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Strength-Based Therapy

Strength-based therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on clients’ inherent strengths, abilities, and resources throughout the therapy process. Rather than solely addressing their problems and weaknesses, strength-based therapy emphasizes the clients’ potential for growth and change. If you want to talk with someone, CARESPACE can help.

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

Strength-Based Therapy for Kitchener Waterloo

Hossein Kaji

What is Strength-Based Therapy?

Rather than solely addressing their problems and weaknesses, strength-based therapy emphasizes the clients’ potential for growth and change. This approach assumes that clients are experts in their own lives and builds upon their existing strengths and resources to overcome challenges. By focusing on clients’ positive qualities, strengths-based therapy aims to strengthen their sense of self-efficacy, build resilience, and instill hope for a positive future. Additionally, this approach encourages a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. Through this approach, clients are able to identify and tap into their own personal assets, ultimately leading to greater well-being and a more fulfilling life.

CARESPACE offers more than just Strength-Based 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.

Strength-based therapy operates under the premise that the focus should be on an individual’s strengths, rather than solely on their struggles or weaknesses. This type of therapy values the uniqueness and individuality of each person, and seeks to build upon their existing strengths to achieve personal growth and healing. The goal is to encourage positive self-reflection and to facilitate realizations of an individual’s own potential. By focusing on their strengths, clients are able to feel empowered and more confident in their ability to overcome obstacles. As a result, they can develop strategies and skills to address their difficulties, and ultimately improve their quality of life. Through this approach, clients are better equipped to handle the ups and downs of life, and to achieve their personal goals.

Strength-based therapy is a form of therapy that focuses primarily on a client’s positive attributes and strengths instead of their deficiencies and weaknesses. This approach can have numerous benefits for the person receiving therapy. Firstly, it encourages clients to develop a sense of self-efficacy and empowerment as they learn to rely on their own innate abilities to overcome obstacles in their lives. Secondly, it can enhance their self-esteem and self-worth as a therapist hones in on their strengths and highlights their potential. Moreover, it can facilitate a more positive and collaborative relationship between the therapist and client, which can help to create a more conducive environment for growth and progress. Overall, strength-based therapy can be an effective approach for those looking to improve their mental health and well-being.

Strength-based therapy has emerged as a highly effective alternative to traditional models that focus on weaknesses and deficits. By emphasizing a client’s existing skills, resources, and abilities, this approach has yielded numerous benefits. The therapy helps individuals develop a sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem, while encouraging them to build on their innate strengths. Research has shown that these benefits can indeed be long-lasting. Strength-based interventions have been found to produce sustainable changes and improve outcomes in a variety of areas ranging from mental health to education and employment. While each client’s experience may vary, it is clear that strength-based therapy can provide an enduring foundation for positive growth and development over the long term.

Strength-based therapy is a school of thought in psychotherapy that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is a refreshing departure from the traditional “problem-centered” approach to therapy, where therapists often focus on the negative aspects of a person’s life. The beauty of strength-based therapy lies in its emphasis on identifying and building on a person’s existing strengths, instead of solely focusing on their weaknesses. This approach can benefit anyone who is looking to lead a more fulfilling and optimistic life. It especially suits people who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and other similar issues. The therapy can be a powerful tool in helping individuals recognize their strengths and leverage them to create positive changes in their lives.

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!