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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION & REPROCESSING (EMDR),& SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPIES

EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, trauma therapy, counselling, childhood abuse, sexual abuse

Shauna Switzer's  treatment for trauma, anxiety disorders, personality, mood, and depressive disorders and symptoms is a powerful integrative treatment. Shauna's method  uses evidence-based approaches, such as EMDR, with interventions from IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and , for kids and families, Theraplay® .  Using step by step processes, this method transforms painful memories into growth and learning, turning the suffering into something from the past that one no longer feels the need to avoid, fear, or relive.  

Call us, healing is just around the corner.

MINDFULNESS, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL (CBT) & DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOURAL (DBT) THERAPIES

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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. In fact, we combine treatment approaches, such as emotion 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!

EMOTION-FOCUSED, THERAPLAY® & ATTACHMENT THERAPIES

family therapy, family counselling, child therapy, play therapy, child counselling

The powerful human needs inherent in our family & couple bonds often generate strong emotions and fears, leading to difficult relationship and parenting issues. Emotion-focused and experiential family, couple, and step-family therapy, often combined with play therapy based on the principles of Theraplay®, help families process their emotions, overcome their worries, and strengthen  bonds, healing  struggles between loved ones. We can help you establish peace and understanding in your home and relationships.

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DEVELOP THE WHOLE BRAIN MENTAL EDGE

assessments, career counselling, family therapy, mood disorders, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy

The Neethling Brain Instruments (NBI®) is a revolutionary battery of instruments that strives to develop whole-brain thinking and indicates your personal thinking preferences.

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 parenting strategies, and relationships, resolve conflicts in your personal and professional life, receive the best guidance in choosing a new career & best study practices

HYPNOTHERAPY & THE POWER OF YOUR CREATIVE IMAGINATION

hypnottherapy, at therapy, counselling, psychotherapy, mental health treatment, depression, anxiety

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. 

SAFE AND SOUND PROTOCOL (SSP)

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We offer the researched and evidence-based 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, administered over five consecutive days, was originally designed to support those with autism, but is now used for a variety of mental health issues. We use it as a pre-treatment for ADD/ADHD, enabling individuals to more effectively engage in therapies aimed at developing social skills and awareness, and often prior to trauma therapy. The SSP often leads to dramatic changes in one’s ability to engage socially with more openness and feelings of safety in connection to others. The SSP is administered at our office over the course of five consecutive days (one hour per day).