The Top 5 Family Therapists in Toronto

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April 30, 2024

The Top 5 Family Therapists in Toronto

Finding the right family therapist can be hard.

They need to be experienced, they need to have the skillset to manage the unique challenges you’re facing, and they need to have a personality that can connect with all of the members of your family.

Areas like King West and Yorkville offer a ton of great options for family therapists - but how do you know who will be the right fit for you?

Here at KMA Therapy, we’re passionate about helping you get the care you need from the therapist best suited to you. For over 15 years, we’ve helped our clients and community find their best match.

After reading this article, you’ll know how to find a great family therapist and a list of five Toronto family therapy practices to help you start your search.

Comparing the Best Family Therapists in Toronto

Many therapists work with both individuals and couples, but when looking for a family therapist, it’s important to make sure your therapist has the experience and training to help you effectively.

One way to ensure your therapist has the experience you’re looking for is by searching for a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists specialize in treating relationship issues by focusing on the context of your family system and have to meet specific educational and training criteria to become licensed.

This license proves their experience with:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening family bonds

LMFTs can be a great choice if you’re experiencing strain on your relationship related to larger family dynamics or challenges involving children.

The Canadian Association for Couple and Family Therapy is a great resource to explore to learn more about what happens during the specific training your therapist took. 

They list professional training programs that take place across Canada and lay it out clearly so you can understand your therapist’s educational background.

Other things to consider when choosing a family therapist include:

  • Their experience with couples and families
  • How well their personality matches with your family
  • Their cost per session and whether they take your insurance
  • Their expertise in other areas of concern (i.e. anxiety, depression)
  • If they’re aligned with or understanding of your family values and beliefs
  • Where they’re located and if this location is convenient for all family members
  • Whether they offer a free consultation or a paid introductory session (and which works better for your family)
  • Whether they’re a good listener and pay attention to all family members during your initial consultation with them
  • Their experience working with children and teenagers (depending on the age of any children who will be attending therapy)

We compared family therapists in Toronto based on their cost, education, expertise, client reviews, and available online resources to find the best family therapists in Toronto.

Therapists with transparent pricing models, extensive experience working with families, and informative websites that can help you make an informed decision when starting your family therapy journey were ranked more highly.

While choosing a family therapist is a personal decision, this list of providers can be a great place to start your search.

The 5 Best Family Therapists in Toronto

In no particular order, we’ve gathered a list of our favourite family therapists and family therapy practices, highlighting some great features that each offers.

1. Attuned Families

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Cost: $200 per session, with a $300 initial assessment fee (some sliding-scale and low-cost options available); if looking for autism support then some fees are able to be reimbursed through OAP. They also offer a free consultation so you can make sure they’re the right fit.

Like their name suggests, Attuned Families is a therapy practice that focuses exclusively on family therapy, child therapy, parent coaching, autism support, and school support.

They focus on identifying the unique needs of each family they work with and creating a customized therapy approach to help address the problems you’re facing. Their team of social workers and psychotherapists (and even a therapy dog!) are here to help you.

With a 4.6 Google rating, with clients highlighting their passion and professionalism, Attuned Families is here to support your family with a wide array of experience and techniques.

Their areas of expertise include:

  • Improving family relationships
  • Reducing family conflict and stress
  • Stopping power struggles with children
  • Building a supportive family environment
  • Autism interventions (including alternatives to ABA)

Attuned Families has two Toronto locations (Bloor St W and Vine Ave.) and they offer services in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Highlight: They offer extensive resources, including community workshops and an informative blog.

2. wellbe

wellbe family therapy


Cost: $175 for 50-minute family therapy session

Wellbe is a team of healthcare practitioners, including therapists, nurses, and doctors, who share a common goal of “keeping you and your family healthy and happy.”

With over 300 5-star Google reviews, their experienced team takes a variety of approaches to ensure you and your family get the care you need.

Their family therapy team consists of 8 family therapists who are ready to help.

Their therapeutic approaches include:

  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Narrative therapy

Highlight: In addition to family therapy, they offer individual therapy, child and teen therapy, and couples therapy, which allows for a lot of flexibility in determining which type of therapy is best for your family’s needs.

3. Lifecycle Counselling

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Cost: $190 for a 50 minute session, $280 for 80 minute session (sliding-scale options available)

Their team is multilingual and multicultural, offering a variety of faith-based and non faith-based approaches (depending on what you and your family prefer.) Their team offers therapy at three locations in Toronto as well as virtual counselling services.

Their areas of expertise in family therapy include:

  • Cultural dynamics
  • Parenting issues
  • Blended families
  • Boundary issues
  • Life transitions

Highlight: Their engaging instagram account offers photos and videos to help you get to know their team and learn more about their therapy process.

4. New Insights Counselling

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Cost: $238 for 75-minute session, offers a free 15-minute phone consultation

Conveniently located at Yonge and Eglinton, New Insights Counselling focused exclusively on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

At New Insights Counselling, Allan Findlay, MSW, RSW, is here to help you and your family understand how your past relationships are impacting your current experiences, and support you in working toward new solutions that work for your family.

Allan’s extensive training and certifications include:

  • Certified EFT Couples Therapist
  • EFFT Family Therapist – Levels 1 and 2
  • EFFT Individual Therapist – Levels 1 and 2

Highlight: Allan offers an extensive list of articles so you can learn more about the challenges you might be experiencing in your family and get a strong sense of what to expect during the therapy process.

5. Shift Collab

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Cost: $200 - $360 for 50 to 80 minute sessions

Shift Collab is an online therapy practice with over 125 therapists to choose from.

Their family therapy approach focuses on strengthening family dynamics and resolving conflicts.

Their approach helps with issues related to:

  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Interpersonal dynamics

Their therapy practice offers a short quiz to match you with the therapist on their team who is best suited for your needs, making your therapy journey simple and effective.

Highlight: With an extensive list of guides and resources, Shift Collab offers a great website to start your therapy journey.

Next Steps for Beginning Family Therapy in Toronto

After reading this article, you know how to find the right family therapist for you and five great family therapy practices to choose from.

Here at KMA Therapy, we’re here to help your family navigate complex issues and find harmony.

We offer therapy at five convenient locations across Toronto: Yonge and Eglinton, King West, Yorkville, Liberty Village, and Yonge and Sheppard, and we offer virtual counselling sessions for anyone in Ontario.

Explore our Family Therapy page to learn more or Register Online to connect with our team.

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