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Certified Niagara Therapists

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Family/Systems Therapy

Anxiety Treatment Serving St. Catharines and the Niagara Region

If you suffer from debilitating panic attacks, persistent worry, fears or phobias, or generalized anxiety, help is available at Venema Family Counselling in St. Catharines. Thomas Venema is trained as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and provides anxiety treatment services in a caring and professional environment. He is a member of the Canadian Association Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).

When Anxiety Takes Over

Many people feel anxious from time to time. But when feelings of anxiety occur regularly and begin to interfere with your job, relationships or other aspects of your daily life, it’s time to pursue professional anxiety treatment.

Here to Help

At Venema Family Counselling, Thomas Venema works to help patients better understand and manage the physical and psychological effects of anxiety disorders. Through personalized treatment, he seeks to examine the causes of your anxiety, analyze the emotions associated with it, and reveal how you can change the resulting negative thoughts and behaviours. His goal is to help you experience freedom from the debilitating effects of anxiety disorders and improve your quality of life.


Don’t let anxiety stand in the way of pursuing your goals. Call today to make an appointment with Venema Family Counselling and learn more about anxiety treatment.

Depression Therapist Serving St. Catharines and the Niagara Region

Depression is a condition that can be debilitating and difficult to treat without the help of a St. Catharines depression therapist. If you’ve found it hard to find a therapist you trust, look to Venema Family Counselling for assistance.


Thomas Venema is a licensed professional available during flexible hours 4 days a week to meet with patients. He is highly trained and pays attention to detail when working with each patient individually. His main goal is total patient comfort and treatment to help every person lead a happier life. He offers patients access to:

  • A comfortable, professional environment
  • Quick response to all calls


Thomas Venema is a St. Catharines depression therapist at Venema Family Counselling with varied and extensive experience in the profession in helping patients improve their quality of life. He is among the best in the area at helping patients feel better. Give him a call today and find out how he can work to help you become a better version of yourself.

Anger Treatment Serving St. Catharines and the Niagara Region

Anger is a normal and often healthy response to negative events. But when uncontrollable anger begins to negatively impact your relationships, job or quality of life, it may be time to get professional help. At Venema Family Counselling in St. Catharines, Thomas Venema provides anger treatment for individuals battling persistent and unmanageable feelings of rage. Utilizing a variety of techniques, he teaches patients to control their anger for better relationships and happier, more productive lives.

Get the Help You Need

Persistent feelings of intense or brooding anger can have far-reaching consequences, including acts of aggression or violence, the destruction of important relationships and an increased risk of health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and depression. If you or someone you care about can benefit from anger treatment, reach out to Venema Family Counselling to learn more about available programs.


Learn to control anger before it controls you. Contact Venema Family Counselling today for your appointment and to learn more about anger treatment.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Being a teenager isn’t easy, and Venema Family Counselling understands that troubled teens need an outlet for expressing themselves and working through their issues. That’s why Thomas Venema provides comprehensive therapy services for teenagers facing emotional or behavioural challenges in St. Catharines. Thomas also works with children anywhere between 5 and 19. He enjoys working with and is successful in assisting families, parents and individual child issues. He receives regular referrals from local pediatricians pertaining to issues such as:

  • Sleep disorders and fears

  • Autistic diagnosis and treatment

  • Asperger's

  • Anxiety

  • Dependant/independent issues

  • Anger/frustration management

  • Behavioural issues

  • Reactions to loss/grieving

  • Attachment disorders

Here to Help

Teenagers these days have a lot on their plates, from academic demands to social and peer pressure. Even if your child isn’t acting out, he or she may still benefit from unbiased advice from a professional. At Venema Family Counselling, Thomas Venema caters to teens and strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for his young patients. He works hard to establish trusting relationships so that his teen patients feel comfortable sharing their feelings and getting the help they need.


If your teen is facing emotional or behavioural challenges, Thomas Venema is here to help. Call today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Support Therapy

Venema Family Counselling is here to support you and your family if you have a relative that is undergoing a life-altering illness such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Sexual/Intimacy Therapy in St. Catharines

Difficulties with intimacy are not uncommon and are often related to anxiety, past history and accumulated experiences. By understanding and increasing self-awareness, we can learn to grow in terms of sharing increased intimacy.

Drawing You Closer Together

Intimacy is about more than just physical contact. Intimacy involves honesty, vulnerability and trust. When intimacy is not present in a relationship, that relationship can suffer. At Venema Family Counselling in St. Catharines, Thomas Venema works to help couples enrich their relationships through increased intimacy. He understands that the decision to seek help for a sexual or intimacy problem is a highly personal and emotional one, so you can rest assured that he will treat you with the utmost care, compassion and professionalism. Because your wellbeing is his highest priority, he does everything he can to create a welcoming environment and the best possible patient experience.


If a lack of intimacy is affecting your relationships, Venema Family Counselling wants to help. Contact Venema Family Counselling in St. Catharines today to schedule an appointment.

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Venema Family Counselling

42 Tecumseh St
St. Catharines, ON

L2M 2M6


Tuesday 09:45 AM - 02:00 PM

Wednesday 09:45 AM - 03:00 PM

Thursday 09:45 AM - 02:00 PM

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


St. Catharines, Hamilton and the Niagara Region


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