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A VAUGHAN & GTA BASED THERAPY PRACTICE OFFERING A SANCTUARY OF SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
THIS IS A SAFE SPACE.
WELCOME TO LIFE & FAMILY COUNSELLING.

Where healing begins and resilience flourishes. Amid life’s myriad challenges, finding solace and clarity can seem daunting, but here, we offer a sanctuary – a space dedicated to your mental and emotional well-being. Led by a team of compassionate therapists, we explore the transformative journey of self-discovery, guiding you through the complexities of your inner landscape to uncover strength, self-acceptance, and profound clarity. Whether you’re seeking support through difficult transitions, navigating relationships, or simply yearning for a better understanding of yourself, our tailored approach to therapy provides the tools and insights needed to flourish. 

Let’s talk, we’re here to help.

Individual Counselling

You owe yourself the opportunity to live a fulfilling life with joy and happiness.

Couples Counselling

It is time to renew, rebuild, and rediscover your partnership.

Family Work

Family dynamics can be overwhelming, learn to move through issues with ease.

Children & Adolescents

It’s important to help children and youth navigate through life and relationships.

Our THERAPY OASIS

Come in, where every session is a step forward.

In our practice, you’re not just a client; you’re part of our community. Whether you’re seeking solace during difficult times or embarking on a journey of self-discovery, we’re here to walk alongside you with empathy, understanding, and unwavering support.

We prioritize creating a homey ambiance where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. From the soft lighting to the soothing decor, every detail is crafted with your comfort in mind.

Hello & welcome

Change is not a skill.

Change is a choice.

My name is Mary Marano, and it is my hope to introduce myself into the lives of those searching for a way to accomplish a mindful and conscious way of living. I am dedicated to opening the space for you to experience therapy in a non-threatening way.

For those of you who do not know me, I am owner and operator of Life & Family Counselling, but more than that I am someone who strives to grow and change so I can be the best version of myself. 

I will lead you through an individualized process to help you reach your intuitiveness and you will acquire the tools to help you step back into your life, living authentically.  

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What Sets Us Apart

Collaborative Partnership

We believe in working hand-in-hand with you, valuing your expertise in your own life journey, and fostering a collaborative alliance that empowers you to be an active participant in your healing process.

Evidence-Based Techniques

Our science-based holistic perspective acknowledges the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, guiding you towards a balanced and integrated sense of well-being that transcends traditional therapy.

Culturally Competent Care

Embracing diversity and inclusivity, we offer culturally competent therapy that respects and honors your unique identity and lived experiences, creating a safe space where you feel seen, heard, and valued.

Meet Our Team

The faces behind our life-changing care.

How To Book

Get In Touch

Give us a call or send us an email.

(416) 473 2875

info@lifeandfamilycounselling.com 

Talk To Us

We’ll find out what you’re looking for to ensure we offer you the best therapy experience suited to your unique needs.

Get Matched

We’ll book you in with the therapist that aligns with you best so that you can get the most out of your therapy sessions.

Our Practice

Situated in a cozy, inviting space, our practice is designed to feel like a comforting sanctuary away from life's turbulence.

Step through our doors and leave the outside world behind. Here, you'll be greeted with a friendly smile and a listening ear, as we invite you to share your journey in a space free of judgment or expectation.


Our team of dedicated therapists is committed to providing not just treatment, but a genuine connection. We take the time to understand your unique story, offering compassionate support and personalized guidance every step of the way.

How Therapy Can Help You

Therapy is your compass through life’s storms, offering a safe harbor for self-discovery and healing. Our compassionate therapists provide a confidential space for you to explore challenges, gain insight, and cultivate resilience.

Find your path to personal growth and emotional well-being. Let us walk with you towards a brighter tomorrow and a deeper way of living.

FAQ

Life & Family Counselling is not an emergency service.
In case of emergency, please call 911.

The ultimate goal of therapy is to improve quality of life and increase better overall functioning. Therapy can help clients address many mental health issues and psychological disorders. However, it is a common misconception that something must be seriously ‘wrong’ with your mental health in order to benefit from therapy. People experiencing mental health concerns are certainly among those who can benefit from therapy, but many people at some point in their lives find therapy to be helpful. We can all use a safe place to share our experiences, receive support through our everyday struggles and challenges, and discover and deepen our sense of self and ability to be in intimate relationships.

Choosing a therapist is an important decision. In the first session, it’s an opportunity to decide if the therapist feels like a good fit (i.e. you feel comfortable with the person and generally find them easy to talk with). If you decide that it is a good fit, remember you can always talk with your therapist at any time about what works and doesn’t work for you in the therapy. 

If you are unsure our reception team can assist you in matching you with the appropriate practitioner. All therapists also offer a free 15 minute consultation. 

Student/qualifying therapists have not yet completed all the requirements to become registered psychotherapists. They are still in the completion phase of their academic training. This means the therapist may still be in school, or have graduated, but are working to meet all the requirements by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Every therapist, whether just starting out or close to retirement, has a unique life experience and set of personal qualities that they bring to the therapeutic relationship with the client.

Please note that email is only used for scheduling, rescheduling, or cancelling appointments. All other electronic communication (i.e. email containing any therapeutic content) will not be returned by the practitioner as e-counselling is not provided through this practice.

Please provide 48 business hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment time. Sessions cancelled with less than 48 business hours’ notice and missed appointments will be subject to half of the fee being charged. Please ensure that you are on time for appointments. Sessions will not be extended to accommodate late starts.

Psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP but you may have coverage in your extended health care plan. However, our services are covered under most extended health insurance plans as counselling services can be claimed under a Registered Social Worker and/or Registered Psychotherapist. Check with your insurance plan to be certain.

Life & Family Counselling is a no shoe clinic. We pride ourselves on keeping a clean and tidy environment for your comfort and safety. Most importantly, it keeps you grounded, setting the stage to prepare you for session while removing the power and balance between therapist and client. 

It is a requirement of the professional college that privacy and confidentiality be honoured. This means that Life & Family Counselling cannot share information about you with anyone without your written consent. The only exception to this policy is situations of imminent danger to you or to someone else. Files are stored securely in our office. Twelve years following the termination of treatment, files are shredded by an onsite shredding facility.

If you are feeling confused or just unsure as to whether or not these services are right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Resources

Life & Family Counselling is not an emergency service. In case of emergency, please call 911.

ConnexOntario for Adults

1-866-531-2660

connexontario.ca

Bounce Back for 15+

1-866-345-0224

bouncebackontario.ca

Kids Help Phone for under 15

1-800-668-6868

kidshelpphone.ca

Post Secondary Students

1-866-925-5454

or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868