Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings (CRPO, 2021).
Therapy cannot be successful with the clients’ hard work, energy and courage. In all, the tools are guides clients use on the journey towards healing. The therapist is the witness to the healing, and supporter along the way.
Individual therapy provides adults, children, and youth an opportunity to explore their mental health, their past experiences, and current challenges. Through individual therapy, you can identify the symptoms that cause you distress and the unhelpful thinking patterns. You can understand how trauma and intergenerational experiences shape your identity, and seek to deconstruct the patterns of behaviour you engage in. Finally, individual therapy is a safe place for you to feel heard, validated, and empowered to build your resilience and strength.
When couples experience challenge in their relationship, or want to construct a healthy foundation for your relationship. Couples therapy is an opportunity to work through difficulties that may have occurred, and to gain another perspective to the situation. Improving intimacy and connection can be achieved by learning each other’s emotional language, and creating opportunities to enhance communication and connection. Couples therapy can also help to support healing when there has been an attachment disruption or problem that occured in the relationship.
Family therapy is an opportunity to strengthen family ties and address conflicts that may arise within the family. It is also perfect for blended families, and is an opportunity for the family to shift into their roles together in the household. Family therapy is available to assist family members to address any discord that may exist in the family, and can provide strategies to alleviate the conflict
Healing “is not the ability to stay out of [pain]; its the ability to stay present in the [pain] knowing that the light will shine again”.
Psychotherapy helps with…
- Personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Intergenerational trauma
- Race trauma
- Sexual assault and sexual abuse trauma
- Survivors of abuse or violence
- Anger management
- Emotional awareness & intelligence
- Family reunification
- Grief and loss