Manon Dulude Ph.D., provides individual and couple counselling services. She has extensive experience working with the following issues:
• Depression/ Burnout/ Stress management
• Marital issues/ communication challenges/ escalating conflict/ distancing/ affaires
• Grief for a loved one
• Anger Management
• Difficult relationships
• Childhood Trauma/ children of divorced families
• Adult children of Alcoholics
• Fear of commitment to people, career etc
• Low self-esteem/ Poor personal boundaries (can’t say no)
The overall aim of a therapist/counselor is to provide an opportunity for people to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. Counseling relationships may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.
What is Therapy/Counseling?
Many believe that therapy/counseling is about rehashing old hurts. There is nothing farther from the truth. The purpose of therapy/counseling is to assist individuals in becoming more insightful and resilient. Counseling normalizes emotions and provides effective tools to manage them. As one becomes more self-knowledgeable, their perceptions of situations, self and others change. As we change the meaning we give to things, it allows us to turn the page on the past and empowers us to build a more positive present and future
Counseling is a transformative process which moves people from survivor to thriver so they can realize their maximum potential.
Who uses Therapy/Counseling?
When one chooses to ignore the impact of disruptive and hurtful events in their life, it often finds a way of surfacing at unexpected moments causing us to experience emotional and/or physical distress. Therapy/ counselling is a process by which one uncovers the source of their distress and heals it. This leaves the person stronger and more resilient.
Individuals who are struggling with past or present life situations such as abuse, neglect, separation/divorce, conflict, grief, difficulties managing emotions (sadness, fear, anger, shame, resentment, etc) would benefit from consulting a therapist/counselor. Children and adults have the potential to develop insight and self-awareness.
What can I expect in my first session?
If you're feeling nervous because you don't know what to expect, you’re like most people attending therapy/counseling for the first time. Research suggests that a positive therapeutic relationship a client has with their therapist/counselor contributes to the client's satisfaction and progress. Therefore, it is important to ensure you feel comfortable in the presence of your therapist/counselor. You should feel that your therapist/counselor cares, actively listens, and demonstrates an understanding of your situation.
If you are interested in counseling, please contact Manon Dulude Ph.D. at (905) 873-9393 or firstname.lastname@example.org