Licensed Marriage Counsellors in Markham, ON

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Angela Colangelo, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Angela

Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, ON L6E 1A3


I help couples and families understand each other, express their needs and change negative patterns of interaction so that building stronger relationships becomes possible.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couple & Family Counselling
  • Love & Intimacy
  • Good Communication/Boundaries
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression & Stress

Marcus Chow, MDiv, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist
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15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


I offer a compassionate environment for couples and families to express their concerns. As we journey together, I will support you to cultivate mutual understanding, and discover ways to establish and sustain healthy relationships. I speak fluent English and Cantonese.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Boundaries & Communications
  • Marital/Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Issues
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John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.

Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
Phone & Email:  Connect With John

199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7


Marriage Relationship is my passion, it is me! This is why I became a therapist and life coach. I love relationships, and I like to see everyone be able to enjoy this beautiful gift. It takes work and practice to become a better relational person. I will take you there!

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Individual, Marital, Family
  • Psychiatry And Mental Health
  • Career / Vocational
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Wounded Emotional Healing
  • Spousal And Family Abuse
  • Anger/Conflict Resolution

Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc

Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families
Phone & Email:  Connect With Nidhi

Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON


At the heart of every relationship is communication. I teach CONGRUENT communication, and show you how you have learned to communicate from your family of origin, through family mapping, family sculpting and reconstruction. Couples and families learn new ways to be.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • Raising Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Family Therapy
  • Coping With Anxiety/Depression
  • Individual Therapy
  • Spiritual/Grief Counseling
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Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Herman

Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


Marriages have peaks and valleys - if you're going through a bad patch, I can help get your relationship back on track. As a highly skilled marriage therapist, I can help you reconnect with your partner.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Parenting and Youth
  • Anger Management
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Career Exploration
  • Self-esteem

Rom Malik, M.Ed.

Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Rom

Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON


I have successfully provided marital therapy to couples for 17 years. I incorporate an approach that will improve communication, resolve issues stemming from past resentments, overcome conflict, increase intimacy, while allowing for greater overall individual happiness.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Marriage Couples Psychotherapy
  • Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Child Psychotherapy
  • Anxiety Treatment
  • Depression Treatment
  • Parent-Child Therapy
  • Trauma

Sylvia Michael, RMFT, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Indiviual & Couple Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Sylvia

4916 Sixteenth Ave., Markham, ON L3R 0K6


Communication in Couples, Families and Relationships is one of the most common concerns that people have when they come to therapy. I provide counselling from a holistic approach, where feelings, thoughts, meaning, actions and reactions are explored.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couples
  • Boundaries & Assertiveness
  • Communication & Relationships
  • Self Image & Identity
  • Conflict Management
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Anger Management
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Gayle McGuire, MDiv

Clinical Counsellor
Phone & Email:  Connect With Gayle

15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4


Couples and Relationships I provide a warm, safe environment to explore your relationship issues and ways to improve your communication skills and relationship skills.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication
  • Trauma and Addiction

Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Registered Psychotherapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Todd

Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON


All relationships need tending. If you and your partner are experiencing conflicts, intimacy issues, financial problems, communication issues, infidelity, affair recovery, or emotional distance, couples therapy can help you get the relationship you both want.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression, Anxiety, Grief
  • Personal Growth
  • Spirituality
  • Separation And Divorce
  • Artists And Creativity
  • Transitions
  • Past Life Regression Therapy
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Sylvia Sikakane, BSW, MA, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker: Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Sylvia

6633 Highway 7 East, Suite 203, Markham, ON L3P 7P2


My approach to Couple and Family Relatioships is based on research-informed approaches that include CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, The Gottman Method to couple therapy, and Mindfulness. I am a trained Prepare Enrich facilitator.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Enrichment
  • Parenting
  • Child development
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Bipolar Disorders

Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA

Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Ron

1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, ON L3R 5L7


Every relationship brings a mix of blessings and challenges. My goal is to help you get unstuck from unhelpful, or even hurtful, conflicts and concerns in your relationship, and to help move the relationship to a thriving, positive experience.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Couple Conflicts and Concerns
  • Personal Healing or Growth
  • Family Therapy
  • Pornography & Addictions
  • Cultural & Gender Issues
  • Christian Issues

Tressa Porter, M.A.

