CounselCareCanada Life Solutions

In Person    E-Therapy    Teletherapy

WHEN YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH AN INDIVIDUAL,
COUPLE, OR FAMILY ISSUE ...

WHERE DO YOU TURN?

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    Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes

for an instant?  Thoreau

 CounselCareCanada
LIFE SOLUTIONS

Who we are

 

CounselCareCanada Life Solutions has existed since before the turn of the new century, and provides Individual, Couple, Family, and Group Therapy, that includes (but not limited to): therapy for Health Professionals/ Mental Health Professionals; specific therapy for families experiencing emotional pain due to Family Estrangement; therapy for Adult ADHD; Coaching with the ACT Matrix Model; Critical Incident Stress Debriefing; Supervision for Therapists; and Practice Consultation.

Two of us (Maggie and Len) are Registered Marriage & Family Therapists and Clinical Fellows (AAMFT), and RMFTs while one is a RMFT-S (CAMFT); Two of us are Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO); two are Diplomates and Certified Cognitive & Behavioural Therapists (A-CBT).  One of us is also a Certified CBT Clinician (CACBT), and a Canadian Certified Counsellor & Supervisor (CCC-S) with CCPA.

 See our CCCLS Therapist Profiles.    Maggie Myers    Len Myers

Acknowledgements

We acknowledge that we stand, live, and practice on the traditional land of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe (the Indigenous Nations known as the Anishinaabeg and Lunaapee). 

We acknowledge the intersecting axis of privilege and social power we hold as white Canadians of multiple generations with English as our first language. We aim to be ever conscious of the diversity of people we meet in all walks of life, and we celebrate diversity as an essential component of the human experience. We honor the differences that are represented by gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, social/economic class, outward appearance, body size/shape, disability, impairment, and political ideology. We advocate for social justice and are committed to confronting, in all of their various forms, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

Our Commitment to a
Systemic Approach

 

We believe that there exists a categorical link between the core philosophy of the clinical family systems approach and the successful outcomes we see in our practice. We believe that relational ethics and a compassion-focused approach can be infused into multiple models of therapy.  Our work is both systemic and integrative, and we have welcomed and utilized third wave therapies (CFT, DBT, ACT, MBCT, and FAP) that fit well with the family systems approach. We realize and appreciate that many of these therapies make liberal use of systems and existential/humanistic techniques. We are strongly committed to a contextual approach that allows for multidirectional partiality, the valuing of all family members, and the encouragement of all voices involved.

 

      
We use the Models of Therapy listed here often with an Integrated Approach,  depending on Client Assessment, Client Preference, and Client Readiness.


 

 

The success of your therapy will depends on two sets of factors:  you will be responsible for one set, while your therapist will be responsible for the other.

 

Let’s talk about the therapist factors first. 

... Put quite simply, the therapist is responsible for facilitating a therapeutic relationship with you (a bond believed by experts in the field to be necessary for change/healing to occur), and to help you develop a clear, measurable goal that you can both agree upon (if you don’t know where you're going, you won’t know when you get there), and use her/his professional knowledge and skills to guide you through the process. You, the client, are responsible for committing to the therapy process, showing up, and doing the 'work' of therapy. Therein lies 'the Grand Trifecta of successful therapy' (the relationship, the knowledge/skills, and 'committed action').

A couple of policies Regarding Specific client Situations 

 

* Because Eating Disorders can be life threatening conditions, we recommend prospective clients who have been diagnosed with this condition to consider us as ONLY ONE part of a composite treatment approach that includes a Physician, Registered Dietician, and Psychiatrist (when one is available).

* When a client has been diagnosed with a mental health condition for which the standard of care includes prescribed medication  and regular physician and psychiatrist follow-up,  we recommend that they do not consider therapy as a replacement for the other parts.