Family Therapy

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Family Therapist (Counsellor): 

In family therapy the participants could be children (of all ages), parents (of all ages), or both.


In families with young children, teens, or young adults still at home, frequently the issues and well being of one individual are intertwined with the issues and well-being of all the other members of the family living under the same roof. Including all members of the family in therapy can create well being for everyone as it pertains to difficult shared experiences. Appointments might include one or two parents, a parent and a child or multiple children, or siblings, etc. 


In families with adult children no longer living at home, the issues may be between an adult child and a parent or parents, or with siblings. With adult children, divides may be unhealed issues from childhood, or issues or conflict may arise as a result of a family business, or end of life issues for parents including medical decisions, power of attorneys, wills, and estates, etc.


Deciding who comes for the first session can be determined through strategy formation specific to the case. It is therefore advised that a phone consultation take place in advance of coming for your first visit. Meetings may be needed for an intensive period or may span over a longer period of time in order to calm tensions, or restore connection, with a goal of remaining connected as a family at every stage of life.


MFT Toronto is located in the West End near Bloor and Jane Street. MFT Collingwood is located in the Georgian Centre in downtown Collingwood. 


In addition to Family Therapy we offer Couples Counselling, Marriage Therapy and Individual Psychotherapy.


Family Therapy Issues

  • Abandonment or Avoidant behaviour
  • Addictions
  • ADHD or learning disabilities
  • Anger
  • Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Attachment Injuries
  • Bullying
  • Child or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Coping Skills / Stress
  • Death, Dying, Disability, or Chronic Illness (eg. of family member)
  • Divorce's impact on family members
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Healing
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Business Conflict
  • Life Cycle Transitions
  • Marital Crisis (impact on family)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships (siblings / school)
  • Perfectionism
  • Power and Control
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self and Other Awareness
  • Self Esteem and Esteem for Others
  • Self-Harming (eg. of child)
  • Separation's impact on child / family
  • Sibbling Issues
  • Sibling conflict at Parent's end of life
  • Stress's impact on family

Family Therapies

  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Relationally Integrartive Therapy
  • Faith Based Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Business and Finance is also a specialty of Anne Marie Shewfelt

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