LightHouse Counselling & Wellness
How We Help
With the help of a therapist, you can learn to cope with difficult situations and gain the skills and confidence needed to lead a more fulfilling life. Offering in-person psychotherapy in Kanata and Richmond and virtual therapy across Ontario.
ARE YOU FACING A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE THAT IS CREATING FEELINGS OF OVERWHELM, STRESS, OR UNCERTAINTY?
Navigating life transitions can be a turbulent and complex experience. Whether it is dealing with the pain of a divorce, a move, a career change, marriage, the birth of a child, a loss, or retirement, the emotional rollercoaster of these transitions can be overwhelming. With support, these experiences can be navigated with more ease and understanding. Therapy can help you process the emotions you are experiencing, manage your stress levels and help you cope with the challenges associated with shifting roles. We can help you feel more confident in your ability to handle and navigate future life transitions with less overwhelm and provide greater clarity about the emotions you’re facing.
IS ANXIETY KEEPING YOU FROM LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT?
Anxiety symptoms can feel like excessive worry, dread or fear. It can cause muscle tension, sweating, and trouble sleeping and is often associated with a sense of disconnection from things you once enjoyed. Therapy can help you manage your anxiety by providing tools, strategies and support to help you understand and cope with your feelings. Whether you or your child are experiencing separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, fears, or perfectionism, we can help you gain control and feel relief.
DO YOU FEEL A SENSE OF RESTLESSNESS OR FIND IT DIFFICULT TO STAY FOCUSED AND ON TASK? ARE YOU FORGETFUL, DISTRACTED, DISORGANIZED, OR STRUGGLING WITH TIME MANAGEMENT OR ORGANIZATION?
ADHD can be debilitating and can impact a person’s ability to function day-to-day. It manifests in different ways, and can interfere with one’s ability to pay attention or control their impulses. Therapy can help you gain practical skills that will set you up for success. If you are ready to regain control of your life, book an appointment or get in touch with LightHouse Counselling & Wellness.
DOES SAYING NO MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE OR LEAD TO RUMINATING THOUGHTS?
Setting boundaries in your personal and professional lives can be challenging and overwhelming. It can feel uncomfortable to say ‘no’ or to establish limits with others. This is particularly common if you prefer to avoid conflict and have people-pleasing tendencies. When you fail to set boundaries, you are prioritizing the needs of others rather than yourself. This can lead to feelings of overwhelm, resentment and a deep sense that you are being taken advantage of.
Boundaries are an important part of any healthy relationship, be it with yourself or others. Therapy can help you learn to set boundaries in a way you feel confident about. Together, we can explore the root causes of why it is difficult to set boundaries and develop skills and strategies to set healthy boundaries in the future. Learn to say ‘no’ with confidence!
ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO MOVE FORWARD AFTER EXPERIENCING A LOSS? OR DOES GRIEF FEEL LIKE TOO MUCH TO HANDLE ON YOUR OWN?
Grief and loss can be overwhelming and can bring up a range of emotions including sadness, anger, guilt and confusion. It’s common to feel isolated and disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you to manage those feelings and work through them in a safe environment. You can explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and ultimately take the steps to move forward at a pace that works for you. You don’t have to face your pain alone, we can help!
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING PERSISTENT SADNESS, GUILT, OR STRUGGLING TO BOND WITH YOUR BABY?
For many new moms, adapting to motherhood can be difficult. It’s not uncommon to face unexpected challenges as you develop a new routine. With postpartum depression you may experience low mood, excessing crying or tearfulness, feelings of guilt or worthlessness as a new mom, difficulties in bonding with your baby, irritability, anger, or loneliness.
Postpartum depression can be experienced within the first few months of giving birth, but may also develop over a longer period of time. It’s often described as a longer-lasting and more severe form of the “baby blues”. There are many reasons individuals experience postpartum depression including changes in hormones, sleep deprivation, emotional changes resulting from new routines and interpersonal dynamics, history of other mental health challenges, and environmental factors such as lack of social support, finances, and complications experienced during pregnancy.
Therapy can help you adjust to all the feelings you are experiencing as a new mom by providing emotional support, guidance, and coping strategies. You don’t have to adjust to motherhood alone. We are here to support you!
ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO FEEL CONNECTED IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP? DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE?
Relationships can be complicated and sometimes leave us feeling lost and alone. You may be struggling with communication difficulties, trust issues, conflicts, or feeling emotionally disconnected from your partner. These challenges can impact your daily life, causing feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety. Therapy can offer you a supportive and safe space to work through your challenges, develop healthy communication skills, build trust, and address conflicts in a constructive manner. Therapy can help you set healthy boundaries and offer the tools and support you need to create the connection you crave and deserve.
DO YOU EXPERIENCE WORRY, FEAR, OR SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS?
Social anxiety can cause you to worry excessively about being scrutinized judged by others and may make you avoid lead to you avoiding social situations altogether. It can leave you feeling nervous, self-conscious, and embarrassed even in non-threatening situations. Therapy can help you learn what you need to overcome your worries and fears in social situations. We can help you develop a more positive and confident self-image.
DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE’S NO END IN SIGHT TO THE LIST OF THE THINGS YOU NEED TO MANAGE OR ACCOMPLISH IN THE DAY — AT HOME AND IN YOUR WORK?
Overwhelming stress can bring up a range of emotions including anxiousness, frustration and exhaustion. It’s common to start to shut-down and feel disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms and give you the tools you need to manage your current situation and start living with more ease. We can help you make changes one step at a time.