Trauma

Trauma is the response to an experience of excessive stress that overwhelms your emotional or physical ability to cope. Examples of trauma-causing events include war, natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents, rape, or all forms of domestic violence.

Depression

Depression or feelings of prolonged sadness and low mood are all more prevalent than one might think. Various life situations such as the end of a relationship or marriage, the loss of a loved one, a job, financial difficulties, or health-related problems, are all potential triggers of depression or depressive symptoms.

Anxiety

In today’s hectic and fast-paced society, anxiety is experienced by many people at different points in their lives. Low levels of anxiety are usually considered normal and it can even be motivating; however, when the anxiety becomes too much to bear and starts to affect your daily life, it can cause and contribute to numerous mental and physical problems.

Relationship Issues

At Hopewoods Psychotherapy and Counseling, we provide a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Our therapists who have expertise in dealing with marital problems, separation, and divorce can help you through this painful transition. We can help you heal and find new meanings of life, side by side, during this difficult time in your life.

Children & Youth Care

Emotional and behavioral assessments and psychological treatments can help children/ youth who suffer from distress due to immigration/ culture shock, family conflicts, bullying, peer pressure, attention disorders, and learning disabilities. Our services can help children/ youth to overcome psychological issues and allow them to grow in a healthy environment.

Anger Management

Anger Management, domestic violence, and other personal topics are not easy to discuss, especially when those topics are linked to criminal charges, family court issues, and relationships that have been destroyed. The feelings associated with those issues are complex. We assure you that whether you are coming in for personal reasons or you have been court mandated to attend a program, you will be treated by our therapists with both dignity and respect.

Trauma

Trauma is the response to an experience of excessive stress that overwhelms your emotional or physical ability to cope. Examples of trauma-causing events include war, natural disasters, motor vehicle accidents, rape, or all forms of domestic violence. Traumatic experiences can cause long- or short-term emotional, mental, and physical repercussions, such as anxiety, depression, overwhelming and unreasonable fear, chronic pain, concentration or memory problems, and social withdrawal or isolation. In some cases, it can result in disabling, recurring panic attacks that make the individuals afraid to leave their homes. Traumatized people may experience distressing flashbacks of the event, nightmares, amnesia, and intense feelings of guilt. Physically, many people develop eating and sleeping problems, leading to exhaustion, malnutrition, or spending too much time in bed.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In extreme cases, an individual may develop what is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is often the case in which people are exposed to long-term or more severe trauma, such as war or prolonged abuse. The primary indicators of PTSD are 1) re-experiencing the event, through flashbacks, nightmares, and distressing memories; 2) avoidance, through numbing the emotions and feeling detached from others, and 3) hypervigilance and a chronic state of anxious arousal. They may feel irritable and have outbursts of anger and may stop engaging in activities and relationships that used to bring them happiness before the event. These are natural reactions to the extreme stress they have endured, and continue to endure, and can make life very difficult for the individual and their family and friends.

  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders: reactive attachment disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder

Depression

Depression or feelings of prolonged sadness and low mood are all more prevalent than one might think. Various life situations such as the end of a relationship or marriage, the loss of a loved one, a job, financial difficulties or health related problems, are all potential triggers of depression or depressive symptoms. You might be feeling like it is hard to even get out of bed and do anything some days. You may have been feeling this way for a long time and feel like giving up, or these might be new feelings to you that you have never dealt with . Remember, it is natural to feel sad, tired, discouraged, and lonely when life throws you a curve ball.  With guided support, you can overcome the hopelessness and the heaviness of depression.

Anxiety

In today’s hectic and fast-paced society, anxiety is experienced by many people at different points in their lives. Low levels of anxiety are usually considered normal and it can even be motivating; however, when the anxiety becomes too much to bear and starts to affect your daily life, it can cause and contribute to numerous mental and physical problems.

It is important to know that anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand. When stress starts to build up in your life, you may feel anxious more often. This anxiety can develop into a disorder if it is left unattended. Sometimes there is a clear precipitating factor, such as a traumatic event, that can lead to uncontrollable anxiety. Most of the time, people just experience a general feeling of constant unease, worry, fear, or agitation that persists over time. Regardless what the cause is,  there is help available; you do not have tosuffer this alone.

Relationship Issues

At Hopewoods Psychotherapy and Counseling, we provide a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. Our therapists who have expertise in dealing with marital problems, separation, and divorce can help you through this painful transition. We can help you heal and find new meanings of life, side by side, during this difficult time in your life.

