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Counselling for Parenting Support in Guelph

It is a wonderful privilege to be a parent. Many people look forward to becoming one at some point. But the truth is, parenting is not that easy, and it requires one to deliberately develop some essential skills.


What Is Parent Counselling?

Parent counselling is a service that is given to mothers and fathers with the aim to provide guidance, knowledge and emotional support for whatever they are going through without any bias or judgment. Its difference from family counselling is that it focuses on parenting and how it impacts family dynamics.


Here’s how we can help.

Kids tend to exhibit certain challenging behaviours during each developmental stage. It may be difficult to deal with these behaviours and it can be especially challenging for first time parents who may have little experience tuning into a child’s emotions. There is plenty information available online that can be useful for developing parental skills. However, when it comes to parenting, the best way to learn to tune-in is by connecting with a counselor that tunes into your emotional experience. Through a supportive and non-judgemental environment, you can develop parenting techniques that will foster a sense of connection and help you repair after having difficult interactions with your children. Even veteran parents can benefit from the occasional check-in with a counselor. The following are some of the areas that are covered in parenting sessions:


  • Instilling good discipline that focuses on teaching children rather than punishing them.
  • Developing effective communication strategies with children.
  • Setting up family meetings and addressing household issues.
  • Handling sibling rivalry effectively.
  • Appropriate methods of implementing consequences.

The goal of a professional counselor is to connect with your thoughts and emotions around the parenting challenges you have been experiencing. A counselor can support you to foster a compassionate and nurturing environment for your children. Help is not that far away. All you need to do is to reach out.

If you or a loved one is having trouble with parenting, get in touch with us right away to know how we can help.

Want to know more? Check out our blogs related to parenting.

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Our Counsellors

Chris Jarvis

Chris Jarvis
Registered Psychotherapist

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy and Couples Counselling)



Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Spirituality/Faith Concerns, Job burnout/fatigue, Caregiver burnout

Heather Eskedjian

Heather Eskedjian
Registered Social Worker

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy for Adults)



Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Grief, Suicidal Ideation, Bipolar Disorder, Stress Management, Life Transitions and Relationship Issues.

Natasha Busic

Natasha Busic
Registered Social Worker

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy for Adults)



Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Burn Out, Sress Reduction and Management, Emotional Regulation, Trauma, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss.

Rochelle Martin

Rochelle Martin
Registered Social Worker

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy 18+ & Couples Counselling)



Relationship and Attachment Issues, Anxiety, Stress, Loss of Sense of Self and/or Connection with Others, Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues.

Hari Chettiar

Hari Chettiar
Clinical Director, Regitered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Anger management, Couples Counselling, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Gaming Issues, Parenting Support.

Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker, M.A.,
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Support, Separation and Divorce, Relationship Issues, Spirituality and Faith Concerns, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Grief and Loss, Work-Life Balance.

Sandra_Harrison

Sandra Harrison, M.A.,
Regitered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Gender Diversity and Gender Minority Stress, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ2+, Identity, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Work/Life Balance, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Conflict Resolution Skills.

Susana Cadavid

Susana Cadavid
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Intern Therapist (Supervised by Hari Chettiar)

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**
(Individual Therapy for Adults and Teens 16+)



Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Stress, Work Place Issues, Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, LGBTQ2+ Support, Body Image Concerns.

Kelly Nancekivell

Kelly Nancekivell
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Intern Therapist (Supervised by Hari Chettiar)

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, ADHD Management, Relationship Issues, Depression, Stress, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem and Body-Image Concerns, Divorce, Infertility Concerns, Grief and Loss.

Kelly O'Hearn

Kelly O'Hearn,
Regitered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Life Transitions, Emotions Regulation, Self-Esteem Issues, Body Image Concerns, Parenting Concerns, Relationship Issues.

Sara Kohtala

Sara Kohtala, M.A.,
Registered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sex and Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Trauma, Grief, Emotions Regulation, Self-Esteem Issues, Body Image Concerns, Eating disorders.

Madelyn Whittle

Madelyn Whittle, M.C.,
Regitered Psychotherapist

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Self-Discovery.

Megan Gauthier

Megan Gauthier, M.S.W.,
Registered Social Worker

**CASE LOAD FULL**
(Current/Returning Clients only)



Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders.

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