We work with you to develop an individualized plan that works for you. Using techniques from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy(CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness, we aspire to assist you in coping with the struggles you face. These treatments focus on taking specific steps to overcome anxiety and depression. Treatment often involves facing one’s fears as part of the pathway to recovery as well as replacing negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones.
We provide counsellors that are certified in Trauma Counselling and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. These techniques can potentially help to cushion the suffering that often comes with being the victim of - or witness to - a life-changing negative event.
While various traumas can invoke many similar behaviours and have similar effects upon its victims, each person will likely carry a different story of how they have processed their trauma. If you have been through a traumatic experience, our aim is to understand your individual experience of it.
Have others told you that you have difficulty controlling your temper? Have you noticed that you are easily irritable and trouble controlling your emotions? Utilizing psycho-educational material from various provincial anger management groups and partner assault response groups, our counsellors are able to provide you with an understanding of why you might have difficulty managing your anger. We can also provide you with techniques and strategies to help understand and work with your anger, as well as better decision-making skills to help regulate your emotions.
If deemed necessary, we will provide letters and documentation for courts.
Many different types of therapy are used to treat eating disorders. Our role is to help you to learn about yourself and to recognize and face your problem. With help, people with eating disorders can become more confident and learn ways to cope with difficult situations. We can also help you deal with other mental health problems that are associated with eating disorders, such as anxiety, depression, or substance misuse. Also, interventions like Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is used to help people evaluate their thoughts about their weight, shape and self-image. You can learn to reduce negative feelings and harmful behaviours such as strict dieting, binge eating or purging and replace them with new skills to cope with “trigger situations.”
Our therapists are trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, the leading treatment method for individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). If you have been diagnosed with this disorder, our therapists will do all they can to be with you and understand you fully - both the label you have acquired, and the person behind that label.
The use of illicit substances can often inflict a number of negative consequences on a person’s relationships, well-being, physical life and professional life. However, the process of discontinuing one’s use of these substances is often multifaceted and complex. Studies suggest that substance abuse develops when individuals attempt to cope with underlying concerns such as anxiety, depression or trauma.
In working with you, we aim to understand how your use of alcohol or other substances has affected your life, and what might have led to you seeking help.
We work with a variety of issues seen in children, including anxiety (social anxiety and general anxiety), depression, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioural concerns.
Research suggests that children under the age of 14 have the most desirable outcome when they are provided with one-on-one support in a setting that implements various coping strategies and practices to overcome barriers to mental development. Our child and youth workers strive to provide the appropriate assistance to you and your family in overcoming the challenges you are facing.
Many of our counsellors have experience working with teens suffering from a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette Syndrome, Suicidal Ideation/Self-harm, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Eating Disorders.
Through the use of various psychotherapeutic approaches, we help teens overcome the many challenges that they face. It is our goal to work with both the client and their family (where appropriate), in order to provide them with the means to develop better relationships with both others and themselves.If deemed appropriate, we will make a referral for the teen to see a psychiatrist in order for an assessment to be completed (with wait times of less than 2 months).
Relationships can be challenging - particularly when communication begins to break down in a relationship.
Working with both parties over numerous sessions, our therapists aim to help develop a relational environment that fosters healthy interactions by building communication and love/admiration between two individuals.
In family therapy, we aim to help families better understand each other, support one another and work through difficult situations. This type of therapy focuses on improving the interactions and communication between family members. When each person feels supported and works within their strengths, positive changes in relationships and in people's lives will hopefully result.