Family Counselling Services in Oshawa, ON.

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


Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Family Therapist

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

Registered Licensed Psychologist

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8L9 | 905-430-3538

Dr. Smith has practiced family therapy since 1980 all over Canada. He works with families who are willing to heal conflicts and learn healthy ways of support, encouragement and support. His usual entrance into family work comes from working with individuals and couples. He has found that when one person in a family has problems the whole family does also. Dr. Smith has also found that an individual or a couple cannot solve the problem until the whole family supports the client or couple. Moreover, families repeat the same problems from one generation to the other until someone changes the dynamics. Professional help is often the solution to resolving the issues one is facing in life.

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 1C4 | 905-242-5900

Is there conflict, tension or pain in your family? Do you have a view of how you would like things to be? Are you interested in how things could change? All families go through different challenges when communication is not working, arguments seem to go nowhere and stress and tension is taking its toll. Family therapy can help restore and improve communication, increase understanding and bring about change. It can reduce stress and tension for all and get things back on track. I practice solution-focused brief counselling which focuses on the strengths family members have and uses them to build effective solutions in areas that are important to you.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor

Suites 204 & 214 - 58 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

Families undergo constant change as each member strives to learn, grow and develop individually and in relation to others. Stress and challenges are a normal part of family development and, at times, these can become "too much" to handle alone. When arguments, disagreements, confusion and conflict arise it can be quite helpful to draw upon an experienced family systems specialist. Assessing and prioritizing concerns and developing a game plan for improving communication, relationships and overall functioning is available. Teamwork require good coaches (parents/caregivers) and good coaches benefit from training. Problem-solving, mediation and stress management coaching improves family.

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I support one individual adult in a problematic family unit and do not communicate with other members of the family directly unless I have explicit permission to do so. This approach is especially helpful when there may be emotional, verbal, or more obvious forms of abuse taking place within a family unit. I specialize in helping the individual to define what they want for themselves and the family and to implement action steps in order to achieve his/her goals.

Derek Wright, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Family Therapist

Derek Wright, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Clinical Social Worker

105 Consumers Drive, Unit #2, Whitby, Ontario L1N 5Z5 | 289-893-0811

Whether your family is blended, has a hectic schedule to follow, has very little time to spend together, or other issues to contend with, therapy can help. Therapy can help family members to communicate more openly with one another allowing differences to be understood, discussed, and resolved to make your family more healthy and united.

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC
Family Therapist

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

112 Athol Street, Suite 204B, Whitby, Ontario L1N 3Y9 | 905-706-7712

Working as a family to resolve challenges offers a unique opportunity for learning and growth. Families are at their best, a collective, supporting unit and when experiencing challenges the pain and the frustration of family life can be very difficult. The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel! Deborah takes a systems approach to helping families to celebrate the joys and manage the challenges of the family unit.

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.

Tressa Porter, M.A.
Family Therapist

Tressa Porter, 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.


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

Oshawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 145.64 square kilometers.  The population of Oshawa is 159,458 people with 62,595 households . The population ranking for Oshawa is #31 nationally and #15 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1094.90 people per sq km. Oshawa therapists serve postal code: L1G.