancing their life story in a meaningful way, yet many find themselves held back from realizing this hope due to painful emotions, relationship problems, and trauma. Psychotherapy can be the chapter in a person’s life where stuck circumstances finally start to change. Psychotherapy can be the chapter where a person grieves their losses, confronts their deepest fears, heals deep-seated wounds, and finds within themselves the courage and strength to go forward with greater confidence, joy, and peace.
Justin Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
I have over a decade of experience supporting families and individuals in the Waterloo Region in their personal and collective transformation. I work with difficult emotions that feel like they are taking control, relationship dynamics that are causing stress, problematic patterns in our lives as well as impactful life events. Together we can sort through the good and the bad so that you start to thrive.
(548) 483-6758
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
I have over a decade of experience supporting families and individuals in the Waterloo Region in their personal and collective transformation. I work with difficult emotions that feel like they are taking control, relationship dynamics that are causing stress, problematic patterns in our lives as well as impactful life events. Together we can sort through the good and the bad so that you start to thrive.
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Karen Grierson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MTS, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2P
Counselling is as much about learning who we are as individuals as it is learning who we are as partners in relationship.
"Change only occurs once the need to change exceeds the pain of staying the same." Working with individuals, couples, and poly groups, together we develop awareness of systemic factors influencing conscious and subconscious behaviours and decision-making patterns. Then we focus on increasing the strengths and resources available to, and within, the client. Building on the basic Buddhist tenets of mindfulness, compassion, and congruence, we can paint a different picture of both personal and relational issues, and more effective, authentic ways of growing towards your goals.
(844) 402-3221
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Kitchener, ON N2P
Counselling is as much about learning who we are as individuals as it is learning who we are as partners in relationship.
"Change only occurs once the need to change exceeds the pain of staying the same." Working with individuals, couples, and poly groups, together we develop awareness of systemic factors influencing conscious and subconscious behaviours and decision-making patterns. Then we focus on increasing the strengths and resources available to, and within, the client. Building on the basic Buddhist tenets of mindfulness, compassion, and congruence, we can paint a different picture of both personal and relational issues, and more effective, authentic ways of growing towards your goals.
Nicholas Jacob Balaisis
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
My intention for you, as a therapist, is to be with you with compassion and skill to help you through life's difficult times and to help you reach your greater potential. We will work together, in a supportive environment, to increase resilience and wisdom so you can be better able to access, communicate and actualize your inner needs. Most of the clients I see are burdened by anxiety, depression, relationship problems and/or trauma. I have resources and strategies that address these all too common concerns.
(548) 483-6301
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
My intention for you, as a therapist, is to be with you with compassion and skill to help you through life's difficult times and to help you reach your greater potential. We will work together, in a supportive environment, to increase resilience and wisdom so you can be better able to access, communicate and actualize your inner needs. Most of the clients I see are burdened by anxiety, depression, relationship problems and/or trauma. I have resources and strategies that address these all too common concerns.
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Reta Franci - At The Root Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Not accepting new clients
Have you noticed re-occurring patterns in your life? You may be here because of trauma through abandonment, abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, narcissistic), betrayal, bullying, loss, neglect, and/or separation. You may also be here because of challenges that stem from these experiences - individual challenges (anxiety, depression, grief), relationship challenges (avoidance, poor communication, trauma bonding), or societal challenges (cultural adaptation, discrimination, oppression). I consider myself to be a guide for you to find meaning in your past in order to change patterns in your present.
(226) 909-0614
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Not accepting new clients
Have you noticed re-occurring patterns in your life? You may be here because of trauma through abandonment, abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, narcissistic), betrayal, bullying, loss, neglect, and/or separation. You may also be here because of challenges that stem from these experiences - individual challenges (anxiety, depression, grief), relationship challenges (avoidance, poor communication, trauma bonding), or societal challenges (cultural adaptation, discrimination, oppression). I consider myself to be a guide for you to find meaning in your past in order to change patterns in your present.
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Tess Klaver
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q) Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I understand that the relationship between client and therapist is the primary catalyst for change, and thus I incorporate a strength-based, individually tailored, authentic and compassionate approach.
*NO SPACE CURRENTLY* I enjoy working with women, trans and non-binary people who have had long-term mental health struggles and a history of trauma. The people I see are often struggling with understanding the impact of childhood wounds, stressful relationships involving difficulty with intimacy or autonomy, coping with the after-effects of sexual violence and/or feeling stuck in emotions such as shame and loneliness. These people may be trying to reconcile their values and desired way of being in the world with intense reactions that seem to come out of the blue. I also do work regarding gender, sexuality and neurodiversity.
(548) 483-6601
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Kitchener, ON N2G
Offers online therapy
I understand that the relationship between client and therapist is the primary catalyst for change, and thus I incorporate a strength-based, individually tailored, authentic and compassionate approach.
