Family Counselling Services in Hamilton, ON.

Find a family therapist in Hamilton, Ontario. Effective help for relationships, blended families, family of origin and other issues.


Chad Tomlinson, MTS, M’Ed, MA, OCT
Family Therapist

Chad Tomlinson, MTS, M’Ed, MA, OCT

Chad Tomlinson, Therapist/Counselor

565 Sanatorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7N4 | 905-319-1488

Every family is different, but every family deserves to feel love. When this is not the case, it is time to change things up. Everyone in the family is important and deserves to be heard, understood and respected. Together, we can make this happen. This is important because this will open the doors to the needed healing and the formation of healthy expectations and boundaries that will help make sharing your love for each other easier.

Michelle Pennells, H.B.A. Psychology; D.T.A.T.I.
Family Therapist

Michelle Pennells, H.B.A. Psychology; D.T.A.T.I.

Art Therapist and Counsellor

565 Sanitorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton, L9C 7N4 | 905-319-1488

Through a combination of Family Systems techniques, therapeutic art making, and talking therapy, I help families build communication, become aware of their habits and ways of interacting, identify problems, and come up with solutions for the best way to solve or manage these problems. I help families become a more open and cohesive unit by helping them become more aware of the ways that they interact with each other, and helping them resolve conflicts and anxieties. I help families strengthen their relationships through honesty and open communication, so that they can overcome conflicts together.

Dan Watterworth, BTh., MDiv.
Family Therapist

Dan Watterworth, BTh., MDiv.

Therapist, Counsellor

565 Sanitorium Rd., Unit 204A, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7N4 | 905-297-5317

Family relationships are the ones that form us and often have the most meaning in our lives. My approach to family therapy begins with respect for each individual in the family with the realization that each person’s behavior affects the whole. I am an empathetic listener as well as a facilitator of healthy relationships and communication. I enjoy helping families work through conflict and develop the insight and skills needed to improve their relationships and their personal well-being.

Lisa Bynoe-Stevens
Family Therapist

Lisa Bynoe-Stevens

565 Sanitorium Road, Suite #204A, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7N4 | 905-297-5317

For over 10 years, my approach is very much client-centred, drawing from both Family Systems and Solution-Focused theories. I also use psychoeducation and Play Therapy in sessions. I have found these approaches widely accepted by previous clients who seem to want to gain understanding as to why things were occurring in their relationships, but also quickly wanted to press on towards practical solutions.

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.
Family Therapist

Tressa Porter, R.P., M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

Available for Online Therapy

Family therapy is a process for everyone to feel heard, understood and that their needs matter. From the youngest to the eldest all our needs matter. Through a process of growing empathy for each other, we can explore creative ways where everyone can get their needs met and everyone can have space to be themselves. Sometimes we all get confused about what we are really wanting. So often conflict and misunderstandings create isolation in even the most loving families. Our work together is to make the time and space to understand each other and find the way back from conflict to connection.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Hamilton
Family Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Hamilton

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

565 Sanitorium Road, Suite #204A, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7N4 | 905-297-5317

Sometimes the difficulties occurring in a family are systemic - which means that there is not really a 'problem person' but a family interaction malfunction. In family counselling, it is understood that everyone in the family impacts and affects everyone else and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It is also understood that the way to 'fix' a family problem is not by simply changing specific behaviours, but by changing the structure of the family. This can be a very important process for the many different types of families that we have in our society.

Pat Allen, R.N. CPMHN(C), R.S.W.
Family Therapist

Pat Allen, R.N. CPMHN(C), R.S.W.

Pat Allen

565 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton , Ontario L9C 7N4 | 905-319-1488

Conflict in families is a normal part of our life but situations can arise which make navigating the road of life difficult. Experiencing parent/teen difficulties? Teens have a developmental task of separating from their parents, and life at this stage can produce conflict. This does not take away from the fact that good parents are the key to producing resilient teens. Perhaps conflict is due to different parenting styles in a blended family. There are many factors which go into making a happy stress free home. Seeking help in a safe and caring environment is sometimes needed to achieve this goal.

Sanjay (Jay) Rao, BSc.,MS Psy.
Family Therapist

Sanjay (Jay) Rao, BSc.,MS Psy.

565 Sanitorium Road, Suite #204A, Hamilton, Ontario L9C 7N4 | 905-297-5317

Families are immersed in issues and transformative experiences that give rise to personal stories that shape the identity of each member within it and the group as a whole. Although the issues may be diverse, opportunity exists to construct new narratives capable of not only resolving them, but producing new changes, directions, and purpose in life. As a practitioner of narrative therapy, a therapy often used with families to reauthor dominant stories upheld through an integration of new perspectives, it is my pleasure to be able to collaborate in assisting with the first steps towards this.


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Thank you for visiting our Ontario search of licensed family therapists in Hamilton.  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 Hamilton right now, please contact a specialist above, you can email 24/7.

Hamilton is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 256.08 square kilometers.  The population of Hamilton is 10,942 people with 4,276 households . The population ranking for Hamilton is #377 nationally and #135 for the province of Ontario with a density of 42.70 people per sq km. Hamilton therapists serve postal code: L9G.