Carla Bertolin-Siegmund, RP

Individual, Couples and Family Therapy & Counselling

Very simply, the purpose of psychotherapy is to remove the blocks to truth. Our own truths about ourselves, our world, our relationships. My personal mission is to do my best in assisting you to reach a new and profound level of liberation on all levels: Psychological, Emotional and Spiritual.

Carla is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. She practices a form of Integrative or Holistic therapy, drawing on a wide range of therapeutic methods based on humanistic insights and Internal Family Systems to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity, choice and growth. It is an approach that tries to do justice to the whole person including mind, body and spirit.

What I Offer 

I offer a safe and supportive space where you can speak fully and honestly trusting I will maintain confidentiality. I’ll reflect back to you what I hear and see, to make sure I get it right. I will ask questions to help clarify. At times I will offer the challenge of a new or different perspective for your consideration. This may come as a question or an exercise designed to bring a new awareness. I bring compassion, support and a deep understanding to this process. I recognize the courage it takes to do inner discovery work.

Individual Therapy      
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy

Specializing in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss

The process of therapy helps you put words to and name your internal experiences, thoughts and feelings. It makes all that is going on internally inside of us, external by naming it so we can see it better. I will help you with this process of taking what's internal and making it external so you can see it clearer. When you can see it clearly you can better understand yourself, your experiences, emotions and that which has been bothering you. You are then able to make the choices necessary to move forward.

How Can Therapy Help?

My ultimate goal is to support people in discovering a new level of inner peace that is always available regardless of external circumstances; to come into a new and meaningful relationship with themselves and therefore with the world around them.

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Areas of Focus & Specialties

I help Individuals, Couples and Families who are struggling with

• Anxiety
• Relationship Issues
• Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
• Infertility, Prenatal, Postpartum


• Addiction
• Coping Skills
• Depression
• Divorce
• Family Conflict
• Grief
• Trauma/Childhood Trauma
• Infidelity
• Life Transitions
• Marital and Premarital
• Parenting
• Self Esteem
• Sexual Abuse
• Spirituality
• Stress
• Transgender
• Women's Issues
• Sexuality

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Parenthood is Hard.

Parenthood is a major transition. It means the change of many things as we once new them. Although it can be a joyful and loving time, for many it can be filled with stress and anxiety. The distress a new parent experiences can be normal, talking to someone can help you make sense of your new thoughts, feelings and worries during this transition period in you and your family's lives. For some the transition to parenthood is not quite as simple. 1 in 5 (15-20%) women will develop a more serious mental health concern called a PMAD (Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder)
You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.

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Finding the Right Therapist

Carla offers free 30 minute consults to see if it is a right fit for you and to ask any questions before making the commitment to therapy. This can be done in person, over the phone or via video conference. Call or email to set up your free consult.

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In the spirit of respect and reconciliation, I acknowledge that my practices are located upon the lands that have been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. I acknowledge the Haldimand Tract, traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe and Haudenosauonee peoples, and the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. As a settler, I respectfully thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years. I am connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities

41 Erb St E
Waterloo, ON, CA

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