I will use my expertise to provide you with solutions based on your individual needs and concerns. Below are some of the techniques available for my clients:
You may have generalized anxiety disorder, which can start at a surprisingly young age and stay with you through life. Or you could be suffering from other anxiety disorders – panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia. As a registered psychologist, I am able to apply empirically researched therapies to help you deal with it and lead a more fulfilling life.
If you’re worried about your own safety, or that of someone close to you; or if you have the feeling that something bad is about to happen – with no apparent cause, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 992-2442.
You may be depressed. Depression is a clinical condition, one of the most common in the world. It affects your thought process, your behaviour and may even leave you wondering why you should “go on”.
If you’re experiencing some or any of these symptoms, please email me at email@example.com or call (204) 992-2442. As a psychologist I have a variety of therapeutic strategies available to help you feel better.
Grief is normally associated with the loss of someone we love through death, divorce, a disagreement or even a major move. Grieving itself is a normal, healthy response to loss, but sometimes the sorrow seems to extend itself, or disappear briefly only to return, perhaps more deeply.
You may experience a host of emotional and physical symptoms, such as:
If this is true of you, it may be time to turn to professional help. You might need more than a sympathetic ear. Someone who is trained can assist you through this troublesome time and aid you in moving beyond your grief towards a more positive life.
Feeling understood through this difficult time is one of the first steps in coping with your loss. Friends and family can provide invaluable support. However, if you find that you are not feeling better over time, that you continue to have limited energy, and that you have lost enjoyment in life, it may be time to contact me. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 992-2442.
A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object or situation. It results in a strong desire to avoid what you fear. This can cause problems in your work, social life and daily routines.
Phobias can be specific to certain situations, such as flying, going to the dentist, heights, tunnels, spiders, snakes and more. They can also make you afraid of normal social situations, a party say, or even being asked to make a presentation. One of the most common phobias is fear of being in a place from which you cannot escape – agoraphobia.
An approach validated by research, cognitive behavioral therapy, is often successful in helping people recover. It is not easy facing the things we fear the most, but by doing so with a trained professional people can often learn to feel better and enjoy their lives more.
Symptoms of phobia can include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, I will work with you to help you overcome them. Please email me at email@example.com or call (204) 992-2442.
If you’ve ever witnessed or experienced an extremely traumatic event, you may have difficulty adjusting and coping afterwards. These events could include:
Although symptoms of post-traumatic stress could start shortly after the event, some people may only start experiencing them years later. These symptoms, which can be very disruptive, may include:
If you think that you are experiencing post-traumatic stress, I may be able to help. Living with post-traumatic stress is very difficult and can cause a lot of unnecessary anguish. By taking a comprehensive history, and finding out how you are affected, I will be able to tell you what I can do to help. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 992-2442.
Experiencing difficulties with:
Relationships of any kind can get strained. Causes for this are many and varied, but could include such issues as:
If you value the relationship, and want to preserve it, understanding the root cause of the problem is key to resolving it.
The first step towards resolution is my obtaining your history, along with information about this stressful relationship. Then we will decide how you want to proceed.
While we can’t change others, we can change our own behavior. This affects the dynamics of the relationship. Learn about more effective ways to communicate and resolve conflicts. If your partner/spouse/family member is also interested in improving your relationship, which is ideal, I would then be able to work with both of you. Whether it’s individual or couple counselling, please email me at email@example.com or call (204) 992-2442.
Stress is the by-product of a number of factors that release powerful neurochemicals and hormones, readying us for action. The “fight or flight” response. While stress is a normal part of daily life, it can also cause significant problems, particularly when it is:
Physical symptoms of excessive stress include:
Excess stress can also be accompanied by emotional and behavioral symptoms, such as:
Stress responses can stem from unresolved, early-life conflict or current issues. Day-to-day stress is best managed with regular exercise, proper diet and quality sleep. However, at times, these measures may not be enough. You may require professional help to cope with the stressors in your life.
Sometimes working on your problems with a professional can help you determine those things you can “let go”. This could involve learning new skills that will help you to handle the stress in your life. I will work with you to determine just how you can reduce it, so that you find enjoyment again. Together we can explore the options that will be best suited to your needs. If you feel this would be helpful, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (204) 992-2442.