Counselling & Coaching
Fertility | Grief and Loss | Postpartum Depression | Therapy for Adolescents | Counselling for Adults | Coaching for Women | Emerging Mothers Group | Well-Mama In-Home Sessions | Meditation | Counselling Workshops
Trying to build a family can bring with it high levels of social, emotional, physical and relationship stress. This stress may affect many aspects of your life including your ability to become pregnant. Fertility counseling can help you manage these stresses as well as help you to sort through the choices and decisions to make on your journey to being parents.
Losing someone, something, a baby, a pregnancy - is very painful. Even the loss of a potential future often will trigger feelings of grief. Healing from loss is a highly personal and individual process and experience. A counselor can help you navigate these stages of grief to help you heal.
Having a baby can be very stressful no matter how much you have planned, anticipated or love your child. The baby blues are normal but if these feelings intensify or don’t go away after a few weeks you may have postpartum depression. PPD can interfere with your ability to take care of your child and yourself so getting support and counseling right away is important in returning to a happy motherhood.
Adolescence is a challenging and difficult transition period. Struggles often arise with regards to anxiety, depression, body image and eating disorders, self-esteem, anger, relationships or simply with not feeling like oneself. In order to optimize and improve an adolescent’s mental health, individual counselling for teens in conjunction with emotion coaching for parents may be beneficial in providing strategies to successfully identify and voice the thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with their experience.
Are you currently experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social awkwardness, phobias, body image and eating disorders, anger, stress or are struggling with regards to parenting, relationship, self-esteem, trauma, grief or loss? If so, seeking counselling services combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) strategies and interventions can assist you in understanding and overcoming these mental health concerns and issues.
Social Work: $150 per session
Psychotherapy: $120-150 per session
Personal Coaching with Nelia is a creative and personalized blend of mindfulness practices, mind-body awareness, and concrete solution-focused coaching. Gain insight into areas where you feel stuck, unclear or frustrated, and create a plan for change.
What to expect at a session:
- A deep sense of feeling heard and understood. Coaching is highly personalized and requires an attuned form of listening and active compassion
- New insight into yourself or a current life situation
- A lively and joyful dialogue, that ends with something practical to take away to keep the momentum going.
- We can also stay in ongoing contact, so you feel supported as you make the changes, because we all know that change takes time, and isn’t always a fast, straight climb!
Coaching: $130 per session*
*subject to HST
Emerging Mothers is a group for moms with others moms facilitated by a mom and counsellor. It’s no secret that the postpartum period is a time of huge adjustment when mothers often question themselves and worry. Doing this alone or in isolation can be overwhelming and unrewarding. Every week, we will discuss a topic that is specifically relevant to this transition, such as sleep, identify shifts, relationship changes, reconnecting or reframing our needs, body image, and recognizing important emotional processes, such as shame, guilt, fear, and anxiety. Each class, you will be invited to share, to connect, to provide support, empathy and understanding, and most importantly, to understand yourself and grow through connecting with others’ experiences. Each class will also involve a reflection exercise to connect with the week’s topic in order to build on your strengths and gain new insight.
TUESDAYS 10:45AM - 12:15PM
FRIDAYS 10:30AM-12:00PM (This group is for mothers who have 2, 3, 4...or more children!)
Cost: $132 per session, $25 for drop-in (prices go up January 1, 2019 so register today!)
Child & Family Therapist, Jennifer Lynne Walker MSW RSW, will offer you and your new family some tools and support to help your Wellmama journey. And the best part? this 1-hour session is offered to you in the comfort of your own home (messy-real homes are always welcomed!)
• Learn how to continue to love and care for your baby and family and not lose yourself;
• Find out what wellness services and solutions are available to you, and what will best fit you and your family
And thanks to the Counting Butterflies’ Bursary Fund & The WOMB Angel Fund…
We are so excited to be able to offer our community 1 complimentary Wellmama Home Session valued at $150. This offer is extended to new Mamas with little ones aged 0-6 months.
CALMING THE MIND: MEDITATION WITH YOUR BABY!
New moms often feel like their minds are spinning in circles. What should I be doing? What does my baby need? Many people will tell you to “just listen to your baby” , but how? It can feel impossible sometimes to settle the many thoughts in our minds to be able to tune in to our babies.
This very simple meditation is designed to help you connect more deeply with your baby, and find to get beyond the endless mind chatter, worry & stress. Learn to see your baby more clearly, and be able to feel more connected to your baby, even in times of stress, anxiety and uncertainty.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I loved creating them! Let me know what you think! If you want to create your own, personalized meditation & mindfulness practice, let’s connect!
RELEASE ANXIETY & STRESS - 5 MINUTE MEDITATION ON SELF-COMPASSION
When do you know it’s time for self-compassion? When you find yourself feeling unmotivated, when you have ongoing pain or tension in your body, feeling disconnected from loved ones, or just feeling stuck. Maybe you need to reconnect with your heart and feelings of love and joy.
Self-compassion allows you to learn how to talk to yourself in ways that help you feel motivated & energetic. We learn that self-blame and judgment is a very ineffective way to make change. Try this meditation and see what changes for you. Do it when you feel like you are on a treadmill of worry, felling rushed, stuck in a particular mindset, or just needing a boost of happiness.
The Perfectly Imperfect Mom: Letting go of Guilt and Feeling not Good Enough
Learning to accept ourselves just as we are, knowing that mistakes are part of being human, can bring peace and self worth. Our children do not need a perfect Mother, they need to feel loved and seen. Please join WOMB Social Worker and Therapist, Sarah Patterson for learning and conversation on how to quiet the voice of self criticism, adjust when things don't go as planned, reset after we've made a mistake and invite more self compassion and forgiveness. This is the key to feeling good about ourselves and to allowing more joy in our lives.
FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2019: 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Mothering Through the Worry
Motherhood in the early years is an experience of self-discovery, growth and change. Worry and fear are common experiences during this time and can undermine confidence and joy. Please join WOMB Social Worker and Therapist, Sarah Patterson for a workshop that will provide education on the nature of worry, how to tame it and strategies to build confidence as a Mom.
FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2019: 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Coping Skills for Maternal Mental Health
Dates: 4 sessions. Alternate Fridays. Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, 22 11:30-1pm
Location: The Womb Burlington
Cost: $50 per session ($200 total) paid at start of program. Remember that this can be covered under health care benefits.
Content: Facilitated discussion, education and coping skills to reduce anxiety and depression and increase relationship satisfaction (marital, parenting, extended family relationships)
Registration is by referral only. Please contact your WOMB Counsellor, Coach or Therapist to get more information.