Children | Adolescents | Adults
- Adoption Issues
- Attachment Disorders
- Cutting + Self Harm
- Developmental Delays
- Divorce + Custody Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Psychosomatic Disorder
- Relational Difficulties
- Relational Difficulties
- Self Esteem
- Sexuality Issues
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Clinical Supervisor to students and registered psychotherapists.
465 Davis Drive, Suite 302A
New Market, ON L3Y 7T9
Barrie Office Address:
Mary Street Psychotherapy Centre,
63 Mary St. Barrie L4N 1T2
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Tel: (905) 717-7035
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Psychotherapy is an evidence based treatment modality proven to be an effective tool to treat the emotional disorders
of children and adolescents and adults. Psychotherapy is a collaborative individual therapeutic process to assess
difficulties and symptoms, challenge thinking patterns and change maladaptive behaviour.
The goal of all psychotherapy is to help individuals overcome their difficulties in day-to-day life so they can
live fuller, happier, more creative and satisfying lives.
I have had over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents and parents. Working therapeutically with parents and young adults lead to an interest in and further training in adult psychotherapy.
"Emotional intelligence: The ability to understand and manage feelings. It is the foundation for all
other success skills, including self-discipline, self-advocacy, learning, working and forming healthy relationships."
Parents, Infants & Toddlers
Parents may be concerned about feeding difficulties, temper tantrums or delays in normal development
or may be worried about their own capacity to meet their infant's needs. Working together in psychotherapy can address
issues such as understanding one another, facilitate communications and help build, restore or maintain a secure attachment bond.
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
The sign of your child or adolescent's emotional distress is often evident in their behaviour.
Parents may notice an unexplained change in their child's/teen's behaviour - problems with mood, sleep, appetite, aggressive
behaviour, social or academic functioning. Often these problems are the result of emotional distress and may interfere with
a child's development.
Adverse events may also cause emotional distress: the death of a family member or friend; major illness
in the family; divorce; a move; abuse; trauma; or school stresses such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure.
In psychotherapy, thinking and talking with a therapist helps children/adolescents to make sense of and understand their
troubled thoughts and feelings.
Goals for therapy may be specific such as addressing a significant life event, changes in behaviour, improved
relations with family or friends, or more general such as less anxiety or better self-esteem.
The overall goal of psychotherapy is to enhance or restore your child's emotional and social well being and
capacity to learn.
Individuals seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons. Often they are struggling with depression,
stress, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, loss, relationships difficulties, low self esteem, lack of confidence, life
transitions, family and/or work related difficulties, self destructive or other destructive behaviours. These troubling
issues could be related to current life circumstances or arise from past or early life trauma. Other people seek
psychotherapy as a means to expand their desire to grow, develop their potential and explore greater meaning in their lives.