Karen Bourdon, MA
1073 St. Mary's Rd., Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
I believe that whatever has the most potential to bless, has the most potential to harm. And I believe that the family definetely falls in that category. No family is perfect. Each of us do our best, but are often unaware of how we are impacting others. I can help a family have a safe enviroment where each family member is able to express themselves, and then to help the other family members to be able to truly hear them. I can help bring perspective that may be missed. I have seen many families go from chaos to a greater sense of peace. I have worked with single parents, families with young children, blended families, families with teen struggles, as well as in-law issues.
Alan Vanderwater, M.A. /Registered MCSW
#716 - 177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0W5
It is quite normal for families to discover they become tangled in daily life issues via patterns and power struggles; and get stuck in them, something many can relate to. However, when stuck in these ruts, they can also be quite debilitating. I assist families with rooting out sources of unhelpful conflict and stances; to develop new thinking and new personal approaches to relating; to get unstuck and onside with each other.
Susan Wenzel, MA; PACCP
Psychotherapist/ Clinical Sexologist/ Sex-Therapist ;
E-118 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B4
My goal with families is to create a safe place where everyone can feel heard and respected. Different families have different ways of relating to each other. Therapeutic work consists of the clients learning the family structure and the beliefs and values that their family encompasses. Sometime the perceived problem is caused by one of the family members, who do not agree or regard the same values as the rest of the family, and therefore the person becomes the “scapegoat”. I help the client identify the underlying root cause of the problem; help them to find the strength that they have as the family and how those strengths can work for to their benefit.
Michelle Morand, Online, Phone and In Person Support
M.A. Counselling; Internet, Phone, and In Person Counseling
Skype/Internet/Phone Support Worldwide, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8
When a client comes to us to work through their anxiety, depression, eating disorder, or addiction patterns we know that somewhere out there is at least one person who wants to help if they can. We see this is a powerful opportunity for the whole family to heal and grow. It it key that families understand what is truly impacting all those involved; how each member is seeing the situation and their role in it; and what each person really needs in order to feel safe, loved, and trusting of each other. Regardless of how divided family members may be, if there is a desire to connect and a willingness to take responsibility for their part, healing will happen. We are here to help you.
Sam Whelan, MMFT, CD
BA (Psych), Masters (Marriage & Family Therapy), CD
Winnipeg, MB R2V 0B2
For the most part families are where an individual develops. All of us, no matter what age, are at some stage of development. As such our siblings, parents, children, spouses, and extended family all have the possibility to contribute to our development in a variety of healthy and unhealthy ways. The purpose of family therapy is to assist in the exploration our subjective and collective development and to increase healthy development while decreasing unhealthy development.
Marlene R. Dyck, M.A., B.A.,L.P.N.
Marlene R. Dyck Therapist / Life Coach
1026-1195 Rothesay St., Winnipeg, MB R2G 4K2
Families form in many different ways: traditional, blended and single parent, to name a few. At the core, family is where we get to know who we are and learn how to develop relationships. Sometimes, hurtful experiences happen with those closest to us. These hurts can affect future relationships. Learning how to heal those hurts can bring resolution and peace with family and also enhance other present and future relationships. Families matter !!!!!!
Jody Harris, MMFT
Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist
1-1549 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5G9
I have always believed that families as a unit are only as good and strong as the parts or people that firm them. It is my belief that if one person in a family is not functioning well, this affects the whole family. It is important to understand family dynamics and the roles that people hold within the family. Interventions can involve strategic therapeutic interventions or structural interventions. I have also begun using top laying which is very helpful in getting a child to understand their parents position on something.
Glenys Wirch, MA
546 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G3
Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from one another; the family is an emotional unit. As a therapist I view problems within the family as the result not of particular members' behaviors, but of the family's group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. As a therapist I endeavour to help each individual member understand how their childhood family operated, their role in that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in the current family.
Eldon Pullman, MA
302 - 1200 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T5
Using a family systems approach to family therapy is a way to understand the family as an interacting system. Learn how to better understand the roles each person plays in the family. Learn the rules that each person relates by and who makes the rules. Who has the power in the family and how is that power being used to the families benefit or not. Usually the family is seen as a unit not individually as the family is always working towards a common unit in how they relate together.
Gerry Pettyjohn, MA, CSRT
Certified Sexual Recovery Therapist
3527 Pembina Highway (Entrance at rear of building), Winnipeg, MB R3V 1A5
If you have teenage boys that need to learn about healthy sexuality, I can assist you and your sons. I have experience counselling teenagers (with their parents present if they are open to it) on the dangers of pornography and acting out sexually before marriage. Many parents want to be present in these sessions to hear what I am saying to their sons so that they can later have healthy discussions around sexuality.