Counselling & Psychotherapy for Individuals
Our licensed counsellors provide Individual Counselling/ Therapy for:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Depression and Mood Disorders
- Trauma and PTSD
- Recent or Past Abuse (Physical. Emotional, Sexual)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Trust/ Intimacy Issues
- Low Self-Esteem/ Confidence
- Grief and Loss
- Anger Management
- Life Transitions
Our therapists apply therapeutic techniques and approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Adlerian Psychotherapy, Existential Psychotherapy, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Therapy is always tailored to your unique needs and our therapists will only draw on techniques and interventions that you are comfortable with.
ALPHA-STIM (CES) TREATMENT:
At ARC Counselling we offer specialized Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) using the Alpha-Stim AID device. The Alpha-Stim is an FDA and Health Canada approved, a clinically proven medical device that uses a low-level electrical current to safely treat anxiety and depression. At ARC we utilize it as a healthy drug-free alternative for individuals who wish to supplement their therapy sessions without resorting to medication. It is also an effective treatment modality for individuals who have had little success with traditional counselling and psychotherapy in the past.
If you decide to augment your psychotherapy with the Alpha-Stim, your therapist will apply a microcurrent with small clips that attach to your earlobes for the first 20 minutes of your session. For many individuals, results can be felt immediately for anxiety, but can sometimes take up to a month to see a significant change in depression.
Clients typically report a pleasant and relaxed feeling of well-being after treatment. Furthermore, the treatment has a strong proven safety profile. In 30+ years of clinical studies involving 8,800 people, only minor side effects such as headaches and skin irritation at electrode sites have been reported by a tiny fraction of users.
Developed by world-renowned neurobiologist Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch, the device works by focusing on the “alpha” state of your brain, which can be measured on an electroencephalogram (EEG) recording. In a healthy alpha state, stress-effects are reduced, as well as agitation. Your mood is more stabilized, and regulation of both sensation and perception of particular types of pain are improved.
To learn more about adding Alpha-Stim treatment to your therapy sessions please contact us using the form below, or book a free consultation and mention it in your request.
Please note that the Alpha-Stim on its own is not considered a substitute for counselling, and treatment with the device is only provided in addition to regular psychotherapy sessions.
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402 W. Pender St (#704)
Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 20:00
Sat: 11:00 – 19:00
Sun: 11:00 – 19:00
604 828 9508