Family Counselling Services in Ottawa, ON.

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


Family Therapist

Michael Hart, M.A., CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

1825 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario

Understanding the dynamic that exists between family members in the family system is a very important first step for helping familiesa achieve their therapeutic goals. Elim counsellors have done advanced studies in Family Systems Theory and are able to identify dynamics between family members and guide family members to conclusions that are necessary if unwanted dynamics are to be changed. By using this approach, family members are able to move away from unhealthy patterns of blaming each other and become more focus on changing unwanted dynamics.

Family Therapist

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

99 Kakulu Road, Suite 208, Kanata, Ontario

Family therapy tends to be short-term treatment, usually several months in length, with a focus on resolving specific problems such as eating disorders, difficulties with school, or adjustments to bereavement, or geographical relocation. In family therapy sessions, all members of the family and the therapist are present at most sessions. The therapists seek to analyze the process of family interaction and communication as a whole; they do not take sides with specific members. They may make occasional comments or remarks intended to help family members become more conscious of patterns or structures that had been previously taken for granted.

Family Therapist

Liesel Aranyosi, Registered Professional Counsellor

Registered Psychotherapist

Lifesource Medical Centre, 2130 Robertson Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Knowing the family dynamics is very important in Family Therapy. With this knowledge, I am able to point out to the family members how they are relating to each other. If there are dysfunctions in those relationships, I would want to address the root causes of the dysfunctions which could be their thoughts about themselves and the other family members. Once those irrational thoughts are addressed, then we can work on how each member can be relevant to each other and function as a family unit that works for all.

Family Therapist

Gill Reilly, MSW, RSW, RMFT

Registered Marriage and family Therapist, Certified EMDR

When working with families I have found that understanding how that particular family 'system' works is most important. Each family is unique with its own strengths and weakness. I also bring my extensive training in Attachment Theory to understand how each family member connects to the others. Helping each member be 'heard' and respected by the others goes a long way towards resolving issues within the family.

Family Therapist

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario

Family Therapy (FT) is close to my heart because it was one of the first therapies I became practiced in. Family Therapy often involves attachment issues for children. My approach is to educate family members on various issues and the impacts of their behaviours on other members of the family. I require a strong commitment from all members of the family to be willing to change behaviours for the benefit of the entire family to improve family functioning over the long term.

Family Therapist

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

In times of crisis family members are likely to be more motivated to step out of old habits that no longer serve them well. I can support you to: • Resolve issues together; • Enhance communication, choosing words that affirm and inspire; • Foster your children and teens' ability to take personal responsibility; • Empower them to make moral choices; • Encourage their self confidence; • Use clear boundaries based on respect, peace and justice; • Perserve your couple time together; • Parent with greater unity; • Parent in single and blended families; and • Deal with separation, and life transitions. This is your opportunity. I am here to help.

Family Therapist

Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario

Families often need support around issues including grief and loss, family break-up, life transitions, substance use, illness, parent-teen conflict, communication, among other issues. I work with families to help them to shift patterns that are leading to conflict and are challenging the closeness of the relationships. My aim is to support families to strengthen their bonds and to transform their relationships. I work with families of all ages including young children as well as adult children.

Family Therapist

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Doing family therapy allows each member's voice to be heard and counted. Everyone participating is permitted to share their own personal feelings unique perspective, express what is needed or necessary to be said, even to the extent of challenging status quo in the family. Everyone's input and voice are considered to be equals no matter the age or status held in the family. The outcome of family therapy can be rewarding enough for blind spots to be highlighted and greater insights recognized like never before. More than anything it is participating as an important contributor to a much healthier family dynamic.

Family Therapist

Christian Counselling Ottawa

Registered Psychotherapists

303-63 Glencoe Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Family counselling shifts the focus to the family system. A system is a set of interdependent relationships that function as a whole. Disturbance in one portion of the system will affect the entire system. Family counselling helps members identify well intentioned but maladaptive behaviours and interactions and facilitates changes in the way the members interact. Family counselling, like all counselling, proceeds at the family’s pace and is respectful of the efforts, intentions, and safety concerns of its members.

Family Therapist

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, Ontario

Family relationships can be some of the strongest connections we experience in our lifetime; however, when these relationships undergo strain, we can be left feeling disconnected and distressed. Family Counselling can allow some or all family members to begin exploring their challenges together, and ultimately strengthen the family bond by allowing each member to feel heard and understood in a safe, unbiased environment.

Family Therapist

Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

611 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Family Therapy initiates an awareness of and a respect for the very different reality and experience held by each family members. it facilitates awareness of the uniqueness of each family member's individual identity, rather than promoting individual family members as a reflection of the other. Understanding unfolds such that family members are capable of developing a map of reality that reflects the awareness of, and respect for, the important needs of each family member . See www.newhorizonscounselling.com - Family Therapy

Family Therapist

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

2039 Robertson Road Suite 260, Ottawa, Ontario

In my practice I work with families to problem solve around the barriers that are preventing them from connecting in a meaningful way. While utilizing an attachment theory based approach families will learn to redefine their relationships and learn to communicate with each other in a way that allows stronger bonds.

Family Therapist

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario

Family therapy uses a specialized approach to bring in one, two or more family members and work together and in a non-blaming way to consider what changes might make the hard things easier. As a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist I have specialized skills and experience to use family therapy approaches geared to each unique family context, that help people use their strengths to support growth and create effective changes in their lives. Counselling may involve directed conversations and specific and creative interventions to explore dynamics and practice more effective relationship and communication skills. Family therapy is generally brief, results-oriented, and cost-effective.



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

Ottawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 2790.30 square kilometers.  The population of Ottawa is nearly 1 million people with 373,756 households . The population ranking for Ottawa is #4 nationally and #2 for the province of Ontario with a density of 334.80 people per sq km. Ottawa therapists serve postal code: K1T.