Professional Counselling in Kitchener, ON

Find the right therapist or marriage counsellor near Kitchener, Ontario.

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Laurie Blaikie, MA

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Laurie

Within Driving Distance of Kitchener, ON

While life can be joyful, it can also be difficult. I provide a safe place of support as you cope with life's challenges. Together we'll explore your current strengths, and create new ones, as you grow in health and effectiveness.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Terminal and Chronic Illness
  • Parenting Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Reduction
  • Life Review Therapy

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)
Phone & Email:  Contact Leah

15 Schneider Avenue (at Queen Street), Kitchener, ON N2G 1K7

Struggling with a relationship? Great relationships are at the heart of living your best life. Couple therapy requires different skills than individual therapy. One size fits all approaches don't fit all. Let's design what best suits you from where you are right

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Couple, Marriage Counselling
  • Assertiveness and Boundaries
  • Blended Families, Step Parenting
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Desire Issues and Differences
  • Guidance with Life Decisions
  • Dating Coaching for mid-life

John Roche, MDiv, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Contact John

Within Driving Distance of Kitchener, ON

I have two Master's degrees in counselling, advanced training in CBT and EMDR, and 10 years of experience on my own healing journey. If you're looking to break out of old patterns and start living the life you want, contact me today.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger
Therapy Coupon Available

Maya Polywjanyj, M.Sc., Psychological Associate

Registered Psychological Associate, Clinical Psychology
Phone & Email:  Contact Maya

195 King St W, Unit 303, KITCHENER, ON

Maya has extensive clinical psychology training and success with a variety of issues. She is down to earth, direct, yet warm and engaging. She creates a space for you to be very real with yourself. In this way, you are supported to discover and grow.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma / PTSD / Abuse
  • ADHD / Poor organization skills
  • Anger & Aggression Management
  • Life Transitions /
  • Self Actualization
  • Perfectionism / Control issues
  • Stress Management

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

Phone & Email:  Contact James

21 Lydia, Kitchener, ON N2H 1V2

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

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Men's Issues
  • Couples' Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Sexual Problems
  • Anxiety & Depression

Shelley Read, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Counsellor, Aging Well Consultant
Phone & Email:  Contact Shelley

690 Belmont Ave W., Suite 101, Kitchener, ON N2M 1N6

I am committed to helping my clients clearly define and reach their personal wellness goals from a strengths-based, holistic perspective. I put great emphasis on nurturing a respectful and trusting relationship as we journey towards discovering meaning and solutions.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Counselling
  • Seniors/Aging Life Consultant
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Caregiver Support
  • Emotional and Mental Health
Therapy Coupon Available

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Contact Susan

39 Murrayhill Court, Kitchener, ON N2E 1N8

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.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Trauma
  • Couple Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Adoelscents
  • Family Violence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse

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

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Bruce

Within Driving Distance of Kitchener, ON

I am an Individual, Couple & Family Therapist, a 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 66, I also have experienced life's valleys.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Individual Counselling (8 +)
  • Sex Addiction (+ Partners)
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem
  • Separation & Blended Families
  • Purpose & Goals in Life

Leanna Callum, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Art Therapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Leanna

610 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, ON N2K 1M3

I provide Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Coaching, and Consulting services in a transparent and collaborative relationship. I approach my work with curiosity, acceptance, and compassion and focus on strength based positive approaches to change.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Attachment/Connection Parenting
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Grief Counselling
  • Strength-based Approaches
  • Psycho-education

Holly Mathers, B.A., M.T.S., R.P.

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Contact Holly

825 King St. W., Kitchener, ON N2G 1E3

We specialize in working with individuals & families dealing with chronic illness, disability, mental illness, grief & loss, postpartum depression, past abuse issues, trauma, transgender issues, infertility, and other concerns.

  • Some of My Specialties:
  • Chronic Illness & Disability
  • Grief & Loss
  • Teens & Young Adults
  • Transgender Issues
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Past Abuse & Trauma
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Infertility

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Canadian Counselling Association

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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:


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.


1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Kitchener, ON. Retrieved from,_Ontario.
2. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. (2014) . EI Economic Region of Kitchener (2000). Retrieved from
3. Kitchener. (2014) . If Kitchener Was A Village Of 100. Retrieved from
4. Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington. (2014) . Canadian Mental Health Association. Retrieved from
5. Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. (2014) . Risk Factors. Retrieved from

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Kitchener. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Kitchener and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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