The weight of mental health issues is real—but hope is, too. If you feel like you’re drowning, we’re honoured to be your lifeline. It’s time to come up for air.
Forget years of therapy that feels more like a hamster wheel. The sooner we can help you transform your life, the better we’ve done our jobs. We specialize in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) because they’re the fastest route between you and healing, but each therapist in our practice brings their own unique skill set.
What makes therapy effective? Results. Pulling you out of the deep end and into shallow waters, where you can stand on your own two feet.
Originally for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, today DBT is our go-to modality for treating a range of conditions, from everyday stress to addiction. “Dialectical” refers to things that seem like opposites but can, in fact, both be true—like acceptance and change. In DBT, you learn the skills you need to find “The Middle Path” between these opposites, change your behaviour, and build a life worth living—whatever that looks like to you.
ART is a transformative therapy that can help clients accelerate their recovery from life’s most traumatic events. Working directly with the subconscious, ART reprograms the way in which distressing memories are stored in the brain, so they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions, like the flight-or-fight response. From grief and depression to PTSD, OCD and phobias, ART can accelerate healing from some of life’s more difficult experiences.
Our DBT Skills Group enables you to access the transformative knowledge and skills of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in a safe and supportive group setting. We’ll focus less on talk therapy and more on the practical how-to of managing your thoughts and emotions.
Seeking the privacy and expertise of a private practice and professional therapist? Our one-to-one therapy sessions will focus on you—your story, struggles and needs. We’ll personalize a therapeutic plan to take you from therapy to thriving as soon as possible.
We know not everyone can afford one-to-one therapy—and that’s okay. Our DBT Skills Group offers the same life-changing skills we teach with our private clients; it can be accessed as an affordable alternative—or a complement—to private therapy.
Your initial appointment is where our homework starts: Asking you questions about your life experiences, we’ll know where to start with your therapy.
On your consultation call, you’ll meet our founder, Dawn. She’ll ask you a handful of questions to match you with the best therapist for your needs.
We get it: Starting therapy can feel intimidating. Book a free, no-commitment consultation to learn more about us and decide if we’re the therapists for you.
At your first appointment, expect a safe space and compassionate conversation. We’ll ask you questions about your past and present; the first session is all about getting to know you, your story and struggles, so we can personalize a treatment plan to your needs, whether that’s DBT, CBT or trauma therapy. And we’ll teach you one or two skills to help you start managing your mental health now—no waiting for your next appointment.
Sweating. Heart pounding. Nausea. We know how nerve-wracking the first therapy appointment can feel for some clients. Know you’re not alone. Vulnerability is rarely comfortable for any of us—therapists included.