Depression - Everyone experiences brief periods of feeling sad that are typical of fluctuating moods and environmental factors beyond our control. Depressive symptoms are different in that they last longer, are more intense and lend themselves to impairment of ones day to day functioning from mild to severe levels. These impairments may impact one’s personal and or professional life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) provides the skills to alter thinking patterns that contribute to depressive symptoms. CBT has the most published research regarding the long-term efficacy for individuals to stay undepressed and experience fewer relapses of individual treated with antidepressant medication alone (Burns, 1999).
Anxiety - Anxiety is a universal emotion that is experienced by everyone although it may manifest itself very differently in individuals. Anxiety is actually very helpful when we are able to control it and make it work positively for us. When it’s controlling us instead of us managing the anxiety it can be very problematic and interfere with our lives. The most effective treatment for managing ones anxiety is grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy to help you manage the anxiety and take your life back.
Trauma - Trauma related symptoms typically manifest in one of two ways; 1) as a result of Adverse Child Experiences that interfere with typical stages of developmental growth or 2) as a result of exposure to a direct or indirect threat to ones sense of safety. Trauma Informed Treatment requires an accurate assessment and treatment plan specific to the client’s needs and based on empirical research and specialized training. Jan provides services for individuals who experience trauma related symptoms that are a result of childhood developmental experiences or related to incidents in adulthood including sexual abuse.
Stress - Individuals can experience a myriad of stressors that can be identified as both positive and or negative. Getting married, starting a new job/career, having a baby are positive stressors that people often experience confusion over why they are stressed when they ‘should’ be happy. Financial issues, legal problem, relationship breakdown, work stress are more common examples of negative stress that people are familiar with. Childhood exposure to stressful situations occurs over a continuum of positive stress responses, tolerable stress responses to toxic stress responses that can disrupt the brain architecture and increase the risk of long-term disease and cognitive impairment. Reducing stress levels and changing ones response to stress are important factors in healthy stress management.
Relationship Concerns - All humans are unique with their individual strengths and differences. What everyone shares the innate desire to belong, feel connected and interdependence which allows for secure attachments and the ability to go out and explore the world knowing you have a safe base to return to. Every individual contributes to the patterns they establish in their relationships. These patterns create a cycle that can become off balance at times and requires effort to return to your desired connection. Conflict is a normal part of all relationships however integrating healthy conflict resolution strategies can be challenging. While you can’t control others or the situation, you can learn how you can manage your response to situations that are beyond your control.
Career Decisions - Occupational stress, psychological strain and coping resources can impact ones professional and personal life. Career counseling may help an employee to either adjust to the present situation or change to a more appropriate position. There are a variety of career, personality, coping and conflict style assessment tools that can provide you with guidance in your career aspiraitons.
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Depression, anxiety, trauma and stress are impairments which may impact one’s personal and or professional life.
Jan provides services for individuals who experience any of these impairments thru methods such as
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that provide the skills to alter thinking patterns that contribute to symptoms.
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Jan integrates EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) along with Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy,
Family Systems and communication skills. Jan provides services to assist and promote healthy relationships for couples,
parent and child, extended family, blended family, and step parents.
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Jan has completed extensive multi-faceted professional development in this area completing her Masters of Social Work Case
Study on the Implications of High Conflict Divorce on Children and Families. Jan can assist in developing a parenting plan that
meets your best interests, as well as the best interests of your children and that of your family.
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Mediation is a facilitative, interest-based process that assists individual in resolving their differences and attaining mutual
satisfactory solutions. The Mediation process allows for the individuals to have more control over the outcome as opposed to litigation
which puts the decision making into the hands of others not familiar with your situation.
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