Michael Hryniuk

Welcome to The Institute of Family Living
An Association of Individual, Marriage, Couple and Family Counsellors

Michael Hryniuk, Ph.D., RP
Registered Psychotherapist,
Canadian Association for Spiritual Care

Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy
Spiritual Direction and Formation

Michael Hryniuk holds a Doctorate in Theology and Personality Theory from Emory University and received his clinical training in psycho-spiritual therapy from the Toronto Centre for Pastoral Counselling Education. He has over twenty years of experience in spiritual direction, counselling and therapy with individuals, couples and families. As a therapist in private practice and an Associate of the Institute of Family Living, he uses a variety of modalities of healing in a spiritually-integrated approach to counselling and therapy including emotionally-focussed, psycho-dynamic, existential, inter-subjective, transpersonal, and family systems perspectives. His theological training and extensive experience in meditation, spiritual direction and faith development support his clients in drawing on both emotional and spiritual resources in times of struggle, growth, and transition in their lives.

Issues and challenges addressed in psycho-spiritual therapy include:

  • Marital and family relationships
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Adolescent development
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Burn-out, fatigue and stress management
  • Group and organizational conflict management
  • Coaching for life transitions and career changes
  • Marriage preparation
  • Existential crises and spiritual discernment
  • Meditation, mindfulness practice and spiritual formation

In addition to his group practice at IFL, Michael is employed as the Supervisor of Spiritual Care with Hamilton Catholic Children’s Aid Society.  His background in pastoral psychology and contemplative spirituality has also included professional speaking, retreat and workshop facilitation, theological education, non-profit administration, and ministry formation. Since 1993, he has served as a consultant and educator with churches, schools, religious communities, denominational bodies and non-profit organizations. He is available as a speaker, consultant, and to facilitate work-shops and retreats off-site on a wide variety of topics related to spirituality and mental health.

Our Associates serve the greater Toronto community with offices throughout the city.

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