Family Therapy Services

Family Therapy How Can It Help Me & My Family?

  1. Behavior issues or worries
  2. Sleep Training & Sleep disorders (3+)
  3. Adjusting to life with a newborn
  4. Grief counselling & Traumatic life events
  5. Autism
  6. ADHD
  7. Potty Training
  8. Temper Tantrums
  9. Anxiety
Family therapy

What Is Family Therapy?

Child & Family Therapy helps people in close relationships to help each other. It enables families to understand major life transitions such as becoming new parents and the change in behavior they can bring about.

Our service supports you and your family with problem solving the challenges that life can throw at us with the aim to make you and your family unit healthier. Family therapy provides you with the ability to cope with the issue at hand and the skills to cope in the future.

Family coaching can cover a multitude of areas from toddler behavior issues such as temper tantrums, sleep issues and toddler taming through to providing support with Autism, PPD & ADHD.

We are pleased to offer you a private one on one consultation via telephone with our child & family therapist’s for your comfort and convenience. Consultations are booked at a mutually convenient time and we will call you at the time of your booking.

“From the moment we met Ishtar we were impressed with her professionalism and dynamic knowledge of behaviour therapies and holistic approaches to her services. She listened attentively, asked the right questions and provided us with solutions and choices – a very empowering and humbling experience. We have learned about ourselves as individuals and as a family unit. Thank you, Ishtar!”

How Do I Learn More About How You Can Help?

Call us today on 1-844-237-4686 to book your free no obligation 15 minute consultation with Ishtar or Lindsay our child & family therapists.

The introductory telephone consultation will allow both you to cover the following

  • Discuss the history of the issue or behavior
  • Build a rapport and understand if the service is a good fit for both parties
  • Understand the relationships involved
  • Discuss the next steps and timeframe

Follow on sessions will be completed over the telephone and normally run to 60 minutes in length, the relevant therapist will have discussed the timeframe and number of sessions required.

We are delighted to offer this service to support parents throughout Canada and internationally. The New Mummy Company is proud to be able to offer this service to our clients in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and beyond as this is a telephone or Skype based service for your convenience.

“I contacted Ishtar when my husband and I were at a loss for how to handle our daughter’s frustrating night sleeping habits. After carefully listening to our story and asking questions about our daughter’s personality and temperament, she immediately offered a plan that we were able to implement easily. We were thrilled when the strategy worked immediately and many weeks later, she is still sleeping soundly through the night and until a reasonable hour in the morning. She gave us the confidence and support we needed to tackle the problem and followed up with us to see how we were doing.  She exceeded our expectations with both how quickly we achieved the results we were looking for as well as her support along the way!”

Our Professional Child & Family Therapist Ishtar, What Can I Expect?

Over the past 15 years Ishtar has worked as a counselor for new parents, their children and families. Ishtar’s compassionate, professional approach built around cognitive behaviour therapy provides proven results and comes with a long list of happy clients. Ishtar has a natural ability to listen, empathize and provide solutions and strategies to enable you to understand and cope with the challenges your family encounter.

Ishtar - Family Therapist

Ishtar’s experience consists of working with children diagnosed with PDD & ADHD, facilitating community programs aimed at helping children with anger issues and anxiety cope with their feelings. Ishtar’s former clients have stated how she transformed their own lives and the life of their families. Ishtar’s ability to understand and support parents with their developmental milestones of their children has helped build confidence in parents and provide comfort in their children’s development.

Ishtar is passionate about her profession and along with 15 years of experience working with families. Ishtar also has the qualification & professional development with the following achievements.



  • Honours Psychology degree – University of Waterloo
  • Masters of Science degree in family Dynamics and Child Development – University of Guelph
  • Member of OACCPP

“Ishtar’s support and services showed me what I am doing well as a parent and helped me to break down some of my parenting challenges into smaller steps so that me and my children could get focused. Ishtar provided emotional support and helped with practical strategies to help me get through the day and feel like a great parent!”

Our Professional Child & Family Therapist Lindsay, What Can I Expect?

Lindsay has worked in children’s mental health field for over a decade and is passionate about helping children and families cope with life’s challenges. The past 10 years has allowed Lindsay to provide individual family and group therapy in a variety of settings.

Lindsay uses a collection of therapies in her practice including dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy. Utilizing this mixture of therapies combined with her ability to understand and support families allows Lindsay to provide a holistic approach in all Lindsay’s work. Lindsay’s biggest belief is that all families have the power to change and she lets this guide her practice at every step of treatment.


