Alma Jabs, B.A., Psych., B.Ed., MMFT.

Marriage and Family Therapist - Clinical member of AAMFT

Location: 211-847 Princess Street, Kingston K7L 1G9
Fast Contact: Email or Call Alma.
Couple CounselingFamily Therapy
Individual Therapy/Self-EsteemParenting Adolescents
Separation/Divorce/Blended FamAnxiety/Depression
Grief/LossImmigration Adjustment

Couples and Families. There are times in a couple's life where the hope and vision of spending a lifetime together is fading or almost gone. My passion is to work with couples to achieve a long lasting and satisfying relationship. Strong couples create healthy famlies.

Robert O'Brien, B.A., M.Div., M.Th., O.A.C.C.P.P. C.R..P.O. (R)

Registered Psychotherapist / Life Coacch

Location: 120 Clarence St. Suite 204, Kingston K7L 1X4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Robert.
Individual Identity therapyChristian Lifecoaching/Therapy
Depression/AnxietyDivorce & Re-Marriage
Sexual Addictions/AbuseGrief
Couple TherapyGroup Psychotherapy

Our task is to assist families to find harmony with life and with each other. The basic foundation of a romantic relationship and positive parenting is a wholesome and meaningful marriage. Is your marital relationship fractured? call us for an assessment.

Lyndsay Foster, MSW, RSW, Honours BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Location: 4 Cataraqui St. Suite 110, Kingston K7K 1Z7
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I provide family, youth and child therapy. As such, I am able to help families through individual issues and support all members of the family throughout these transitions.

Laurie Bowen, B.Ed., C.D.C.,M.S.W.,R.S.W.

Registered Psychotherapist/Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Kingston, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Laurie.
Mental Health and AddictionsMontessori Methods for Alzheimer
Family TherapyCreative Arts Therapies
Play TherapyEquine Therapy
Caregiver StressTransformational Prayer

Couples, Families and Relationships. Marriage and relationships are never easy but they can be wonderful and fulfilling once you understand what is healthy and what is not. Trained in Family and Marriage Therapy AFL brings hope to couples and families.

Kim Lawrence, BSc (Honours), MSW, RSW

Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

Location: 4 Cataraqui Street, Suite 110, Kingston K7K 1Z7
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Mental HealthSelf-Esteem
Relationship IssuesLoss or Grief
Domestic ViolenceAnger Management

Kim Lawrence offers compassionate, confidential counselling services to assist with gaining self-awareness, to change damaging behaviors and habits, process painful feelings, and improve relationships.

Kathy Doornekamp, B.A., M. DIv. (Counselling)


Location Near Therapist: Kingston, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Kathy.
Couple CounsellingIndividual Counselling
Grief and LossAnxiety and Depression
Divorce RecoverySpirituality

Relationships are challenging! My goal is to be a safe, caring, and compassionate resource person who can facilitate the discussion of difficult relational issues, and in so doing, orient couples towards greater emotional health and harmony.

Anna Paolucci, RP, RMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

Location: 920 Princess St, Suite 205 (3rd floor), Kingston K7L1H1
Fast Contact: Email or Call Anna.
Couples CounsellingSingle Session Therapy
Teens & ChildrenRemarriage/Blended Families
Divorce Trauma
Grief & Loss; SuicidePast Abuse

I focus on providing a safe and transparent counselling experience to couples who are living with relationship troubles. I offer honest feedback and aim toward creating an environment where people can speak the things that can be hard to say. LGBT Friendly.

Related Sites:
City of Kingston
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Kingston, ON

Frontenac Islands, Westbrook, Glenburnie, Elginburg, Loyalist, Amherstview

The culture in Kingston is very lively with artistic and entertainment, hosting several different festivals throughout the year.  These annual festivals include the Limestone City Blues Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Fanfayr, the Buskers’ Rendezvous, Sheep Dog Trials, Jazz Festival, and Chilifest.  The different arts include visual and media, as well as performing arts.  Local artists participate in the different exhibition programming of the two different non-profit venues for contemporary arts.  There are also artists from around the country and the world, not just from the local city area. This is in an effort to ensure that the venues follow the guidelines of their educational mandates.  The several different theaters have helped to keep the music and theater options alive and well.  There is also a Symphony Orchestra that performs at the Grand Theatre.  The city has seen many musicians and groups born, such as Steppenwolf, Bryan Adams, Avril Lavigne, The Mahones, and several other musicians. 

Sporting activities is very popular and prominent in the city of Kingston, such as hockey, sailing, diving, golf, curling and rugby.  Even though this is under some discussion and debate, the city holds onto the claim that they are the birthplace of ice hockey, which occurred in 1886 of a game played between Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada.  They play for the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and is still recognized as the world’s oldest rivalry.  The International Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Kingston, which was established in 1943. Sailing is also a hot spot for fresh-water sailing and holds an annual Olympic-training Regatta every August.  It is also listed as a top yacht racing venue in the U.S. even though this city is in Canada.  The area is also a destination for fresh-water wreck diving, with shipwrecks being preserved because of the fresh water.1

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Kingston

Kingston statistics have shown that approximately 53% of the city�s population is married, and living with a partner.2 Although this figure, when related to the total population of the city, shows the number of people who are actually married, it fails to describe the state of their marriage. Strained marriages can lead to divorce, and Kingston has an unusually high divorce rate at 14%. The risk of domestic violence and harm to children also increases with these figures, but there are various organizations which attempt to deal with this.

Family Service Ontario is one name which represents 42 different organizations across Ontario which aim to provide quality family counselling. They offer individual, family and couples counselling as well as marriage preparation courses, family violence programs and specific programs for single parents. In Kingston, they are represented by the K3C Community Counselling Centres, and can be contacted on 613-549-7850.3

The Men�s Project is a non-profit counselling agency for men (and their families). They offer group and individual counselling programs specifically oriented at men, as well as anger management programs, fathering group programs and emotional intelligence programs. Those interested can contact them on 613-230-6179.

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Domestic violence is a scarring experience, particularly for young adults and small children. The Kingston Frontenac Anti-Violence Coordinating Committee (KFACC) continues to promote awareness about domestic violence, in order to reduce the number of such incidences. KFACC includes law enforcement and justice authorities, as well as shelter, housing and counselling services. Children who are being victimized can call them on their 24 hours helpline on 1-800-668-6868. Women can call 613-544-6424.

The Kingston Police Force takes domestic violence very seriously, and offer protection for the victims. They conduct full investigations on any reported incidents, and will lay charges if reasonable grounds for doing so exist. Their crisis line is 613-546-1777.4


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