Family Counselling Services in Whitby, ON.

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


Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Family Therapist

Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.

CLINICAL AND SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY DOCTOR

867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 8L9 | 905-430-3538

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.

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP
Family Therapist

Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW, RP

Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor & Psychotherapist

58 Rossland Road West, Suite 211, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 2V5 | 905-571-7441

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.

John Kovac, M.A. RMFT, AAMFT, OACCPP
Family Therapist

John Kovac, M.A. RMFT, AAMFT, OACCPP

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

219 Fort York BLVD, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1B1 | 647-206-3447

My approach to family therapy is rooted in family systems therapy. To a degree we are all part of a greater system where each part affect other parts of a system. The systems therapy views change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. I do believe that family relationships are important factor in psychological health. We at Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy believe that marriage or any other form of intimate relationship is the most precious relationship in one’s life. I treat it that way.

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

Ayo Akanbi, M.Div., RP, RMFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist

173 Brock Street North, Suite 208, Whitby , Ontario L1N 4H3 | 289-275-0416

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.

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

Deborah MacDonald, RP, RPC,MPCC, ATC

Registered Psycotherapist, Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling

129 Byron Street North, Suite 200B, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4M8 | 905-706-7712

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.

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.

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.

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists
Family Therapist

New Roots Therapy, Registered Psychotherapists

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

213 Byron Street South, Unit 203, Whitby, Ontario L1N 4P7 | 905 665 8150

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.

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

David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Therapist

105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 1C4 | 905-242-5900

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.

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.


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

Whitby is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 146.66 square kilometers.  The population of Whitby is 128,377 people with 43,529 households . The population ranking for Whitby is #41 nationally and #20 for the province of Ontario with a density of 875.40 people per sq km. Whitby therapists serve postal code: L1R.