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FSC Services include:
- with individuals, couples, and
Internet Abuse Counseling
- dealing with pathological usage, Cyber-Sex
Mediation - for separating and divorcing couples, families and small
Workshops: When Anger Pushes Love Away - The Secrets of
Deepening Intimacy. (big success!
to be repeated soon)
Discarding tension and hostility and replacing
that with caring and sharing.
Relationship or Family Counseling
All families have conflict. It's the nature of
people living in close proximity. But when normal conflicts turn
into daily shouting matches, family members begin hurting each
other emotionally (and sometimes physically) and a feeling of
anger permeates the household, it's time to do something about
it. Blended families in which one or both parents bring to the
marriage children from previous relationships present their own
unique dynamics. Let's face it. It isn't always the Brady Bunch.
But there is help.
Sometimes the conflict is caused by the inappropriate or
unacceptable behavior of one or more members of the family. But
it affects everyone. While we work with those individuals to try
to help them with the cause of their actions, we also work with
the entire family so they can provide support for that person and
for each other, and to learn how to reduce the conflict.
Families can be thought of as a system of interacting parts. We
learn how to think, feel and behave from the families in which we
grew up. When these beliefs are not challenged and/or changed, we
pass on that legacy to our children and their families.
Relationship or family counseling may be
particularly useful for:
- Problems developing in one or more family members which
affect all (i.e.: children's problems, anger, depression in one
- Family or relationship change such as divorce, or children
- Cultural and ethnic conflict within relationships
- Sexual or cultural differences between the family and the
- Finding the satisfaction you seek in relationships
Everyone experiences problems in the course of
growth and development. Some problems pass with time; some can be
resolved with personal creative problem solving; some can be
resolved by consulting with family, friends, or other resources.
Sometimes problems persist in spite of all attempts to resolve
them; sometimes they are just too numerous, too acute, and too
big to manage without additional support. At these times
counseling services can provide assistance in rebuilding problem
solving resources and options.
Individual counseling might be particularly useful
- life changes, such as relationship loss
- aloneness and loneliness
- ethnic and cultural background differences
- sexual identity differences
- anger issues, ongoing stressors such as depression; substance
abuse; eating or other disorders
Marriages, business partnerships and corporations
do break up. Skilled psychologists/mediators have saved parties
millions of dollars in damages, legal costs and court costs by
diverting the process away from the traditional court barrister's
adversarial methods and building instead a goal-oriented spirit
and discussion framework for cooperative issue structuring,
management and resolution. With adept mediation, key issues can
be resolved and finality reached early in the process at a
nominal cost. Please do call us for a free consultation to
discuss the viability of this adjunct to your legal
- Fees with taxes included will be set at your first
- Therapy Fees range from $85 per hour to as low as $55 per
hour with ability-to-pay relief applied to Seniors, Students and
- Family Law matter mediation fees are $95 per hour.
- Business / Proprietorship mediation fees are set based on a
Schedule for Completion.
Internet Appointment Booking
All services in Barrie, Simcoe County and area are by appointment
between 9:30am and 9:00pm. Emergency services are available. ((905) 841-9279
Director: Micheal J. O'Brien B.A. Psychology,
Child & Youth Counsellor, SJA First Aid Rescuer, Level "C"
CPR, Prevention & Management of Aggressive Behaviour
training, Anger Management Facilitator
Behaviour Therapy: psychotherapy that
emphasizes the application of the principles of learning to
substitute desirable responses and behavior patterns for
undesirable ones -- also referred to as behavior modification therapy.
Counseling: professional guidance of the
individual utilizing psychological methods especially in
collecting case history data, using various techniques of the
personal interview, and testing interests and aptitudes.
Group Therapy: therapy in the presence of a
therapist in which several patients discuss and share their
Primal Therapy: psychotherapy in which the
patient recalls and reenacts a particularly disturbing past
experience usually occurring early in life and expresses normally
repressed anger or frustration especially through spontaneous and
unrestrained screams, hysteria, or physical expression.
Play Therapy: psychotherapy in which a
child is encouraged to reveal feelings and conflicts in play
rather than by verbalization
Psychotherapy: treatment of mental or
emotional disorder or of related bodily ills by psychological
Therapy: therapeutic treatment especially
of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorder.