Conditions We Support
The team at EMDR & Trauma Therapy Centre is trained to support a variety of mental health conditions and concerns. Learn more about how psychotherapy can provide the relief you need to live the life you want.
Adjustment to life transitions
Are you facing a change in your life that is creating feelings of overwhelm, stress or uncertainty?
Navigating life transitions can be a turbulent and complex experience. Whether it is dealing with the pain of a divorce, a move, a career change, marriage, the birth of a child, a loss, or retirement, the emotional rollercoaster of these transitions can be overwhelming. With support these experiences can be navigated with more ease and understanding. Therapy can help you process the emotions you are experiencing, manage your stress levels and help you cope with the challenges associated with shifting roles. We can help you feel more confident in your ability to handle and navigate future life transitions with less overwhelm and provide greater clarity about the emotions you’re facing.
Do you experience intense anger or have difficulties controlling your temper?
Anger is a normal human emotion. However, if your temper is leading to conflicts in your relationships, problems at work, or even legal issues, you may benefit from support. Therapy offers a safe and supportive environment to understand the root causes of anger and to start developing healthy coping strategies. Regain control of your temper and life.
Is anxiety keeping you from living the life you want?
Anxiety symptoms can feel like excessive worry, dread, or fear. It can cause muscle tension, sweating, and trouble sleeping, and is often associated with a sense of disconnection from things you once enjoyed. Therapy can help you manage your anxiety with the right tools, strategies, and support you need to better understand and cope with your feelings. We can help you gain control and feel relief, so you can get back to living your life.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Do you feel a sense of restlessness or find it difficult to stay focused on tasks? Are you forgetful, distracted, or struggling with time management or organization?
ADHD can be debilitating and impact your ability to function day-to-day. It can affect all areas of life from social to academic to careers. Therapy can help you gain practical skills and learn strategies to manage your symptoms. If you are ready to regain control of your life, get in touch with EMDR & Trauma Therapy Centre.
Boundary Setting & Communication Challenges
Does saying no make you uncomfortable or lead to ruminating thoughts?
Setting boundaries in your personal and professional lives can be challenging and overwhelming. It can feel uncomfortable to say ‘no’ or to establish limits with others. This is particularly common if you tend to avoid conflict and have people-pleasing tendencies. When you fail to set boundaries, you are prioritizing the needs of others rather than yourself. This can lead to feelings of overwhelm, resentment, and a deep sense that you are being taken advantage of. Boundaries are an important part of any healthy relationship, be it with yourself or others. Therapy can help you learn to set boundaries in a way you feel confident about. Together, we can explore the root causes of why it is difficult to set boundaries and develop skills and strategies to set healthy boundaries in the future. Learn to say ‘no’ with confidence.
Coping with chronic pain or illness
Have you found it difficult to adjust to life due to chronic pain or illness?
Chronic pain or being diagnosed with a chronic illness can impact the way in which you live your day-to-day life. It may require you to create new habits, prevent you from doing activities you previously loved, or cause you to experience guilt as a result of needing additional support from people around you. Therapy can help you navigate the changes you experience as a result of pain or illness. We can help you navigate challenges so you can start feeling better and enjoying life again.
Have you lost some or all of the joy you used to experience?
Depression symptoms can manifest as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy or interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Physical symptoms can include changes in appetite, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. Emotionally, depression can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Therapy can be helpful in treating depression by providing support, understanding, and coping strategies. Therapy can help you experience improved mood, increased motivation and a greater sense of hope and wellbeing.
Do you constantly think about food or feel guilty after eating
Constantly thinking about what you eat can be exhausting. It can take up your thoughts every moment of the day. When you struggle with your relationship with food, you may experience anxiety, guilt, shame, and low-self esteem. Sometimes, disordered eating patterns are a way to feel in control when everything around you seems out of sorts. Eating disorders and having a negative relationship with food can result in depression, anxiety, and social isolation. They can pull you away from activities you once loved and people important to you. Therapy provides a safe environment to explore the underlying causes of disordered eating habits. Together, we can uncover negative beliefs and attitudes about food, weight, and body image so you can develop a more positive and healthy relationship with both food and your body. Get the support you need to free your mind and start loving yourself again.
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Do you often feel disconnected from reality?
Dissociative disorders can cause you to feel detached from yourself/your body, lead to a feeling that what is around you is unreal or distorted, lead to confusion around your identity, or result in memory loss or gaps in memory. You may feel emotionally numb and have difficulty expressing your emotions. Although there are various causes of dissociation, it is commonly experienced in response to stressful situations, abuse, and trauma. Therapy can help you process traumatic experiences, provide you with the tools and skills to manage dissociation, and learn to identify your sense of self. Find your way back to reality with the EMDR & Trauma Therapy Centre.
Grief & loss
Are you struggling to move forward after a loss or finding that your grief can feel like too much to handle on your own?
Grief and loss can be overwhelming and can bring up a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. It’s common to feel isolated and disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you manage those feelings and work through them in a safe environment. You can explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately take the steps to move forward at a pace that works for you. You don’t have to face your pain alone, we can help.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Do you experience intrusive and unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses? Do these lead to you engaging in repetitive behaviours or mental acts to curb anxiety?
