Alexandra Bond, Hon.B.Sc, (psych), M.S.W., R.S.W
Registered Clinical Social Worker: Indvidual & Couples Therapist
Markham, ON L3P 2T2
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.
Richard Amaral, Ph.D., C. Psych.
9889 Markham Rd. (Hwy 48), Unit 211, Markham, ON L6E 0B5
A family often changes because of the difficulties one person may be having. Alternatively, the challenges experienced by each family member affects the whole unit. When this happens, family members begin to push themselves apart from everyone else, leaving the family experiencing more conflict and feelings of emptiness. My approach is to bring the family members together and facilitate a respectful dialogue between everyone. Having an opportunity to speak one's mind without feeling judged or criticized can do wonders for increasing understanding amongst family members. It's also an important step for creating change.
Nidhi Gupta, R.I.H.R, Dip. BSc (Hons), RPc
Regd. Psycotherapist: Individuals, Teens, Couples, Families
Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON
I work with the Satir Family Therapy method, in which I teach people how to connect with their higher wisdom. They learn how to identify their own belief structures, coping mechanisms, judgments, emotions, and expectations (their personal iceberg) and see how they have affected their relationships with their spouse and the effect their own family of origin has on their new family. I work with couples to re-establish their strong foundation, whilst working alongside the families, using family mapping, family sculpting and family reconstruction.
Marcus Chow, MDiv, RP, RMFT
15 Allstate Parkway, Suite 600, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
Healthy relationships within your family offer you the support and energy as you face life's challenges. Sometimes, family members got stuck in negative communications and behaviour patterns, which diminish the bonding among family members. In family counselling, I join with the family, help them unpack their relationship dynamics at home, and support them to seek mutual understanding among themselves. During the journey, I will work closely with the family members as they learn to identify and break their negative communications and behaviour patterns, as well as to create and maintain healthy relationships within the family. Sessions can be conducted in English or Cantonese.
Angela Colangelo, MA, RP
Markham Road/Hwy 48, Markham, ON L6E 1A3
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.
Sylvia Sikakane, BSW, MA, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker: Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
6633 Highway 7 East, Suite 203, Markham, ON L3P 7P2
I use techniques and strategies that are grounded in modern science to guide families in managing communication and ways to deal with impasses. Integrating the relationship centred approach into family work I help families restore their confidence, provide new perspective, and help them develop the qualities they need to live authentic and meaningful lives.
Carrie Fleetwood, M.Ed., MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
6633 Hwy7E, Suite 203 Ashgrove Medical Building, Markham, ON L3P 7P2
'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'!
Elizabeth Hepworth, HBA, MA, RP, OACCPP, CCPCPR
Within Driving Distance of Markham, ON
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.
John Schurmann, B.A. Psych, B.S.W. (Hon), M.S.W.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist, ADD Specialist, Life Coach
199 Snowdon Cir., Markham, ON L3P 7S7
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.
Phyllis Ng, MA, OACCPP, CCC
32 South Unionville Ave. Suite# 2051, Markham, ON L3R 9S6
Every family deserves to have harmony and respect. When one person is struggling with some issues, it is possible that the whole family suffers as well. I use systemic Family therapy to address people not on individual level but as people in relationship, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics. I teach communication, conflict resolution and assertiveness skills to help people communicate and problem solve their family issues.
Herman Chow, D.Min, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Suite 600, 15 Allstate Parkway, Markham, ON L3R 5B4
As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, I can create a safe atmosphere where you and your family can work on difficult issues. Even though the work can be tough at times, the reward of family connections outweight the cost. My expertise can guide you and your family in building meaningful relationships that will last a life time. You will feel more understood and validated as a result of family therapy.
Ron Wyse, RP, RMFT; DD, ThM, MDiv, BA
Registered Psychotherapist; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
1 Valleywood Drive, Markham, ON L3R 5L7
We are made for both being in relationships, and for being unique in our individuality. Putting these together in a way that honours both individuals and the family as a whole is an ongoing challenge. Our goals in family counselling is to clarify what those challenges are, the factors which contribute to them, and ways of resolving issues so the family and its members can not only survive, but can thrive.
Tressa Porter, M.A.
Therapist and Consultant
Anywhere, anytime! Access help when you need it! Therapy that fits your life and joins you on your journey.
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.