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Discover how to live life fully at every age.

If you or your child has experienced trauma at any stage in life, you may feel like you’re stuck in a cycle from which you can’t emerge. Trauma-focused therapy can help you get unstuck—and move beyond recovery, embrace your newfound strength and embark on a journey towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.

 

At Treehouse Trauma Centre, we offer evidence-based therapeutic approaches that help you uncover your inner ability to live life fully engaged and whole, at any age.

Therapy for children

Therapy for Children

Often, children don’t know how to express themselves with words. We use play therapies—sand or rice tray, stories, expressive art, dolls, blocks, board games and more—to help children share what’s happening. When children’s hands are busy, their brains are free to process deep emotional issues. Using fidget toys, balls and movement helps facilitate the process. To address profound trauma and help children process emotionally difficult memories, we use Lifespan Integration Therapy, Observed & Experiential Integration, and body-based therapy. Feel free to ask us about these modalities in the parent onboarding session. As a parent, you may think, “Okay, you played. Now what?” Kids, especially young kids, often don't have the words or self-awareness to express themselves. When we give them toys, such as the ones we have in our playroom, they can use those toys to express themselves in a way they otherwise couldn't. Play is kids’ language, and toys are their words. That’s how we view our time when we play with your kids during play therapy. All toys in our playrooms have an expressive component. A sand tray gives kids the freedom to use figures—like action figures, animals, dragons, dinosaurs or fences—in any way they want. The same goes for Lego, Duplo and board games; kids make the rules on how to play. Not only can play therapy help kids express what’s going on inside, it also helps them change a situation quite literally. By moving things around, they create a whole new way to problem solve. This gives them power, agency and the confidence to look at the situation differently—and come up with possible solutions.

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Therapy for adolescents

Therapy for Adolescents

We help adolescents find their place in the world by supporting them with reflective listening and mindfulness, paired with fidget toys or a sand tray, to let their inner child know that it’s safe to open up—and safe for them to make their own decisions. A key development milestone for adolescents is finding their place in the world as a differentiated individual. We help them take this important leap with reflective listening and mindfulness. To help create a sense of agency and choice for the adolescent, we leave it up to the family to decide whether the intake session involves the parents and therapist; therapist, parents and teen; or the adolescent and the therapist. Much of what therapy with adolescents looks like depends on the therapist. Most focus on exploring important relationships among family and peers in the adolescent’s life.

Therapy for adults

Therapy for Adults

Believe it or not, you have already started the process in your therapy. It’s been shown that merely by researching and reaching out to therapists already brings a change in behaviour. Once you’ve reached out to us via phone, email, or contact form, we’ll connect you to the therapist that best fits your needs. The first session, also called the intake session, looks a little bit different than other sessions. Your therapist will ask questions about your symptoms, family history, childhood experiences, and some medical history. You will also be able to set goals and talk about things you’d like to see changed. This is an important step in the therapy process; it’s where your therapist can get a good idea of where you’re coming from and what you’re expecting from therapy. After the intake session, you and your therapist will meet regularly (often initially weekly) with a focus on building trust and strengthening the therapeutic relationship. Much of what happens in your sessions will depend on which therapist you see (find out more about our team of therapists). Most of us offer a person-centred approach with a focus on exploring early attachments. Our therapists are trained to work with grief, trauma, parenting struggles, identity crisis, couple concerns, and all other kinds of issues such as anxiety, depression, and more. Our objective is to create a safe environment in which you can explore and process your challenges.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma Therapy

Experiencing trauma at any stage of life can leave you feeling like you’re stuck in a rut, or a cycle you can’t get past. Trauma-focused therapy can help you get unstuck and finally begin to move forward. Our three-phase approach (safety building, trauma processing and integration) will gently guide you on the path to healing and wholeness. In the initial intake session, we’ll talk a bit about some of the background information that might be helpful for us to know while working with you. We look at symptoms, family history, important relationships during childhood and other pertinent issues. Phase 1: Beginning with the second session we work on phase 1, creating safety. We establish the kind of safety that comes from within you, which helps you to process the trauma without becoming overwhelmed. Your therapist will work with you to create a sense of comfort in therapy and the therapeutic relationship, lessen anxiety and widen your window of tolerance. Phase 2 is the actual processing of the trauma in which we employ several specific therapeutic approaches. All of our therapists are trauma-informed and use a variety of techniques—such as OEI, Lifespan Integration Therapy, EMDR and body-based approaches—to help you process the trauma.​ In Phase 3, or the Now What phase, you’ll work with your therapist to integrate your processed trauma memories into your daily life. Most often this is the shortest phase of all. Depending on the severity of the trauma and the extent of defense mechanisms, these phases may take weeks, months, or even years. Sometimes it takes weeks and weeks to create safety; other times you may do work in all three phases during one session. Whatever your situation, you set the pace.

Online Therapy

Online Therapy

Sometimes uncertainty and anxiety can make an in-person visit feel like a huge hurdle. That’s why we offer appointments—including play therapy—online. All of our therapists are experienced in online therapy and are happy to provide online services, whether you want all, or just a few sessions, online. If you’re looking for convenient and effective counselling, then our online counselling service is for you. Don’t let distance or scheduling issues stop you from achieving your goals. With our research-based approach, we work with you to understand your unique situation and provide personalized support that will help you make the changes you need to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Nature Therapy

Nature-based Therapy

Our commitment to holistic well-being extends to our innovative nature-based therapy approach. Nature-based therapy integrates the healing power of the outdoors with evidence-based therapeutic techniques, fostering a deeper connection to oneself and the environment. The rustle of leaves, the warmth of sunlight, and the gentle flow of a stream become integral elements of the therapeutic process, offering a unique and rejuvenating experience for individuals on their path to recovery. At our centre, nature-based therapy is tailored to meet individual needs, providing a dynamic and nurturing environment for trauma healing. Our specially designed programs include outdoor activities, mindfulness practices, and guided exercises that harness the transformative energy of nature. Whether it's a reflective walk through a park or engaging in therapeutic activities amidst the natural beauty that surrounds us, our nature-based therapy sessions offer a powerful complement to traditional therapeutic approaches. Embrace the healing potential of nature and embark on a transformative journey towards recovery with our dedicated team of professionals at your side.

Fees

Our Fees

Money can be a complicated issue, especially in challenging times. Our first priority is to ensure clients get the services they need. If you’d like to discuss your payment options, we’re here to help.

TRAUMA THERAPIST SESSIONS


Individual session | 50 minutes

$165 (incl. tax) as of August 1, 2024

Couples/Family session | 50 minutes

$175 (incl. tax) 

as of August 1, 2024

RECENT GRAD THERAPIST SESSIONS

Recent Grad Therapist session | 50 minutes

$135 (incl. tax) 

as of August 1, 2024

THERAPIST INTERN SESSIONS

Therapist Intern session | 50 minutes

$60 (incl. tax)

"This is the safest I've ever felt talking with a counsellor."

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