Family Therapy

Family therapy treats the family as a system. Common issues can wreak havoc on once loving family relationships: conflicts arising from differences in cultural backgrounds, mismatched styles of communication or levels of comfort with conflict, and clashing views on child rearing practices. Unhealthy patterns of behaviour related to underlying issues, such as addiction, poor anger management, or unresolved grief from the loss of a loved one, place high levels of stress on the family unit, impairing interpersonal relationships within the family as a result.

Our family therapists provide a safe space where interested family members can work to improve lines of communication between members, and restore relationships stressed by misunderstandings and unresolved conflicts, or damaged by harmful interactions or patterns of behaviour. Family therapy helps your family restore empathy and supportive, loving family interactions, and support members struggling to ask for, offer, and accept, forgiveness for past harms done, in order to bring healing to damaged family relationships and restore the family to a strong, loving unit once again.

Chelsea Vineyard, RP (Qualifying)

MA (Counselling Psychology)

Independent Contractor

Chelsea Vineyard is an Independent Contractor and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) (RP (Qualifying)), who provides counselling services under the supervision of René-Marc Lavigne, PhD, RP.

Chelsea supports her clients by creating a safe and trustworthy environment. She works with her clients to manage their symptoms and improve daily functioning. As well, she works with her clients to create realistic goals.

Chelsea uses an integrative approach to counselling, which incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, and solution-focused approaches. Her goal in her practice is to create a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients.

Chelsea holds an Honors Degree in Behavioural Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. (MA) from Yorkville University. She has clinical experience providing individual therapy and co-facilitating group therapy at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma.

Chelsea provides psychotherapy services under the supervision Registered Psychotherapist, René-Marc Lavigne, PhD, RP.

Emerson Giraldo

MA, SEP (Advanced Candidate)

Emerson Giraldo Estrada is an Independent Contractor to The Whitestone Clinic and offers individual, couple, and family therapy under the supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist.

Emerson is an integrative counsellor that seeks to facilitate a flow that enables clients to process their own experiences in a warm, calm, and compassionate manner. Emerson has experience teaching and counselling children, teenagers, and adults, from his time working in Colombia, followed by his time in Italy, and then in Canada.

Emerson is committed to assisting others who are facing challenges while they look for meaning and develop an opportunity to reframe difficult and traumatic experiences. He has a special interest in working with addictions.

Emerson is sensitive to a great variety of cultural and faith traditions. He is solidly rooted in his traditions with a faith that is clearly inclusive.

Emerson’s integrative approach consists of Humanistic, Experiential, Systemic, and Psychodynamic models, and is directed by the needs of the client and from various theories, including: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy (SIRP).

Emerson holds an MA in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University (Ottawa, Canada). He also has a BA (Hons) in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Saint Thomas Aquinas University (Bogota, Colombia), a BA in Theology from Gregorian University (Rome, Italy), and a BA (Hons) in Psychology from York University (Toronto, Canada).

Emerson is available to see Whitestone clients on Mondays and Tuesdays at The Whitestone Clinic located at 38 Auriga Drive, Nepean, ON, K1C 2H9, and on Wednesdays and Fridays in Orleans at 4473 Innes Road, Suite 404, Ottawa, ON, K4A 3J7. He provides counselling services in the languages of English, Italian, and Spanish.

Emerson is supervised by Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist (www.marriagetherapistsottawa.ca). Receipts issued are recognized by most Insurance providers. Emerson looks forward to helping you and can be reached by phone or email.

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