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Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Emotionally-Focused Therapy, or EFT, is a well-established approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the emotional experiences of individuals, couples, and families. If you want to talk with someone, CARESPACE can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Kitchener Waterloo

Hossein Kaji

What is Emotionally-Focused Therapy?

The core principle of Emotionally-Focused Therapy is that strong emotional bonds, such as love and attachment, are crucially important for healthy functioning and well-being. However, when these bonds are disrupted or threatened, they can lead to negative emotional states, such as anxiety, depression, and conflict. EFT aims to help clients identify and understand these emotional experiences, and to work towards repairing and strengthening their emotional bonds with others. Through a collaborative and empathic therapeutic relationship, individuals and couples can learn skills and strategies to express their emotions more effectively, communicate more clearly, and develop more secure and fulfilling relationships.

CARESPACE offers more than just Emotionally-Focused Therapy

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE Health+Wellness offers more than just psychotherapy in Kitchener-Waterloo. With functional integrative therapies we help promote a healthier life by using an evidence-based, result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness allowing you to get better quickly and stay well longer. Start living your healthier life today!

Applicable conditions include: Anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship conflicts and more.

Get your very own health team

You can achieve your health goals at CARESPACE with your own personal well-trained and dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that includes Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, Psychotherapists, Fitness Trainers and more. They will work together to create your personalized comprehensive collaborative health plan to get you fast results.

Your choice of in-clinic or online

It’s your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at one of our clinics in Kitchener or Waterloo. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It’s easy, effective and your first appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

We’re here for you day, evenings and weekends

CARESPACE makes achieving your health goals easy and accessible by offering extended clinic hours with day, evening, and weekend appointments. All are available both online and in-person at our clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo which are open:

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

Your first online appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a type of therapy that helps couples better understand and manage their emotions within their relationship. In EFT sessions, couples work with a therapist to identify negative communication patterns and behaviors that contribute to relationship distress. The therapist then helps the couple explore and express their underlying emotions and needs in a safe and supportive environment, ultimately leading to greater emotional intimacy and closeness. EFT has been shown to be effective in improving relationship satisfaction and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. By focusing on emotions and creating a secure emotional bond between partners, EFT can provide a powerful path towards a healthier and happier relationship.

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) has been gaining popularity as an effective approach to treating emotional distress, particularly those related to interpersonal relationships. EFT focuses on identifying and transforming the negative patterns of interaction that exist within relationships and aims to promote emotional bonding and security between partners. Some of the benefits of EFT include increased relationship satisfaction, decreased anxiety and depression, improved communication skills, and enhanced emotional resilience. Unlike other traditional forms of talk therapy, EFT places emphasis on the power of emotions and their influence on interpersonal relationships. By exploring and understanding each partner’s emotional experiences, EFT can help couples build stronger, healthier relationships that stand the test of time.

Research has shown that EFT can lead to long-lasting positive results, with many clients experiencing improvements in their relationships and emotional well-being even years after they completed therapy. However, like any form of therapy, the outcomes of EFT are influenced by a variety of factors, including the client’s willingness to engage in therapy, the therapist’s skill and experience, and the complexity and severity of the client’s emotional issues. Ultimately, the effectiveness of EFT in producing permanent changes will depend on the unique circumstances of each client and their specific therapy experience.

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a cutting-edge therapeutic approach that helps individuals and couples develop stronger, more meaningful relationships by identifying and altering negative patterns of emotional behavior. Who can benefit from EFT? The answer is simple – everyone. Whether you’re a single person struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation or a couple hoping to strengthen your bond and improve communication, EFT can help. This approach has been proven effective for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. By working with a trained EFT therapist, you can identify the root causes of your emotional struggles and develop new, healthy ways of coping with those emotions. So why wait? Take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life today and explore the benefits of Emotionally-Focused Therapy.

Choose Your Therapist

Hossein Kaji BSc, MA, MA, RP (Qualifying), PhD


Weber North

Have you suffered from such things as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, loneliness, or anger? As a psychotherapist interested in existential themes, Hossein has worked with clients who have experienced these issues.

Joe White, MA, MACP, RP


Weber North

Joe will help you develop and implement strategies to manage your anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, trauma and much more.

Sarah Jackson, BBA, MACP, RP (Qualifying)


Weber North

Sarah is a natural empathetic listener who focuses on the critical components of the therapeutic relationship by providing an unbiased and safe environment to explore your issues.

Alexia Liargovas, BA (Hons), MA (SPC), RP (Qualifying)


Victoria North

The stressors and uncertainties we face in our daily lives can be overwhelming. Alexia’s goal is to work with each client to explore why they may feel stuck and then together find a way to move forward.

Sophia Sharara, BTh, MDiv, MA, RP (Qualifying)


Weber North

If you are feeling lost and can’t find a way out of a stressful situation in life, sit back and relax. Sophia creates a warm and welcoming environment for her clients to feel safe and heard.

Nada Jarmakani, BA (Hons), DIPT, MACP (C), RP (Qualifying)

Student Therapist

Victoria North

The narrative we tell ourselves has the power to greatly impact our lives, either by providing a sense of purpose and direction or by limiting our potential and preventing us from living a fulfilling life.

You're only 15-minutes away from better mental health!

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Live-answer Reception

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Victoria North

1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 4A
Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3R6 →

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Weber North

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12  
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6 →

How TeleCARE online works

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Who should use TeleCARE?

It’s your choice. Most CARESPACE services are available both in-person at our clinic or online with TeleCARE (with the exception of acupuncture and massage). TeleCARE is convenient, easy and and highly effective.

We recommend that all new clients have a FREE no-obligation TeleCARE visit before coming to the clinic to discuss your health goals and objectives.

Meet your Practitioners

Get started today

  1. Your first appointment is FREE
  2. Meet your practitioner via Phone/Tablet/Computer
  3. Get your diagnosis and treatment
  4. Book online or call (519) 208-2273

Please call or use our easy online booking system to book your Free first appointment today!

Meet your Practitioners

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!