Services

Counselling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect a person’s feeling and behaviour. CBT techniques vary depending on a client’s issues.

Coaching  

Coaching is based on a professional relationship between client and coach, aimed at supporting a client’s wishes for learning and growth.

Existential Psychotherapy

Existential therapy focuses on free will, self-determination, and the search for meaning, often centred on the client rather than the symptoms. This approach emphasizes the client’s capacity to make rational choices and to develop to their maximum potential.

Humanistic Integrative

Humanistic Integrative Counselling is an approach that systematically considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

Strengths-based Therapy

Strengths-based approaches value the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential in individuals and communities to aid recovery and empowerment.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future. Goal-setting strategies such as the SMART (Specific Goal, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) and GROW (Goal, Current Reality, Options, Will) models are used to help clients meet their objectives successfully.

Trauma-Informed Approach

Care that understands, recognizes and responds to the effects of all types of trauma.

Compassion Fatigue for Caregivers

This kind of fatigue has been described as “an experience of distress due to extreme sympathy for a sufferer’s pain and feeling a deep physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion.” (Alkema, Linton & Davies, 2008: Figley, 2002a)

Care is focused on antidote wellness, life balance, self-care, setting boundaries.  For more information on this kind of care, please go to: www.ccpa-accp.ca/4-basic-steps-for-preventing-compassion-fatigue/

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us depends on us.” L.T. Holdcroft

Collaborative Family Law

Experiencing marital separation and divorce is challenging for everyone involved.  While these situations bring about change, transition, loss, emotion, adjustments, they can also create personal growth and resilience. That feeling of being in a dark tunnel can make you feel as if you’re all alone. Finding ways to cope, manage, re-define, build resources and care for the children is paramount.

The important thing to know is that you are not alone.

More information on Collaborative Family Law can be found at:  www.collaborativefamilylawgroup.com

As a child specialist, I:

  • Advocate for the best interests of the child/children;
  • Create a safe place for the child/children to share their stories and talk about their concerns or worries;
  • Give parents information and guidance to be able to help their children navigate the process.
  • Help parents create a parenting plan to meet their children’s needs.

As a divorce coach, I:

Use my expertise as a licensed mental health professional with experience in issues related to separation, divorce and re-marriage.

  • Help one or both members of a divorcing couple deal with emotional and psychological challenges related to their situation.

For more information on divorce coaching, go to: www.collaborativepracticemarin.org

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” Marcel Proust

Individual Coaching, Counselling and Small Group Facilitation

For Adults (19 years of age and over)

  • ADHD (attention deficit disorder) hyperactive or non-hyperactive for youth and adults.
  • Ageing – managing significant transitions with wisdom and optimism.
  • Anxiety – gaining the information and knowledge to develop skills and the tools to effectively manage anxiety.
  • Career Exploration – including an interest inventory.
  • Education – developing skills to manage more efficiently in school, college, or university.
  • Emotion – learning how to manage anxiety, sadness, anger, shame.
  • Employee Assistance Referrals
  • Employment - working on career aspiration or meeting performance expectations.
  • Grief and Loss – working with the five stages; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
  • Learning Challenges – as a learning specialist, I can provide the necessary support for children and parents when learning issues are preventing student success.
  • Life Transitions – ageing, child-bearing, children leaving home, elder care.
  • Parenting – developing the skills and tools to foster respect and harmony.
  • Self-Esteem and/or Social Issues – exploring core beliefs to contribute to a sense of well -being, strength and self-compassion.
  • Spiritual Issues – exploring meaning and purpose, including integrity, higher purpose and core self.
  • Stress – examining holistic health, self-care, and self-compassion.
  • Women’s Issues – exploring independence, employment, relationships, hormones, conflict, emotion and learning kind ways to self-manage emotion. 

 

For 13 to 19-year-olds

  • Developing self-awareness, self-esteem, self-confidence.
  • Learning how to effectively manage anxiety.
  • Building positive relationships and managing natural “ups and downs”.
  • Adopting new strategies for achieving more success in school.
  • Managing mental or physical health challenges.
  • Navigating learning disabilities. 

 

Yes, you can become more resilient.