It has never been easy being a teenager and today's teens are faced with a constant flow of information, situations and experiences that may be confusing and stressful. Adolescence is a time of starting to figure out who you are and getting comfortable with that, as well as gaining some independence from parents/ caregivers through making more independent choices and living with the consequences of those choices. At Thrive, a safe space is provided for teens to feel comfortable to talk about and work through tough emotions and confusing thoughts. New skills can be gained as well as a new outlook on life. Parents/ guardians are included whenever possible though there is a balance sought that honours a teen's need for privacy and independence.
Individual therapy can help to improve a wide array of issues that are getting in the way of your quality of life. Stress; anxiety and depression; other mental health concerns; work-related issues; family stress; grief and loss; separation and divorce; self-esteem; addiction issues; unresolved emotional issues; and trauma issues are just some of the areas that can be improved upon through individual counselling. Individual sessions can also enhance a person's desire for personal growth or to help make life-enhancing decisions.
The fact is relationships can be tough. Most couples will hit rough patches in their relationships and sometimes they need help to repair broken trust, heal wounds, and build a stronger, more supportive relationship. At Thrive, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is offered. This type of therapy is a structured therapy that has been proven to be highly effective in helping couples find satisfaction in their relationships and strengthen their attachment bond. For more information about this type of therapy please read http://www.iceeft.com/index.php/about-us/what-is-eft
Emotional trauma refers to the lasting impact that scary, distressing or invalidating events have on a person. There can be many confusing and debilitating symptoms that occur after experiencing such events, to include sleep disturbances, overwhelming feelings, numbness, panic, discomfort in unfamiliar places or around large groups of people, jumpiness, irritability, and many others. At Thrive all services are provided through a trauma informed lens, which means services put your experience and your needs first and you get choice in everything we do together. We understand how trauma can impact a person, which includes physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually. Safety and connection are the bases of all therapeutic work we will do together. EMDR therapy, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing therapy are available to specifically address the needs of a person who is experiencing post trauma symptoms. Services can be provided whether a person has a diagnosis of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or not.
.Family therapy is a type of therapy that allows family members to participate in the process of sharing and listening to each other. It can be very useful in improving relationships, shifting behaviours and allowing communication to be more meaningful and productive. Thrive offers Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, which is a therapy that strengthens attachment bonds between parent and child, including families with adult children.
Thrive supports the view that therapy support should be accessible to all who need it. Thrive offers practicum opportunities to Master-level clinical counselling students and social work students, who offer a no cost/ low-cost therapy clinic where clients can receive affordable therapy services. In accordance with Yorkville University's intern policies, this service is available to people 10 years of age and older. We are not currently offering a student clinic. We will be welcoming an MSW intern to our team in September 2022.