Family Counselling Services in Waterloo, ON.

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


Laurie Blaikie, MA
Family Therapist

Laurie Blaikie, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

737 Belmont Ave. West (Belmont Village--near the corner of Union Blvd. and Belmont Ave.), Waterloo, Ontario N2M 1P3 | 519-404-6632

Living in a family is challenging. With a mixture of genders, sizes, ages, needs and personalities it's often difficult for lives to run smoothly. As well, every family is different--some are recently created as a result of remarriage while others are long established. Using Systems Theory as a guide, I will help you to explore the strengths that are already in place in your family as well as areas that can be improved. We'll strengthen communication skills and look at the roles being fulfilled by family members. Some meetings will be done with the entire family, while at times I may meet with family members in pairs or individually to get a clear picture of the family structure.

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

Sarah Schlote, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

5420 Highway 6 North, rooms 338-351 (East Entrance), Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 | 519-265-4681

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.

Bayridge Counselling Centre
Family Therapist

Bayridge Counselling Centre

Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling

28 Weber Street, Unit 2, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z2 |

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.

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

587 Leighland Drive, Waterloo, Ontario N2T 2J9 | 226-499-9755

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.

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Lisa Clendening, BEd, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I support one individual adult in a problematic family unit and do not communicate with other members of the family directly unless I have explicit permission to do so. This approach is especially helpful when there may be emotional, verbal, or more obvious forms of abuse taking place within a family unit. I specialize in helping the individual to define what they want for themselves and the family and to implement action steps in order to achieve his/her goals.

Janeen Weatherhead, RP, CCC
Family Therapist

Janeen Weatherhead, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist & Canadian Certified Counsellor

Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0 | 519-766-3978

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!

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.
Family Therapist

Bruce Taylor, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., M.Div.

Individual Couple Family Counsellor, Sex Addiction Counsellor

161 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3H9 | 519.824.2456

"The idea that one of the best things you can do for your child is to create a loving relationship with your partner is not sentimental ... it's a scientific fact" - Susan Johnson, Hold Me Tight. More and more we realize that love is not a total mystery and that it can be scientifically understood. I will help you recognize how you are connected to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is dependent on a parent for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to strengthen families is to build secure emotional connections, and for members to be emotionally open, attuned and responsive to each other.

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.

Tressa Porter, M.A.
Family Therapist

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Online Registered Psychotherapist and Consultant

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.

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW
Family Therapist

Tamara McCarty, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker

Waterloo, Ontario N2M 1M4 | 5197668291

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.


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

Waterloo is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 64.02 square kilometers.  The population of Waterloo is 104,986 people with 40,381 households . The population ranking for Waterloo is #51 nationally and #25 for the province of Ontario with a density of 1639.80 people per sq km. Waterloo therapists serve postal code: N2L.