EMDR Trauma Reprocessing Counselling
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. Ongoing research supports positive clinical outcomes showing EMDR therapy as a helpful treatment for mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, and other distressing life experiences.
CALM: Calm Anxiety Life Management Program
The CALM – Calm Anxiety Life Management Program sets the foundation for long-term anxiety management improvements. This structured, counseling and nutritional support program will get you focused and set you on the path for improved mental health management for you and your family. You will leave the CALM program equipped with practical ways to build on your anxiety management skills, with a heightened knowledge of yourself, and with the motivation to keep moving forward.
Empowered Parents (formally Feeding Futures) is the brainchild of Holistic Nutritionist and Social Worker Laurie Pinhorn and Holistic Family Interventionist Lisa Pinhorn. Each day we support and teach families how holistic health impacts childhood anxiety, autism, ADHD, OCD and trauma treatments in our children. Through years of research and practice, Lisa and Laurie have created a hands-on, family-focused, child-directed, and highly motivational approach to therapies.
CALMer Kids Therapeutic Parenting Program
This program has six modules of video-based learning and six hours of individualized therapeutic family-centred support sessions. During the CALMer Kids program, we will show you how to move away from heightened family reactions towards more emotionally regulated responses. As a parent/caregiver, you are the biggest and most powerful therapeutic tool for your child. Why? Well, and most importantly, you are there for the high and low emotions. You are there for the daily struggles and celebrations. That results in many, possibly hundreds of opportunities in the run of a day to practice new and neurologically calming activities with your children.
Anxious Adolescents — Empowered Parents
Of all the counselling services I provide, one of my favorites is working with adolescents and their families. I have been working with adolescents who are living with mental health concerns and emotional regulation issues for about 25 years. The developmental period of adolescence starts at about age 9 (pre-adolescence) and runs right up to the time that we are about 25 years old (late adolescence). Some places in the world define adolescence from ages 12 to 24. No matter how we want to allocate the periods, this is a long time! That is why patience and persistence are essential when living with and counselling young people.