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Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Location: 149 Second Ave, Suite 201, Ottawa K1S 2H6
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Families often need support around issues including grief and loss, family break-up, life transitions, substance use, illness, parent-teen conflict, communication, among other issues. I work with families to help them to shift patterns that are leading to conflict and are challenging the closeness of the relationships. My aim is to support families to strengthen their bonds and to transform their relationships. I work with families of all ages including young children as well as adult children.
Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW, CCC
Location: 4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa K2K 2A3
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Has your family situation changed? Are you a new parent, parent of teens or a stepparent? Do you wish there was more harmony & cooperation in your family? Do you and your partner disagree on how to raise or discipline your children? Are you divorced & want to make sure your kids are OK? Are you a stepparent & wish you knew something about raising kids? Are you the “fights about the kids” interfering with your relationship & love life? Are your teens constantly bickering with you, in trouble at school or with their peers? Family therapy can help you reestablish & create strong lasting positive connections. Call us today at 613 287 3799 & learn how we can help your family reconnect.
Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD
Clinical Social Worker and RMFT
Location: 99 Kakulu Road, Suite 208, Kanata
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Family therapy tends to be short-term treatment, usually several months in length, with a focus on resolving specific problems such as eating disorders, difficulties with school, or adjustments to bereavement, or geographical relocation.
In family therapy sessions, all members of the family and the therapist are present at most sessions. The therapists seek to analyze the process of family interaction and communication as a whole; they do not take sides with specific members. They may make occasional comments or remarks intended to help family members become more conscious of patterns or structures that had been previously taken for granted.
Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)
Couple Counselling/Coaching and Family Mediation Specialist
Location of Therapist: Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7
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Usually a client's challenges are directly related to their position in their family constellation. Particularly in dysfunctional familes certain members are relegated to restrictive roles and behaviours. For example, the one with a temper, the hider, the denier, the scape-goat, etc. It is sometimes imperative to see the whole family in one or more sessions to truly identify the malfunction and to treat this particular family member.
When the therapist is imbedded right in the family observing the "family dance" then the chances are vastly improved that the therapist can identify the family perturbance and empower the family to implement more successful dynamics.
Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Location: Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa K1J 8M8
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In times of crisis family members are likely to be more motivated to step out of old habits that no longer serve them well.
I can support you to:
• Resolve issues together;
• Enhance communication, choosing words that affirm and inspire;
• Foster your children and teens' ability to take personal responsibility;
• Empower them to make moral choices;
• Encourage their self confidence;
• Use clear boundaries based on respect, peace and justice;
• Perserve your couple time together;
• Parent with greater unity;
• Parent in single and blended families; and
• Deal with separation, and life transitions.
This is your opportunity. I am here to help.
Jane Langmaid, M. Ed. (Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario
Location: 124 O'Connor St, Suite 503, Ottawa K1P 5M9
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I meet with families in "dyads" which means two people at a time, and may also meet members individually because I find this the safest and most effective way to rebuild relationships. For instance if there is conflict between parents and adolescent, I usually would meet with all three first to get a sense of the issues. This session needs to be carefully managed so it is not a blaming session. Subsequently I might meet with the adolescent individually Then have meetings with adolescent and each parent, as well as both parents together focus on those relationships. The goal is to identify and arrest negative cycles, and power struggles and start to address issues in a new way.
Michael Hart, M.A., CCC
Certified Canadian Counsellor
Location: 1825 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa K1C 7C6
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Understanding the dynamic that exists between family members in the family system is a very important first step for helping familiesa achieve their therapeutic goals. Elim counsellors have done advanced studies in Family Systems Theory and are able to identify dynamics between family members
and guide family members to conclusions that are necessary if unwanted dynamics are to be changed. By using this approach, family members are able to move away from unhealthy patterns of blaming each other and become more focus on changing unwanted dynamics.
Gill Reilly, MSW,RSW,RMFT, Clinical member AAMFT/OAMFT
Registered Marriage and family Therapist, Certified EMDR
Location: , 0ttawa
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When working with families I have found that understanding how that particular family 'system' works is most important. Each family is unique with its own strengths and weakness. I also bring my extensive training in Attachment Theory to understand how each family member connects to the others. Helping each member be 'heard' and respected by the others goes a long way towards resolving issues within the family.
Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.
Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist
Location: 611 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa K2P 1V3
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Family Therapy initiates an awareness of and a respect for the very different reality and experience held by each family members. it facilitates awareness of the uniqueness of each family member's individual identity, rather than promoting individual family members as a reflection of the other. Understanding unfolds such that family members are capable of developing a map of reality that reflects the awareness of, and respect for, the important needs of each family member . See www.newhorizonscounselling.com - Family Therapy
Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor, MPCP, Clinical Supervisor
Location: 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa K2M 1G2
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Knowing the family dynamics is very important in Family Therapy. With this knowledge, I am able to point out to the family members how they are relating to each other. If there are dysfunctions in those relationships, I would want to address the root causes of the dysfunctions which could be their thoughts about themselves and the other family members. Once those irrational thoughts are addressed, then we can work on how each member can be relevant to each other and function as a family unit that works for all.
Family Counselling Ottawa.
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 Ottawacan help. Theravive is the best source for effective Ottawa family therapy in Ontario. A professional Ottawa 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 Ottawa, ON family counselor to begin your new commitment to beneficial change.
Welcome to our network of family therapists in Ottawa. Strife and turmoil in the home, or with extended family, can damage many of our relationships. Family counselling Ottawa, 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 Ottawa family counselors below for more information and to book an appointment.