Family Counselling Services in St Jacobs, ON.

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


Paul Young, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Paul Young, MSW, RSW

Therapist, Registered Social Worker

In N2K 3K8 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Each family is different, and all families have problems from time to time. But when the problems happen more than you want, or the problems seem so overwhelming that you wonder if it will ever get better, I can help. Family therapy is about learning to express yourself in a manner that works. Its about learning to listen, and hear what matters to the other. Balance is so important. Parents need to be parents, and kids need to be kids, but I can help you find that balance that lets you get the family back on track, and improve the quality of living for all!

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.

Katherine Tomkinson, M.Sc., RP, RMFT
Family Therapist

Katherine Tomkinson, M.Sc., RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In N1G 5A4 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, I have specific training and expertise in working with relationships. This means that whether I meet people individually, or with their friend, partner or family member, I see people in the context of their most important relationships which are often family relationships, family of origin or family of choice. I work with people to help them have more satisfying relationships. I have expertise with all kinds of families and all kinds of family issues: parenting and parent-child relationship issues, discipline, substance use, trauma, step-family issues, child/adolescent behavioural issues, adult-child/parent issues, care-giving, etc.

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP
Family Therapist

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

In N0B 1S0 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

The Refuge can support your family to heal and recover from a variety of life challenges, including trauma, addictions, grief and loss, separation and divorce, conflict, complex family dynamics, and other transitions and stressors. Our approach is trauma-specific, body- and emotion-focused, and grounded in attachment theory, neuroscience and family systems to help you and your loved ones restore respectful communication, mutual understanding, repair attachment injuries, develop emotion regulation skills, promote attuned parenting, and reconnect with joy and enjoyment with one another. Our team offers individual, couples and family sessions.

JoAnne Clark, M.A., C. Psych.
Family Therapist

JoAnne Clark, M.A., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist

In N0B 1S0 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Treating family issues using a systems approach is highly successful! We try to change ourselves but when we do this others dig their heals in and the outcome can be quite challenging. Did you know - you are already well on your way to change because 'when one person changes, everyone around them must change'. Managing and understanding the dynamics and involving all players is key with Family Therapy!!!

Esther Allison, M.A. RP
Family Therapist

Esther Allison, M.A. RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N0B 1S0 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Most people want their family to be a place of unconditional love and acceptance. However, it's easy to develop blind spots that prevent us from recognizing our our contribution to the family's challenges. If you are struggling to resolve an issue within your family, I can help support and guide you as you work toward a more peaceful resolution.

Tracy Kennedy, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Tracy Kennedy, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker

In N1E 4J3 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Through my work experiences and studies, I have discovered that healthy families are built through healthy emotional connections. This means all members of the family must be emotionally vulnerable, attuned and responsive to each other. Parents and children often find this most difficult during the teenage years when the child begins to gain autonomy. The changes in the child's behaviour and emotional needs can lead to parent-teen conflict. I have expertise in engaging youth, enhancing parent-child relationships, reducing parent-teen conflict and child/ adolescent behavioural issues. I provide free 15 minute consults, so you can decide if the services I provide are the right fit for you.

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Susan Lovelady, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

In N2E 1N8 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

I believe that parenting is the most difficult challenge that anyone ever faces. I can help you learn techniques that minimize power struggles and help you enjoy being a parent. We will learn active listening skills and ways to manage conflict that lead to a quieter, happier household. We will discuss developmental stages and how to adapt as your child grows and changes. If your child is struggling with a learning disability or is on the autism spectrum, we will explore strategies that help your child and look at resources that are available to provide extra support.

Heidi Neu, M.Div., D.T.A.T.I.
Family Therapist

Heidi Neu, M.Div., D.T.A.T.I.

Counsellor, Professional Art Therapist

In N1R 1S3 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Family therapy can be very helpful in improving communication and reducing conflict, increasing cooperation in the family. I use creative approaches to help families come together and understand each other better. Families going through changes and transitions can benfit from having someone facilitate communication and cooperative problem solving.

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP
Family Therapist

Rhonda Kane, R.N.B.Sc.N., MTS(PCC), RMFT, RP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

In N2T 2J9 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Rhonda is particularly adept at facilitating change in families by structuring and modelling new ways of being and relating. From the very young to the old, her client's benefit as they begin to feel respected and heard by their family members with an approach that gets people talking about and processing their disappointments, hurts and needs. She has a unique way of recognizing and drawing on people's strengths and values to encourage a positive perspective in family sessions.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Family Therapist

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

In N2M 4K1 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

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.

Tim Tentcher, CSW
Family Therapist

Tim Tentcher, CSW

Registered Clinical Counselor

In N2N 0A1 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

As families, we need to come together in ways we feel respected. Trust is the binding force. Many couples have never learned to communicate well. I use tools to help families build trust, respect, and listening. A family also needs to know what is working and how to build each other up. We need to see what we love in one another. As a Christian, I offer faith-based work if needed. I never push my beliefs. My training is interfaith. We need faith in each other as families. Not insured. Fees are flexible. If you are they covered under most plans

Jacqueline Guigue-Glaspell, M.S.W.;R.S.W.
Family Therapist

Jacqueline Guigue-Glaspell, M.S.W.;R.S.W.

M.S.W.;R.S.W.

In N1G 0A6 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Family work is fun and exciting to me. I find feedback from my families indicates that they all felt respected and understood. I am very skilled at issues of confrontation- and bring together tools that will allow us to understand, appreciate and find resolution to your identified issues. The skills we use in family therapy will enhance your relationships in the immediate and for many years to come.

