Michelle Brans, M.A. Counselling Psychology

Child and Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Kitchener, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Michelle.
Children & TeensAnxiety, Stress, Fears
Families & CouplesBehavioural & Social Concerns
Parent-Child Therapy & SupportAnger & Emotional-Regulation
Teen Substance Abuse & Self-HarmEating Disorders & Self-Esteem

Feeling stuck trying to navigate your child through a struggle along their journey? Unable to come together with your partner & family to support each other through this challenge? Finding hope is your first step towards change and resilience. Begin a new journey today.

James Morgan, M.Div., M.A.Sc.

Psychotherapist

Location: 21 Lydia, Kitchener N2H 1V2
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Men's IssuesCouples' Communication
Conflict ResolutionAnger Management
Sexual ProblemsAnxiety & Depression

Treatment for relationship difficulties (communication, conflict, affairs), anxiety, depression, self-esteem, men's issues.

Mary Luard Molnar, B.Ed, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapy

Location: 41 Ahrens Street W., Kitchener N2H 4B6
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mary.
Couple/Marriage TherapyFamily relationships
ParentingTrauma/abuse
AddictionsAdjustment reactions
Grief and lossSpirituality

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Sarah Schlote, MA, CCC, SEP

Certified Canadian Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Location Near Therapist: Kitchener, ON
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Trauma, Abuse, AddictionsOverwhelming Emotions / Crisis
Family Of Origin IssuesAnxiety, Panic, Anger/Rage
Perfectionism / Self-CriticismMindfulness / Self-Compassion
Depression / DissociationBody-oriented approach

Tired of talk therapy? The Refuge offers a holistic approach that honours the deeper aspects of your whole self. Learn to regulate your emotions, safely attune to your body, be in the moment, heal from trauma triggers, and be more gently attuned to yourself and others.

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., CCC, CSAT

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Kitchener, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Bruce.
Marriage CounsellingIndividual Counselling (8 +)
Sex Addiction (+ Partners)Sexual Intimacy
Women's EmpowermentAnxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem
Separation & Blended FamiliesGoals & Happiness in Life

I am an Individual, Couple & Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and an Emotionally Focused Therapist. I was trained by Dr. Susan Johnson - "The best couple therapist in the world" (Dr. John Gottman). At age 62, I also have experienced life's valleys!

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Location: 39 Murrayhill Court, Kitchener N2E 1N8
Fast Contact: Email or Call Susan.
TraumaCouple Counselling
Family Counselling Adoelscents
Family Violence Depression
Anxiety Sexual Abuse

I believe that each person is unique and I wish to work with you to find the techniques and develop the skills to help you become the person you want to be. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment for you to explore, change and grow.

Patti Moses, MSW RSW Psychotherapist

Registered Social Worker / Psychotherapist MSW RSW

Location: Kitchener N2H 6J1
Fast Contact: Email or Call Patti.
anxietySelf Love
Life Changesseparation
Couples Issuesabuse
communicationCompassion

Hi! I'm Patti and I am passionate about supporting you with your life challenges. Let's meet and talk about what is happening right now in your life. I have flexible hours and quick availability. call 519-208-1664 or 519-503-0400 or email pattimoses@gmail.com

Maya Poly, M.Sc., Psychological Associate, Clinical Psychology

Registered Psychological Associate, Clinical Psychology

Location Near Therapist: Kitchener, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Maya.
Anxiety & DepressionTrauma / PTSD / Abuse
ADHD / Poor organization skillsAnger & Aggression Management
Life Transitions / Self Actualization
Perfectionism / Control issuesStress Management

Maya is known for her warm, effective and engaging approach to therapy. She has extensive experience with both individual and group therapy and is passionate assisting others in their healing. She understands the courage it takes to reach out for help.

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: The Kane Centre, 330 Trillium Drive, Unit A1, Kitchener N2E 3J2
Fast Contact: Email or Call Rhonda.
Couples CounsellingTrauma Recovery
Depression AnxietyGrief Counselling
Parenting ConsultationsAffairs
Abuse RecoveryPremarital

Rhonda has a Masters Degree in Counselling and is an experienced Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist and a registered Psychotherapist. Her approach is genuine, down to earth, and practical using techniques that are well supported by clinical research.

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

Location: 15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener N2G 1K7
Fast Contact: Email or Call Leah.
Couple TherapySex Therapy
Work-Life-Technology BalanceCo-parenting during Separation
Stress, Anxiety,Anger ManagementCouple's Desire Desprepency
Guidance with Life DecisionsBetrayals of all kinds

Need some help in approaching your relationships in ways that improve the way you relate together? I help people with all their relationships and I specialize in marital counselling as well as the related field of sex therapy.


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City of Kitchener
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Kitchener, ON

Baden, Counselling Waterloo ON, Therapist Guelph, Preston, Cambridge, Elmira ON, Wilmot

Kitchener, Ontario is the eleventh largest metropolitan area in Canada. The city offers an abundance of historical attractions as well as family-oriented fun for entertainment value. One of the Mennonite family’s homes is a historic museum, located in the heart of the city. Over the last few years, this area has committed to renew and clean up the downtown by converting the dying mall into office space, relocating a theatre, and turning an old department store into a children’s museum. These renovations are aimed at making the city more ideal for families with children and teenagers. Other renewal initiatives include a new city hall, and implementing a farmer’s market, where families are guaranteed to find great priced items, while interacting with other community members. The town has a multitude of cultural highlights. Some of the different events include the Open Ears Festival, Blues, Brews & Barbecues and the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest; all of which prove to be fun and entertaining for the entire family. In terms of education, Alpine, Bridgeport, and Clemens Mill are three of several public schools within the district.1

Mental Health in Kitchener

Kitchener, formerly the Town of Berlin, is a medium-sized city in Ontario province, with a population roughly 200,000. While Kitchener is one of the most educated cities in the country, and has one of the lowest unemployment rates at 6.6 percent, the city has experienced a rise in the cost of housing steadily over the years.2 This has led to many people moving out of their homes, and settling into ghetto neighbourhoods.

Unsurprisingly, health issues have also escalated, and it is estimated that 14 percent of the population has a disability.3 However, the local government is doing its best to cater to the needs of all those who suffer from mental disabilities. The Canadian Mental Health Association have their head office in Kitchener, and they work towards improving the standard of living of mental health patients.4

Addiction is another major problem, and the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre provides care and specialized treatment for those who are dealing with it. They can be reached on any of the following numbers:

519-746-1919
519-279-6078

The risk of suicide is very real, and the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council continues to spread awareness in order to reduce incidences of suicidal behaviour. They conduct workshops and talks, and can be called in an emergency on: 514-799-1813.5

Current Initiatives

The Enabling Minds project was launched in 2005, with the goal of creating awareness about mental health problems, thereby eliminating the barriers for those who are mentally disabled and wish to participate in physical activities.They encourage mental health patients to engage in exercise in order to reduce the risk of further diseases, and improve their lifestyle and well-being.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Kitchener, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchener,_Ontario.
2. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. (2014) . EI Economic Region of Kitchener (2000). Retrieved from http://srv129.services.gc.ca/rbin/eng/kitchen.aspx?rates=1.
3. Kitchener. (2014) . If Kitchener Was A Village Of 100. Retrieved from http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/If_Kitchener_were_a_village.asp#persons.
4. Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington. (2014) . Canadian Mental Health Association. Retrieved from http://communitylinks.cioc.ca/record/GCL0429.
5. Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. (2014) . Risk Factors. Retrieved from http://wrspc.ca/need-help/risk-factors/.