Family Counselling Services in Port Perry, ON.

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


Elizabeth Hepworth, HBA, MA, RP, OACCPP, CCPCPR
Family Therapist

Elizabeth Hepworth, HBA, MA, RP, OACCPP, CCPCPR

Psychotherapist

In L4A 3Z2 - Nearby to Port Perry.

My approach to family therapy is to allow all members of the family the same opportunity to be heard in a non-judgmental space. My role is not to take sides or point out fault but to help develop a framework, which will promote healthy communication. We work on "rules of engagement"; finding time to foster a healthy kinship and also help to promote boundaries.

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.

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.

Ayo Akanbi, M.Div., RP, RMFT
Family Therapist

Ayo Akanbi, M.Div., RP, RMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

In L1N 4H3 - Nearby to Port Perry.

When family members find it difficult to open up to each other, it often creates distance and misunderstandings among the members of the family that lead to more significant issues. Family counselling provided an opportunity for family members to gain insight and understanding of each other, and to nurture change and development that is beneficial to the whole family. During the session, we will look at how the roles and responsibilities of each individual member impact on the interactions between other family members. Also, family therapy provides a forum for the family members to address issues such as pain by facilitating a safe space for the process of healing.

Alexandra Bond,  M.S.W., R.S.W, Psychotherapist
Family Therapist

Alexandra Bond, M.S.W., R.S.W, Psychotherapist

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

In L9L 1L6 - Nearby to Port Perry.

I view the family as a system. Each individual in the family has a part in how well the system functions. Sometimes the components of the system are imbalanced so that some are over-functioning, and some may be underfunctioning. I work with families to tweak and adjust the system to help it to run more smoothly such as the parents relationship, parent-child and sibling relationships, roles within the family, parenting and communication styles, individual/couple/family needs. Sometimes factors such as addictions and mental health also need to be addressed. Families learn healthy new ways to function and are happier post therapy.

Dan Sileshi
Family Therapist

Dan Sileshi

Clinical Counsellor

In L1N 1C4 - Nearby to Port Perry.

From personal experience I have great respect and value for the family. As I work with families in counselling, I am confronted with two fundamental questions that need to be answered by the individuals concerned: • How do we define family? • What does it mean to think systemically? I approach family therapy from a system orientation. Working collaboratively and compassionately with the individuals concerned, we consider all the probable outcomes of any changes that could possibly be made, and aim for the most positive, long-term results.

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Family Therapist

John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach

In L3P 7S7 - Nearby to Port Perry.

My family therapy provides coaching, support, guidance and empowerment to all members. I coach parents to become better "parenting coaches", and children to become better "game of life" payers. I help each member tap into his/her "life tools" and empower personal abilities, flexibility, and self-control. It is not "power over" another person, but "power shared." It is about becoming the right person. When you focus on your own behaviors and the way you treat the person you love, it will not be long before things begin to change. we can make ourselves do what we need to do in order to become the kind of person who is worthy of being in a healthy family relationship.

Heather Kent, MC, CCC, RP(Q)
Family Therapist

Heather Kent, MC, CCC, RP(Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

In L1N 4P7 - Nearby to Port Perry.

My approach to Family Therapy is informed largely by Attachment and Family Systems Theories. Within a family unit, each individual has developed or fallen into a certain "role," to which all other members of the family unit respond from their respective "roles." Family conflict often arises from dysfunctional learned reactions/responses to one another's behaviours or actions. Understanding the evolution of the family dynamics from both individual and group perspectives allows for understanding of how dysfunctional cycles developed, which then leads to repairing ruptures in relationships and learning new approaches to effective communication among family members.

Margarete Juliana, PhD, LMFT, RP
Family Therapist

Margarete Juliana, PhD, LMFT, RP

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Psychotherapist

In L1G 1S2 - Nearby to Port Perry.

