Individual Therapy

“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t
mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.”

– Lisa Olivera

Individual therapy is appropriate for persons experiencing challenges with their mental health, for clients facing interpersonal difficulties that may benefit from personal change, for those looking to deepen their understanding of themselves and others, and for persons interested in self-improvement. At the outset of therapy, your therapist will try to understand your concerns and goals, and any obstacles you have faced in attempting to reach them. They will then work with you to develop a plan to address your concerns or work towards your goals at a pace that feels appropriate for you and in a manner that is well suited to your needs and learning style. Our clinicians are trained in several evidence-based models of therapy and will draw on these approaches and strategies flexibly to guide you on your journey towards greater health.

Goals or concerns frequently addressed in individual therapy:

  • Self-exploration and understanding
  • Stress, burnout and resilience
  • Support through important life transitions
  • Communication and assertiveness
  • Relationship health, challenges and uncertainty
  • Family conflict
  • Caregiver burden
  • Anxiety (generalized worry, social and performance anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, phobias, illness anxiety)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Low mood, depression
  • Complex Mental Illness
  • Self-criticism, self-esteem and self-worth
  • Perfectionism
  • Emotion awareness and regulation
  • Problematic emotions (e.g., anger, shame, guilt)
  • Problematic or impulsive behaviours
  • Challenges with attention and memory

Curious to learn more?

Feel free to review our Frequently Asked Questions or to contact us directly. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.