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Counselling & Therapy

Psychotherapy or “talk therapy”, is a safe, effective, non-pharmaceutical and commonly used way to treat depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health challenges that people face. People often seek therapy to learn new ways to manage stress, anxiety or to overcome fears. Others want to improve their relationships, process grief or end obsessive thinking, addictive or destructive behaviours.

Commonly, clients set goals they want to work on in therapy and over the course of treatments, clients see a reduction in their symptoms that brought them into therapy in the first place. Clients also learn practical tools and skills to improve how they are functioning and to increase their emotional resiliency.

Effective therapy is evidence-based and draws on overlapping fields. Most therapists use a variety of different theories and modalities to help clients gain new insights and reach their goals. The therapist should be compassionate, supportive, and able to identify strengths that each client holds.

The therapist-client relationship is both dynamic and collaborative in nature. Together, they work on what the client wants to change. New techniques for managing stress and important insights are often learned during this journey together.

At the first session, the therapist will gain an overview of what concerns the client has and what they want to work on in therapy.  A treatment plan is formulated by the therapist and the next steps for treatment are discussed.

At Darou Wellness we have a Social Worker, Psychotherapist on the team with over 20 years of counselling experience who uses a wide range of training and theory to inform her practice; including:

  • Psychodynamic and attachment theory

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Developmental neuroscience,

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness techniques

  • Sound therapy

  • Solution-focused therapy

We also run stress reduction groups throughout the year.

Social workers are unique in the world of mental health professionals in that they are trained to consider the biological, psychological, social and sometimes spiritual factors that influence the development of the client.

Read Laura’s blog articles:

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What's Next? 

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Social work services are often covered under most Extended Health Care benefit plans but please check with your provider.

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