for families

Counselling and Therapy Services for Families

We offer professional counselling and therapy services to families with a wide range of needs.


“If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.”

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Family and Politics

Almost everyone grows up in a family system and most people plan to create their own families someday. We mostly learn about families from our original family systems and it could have been a positive or negative experience. In the main we hope that family systems provide a supportive, safe, encouraging and loving environment for the nurturing of relationships. But sometimes families are put under great stress where members feel disjointed, isolated, misunderstood and unloved.

At Elpizo, we teach communication skills and help with the merging of blended families.

We teach family members about individual and family scripts and help them to understand and cope better with the stresses and strains of family life.

Family counselling assists to increase understanding of current situation, creates a safe place for family members to express and examine painful feelings, learn how to healthily deal with disturbing emotions, learn coping strategies and build broken relationships.

Some issues addressed in family therapy:

  • Abuse – sexual, physical, mental, emotional etc.
  • Anger
  • Behavioral issues
  • Co-Parenting
  • Communication issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping with illness or trauma
  • Parenting challenges
  • Separation, divorce or blended family adjustments
  • Financial
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health concerns


Our fees are generally charged on an hourly basis, and are not covered by OHIP. RRT sessions for clearing trauma can typically last from to 2 to 3 hours depending on the circumstances and fees are charged differently from regular sessions.

Clients with extended health benefits may be eligible for partial or full reimbursement of service fees, depending on their insurance provider. We accept insurance reimbursement as Psychotherapists, Social Workers or Counsellors. Check with your extended health benefit if you are covered.

We accept cash, Interac transfer and credit card through PayPal.

Contact us to discuss your need and pricing.