All of our staff hold Master’s Level Social Work degrees, and are all registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Each counselor has a passion for helping others and has extensive experience in the human services field. They each have a unique set of skills, expertise and area of interest, so we encourage you to explore each profile to learn more about what they can offer to you and your family. The following is a list of services offered at Southwest Counselling Services.
Individual, Couple and Family Counselling
Our staff utilize a variety of tools to treat these issues including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, meditation, emotion focused therapy, exercise, play therapy, outdoor recreation, narrative therapy, art/music therapy, sensory-based activities and EMDR.
Our staff utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective to diminish the symptoms associated with traumatic experiences for children and adults.
Individual Crisis Intervention [Peer Support] & Group Crisis Intervention is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”.