Professional Counselling in Brantford, ON

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Lauralea Lloyd, BSW MSW RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Lauralea

Within Driving Distance of Brantford, ON


Lauralea has 25 years of experience, helping individuals, and is a warm, engaging, respectful and effective therapist who sincerely cares about her clients. She will help you find solutions to challenges you're facing using approaches that fit your needs and situation.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma & Abuse recovery
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions
  • Mindfulness & Self Compassion
  • Couple Counselling

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Bruce

Within Driving Distance of Brantford, ON


I am an Individual, Couple & Family Counsellor, a Sex Addiction Counsellor, and an Emotionally Focused Counsellor. I was trained by Dr. Susan Johnson, "The best couple therapist in the world" (Dr. John Gottman). At age 66, I also have experienced many of life's valleys.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Individual Counselling (8 +)
  • Sex Addiction (+ Partners)
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem
  • Separation & Blended Families
  • Purpose & Goals in Life

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tressa

Online Therapist / Coach


Anywhere, anytime! Access help when you need it! Therapy that fits your life and joins you on your journey.
As a therapist, I am a skilled guide through the often overwhelming terrain of feelings. I create a safe space with you to feel the fullness of your life and to make sense of your experience . This leads to empowerment from the inside out.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Attachment Issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Abuse - Past And Present
  • Self Esteem
  • Health And Wellness

Jamie Clahane, M.T.S., C.P.C.

Certified Professional Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Jamie

174 Stanley St, Suite 205, Brantford, ON N3S 6P8


Jamie is a psychotherapist with a specialty in spiritual care. She is able to address the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person that are always intimately involved in the process of healing and recovery.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Spiritual Care
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Psychological disorders
  • Grief
  • Relationship Dysfunction
  • Life Transition

Heidi Neu, M.Div., D.T.A.T.I.

Counsellor, Professional Art Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Heidi

99 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford, ON N3S 6T6


Heidi uses creative approaches in her work with women, children and families. She uses art and play therapy to help children express and process their emotions. Heidi also works with women needing a warm and supportive place to process a variety of life issues.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Children
  • Women
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Grief And Loss
  • Children & Divorce
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Families

Laura Dowler, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker
Phone & Email:  Connect With Laura

Within Driving Distance of Brantford, ON


Laura provides counselling to individuals, couples and families. Her practice is in a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic to achieve the optimal goal of patient centered care.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Mental Health
  • Children And Parenting Issues
  • victimization/trauma
  • Womens Issues
  • criminalization
  • Medical Issues
  • Couples Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
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Related Sites:
City of Brantford
Canadian Counselling Association

Therapy Brantford, ON

Woodstock, Hamilton, Cambridge, North Dumfries, Brant, Norwich

Brantford has had a few scenes from films shot in the city, including Welcome to Mooseport and Where the Truth Lies.  A more recent film was Weirdsville that was filmed in downtown Brantford.  The residents poked fun at the downtown area, saying that not much needed to be done for the downtown to look haunted and decayed.  Some other entertainment that occurs in the area is the annual air show, where the Snowbirds perform.  Other attractions include a venue where weekly pro-wrestling matches are held.  The Sanderson Centre has live performances, along with many other places featuring live musical entertainment.  The sports teams in Brantford include the Brantford 99er’s Hockey Team, Brantford Red Sox baseball team, and a couple of different basketball teams. The Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament is held annually in Brantford.1 The Kinsmen Club of Brantford has many different entertainment events that occur throughout the year, one of which being the weekly Bingo game every Thursday evening.

Even though there is not a large population base in Brantford, there are quite a few churches—thirty-five.  The different denominations include Anglican, Catholic, Baptist, Mormon, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, and United Methodist addresses the spiritual components of resolving issues and bringing closure to past issues.  There are also three different temples—Sunni Islamic temple, Sufi Islamic temple, and a small Sikh temple.  On the other side of the table there is the Brantford Golf & Country Club which was founded in 1879 and is the fourth oldest golf club in North America.  Additionally, in 2008, Brantford will be hosting the Allan Cup, which is in its 100th year of the event.  The Allan Cup is a similar to the Stanley Cup except that it is for senior amateur men’s ice hockey playoffs.  The original trophy was donated in 1908 by Sir H. Montagu Allan to replace the Stanley cup which is now used by the professional hockey teams as their championship trophy. 

Mental Health in Brantford

In comparison to the rest of Ontario, Brantford has poor mental health, shorter life expectancy, and higher infant mortality rates.2 Although this is true, the area has also done many things to help improve health and make healthcare more accessible. There are also many mental health services that are available to help families, couples, and individuals who are struggling.

The CMHA is one great example of a program dedicated to mental health. They provide community programs to work with large groups of people, individual counseling, couple and family counseling, and many other services that help people of all ages who are dealing with all sorts of problems.3

Current Initiatives

On top of making healthcare a bigger priority, the city of Brantford has other plans for the progression of this community. Their strategic plan involves making the area a safer place, providing more services to the population, and improving the quality of life for the city overall.4 There will be managed growth, environmental progress, and more jobs created, as well as many other things that will be very helpful for everyone living here.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Brantford, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brantford.
2. HSIP (n.d.). (2014) . RPopulation Health Profile. Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/providers/information/resources/profiles/profile_hamiltonniagara.pdf.
3. Canadian Mental Health Association. (2014) . Brant County Branch. Retrieved from http://brant.cmha.ca/.
4. Corporation of the City of Brantford. (2011) . Brantford's Community Strategic Plan. Retrieved from https://mybrantford.ca/BrantfordsCommunityStrategicPlan.aspx.

Welcome to our network of mental health practitioners and therapists in Brantford. Our greatest desire at Theravive is that you would find the right qualified help.  Our professionals offer many forms of therapy such as overcoming depression, life coaching, anger management, and marriage counseling. Counselors in Brantford and credentialed psychotherapists are ready to help.

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