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Counselling &Therapy Services

Couple's Therapy

 

As a couple's therapist, my priority is to provide a safe and trusting environment that will allow the development of a strong therapeutic alliance.

By offering structure, I work collaboratively with partners to create a treatment plan that meets personal and interpersonal needs and specific goals. In sessions, partners learn to shift from a place of reactiveness and hopelessness to a place of communication and connection. While working with couples, my objective is to soften the conflicting dynamics between partners by facilitating interventions that stimulate new positive and healthy interactions. 

     Practice Areas for Couple Therapy     

  • Communication

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Parenting

  • Emotional Connection​

  • Intimacy & Sexuality 

  • Post-affair & Trust

  • Addiction​

  • Substance Abuse

  • Co-Dependency

  • Mental Health

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

Rebuilding connections with those we love allows us to gain emotional stability which enhances our mental health and well-being.

Individual Therapy

  • Grief​

  • Adjusting to change

  • Siblings

 

As your therapist, my priority is to provide a safe and trusting environment that allows the development of a strong therapeutic alliance between you and I.

Through a one on one process we explore your current challenges and identify the issue(s) affecting you. By working collaboratively, a treatment plan is developed to best suit your personal needs and desired goals. Through our professional bond, my role is to facilitate interventions in session that will help you rediscover your own strengths, gain self-awareness, and acquire a new perspective on your current situation ultimately triggering opportunities for change. 

     Practice Areas for Individual Therapy     

  • Self-Awareness​

  • Self-Confidence/Self-Esteem

  • Self-Development

  • Assertive Communication

  • Managing Emotions

  • Stress & Burnout

  • Relational Stress

  • Sexuality

  • Addiction 

  • Substance Abuse

  • Co-Dependency

  • Anxiety & Depression

While assessing your needs and your goals, I hold myself accountable to provide you with a clinical assessment that identifies the form of therapy that would be best suited for your healing process.

Practice Areas 

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Relationship & Communication

Relationships are composed of unique individuals that experience, perceive, understand and overcome obstacles differently. This union entails two completely different worlds that constantly collide through interactions. For these reasons, disagreements between partners are inevitable and in fact considered completely normal.

 

The problem is not the conflict itself but rather the inability to resolve underlying issues. Through lack of understanding and miscommunication, partners get stuck in a conflicting cycle where each partner engages in their own coping mechanisms, provoking reciprocal negative responses from one another. These types of reactions contribute to unmet needs, anger, defensiveness, avoidance and disconnection. 

Sexuality & Intimacy

Research has shown that relationships and sexuality are interwoven as partners have the opportunity to experience each other through sexual intimacy. It is important to know that sex can be experienced on many different levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When it comes to couples, each partner plays a role in the sexual interaction where communication becomes a key pillar for sexual fulfillment.

 

Pleasure is an experience that can be explored and discovered through safety and connection. It sometimes means taking emotional risks where each partner is responsible for expressing their sexual thoughts, feelings, needs, desires, and fantasies.

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Addiction & Mental Health

We have the innate ability to develop coping mechanisms to survive through difficult events. Many of us grow up being able to avoid pain, sadness, and hurt by responding to threats by escaping and other ways to distract ourselves. Unfortunately, as we move through life and as we maintain such coping mechanisms, we find ourselves stuck in habits that are harmful as we disconnect from ourselves and the ones we love.

 

Treatment for addiction and mental health presents complexities as it causes a rippling effect. Not only do these conditions bring cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and spiritual disturbance to the individual struggling, but it also stimulates conflicting relational dynamics with those around them. Ultimately, this triggers more loneliness and suffering for everyone who is involved.