Lindsay’s main goal during a therapeutic relationship, is for the family to feel supported enough to recognize their strengths as a family and to recognize what they want to work on. Lindsay works with a family through struggles and challenges in a way that doesn’t simply have the problem go away, but makes the family stronger.





Families seek out support for a variety of reasons and no one family is the same. Some concerns that can trigger the need for support are :

  • Changes in a child’s temperament
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Meeting your child’s developmental needs
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Mental health symptoms
  • School challenges
  • Changes in a family dynamic

We offer a 15 minute free consultation with Lindsay so you can discuss the service further and understand how Lindsay can help you and your family. Call us today to book your consultation.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of Windsor
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) – Ryerson University

“Ishtar’s support and services showed me what I am doing well as a parent and helped me to break down some of my parenting challenges into smaller steps so that me and my children could get focused. Ishtar provided emotional support and helped with practical strategies to help me get through the day and feel like a great parent!”

Are Your Fees Covered By Insurance?

The majority of our clients are covered by extended health care plans, extended Canadian health insurance plans provide some elements of coverage for psychological services. Please consult your provider for further details. If not covered by insurance psychological fees are a tax deductible medical expense.

“Ishtar has a very well developed knowledge of children’s early development and milestones. She helped me teach my child several skills such as toilet training and utilizing picture schedules to assist with the morning routine. In addition, she did it with humour and compassion.”

Toddler Sleep Issues :

Whole house up in the middle of the night?

Ishtar will help you get everyone back in their beds and sleeping through the night by:

  • identifying behavioural issues related to sleep
  • dealing with toddler fears and bed time excuses
  • designing an optimal bed time routine and schedule for your toddler
  • teaching toddler self-soothing strategies
  • Explore your child’s temperament and developmental stage and how these impact sleep.

Ishtar will guide and support you through the sleep training process which will ultimately encourage self soothing, sleeping through the night with short to no wakes and setting realistic expectations around sleep based on your child’s age and temperament.

Toddler Tantrums and Toddler Taming :

Appropriate for ages 2 – 6

Not sure who is running the show in your home?

Ishtar will help you gain your confidence by

  • normalizing toddler behaviour
  • reviewing developmentally appropriate milestones
  • teaching strategies to stop difficult behaviour and encourage good behaviour
  • designing fun routines and rituals
  • explaining the difference between behavioural temper tantrums and meltdowns
  • helping you understand what tantrums and meltdowns require from you

Family Counselling :

Ishtar counsel’s parents and families today because she believes with all her heart that parents are raising the next generation and need to be honoured and supported as they travel on this journey. Ishtar knows our children’s future rests in our ability and willingness to confront our own fears and misconceptions and grow deep in our roots.

Ishtar uses an analytical, multi-faceted therapeutic approach and utilizes family systems theory, cognitive behaviour therapy and spirituality. Her specialties include trauma, addiction, mental illness and codependency.

Why Families Call

  • Infidelity
  • Separation and divorce
  • Marital strain
  • Adjust to new family unit (when baby and children arrive)


Behaviour Breakdown : 

Getting to the bottom of that behaviour


Completing an assessment to help determine the motivation behind your child’s behaviour and how you can best respond. Not all behaviours are the same and how you respond can escalate or alleviate their situations. Working together to discover your child’s wants and needs and how these influence their behaviour.

Mommy Mentoring :

Mommies used to commune with their mothers, sisters, grandmothers and neighbours to gain wisdom, affirmation and insight into raising children, being a wife and becoming a woman—these days it is hard to find time to shower or use the washroom—let alone grab a coffee at the next door neighbour’s house.

A mommy mentor is a convenient, nonjudgmental, safe, easy and confidential way to share your mommy fears, worries, concerns, normalize your feelings while receiving validation, support and accurate information about anything from developmental milestones, baby blues, mommy guilt to transition back to work, marital strain and decreased sex drive. And if something is not on our list but on your mind we cover that too.

There is NO NEED to do this alone.

Things to talk about

  • mommy guilt and shame
  • marital strain and decreased sex drive
  • back to work transition
  • developmental milestones (is my child normal)
  • is it time to have another child? what if I don’t know or want to?
  • co-parenting
  • the inlaws and my own mother
  • why is this mother thing so hard?
  • division of labour and household chores

Protecting your Privacy and Confidentiality – We Have Experience With High Profile Clients

At The New Mummy Company by default we understand how to protect every client’s privacy and confidentiality. We have vast experience in working with high profile clients within the film, television and sports industry in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Calgary & Toronto.

If you feel more comfortable you can approach owner Maria directly to discuss your needs at