Helping you find your light.
Our mental health counselling draws on counselling approaches that will provide an open, safe and non-judgmental space by helping to build a strong relationship based on trust. This will help facilitate insight, compassion and understanding into one’s own thoughts and experiences. We will work with you to identify a direction of counselling tailored to each individual or family’s needs to meet you where you are at.
We use a variety of evidence-based therapies and solution-focused counselling techniques, including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Solution-Focus Brief Therapy
Relationship Based Therapy Techniques
Therapeutic Play – ages 12 and under
Alternative Healing – upon request
When your struggles become difficult to navigate we can gently guide you, as you share your experiences, and work towards solutions. Counselling is a safe space where you are able to go through a therapeutic and healing process.
During your session, the thoughts and emotions that lead to your actions (good and bad) are given a place to be heard and healed. This helps you and your family improve resilience in dealing with the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, grief, trauma, relationship problems, adjusting to life transitions, and many other areas of mental health.
During Lighthouse counselling sessions, we provide a space where healing comes from being heard, where growth and insight comes from shared experiences and where children, teens and adults are given a place to learn how to flourish.
Alternative Healing is the use of non-mainstream practices in place of conventional medicine or treatment. Our bodies and our minds process life events and stressors differently than anyone else around us, resulting in different ailments, such as pain, discomfort or just causing our bodies to be out of balance. Alternative healing will help realign your body and your mind.
Alternative healing modalities that are offered are:
Therapeutic play is ideal for children and youth with mild to moderate adjustment problems.
For Children, play is not only an activity, but also a method of communication, through which they can express themselves and process “tricky feelings” which they may have difficulty putting into words. Play allows free expression of thoughts and opinions about the world and it is a child’s natural way of recovering from daily emotional upheavals.
When children are troubled and struggling to adapt, therapeutic play offers a means to learn to solve problems, to get along with others and to develop the skills they need to grow and learn. Like any other language it takes practice and time to develop.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages clients to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.
The Adaptive Information Processing model considers symptoms of PTSD and other disorders (unless physically or chemically based) to result from past disturbing experiences that continue to cause distress because the memory was not adequately processed. These unprocessed memories are understood to contain the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and physical sensations that occurred at the time of the event. When the memories are triggered these stored disturbing elements are experienced and cause the symptoms of PTSD and/or other disorders.
Unlike other treatments that focus on directly altering the emotions, thoughts and responses resulting from traumatic experiences, EMDR therapy focuses directly on the memory, and is intended to change the way that the memory is stored in the brain, thus reducing and eliminating the problematic symptoms.
Sessions are $115 for 50 minute sessions.
We provide receipts once payment is received, for any insurance you might have.
Clients under First Nations and Inuit Health Branch are direct billed.
We respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Brandon and Lighthouse Wellness Centre is located on Treaty 2 lands, the traditional home lands of Dakota, Anishanabek, Oji-cree, Cree, Dene, Metis people. We fully intend to continue growing as allies and learning how we can be of better support to our Indigenous communities and clients.