Your Story Counselling:
Individual, Couples, Family, & Sex Psychotherapy

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Services

Our counselling services are covered by most private insurance companies under the categories of:

- Psychotherapy by Registered Psychotherapists (RP)

- Psychotherapy Under Supervision of Registered Social Workers (RSW)

Services can be provided at our office in Concord/Vaughan as well as via secure online chat. 

Contact us to find out more. 

 
 
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Topics of Interest

Not sure if Counselling can help you with your concerns?

Below is a list of common themes our clients bring into therapy. Please note any and all topics can be discussed and supported in session, you are not limited to the matters on this list!

 

(Intimate Partner/Familial Violence & Abuse, Oppression, & Societal Expectations)

Abuse 

(Substance Abuse, Gambling, Gaming, Internet)

Addictions

(Stress, Panic, Overwhelmingness)

Anxiety

(Anger, Behavioural Issues, Outbursts, Emotional Distress & Pain)

Behavioural

(Cultural Identity, upbringing, experiences as a Person of Colour, Intergenerational Conflict)

Culture

(Relational Skills, Conflict, Fighting, Arguments)

Communication

(Low Moods, Isolation, Apathy, Sadness, Loneliness)

Depression

(Health Struggles,Pain, Chronic Illness, Physical Traumas)

Disability & Illness

(Family Planning, Blended Relationships, Merging Families)

Divorce & Separation 

(Loss, Pain, Bereavedment)

Grief

(Gender and Sexual Identity/expression, non-conformity)

LGBTQIA2+

(Monogamy & Non-Monogamy, Pre-Marital Counselling, Polyamorous Relationships, Rebuilding Trust,
Relationship Conflicts & issues
Relational Well-Being and Maintenance)

Relationship

(Confidence, Guilt, Shame, Fear, Hurt, Resentment)

Self-Esteem

(Pain during Sex & Intimacy, Sexual and Emotional Intimacy, Desire & Pleasure)

Sex & Intimacy

(Intergenerational, Past Events, Immigration, Partner/Familial Violence, Sexual Violence, Emotional Abuse)

Trauma

(Emotional, Spiritual, Physical Wellbeing, Calm, Positive State of Mind, Gratitude)

Wellbeing

(Stress Management and Workplace Wellness)

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Individual Therapy

Rediscover You

Life can be challenging and stressful. Sometimes it can be easy to lose our sense of self through this journey.

 

No matter where you are in your current journey, life is full of surprises, with some delighting us and some bringing us turmoil, uncertainty, and feelings of anxiety. My goal is to help you find the tools you need to get back to being you. Together, I can help you forge ahead and create the pathways towards your own desired journey in life.

 

Maybe you are looking for someone to work together with you towards the goals you are setting and planning. Sometimes what you need is to just have someone to talk to about whatever is bothering you for that week. I work with people from all walks of life to ensure that they feel comfortable and safe to bring up every and any topic they would like. The time in counselling is for you and you only, I take it as my responsibility to ensure you are getting what you need out of our work together. I aim to provide a space that you can feel empowered and recharged from so that you can continue to tackle the road ahead of you.

Some Common Issues People Address in Individual Therapy

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Relationship / Relational Distress

  • Grief and Loss

  • Family conflict and change

  • Addictions (Alcohol, Substances, Drugs, Gambling, Sex)

  • Trauma and Post-Trauma Healing

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Stress and Burnout

  • Distress from Work or School

  • Gender Identity,

  • Parental Guidance.

Couples/Relational Therapy

Rediscover Trust

Relationships are meaningful and multi-faceted. Sometimes life gets in the way of partners being able to feel connected with one another. Our goal is to help partners get back to intimacy, love, and trust.

 

We help partners fighting against each other to come together as a team in order to resolve conflicts and issues within and outside the relationship. Our team understands that each partnership has its own unique shining moments and struggles, we strive to honour the bond between all partners and to bring couples back towards nurturing, building, and celebrating the foundation they have created together.

 

We believe that even that best of relationships can sometimes be boggled down by life's unexpected pitfalls and challenges. We work with couples to help them reignite their passions, their teamwork, and their communication. Sometimes it's the people closest to us that we end up misunderstanding and hurting. We aim to help partners understand what gets in the way of them supporting each other in the ways that they would like to be supported. There are so many things in this world that stand to divide and alienate us from those we love, Our goal is to help partners get back to intimacy, love, and trust in order to build a stronger and more resilient partnership. We help partners fighting against each other to come back together so that as a team, you can work together in tackling all that life has to throw at you.

