Services

Why should I go to counselling?

Many people feel that they should be able to deal with their problems or their problem is not severe enough to warrant seeing a professional. This is a misinformed belief. Receiving support and guidance from a professional can be very beneficial and rewarding, while speeding up the recovery process.

Counselling is a supportive process, in which a safe and trusting relationship is formed. In this relationship you will explore your thoughts, feelings, experiences, issues or problems. You will feel listened to and validated. This process will empower you to take more control over your life, while highlighting your strengths, assets and choices.

Counselling will help heal emotional wounds, while providing insight and information about issues affecting your life. This process will help you develop strategies to enjoy life, have healthy relationships and create resiliency to future problems that may arise in your everyday life.

Services Available

Adults

Children

Couples/Marriage

Family

Group

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Assessment Services

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy

(Specializing in Children, Adults & Veterans for Addiction, Intergenerational Trauma, Urge-Control,

& Post-Traumatic Stress)

Some Common Referral Concerns

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma/Abuse

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Chronic Pain

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Life Changing Event

Grief and Loss

Identity

Anger/Shame

Bullying

Attachment

and so many others

Counselling is Available for

Children

Adolescents

Adults

Veteran Affairs

Worker's Compensation Board

Various Insurance Companies

Adult/Individual Counselling

Counselling services are tailored to meet the clients needs. Counselling can accelerate the relief of distressing symptoms. Seeing a therapist is an opportunity for growth and change that can lead to a more happier, fulfilling future.

Amanda Muryn & Rhonda Hern Hayward are service providers for both Veteran Affairs, as well as the Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) for psychological services.

Reason's for referral could be for: Anxiety, Fear, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Depression, Co-dependency, Grief/Loss, Relationship Issues, Divorce Prevention, Trauma, Coping, Anger, Bipolar, Self-Esteem or Self-injury. Your therapist and you will work to come up with goals and a treatment plan that is in your best interest.

Child/Individual Counselling

Child Counselling is to help children work through their emotions, so they can live normal healthy lives without the lasting effects of fear, confusion, anxiety, and/or trauma. We can help the child to process and understand their environment at both home and at school. If a child's social and emotional distressful issues are left untreated, it may negatively impact his or her future aspirations and/or developmental milestones.

Confidential counselling services for children using therapeutic play

Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting. In terms of teaching our children to dare greatly in the "never enough" culture, the question isn't so much "are you parenting in the right way?" as it is "are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?" - Brené Brown - Daring Greatly

Play Modalities Used: Fantasy Play, Storytelling, Art, Play Toys, Puppet Play, Sand Play, Clay, Movement and Music and Story Reading (bibliotherapy)

Marriage/Couples Counselling

When should we consider seeing a therapist for our relationship/marriage?

Not all couples attending counselling because something is "wrong" but sometimes as a preventative measure, maybe for help with communication, you've grown apart over the years, and you no longer know how to engage with each other. Other reasons for couples to attend counselling could be for infertility issues, infidelity issues in the marriage, loss of trust, and now with technology such as miscommunication by phone, texting and/or social media.

Marriage Counseling helps to support emotional safety and connection between the couple. Rhonda will help couples through education, coaching, skills, new ideas, emotional support, or taking accountability. Through the goals of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Rhonda will help to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Take the Gottman's Relationship Quiz to see how well you know your partner.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is to be able to help families develop healthy boundaries and communication within the family system. Not always do all members feel they need or want to engage in family therapy, however, it is more effective if all members attend and engage.

Reasons for family therapy could include: conflict within the family, stress, grief and loss, suicide, a recent medical diagnosis, being part of a blended family or adoption, as well as many other reasons.

Our therapists will work closely with the family to make sure that everyone is feeling heard throughout the process. They will help through education, emotional support, and/or coaching to be able to help with boundaries and communication amongst the family.

Families may also be going through changes such as divorce or a separation where children are involved. Collaborative Law best support families with ideal resources for reaching a durable agreement when faced with a parental separation. Collaborative Divorce gives families an integrated approach to positive supports through the transition from a one house family, to a two house family.