*NO SPACE CURRENTLY* I enjoy working with women, trans and non-binary people who have had long-term mental health struggles and a history of trauma. The people I see are often struggling with understanding the impact of childhood wounds, stressful relationships involving difficulty with intimacy or autonomy, coping with the after-effects of sexual violence and/or feeling stuck in emotions such as shame and loneliness. These people may be trying to reconcile their values and desired way of being in the world with intense reactions that seem to come out of the blue. I also do work regarding gender, sexuality and neurodiversity.
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Sarah Pearson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MMT, MTA Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
With individuals clients, I specialize in life transitions; grief and loss; relationship struggles; artistic and creative blocks; managing depression and anxiety; and creating a more meaningful life that feels like your own, not someone else's.
Are you feeling stuck in an older version of yourself that you know is ready to change? Do you live with the feeling that there's a truer version of "you" that's dying to come out? Are you held back by complicated relationships from your past, that seem to keep you in a holding pattern? Are you a couple stuck in a pattern that keeps you apart? Often we hit a place where we know we are ready for a transition, but we're just not sure what to do next. That's when therapy can be the most powerful. It's my greatest privilege to walk alongside folks just like you who are journeying towards a more meaningful, fulfilled, authentic life.
(226) 702-4638
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
With individuals clients, I specialize in life transitions; grief and loss; relationship struggles; artistic and creative blocks; managing depression and anxiety; and creating a more meaningful life that feels like your own, not someone else's.
Are you feeling stuck in an older version of yourself that you know is ready to change? Do you live with the feeling that there's a truer version of "you" that's dying to come out? Are you held back by complicated relationships from your past, that seem to keep you in a holding pattern? Are you a couple stuck in a pattern that keeps you apart? Often we hit a place where we know we are ready for a transition, but we're just not sure what to do next. That's when therapy can be the most powerful. It's my greatest privilege to walk alongside folks just like you who are journeying towards a more meaningful, fulfilled, authentic life.
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Roberta McKay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, IBP, SEP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
It is also very effective in dealing with stress, relationship/marital issues and trauma.
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. I specialize in a somatic (body-mind) approach to resolve issues that interfere with one's happiness and well being. We will look at how early life experiences affect us and our relationships. This helps in developing a greater understanding in how one behaves in their current life, creating more options for lasting change. This work is very effective in treating depression by helping one feel more aliveness, energy and a sense of well being.It helps with anxiety by providing tools to create a sense of calm and presence.
(519) 900-1644
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Offers online therapy
It is also very effective in dealing with stress, relationship/marital issues and trauma.
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. I specialize in a somatic (body-mind) approach to resolve issues that interfere with one's happiness and well being. We will look at how early life experiences affect us and our relationships. This helps in developing a greater understanding in how one behaves in their current life, creating more options for lasting change. This work is very effective in treating depression by helping one feel more aliveness, energy and a sense of well being.It helps with anxiety by providing tools to create a sense of calm and presence.
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Melissa Lowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW RSW Verified
Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
I'm a registered social worker that provides evidence-based therapy for individuals and couples. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression or you are unhappy in your relationship. You might be avoiding difficult situations or finding ways to escape from how you are feeling. As a couple, you might be feeling stuck. Your conversations or arguments go in circles and never feel resolved. It's become difficult to communicate and you feel disconnected from each other.
(226) 243-1574
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Kitchener, ON N2M
Offers online therapy
I'm a registered social worker that provides evidence-based therapy for individuals and couples. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression or you are unhappy in your relationship. You might be avoiding difficult situations or finding ways to escape from how you are feeling. As a couple, you might be feeling stuck. Your conversations or arguments go in circles and never feel resolved. It's become difficult to communicate and you feel disconnected from each other.
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Crystal McCarty
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Struggling with communication and conflict in your relationship? Crystal works with couples from an emotionally focused perspective exploring individual attachment styles and the cycle of conflict keeping them stuck.
Are you burdened with intrusive thoughts from your past? Anxious and overwhelmed looking at present circumstances or with thoughts about the future? Crystal will work with you to explore the root cause of your struggle, offering fresh perspectives and new strategies to help you move forward.
(226) 401-0827
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Kitchener, ON N2H
Struggling with communication and conflict in your relationship? Crystal works with couples from an emotionally focused perspective exploring individual attachment styles and the cycle of conflict keeping them stuck.
Are you burdened with intrusive thoughts from your past? Anxious and overwhelmed looking at present circumstances or with thoughts about the future? Crystal will work with you to explore the root cause of your struggle, offering fresh perspectives and new strategies to help you move forward.

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Relationship Issues Counsellors
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for a Kitchener relationship counsellor, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counselling in Kitchener.