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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.

This image contains a woman with black hair tied in a single bun. She has chocolate brown skin and is wearing a purple sleeveless blouse with no buttons. She has black capris on with black heels. She is blowing into a brown paper bag because she is hyperventilating. She is in distress.
This image contains a caucasian male with orange and cream undertones in his skin. He has short black hair and is wearing a plain white t-shirt, blue jeans and white grey socks. This man is sitting on the ground and hugging both his knees with both arms. His face is expressionless but he appears sad.

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by difficulties in non-verbal and verbal communication, social interactions, understanding of relationships and/or sensitivity to light and sound.

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This image contains a caucasian male with orange and cream undertones in his skin. He has short black hair and is wearing black shoes, a sea green long sleeve sweater and orange pants. He is holding his head with both hands and appears to be yelling in frustration. You can see the entire front of his body. This man appears to be in distress.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury caused to the brain by a bump, blow, jolt or impact to the head. Some examples of a TBI are concussions, anoxia, injury resulting from coma, contusions and/or any other penetrative injuries.


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.

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This image contains a woman with orange, red and cream undertones in her skin. She has long brown hair that comes to her mid-back. She is wearing a blue sweater, black tights and grey socks. She is sitting on the ground with one leg crossed underneath the other. She is holding a piece of paper in both hands. This piece of paper is partially covering her face. She appears to be sad and may have just received some bad news.

Fertility Issues

Fertility issues can develop in individuals regardless of gender and are concerned primarily with trouble with conception. Endometriosis, uterine fibroids, thyroid issues, low sperm count and low testosterone can increase risk of fertility issues.


Grief/Loss is the emotional suffering experienced from the loss of someone/something that is close to you. Someone who experiences grief can experience complex and difficult emotions, have their physical health compromised and find it difficult to cope with their day-to-day life.

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This image shows a young woman with light cream colored skin. She has brown hair which is loosely braided in a single pleat. She is wearing short jean shorts and a lavender colored halter top. You can only see her profile and she is sitting at a computer desk with her face in her hands. She looks sad and is having a difficult time.

Life Transitions

Life transitions are periods in an individual's life that involve a lot of change. Examples of major life transitions include: new job, relocation, death in the family, marriage, birth of a child, burnout, significant illness, new financial burdens and/or divorce.

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.

In this picture there are two people. There is an adult with brown skin and short black hair. The adult is wearing a red sweater, navy blue pants and red shoes.The other person in the picture is a child with short black hair and brown skin. The child is wearing a sky blue t-shirt and dark blue pants. The adult and child are both facing each other. The adult is giving a high five with their right hand. The child is giving a high five back with their left hand. The adult is slightly crouching to come closer to the height of the child. They both appear to be happy and like being around each other.
This picture has a caucasian male with red hair and is wearing a black t-shirt. This person is facing the front and you can see the whole front of his body from the waist up. He has both his hands on his face and his head is slightly tilted down. There are two grey colored and slightly transparent ghosts directly above the person's right and left shoulder. The ghosts look like they are mocking this person. This person does not appear to be happy and may be crying.

Self-Injurious Behaviours

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

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.

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This picture has a caucasian adult with orange hair. They are wearing a sky blue t-shirt, black pants and black shoes. They are holding a red jigzaw puzzle with both hands and holding it up in the air. The red puzzle piece is joining 3 other blue puzzle pieces to form a square.

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.

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