DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
DBT is most commonly known and used to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, however, can also be effective with a variety of mental health and addiction challenges.
CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
CBT is a common treatment used in therapy and has positive outcome and benefits when delivered properly.
MI (Motivational Interviewing)
MI is a complimentary approach to treatment models such as DBT and CBT and can be a strong tool for individuals and families when seeking solutions from within.
Stages Of Change
Stages of Change is a common model used by therapists when evaluating one's readiness to engage in addiction treatment. Stages of Change can be used with a wide variety of challenges, however, is paramount when assessing those struggling with addictions.
Trauma informed practice is a critical part of delivering a well-rounded and holistic approach to care. It helps to separate the person from the experience and treat the underlying symptoms, beliefs, and grief that people are often left with following a traumatic incident / chronic exposure to trauma.
Anti-oppressive practice includes having knowledge and awareness of her personal and professional privilege in our society. We are passionate about reducing barriers to treatment and accessing resources through implementing key aspects of AOP into our practices.
AOP recognizes the various imbalances in our society when it comes to gender, sexuality, religion, race, ethnicity and socioeconomical status. It aims to create an equal playing field.
Our Therapeutic Approaches to Treatment
Clinical Areas of Focus
(not limited to)
Trauma & PTSD
Grief & Loss
Sexual Behaviour Challenges & Offenders
Separation & Divorce
Family Dynamics & Conflict
First Responders & Front Line Workers
Our Core Values
Our experience enables us to offer high quality effective outpatient clinical and holistic care. We are committed to treating a number of mental health, addiction and concurrent disorders while ensuring best practices are in place. To ensure we are providing exceptional care we are dedicated to participating in ongoing training and learning opportunities. We adhere to the standards and policies outlined within the NBASW and CASW.
We view the individual as a whole and consider the internal and external factors that contribute to a person's challenges. We are dedicated to completing a thorough assessment prior to treatment to ensure all aspects of the individual are explored and considered. We offer additional support such as assisting with connecting individuals and families to other available supports and services or working in collaboration with other agencies and organizations when appropriate to do so.
We strongly believe that every person in need of mental health and/or addiction treatment should have equal opportunity to access services. Whether you are struggling with low income, concerned about stigma, mobility issues, hearing impaired, cognitively impaired, vision impaired, or simply unsure what to expect and are hesitant to reach out for assistance, we are prepared to meet you where you are at. We will do our best to accommodate your unique individual needs. Our Clinic is wheelchair accessible.
Just like you, we too are human. We do not have all of the answers to every question. We have limitations and know the importance of being aware of these limitations in order to prevent malpractice or harm during treatment. If we are unsure of something, we will be open and honest with you. We will work in collaboration with you, other dedicated professionals and community agencies (when appropriate and if you provide consent for us to do so) to ensure your therapeutic needs are being met.
The relationship between a therapist and client is privileged and should be treated as such. Your personal health information will remain confidential unless a disclosure of imminent danger or risk to you or others occurs during treatment.
We care deeply about our community and the well-being of all people in the community. We are dedicated to offering unique and creative services such as virtual support groups, skills groups, and connecting with other agencies.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and projects our clinic will be participating in to better serve our community!
The protection of your health information is our obligation. Your information will not be shared outside of our clinic unless a disclosure of imminent danger to yourself or someone else has been made. We are legally mandated to report these kinds of disclosures to the proper authority.
Our clinic prides itself in offering a high standard of care to clients. Our staff are highly experienced, trained and skilled in their chosen field of practice. Our Therapists do not practice outside of their scope or knowledge base and will assist with connecting you to appropriate services or programs when needed.
We require a 24 hour minimum cancellation. If you are unable to provide the required notice you may be responsible for paying the full amount of the session missed. If an emergency prevents you from contacting our office, accommodations can be made in these cases.