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Our Services

Our therapists provide In-person, Phone and Video Psychotherapy and Social Work Services.

Need help booking your appointment?

Contact us at 905-321-0550.

 

What We Offer

Our licensed therapists practice evidence-based treatment to individuals, couples and families for a wide range of life challenges.

Sadness, frustration, discouragement, mood swings, lack of energy, appetite and motivation, hopelessness.

Depression and Mood Concerns

Anxiety

In the face of uncertainty, feelings of dread, panic, physical tension, over-thinking, sleep disturbance, distraction, discouragement. 

Stress Management

Feeling overwhelmed by stressors related to COVID-19, parenting, career, relationships, finances, health, life changes.

 Trust, communication, intimacy, expressing love and respect, conflict resolution, affair recovery, 

strengthening connection.

Relationship Challenges

Exposure to death or threatened injury leading to intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, sadness, relationship challenges.

Trauma Recovery

Sadness, anger, guilt, numbness after losing a loved one, a relationship, livelihood, abilities or opportunities.

Grief

  Challenging behaviors, coping with developmental and learning challenges, mental health issues, bullying, self-esteem. 

Parenting

​Difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep, racing thoughts, feeling keyed-up, not feeling rested upon awakening.

Sleep Disturbance

Relationship, academic or career challenges due to impulsivity, procrastination, forgetfulness, lack of motivation and focus.

ADD/ADHD

Types of Treatment

Our therapists have been trained in a variety of effective approaches. Since every person is wired differently, some treatments will be a better fit than others. If you are interested in a specific kind of treatment, contact our office at 905-321-0550 and we'll connect you with the right therapist.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Offered by All Therapists

CBT has been used since the 1960's for the treatment of depression, anxiety and relationship issues. CBT is based on the premise that what we tell ourselves about situations (our “self-talk”) shapes how we feel and act. CBT focuses on challenging and changing distorted thinking and unhelpful behaviors, and helps you develop effective self-talk and personal coping strategies to boost your mood, self-esteem and confidence.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Offered by:

Steve Abma

Laura Bruno

Ruth Nixon

Anita Thompson

Maryann Tries

Rita Vescio

ACT is a newer form of CBT with a different focus:. For many individuals, distress in the form of anxiety or depression stems from unsuccessful efforts to “get rid” of negative emotions. Instead of trying to change thoughts or feelings, ACT equips you with skills to help you stay in control of your actions, even when difficult thoughts and feelings arise. With practice, you'll learn how to keep moving towards your values and goals and focus on what really matters in your life. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Offered by:

Madhav Khurana

Laura Bruno

Ruth Nixon

Rita Vescio

DBT helps you bounce back from emotionally upsetting situations by teaching mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills. “Dialectical” means the bringing together of opposite ideas: in this case the opposing notions of Acceptance and Change. DBT counselling promotes Acceptance of life’s stressors using the skills of mindfulness and distress tolerance, and promotes Change using the skills of emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT treats mood disorders triggered by feelings of abandonment, self-harm and substance use.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Offered by:

Ruth Nixon

EMDR was developed in the 1990's as to help survivors or witnesses of life-threatening situations reduce the frequency, severity and intensity of PTSD symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks, depression and anxiety. EMDR is based on the idea that negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours are the result of unprocessed memories. Treatment involves recalling the traumatic event in a safe space, and using eye movement techniques to process difficult memories so that they are less intrusive and distressing.

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

Offered by:

Rita Vescio

Cheryl Bechard Howe

Madhav Khurana

Laura Bruno

Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a very practical, positive and strength-based approach that focuses on creating solutions for a better future. Working together we identify past and present factors contributing to the problem, we identify your strengths and unused resources, set specific goals and then work towards specific changes that would make your present and future better. SFT looks for exceptions to the problem so that you can take what is working elsewhere in your life and use it to help you find a solution for the problem you are facing.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Offered by:

Maryann Tries

One of the main goals of Psychodynamic Therapy is to help clients find patterns in their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in order to understand themselves better.  Increased self-awareness can help you break free from unhelpful, and often unconscious, patterns that lead to problems in living, and help you to create new, more helpful patterns of relating to others, yourself, and the world around you. 

Play Therapy

Offered by:

Rita Vescio

Anita Thompson

Unlike counselling for adults, which is based on talk therapy, counselling for young children is done using Play Therapy. Our play therapists incorporate art, dramatic arts, craft-based learning, audio-visual and individually-designed therapeutic activities. Play Therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety, process difficult emotions, build self-confidence, develop a sense of trust in self and others, define healthy boundaries and promote appropriate behaviour. 

Couples Therapy

Offered by:

Steven Abma

Maryann Tries

Relationship counselling you and your partner to maintain connection in times of conflict. Instead of expressing needs using criticism or blame, or becoming defensive and withdrawn in silence, an expert therapist can help you work as a team on common, challenging issues such as intimacy, affection, finances, expectations, parenting or decision-making. When partners are able to express their needs in ways that help them feel heard and understood, they can feel safe, secure and valued and find win/win solutions for any relationship issue.

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