- Mental Health Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Self Esteem
- Coping & Resiliency Skills
- Family Conflict
- Life Transitions
- Spirituality & more
It is heartbreaking for parents to see your child, children or teenager struggling and even more worrisome to see it effect them on a daily basis.
Perhaps they are unhappy in school, having a difficult time making friends, have become quiet or overly anxious or they are struggling with adapting to changes in the family unit, separation, divorce or a recent move.
You may wonder if encouraging your child or teenager to seek counselling is the right thing to do.
As much as children/teens don’t want to burden their parents with their inner most thoughts, parents too may be struggling with knowing how to help. Speaking with a professionally trained counselor is an important life skill to learn at a young age. You are never alone, help is only a phone call away. In Person sessions available in Barrie, Ontario
Karen understands the many issues facing children, youth, families and individuals.
With over 25 years of experience in Education as Teacher, Behavior specialist, Special Education Teacher, Resource, Guidance Counsellor; and through her work with Hospice, providing Counselling and facilitating groups. Karen understands complex needs and can draw from her life and work experience. Karen has training in Advanced Trauma Treatment or Children and Adolescents.
Offering 'in-Person" Counselling Services in Barrie, Ontario
"virtual" for those out of area
Grief comes from many life experiences:
- loss of job
- life transitions
- life changes
- a sick loved one
- a death
- tragic event
- a challenging relationship
- death of a pet
- difficult decisions / choices
- serious accidents
- and unfortunately more…
Each person has their own way of handling grief and you may find it helpful to speak with a counsellor who is trained in supporting people on their journey.
When someone is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, they and their loved ones often experience what is called Anticipatory Grief. You might also experience this as you anticipate a life transition, change or decision.
When death comes suddenly through a tragic event this is often referred to as disenfranchised grief. Many don’t understand how to support you. They may say things unintentionally that upset you.
Perhaps you have faced a series of difficult situations, crisis or deaths. This is often referred to as compounded grief. This can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed.
If you find your grief overwhelming and find it difficult to get through the day, I would encourage you to see a counsellor or psychotherapist. I work with individuals of all ages who are experiencing complex grief.
My experience comes from training as a past Register Director for Rainbows Canada, Special Education teacher, a facilitator in Chronic Health Conditions, an End of Life Doula, working in Hospice and training in Trauma and Grief.
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Coaching in Barrie, Ontario
Need an Accountability Partner? Small and manageable steps to achieve your goals? The time is now!
What situation or life event is preventing you from living a life of joy?
Are you feeling stuck?
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The first step is to Ask for Help.
What is involved:
What is involved:
- Initial Meeting: Your story, aspirations, hopes & dreams, Your Why
- Second Meeting: Relationships, Identify Key Areas, What’s holding you back? Set goals
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- Life losses
- Grief & Bereavement
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