My family therapy approach involves seeing the whole family initially to understand each person's unique perspective, provide safety for each person to express themselves and to give each person the opportunity to determine their comfort level with me as therapist. I will then work with parts of the family (eg, siblings, parents, dyads such as Mother/Child, Father/Child, Sib/Sib) to support recognition of the unique cycle each group/dyad experiences as problematic in having the closeness and safety they desire within the family. I use Emotion Focused Family Therapy which is based on attachment research and which acknowledges our need to be known and loved by family members.

Joelle Anderson, MA, RP, CCC
Family Therapist

Joelle Anderson, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Eating Disorders

In L9P 1K4 - Nearby to Port Perry.

If you're looking at family therapy - this is already an amazing sign of commitment and strength within a family. Family dynamics are larger than any one person - so working from a family-based approach can support beautiful changes to help promote health and wellness within the whole family. My role is simply to support and draw out the strengths of the family, bridge communication, and add tools and techniques to further support the family's needs. I used a family systems approach with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Therapy and mindfulness-based therapies as treatment modalities in this process.

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Family Therapist

Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L4A 7X5 - Nearby to Port Perry.

A family can be characterized like a web bound together by feelings, customs, beliefs and behaviours. Whatever happens in one part of the web is felt by other parts as a means of balancing things so that the web does not break. When there is stress in this connectivity or there is a break in the family, we may see any part of the family or the entire family in therapy. Participation by all members becomes crucial in determining the whole picture of what is happening. Sometimes, if the therapy is successful in guiding one or two crucial changes in the family's functioning, stress is significantly alleviated restoring the "web" to a healthier balance.

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

In L1N 8L9 - Nearby to Port Perry.

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.

Counselling Connection, MA, MSc, RP
Family Therapist

Counselling Connection, MA, MSc, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In L1C 1R3 - Nearby to Port Perry.

We understand that all families are different and that at times all families can benefit from support. At Counselling Connection we work with families to identify any areas of concern, develop tools to communicate better with each other, and to build on skills to help you work together. After working with families, we see better conflict resolution, increased and more assertive communication and more collaboration.

Kristina Virro, HBa, MA, MSc, RHN, RP (Q)
Family Therapist

Kristina Virro, HBa, MA, MSc, RHN, RP (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Registered Holistic Nutritionist

In L6B 0T1 - Nearby to Port Perry.

With a Masters of Science degree in Couples & Family Therapy, I'm highly knowledgeable and experienced in how to help families grow and support one another. I value creating a safe space where all parties feel comfortable sharing and aim to provide useful structure as well to allow for such an environment to be upheld. Models of therapy I incorporate for family therapy include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Relational Life Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

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

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

In L1N 1C4 - Nearby to Port Perry.

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, RP
Family Therapist

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

In L1G 2V5 - Nearby to Port Perry.

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.

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.

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists
Family Therapist

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

In L1N 4P7 - Nearby to Port Perry.

In working with families, we aim to explore the power dynamics that exist between individual members and the ways in which these dynamics can work to maintain a particular pattern that is not of interest to everyone in the family. We look at the ways these patterns can prevent "success", or the achievement of what it is the family truly wants and values. In this way, we adopt a method of systemic or relational thinking; we hope to understand patterns rather than making any one person in the family the "problem". As such, we understand problems as a system of unsatisfying responses. Note: When working with families, there are times when it is useful to meet with members individually.

Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist
Family Therapist

Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist

Individual, Marriage and Family Therapist

In L3P 7P2 - Nearby to Port Perry.

'Family' is supposed to be a safe haven, a place that always feels like home. But when there is unresolved conflict and unsatisfying relationships 'family' can feel like anything but! I love to help families (including multi-generational families) be able to communicate and function in healthier ways so that the hurt can stop and love and understanding can be expressed and felt. If you've been thinking about family counselling for a while, don't wait any longer. You'd be surprised at the difference that can be made in a relatively short period of time and how family relationships can heal and grow into safer, more loving places to call 'home'!

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

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

In L1N 4M8 - Nearby to Port Perry.

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.


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

Port Perry is located in Ontario, Canada. Port Perry therapists serve postal code: L9L.