Therapy should feel comfortable and safe for optimal progress to take place. That’s why as a client, you can always expect patience, kindness, respect, and non-judgmental support as we work together to heal relationship pain. During couples therapy, this means we treat you as equals, and we are respectful of each of your experiences in your relationship. We work to support you as individuals and as a couple to ensure that you are both heard, seen, and supported while we work to improve your relationship. As experienced therapists, we also provide grounded and authentic feedback when required.
As your therapist, our work begins before our first appointment. Before booking with one of our team, we discuss your goals for therapy and ask you and your partner (for couples therapy) to complete a confidential questionnaire to help your therapist understand both of your perspectives ahead of time. Doing this work beforehand saves you time and money, as once we assess your answers, we can begin work as soon as your first session begins.
We have experience counselling clients from the entire spectrum of sexual preferences, and from multi-ethnic backgrounds. we respect, welcome, and celebrate the diversity of our clients, and work hard to ensure you feel safe, understood, and accepted during our sessions.
As a result, our clients stay with us throughout their challenges and return to us if anything arises later in life. This loyalty comes from their trust that we have the tools and knowledge to help them solve any problem that comes up in their relationships. Typically, our patients who relocate choose to continue to work with us via online virtual platforms. We deeply treasure the relationships that we have built with our clients over the years and look forward to many more.
Jillian , Rebecca, Nancy and Judith
As a therapist, parent, and spouse, I understand how challenging relationships can be and how difficult it can be to break old unproductive patterns of relating. In my early life, I was unable to connect beyond the surface level with my partners due to limitations and fears within myself. Fortunately, I worked determinedly to forge a deeper, more conscious connection with myself, which has helped me to open up to others and forge warm, connective, joyful and lasting relationships. As a result, I am not only a much better and more available partner; I am also a warmer and more dynamic, engaged parent, therapist, and friend.
My personal and professional experience with parenting, co-parenting, mediation, multi-cultural problem solving, and my sexuality training help me relate with my clients and give meaningful guidance to help them solve problems. I am a highly-trained relationship specialist who has extensive training that includes the work of John Gottman, Esther Perel, Sue Johnson, the Bader Pearson Developmental Model, Imago, Attachment Mastery with Diane Poole Heller, Somatic Experiencing, The Satir Institute, The Centre for Relational Intimacy and Advanced Sexuality Training at the University of Guelph.
I have a warm, connective, engaging yet practical approach to relationship work. I focus on you leaving sessions with a more robust sense of yourself and how to connect with others in a satisfying and productive way. I use an integrative approach to assist my clients with relationships, codependency, communication, anxiety, avoidance, conflict resolution, self-esteem and confidence in their ability to create lasting robust and nourishing relationships throughout their lives.
Rebecca has been working in the fields of Counselling and Social Work for over 20 years and is passionate about helping people overcome their blocks to finding healthy, happy and powerful versions of themselves.
Drawing on her experience, education and continued training, she is able to work with both acute and long-term relationship difficulties and other challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, anger, self-esteem issues and self-motivation.
Rebecca's clients like that she combines therapy and coaching to help them understand and overcome their issues creatively and in a goal-oriented process.
Judith is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with almost 20 years experience. She is an excellent relational therapist with special training in couple and family therapy, mindfulness, coaching and grief counselling. With her diverse educational and clinical background, she provides individuals and couples with tools for better communication and strategies to manage life stressors and challenges. She works with anxiety and depression (including postpartum depression), life transitions, parenting, family conflict, and illness. She will work with you from a strength-based and empowerment model, integrating various counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DBT, Mindfulness, Systems Theory and Attachment. She offers a safe environment for all, taking into account the lived experience of her clients, including self-identified cultural/spiritual needs.
Nancy is a bilingual Certified Addiction and Trauma Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She creates a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment to address issues related to addictions, trauma and mental health. Her expertise is in working with individuals and those closest to them suffering from addiction (substances, gambling, shopping, social media, etc.) as well as counselling for anxiety, depression, relational, emotional and behavioural problems, self-esteem problems and stress management.
She is passionate about helping and guiding others in reaching their full potential and maintaining a balanced life in recovery. Nancy uses a client-centred holistic approach, incorporating elements of different types of therapy such as CBT, Structured Relapse Prevention and Mindfulness, along with other modalities, in order to create a treatment plan that addresses your particular needs and helps you to achieve your goals.
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