Therapy services

Providing real change with specific strategies.

Your therapy, either in-person or virtually, will give you a safe space to be vulnerable, to be honest, to figure out why and how you got to where you did, and ultimately figure out what to do about it. There are real reasons to explain your symptoms, your challenges, your conflicts, and why you are sabotaging or underperforming in your life; at school, at work, with friends, with family, with your partner and there are real steps to take towards change.

Our job is to facilitate a process for you that is personal and effective towards healing from the past pain, building here-and-now strategies to reduce reactions that are working against you, and ensuring you have the tools towards reaching the goals that are important to you. We work with your strengths and resilience to not only recover but also give you reliable techniques to begin using now with psychotherapy.

The availability and partnership we have with Psychotherapy Matters is also an important aspect to our practice since we can integrate psychiatric consultations for our clients so they can avoid long waiting lists. 

Types of psychotherapy

01.

Individual therapy

With optimal care, we will guide you towards tackling your suffering through a personalized Cognitive Restructuring Program (CBT), consider dialectical behavioural components to build resilience and emotional regulation (DBT), and repair the deeper wounds. Psychiatric consultations available

02.

Couples therapy

We build on individual strategies that are directly supported by the partners to ensure that each is doing what they need to take care of themselves AND be part of a healthier relationship.
03.

Family therapy

You will gain strategies to be assertive with family members, heal from any relevant past hurts, and build healthy communication to ensure the family can move forward in a positive and
healthy way.
04.

Child & teen therapy

Gentle, but effective non-pathological narrative, externalization and child and teen adapted Cognitive Behavioural approaches are provided to ensure the child is empowered to develop specific strategies to overcome their struggles.

Areas of specialization

  • Addiction¬†
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Behaviour
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Conflict
  • Depression
  • Depression (Mood)
  • Depressive Personality
  • Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety DisorderGrief
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Interpersonal TraumaIntimacy Issues
  • Learning Disorders
  • Male Erectile Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parent/Child Conflicts
  • Parenting
  • Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
  • PerfectionismPersonality Disorders
  • PhobiasPost-Partum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • School Attendance and Performance
  • School AvoidanceSchool Problems
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Separation
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Sexual Dependencies
  • Sexual Intrusion
  • Sexual Offending
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Somatization Disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Teenagers
01.

Anxiety

Treatment plans to prevent anxiety/panic attacks and reduce generalized anxiety by targeting catastrophic thinking patterns while addressing deeper pain related to control and self-worth.

02.

Depression

Treat reactive, clinical, covert male, complicated grief and treatment-resistant depression with an approach of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), emotional regulation, and specific grief tools, while repairing deeper trauma, loss, and broken self-worth.

03.

Anger

Anger management programs are customized to address the over or under-controlling of anger and underlying issues of lost control, disempowerment, self-worth, and chronic exposure to stress.

04.

Trauma

Trauma-informed therapy addresses here-and-now strategies to manage triggers causing hyperarousal, hyper avoidance, and intrusive thought symptoms as well as a deeper repair of the trauma(s) with an emotionally focussed approach.

05.

Grief

Specialized tools and therapeutic exercises to ground the grief to facilitate greater understanding, expression and integration of the loss to reduce the risk of depression, anger and/or repetitive unhealthy patterns.

06.

Addiction

Addiction-specific assessments for alcohol, drugs, food, eating disorders, sex, internet, and gambling towards developing and mastering relapse prevention plans for abstinence or harm reduction.

07.

Chronic pain/illness

Dedicated to helping those with chronic pain and illness with specialized self care management, trigger management, grief and mindfulness programs to reduce pain, slow progression of illness and optimize daily and life functioning.

08.

Relationship conflicts

Programs for intra and extra-familial relationship stress include conflicts, enmeshment, separation, and divorce. We prevent pain or an unnecessary break, by strengthening the relationships with specialized trust, communication, CBT, co-parenting, and grief therapeutic exercises.

"I am passionate about the therapy KG & Associates offers. It has been my life calling to dig with deep intensity to recover pain and utilize strengths that show us how to repair. Even when we want and need to change, we too easily get in our own way. We create accountable therapy plans to help you get out of your way. Apparently we need 7 BIG reminders of the negative problems and patterns before we 'wake up'. Our job is to capitalize on that wake up and get you moving towards the life you deserve."

Karen Goslin

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