Family Counselling Services in Shawnigan Lake, BC.

Find a family therapist in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM
Family Therapist

Sarah G. Flynn, RCC, MA, MREM

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8T 2Y6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Often a family arrives with an identified patient, that is, in agreement that one member in particular is the problem in the family. Together, we investigate how this family member serves a purpose in the family system overall and how all members function to keep this person in the role of the problem member. From here we explore the roles that all the family members are playing and whether these roles are desirable or not. If not, we consider how to make changes to help the family system function better overall. Often changing one part of the system creates change in the rest of the system too. In this process, each member must feel understood, respected and valued as part of the whole

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C
Family Therapist

Ginger Henderson, R.T.C

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

In V8Z 5K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

As a mother of two teens being the best parent I can be is a passion of mine. Working with families allows me to combine my passion, knowledge and training to help them reach optimal success within their relationships with each other. I believe it is important to gain a proper understanding of each individuals perceptions, needs and goals before we make an action plan towards the difficulties taking place. I look forward to working with your family.

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC
Family Therapist

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

In V8V 3K8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Families face many challenges together that can include grief and loss, addictions, separation and divorce, life transitions and communication. Each member and your family as a whole, already has strength and insight into these challenges. Each member also has hopes and ideas for creating more connection to one another. It is important to begin the therapy process by understanding these unique strengths, insights and needs, in order to develop the direction forward. As we work together, we may meet individually, in pairs and/or as a group throughout the process. My extensive experience working with children and youth in the school system, creates inclusivity with younger family members.

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.)  CCC
Family Therapist

Guido Timmermans, MA (Couns. Psych.) CCC

Canadian Certified Counsellor

In V9B 6R5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Your family is hurting and whatever you have been trying doesn’t help. It feels like you can’t win, respect has disappeared, understanding and patience are gone. Your family can benefit from bringing in a professional outsider. A family is a dynamic system. Being busy with our day to day struggles, it is easy to miss what another person needs. Timing and taking into account each members' experience is crucial to reconnect. Families have been extensively studied and research information and insights will allow you to review your own experience. With patience and tenacity, and taking the time to clarify and learn, you can resolve what may seem a hopeless situation.

Kathlyn McHugh, RCC, RSW
Family Therapist

Kathlyn McHugh, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker

In V9B 3S6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Family therapy is about nurturing change and influencing development within intimate relationships. Each family is made up of systems of interactions between the members. One of the goals of therapy is to influence conversations in a way that catalyzes strengths, wisdom, and support within the system. The emphasis in family therapy is on communication, spontaneity, and creativity.

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Family Therapist

Janice A. Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist - Professional Therapy by Phone & Email

In V8V 1S5 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

What affects one member of a family affects all the members. The troubles of couples affect their children. A huge challenge is finding successful way to blend families created by new partnerships and figuring out good step parenting and step children strategies. Love and optimism turn out not to be enough to ensure happy family life. In counseling we will talk about communication, finances, trust, sexuality and many other issues. You will learn new skills and increase in self esteem and confidence. Other family units who may seek counselling are, for example, a mother and daughter or brothers and sisters. They may want to clear up misunderstandings and enjoy a more satisfying relationship.

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Family Therapist

Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide

In V8T 2E1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Sometimes families go through emotional hits when life's transitions occur. Perhaps it is a death in the family, or a significant move. Accidents, illness and mental illness are also factors which drastically affect families. Laura Luz is outside counsellor who will recognize the family dynamics with fresh eyes and facilitate some solutions.

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC
Family Therapist

Janice Graham, Ph.D., RCC

Psychotherapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V9C 1E7 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

The troubles of individuals and couples can affect whole families. Though I do not invite families in as a group I often work one-on-one with the children, parents and siblings of clients. Also, I might meet with combinations such as a mother and daughter or maybe brothers and sisters. Parenting and blending families are big challenges for many. Some people are upset by financial or trust issues or want to improve communication skills. Counseling helps you gain insight and understanding into how families function. You will learn new skills and increase in self esteem and confidence. You can achieve the goal of making the changes you need to make your family life more satisfying.

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC
Family Therapist

Hannah Caradonna, MSW, RCSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8V 4A1 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

The term family therapy encompasses a lot. It could mean married or divorced parents with their children, it could mean families with adult children, it could be a mother and a adult daughter or a sibling duo. Whatever the relationship is, the goal of family therapy is to create a space for communicating effectively and often involves things like clearly defining relationships, working through previous conflicts and breaking unhealthy patterns.

Joyce Barwis, RCC
Family Therapist

Joyce Barwis, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8Z 3E9 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

Family Therapy can offer you and your family lasting change. By developing practical skills and action-oriented ideas for home and school, social problems and interpersonal difficulties can begin to shift. My approach includes developing a understanding of how each family member views the situation. We will look at how verbal and non-verbal communication and values and beliefs are interpreted by all the family members. By developing new communication skills lasting change can be created within the family

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Lauren Deane, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker

In V8T 1Z8 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I work with individuals that have a loved one displaying addictive behaviour. This can be anyone from a family member to a friend. Often loved ones of those with an addiction are "lost in the chaos" and their feelings are minimized. In truth, loving someone with an addiction can be awful. I work with loved ones to understand their personal boundaries, how to set them and communicate them clearly. We will work towards you "stepping back" from your loved ones addiction and learning to care for yourself again.

Erin Laird, MA, RCC
Family Therapist

Erin Laird, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In V8R 2B6 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

As children or adults it can be really challenging to just plain get along with brothers, sisters, children and parents! Who else knows how to push our buttons better? Conflict in families is to some extent normal and necessary. Find out how to have healthy conflict management skills to be able to elicit the love and care you need from your family to offer it in return. Families of all types of configurations will learn about being an ally for each other as we work towards respect, love, collaborative problem solving and mutual understanding.

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Kirsten Mueller, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In V8N 1C3 - Nearby to Shawnigan Lake.

I love working with families! Over the 20+ years of my career, I have helped ageing adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers, parents, youth & younger children. In working with parents & children, my focus is to support the whole family (rather than "fixing" the young person). Parents who feel educated, supported & empowered are in a much better position to make a difference in the lives of their kids than I am! In working with older adults (or adults with disabilities) and their families, I can provide guidance & a safe space to help work out differences & plan for the future. In all cases, if you live locally I prefer to visit in your home, which helps me better understand you.



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Thank you for visiting our British Columbia search of licensed family therapists in Shawnigan Lake.  Discord due from strife, marital problems, sibling rivalry, family of origin issues and blended families (just to name a few) can strain and hurt loving relationships. Counselling with honesty and depth will get to the heart of the issues and work towards healing. Find resolution for your family in Shawnigan Lake right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Shawnigan Lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. Shawnigan Lake therapists serve postal code: V0R.