- Are you struggling with a problem, and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find a solution?
- Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress in your life and don’t know how to change it?
- Do you hope for things in your life to change, but find that the same patterns keep happening?
Often the most difficult part of entering into therapy is simply making the decision to start. If you have found your way to this site, you are at least considering it as an option.
You may have already tried everything that you know to help yourself. Or maybe you feel all alone and your problems consume your thoughts. You might be wondering if it is time to involve a mental health professional…someone who can objectively look at your life and help you to discover, understand, and change the things that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Psychotherapy can help you to find solutions to the problems in your life
By applying a therapeutic approach that is personalized to you, we will work together to help you to:
Talk therapy is a powerful medium for change.
Talking with a non-biased, trained and experienced psychotherapy professional is completely unlike other relationships that people typically have in their lives. It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and see aspects of your life in an entirely new way. When you begin to look at things differently, alternate options become available, you become less stuck, and have a clearer idea of what you could do to change.
When you know better, you can do better.
Sometimes just having a different perspective can allow you to make choices that will work better for you in your life. Through psychotherapy, you can take what you have discovered about yourself and then begin to apply new skills and healthier strategies to the areas of your life that you would like to improve. Through change comes growth.
You define your own
With insight and growth come an increase in self-esteem and an awareness of your inherent strengths and capabilities. This experience then leads you to feelings of empowerment and belief in your ability to cope with future problems. When in this state of positive well-being you are most likely to feel satisfied and content with yourself and your life. It is within your control.
MEET OUR THERAPISTS
Her approach to working with clients is transparent and authentic, meaning that she shares with clients what she is thinking and why. She believes in creating a relationship that builds trust and respect, creating a safe environment for her clients to explore the most sensitive and painful areas of their life. She works together with her clients to match their uniqueness with approaches and strategies that are most likely to lead to success – however they have defined it.
All people are unique and so no one process will work for every client. She draws from various psychological theoretical orientations including cognitive behavioural (CBT), client-centred, and solution focused frameworks. She has experience working with a broad range of problems within both long term and brief models of therapy, and will draw from these various approaches depending on a client’s particular needs and presenting issues. She is deeply committed to helping clients to develop the tools they need to address their difficulties, to understand themselves more fully, and finally, to live a better and more fulfilling life.
In working therapeutically with people, Dianne operates from a collaborative and strengths based approach. Ultimately, her belief is that all people inherently possess the potential for success and happiness. Part of her work will concentrate on identifying her clients’ innate strengths and abilities and how they can harness these strengths so that they can overcome obstacles in their lives. She finds that this approach enables individuals to find creative, satisfying, and long lasting solutions to their problems. The end goal of successful therapy is for clients to leave with a new level of insight that allows them to achieve growth and increased self-esteem which leads to feeling empowered and able to cope with future problems. As needed, she incorporates cognitive behavioural, solution focused, and narrative approaches to therapy.
Alyssa is a deeply empathetic and compassionate therapist that works collaboratively with clients to aid in their empowerment, belief in the self, and ability to create positive change to enhance their quality of life. Alyssa believes that each client is unique with regards to the way they view who they are, their experiences, and how they interact with the world around them and tailors her work to suit their specific needs. Alyssa believes it is important to foster a non-judgemental and genuine therapeutic environment. Alyssa utilizes a holistic and eclectic approach in her therapeutic work including modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems.
Dr. Collier strives to provide a warm, supportive environment for her clients to explore what is troubling them. Her belief is that compassion and respect should be key components to the relationships she has with her clients. She maintains a health-oriented approach, working with clients to maximize their potential. Her treatment services are individualized to address each client’s difficulties and personality style, keeping in mind the context within which they live their lives. She strives to increase clients’ awareness of their difficulties, the underlying reasons behind their behaviour and decisions, and the obstacles that may prevent them from making positive changes in their lives to allow them to cope better.
Utilizing a basic caring, respectful, compassionate approach, she draws from a broad range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Insight-oriented, Interpersonal, Humanistic, Supportive Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
Lindsay uses her genuine warmth and empathy for human struggles to connect with clients in a way that fosters collaboration and openness toward psychological growth and change. She finds that this approach helps clients to feel empowered while working toward their desired goals, and allows them to find ways to achieve such things as behavioral change, processing of past trauma, handling of conflict, or managing worry, low mood or grief.
She draws from a variety of evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Interviewing and other client-centered approaches.
Jennifer strives to create safe and comfortable therapeutic relationships with her clients by being fully present, engaged, supportive and non-judgemental. At the same time, she fosters a collaborative approach which enables clients to be proactive participants in the process of change allowing them to reach their personal treatment goals. Jennifer draws upon her vast experience in the mental health field to meet each client where they are in the moment, assessing particular needs and applying a variety of empirically supported psychotherapeutic modalities tailored to each client’s presenting concerns.
Nancy seeks to create a safe, supportive, and caring environment to explore life’s stresses and challenges. Her collaborative and non-judgmental approach seeks to establish a strong working alliance with clients who are striving to meet their therapeutic goals. She tailors her approach to meet the specific needs of her clients by increasing their awareness regarding the unique factors that underlie their struggles and assist them in moving towards change. She integrates a number of therapeutic approaches to support emotional wellbeing and increased coping, including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), Developmentally oriented, and Humanistic therapy.
The time for you is now.
Our services are covered by extended health benefit plans that cover psychological or psychotherapy services provided by:
- Individuals supervised by, or registered with, The College of Psychologists of Ontario (Psychological Associate, Psychologist)
- MSW’s (Masters of Social Work)
- RP’s (Registered Psychotherapist)
The members of our team have extensive experience in the following areas:
- Depressive Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Work/life balance and stress issues
- Marital/Relationship difficulties
- Family of origin issues
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Adjustment Disorders
- Workplace Issues