Suzanne utilizes a number of approaches which are tailored to meet the individual needs of the client. Some of the techniques used include art therapy, mindfulness training, psychodynamic therapy. Each technique is from a point of curiosity, one that allows the client to freely express and understand themselves. In collaboration with the client, Suzanne will help them to work through the challenges presented in issues such as trauma, abuse, and grief.
- Services Provided
• Grief and loss
• Separation and/or divorce
• Serious illness of a family member
• Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual)
• Domestic violence
• Poor self-esteem
• Difficulty adjusting to a change including moving, starting a new school or birth of a sibling
• A frightening or traumatic experience
- Gottman Seven Priniciples of a Successful Relationship – providing Psycho-educational workshops for couples
Suzanne also offers short term crisis intervention. When working with children she provides hands-on activities which are powerful yet simple ways for children to express themselves and learn skills to help them cope.
How To Explain the Assessment To Your Child
Often times, caregivers struggle with explaining what counselling or the assessment is about. It may be helpful to let your child that he/she will be meeting with someone who supports and helps children to cope with stressful or difficult events. Reassuring your child it will be a safe place to talk about their thoughts and feelings may make them feel less anxious.
Mindfulness is integrated into Suzanne’s practice, allowing clients to respond to life’s pressures in a “calmer” manner that benefits our heart, head and body. This awareness allows individuals to be fully present in life and improve the quality of life. By nurturing individual’s awareness and strength, they are better able to understand themselves and draw from their strengths.
Suzanne has found that helping her clients to best understand their issues and to make the issues more tangible, she has been successful having them be in control of the issue instead of the issue being in control of them.