Family Counselling

Family Counsellor

We are dedicated to helping families strengthen their bonds and navigate life's challenges through professional family counselling. Our team of experienced family therapists is here to support you in fostering healthier relationships and creating a more harmonious family dynamic.

Family therapy is a powerful tool that can address a wide range of issues, from improving communication and resolving conflicts to managing mental health concerns and navigating life transitions. At Sojourn Counselling, we understand that every family is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your specific needs.

A family therapist is equipped with the expertise and compassionate understanding necessary to guide your family towards positive change. Whether you're seeking family counselling to address a particular issue or simply looking to improve your family's overall well-being, our team is here to help.

Explore our services to discover how family therapy can benefit you and your loved ones, and learn more about our highly trained therapists who are committed to providing the highest quality of care. At Sojourn Counselling, we are dedicated to supporting your family's journey towards greater understanding and connection.

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy, also known as family counselling, is a type of psychotherapy that addresses the unique interactions and dynamics within families. It aims to foster better communication, resolve conflicts, and enhance the overall functioning of the family unit. Unlike individual therapy, which focuses on a single person, family therapy involves multiple family members and works on the relationships and patterns that affect the entire family system.

Family therapy can help with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Communication Problems: Improving how family members talk and listen to each other.
  • Conflict Resolution: Addressing and resolving disagreements and disputes in a healthy manner.
  • Mental Health Issues: Supporting family members dealing with mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.
  • Life Transitions: Navigating significant changes such as divorce, remarriage, or the addition of a new family member.
  • Parenting Challenges: Providing strategies and support for parenting issues, including discipline, co-parenting, and understanding developmental stages.
  • Substance Abuse: Helping families cope with and address substance abuse issues.

The goal of family therapy is to create a more cohesive and supportive family environment where each member can thrive. Our therapists employ a holistic approach, considering the family as a whole rather than focusing solely on individual problems. This perspective allows for a deeper understanding of the issues at hand and more effective interventions.

At Sojourn Counselling, our family therapists use evidence-based techniques and a compassionate approach to help your family build stronger connections and healthier relationships. Whether you are dealing with specific challenges or simply want to enhance your family’s overall well-being, family therapy can provide the tools and insights needed for positive change.

Our Family Therapists

At Sojourn Counselling, we take pride in the qualifications and expertise of our family therapists. Our team includes therapists with advanced training and credentials that set them apart in the field of family therapy. We believe that having a highly skilled and educated team is crucial to providing the best possible care for your family.

Masters Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy (MA-MFT)

Our therapists with Masters degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy have undergone extensive academic and practical training to specialize in family dynamics and relationships. The MA-MFT degree involves rigorous coursework in areas such as:

  • Family Systems Theory: Understanding the complex interactions within family units.
  • Therapeutic Techniques: Learning various approaches to address and resolve family issues.
  • Clinical Practice: Gaining hands-on experience through supervised internships and practicums.
  • Ethics and Professional Practice: Courses and supervision to promote adherence to high standards of ethical practice in therapy.

This comprehensive education equips our therapists with the knowledge and skills to effectively address a wide range of family concerns. Working with an MA-MFT degree holder means your family will benefit from a therapist who has specialized training in the intricacies of family relationships and systemic therapy.

Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFT)

In addition to academic qualifications, some of our therapists are Registered Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFT). This designation signifies a higher level of professional achievement and adherence to stringent standards set by the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).

The requirements for becoming an RMFT include:

  • Advanced Clinical Experience: Accumulating a significant number of post-graduate hours in direct clinical practice with families and couples.
  • Continuing Education: Participating in ongoing professional development to stay current with the latest research and therapeutic techniques.
  • Supervision and Mentorship: Receiving guidance and supervision from experienced RMFTs for a significant number of supervisor meeting hours post-graduation.
  • Ethical Standards: Committing to the CAMFT's code of ethics, which ensures the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Working with an RMFT provides the assurance that your therapist has not only the necessary educational background but also a proven track record of clinical excellence and dedication to professional growth.

Benefits of Working with Our Qualified Family Therapists

Choosing a therapist with specialized training and credentials in family therapy ensures that you receive high-quality care tailored to your family's unique needs. Our therapists are skilled in various therapeutic approaches and are dedicated to helping your family achieve healthier relationships and improved well-being.

At Sojourn Counselling, we are committed to providing exceptional family therapy services. Our therapists’ advanced training and professional designations reflect our dedication to excellence and our commitment to supporting families in their journey toward positive change.

