Therapy Services

Please note that this list is not meant to be an exclusive list of issues treated. If there is an issue that is not listed, please call 403-580-6990 to discuss your specific therapy needs!

Therapy is offered for the following issues:

Crisis Management

  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Self-Harming Behavior
  • Crisis Intervention

Grief and Loss

  • Bereavement
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Unresolved Grief
  • Other Losses

Abuse/Trauma Issues

  • Domestic Violence
  • Victim of Violence
  • Sexual Abuse/Rape
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Other Traumatic Events

Impulse Control Problems

  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Kleptomania
  • Pyromania
  • Trichotillomania

Mood Disorders

  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Dysthymia
  • Cyclothymia
  • Postpartum Depression

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Phobia (Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Acute Stress
  • Specific Phobias (e.g., flying, spiders)

Mental Health Issues

The following mental health issues are treated:

  • Addiction Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Impulse Control Problems
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavioral Disorder
  • Pervasive Development Disorders
  • Elimination Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Addiction Issues

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Gambling
  • Caffeine
  • Tobacco
  • Prescription Addiction
  • Other Substance Addiction
  • Internet Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Other Addictive Behaviours

Personal Development

  • Self-Esteem
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Interpersonal Skill Development
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Skills

Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Body Image Issues
  • Disordered Eating
  • Obesity

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia (Oversleeping)
  • Nightmare
  • Night Tremors
  • Other Sleep Disturbances

Couple & Family Problems

  • Marital/Couple Counselling
  • Extended Family Conflicts
  • Family Counselling
  • Parent/Youth Conflicts
  • Building Relationships
  • Other Relationship Issues

Parenting Issues/Skills

  • Improve Parenting skills
  • Learn to play with your child
  • Improve Relationship with child

Health Issues

  • Pain Management
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Other Problems

  • Lying Behaviour
  • Trust

Clinical Hypnosis

Please note: In this private practice, Clinical Hypnosis is generally used an adjunct to therapy rather than as a standalone therapy. A full assessment needs to be conducted in order to develop a treatment plan that best meets the treatment needs of a client. In some cases, Clinical Hypnosis may be a part of the treatment plan, will in other cases there may be contra-indicators present that would make the use of Clinical Hypnosis not advisable.

For example: Addiction Problem: Generally, addiction issues are treated with a combination of Clinical Hypnosis and Therapy as this has been shown to be the most effective in sustaining a long-term addiction-free lifestyle. Clinical Hypnosis can help lessen the cravings and habits associated with the addiction, but cannot teach people new coping skills to use. This is something that must be done through the process of therapy. For example, when a person smokes cigarettes, they smoke not only because they are addicted, but also as a stress release.

  • Habits
  • Academic Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Pain Management
  • Phobias
  • Obesity
  • Addictions
  • IBS
  • Other physical problems

Limitations and Risks of Therapy

In the therapy process, there is no guarantee that you will come to a successful resolution to the problem you are seeking help with. The process of therapy, like most endeavors in the helping profession, is not an exact science. Therapy usually involves working through tough personal issues that can result in some emotional or psychological pain for you. Attempting to resolve the issues that brought you to therapy may result in changes that were not originally intended. The therapy process may result in you making decisions to change behaviors, employment, substance use, schooling, housing, relationships, and virtually any other aspect of your life. Change can sometimes be swift, but more often it will be slow and even frustrating. Most people find therapy helpful. Regular appointments are the key to a successful outcome.