You are welcome here. At Holistic Healing, we believe in offering a compassionate, anti-oppressive, non-judgemental space where people feel understood and connected in a way that fosters growth and self-acceptance. We strive to provide a collaborative approach to therapy based on your specific goals and strengths. You are the expert in your life and we are honoured to be part of your healing journey. We encourage you to have choices about the course of your therapy while we assist you to navigate change. We are client centered, and offer the approaches suited best for you and your circumstances.
We specialize in therapy for all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Teletherapy (video/telephone) is also available for all ages and can be just as effective as in person.
If you are not ready to schedule, let's connect to see if we are the right fit. A complimentary consultation is available for clients to get a chance to meet one of our therapists, ask questions, discuss concerns, and get a sense of what therapy is all about. Find a consult date here.
Individual counselling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in a safe, supportive environment. Individual counselling is offered to work on many personal topics to grow beyond your struggles.
There are many different ways that you as a couple can access counselling to assist in making thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways. Counselling can assist in recognizing and resolving conflicts, improving communication, and understanding your partner. Couples therapy can be utilized for marital and relationship difficulties, pre-marital counselling, or divorce/separation recovery.
Children and adolescents are faced with the tough task of navigating a world full of expectations, hopes, and challenges at a very fast pace. We work with children and adolescents in a more creative way, using more developmentally appropriate activities. Depending on age, these activities may include drawing and playing games, while allowing children and adolescents to integrate necessary skills such as emotional regulation and communication. Virtual play therapy is also available for children.
Families can have wonderful dynamics, however sometimes those dynamics can also create difficult relationships and be a significant source of stress. Utilizing family therapy can allow family members to work through these differences in a respectful, open, safe environment. This can allow these relationships to gain back lost trust, deeper understandings, and new communication skills going forward.
What types of therapy do you use?
Our team of therapists are trained in several evidence based therapies. Using a holistic approach means that there is a focus on the whole person, utilizing a combination of different methods based on your need. We are all trauma and attachment informed therapists and have many ways of working with you to achieve your goals. Four of our therapists are EMDR trained which is a therapy that is efficient, effective, and can address a multitude of concerns. Here are some of the modalities that we use.
Questions? Feel free to reach out and ask!
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) is based on the latest research in neuroscience and is considered the treatment of choice for helping people resolve their problems. EMDR has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress, and many other emotional challenges. EMDR is very effective in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences and bring relief from emotional disturbance.
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a client's internal “parts” and “Self.” In IFS, the mind is considered to be naturally made up of multiple sub-personalities within each individual's mental system. These sub-personalities take on different roles, such as an inner critic, and consist of painful feelings like anger or shame. The goal in IFS is to unburden and restore these parts to create harmony in the internal system.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a well-researched method of therapy that helps people overcome unhelpful and distorted thoughts and replace them with more positive and healthy ones.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) has main goals of teaching people how to live in the moment, adapt healthy coping skills for stress, regulate emotions, gain skills for tolerating their distress. DBT can provide my client's with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. originally intended for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has since been adapted for other conditions where the person struggles with emotional regulation or exhibits self-destructive behaviour
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an auditory intervention (music therapy) that helps people that have troubles with feeling safe, connected, calm and social with others. This includes people with anxiety, depression, and neurodevelopmental conditions. Conditions such as sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, and Trauma/PTSD can all benefit from SSP. There is an extra cost associated with being offered this protocol.
Hypnotherapy is a highly focused state of mind, which allows the subconscious mind to become more available, allowing changes to take effect on a deep level. By tapping into the subconscious mind, real work and healing can be done much more quickly and more effectively than when working with only the conscious mind. Hypnotherapy can assist with stress, trauma, substance use, and healthy weight goals.
Some Areas of Expertise
- Trauma/Complex Trauma, or PTSD (abuse, neglect, chronic stress, bullying, witnessing domestic violence or parental conflict, accidents, first responder/emergency work experiences)
- Difficult emotions (anger, shame, guilt)
- Relationship difficulties/Conflict
- Self Esteem/self worth