You may be seeking services for yourself or a loved one. An increased sense of hope and peace related to the distress of the situation is our first priority. There are many reasons why people seek counselling and psychological services. These can relate to a wide variety of symptoms, some of which are similar across the lifespan and others that differ depending on age and level of development. Yet, specific events and experiences can also precipitate a visit to a counsellor or psychologist. These can include, but are not limited to, experiences in our upbringing, school, relationships, work, marriage, parenting, grief/loss, illness/injury, divorce, remarriage, blended families, retirement, and aging. In some situations, a precipitating event may not be clear and in other situations people may just feel that there is something missing in their lives.

It is the therapist’s job to gather a wide variety of information about the individual and their situation in order to help piece together what is going on, what is going to help, and what is needed to develop a personalized plan. A personalized plan includes mutually agreed upon goals and interventions that are developed with a specific timeline in mind. In order to meet these goals, it is also the therapist’s job, with the help of the client, to continually re-assess progress towards these goals and to help develop new ones when appropriate.

  • What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling of some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.

    – Victor E. Frankl

  • Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.

    – Victor E. Frankl

  • The most beautiful people we have known are those who have know defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

  • When we love, we strive to be better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

    – Paulo Coelho

  • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes, on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day,  listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

    – John Lubbock


  • I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

    – Henry David Thoreau

  • We will find that kindness is a way of making less effort. It is the most economic attitude there is, because it saves us much energy that we might otherwise waste in suspicion, worry, resentment, manipulation, or unnecessary defense. It is an attitude that, by eliminating the inessential, brings us back to the simplicity of being.

    – Piero Ferrucci

  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? … Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

    – Marianne Williamson