As a counsellor, it is my intention to focus on helping adults clearly define and reach their personal wellness goals from a holistic perspective - the mind and body are connected in subtle and amazing ways. Realizing that each person is unique in both their challenges and strengths, therapy is molded around individualized needs.
We will work together to identify and promote your strengths and resources to cope with the issues or difficulties that concern you. Many therapeutic approaches are found to be helpful in supporting and guiding individuals and families through life's challenges. I have a compassionate and strengths based approach when working with individuals. In addition to other interventions and techniques, I have found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an extremely useful approach when working with a wide variety of concerns. I work collaboratively with my clients to set goals and move towards personal wellness.
I can help you with:
- grief and loss
- stress related concerns
- relationship issues
- Trauma (PTSD)
- Life transitions and changes in situation
What are the benefits of seeking help?
- increased self-esteem, confidence and happiness
- development of life-long coping strategies
- reduction of stress related symptoms and illness
- better relationships
Therapeutic modalities include:
- Strengths-Based Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Part of my practice is devoted to the unique concerns facing persons with, or families of persons with chronic illness or disability as well as those with dementia and other age related challenges. Depression, grief and loss issues, trauma and caregiver stress are some of the concerns which may present in this stage of one’s life.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. I am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.
Shelley Read ReachesKitchener ON