Distinguishing Features of Our Family Therapy Approach

At Sojourn Counselling, we recognize that each family is unique, and our approach to family therapy is tailored to meet the specific needs and dynamics of each family unit. Here’s what sets our family therapy apart:

Specialized Training in Family Systems and Dynamics

Our therapists are extensively trained in understanding and working with family systems. This specialized training allows them to:

  • Analyze Family Interactions: Identify patterns and dynamics that contribute to issues within the family.
  • Address Systemic Issues: Focus on how relationships and interactions within the family system impact individual members and the family as a whole.
  • Develop Systemic Interventions: Create strategies that address the root causes of problems, rather than just the symptoms.

Emphasis on Relational and Systemic Perspectives

Our family therapists employ a relational and systemic perspective, which means they look at the bigger picture and consider how individual behaviors affect the entire family. This approach helps in:

  • Enhancing Communication: Improving how family members interact and understand each other.
  • Resolving Conflicts: Addressing underlying issues that cause conflicts and teaching effective resolution techniques.
  • Strengthening Relationships: Building stronger, more supportive connections among family members.

Techniques and Methodologies Unique to Family Therapy

We utilize a variety of evidence-based techniques and methodologies that are specifically designed for family therapy, including:

  • Structural Family Therapy: Focuses on restructuring the family system to improve interactions and relationships.
  • Strategic Family Therapy: Involves creating specific strategies to address and resolve family issues.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Aims to strengthen emotional bonds by addressing emotional responses and promoting secure attachments.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy: Combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with family systems theory to address dysfunctional patterns and promote positive changes.

Integration of Various Therapeutic Modalities

Our therapists are skilled in integrating various therapeutic modalities to create a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan for your family. This may include:

  • Neurofeedback: Enhancing emotional regulation and reducing stress through brain training techniques.
  • Mindfulness Practices: Teaching mindfulness techniques to promote present-focused awareness and reduce reactivity.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): Addressing trauma and emotional distress through a structured therapeutic approach.
  • Person-Centered Therapy: Fostering a supportive and non-judgmental environment to facilitate personal growth and self-discovery.

Benefits of Family Therapy with Specialized Counsellors

Engaging in family therapy with a counsellor who specializes in family therapy at Sojourn Counselling offers numerous benefits that can transform your family dynamics and improve overall well-being. Here are some key advantages:

Enhanced Understanding and Improved Communication

  • Effective Communication Skills: Our therapists teach family members how to communicate more effectively, promoting clearer and more compassionate interactions.
  • Active Listening: Encouraging family members to listen to each other’s perspectives and feelings without judgment.
  • Expressing Emotions: Helping family members articulate their emotions and needs in a healthy and constructive manner.

Better Management of Conflicts and Stressors

  • Conflict Resolution Techniques: Our therapists provide strategies for resolving conflicts in a way that respects everyone's feelings and needs.
  • Stress Reduction: Teaching coping mechanisms and stress management techniques to help families navigate daily challenges.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Guiding families to collaboratively solve problems and make decisions that benefit the entire family unit.

Strengthening Family Bonds and Resilience

  • Building Trust: Facilitating trust-building activities and exercises to strengthen relationships within the family.
  • Emotional Support: Providing a safe space for family members to express and process their emotions, fostering a supportive environment.
  • Resilience Development: Helping families develop resilience to better handle future challenges and stressors together.

Personalized Treatment Plans for Diverse Family Structures and Issues

  • Tailored Approaches: Creating customized therapy plans that address the unique needs and dynamics of each family.
  • Diverse Family Structures: Working with a variety of family configurations, including nuclear families, blended families, single-parent families, and extended families.
  • Comprehensive Assessment: Conducting thorough assessments to understand the specific issues and goals of the family, ensuring targeted and effective interventions.

Booking and Consultation Information

Taking the first step towards family therapy is easy. Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Book an Appointment: Visit our online booking platform to schedule a session with one of our family therapists.
  2. Initial Consultation: During your initial consultation, we will discuss your family’s specific needs and goals to create a tailored therapy plan.
  3. Contact Us: If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call us at 778-887-1541.

Don’t wait to improve your family’s relationships and well-being. Take the first step towards a healthier, more connected family by booking an appointment with one of our specialized family therapists today. Let Sojourn Counselling support your journey towards stronger family bonds and a brighter future together.


Family therapy can be a transformative experience that brings families closer and helps them navigate life’s challenges more effectively. At Sojourn Counselling, our team of highly trained and experienced family therapists is dedicated to providing the highest quality care. We are here to support your family in building healthier relationships and achieving greater harmony and understanding. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your family thrive.

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