Some Common Issues People Address In Couple/Relational Therapy: ​

  • Relational Conflict

  • Communication Problems

  • Challenges with extended family

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Life transitions or changes

  • Intimacy issues

  • Infidelity (Physical Cheating, Emotional Cheating)

  • Opening Up Relationship 

  • Consensual Non Monogamy / Polyamory

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Family Therapy

Rediscover Teamwork

The changing and evolving Family has many rewards and many unique challenges. Family issues are often complex and all voices need to be heard in order to maintain a healthy balance. 

 

Our goal is to facilitate the coming together of individual desires, needs and voices in order to shape and support the collective. We help families of all sizes and constellations get back to a supportive and collaborative space where each and every member can thrive and contribute.

Some Common Issues People Address In Family Therapy: ​

  • Family Transitions (Separation, Divorce, Blended Families)

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Death of a Family Member

  • Rebuilding after trauma and pain (Substance Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse)

 

Trauma & Post-Trauma

 Therapy

Rediscover Hope

All of us go through the winding footpaths of life and at one point in time experience moments that create long lasting impacts and changes in ourselves, our environment, and in the trajectory of our lives. Sometimes those experience can be positive, and sometimes they are negative. These negative experiences are we we define as traumatic events. 

The experience of trauma and traumatic events can be painful and excruciating. Sometimes these experiences leave us at more than just at a loss, but can continue to cause us pain and fear. These experiences can alter the way your mind works. Creating physical and emotional responses to triggers that remind you of your trauma. Even when you are unaware of these triggers, you can be left feeling overactive and hyper-vigilant to certain moments and interactions. The post traumatic consequences (often known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD) of these triggers is that you can feel like you are on constant alert to prevent future danger and pain; even when there is none to be presently found. If left untreated it can lead to one feeling loss and overwhelmed and increase rates of risky or dangerous behaviours (i.e. increased aggression and violence, increased substance use, increased physical and mental distress). 

 

Our goal is help you heal. We offer a safe space and environment to begin the process of talking about your pain as a means to start processing what had happened to you. Talking about trauma doesn't always mean retelling your story. We work with each individual uniquely in order to find the path of healing that is more effective for them. We utilize a variety of techniques including a highly effective form of trauma therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help folks through this process in order to help you rediscover hope and empowerment. Understanding our past gives us an ability to take control what we want our future to look like. We believe that all people deserve to live a life free from fear and pain, all of us deserve a little help along the way. 

Some Common Issues People Address In Trauma Therapy: ​

  • Family Transitions (Separation, Divorce, Blended Families)

  • Substance Abuse

  • Physical Abuse

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Generational Trauma 

  • Cultural and Social Trauma 

Some Typical Goals in Trauma Therapy:

  • Process Past Traumas Without Getting Stuck or Re-Traumatized

  • Reducing  and/or Eliminating Post Trauma Symptoms (Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Angry Outbursts, Fear)

  • Help Shift Focus From the Reliving the Past to the Staying in Present

  • Improve Daily Functioning

  • To Reclaim Hope and Power

  • To Overcome Negative Coping Skills and Methods 

  • To Gain Insight into the past and Prevent Relapse 

Sex Therapy

Rediscover Intimacy

Talking about sex, sexuality, and gender can be a stressful thing, even with loved ones that you fully trust. We work with individuals, couples, triads/tripods, quads and all relationships by creating a safe and shame-free environment. Helping clients seek out what blocks them from being able to explore all aspects of their preferred ways of living, loving, and seeking desire. We strive to help clients build deeper connections with themselves and others in their sexual relationships as well as creating a safe space to work through sexual concerns. Some examples of topics discussed in sex therapy include: low desire, sexual trauma, post-affair intimacy, exploring kinks/fantasies, and navigating open relationships (not all are listed here).  

 

As a passionate allies to the LGBTQ2+ community, we also walk alongside clients as they explore what it means from them to embody their preferred gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation. We believe strongly in helping those disenfranchised from their powers and rights, and strive to create a safe and respectful space for people to explore who they are.  

Some Common Issues People Address In Sex Therapy: 

  • Levels of Low or High Sexual Arousal

  • Past Sexual Abuse or Trauma

  • Gender and Body Dysmorphia

  • Sexuality Identity and Sexual Preferences

  • Sexual Communication 

  • Erectile Dysfunction and Ejaculation Control

  • Vaginismus, Vulvodynia,

  • Vaginal Tightness, Pain, & Discomfort

  • Porn Addiction and Sex Addiction

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