Providing comprehensive mental health services for 14 to 30-year-olds.
Counselling Services are Online Only. Serving the GTA, including North York, Toronto, Maple, Thornhill and Surrounding Areas
Hello, and thank you for visiting my site. I am a registered Social Worker with over 20 years of professional experience working in school boards, hospitals, and community-based organizations, specializing in adolescent and young adult mental health therapy.
In our rapidly changing world, adolescents and young adults need support and resources to better their mental health more than ever. I am dedicated to promoting and supporting adolescents and young adults' mental health and well-being by offering a safe and professional "virtual" space to navigate the many challenges and changes during these life stages.
Transitioning to high-school, pursuing post-secondary education, entering the workforce and developing meaningful relationships are some of the changes that can be an exciting time for many young people. But it can also be a time of stress and trigger significant feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and depression. While it is quite normal to feel stress, anxiety, fear, loneliness or sadness, when these feelings interfere with your ability to concentrate, sleep, connect with your friends or family, it may be time to reach out for help.
Whether you are struggling with a mental health disorder, like anxiety or depression, or need some support and guidance to cope with academic stress, navigate relationships, explore your sexuality or grieve a loss, sometimes, even just a few therapy sessions can make a big difference to your overall well-being.
It's important to learn how to cope with and better handle the stresses that you may face throughout this time in your life. Learning how to manage anxiety, depression or other overwhelming emotions can help you build resilience, self-confidence and an overall sense of well-being.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a brief form of therapy (approximately 12 sessions) that has been proven to help adolescents and young adults understand the connections between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Through this understanding, clients can alter these connections and better manage emotions such as panic, social anxiety, depression, and stress.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) focuses on helping young people identify challenges in their inter-personal relationships and attachments while providing them with a safe and caring space to set their own treatment goals, such as improving friendships and communication with others. Clients learn how to manage relationship conflicts and challenges in their lives and learn to identify what healthy relationships mean to them.
Dialectical Behavior Skills Training (DBT-S) can help youth and young adults who have difficulties regulating their emotions, like anger, jealousy, and worry, leading to unhealthy coping skills (substance use, self-harm, peer conflict). These skills can improve your mental health and help you learn to be less judgmental and more accepting and flexible in your thinking ways.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps teens and young adults address their mental health challenges by focusing their energies on the things that matter in their lives. The purpose of ACT is to encourage positive behaviours while simultaneously teaching individuals to cope with and overcome any unpleasant thoughts and feelings.