Assist each client to progress from "trauma to triumph" and achieve effective personal growth that will allow them to reach their maximum level of functional ability within their chosen environment.
My counselling process consists of a holistic approach which ensures that I am working with individuals according to their style, preference and capabilities. This can range from basic level health teaching in specific areas such as developing:
The in-depth level is more sophisticated and is related to personal self evaluation where a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches are used such as blending cognitive behavioural techniques. These processes will help you achieve successful lifestyle choices.
My personal desire and drive to grow professionally has lead me to augment my skills with continuing education and intensive training in a variety of therapeutic modalities and counselling strategies which include more complex mental health issues such as:
These modalities and counseling strategies have made me a better therapist and helps me to continue my life's passion working with so many wonderful clients helping them achieve there full potential. I look forward to working and growing with all my clients.
I am required to be registered with my Professional College. The College is the regulating body for my profession and has been established by the Provincial Government to monitor the practice of all registrants. This protects you, the client, by ensuring that I provide counselling which is ethical and follows professional guidelines according to the standards of my profession.
You may contact me directly or by Physician referral.
It has been quite a journey for myself since introducing the Growth Group to Simcoe County.
As a parent and Academic Professional, I have made it my life passion to explore the many types of treatments that are available and have been extremely fortunate to be able to connect with some of the best psychologists and doctors in the province of Ontario which makes me feel that I can provide to my client family the treatment available today.
Providing Counseling and Consulting services is a constant growing experience not only for my clients but also for myself.
I am looking forward to working with you and your challenges.
Button is our Teacup Yorkie who has grown to be a natural in therapy. Button participates in all of our youth sessions in a calm, sensitive way. She is excellent at licking away the tears, loves to snuggle and playing to ease away the stress. She genuinely builds her own relationship with our clients in a non-distracting manner. Button's sensitivity and warmth leaves a lasting impression with all our clients.
Through Abbie's coaching and consulting business she provides tools, resources and strategies to help support you to achieve all that you are capable of in business and in life.
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Gavin adds an exciting new dynamic to The Growth Group by offering counselling in Anger Management.
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Are you riding the emotional roller coaster of I.U.U and I.V.F. Quattro Fertilization?
Relationship complexities and problems with authority. The challenges facing teenagers and parents are too numerous to list and we offer diverse approaches and sensitivity to the entire family.
The growing awareness and early diagnosis of Brain Injury allow early aggressive treatment.
At the Growth Group CBT is typically used interchangeably with psychodynamic psychotherapy in an effort to provide a holistic approach to healing an individual's problem areas and assisting them along their journey of personal growth.
All relationships navigate through three specific phases in order to arrive at a deeper more intimate connection that is long lasting.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a form of interactive verbal therapy that enables an individual to find relief from emotional pain that arises from their subconscious motives and conflicts.
Perhaps the only thing more difficult than being a teenager is parenting one. Raging hormones, struggles for independence, peer pressure, and an emerging identity wreak havoc in the soul of the adolescent.
Our telephone number where you can leave a confidential message is (705)-728-6918. Our fax number is (705)-728-0709.
The Growth Group is located at:
72 Ross Street - Unit 15 - Barrie, Ontario L4N 1G3
Enter the building from 72 Ross Street - under village shops sign. Waiting area to the right in the hall by the Growth Group door.