Touchstone Counselling and Consulting, Linda McFalls, LCSW, MSW, RSW, 780 488 4960 or 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 onto a happier more contented fulfilled selves/souls. Much evidence exists that mental health is 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 – Stability of mental health symptoms / diagnosis. One in five individuals will now be diagnosed with a mental health issue, including depression, phobias, anxiety, obsessive compulsive and conduct disorders.
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 results in improved relationships! 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 their past and their present in order to be joyful about their future.
Second, to work with clients so that we collectively work through those 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.