Training and Clinical Experience
I am an individual and couple therapist and Registered Social Worker (RSW) with other 20 years of clinical experience with training, skills and knowledge to address a variety of psychological, emotional, cognitive and relationship issues. I combine the strengths of traditional psychotherapy using approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy with alternative and complimentary modalities like Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Energy Psychology and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I have found that my eclectic client centered approach often helps clients get "unstuck" and move forward in their lives in positive ways.
Clients who have insurance coverage for a Registered Social Worker (RSW) are covered to see me. I also have a supervisory relationship with a Clinical Psychologist so that my clients can also be covered under Psychology. I do offer a reduced rate to clients who do NOT have insurance coverage or who's insurance coverage is very minimal.
Areas of Expertise and Issues that I Am Competent and Confident to Address With Clients
I have specialized training and Expertise to assist clients with the following Issues:
* Relationship issues including separation and divorce
* Infidelity and Trust Issues
* Emotional and Sexual Intimacy issues
* Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)-Trauma and abuse
* Clinical Depression-mild, moderate and severe
* Generalized Anxiety and Acute Panic Attacks
* Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
* Life and Career Transitions
* Grief/Loss and Bereavement
* Self-Esteem and Body Image
* Finding Your True Path
* Loss of purpose and meaning in Life, Relationships or Career
Client Populations that I Serve
I have competency to work with adolescents, adults, elders, men, women, gay/lesbian/bi-sexual/transgendered clients. I also assist children who have been abused/bullied/harassed/traumatized as well as children who struggle with anxiety and fears.
I have chosen to expand my training to become a holistic psychotherapist so that I am able to assist my clients on all levels: Mind, Body and Spirit. I have found that although counselling and psychotherapy is very effective at addressing psychological, emotional, cognitive and relationship issues, many clients present with issues/symptoms that are also impacting them medically/physically and energetically/spiritually. As a Reiki Master/Practitioner, Energy Healer and Shamanic Practitioner, I can also assist my clients with energetic imbalances in the body/energy field and release stress and tension from the body. I have also found that many clients experience crises in faith/spirituality. As an Akashic Record Consultant and Shamanic Practitioner, I can also assist them to address issues that impact their soul.
My friendly, down to earth, empathetic and non-judgmental style assists my clients to feel safe with me and trust me quickly in the therapeutic process. This assists them to feel able to address issues at a deeper level and not only stabilize or improve the severity of their symptom/issues but work towards personal transformation and change. I am very client focused and believe that clients are the experts on themselves. Psychotherapy helps to guide and facilitate the healing process working as partners together. My clients make progress quickly and often recommend me and my services to friends and family.
Joanne Darlaston ReachesWoodbridge ONFergus ON