Individual Therapy is appropriate for a broad range of issues. During individual therapy you will meet with the therapist one-on-one to work towards issues in life that may be challenging or to gain better self-awareness for personal development and growth.
Individuals struggling from depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, fatigue, relationship issues, career, family of origin, self-esteem, personal development and many other issues can benefit from individual therapy.
Adolescence can be a difficult stage for some young people. Adolescent therapy can provide a safe place for your teen to discuss issues they might be struggling with such as depression, anxiety, bullying, school or social difficulties. The key for adolescent therapy to be effective is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Therefore, discussion during therapy would be kept confidential between the adolescent and the therapist unless in circumstances when the three exceptions of confidentiality applies:
If a child is or may be at risk of abuse or neglect, by law, The Ministry of Children and Families needs to be notified.
If there is immediate risk to the client or someone else, appropriate safety measures will be taken for everyone’s well-being.
If the courts have subpoenaed information in certain legal situations.
During adolescent therapy, the parent will be able to receive feedback on how to best support their adolescent.
In most situations when an adolescent is receiving individual therapy, family therapy might also be recommended.
Family is a system. When one person in a family is struggling, it affects the entire system. Family therapy provides the whole family unit a place to communicate effectively, look at issues that are affecting the family, and to strengthen the family bond.
Family therapy is appropriate for, but not limited to, blended families, recently divorced or separated families who want to successfully co-parent, families of adolescents that are in individual therapy.
Parent Coaching and Education
Being a parent is the most challenging job in life but also the most rewarding. It’s not easy being a parent in today’s busy, high-tech and fast-paced world. The demands of coping with home, work, and sense of self can lead to frustration or feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes we need support to help us either manage behaviour, implement routines, apply natural or logical consequences, and increase communication, or to find a positive balance with family and other demands in our life. Parent coaching and education can help in these areas and also restore harmony into your family.
Parent Coaching - both parents meet with the therapist to address parenting issues.
Parent Education - is available through parenting groups and workshops.
Group therapy addresses a number of issues in a group setting. We are social beings and need social connection. Being part of group therapy can provide a number of benefits. It can be a relief to realize that you are not the only one who is struggling. When seeing individuals in-group with similar issues as yours in different stages of recovery, it can provide hope for your own recovery. Being able to contribute, help and support fellow group members can be fulfilling. Groups can be a place to learn effective socialization skills and to try out new behaviours in a safe setting. It can also provide a sense of acceptance and understanding.
Groups are appropriate for individuals who have already participated or are participating in individual therapy and want to expand their therapeutic experience. It is also appropriate for individuals who haven’t participated in individual therapy and want to be part of a group to experience the richness of healing and learning in a group setting.