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Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving a person’s relationships and communication skills. If you want to talk with someone, CARESPACE can help.

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

Interpersonal Therapy for Kitchener Waterloo

Hossein Kaji

What is Interpersonal Therapy?

Typically, interpersonal therapy is short-term, with sessions lasting around 12-16 weeks. The goal of interpersonal therapy is to help individuals better understand the role that their relationships and social contexts play in their emotional well-being. This type of therapy is grounded in the belief that our interpersonal relationships significantly impact our mental health and that addressing these relationship patterns can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Interpersonal therapy can be beneficial for anyone struggling with relationship issues, social anxiety or depression. Additionally, it has proven effective in treating various mental health conditions such as eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. In essence, interpersonal therapy lays the groundwork for individuals to improve their communication skills and leads to stronger, healthier relationships.

CARESPACE offers more than just Interpersonal 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.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal relationships and communication. IPT is typically used to treat depression, but it can also be effective in treating other mental health issues. The therapy aims to enhance communication and problem-solving skills within relationships, while also exploring how problematic patterns in relationships may be contributing to an individual’s emotional distress. During IPT, patients learn how to recognize and communicate their feelings and needs in a healthy way, as well as how to set appropriate boundaries in relationships. Psychotherapists may use a variety of techniques during IPT, such as role-playing scenarios or analyzing communication patterns in relationships. However, the focus is always on improving interpersonal skills and building stronger, healthier relationships.

Interpersonal therapy, also known as IPT, is a form of therapy that focuses on improving personal relationships and communication skills with loved ones. The benefits of this therapy are numerous and can help individuals overcome a range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. By developing stronger interpersonal skills, patients can better manage their emotions and cope with stressors in a healthy way. Additionally, interpersonal therapy can help individuals form deeper connections with loved ones, which can provide a sense of belonging and improve overall wellbeing. Through the guidance of a trained therapist, patients can learn how to communicate effectively, set healthy boundaries, and build stronger relationships both inside and outside of therapy. Overall, interpersonal therapy is a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their mental health and feel more fulfilled in their personal relationships.

Interpersonal therapy, or IPT, is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing interpersonal and relationship issues to improve mental health. But the question on many people’s minds is whether the outcomes of IPT are permanent. While no therapy can guarantee permanent results, studies have shown that IPT can lead to sustained improvements in depression and other mental health concerns. One study found that the benefits of IPT lasted for up to two years after treatment. It’s important to note that maintaining these improvements may require ongoing work and support, such as continued therapy or lifestyle changes. Overall, IPT has shown promising results in producing long-lasting positive effects on mental health.

Interpersonal therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on improving communication and relationships between individuals. While it can be helpful for anyone experiencing issues in their personal and professional interactions, it is especially effective for those who struggle with depression or other mood disorders. In addition, individuals who have recently experienced a major life change, such as a divorce or job loss, may also benefit greatly from interpersonal therapy. By addressing negative patterns in communication and building healthier relationship skills, interpersonal therapy can help individuals improve their overall well-being and quality of life.

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.

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  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

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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!