Individuals experience challenges in life, psychological distress, and interpersonal conflicts. Psychotherapy can help you reflect on your situation, develop a better understanding of things, gain personal growth, feel a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose, heal and achieve a healthy and productive lifestyle. Sojourn is a safe, supportive and confidential environment where you can explore your personal issues; an opportunity to speak with a trained professional about your feelings and concerns; and a means of helping individuals and families to address and overcome challenges and struggles in life.
Individuals desire to belong, to interact with others, find a significant place in society and move towards creating a happy and healthy life style. Do you need someone to listen to you and your feelings? Are you looking to improve your everyday life? Through psychotherapy, we will help you to become aware of your strengths, problem solve, make decisions and choose the direction in your own life that is personally satisfying. We will work in a collaborative effort towards goals that are mutually agreed upon. Challenges and problems include, but are not limited to addictions, anger, anxiety, body image, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem/confidence, spirituality, stress, life transition, parenting, trauma and work-life balance.
Couples can experience challenges and difficulties in their relationships. Are you stuck in the same argument loop? Do you feel like you are drifting apart? Couples therapy can help with such issues as communication, couple conflicts, different parenting styles, intimacy, blended families, step-parenting, coping with extended family members and infidelity. We provide support to help you improve communication skills, discuss concerns, solve problems, discuss your thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of your relationship, resolve conflicts, make changes, develop skills to maintain a healthy relationship with cooperation and mutual trust.
Challenges and difficulties of family life can affect the members of a family in one way or another. For example, family conflicts and children’s behaviour. The family involves separate individuals who are embedded in a system and relationships; therefore, family psychotherapy can assist with making changes, help the family cope better with one another, and live together in harmony as social equals with mutual trust and respect. We provide support to your family to help develop the tools and skills that are important for achieving a cooperative family life with and belongingness. Family therapy can help with such issues as parent-child relationships, behaviour problems, sibling rivalry, communication, school issues, blended families and problem solving through understanding family patterns.
For psychotherapy that includes children: (1) Both parents will need to consent to psychotherapy for their child and (2) If you are divorced from your child’s other parent, please provide a copy of the divorce decree and/or a copy of the custody agreement so that assurance of all appropriate consents are available at the initiation of psychotherapy.