Mitch Smolkin, M.A., Counselling Psychology
Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor
208 St Clair Ave West Suite #2, Toronto, ON M4V 1R2
The bonds in the family are interconnected, and Family Therapy is a great way to strengthen those bonds and also understand how old patterns of being actually cover up some of the most important feelings and needs that have never been expressed. I approach Family Therapy through working closely with each relationship in order to shed light on both how they functions together, but also to make room for growth and acceptance. Families are crucial for our survival, and understanding how much we need each other goes a long way to building and re-building close and secure ties.
Robin Long, C.A., M.Ed.
Masters in Counselling Psychology
1504 Yonge St. 3rd floor, Toronto, ON M4T 1Z6
Family dynamics can be challenging at the best of times. They are also quite difficult to change when inside the family itself. Having an unbiased third party listen to all individuals involved may help identify the key underlying issues. Action plans may be set up and codes of conduct may be specified that will allow people to believe that change is possible. By taking concrete steps forward, family members are triggered less often and engage in undesired behaviours less frequently. This process also will give a voice to those who may otherwise not be heard.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.
Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych
3130 Bathurst St. Suite 211, Toronto, ON M6A 2A1
I have counseled thousands of parents in the past 35 years. My book "Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice" outlines my philosophy of family life: harmony is of utmost importance to the well-being of every family member. I will show you how you can attain this harmony in your own home as we explore and address the specific issues and challenges that your family faces.
Tammy Laber, MA, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Coach and Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist
Pape and Danforth, Toronto, ON M4J 1C3
Family counselling takes into account all members of the family, because you all affect each other. In addition, blended families have special challenges that stem from two styles and two sets of rules. It's tough to get the balance just right, but it can be done. I also have experience with kids and teens with oppositional defiant disorder. Let me help you improve the functioning of your family. Your long term happiness is at stake.
Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., C.Psych.
114 Maitland Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1
Clients come to see me in my practice in downtown Toronto in order to help them focus on problems and conflicts between family members. In some cases, this includes parent-child conflicts. And in others, this may include conflicts between the adults in home, who may have differing approaches to parenting. Finally, excessive conflicts between siblings may also be a reason for family therapy.
Patricia Thompson, MA
344 Bloor St. West Suite 610, Toronto, ON M5S 3A7
Our families can benefit from family therapy when they experience any stressful event that puts pressure on family relationships, such as financial hardship, family fractures or break ups, or the death of a loved one. Some issues we would focus on in family sessions are improving communication and solving conflicts, exploring ways we can support a family member who is experiencing difficulties, and how to grow stronger moving forward. It can seem like a monumental task. However with hope, optimism and commitment families can get better.
Sandra Lewis, MA
126 Seaton Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2T3
With a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Management, family counselling is an area in which I excel. After all, most of the problems within families are about conflict, about family members are relating to each other, listening to each other (or not listening) and interacting on a daily basis. This conflict and mediation experience, along with my years of psychotherapy, make my work with families uniquely productive.
Allan Findlay, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified EFT Couple and Family Therapist
110 Eglinton Ave W. Suite 303E, Toronto, ON M4R 1A3
It is family stability that provides a secure base from which your teenager can venture into the world. No matter which face your teenager wears, they all have in common an enormous underlying anxiety (about their changing bodies, fitting in, achieving, etc). Through parent and teen counselling, we can help save you and your family from even more turmoil. Successful Parenting is about helping develop in our children a sense of self and a sense of belonging.If you are a separated or divorced parent there are many added complications. When your teenagers have two families to be part of their are lots of added stresses for everyone. As a family therapist with 30 years of experience, I can help
Victoria Lorient-Faibish, RP, MEd, CCC, BCPP, RPE
Registered Psychotherapist, Holistic Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor
14 Prince Arthur Avenue Suite 209, Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Communication.empathy and forgiveness work are a primary focus in family therapy with me. We work with many modalities including Traditional talk therapy: Giving space for the family to explore and express feelings, own awareness’s, transform thoughts, grieve, vent, and neutralize guilt, anger and fear. New understandings and thus new neural pathways and patterns begin to form. This is a profoundly transformational set of tools that can bring families to stronger places of connection and union.