Adults (and Parents) – Therapy and Workshops

Touchstone Counselling and Consulting, Linda McFalls, LCSW, MSW, RSW,  780 996 7655

It isn’t necessary to stay stuck in painful or challenging circumstances.  Therapy provides an opportunity to address difficult situations and move towards peace with self and others.  more Evidence exists that mental health may be a result of trauma (see the work of  Gabor Mate’, physician and author of ADHD Scattered Minds and Hold onto your Kids).

Counselling/therapy is available or customized workshops can be designed for particular staff or parent groups to assist parents in resolving past trauma’s that may be interfering with present functioning and parenting. 

Trauma (past or present) – A traumatic event involves a single experience, or an enduring or repeating event or events, that completely overwhelm the individual’s ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved with that experience.

Typical causes and dangers of physical or psychological trauma are harassment, physical, sexual abuse, employment discrimination, bullying, domestic violence, being the victim of an alcoholic parent, particularly in childhood and life-threatening medical conditions. Catastrophic events such as death, (accidental or otherwise), severe storms, war or other mass violence can also cause psychological trauma. Long-term exposures to situations such as extreme poverty or emotional abuse are all triggers of trauma.

Workplace Challenges or Issues:  – improving workplaces through team building, resolution of workplace conflict and improving collaboration.

Emotions Regulation – Anger, anxiety, self-deficits, depression, aggression and emotional extremes.

Mental Health Management –  Identify symptoms that are impacting emotional health and wellness.  One in five individuals will be diagnosed with a mental health issue, including depression, phobias, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and conduct disorders.

780 996 7655 West and South Central Edmonton
780 996 7655, 10042 116 St. Edmonton, Ab
Touchstonecounselling@shaw.ca. (co-located with MJB Psych.)

Life Transitions Counseling – Life change/transitions such as marriage, birth of child, mid-life crisis, retirement, parenthood, job or career transitions, death of loved one, divorce, accident, serious illness, etc. are all events that often result in a period of time that require some substantial changes that require shifts in our emotions, thinking and lives.

Therapy offers the opportunity to improve communication skills which may result in improved relationships with partner and/or others! Hence, as we work through complex issues, beliefs, feelings and thoughts, these skills are further enhanced both verbally and non-verbally.

  • Communicate in conflict
  • Emotional regulation
  • Responding to defensiveness
  • Handling rage
  • Develop skill to show support when others are managing difficult situations or emotions

Single Session Therapy – Assist an individual to consider all aspects of a difficult decision. (Critical Thinking)

Parenting – parent coaching and support is also available as we parent in this complex world and wonder about good parenting practices.

Goals in Treatment – To work with individuals, children, and families and to assist these individuals to communicate in a clear manner that leads to integration of the past and their present in order to be joyful about their future.

Second, to work with clients so to collectively work through difficult situations, thoughts, and emotions so that these thoughts are no longer impacting your thinking, feelings or day-to-day functioning.  These are my goals for you in therapy.