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Ottawa West Professional Services Offering Psychological Services for Children, Youth, Adults, Families, and Couples Nepean Location
100 Craig Henry Drive, Suite 101
Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 5W3
Fax: (613) 421-0187
Bells Corners Location
1956 Robertson Road, Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 5B9
Fax: (613) 695-0902

Family Therapy


Family therapy is primarily concerned with the family as a social unit, in contrast to other psychotherapy approaches which focus mainly on the individual.Family therapists pay attention to the role of wider systems, such as the community and the culture to which the family belongs, and the effects of these systems on clients’ lives.

There are several approaches to family therapy, but all seek to improve communication and family functioning, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and strengthen coping and problem-solving skills that help families deal with various life events or dilemmas. As a result, family therapy can deepen connections, enhance mutual understanding, and increase emotional support among family members, particularly during transitional stages and difficult circumstances, such as death or serious illness in the family.

Family therapy may include all family members or just those who are ready or able to participate. Therapy goals will depend on each family’s situation.             

Practitioners Offering Family Therapy