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Counselling & Therapeutic Services for Children, Youth & Adults
Anxiety is your body’s natural defence mechanism as it responds to stress. It can create a feeling of fear, spiraling thoughts, over-thinking, irritability, difficulty with concentration, increased/decreased appetite and problems with sleep. There are different types of anxiety such as socialized anxiety, generalized anxiety and specific phobias.
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health diagnosis that can impact individuals regardless of age. ADHD can cause increased hyperactivity, difficulty with focus and promotes impulsive behaviours. Individuals with ADHD struggle with completing tasks and/or sitting still for long periods of time.
Depression is a mood disorder where people experience feelings of anger, sadness, and/or hopelessness for an extended period of time (2 weeks or more) in a way that interferes with their day-to-day activities. Additional symptoms may include changes in behaviors, sexual interest, cognitive abilities, sleep patterns and physical wellbeing such as hygiene or nutrition.
Parent & Child Conflict
Parent Child Conflict is a normal experience for most families to have, most of the time. However when this conflict lasts for extended periods of time, the parent/child relationship can experience emotional turmoil and disconnect. Counselling can provide new tools to communicate thoughts and feelings which can in turn help to repair the conflictual parent/child relationship.
Self-injurious behaviours are intentional behaviours that cause injury or harm to one’s own body. Self-injurious behaviours are self-coping strategies for individuals who are trying to distract themselves, release tension, express or communicate their emotions, punish themselves or experience temporary euphoria. Some examples of self-injurious behaviours include: cutting, hitting, burning, biting, skin picking and hair pulling.
Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder that generally impacts children under the age of 5. Children with selective mutism may be able to communicate with their parents or in spaces where they are the most comfortable. However these same children struggle in most other settings such as a school, the grocery store or a neighbor’s house.
Trauma & PTSD
Trauma is a response mechanism that an individual experiences when faced with a specific or series of distressing or disturbing events. A trauma response can overwhelm the nervous system and leave someone feeling helpless, anxious, dissociated and/or unable to cope. Examples of traumatic events that lead to trauma can include: car accidents, physical/emotional violence, sexual abuse, surviving natural disasters, escaping war or political violence and/or major surgery.