Prior to beginning treatment, it is important to gain an understanding of your unique life circumstances and your goals. Treatment wraps around your life story, values, and preferences and, in conjunction with your clinician’s expertise, provides the direction for your healing journey.
There are multiple treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology, to name but a few. The one that will best suit your needs will depend on the reason why you come to therapy. In recognition that you are the expert in your own experience, all treatment modalities involve collaboration, and all involve the application and practice of strategies discussed or coached in session to your everyday life. This is commonly known as ‘homework’, and it is the means by which you can see the effectiveness of therapy in your personal life.
Client Ages & Populations
Psychologists, Social Workers, and Psychotherapists work with a range of client populations. These are as follows:
Dr. Gwen Jenkins, Clinical Psychologist: is licensed to work with children, adolescents, and adults. However, because of the potential for a conflict of interest with her work in the Child and Youth Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, her private practice is restricted to adults.
Lisa Harripersad, Clinical Social Worker: works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Barbara Tos, Registered Social Worker: works with adolescents, adults, couples and families
Cheri Szotyori, Psychotherapist: works with adolescents and adults.
We assess and treat a range of concerns and injuries, including:
Post traumatic Stress Disorder
Attachment problems and childhood trauma
Separation and Divorce
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Grief and Loss