Individuals, Couples & Families
12 years old - 18 years old
Written consent must be provided by all custodial parents or guardians in order for the individual to participate in therapy. A discussion with all parties will be initiated at the beginning of therapy to outline the agreed upon confidentiality arrangement between teen and parent(s).
Clients will be asked to sign an informed consent prior to the beginning of therapy. A high value is placed on confidentiality of the information shared. Every effort is made to ensure the protection of discussions in sessions. However, if during the course of therapy, information emerges regarding a client’s intent to harm themselves or another, or information regarding the abuse of children or persons in care, then there is a legal duty to report and thus confidentiality will be broken and the appropriate authorities will be informed. It is also possible that the courts might require disclosure of client records if they contain information related to legal proceedings. Under no other circumstance will information be release without the individual's knowledge and signed consent.
All couples sessions are conducted with both individuals in the couple present. Individual sessions are not engaged in as a part of couples therapy except where required for assessment purposes. If individual therapy sessions are warranted, an appropriate referral will be made for this specific purpose.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy is used to provide an evidence-based approach to working with couples. (www.gottman.com)
Marriage Prep (Pre-Marital Counselling)
This counselling is conducted over a 5 session series and typically occurs prior to marriage but can also occur in the context of long-term relationships or following the marriage date. Please see the Marriage Prep page for more detailed information.
All family sessions are conducted with all individuals in the family present. Individual therapy sessions are not engaged in as a part of family therapy unless where required for assessment purposes. If individual therapy sessions are warranted, an appropriate referral will be made for this specific purpose.
All members of a family are invited to participate in family therapy, however, dyads in need of intervention are also welcome to schedule family sessions (mother-daughter; parents-one child; etc.)