Gord Hope, PHD

Psychotherapist and Life Development & Change Specialist

Location: Location of Therapist: Waterloo, ON, N2V 2C9
Fast Contact: Email or Call Gord.
Individual PsychotherapyCouples Therapy
Accessing Positive PotentialsPost-Traumatic Stress Injury
Faith And Spiritual Struggles.Anxiety And Stress
Sexuality And Identity IssuesDeep Sadness & Self Deprication

Gord Hope PhD, works with you, both as a couple and as individuals, realizing that healthy individuals make healthy relationships. His approach combines Couples Counselling and powerful individual Psychotherapy, with individual sessions of 1:15 to 1:40 hours in length.

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

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 587 Leighland Drive, Waterloo N2T 2J9
Fast Contact: Email or Call Rhonda.
Couples CounsellingTrauma Recovery
Depression AnxietyGrief Counselling
Parenting ConsultationsAffairs
Abuse RecoveryPremarital

Rhonda is passionate about helping people to understand and learn the practical skills that help their relationships to succeed. She is well trained as a family systems therapist addressing the counselling needs of the whole family while stabilizing the couple relations

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Waterloo, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Tamara.
Relationship/Couple ConcernsChild / Adolescent Concerns
Family Conflict ParentingDepression/ Anxiety
Stress/ BurnoutTrauma
Grief /LossCoping Skills

Seeking help takes courage. Congratulation on your bravery. Being true to our selves and being in a healthy relationship is one of lives joys. Loving and being loved is a journey that we can help with. Invite us to join you on the ride in a positive supportive way..

Southern Ontario Counselling Centre, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Workers & Psychologists

Location Near Therapist: Waterloo, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Southern Ontario Counselling Centre.
Relationship TherapySex & Sexuality
Child & Adolescent Individual/Personal Growth
Grief & Loss CBT/Anxiety/Depression
Trauma & ResiliencySeparation/Divorce

We work to promote the health of the relationship between couples. Understanding ourselves and finding peace and comfort in our own lives, allows us to accept others and connect more deeply and meaningfully. IMAGO therapy is available at our centre.

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Location Near Therapist: Waterloo, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Sarah.
Trauma, Abuse and AddictionsEmotional and Spiritual Crises
Boundaries and AssertivenessAnxiety, Panic, and Anger/Rage
Self-Worth and Self-CriticismDissociation and Trauma Release
Coping Skills & Self-RegulationRelationship & Attachment Issues

We work with couples struggling with conflict, intimacy, stress, trauma or addictions, to repair attachment injuries, understand each other's emotional needs, and restore healthy boundaries, bond and communication.

Leanna Callum, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Art Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Waterloo, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Leanna.
Individual PsychotherapyCouple and Family Therapy
Attachment/Connection ParentingHealthy Relationships
Grief CounsellingStrength-based Approaches

I work from a Dynamic, Process Oriented, Systems Perspective that considers how people are formed and compelled to interact in relationships. In this approach, I assess the pattern of interaction and identify areas of change to support healthy connection.

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

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Waterloo, 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

My approach is holistic and solution-focused on the "12 Intimacies," and "12 Emotional Needs" of relationships" eg. respect, appreciation, affection, conversation, honesty, power sharing, etc., and concrete actions to enhance emotional connection and sexual intimacy.

Pat Parisi, M.Ed. (Adult Education and Counselling)

Career Counsellor and Life Coach

Location: 275 Craigleith Dr., Waterloo N2L 5B4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Pat.
Career CounsellingSuccessful Career Change
Job Search and ResumesReduce Stress & Be Happier
Career problems: bad boss etc.Interviewing Skills. Networking.
Life CoachingEmotional Intelligence at Work

Couples, Families and Relationships

Leah Valian, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker / Registered Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

Location Near Therapist: Waterloo, ON
Fast Contact: Email or Call Leah.
Affairs and BetrayalsCouple, Marriage Counselling
Assertiveness and BoundariesBlended Families, Step Parenting
Separation and DivorceDesire Issues and Differences
Guidance with Life DecisionsDating Coaching for mid-life

Struggling? Has a betrayal been discovered? Feel like well meaning family and friends don't understand all your conflicting feelings? Get help with my intensive approach to heal and comfort yourselves and make your best decisions.

Related Sites:
City of Waterloo, ON
Ontario Psychological Association

Therapy Waterloo, ON

Wilmot ON, Kitchener, Waldau, Bridgeport West, Nortward, Bloomingdale, Elmira

There are many ways to expand knowledge and stay active in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Children can join in a variety of sporting events through the Waterloo Youth Sports Organization.1 Whether it is basketball, football, or volley ball, little ones can develop their coordination as well as learn how to work on a team. A stratus of discouragements when seeking employment can levy the financial foothold, initiating stress amongst a married couple, and thus mandating the expertise from a Christian marriage counsellor.  Do not let financial insecurities tax upon the companionship of your marital communion; let a couples therapist help discern economic tribulations from the intricate imminence you share as a couple. Families can go on outdoor excursions at Waterloo’s natural parks. Some offer camping facilities, such as Aztalan State Park, Big Bay State Park, and Amnicon Falls State Park. Devil’s Lake State Park is home to many stunning views as well as hiking and bicycle trails that cover more than 29 miles. Most of Devil’s Lake is welcome to pets, so bring your four legged friend along so the entire family can enjoy the day! Seasonal activities are also available in Waterloo, and include foliage observing and apple picking at one of the many orchards operating in the area.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health inWaterloo

The city of Waterloo is located in southern Ontario, Canada. It has over 60 square kilometers within its borders and is populated with around 98,000 people.2 The people who make their homes here are very involved in the community and the city is making constant improvements to the area. However, divorce rates are still somewhat higher in this area than they are when compared throughout all of Ontario.

It is estimated that close to 38% of marriages will end in divorce before the couple celebrates their 30th wedding anniversary.3 While these averages are still essentially average, it continues to be a concern for this area. Recent statistics also show that the average age for divorce was in the couple�s early forties. Divorces are often over financial problems, substance abuse, or mental health concerns�all of these are problems that can be solved and there are programs that can help you find the help that you need.

Family Services and Assistance Programs

Waterloo is a city that has many resources available to everyone. There are different family services and assistance programs that can help individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with a wide range of problems. There are counseling centers and support groups for those who face mental illness, rehabilitation for those who have drug problems, and many financial aid programs that can help families.4 The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is constantly making an effort to distribute food to those who are in need, and they distribute over 300 million pounds of food every year. You can contact them by phone at 519-743-5576.5


1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Waterloo, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo,_Ontario.
2. The City of Waterloo. (2012) . Home page - City of Waterloo. Retrieved from http://www.waterloo.ca/.
3. IMFC. (2013) . Canadian divorce statistics. Retrieved from http://www.imfcanada.org/sites/default/files/Canadian%20Divorce%20Statistics_0.pdf.
4. The Charity Vault. (2013) . Kitchener Ontario Canada Charities Guide. Retrieved from http://www.charity-charities.org/Canada-charities/Kitchener-ON.html.
5. The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. (2011) . Home - Food Bank. Retrieved from http://www.thefoodbank.ca/en/.