  • Couple Consultation

Finding a true soulmate in life to share joys and sorrows with is a goal for many of us. Misunderstanding and miscommunication can create barriers within couples that result in conflicts or hurtful actions. Couples counseling encourages couples to express and address their problems and concerns openly and respectfully with each other. Improving the style of communication and creating a stronger bond between couples can result in longer-lasting relationships and happiness.

  • Divorce and Separation

Divorce is painful.  It is one of the highest-rated stressors and often involves complex grieving. Divorce can bring intense feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, and even panic and depression. Going through a divorce could bring impacts on many areas of life including work, relationships, and other responsibilities.  For some people, ending a marriage may also affect their sleeping and eating patterns. They may also experience symptoms of trauma, such as nightmares and reliving scenes over and over again in their mind.

  • Parenting Concerns/ Parent-Child Conflict

Parenting can be a gratifying and fulfilling journey and the parent-child relationship is one of the most rewarding relationships in life. However, conflict is inevitable in a family. When conflict happens, the entire family dynamic can be changed. Parent-child conflicts can occur for many reasons, Some conflicts are caused when parents cannot give as much attention or support to their children as desired, or there is a difference in opinions. it is also common for conflicts to arise when children reach adolescence.

Communication is one of the useful tools for resolving conflicts. "When parenting, we need to listen to our children and consider their input," says psychologist Dr. Longhurst. Understanding why a parent-child conflict occurs and how to resolve it can help bring harmony back to the entire family. Working through differences in parent-child relationships can give strength to rebuild the relationship.

  • Blended Family Issues

Blended family counselling can help families come together, deal with issues, and help to develop bonds between step-parents and step-children. We also provide individual counseling to help family members to deal with specific problems.

  • Family Relationships

Every family deserves to have harmony and respect. When one person is struggling with some issues, it is possible that the whole family would be impacted as well. Family therapy helps a family and each family member to address their underlying emotions, identify ineffective communication patterns and maladaptive behaviors in order to improve their communication skills, and resolve their conflicts.

  • Other relationship issues: Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, etc.

Children & Youth Care

Emotional and behavioral assessments and psychological treatments can help children/ youth who suffer from distress due to immigration/ culture shock, family conflicts, bullying, peer pressure, attention disorders, and learning disabilities. Our services can help children/ youth to overcome psychological issues and allow them to grow in a healthy environment.

  • ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Internet Addiction Disorder
  • Motivation and Procrastination
  • Study Stress
  • Social Stress
  • Bullying
  • Autism Spectrum Symptoms
  • Low Self-Esteem or Confidence

Anger Management

Anger Management, domestic violence, and other personal topics are not easy to discuss, especially when those topics are linked to criminal charges, family court issues, and relationships that have been destroyed. The feelings associated with those issues are complex. You might experience a lot of unresolved emotions that impact your angry outbursts that you are unaware of or unprepared to address. We assure you that whether you are coming in for personal reasons or you have been court mandated to attend a program, you will be treated by our therapists with both dignity and respect.

Mental Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)/ Hoarding Disorder
  • Eating Disorder/ Sleeping Disorder
  • Anxiety disorders: separation anxiety disorder; social phobia; panic disorder; general anxiety disorder
  • Addictive disorders: alcohol use disorder; substance use disorders; gambling disorder
  • Personality disorders: borderline personality disorder; narcissistic personality disorder; antisocial personality disorder; avoidant personality disorder; dependent personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders: mild intellectual disability; autism spectrum disorder; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Other Emotional Crisis

Many individuals experience emotional crises in their life which cause distress mentally and physically, affecting work performance and their quality of life. If these issues are left unattended, they will develop into problems, causing significant impacts on a person`s daily functioning. Individual counseling helps the client to understand and resolve such issues by exploring internal conflicts, improving interpersonal relationships, and modifying negative thinking and behavioral patterns. We help the client to develop an effective thinking style and coping strategies to deal with difficulties and stress, as well as help the client to overcome barriers and find new meaning in life.

  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexually Abused
  • Self-harm
  • Low Self-Esteem or Confidence
  • Immigration Transition
  • Interpersonal Stress
  • Coping with Pain and Illness

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about yourself or your loved ones. Please don't hesitate to contact us at:

Email: adminpsych@hopewoods.ca

Phone: +1437-771-8485