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.


Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker, EMI Practitioner

124 O'Connor Street, Suite 310, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M9 | 1 (855) 511-3131

My goal is to provide a neutral environment where we work with you and your family to identify and clarify the different factors impacting the family unit and functioning; reflect the various feelings and strengths of each person in order to increase understanding and positive communication; and work to problem-solve effectively as a unit to overcome stressors, handle future challenges, and to progress with life's goals. I can help you with the following issues or concerns: Parenting issues Financial challenges Communication difficulties Conflict resolution Improving family quality of life Learning to live with disability Blended family Loss of employment

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Family Therapist

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Online Registered Psychotherapists

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 More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526
Family Therapist

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

278 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1V4 | 1-613-238-2222

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

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY
Family Therapist

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY

Registered Psychotherapist [CRPO],Registered Marriage and family Therapist, Certified EMDR

122 Broadway Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2V8 | 6133143441

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. In families with young children and when appropriate, I also help parents develop new parenting skills.

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.

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC
Family Therapist

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7Y8 | 613-822-3300

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.

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.

Abundant Living Counselling Group, RP, CCC
Family Therapist

Abundant Living Counselling Group, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapists, Certified Counsellors

Various locations in Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 0G3 | 613-727-4455

They dynamics and complexity of family therapy is best with the model of co-therapy where two counsellors are involved; one with parent(s) and one with other family member(s). Understanding how each member fits within the family system and how the family system operates as a whole is fundamental to relationship repair. Many times these dynamics are further complicated by a blended family situation, which has it's own stressors.

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5P2 | 613-402-1544

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.

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD
Family Therapist

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

53 Shouldice Cresent, Kanata, Ontario K2L 1M8 | (613) 447-5041

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.

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
Family Therapist

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist: Individual, Marriage & Family therapist

2039 Robertson Rd, suite 501 (Bell Mews Plaza), Nepean, Ontario K2H 8R2 | 613-890-2006

I believe that families are resilient, thus, in family therapy, I provide support to the family to help every member of the family to work together so as to resolve conflicts and improve family interactions. A family is a team and if one person on the team is affected by a mental health condition, a substance use disorder, a physical health condition, crisis or any other unfavorable situation, all the family members are affected. Therefore, in family therapy I support the family to rebuild their strength, to find a solution to what brought them to therapy and to resolve the issues in the best possible manner.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Family Therapist

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1K0 | 1-613-518-8131

When a family member is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, the entire family is affected negatively. Communication barriers within families of addicts may cause the addict to withdraw into isolation, leaving their family members feeling frustrated, ashamed, lonely, fearful, depressed, hopeless and angry. The sources of addiction are mental, emotional and psychological in nature, and the addict, as well as their family, need to heal under the care of professionals. At Valiant Recovery, we offer counseling to the families of addicts to help them process the difficult emotions they have confronted, and to create a healthy, supportive environment for the addict to return home to.

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1J 8M8 | 613 744-4768

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.

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC
Family Therapist

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1G9 | 613-324-0948

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.

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2A3 | 613-287-3799

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.

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP
Family Therapist

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

99 Kakulu Rd, Kanata, Ontario K2L 3C8 | (613) 402-9002

Often people experience difficulties with their family of origin. These difficulties can become hurts and wounds, and often experienced (or triggered) throughout one's whole lifetime. Counselling can help individuals understand these wounds, and how they currently play out in life. It can be beneficial to have all family members in the therapy sessions. Just as these wounds were created in early family interactions, they can be healed when explored within the family system in the safe environment of the counselling room.

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Family Therapist

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario K2H 8T5 | 613-601-1475

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.