Long Before Covid Most Of Us Were Already Accustom To Wearing Masks, Whether To Hide Our Emotions Or Conceal Who We Truly Are.
We often seek professional help to address presenting concerns that are impacting our overall well-being and adversely affect various aspects of our day to day lives. It’s normal to want to relieve feelings of discomfort, which often entails finding the right treatment. The term treatment itself can be a barrier in receiving care especially as it relates to mental health and its implication to abnormality. Generally speaking, what society deems as a dysfunction is often a solution to a deeper-rooted issue and a reflection of our unmet needs that restricts us from our ability to be our true self.
We understand that having to conceal who we are can be exhausting and over time can impact the way we view the world, self, and others. It can alter our thoughts, core beliefs, and emotions. In turn causing us behave in ways where we later question who we are.
We offer multi layer support ranging from prevention (i.e. early intervention) to a deeper level of inner healing through a mind-body and holistic approach. Together we explore the work of leading experts in the field to develop an individualized approach to healing that aligns with your core values.
Who We Serve
~~ Children ~~
We support children by offering a preventative approach and early intervention to promote healthy childhood development. We support parents to build secure attachments by exploring innovative ways to engage and attune to their little ones.
~~ Youth ~~
We support youth feeling overwhelmed and weighed down by feelings of anxiety and depression during a critical time in their development. We help you find meaning, direction, and healthy ways of regulating emotions during challenging times so that you enter the next phase of you life feeling confident.
~~ Individuals ~~
We offer services to adults who are amongst the wealthiest and those living in poverty. Having experience with both ends of the spectrum, no one is immune to suffering. Many of our clients struggle with purpose, lack of meaning, ambition, and feelings of disconnection which leads to chasing the next high to fill a deep rooted void. This is often fuelled by feelings of isolation, guilt, shame, lack of trust in, and fear of abandonment.
~~ Couples ~~
We work with couples who have reached a boiling point in their relationship and struggling to find ways to connect. We specialize in working with couples dealing with trauma and addiction. We support same-sex couples, bi-racial couples, and those looking to open their relationship.
Area of Expertise
Relationships are the keystone of our lives. They are as important to us as our next breath.
- Sue Johnson -
Anything that's "wrong" with you began as a survival mechanism in childhood. By exploring how past experiences manifest today we recovery our true self.
- Gabor Mate -
Today, sexuality is an open-ended personal project; it is part of who we are, an identity, and no longer merely something we do.
- Esther Perel -
We are trapped in history and history is trapped in us.
Not everything we face can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
- James Baldwin -
When we begin to know ourselves in an open and self-supportive way, we take the first step to encourage our children to know themselves.
- Daniel J Siegel
Trauma compromises our ability to engage with others by replacing patterns of connection with patterns of protection.
- Steven Porges
Behaviour one enjoys, offers short term relief but negative consequence long term that one is unable to give up despite negative consequence that's often
rooted in escape and a response to suffering
- Gabor Mate
Child & Youth
The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.
- Bessel van der Kolk
Our approach to healing focuses on what's happening beneath the surface and attends to the core root of the issue. Our goal is to enhance self-awareness and the ability to respond to the many challenges we face in life. We believe that you have the capacity to make changes to improve your quality of life.