Individual psychotherapy addresses everyday concerns such as relationship problems, stress management or other issues that may be causing discomfort, grief or pain. Individual therapy can also treat specific diagnosable mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. Through a collaborative process we increase self-awareness and confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental wellbeing. In individual therapy we facilitate change, develop coping strategies, increase positive feelings and work to improved quality of life.
Relationships can be challenging and every couple faces difficulty. In couples counselling we address concerns such as communication, infidelity, finances or other issues creating difficulty. In couples therapy you and your partner will be provided with a safe, supportive and compassionate space to take an honest look at yourselves and what you contribute to the relationship. Through therapy we strengthen the foundation of your relationship, increase self-awareness and deepen your connection as a couple. We focus on making thoughtful and significant changes to build a better future for yourselves, your relationship and your family.
Families are not only unique and diverse but complicated as well. Typically when one aspect of the family system shifts or changes all the other pieces are affected. Families work optimally when their members are aware of one another’s needs and work cohesively. Family therapy can help when relationships get stuck or when there is conflict. In therapy we help children and parents cope with a wide range of stressors including mental, emotional, and behavioural issues. In family therapy we focus on growing, changing and seeing development as a constant so your family system can learn to function with happiness and unity.
Children, like adults can benefit from therapy. Many kids need help dealing with school stresses such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about themselves or their family issues; particularly if there's a major transition such as a divorce, a move, or a serious illness. In child psychotherapy we focus on the emotional and social well-being of the child. Therapy can help children develop a clearer sense of self, emotional strength, problem solving skills, improved communication, and more connected relationships.
Relationships evolve and change over time. The end of a relationship signals a significant transition. The difficulty and complexity is amplified when children are involved. Separation services include: parenting plan assessments, voice of the child reports, parent-child reunification counselling, and parenting co-ordination. The goal is to focus on the children and efficiently and effectively implement a schedule that promotes optimal health and development. In separation services, we collaborate with exes, lawyers, and family courts to achieve consistent sustainable parenting plans.
University is an exciting time. All therapists begin as students. The capacity to locate and benefit from a strong clinical placement is essential. Upon graduation, the transition from a clinical intern to a professional therapist requires the availability of business knowledge and skill. Student mentorship includes: supervision of student placements, postgraduate career coaching, and sliding-scale client referrals. The objective is to simplify the process of building a practice. With student mentorship graduates partner with professionals therapists to achieve career goals.
Therapists provide support to children, adults, couples, and families. The range of issues that are presented are diverse, layered, and dynamic. Effective assessment and intervention requires specialized knowledgeand skill. Clinical supervision includes ongoing caseload supervision and complex case consultation. The goal is to provide support and expand knowledge and skills. Supervision enables professionals to draw upon one another’s experience and expertise toward improved client outcomes.