Life has a way of becoming overwhelming and complicated, which can be difficult to manage. Mental health is something we tend to take for granted until it significantly impairs our life. Good mental health needs to be attended to daily and there are things we can do to improve and sustain our mental fitness.
Areas of expertise include:
If you feel that your child is facing emotional difficulties, taking them to a therapist can be helpful. The safe and nonjudgmental environment that we create for the child helps them to reveal their issues and in turn, figure out how these issues can be worked through. Here are some signs that your child may need counselling services:
These and many other symptoms can show up in children as a result of distressing life situations such as the death of a loved one, parents getting divorced, changing schools or moving away, bullying, or trauma of another nature. Parents may not be aware of some of the issues the child is personally facing so talking to a therapist helps children to learn effective coping skills and deal with any difficulties they are facing.
Contact us if you have noticed any of these signs your child may be experiencing and could benefit from assessment and intervention.
As is the human experience, life events sometimes overwhelm us and tax our coping strategies which can lead to mental illness. When we cannot resolve our mental health, seeing a psychologist can provide support, insight and strategies to help you reach your optimal mental health and sustain it.
Therapeutic approaches include:
Our goal is to provide a serene, non-judgemental, caring and supportive environment. We will support you as you work through your life challenges, and tap into your resiliency.
As a parent of three children, Lesley has experienced the challenges and stress that comes from being a parent. This has sparked her passion to support parents through the highly challenging and highly rewarding experience that is parenthood.
We believe that we all do our best with what we have and when we know better, we do better.
We provide counselling services to the Brief Conflict Intervention Program through Alberta Justice to advocate for the children and support to separating/divorcing parents to develop co-parenting skills and interventions to lessen the impact of this stressful life event on the children. These services are referred and paid for by Alberta Justice on behalf of the Brief Conflict Intervention Program.
*Please note: most work benefit plans cover a portion of the cost for psychological services.
Our goal is to provide parents a kind, caring and non-judgemental environment to talk about their challenges and worries and to offer support, strategies and hope.