Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a great model to address:

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Mental Health Issues (including depression, anxiety, bipolar and BPD)

  • Self-Esteem

  • Grief and Loss

  • Chronic illness and pain

  • Exploring Identity

  • Difficulties with emotions such as anger

  • Problem behaviours

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Family Therapy

Families who come to see me often feel emotionally exhausted and sometimes are stuck in a ‘blame cycle’. Sometimes things are going pretty well but they would like support working through a particular issue. Often they would like to feel emotionally connected to each other but find that behaviours or interactional/conflict patterns keep getting in the way of the relationships that they want with each other.  With families, I may sometimes see the whole family and at other times parts of the family (caregivers alone, dyad work with one caregiver and one child, etc.). I work with your family to explore what the issues are and what is the best approach to address it. Family therapy is a great approach to address:

  • Family Conflict

  • Life changes (moving, divorce, death and illness of a loved one, changing schools, difficulties related to a child’s developmental stage, etc.)

  • Communication or relationship difficulties/breakdown

  • Family impacted by one family member’s mental health, addiction, etc.

  • Past abuse

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Parent Support

As a parent of a small child and with years of experience counseling parents of children and teenagers, I have come to appreciate just how difficult parenting can be. I believe that parents are doing the best that they can and genuinely want the best for their children. Support with parenting may include meeting with you separately or with your child/ren present. I have counseled parents in addressing  many concerns:

  • Difficult behaviours in your children

  • Supporting a child with mental health difficulties

  • Relationship ruptures and other relationship difficulties

  • Getting on the same page as your partner in your parenting approach (whether as a couple or as co-parents)

  • Addressing the ‘blocks’ or challenges that get in the way of your desired parenting approach

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Child and Adolescent Therapy

Families come to me when they are stuck in addressing a problem facing their child. They have often tried many things and don’t know what else to do. It is important that young people do not feel that they ‘are’ the problem, and that they have allies/partners in working to address the problem. I have found time and again that given the space and support, young people often have amazing capacity to offer insight into their problems and develop solutions for their lives. I have worked with children and teenagers to address:

  • School stress and challenges

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Difficulties with peer relationships

  • Emotional or behavioural difficulties

  • Suicidality and self-harm

  • Exploring identity