Behaviour Matters

Young Adults and Parent Services

Individual Counselling Sessions

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing behavioural issues, depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

Family Counselling Sessions

Family Therapy enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.

Family Therapy aims to be:

  • Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in people’s lives
  • Recognize and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
  • Work in partnership ‘with’ families and others, not ‘on’ them
  • Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
  • Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.

Skype/Phone Counselling Sessions

If coming into the office is difficult, we provide Skype and phone options for your convenience.

Programs & Workshops:

Positive Parenting

Our Positive Parenting program teaches parents about their individual parenting styles, triggers and how to be self-reflective and aware of the behaviors they are modeling. Once you understand who you are as a parent, we then work through many of the issues parents face today and provide strategies and tools to smoothly navigate through parenthood.

Defeating Defiance

This 10 week program helps parents learn to understand and deal with defiance. In this interactive online course we explore and address the dreaded power struggle, the desire to yell out of sheer frustration, disciple, positive reinforcement, school and family support options and strategies, obstacles and how to achieve long term success.

Alienate Anxiety (CBT)

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety group is designed to help participants learn strategies and techniques to cope with anxiety in an effective and lasting way. This 8 week program is led by a certified CBT Therapist and helps to increase awareness between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as well as develop healthy coping strategies. Through discussions interactive activities, and home assignments participants will learn new ways to challenge anxious thoughts, unhelpful thinking patterns, build problem solving skills, and establish new ways of thinking.