Sherry Maxwell, B.A. (psych), M.T.S (Counselling), O.A.C.C.P.P, (C), Registered Psycotherapist
Family Therapist

Sherry Maxwell, B.A. (psych), M.T.S (Counselling), O.A.C.C.P.P, (C), Registered Psycotherapist

Psycotherapist and Counsellor

In N1R 1W8 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Sherry enjoys helping families understand one another and implement changes that will improve the family dynamics. She meets with the individuals who are part of the family system, listens to their issues and concerns, and then brings everyone together to discuss the issues and, when needed, develop a plan. When the group meeting takes place, she ensures that everyone is emotionally safe by establishing 'guidelines for respectful discussion'.

Shane Smyth, RP
Family Therapist

Shane Smyth, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 2W8 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Family counselling can lead to a more harmonious and healthy dynamic for family members. Having an increased ability to communicate emotions effectively can lead to increased understanding of needs and wants and likewise lead to healthier discussions of boundaries. Topics that are difficult to discuss in the family can be discussed with my support once safety and boundaries are established in the therapeutic relationship. This can lead to a happier family dynamic once topics that were previously unspoken have been addressed. Increased skills such as interpersonal communication and emotional regulation leads to improved parenting and improved overall family dynamic.

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener
Family Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre- Kitchener

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In N2H 3Z2 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Sometimes the difficulties occurring in a family are systemic - which means that there is not really a 'problem person' but a family interaction malfunction. In family counselling, it is understood that everyone in the family impacts and affects everyone else and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It is also understood that the way to 'fix' a family problem is not by simply changing specific behaviours, but by changing the structure of the family. This can be a very important process for the many different types of families that we have in our society.

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre
Family Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre, Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

In N2H 3Z2 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Sometimes the difficulties occurring in a family are systemic - which means that there is not really a 'problem person' but a family interaction malfunction. In family counselling, it is understood that everyone in the family impacts and affects everyone else and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. It is also understood that the way to 'fix' a family problem is not by simply changing specific behaviours, but by changing the structure of the family. This can be a very important process for the many different types of families that we have in our society.

Hari Chettiar, M.A., R.P., CRPO
Family Therapist

Hari Chettiar, M.A., R.P., CRPO

Registered Psychotherapist

In N1H 3W5 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

The people that we love the most have great work to lift us up and to bring us down. Family members have this power over us because we care about them deeply. We value their opinion and we value the closeness we feel with them. Families that are experiencing deep distress have been missing this sense of closeness and connection for a long time. In counselling, I can support you and your family members to understand the intentions of each family member and use strategies to enhance communication and reduce conflict.

Rita France, BRE, MDiv, RP (Qualifying)
Family Therapist

Rita France, BRE, MDiv, RP (Qualifying)

Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In N1T 1N9 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Family Systems Approach. The family systems approach is a theory developed by psychiatrist Murray Bowen in the 1950s. Specifically, Dr. Bowen built family systems theory and its concepts assume that there is an emotional system governing human relationships in families. Based on the roles within the system, people are expected to interact with and respond to one another in a certain way. Patterns develop within the system, and each member's behaviors impact the other members in predictable ways.

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Chris Polito, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

In N1R 8L5 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Every family has challenges and problems from time to time. Some also face mental illness, addiction, trauma or communication problems. Sometimes families have certain beliefs or behaviours that keep them stuck and can lead to an increase in stress. Family counselling using a systems approach that helps families communicate and better understand each other. Small changes can move family towards a better balance. Healthier boundaries can be established, which then helps individuals adjust to other life events or prevent crises.

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

In N2J 4Y8 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

How do you love your family without "losing your mind". If so, it doesn't have to, there is hope. It may feel like you are living on the edge of a volcano never knowing when the next eruption might happen. Come learn how to not only survie but thrive in your family. There is such joy in helping to shape the next generation. Take a step off the volcano to firmer ground and develop positive ways of building the family you want.

Rick Defoe, MACP, CCC, RP-q, RSW
Family Therapist

Rick Defoe, MACP, CCC, RP-q, RSW

Registered Clinical Therapist

In N0E 1N0 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

Families are unique, and as we all know, they can be very complicated. This is normal, as is the fact that sometimes they require help to navigate such complications. A great deal of my therapeutic work and experience over the past 20 years has been helping families with their expressed difficulties regardless of what those may be. Family Therapy at Growth Counselling Services provides all members of the family unit with a comfortable and safe environment that allows each member to express their perspectives and concerns free of judgment. Together, we will rediscover your families inner strengths and potential for positive change as individuals, and as a family unit. Call today.

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP
Family Therapist

Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

In N3B 2Z1 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

We all learn differently, express differently, and quite often perceive experiences differently because we bring a different "lens" and that is why your counsellor needs to be CREATIVE and FLEXIBLE. As parents we feel a deep responsibility to be these great parents and raise remarkable kids, but life isn't so easy and we are far from perfect. We need to give ourselves a break sometimes because we are only doing the best we can with what we have. Sometimes we just need a little help along the way. No matter how large your family is, lets find solutions and have FUN while we are doing it!

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online
Family Therapist

Tressa Porter, Wellness Within Online

Online Registered Psychotherapists and Consultants

In N1G 2X5 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

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.

Patti Moses, MSW RSW / Psychotherapist
Family Therapist

Patti Moses, MSW RSW / Psychotherapist

Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist

In N2G 1W1 - Nearby to St Jacobs.

As an individual and couples counsellor I do not do a lot of family counselling, however, I am comfortable having your family come to my home office and discuss your current challenges. We can look at your communication patterns as well was what is working well and what is not working well. With this exploration we can work to shift the way you each see the situation.



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

St Jacobs is located in Ontario, Canada.  The population of St Jacobs is 1,988 people. St Jacobs therapists serve postal code: N0B.