Phone: 905.681.7359 ext 100

Email: info@pmptherapy.com

Business Hours: Week days: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00 | Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Every client has unique individual needs, and at PMP Therapy we like to make sure we offer you the best guidance suitable for your emotional needs. Click on the links below to read more about how we can help you best.

I’M FEELING STRESSED, ANXIOUS, DEPRESSED, OVERWHELMED, SELF-CONSCIOUS OR LOST

Have you been feeling any of these emotions and have they started to control your life?

Have you tried several different ways to “get rid” of feeling this way, yet nothing seems to work?

We live in a "fix it world"; don't like your hair colour, go to the hairsalon and pick another colour. Don't like your wardrobe, go to Winners and buy a whole new one. Don't like your anxiety, get rid of it... Hold on... That somehow doesn't work. What if you get rid of your anxiety, or stress, or sadness, what kind of human being would you be? I get it, unwanted, problematic emotions and feelings are painful and you don't want them anymore.

Chances are, you've already tried a bunch of different methods to "get rid" of your struggles. But what if I told you there is another way of looking at your struggles. What if you would start looking at your anxiety, or stress, or low self-esteem as a "challenge" instead of a "problem"? All of a sudden, a whole new world of endless opportunities opens up. Instead of looking at your depression as "I am my depression", you will start looking at it as "I am not my depression".

At PMPTherapy, the therapist will guide you to start looking at your struggles as a phase in life you can overcome and learn from. Together you will venture into an inspiring and eye-opening journey in which you will re-discover yourself and learn to work with your life struggles. Working on yourself is hard work, but soon you will see the benefits and start living a life without being held back by anxiety, depression, feeling lost, or low self-esteem.

In our sessions, we use a combination of different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness. All our sessions are focused on teaching you coping skills that you will be asked you to practice at home. Together with the therapist, you will explore what works best for you, and make a plan on how you can start feeling empowered and in control of your life.

All sessions start with a free phone consultation, which you can schedule with one of our therapists. In this consultation, you can ask any questions you have about therapy or the therapeutic process. The therapist will quickly assess whether she will be the right fit for you. In case the therapist feels that she does not have the right tools to guide you, she will refer you to one of our other therapists.

Our priority is that you feel comfortable and relaxed, so we can work on making you feel better about yourself and your world.

Many people report feeling a mix of nervousness and relief associated with the first session, as they are ready to get help but are unsure of what to expect and how they will feel. After the first session, people are often pleased with the sense of relief and newfound optimism that they feel from having “the tough part” over with.

Whatever your struggle is, psychotherapy is a helpful way to sort out your difficulties and learn tools and skills to manage life’s challenges. These tools can continue to help you long beyond therapy and help you navigate whatever the future brings.

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation

I’M LOOKING FOR THERAPY FOR MY CHILD, TEEN, OR FAMILY

At Private Matters Psychotherapy we have therapists specializing in both child and teen therapy.

Child Therapy

Environmental, biological and social stressors affect all age groups including children and adolescents. Some common adversities affecting our youth today include acting-out behaviours, self-esteem issues, self-harming behaviours, peer pressure, school avoidance, divorcing parents, as well as other home and school related issues.

While their brains and personalities are developing, children sometimes need support while they experience these inherent changes. It is our objective to help these young minds deal with their troubles, as well as provide them with a skill set they can utilize throughout the rest of their lives.

At Private Matters Psychotherapy®, our approach with children and adolescents combines talk and illustrative therapy to ensure that our favorite little people feel comfort and support in the healing process. During our sessions, we will help them develop a set of coping skills and technique to use in everyday life. Each session is tailored to the specific needs of the child.

Teen Therapy

The teen years can be difficult times marked with unanswered questions, open-ended debates and confusing experiences. Life can seem overwhelming when you are going through a mental, physical and emotional change. Talking with a therapist helps gain an understanding of thoughts and emotions, and creates a safe environment to sort through experiences and questions.

