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Our Edmonton Therapy & Counseling Services
Below, you will find more in-depth information about the different areas of concerns that we can assist you or your child with.
Please feel free to read one or all of the articles below that interest you.
When reading, if any areas of concern resonate with you or remind you of what you are struggling with and you would like some professional support, please contact us and we can discuss how we may be able to help you.
Online Therapy / Tele-Psychology Services
Sometimes it is not always feasible to travel to a therapist’s office to access mental health support.
This can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from:
- Limited access to transportation
- Living in a remote area
- Becoming sick and not wanting to share your germs
This is especially true in more recent times with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the recommendation for social isolation and/or quarantine.
With the power of the internet and the use of encrypted and secure platforms that are HIPPA compliant, therapists and clients can “meet” online for their sessions and still obtain an “in-person” feel to their appointments. Tele-psychology is not new, and with the right preparations, many clients settle in to their online session within the first 5-10 minutes, often not noticing the online environment.
If you would like to read more about Online Therapy / Tele-Psychology Services, click here.
Have you experienced something that shocked and overwhelmed you and now you are finding it difficult to get past?
Do you feel constantly on edge and can no longer relax? Is it hard for you to enjoy the good things that now occur in your life? Do you feel like you are going completely "crazy"?
Do you wonder if you have been traumatized and have no idea what to do about it?
If you would like help in getting past what has happened to you, call us for a consultation or appointment.
If you would like to read more about trauma first, click here.
Do you have feelings are guilt, shame, or self-disgust. Are you feeling unmotivated, down, hopeless, and/or worthless? Are you wondering if you have depression? Are you feeling suicidal?
There is help! – Through our West side clinic, we offer counselling for people who want to feel better and end their struggle with depression.
If you would like to read more before you contact us, click here.
Do you wonder if you have bipolar or what it means now that you have been diagnosed? Are you wondering what this means for you and the rest of your life? Do you feel defeated by the rollercoaster experience that bipolar can create? Are you struggling with knowing how to fix some of the things that happened while you were not healthy?
Or perhaps you are a loved one, struggling with knowing how to help someone who has bipolar? Feeling confused about what is actually helpful and what the difference is between supporting him or her and still taking care of yourself? Perhaps you also feel overwhelmed at the diagnosis and do not really understand what it is or what can be done to manage it.
Both of you may also be wondering how family or other loved ones can be involved so that a strong support team can be developed, while also making sure the person who has bipolar maintains personal rights and privacy?
If these questions sound similar and you would like to learn more, then click here to gain access to several brief videos from our Bipolar Video Series. These videos discuss various topics on bipolar and topics which previous clients have asked about.
Insomnia & Sleep Difficulties
Have you been experiencing sleep difficulties and finding it hard to either fall asleep or stay asleep?
Do you find yourself ready to fall asleep during the day or in the evening, with eyes wanting to close, to only go to bed and then instantly feel awake or restless?
Do you toss and turn in bed with an attempt to try and get some sleep but nothing seems to work?
Do these sleep difficulties make you feel like your sleep is rarely rejuvenating and you wake up feeling sluggish and lacking energy?
Do you feel like these sleep difficulties are beginning to negatively impact how you function and are noticing the impact at work or with family and friends?
Do you worry that these sleep difficulties may never go away?
If you would like help in addressing these concerns and with improving your sleep, call us for a consultation or appointment.
If you would like to read more about insomnia and sleep treatment first, click here.
MVA Injury – Psychological Treatment
Have you been in a Motor Vehicle Accident and are now finding it difficult to drive with confidence? To feel safe when driving or as a passenger?
Are you finding that you go to great lengths to avoid driving or to arrange all your errands to reduce the number of times you have to be in a vehicle?
Do you find yourself thinking about the MVA all the time or having nightmares about the MVA?
Do you find yourself struggling with difficult emotions since the MVA such as anxiety, regret, anger, or even a lack of emotion?
Are you wishing you could get back to your previous level of functioning and put the MVA and all related symptoms in your past so you can move forward?
If you would like help in addressing these concerns and with moving past your MVA, call us for a consultation or appointment.
If you would like to read more about MVA Injury Treatment first, click here.
Support Groups in Edmonton
Trauma Recovery Support Groups
This group will focus on helping you find a sense of calm, lower your level of distress, and help you learn how to bring down the intensity of your memories so they have less power over you.
Bipolar Support Groups
We also run Bipolar Support Groups within the Edmonton area. If you are interested in meeting with other people who are living with bipolar, get information on group dates and location here:
Help For Parents
Meet Samantha Pekh
Help your kids feel more comfortable meeting me by viewing this short video introduction that will give you an idea of who I am and what I am like.
In this short video, I speak directly to kids and teens and briefly go over some of the reasons they may decide they want to see a therapist.