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My office is located in the beautiful Orchard Wellness & Treatment Center in Shakespeare, Ontario just outside Stratford, New Hamburg, and the Kitchener-Waterloo area. I also provide convenient remote counselling across the province on a secure online platform.
Individual counselling has proven to be highly effective in improving people’s confidence, quality of life, and ability to deal with problems. Counselling can help address many issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, life-transitions, grief & loss, setting boundaries in relationships, stress management, and many others. Click below to learn more about how individual counselling can help you.
Couples counselling/marriage counselling is a clinical practice that enables couples to resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction. Couples counselling is conducted collaboratively with both partners, but some sessions can also be conducted separately with each. Couples/marriage counselling commonly addresses many issues including: loss of connection, recurrent conflicts, sex & intimacy, finances, infidelity, communication, and more. Addressing issues in your relationship early is key to building a long-lasting, positive relationship with your partner. Click below to learn more about how couples counselling can help.
Coaching is a practice that helps you build more meaningful and fulfilling life through personal development. It allows you to identify things you would like to improve in your life along with challenges that are holding you back. I also offer wellness and coaching presentations to groups and agencies to help improve the wellbeing of their staff. Click below to learn more about how coaching can help you.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective evidence-based psychotherapy practice that is used to alleviate the distress caused by traumatic memories. EMDR therapy has been successful in treating individuals who have trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, phobias, and anxiety. Click to learn more about how EMDR therapy can help you.
Although anxiety is a normal part of life that we all encounter, it shouldn't interfere with your ability to function in your daily life. For many however, anxiety not only feels overwhelming, but is also physically and mentally exhausting. Anxiety counselling can help you learn how to manage these thoughts and free yourself from your anxiety.
Couples counselling (marriage counselling) can be extremely beneficial to couples for many reasons. Whether you are needing support for communication, are looking to strengthen your emotional connection, or are needing to work through historical or present hurt - couples counselling can help in all stages of your relationship.
Many individuals will experience trauma and abuse and therefore be impacted by the symptoms associated with these painful and traumatic events. Anxiety, depression, fear, flashbacks, physical symptoms, avoidance, and hopelessness are a few of the effects that can persist as a result of trauma. Reach out today to find out how trauma counselling can help you.
Living confidently is difficult for many people to do and often we fail to see our true worth due to a number of factors including previous trauma, unhealthy relationships, and harmful messages rooted in our childhood. Counselling can help you begin to understand, challenge, and change these beliefs so that you can begin to live confidently in who you are.
Life is full of changes and transitions such as reaching retirement, starting a new relationship, a significant loss, or going through a separation. Although some of these can be exciting, many can also be times of tremendous loss and stress. Counselling can help you to progress through whatever life transition you are facing.
Although many of us experience disappointment, "bad days", and moments of sadness which are usually dependent on our life's circumstances - those who live with depression cannot find a way out of that darkness. If you are struggling with depression, know that feeling better IS possible and counselling can help - please connect today.
Life can be overwhelming at times and we don't always know how to manage the stress we feel. Many people turn to unhealthy ways of coping which often makes things worse. Counselling can help you learn tools to deal with stress in a healthy and effective way, as well as providing you with space and time dedicated just to you.
None of us make it through this life without experiencing grief and loss. Whether it be a death, a loss of a career, of a marriage, or of a dream - the process of grief is one of the most difficult ones we go through. Grief counselling can help support you through your darkest moments so that you don't have to navigate the dark by yourself.
Going through a divorce or separation is an incredibly taxing and difficult process. Not only are you grieving the loss of the relationship, but also having to cope with the financial, situational, and emotional stress of the transition on yourself and any children involved. Counselling can help support you through these difficult waters.
Sometimes we need a safe space where we can begin explore the pieces of ourselves that we would like to focus on and grow. Life and our obligations can become so busy that we forget to take the time to take care of ourselves, reflect and ask ourselves what we really truly need or want. Counselling and coaching can help give you the space and tools you need to live the life you want.
On our journey through life we can be impacted by events, circumstances, and people that we may unknowingly give our power away to - and now is the time to heal, remove the limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck, put yourself first and reclaim your wellbeing. Counselling can give you the tools to do just that.
Counselling has helped so many people overcome their personal challenges and heal their relationships. Whether it's doing work on yourself through individual counselling, or working on your relationship in couples counselling, therapy is where healing starts.
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