Family Counselling Services in Oakville, ON.

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


Reta Walker, MCC
Family Therapist

Reta Walker, MCC

Registered Counsellor

11 - 1155 North Service Road West, Oakville, Ontario L6M 3E3 | 905-510-4082

Families don't have to be perfect but when a family functions well, parents and children fulfill their roles, enjoy their life together and develop in a healthy way. A healthy family means that all of the members are involved, children are empowered and self esteem develops. As a therapist, I can assess family issues, direct you in appropriate roles and responsibilities and help you communicate more effectively.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic
Family Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Oakville, Clinic

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Road, East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)
Family Therapist

Ingrid Dresher, RP, MSc(hon)

Registered Psychotherapist (College of Psychotherapists of Ontario)

Eglinton and Kipling (two minutes east of Highway 427), Etobicoke, Ontario M9R 1Y4 | (416) 487-9129

Therapy can provide a safe environment for families that seek to repair their relationships. The problems generally stem from a much earlier time, when it was hard for family members to understand the nature of their conflict. Each person often has felt hurt and misunderstood, and these feelings have perpetuated over time. My approach is to encourage dialogue between them to help them understand the dynamics that have prevented a fulfilling relationship. I also try to establish the positive intentions of the work they are about to do. Therapy is intended to give them insight into what went wrong and how to repair the relationship while working through the difficult feelings and mistrust.

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Susan Ockrant, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

465 Morden Road, Suite 206, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3W6 | 905 827 2121

Family relationships can be complicated. All families have their own patterns, and unique sibling and parents/child relationships. I can help your family members communicate in different ways and change long standing patterns within the family unit. I can facilitate healing from past events and misunderstandings, and shift your family relationships into different life stages.

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Sherry Van Blyderveen, Ph.D.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologist

400 Main Street East, Suite 210, Milton, Ontario L9T 4X5 | 905-878-5050

Dr. Van Blyderveen, Dr. Saliba, and Dr. Brunet each offer family therapy at New Leaf Psychology Centre. Through family therapy, you and your family will learn to communicate more effectively with one another, better understand each other, and experience more frequent moments of closeness. Attention will be given to balancing the relationship quality with the different roles of parents and children. Dr. Saliba has a special interest in working with blended families, and Dr. Brunet has a special interest in facilitating attachment between young children (ages 0 through 6) and their parents.

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP
Family Therapist

John Henderson, B.Sc., M.Div., M.Th., RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Couple & Sex Therapist

116 Thomas Street, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3A8 | 905 847-0955

Family Therapy involved treating the whole family system, rather than just an individual. It can be one of the more efficient forms of therapy, but also very challenging allowing each person in the family to have a voice. Getting family members to come is a big step. Family therapy helps develop new rules, attitudes, feelings and relationship patterns that work more effectively.

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Family Therapist

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-351 (East Entrance), Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 | 519-265-4681

The Refuge can support your family to heal and recover from a variety of life challenges, including trauma, addictions, grief and loss, separation and divorce, conflict, complex family dynamics, and other transitions and stressors. Our approach is trauma-specific, body- and emotion-focused, and grounded in attachment theory, neuroscience and family systems to help you and your loved ones restore respectful communication, mutual understanding, repair attachment injuries, develop emotion regulation skills, promote attuned parenting, and reconnect with joy and enjoyment with one another. Our team offers individual, couples and family sessions.

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP,  OACCPP
Family Therapist

Clairelise Folch, MA, RP, OACCPP

Certified Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

1401 Golden Meadow Trail, Oakville, Ontario L6H 3H1 | 905-842-3626

Everything relates to everything else, and families in all shapes and forms are no exception. Different ages, developmental levels in children, genders and or cultures need to be considered, when we try to establish a loving, respectful. proactive and supportive family team. I do believe, that the HOW, WHAT, WHEN and WHY of communication is what makes or breaks a family .... any relationship. Allow me to help you establish reasonable goals and find manageable solutions to challenges, which will improve your family's wellbeing. 905-842-3626

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc
Family Therapist

Krystle Pierre, RP, CCC, MSc

Registered Psychotherapist

1011 Upper Middle Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6H 4L2 | 905-849-9915

My approaches to family therapy involves first recognizing the family system that exists. This includes identifying the different roles that each family member play within the system. In addition, an exploration of the communication styles, individual characteristics and behaviour patterns of each member of the family will help understand why potential conflicts or disagreements are occurring.

Lindsay Simmons, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Lindsay Simmons, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

384 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3C6 | 9058028136

For me, Family Therapy is distinctly different from any other form of therapy, as there are many stories to tell and many points of view to be shared. Because of my experience as a therapist and a parent, I understand how difficult it can be when the family unit is not functioning the way everyone wants it to. As a trained and experienced therapist, I can ensure that all of your family members feel heard and understood, and are willing to work together to help everyone reconnect.

