Therapy Types

Individual Therapy

Are you feeling confused, lost, depressed, anxious, lacking meaning in your everyday life? Are you struggling with grief, relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, or stressed?

Counselling can help.

Our individual therapy sessions are aimed reducing these symptoms while helping you achieve a more meaningful life and finding your purpose. Within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), our goal is psychological flexibility.

We achieve this through the 6 stages of the core processes within ACT.

  • Contacting the Present Moment – The conscious awareness of your experience.
  • Acceptance – Opening yourself to experience the moment without judgement.
  • Defusion – Looking at thoughts, rather than looking from
  • Self-as Context – The observing self
  • Values – Choose your life direction
  • Committed Action – Commit and work towards realistic goals and a more valued, meaningful life

Growth and change are a constant, but change rarely happens smoothly; there tend to be periods of struggle, then periods of ease. Do not trap yourself in a certain mindset, instead, adapt.

We offer therapy sessions in-person at our Burlington and St. Catharines, Ontario offices and via telephone or video for distance sessions.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

- Albert Einstein -

Couples Therapy

In every therapy, awareness is the key concept; to turn off your auto-pilot and be in control of your behaviour and the direction your life. To live and attain your own values. Couples and Marriage Counselling is no different. We drift away from each other for a number of reasons.

I see couples in all stages of their relationship, and specifically focus on helping those who are feeling stuck or unsatisfied.
  • Do you feel like you have, or are drifting apart?
  • Are you wanting to rebuild trust?
  • Do you feel isolated, uncertain or anxious in your relationship?
  • Are you struggling to effectively communicate with your partner?
  • Do you want to rekindle your love or passion?

Couples counselling is for those wanting to enhance their understanding and awareness of their relationship both within themselves and with their partners. We also offer counselling to those seeking skills to help them connect with others in deeper, more satisfying ways.

Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.

- Bruce Lee -

Reduced-Rate Counselling Services

Reduce rate counselling services are provided by a
Counselling Intern.

Counselling interns are currently completing their requirements for a Masters or PhD level University program for future registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists. They can provide counselling for a number of different issues including anxiety, depression, stress, and grief. Counselling interns are supervised by Oliver Vertes, MSc, RP.

More information on our current counselling intern can be found on the Our Team page.