Family Therapy Services

Dad with two kids sitting on couch while speaking to therapist - Family Therapy is available at The Therapy Centre with locations in Toronto, Oakville and Hamilton (GTA)

We offer services to identify and treat a variety of family problems, including:

  • Separation and Divorce Issues – excluding custody and access assessments and concerns
  • Concerns of Blended Families
  • Parenting Skills Training (for children experiencing emotional and behavioural issues)
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Eating Disorders

The focus of family therapy is to improve family functioning as a system, to facilitate healthy communication and to develop skills to manage emotions in the family. We use evidence-based treatment to improve the overall functioning of the family unit. We recognize the complex interconnectedness of a family and its members and how each member can affect each other’s thoughts, feelings and actions. A systems approach to treatment is generally used to facilitate changes within the family unit.

Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) along with Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) are empirically validated approaches that are widely used by our clinicians at The Therapy Centre.  These two approaches provide practical, easy to implement skills to increase parents’ confidence and decrease emotional distress in children and adolescents.  We offer various parent skills group training sessions throughout the year.