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP
Family Therapist

Susan Rumford, B.A., M.A., RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

2250 Eighth Line,, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6Z4 | 905-609-1017

Strong families assist each member to venture into the world as responsible and confident individuals. Counselling can help families build the strong foundation of understanding that’s required to do this. In Family Counselling you’ll learn the skills of effective listening that lead to better communication, as well as the ability to do conflict resolution in respectful and helpful ways.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Family Therapist

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Each family has its own unique personality that impacts the functioning of its members. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic models and the approach I take will be catered to your family dynamics and the special challenges that brought you here today. When working with the family, I help improve their ability communicate openly to challenging issues and work through ups and downs in their relationships.

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Luisa Anoja, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

235 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H7 | 289-837-3227

Family therapy is a space to discuss and improve communication between the family members. Children and adolescents may have a difficult time expressing their needs, and more often than not, will act out their need rather than verbalizing what is bothering them. I help children and parents better identify and express their needs through emotion coaching, and effective communication skills in the context of family and/or individual sessions.

Natalia Buchok, RSW
Family Therapist

Natalia Buchok, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

1364 Roylen Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 1V4 | 416-908-1540

Family therapy can look very different depending on who attends. Some family therapy may involve adult family members struggling with a conflict, sometimes it involves parents and their young children or teens. In Family Therapy treatment is dependent on the goal, but typically involves improving communication, helping family members to listen to each other, help them to develop strategies for coping with conflict and/or differences, learn to get support from one another, improve closeness between family members, accept those elements that cannot change, identify their role within the family (and make changes if desired) and shift their perceptions of each other.

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC
Family Therapist

Henry Gulabh, M.A., RP, (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC

Certified Counsellor/ Certified Addictions Therapist

345 Lakeshore Road E, Suite 208,, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J5 | 905 526-1914

All families are the same and all families are different. Therapy is based on the family as an organised social unit that goes through phases of gradual but emotionally-charged change. Roles and functions often collide with personal needs and changing individual needs and hormonal behaviours that will clash with parenting styles triggering power struggles. Family dynamics must find a way to balance the conflicting childrens' needs to assert distinct identities while integrating conflicting parental values. Family therapy is difficult but growth-inducing for all but I find it helpful to see individuals separately for them to express ideas and feelings freely as it helps with communication.

Andrea Ramsay Speers, MA
Family Therapist

Andrea Ramsay Speers, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

175 Glenashton Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6H 6N2 | 905-491-6949

Being a parent is hard. There are no instruction manuals and no guidebooks. We all become parents aware that it's the most important job we'll ever do, so now is the time to stop feeling frustrated and anxious, burned out and ineffective. My experience in working with parents and my training in solid parenting theory will combine with your vision for your family and your own personal approach to parenting to create the family harmony you're looking for. End the fighting, nagging, and disconnection with personalized strategies and tools designed just for your family. Don't let another day slip by feeling as though you can't get through to those you love the most. Your family is worth it!

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Family Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

345 Lakeshore Rd. East, Unit 309, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1J4 | 905-319-1488

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.

Irene Cirella, Rev., MCC, CMC
Family Therapist

Irene Cirella, Rev., MCC, CMC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

2349 Fairview St., Unit 109 Burlington, ON, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2R9 | 905 869-2753

Family therapy is beneficial for those families who want to improve the family relationships, work through family issues and to improving parenting techniques. Family therapy can include working through a family separation or divorce or even grief. Family therapy may be long or short term therapy depending on the issues.

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Family Therapist

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Registered Psychotherapist Online

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.

Suzanne Dumais MDiv., RMFT., RP., CCFT., BA., BED., MDiv., RMFT., RP. CCF
Family Therapist

Suzanne Dumais MDiv., RMFT., RP., CCFT., BA., BED., MDiv., RMFT., RP. CCF

Suzanne Dumais Reg. Marriage and Family Therapist

116 Thomas St., Oakville, L6J 3A8 | 416-999-9120

I am a registered and certified family therapist who believe in helping families to create the best life and happiness for their loves ones. I am trained to help with conflicts managements, parenting issues, roles , aging parents, separation or divorce recovery. I also help blended families and families in transition.

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT
Family Therapist

Julianne Maslabey, RP,RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

460 Brant St, Suite 200, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4B6 | 289 962-1107

As a trained Marriage & Family Therapist, I can help you heal hurts in your most significant relationships. Misunderstandings and conflicts between parents and children, siblings or extended family can rob us of the joy in our relationships. My approach focuses on helping to build mutual understanding of one another and teaching strategies to improve communication and conflict resolution.


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

Oakville is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers.  The population of Oakville is 193,832 people with 66,269 households . The population ranking for Oakville is #27 nationally and #12 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1395.60 people per sq km. Oakville therapists serve postal code: L6H.