With OCD, people are compelled to perform behaviours despite knowing their thoughts are irrational. This can result in feelings of guilt, shame, and anxiety.
Therapy can help you reduce the anxiety that results from obsessions and compulsions, explore and rework your thought patterns, and ultimately learn to accept yourself as you are. Book an appointment or request a free consultation to get started.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Does you or your child experience persistent patterns of anger, irritability, or argumentativeness against people in authority?
These behaviours are associated with ODD and typically begin in childhood. ODD can lead to challenges at home, at school, or in social situations. Common behaviours of someone with ODD include constant arguing with authority figures; frequent temper tantrums; challenging rules and requests; blaming others for their own misbehaviour; activating out of spite; and deliberately engaging in behaviours to annoy others.
Therapy can help individuals with ODD process emotions, develop coping strategies, and develop problem-solving skills. Therapy is also helpful for family members or guardians of an individual with ODD by helping them understand behaviours and develop skills to set appropriate limits while maintaining a nurturing and structured environment. We are here to help you understand your child and feel more in control.
Physical, Emotional & Sexual Abuse
Has your experience with abuse kept you from living with any type of normalcy?
The effects of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse can be devastating and far-reaching. Victims of this type of trauma often experience feelings of guilt, shame, depression, anger, fear, and isolation. They may also have difficulty trusting others or forming intimate relationships. All these challenges can make it difficult to cope with day-to-day life.
Therapy can be a powerful tool for helping you heal from abuse. We can provide a safe space for you to process difficult emotions and experiences, and we can help create strategies for managing anxiety, developing self-esteem, and forming healthier relationships. When you’re ready to take the first step towards healing – we can help.
Are you experiencing persistent sadness, guilt or struggling to bond with your baby?
For many new moms, adapting to motherhood can be difficult. It’s not uncommon to face unexpected challenges as you develop a new routine. With postpartum depression, you may experience low mood, excessive crying or tearfulness, feelings of guilt or worthlessness as a new mom, difficulties in bonding with your baby, irritability, anger, or loneliness.
Postpartum depression can be experienced within the first few months of giving birth, but may also develop over a longer period of time. It’s often described as a longer-lasting and more severe form of the “baby blues”. There are many reasons individuals experience postpartum depression, including changes in hormones, sleep deprivation, emotional changes resulting from new routines and interpersonal dynamics, a history of other mental health challenges, and environmental factors such as a lack of social support, finances, and complications experienced during pregnancy.
Therapy can help you adjust to all the feelings you are experiencing as a new mom by providing emotional support, guidance, and coping strategies. You don’t have to adjust to motherhood alone. We are here to support you!
Are you struggling to reconnect or build a stronger relationship?
Relationships can be complicated and sometimes leave us feeling lost and alone. You may be struggling with communication difficulties, trust issues, conflicts, or feeling emotionally disconnected from your partner. These challenges can impact your daily life, causing feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety. Therapy can offer you a supportive and safe space to work through your challenges, develop healthy communication skills, build trust, and address conflicts in a constructive manner. Therapy can help you set healthy boundaries and offer the tools and support you need to create the connection you crave.
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Is it consistently difficult to fall or stay asleep?
Sleep disorders can affect the quality, timing, and/or duration of your sleep. You may find yourself dreading bedtime because it’s going to be another long night of tossing and turning, waking up and not being able to fall back asleep, or waking up earlier than you want or need to. Sleep challenges can impact all areas of life and, ultimately, your overall health and well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. Therapy can help you understand what is causing your sleep problems and help you develop better sleep hygiene. Learn to gain control of your sleep cycle so you feel more rested and live a better quality life!
Do you experience fear or self-consciousness in social situations?
Social anxiety can cause you to worry excessively about being scrutinized by others and may lead you to avoid social situations altogether. It can leave you feeling nervous, self-conscious, and embarrassed, even in non threatening situations. Therapy can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to social anxiety. We can help you develop a more positive and confident self-image.
Do you feel like there’s no end in sight to the list of things you need to manage or accomplish in the day—at home and at work?
Overwhelming stress can bring up a range of emotions, including anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. It’s common to start to shut-down and feel disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and give you the tools you need to manage your current situation and start living with more ease. We can help you make changes, one step at a time.
Is a past event in your life keeping you from moving forward?
Trauma can cause symptoms such as intrusive memories, avoidance behaviours, hypervigilance, and feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. Emotional and physical responses to trauma can impact daily life and relationships. Therapy can help individuals who have experienced trauma process their experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With therapy, you may experience a greater sense of control, improved relationships, a stronger sense of self-worth, and a renewed sense of hope for the future.
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Workplace issues & career challenges
Is the greatest source of your stress coming from outside the home?
Workplace issues and career challenges can bring up a range of emotions, including stress, fear, exhaustion, and overwhelm. Feeling stuck in your job, experiencing workplace harassment, a lack of fulfillment, or a transition to a new role or career can take a toll on your mental health. It’s not uncommon to feel like there is no one to turn to for help in addressing difficult bosses, finding purpose in your work, or figuring out if a career move is the right one for you. Therapy can provide the support you need to navigate these challenges. We can help you find greater balance in your life, recognize your personal strengths, and gain clarity on how to best address difficult situations you might be facing.