Referred with confidence by Health Care Professionals in our community.
Our team of experts have been recognized for their work in counselling.
All of our therapists are professional, experienced, and well trained.
As you may have heard before, stress is an unavoidable part of life. Throughout the years, studies have observed the effects of stress on our physical wellbeing. Many studies suggest that long-term stress increases the likelihood of individuals developing medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and reproductive disorders. Clinical research has offered a number of approaches or theories that could help individuals better cope with day-to-day stress/anxiety.
Our approach to stress management is to help individuals better understand each variable that may be influencing their difficulties. This includes an evaluation of their environment, thoughts, behaviours, and physical symptoms. Together, we work on developing a treatment plan that will help our clients find balance and ease. Our approach uses new techniques and theories from psychological and biological research, which includes (mindfulness, narrative, and cognitive behavioural therapy).
For more information on our program, please feel free to contact us at 416-999-3437 or fill out an appointment request form.
Seasonal Affective Disorder/Major Depressive Disorder With Seasonal Pattern
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or what is now called major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern (MADS), is a type of depressive episode that individuals describe experiencing during certain times of the year (majority of the cases occur during the fall or winter).
Individuals who report difficulties with SAD/MADS often describe feeling excessively tired, depressed, and irritable. Some other symptoms that individuals experience include difficulties concentrating, trouble sleeping, and muscle aches/pains.
According to Fiona Marschall and Peter Cheevers’ text, Positive Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder, light therapy combined with counselling is considered to be the most effective method for treating SAD/MADS symptoms. Marchall and Cheever’s suggest that SAD/MADS symptoms are thought to be caused by a biochemical imbalance in the brain (lack of serotonin). Research suggests that emotional stress during the winter months may trigger the depression associated with SAD/MAD.
If you’d like to find out more information about how our Vaughan or Maple counselling centre can help, please feel free to give us a call at 416-999-343 or fill out the appointment request form.
Phone Us - Telephone and Online Counselling
We recognize that there are barriers (accessibility and scheduling) that may prevent some of our clients from accessing our face-to-face counselling service. To address this need our staff have collectively decided to offer counselling services via telephone or skype (online).
Our treatment model over the telephone or skype is no different than our face-to-face model. We work together to create goals and develop a plan to help you meet them. Session by session we will monitor your progress to ensure that you are moving forward.
If you have any questions, and would like to schedule a time to speak with us, please feel free to call us at 416-999-3437.
We look forward to being a part of your success.
**Please Note** Counselling Services for York Region is NOT an emergency crisis line. If you are experiencing an emergency (feeling suicida), please go to your nearest emergency facility or call 911.
High School/College/University Preparation Counselling
Study Skills and Memorization
Many of us have grown up with the expectation to perform well in school. However, many of us haven’t been taught how to actually prepare ourselves to succeed academically. We’ve created a program to help you prepare for meeting your academic responsibilities.
Counselling specific to learning and memorization will teach you research based methods of improving your study skills and memorization techniques. We will work together to identify your areas of need and develop a strategy to help you meet your academic goals.
Our Vaughan and Maple counselling centres are here to help! For more information, please feel free to call us at 416-999-3437.
Our mission is to provide innovative, effective, and empirically supported counselling and educational services to individuals, couples, and families who experience mental/physical health issues and/or value personal growth and development.