I have seven years experience working with children,
adolescents, and families who have experienced trauma. Trauma and
attachment have been a significant part of my career development. Since
that time, I have been working in private practice and have experience
working with a variety of mental health concerns.
therapeutic approach stems from a client-centered, humanistic
perspective. Every person has the capacity to create positive change
and heal from painful experiences. When circumstances become overwhelming, it becomes increasingly difficult to heal without support. Feelings of sadness, anger, grief, anxiety, and fear are all normal reactions to abnormal circumstances. Human beings are biologically programmed to seek connection and support in times struggle, we are not designed to prosper in isolation. As therapist I am able to provide support along with
specialized knowledge and interventions to facilitate change and promote health. I
strive to collaborate with clients in creating a treatment plan that
fits best with their personal goals and worldview. All of my clients come to therapy with a unique set of beliefs and experiences. I believe it is important as a therapist to recognize and respect what the client brings to therapy by offering a flexible approach to healing. In my work with clients I use an integrative approach
that allows me to tailor treatment to meet the unique health needs of
the individual or family I have the privilege to work with.
interested in adolescent development. Adolescence is a time when a lot
of preventative work can be done to help build emotionally healthy and
resilient adults. Early intervention with mental health concerns can
have a significant impact on quality of life. I hope to promote mental health within this age group as they are in a vulnerable position going through a period of rapid and significant change. On a larger scale I believe that if we hope to promote healthier communities we need to work towards reducing the stigma against mental health struggles. While adolescence is an
interest of mine, I also do a great deal of work with adults and
younger children. Mental health is important and attainable in every
phase of life.
Outside of my role as a therapist I am interested
in travel, the arts, and health. I try to incorporate balance in my
life by attending yoga classes, spending time with those I am close to,
trying new activities, and making time to go on adventures.
Janel Daugela ReachesMill Woods, Edmonton AB