Our years of experience enable us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychotherapeutic and psychological care. At our office, we treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a safe and secure ground for individuals, families, and couples to grow and transform.
We also offer supervision/internships to student counsellors & psychotherapists to help ensure that competent support is increasingly available to the public.
Please take advantage of our no obligation FREE 1/2 hour consultations. These consultations give you an opportunity to make an informed decision before committing to treatment. We want to empower you.
Reach out, its the first step to feeling better!
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing cognitive, behavioural, emotional, somatic, and spiritually therapeutic approaches while listening to your or your children's concerns, and customizing an evidence based treatment plan right for you.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) music therapy helps individuals access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning, addressing trauma, anxiety, as well as ADHD, and Autism.
Relationship and Family counseling can be beneficial to couples & families who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Step-families and blended families often struggle with loss and grief for their previous family configuration, while coping with adjusting to new bonds and relationships. Families may cope with children experiencing learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, or social phobia, requiring the support of their parents and counsellors. Therapy sessions are a supportive and safe place to discuss issues and solutions.
Women need support and care during different life stages and transitions, marriage, bearing children, fertility concerns, coping with menopause, aging, death of a partner, or recovery from abuse, trauma, disordered eating and divorce. Some of the most common and uncomfortable experiences for women occur during particular points in our lives, such as post-partum depression after giving birth and the confusing depression and anxiety that often occur during menopause. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you heal and thrive as you move forward in your life once again.
Men face unique issues throughout their lives, often struggling with career problems and stressful work environments, fatherhood, marital distress, aging, illness, and hidden depression and anxiety. The male gender role often prohibits men from developing the emotional engagement and connectedness they deserve and desire. We can help you overcome and solve these problems and guide you through the counselling process.
Everyone needs to feel significant, valued, and important to their loved ones and friends. Yet, we often have experiences, such as school or cyber bullying, as kids and teenagers, that undermine our confidence or shape a sense of low self-worth. Counselling and psychotherapy can support you to build a positive sense of self, increase your confidence, and self-acceptance .
We combine a multitude of treatment approaches, such as emotion, solution, and compassion focused therapies with CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness based therapies to help you cope with difficult emotions & transform the lens through which you view the world. See the world through new eyes today!
The evidence is out! Increasing your capacity to accept and observe your inner and outer experience calmly and with neutrality leads to both mental and physical health and well-being. Mindfulness based therapy is a core treatment approach that we offer to support your peace of mind.
Strong emotions and fears are often generated because of the powerful human needs inherent in our family & couple bonds. Emotionally focused and experiential family, step family and couple therapy help families process their emotions, attachments, and worries, healing bonds with loves ones. We can help you establish peace and understanding in your home and relationships.
The Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) is a revolutionary battery of instruments that strives to develop whole-brain thinking in individuals, families, couples, children and in business. The NBI® diagnostic survey indicates your personal thinking preferences. Your thinking preferences influence the way you communicate, make decisions, solve problems and manage those around you. Understanding your thinking preferences can give you a new perspective on yourself, your family, children, friends and those others you interact with every day. These assessment tools will help you develop strategies to sustain positive whole-brain parenting and relationships, choose meaningful careers and enhance creativity and positive thinking in your personal and professional life. You will also be able to identify the essence of your problems & apply creative solutions immediately.
What will the NBI® tell me?
The NBI® gives an indication of how you:
• communicate, act towards other people or in certain situations
• do business, learn, teach
• would manage in a certain career
• solve problems, make decisions
The NBI® enables you to:
• develop effective families, parenting strategies, and relationships
• resolve conflicts in your personal and professional life
• receive the best guidance in choosing a new career, best course of study & best study practices
You are still in control! We use hypnotherapy and the power of mental imagery to help individuals cope with negative emotional states, such as stress, anxiety, pain, fatigue & mood disorders. We also help them break bad habits or achieve other positive changes, such as weight loss. Mental imagery and soothing verbal repetition ease the individual into a relaxed peaceful state of mind. Once relaxed, our minds are more open to transformative change.
Neurofeedback addresses neurological issues, such as a strokes, aneurysms, brain surgeries, concussions, anxiety, & sleep problems. It is also used as a treatment for ADD/ADHD.
We offer the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) music therapy of Dr. Stephen Porges to help individuals initiate and access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning. The treatment was originally designed to address autism and is now used for a variety of mental health issues.
Shauna Switzer is our team leader and Registered Psychotherapist. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and compassion to her work.
Denise has been counselling clients under Shauna's supervision since May, 2018 and brings caring and compassion to her clients and colleagues.
Ash has been counselling clients under Shauna's supervision since September 2018. Ash brings a kind and warm attitude to her clients.
We provide psychotherapy services under the regulations of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Please check your extended insurance plan for coverage for psychological services and/or psychotherapy services. EAP services are also provided, check with your provider.
Individual counselling services
Marital, cohabitation, same sex, dating, engaged, polyamous, or family relationships
We offer counselling by our supervised counselling psychology interns to individuals and children at significantly reduced costs.
Harness the enormous power of your creative imagination to change your life, cope with personal issues or deal with problem behaviour such as over eating, smoking cessation, and more.
We work with highly qualified Registered Psychologists and Dalton & Associates, providing psychological and counselling services under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Please check your insurance coverage in the event that you wish psychological services. Fees vary based on the type of psychological services required such as comprehensive psychoeducational assessments or invidiual counselling.
Marital, cohabitation, same sex, dating, engaged, polyamous, or family relationships
Individual psychological treatment
Dr. Stephen Porges's SSP protocol to help individuals initiate and access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning.
Music treatment for ADHD/ADD, anxiety, trauma - 1 hour for 5 consecutive days ( 5 hrs in total)
(NBI®) is a revolutionary battery of instruments that s trives to develop whole-brain thinking. These assessment tools will help you develop strategies to sustain positive whole-brain thinking in your personal and professional life.
Understanding your thinking preferences can give you a new perspective on yourself your family, children, friends and those you interact with every day.
These assessment tools will help you develop strategies to sustain positive whole-brain parenting and relationships .
As a couple you will be able to identify the essence of your problems personally and in relationships and apply creative solutions immediately.
This is an excellent package to assist your adolescent to identify desired career and educational goals and preferences.
Identify your young children thinking learning preferences to enhance your parenting approach and support their learning and growth.
Use this group of assessments to assist you in choosing a meaningful careers and enhance creativity and positive thinking in your personal and professional life.
Create your own assessment package by choosing from our list of tools.
We realize that not all individuals and families can afford to receive services or insurance coverage. We work with you to provide a rate that you can afford and in some instances provide pro bono services. Please contact us for more information.
Please check with your provider to determine your coverage.
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