David Vervoort M.Sc.

Couple & Family Therapist
Educator/Facilitator
Master of Science
Anti-Homophobic
Anti-Oppression
Anti-Racist
Respectful
Genuine
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Therapy

enhancing lives
enriching relationships
embracing diversity

What is Therapy?

Couples and families can only be defined by their members. Couple and family therapy serves to strengthen relationships, while also respecting and balancing the needs of individuals.

How does couple, family and individual therapy contribute to change?
Therapy can assist with reclaiming the way you see yourself, as a unique and special individual. It can help you rebuild your ideas of yourself and your relationships(dating, couples, and family), offering freedom from often invisible constraints. Therapy can aid you on the path to achieving personal growth and a sense of direction. Therapy can help you understand the impact of your family history on your present life, interactions and relationships. Therapy can also assist to free you from the impact of oppression.

What does therapy involve?
Therapy involves getting to know yourself better. It offers a chance to build and strengthen relationships. Therapy can help you understand the patterns in your life. Therapy is achieved through conversations, experiential exercises, guided imagery and sometimes homework.

 

Individual Therapy

Work stresses, life transitions, and family difficulties all affect an individual's ability to function. Individual therapy can help people face a broad range of issues including:
depression & anxiety
guilt & shame
anger
assertiveness
self-acceptance
stress
perfectionism
trust
spirituality
addiction
loneliness
assault, bashing & harassment
effects of internalized oppression
homo/bi/trans phobia
partner abuse
oppression

 

Couple Therapy

communication
sexuality & sexual issues
separation
affairs
conflict
power imbalances

 

Family Therapy

coming out
blended families
parenting
adoption
relationship building

 

Therapy for Significant Others

The same problems that affect members of the LGBT community also affect their children, parents, friends, and former heterosexual partners. Therapy acknowledges their needs as part of the coming out and relationship building process.


All ages are welcome!
Providing services for some low-income persons at a reduced fee

Offices now open in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton

toll free: 1-888-821-5163
guelph business line: 519-821-5163
e-mail: DaveVervoort@sympatico.ca
web site: http://www.rainbowtherapist.com