Areas of Expertise

Our team members are committed to helping the residents of the Chaleur region of New Brunswick. The following list of issues and disorders consists of the expertise our professional hold when it comes to helping you. If any of the following descriptions strike a chord with you, read through the services that we offer, and connect with us to schedule an appointment today.

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Addiction

Addiction is the repeated participation or involvement with a substance or activity, regardless of the harm caused because the involvement continues to be valuable or pleasurable to the person.

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is a common disorder that impacts focus, self-control, and other skills important in daily life. It’s caused by differences in brain anatomy and wiring, and often runs in families.

Anger and Emotional Management

Anger management, or emotional management, is the process of learning to recognize signs that you are feeling the emotion you want to control, and taking steps to calm down and deal with the situation at hand in a healthier way.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events, and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. Anxiety disorders include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobia, social phobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is a neurological variance that is classified as a developmental disability, and is characterized by different sensory experiences, deeply focused interests, and difficulties with typical social interactions.

Co-Dependency

Co-dependency is excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction.

Divorce, Separation, and Relationship Issues

Couples’ counseling can help strengthen a relationship and resolve conflicts in a healthier way. Counseling for a divorce or separation can help ease the stress of breaking up as well as help people transition and adjust to the changes in their lives.

Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are disorders that are classified by abnormal eating habits that affect a person’s health and mental well-being in a negative way, for example binge-eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, or bulimia nervosa.

Gender Identity and LGBTQIA+

The acronym LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian. gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, and all the other gender identities and sexualities that exist. Common issues include self-love and self-discovery, acceptance of family members and friends, gender transition/dysphoria, dating, and more.

Grief

Grief is an emotional reaction to loss or life changes of any kind. It manifests most often through emotional change, but can also be physical, behavioral, cognitive, social, cultural, and spiritual.

Intimidation and Bullying

Intimidation is any intentional behavior that would cause someone to fear injuries or harm. Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that involves either a real power imbalance between parties or a perceived one.

Language and Learning Disabilities

A language-based learning disability (LBLD) is a neurological difference that can affect one’s skills such as listening, reasoning, speaking, reading, writing, and math. Learning disabilities are another neurologically based processing problem that can affect one’s ability to learn to read, write, or do math. They can also interfere with higher level skills, like organization, planning and time management, abstract reasoning, long or short term memory, and attention.

Mood Disorders

A mood disorder is characterized by the fluctuation of one’s mood. This can include bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to accomplish certain tasks or routines repeatedly, which are called ‘rituals’, or have certain thoughts pop into their mind repeatedly, which are called ‘obsessions’.

Pain Management

Pain management is to help clients cope with chronic pain. Chronic pain is any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. It is different from acute pain, which helps us identify a possible injury and is completely normal, in that it persists sometimes with no clear cause or reason.

Parenting

Parenting is promoting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child throughout their life until adulthood, be it the biological parents, adoptive parents, step-parents, or legal guardians who care for a child.

Personality Disorders

A personality disorder is rooted in rigid and unhealthy patterns of thought, function, and behaviour. A person who has a personality disorder may struggle with perceiving and relating to situations and people. There are 10 different types of personality disorders (for example, borderline personality disorder).

Personal Growth and Self Care

Personal growth covers activities and choices a person makes to further their personal development. Self-care is any activity you perform that is necessary for your health, either emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, or even socially.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that stems from a terrifying event- either experiencing it or witnessing it. It presents with flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as thoughts about the event that are out of your control.

Rehabilitation

Treatment for individuals who have suffered physical or functional losses (for instance, after a car accident or a stroke) to help you come to terms with the loss of those abilities.

Self-Assertiveness and Self-Esteem

Self-assertiveness is the ability to state your needs and wishes, as well as the ability to set boundaries for yourself. Self-esteem is confidence in yourself, your worth, and being satisfied with yourself. These two go hand-in hand to help you grow into a more confident person.

Sexual Abuse and Trauma

Sexual abuse is any type of unwanted sexual contact, from sexual assault to sexual harassment. Trauma is any type of distressing or disturbing experience.

Sleep Disorders

These include a variety of problems with sleep hygiene, including insomnia. Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Individuals with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep, waking up often during the night, and having difficulty falling back asleep.

Social Interactions and Skills

Social interaction is an exchange between two or more individuals, and it is the way people act with each other, talk to each other, and interact with various social structures. Social skills are what help a person through social interactions.

Somatoform Disorders

These are a group of disorders in which someone experiences physical symptoms that are inconsistent or can’t be explained by any underlying general medical or neurological condition. These include, but aren’t limited to hypochondriasis, somatization disorder, and conversion disorder.

Stress Management

Stress management is the process of learning coping strategies in order to more effectively navigate the stressful situations in one’s life.

Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm

Suicidal thoughts can mean thinking about suicide, ranging from a detailed plan to a vague consideration of the idea. Self-harm, or self-injury, is the intentional and direct injuring of one’s own body (eg. cutting, hitting, biting) without suicidal intention.

Survivorship

Survivorship is the process of having survived any traumatic situation, be it an illness (such as cancer), an accident, or an assault, and finding a way to maintain a healthy life now that the crisis has occurred.

Work Conflict Management

Work conflict management is the process of navigating a problem in the workplace by learning coping strategies, problem-solving skills, and assertiveness skills.


The above list is not exhaustive. If you’re suffering from something not listed above, please reach out and we’ll provide consultation as to whether or not we can help you, and provide referrals when possible.