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

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.

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

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

Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)

Couple Counselling/Coaching and Family Mediation Specialist

301 Bank St. (at Somerset St.) In Centretown , Ottawa, Ontario

Usually a client's challenges are directly related to their position in their family constellation. Particularly in dysfunctional familes certain members are relegated to restrictive roles and behaviours. For example, the one with a temper, the hider, the denier, the scape-goat, etc. It is sometimes imperative to see the whole family in one or more sessions to truly identify the malfunction and to treat this particular family member. When the therapist is imbedded right in the family observing the "family dance" then the chances are vastly improved that the therapist can identify the family perturbance and empower the family to implement more successful dynamics.

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

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant

Online Therapist / Coach

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.

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

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario

Has your family situation changed? Are you a new parent, parent of teens or a stepparent? Do you wish there was more harmony & cooperation in your family? Do you and your partner disagree on how to raise or discipline your children? Are you divorced & want to make sure your kids are OK? Are you a stepparent & wish you knew something about raising kids? Are you the “fights about the kids” interfering with your relationship & love life? Are your teens constantly bickering with you, in trouble at school or with their peers? Family therapy can help you reestablish & create strong lasting positive connections. Call us today at 613 287 3799 & learn how we can help your family reconnect.

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

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

Jane Langmaid, M. Ed., RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Ontario

124 O'Connor St, Suite 503, Ottawa, Ontario

I meet with families in "dyads" which means two people at a time, and may also meet members individually because I find this the safest and most effective way to rebuild relationships. For instance if there is conflict between parents and adolescent, I usually would meet with all three first to get a sense of the issues. This session needs to be carefully managed so it is not a blaming session. Subsequently I might meet with the adolescent individually Then have meetings with adolescent and each parent, as well as both parents together focus on those relationships. The goal is to identify and arrest negative cycles, and power struggles and start to address issues in a new way.

Family Therapist

Yoshie Martinez, M.Ed., CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

356 Woodroffe ave, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario

Family is our most valuable asset. We love them, want to impress them and seek their approval. Yet, it is with our family that we get disappointed and fight with. We end up in a spiral of hurt and disappointment that feels hard to get out of. I help families communicate how important they are to each other, give a voice to each family member and provide tools to communicate their emotions and emotional injuries. Providing harmony to the family helps heal so much more.

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.



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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.