“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”
–Michael J. Fox

Family Counselling

I provide in-person and virtual therapy for families with children aged 12 years and older. I also provide family therapy for adult children and their parents. My approach to therapy includes principles of attachment theory with the Emotionally Focused Therapy Model.

I view family conflict as intersecting cycles of interactions rooted in emotional processing from our need to feel close and connected to our family. I focus on emotion because it communicates our needs, motives and priorities. This includes helping clients understand how and what they are feeling, and using their emotions effectively to achieve significant and lasting changes in their relationships and lives.

Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us.

Common reasons for seeking family therapy include:

  • Divorce
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Problems between siblings
  • Traumatic loss of a family member

Some positive family therapy outcomes are:

  • Strategies to develop and maintain boundaries
  • Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among family members
  • Promotes problem solving through understanding of family patterns and dynamics
  • Builds empathy and understanding.
  • Reduces family conflict

If you’re interested in learning about how I can help strengthen your family relationships contact me today.

"The more securely connected we are to those we love, the more we tune in and respond to [their needs] as if they were our own."

- Sue Johnson