Ellis Nicolson, M.Div; RMFT

Ellis Nicolson, M.Div; RMFT
Family Counsellor

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: 4291 Village Centre Court, Suite 201, Mississauga L4Z 1S2

Do you have trouble communicating with your kids, spouse, siblings, in-laws, or parents? If you are like most of us, you probably do! Families adopt certain rules for how people are to behave within the family, and more often than not, these rules contribute to unhealthy relationships and communication patterns. It is my job to help families understand and identify their dynamics, and work towards effective and healthy communication patters.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Family Counsellor

Clinical Psychologist

Location: 400 Main Street East, Suite 210, Milton

Dr. Van Blyderveen, Ms. Saliba, Ms. Brans, and Ms. Brunet each offer family therapy at New Leaf Psychology Centre. Through family therapy, you and your family will learn to communicate more effectively with one another, better understand each other, and experience more frequent moments of closeness. Attention will be given to balancing the relationship quality with the different roles of parents and children. Ms. Saliba has a special interest in working with blended families, Ms. Brans has a special interest in working with families with a child who has special needs, and Ms. Brunet has a special interest in facilitating attachment between young children (ages 0 through 6) and their parents.

Bayridge Counselling Centre

Bayridge Counselling Centre
Family Counsellor

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

Location: 44 Cardigan St., Guelph

Sometimes the difficulties occurring in a family are systemic - which means that there is not really a 'problem person' but a family interaction malfunction. In family counselling, it is understood that everyone in the family impacts and affects everyone else and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It is also understood that the way to 'fix' a family problem is not by simply changing specific behaviours, but by changing the structure of the family. This can be a very important process for the many different types of families that we have in our society.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, M.Div.

Anne Marie Shewfelt, M.Div.
Family Counsellor

Anne Marie Shewfelt

Location: 4300 Village Centre Court, Mississauga L4Z 1S2

Couples therapy becomes family therapy as other family members join into the therapy process. So too child therapy becomes family therapy when the parents participate. Family therapy is beneficial because an issue with one family member especially children is typically a symptom of an issue with a relationship. For example the identified patient may be a child with a problem at school, but the issue becomes resolved when the family participates in the therapy process and the parents come to understand their part in the identified problem. It would be uncommon for an issue with a couple to not be impacting the other members of the family so all family members can benefit from family therapy.

David Knapp, MC. CCC.

David Knapp, MC. CCC.
Family Counsellor

Location: , Mississauga L4Z 1S2

A family is a team. When one member suffers, the entire family suffers. If the baby doesn’t sleep, nobody sleeps. Because the voice and opinion of every family member is valued and respected, family therapy helps generate solutions to problems that your family may be experiencing. I can help your family understand the problems from different perspectives and help facilitate a conversation that allows each family member to share responsibility for solving the problem. I will present a wide variety of ideas that have worked for other families and help you cater them to your own family because every family is different. A family is a team; let me be your coach.

Mary Phillips, M.Div., RMFT, RSW

Mary Phillips, M.Div., RMFT, RSW
Family Counsellor

Registered Social Worker, RMFT

Location: 116 Thomas Street, Oakville

Family relationships can be a source of comfort and support to the various family members. However family can also be a source of great stress when difficulties arise caused by behavioural issues or conflict within the family which disrupts normal family functioning. When this occurs, it can be helpful to involve the family or some of the family members in the counselling process to deal with these issues. As I have training and expereince in Family Therapy I will be happy to discuss your family situation with you to see if family therapy could be helpful for your situation. Do not hesitate to call me at 905-849-4242 extension 48

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., Cert. C&FTS, CCC, CCPA, CSAT

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div., Cert. C&FTS,  CCC, CCPA, CSAT
Family Counsellor

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Therapist

Location: 1550 Gordon St., Unit 19, Guelph

"The idea that one of the best things you can do for your child is to create a loving relationship with your partner is not sentimental ... it's a scientific fact" - Susan Johnson, Hold Me Tight. More and more we realize that love is not a total mystery and that it can be scientifically understood. I will help you recognize how you are connected to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is dependent on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to strengthen families is to build secure emotional connections, and for members to be emotionally open, attuned and responsive to each other.

Martin Resnick, Ph.D., C.Psych

Martin Resnick, Ph.D., C.Psych
Family Counsellor

Consulting Psychologist (Registerd Psychologist Prov of ON

Location: 2000 Credit Valley Rd, Suite 514, Mississauga L5M 4N4

My approach to family therapy is learning to communicate more effectively by focusing on current issues & interactions. Conflict resolution amongst family members is reviewed & the emphasis is on understanding & empathy with the goal of negotiating realistic solutions so that current family problems can be resolved. You & family members will learn to become closer & deepen family ties as well as get through difficult & stressful situations. The family will learn to solve problems & express thoughts & emotions effectively. Exploring family roles & behavioural patterns is necessary to identify issues that trigger conflict. You will learn positive interactions & reduce maladaptive responses.

Joanne Simpson, MA, BEd, Certified OACCPP

Joanne Simpson, MA, BEd, Certified OACCPP
Family Counsellor

Certified Counselor and Psychotherapist

Location: 79 Wilson Street, Oakville

The family is a system, and each person influences that system and is, in turn, affected in their own unique way by that system. I have worked with families, be they the entire family, or part of the family. I often work with the participants individually for a session (or more) on their own, bringing them back together in order to help guide them through communicating, problem-solving, and supporting one another.

Anna Toth, M.Sc., RMFT, Approved Supervisor

Anna Toth, M.Sc., RMFT, Approved Supervisor
Family Counsellor

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: Long Branch, Etobicoke

As a specially trained family therapist, I can work with all members of your family, including children and adolescents. I work together with parents, recognizing your expertise in the lives of your own children. My goal is to strengthen that expertise and restore your relationships to a balanced state. I offer young people a relaxed environment and a variety of ways to express themselves including art, writing, and play.


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If you are in Ontario and seek assistance with parenting and extended family, or perhaps you are dealing with issues in your children, or trying to work out harmony in a blended family, family counselling Mississaugacan help. Theravive is the best source for effective Mississauga family therapy in Ontario. A professional Mississauga family therapist has training and expertise in family dynamics both in and outside the home and can help resolve toxic and broken relationships. Please contact a Mississauga, ON family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.

Welcome to our network of family therapists in Mississauga. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counselling Mississauga, ON with a licensed and skilled family counselor can help find common ground, and begin restoration and healing. We hope that you will contact any one of our Mississauga family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.