Some of the issues that can be explored during a teen therapy session include

• Friendship and relationship troubles
• School-related issues
• Family issues
• Issues of self-worth and self-esteem

At Private Matters Psychotherapy®, the teen and therapist work together towards finding solutions to help the teen cope with life’s pressures and work towards making inner changes. Individual sessions with the parents and/or siblings can add beneficial insights into life at home with the family. Therefore, family dynamics and family relationships are important topics that will be discovered in individual sessions with the teen and his or her family members. Group family sessions are also offered, where family bonds and dynamics will be discussed and strengthened.

A teen therapy session can be initiated by the teen or by the parent.

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation

I’VE EXPERIENCED A (WORK-RELATED) TRAUMA LIKE BULLYING, ABUSE, OR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

A natural response to going through a difficult and traumatic event or situation, is to start questioning your own life and others around you. You might feel alone in dealing with the social stigma that`s attached to experiencing intense emotions, and you might experience strong reactions such as nightmares, flashbacks, loss of concentration, memory problems and loss of interest in usual activities.

You might feel anger for what happened, but also feel guilt and wonder if you could have done something more. You might be in shock about the details, but also feel confused trying to understand what happened.

Remember that you are not alone and that recovering from a traumatic life event is possible.

In our sessions, we will focus on recovering from the trauma you are dealing with. We will look at coping strategies to coach you through this difficult time in your life. To make sure the process of recovery will go smoothly, we might schedule weekly 1.5 hour sessions and will be asked to practice at home what you have learned in our sessions. This is to make sure that the coping techniques and skills will become easy for you to use when you feel you need a little extra help.

All our sessions start with a free phone consultation. In this phone call you can ask the therapist any questions you may have about therapy, what you’d like to see in therapy, and anything else. This conversation also serves as an assessment for the therapist to know whether she would be the best fit for you.

Many people report feeling a mix of nervousness and relief associated with the first session, as they are ready to get help but are unsure of what to expect and how they will feel. After the first session, people are often pleased with the sense of relief and newfound optimism that they feel from having “the tough part” over with.

In the sessions that follow, psychotherapy often has a fairly structured framework that is explained to each client so they are comfortable with knowing what to expect from our time together. Each person’s therapy is tailored to their needs and their comfort level.

Whatever your struggle is, psychotherapy is a helpful way to sort out your difficulties and learn tools and skills to manage life’s challenges. These tools can continue to help you long beyond therapy and help you navigate whatever the future brings.

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation

I’M A (NEW) MOM AND I’VE BEEN FEELING SAD, IRRITABLE, AND OVERWHELMED

As a woman, you face unique experiences and challenges throughout your life – whether it be changes in mood or anxiety as a result of a changing reproductive cycle, or stressful changes in your life circumstances such as having a child, going back to work, marital issues or divorce. Depression, anxiety and stress are so much more common in today’s hectic lifestyles. Unfortunately, without the proper help, they can lead to negative and severe consequences such as inability to work, ruin relationships with friends and loved ones, and worse health conditions.

You don’t need to suffer alone.

Psychotherapy offers a place to explore and better understand all the things that may be contributing to the changes you are experiencing. Further, it empowers you by providing skills and strategies to better manage the difficulties these life changes can bring about.

In your initial session, you can expect to spend the time sharing your experiences and what has led to you seeking help. This may involve answering questions and reflecting on your feelings and thoughts. Our goal in the first couple sessions is to make sure we have properly identified the main issues and to establish our goals for therapy. Many people report feeling a mix of nervousness and relief associated with the first session, as they are ready to get help but are unsure of what to expect and how they will feel. After the first session, people are often pleased with the sense of relief and newfound optimism that they feel from having “the tough part” over with. In the sessions that follow, psychotherapy often has a fairly structured framework that is explained to each client so they are comfortable with knowing what to expect from our time together. Each person’s therapy is tailored to their needs and their comfort level.

Whatever your struggle is, psychotherapy is a helpful way to sort out your difficulties and learn tools and skills to manage life’s challenges. These tools can continue to help you long beyond therapy and help you navigate whatever the future brings.

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation

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