Psychotherapy

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." ~ Carl Rogers 


 

Individual Psychotherapy:  Individuals desire to belong, to interact with others, find a significant place in society and move towards creating a happy and healthy life style. We will work in a collaborative effort towards goals that are mutually agreed upon.  Through counselling, we will help you to become aware of your strengths, problem solve, make decisions and choose the direction in your own life that is personally satisfying.  Challenges and problems include, but are not limited to, the following: addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, life transition, parenting, trauma and work-life balance.  



Couples Psychotherapy
:  Couples can experience challenges and difficulties in their relationships.  Couples counselling can help with such issues as communication, marital conflicts, different parenting styles, intimacy, blended families, step-parenting, coping with extended family members, anxiety and/or depression, anger and infidelity. I can provide support to help you improve communication skills, discuss concerns, solve problems, discuss your thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of your relationship, resolve conflicts, make changes, develop skills to maintain a healthy relationship with cooperation and mutual trust.



Family Psychotherapy
:  Challenges and difficulties of family life can affect the members of a family in one way or another. For example, family conflicts and problems with children.  The family involves separate individuals who are embedded in a system and relationships; therefore, family psychotherapy helps with making changes, helping the family cope better with one another, and live together in harmony as social equals with mutual trust and respect. I can provide support to your family and help you to develop the tools and skills that are important for achieving a cooperative family life with mutual respect and belongingness.  Family psychotherapy can help with such issues as parent-child relationships, sibling rivalry, communication, family conflicts, blended families and behaviour problems.


Note
: For psychotherapy that includes children
 (1) Both parents will need to consent to counselling for their child and (2) If you are divorced from your child's other parent; please provide a copy of the divorce decree and/or a copy of the custody agreement so that assurance of all appropriate consents are available at the initiation of counselling.

ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Authentic Happiness
Satisfaction with Life Scale
Work-Life Questionnaire