Therapist and Consultant
Phone & Email:  Connect With Tressa

Online Counselor


Conflict in our marriage can feel as if our needs will never be met. We may battle, get nowhere then retreat and hide. I work to help you both identify and get exactly what you need, discovering yes yes solutions that can allow your marriage to come alive again.

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Attachment Issues
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Abuse - Past And Present
  • Self Esteem
  • Health And Wellness
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Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone & Email:  Connect With Carrie

6633 Hwy7E, Suite 203 Ashgrove Medical Building, Markham, ON L3P 7P2


Couples, Families and Relationships: If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stuck in a negative pattern, my friendly, encouraging, gentle, but straight forward style can help bring clarity and a fresh perspective. Get unstuck! It`s often easier than you think!

  • Some of My Specialties:
    Individual
  • Family Relationships
  • Grief And Loss
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety And Fear

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Town of Markham

Therapy Markham, ON

Thornhill, Locust Hill, Scarborough, Gormley, Vaughan, North York

Markham was mostly farmland and marsh prior to the 1970s.  The Markham Fair that is held each year reflecting its rich historic past.  With becoming the High Tech Capital of Canada, there is a sufficiently large endeavor towards new building construction occurring in the downtown area.  The town is fairly diverse with a large Chinese population. The city also has a lot of different venues for performing arts, such as the Markham Little Theatre.  This theatre has been in existence for 40 years, presenting over 100 plays during that time.  The Youth Theatre is completely run and organized by the youth in the area.  Many have reported this area as being one of the best places to live in Canada.  The economy is made up of distilleries and breweries, and the high tech industry.  The town also has an economic and cultural cooperation agreement with the city of Laval, Quebec.

The different attractions in Markham include the historic area where the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery is located, the Mount Joy Schoolhouse which was built in 1907, the Heintzman house, which was the former home of Colonel George Crookshank, Sam Francis and Charles Heintzman, who was a piano manufacturer. There are also farms that are in operation such as the Devonshire Stables & Country Bumpkins Pony Farm, Forsythe Family Farms and a few others.  The Markham GO Station was built in 1871 and restored in 2000.  The Locust Hill Station, which was built in 1936, has been relocated to the grounds of the city Museum.1 The Unionville Station, also built in 1871, has been restored and made into a community center. Some of the annual events that occur here include the Youth Festival, Unionville Festival, Ribfest & Music Festival, along with several other festivals throughout the year.

Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Markham

The divorce and separation rate in Markham is lower than that of Toronto and other larger cities; a reason for this is the large South-east Asian (particularly Chinese and Taiwanese) immigrant population.2 Marriage demographics around Canada suggest that towns inhabited by migrant-descent families have lower domestic abuse and divorce rates. Of the nearly 140, 000 married people, only about 9000 of them are legally divorced and over half the married population is comprised of immigrant couples.3

Marriage and couples therapy services are offered around the Greater Toronto Area, and the free health care system allows couples to seek help at any hospital in their region. However, the development of mental health facilities in the area focuses more on family empowerment and youth health initiatives.

Family Services and Assistance Programs

An imminent, not-for-profit mental health initiative has been taken by the Family Service Ontario. Family Services York Region (FSYR) is a professional counselling organization that extends it services to people of all ages and ethnicities.4 They specialize in couples counseling, family counseling and �youth�. The organization refrains from using the term �counseling� when referring to youth mental health issues. Their aim is to allow adolescents and children to work through disorders that impact their performance as individuals. Students and children may seek help to work through issues of bullying, sexual orientation, family relationships and more. Children undergoing family therapy with parents may also take up individual sessions to better discuss their problems.


References

1. Wikipedia. (2014) . Markham, ON. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markham,_Ontario.
2. City Data. (2013) . Markham. Retrieved from http://www.city-data.com/canada/Markham-Town.html.
3. Census Data. (2006) . Markham, Ontario. Retrieved from http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/.
4. Family Services York Region. (2012) . Counseling Services. Retrieved from http://www.fsyr.ca/services.

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