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Conditions We Help


Do you feel a sense of restlessness or find it difficult to stay focused on tasks? Are you forgetful, distracted, or struggling with time management or organization?

ADHD can be debilitating and impact your ability to function day-to-day. It can affect all areas of life from social to academic to careers. Therapy can help you gain practical skills and learn strategies to manage your symptoms. If you are ready to regain control of your life, get in touch with Veritas Psychotherapy and Counselling.

We offer a ten week ADHD Therapy Program for parents, youth, and teens.

Adjustment To Life Transitions

Are you feeling overwhelmed by a major life change like a move, job change, or transition to parenthood?

Big life adjustments can be filled with complex emotions and uncertainty. Therapy provides a supportive environment to process these challenging transitions. We help you mourn what is lost, embrace new possibilities, and balance competing demands. You can discover your inner resilience, gain skills to adapt, and find meaning in each new chapter. With compassion and care, you can adjust to life’s transitions at your own pace and move forward with optimism. We’re here to listen, validate your feelings, and help you successfully navigate each turn in the road.

Adjustment Disorders

Have major life changes or stressful events left you overwhelmed and struggling to cope?

Adjustment disorders occur when a person has difficulty managing or adapting to significant life changes or stressors. Symptoms may include sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, isolation, or trouble meeting responsibilities. Therapy provides a safe space to process these challenging life transitions and gain skills to help you adjust in a healthy way. With compassionate support, you can find your footing again, rediscover meaning and purpose, and move forward one step at a time. We’re here to help you get unstuck and build the life you want.

Does anger feel impossible to manage, causing problems in relationships or your quality of life?

Anger is a natural human emotion, but it can feel impossible to manage effectively. Learning to harness anger in healthy ways can improve relationships and your quality of life. In therapy, we provide tools to understand your anger triggers, express the emotion appropriately, and cope with overwhelming feelings. With practice and compassionate support, you can gain control over anger reactions and improve all your relationships. You deserve to feel in control and at peace.

Does anxiety stop you from living the life you want?

Anxiety can make you feel worried, scared, and on edge all the time. It can also cause racing heartbeat, chest tightness, and trouble sleeping. In counseling, we help you find what causes your anxiety and give you tools to manage it. You can learn ways to relax, control worry, and face specific fears. With caring support, you can break anxiety’s hold over you. You can feel steady and hopeful about the future again. You deserve to be free from anxiety’s grip.

Attachment Injuries

Have past relationship injuries left you unable to open up or trust a partner?

An attachment injury occurs when a person you depended on treats you in an insensitive, inconsistent, or deceptive way, causing emotional pain and mistrust. You may experience relationship anxiety, emotional numbness, anger, or grief. In therapy, you can process these painful injuries in a judgment-free space. We’ll help you understand your attachment style, grieve what you lost, and develop skills for building secure, emotionally intimate relationships again. Healing is possible.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do you struggle with social communication or interactions? Does this impact your ability to form relationships or friendships? Do you engage in repetitive patterns or interests?

Autism Spectrum Disorder can present very differently in different people. Many people with high-functioning autism go through much of their lives without knowing they have it. However, being diagnosed with ASD can provide a sense of relief.

With therapy, you can better understand yourself and your subconscious tendencies. Together, we can work to develop your social skills, and improve communication, self-care, and organization. Book an appointment and see if therapy may be right for you.

Bipolar Disorder Therapy

Do you experience extreme and unexplainable mood swings?

Bipolar disorders can result in very high highs and very low lows. These mood swings are sometimes described as opposite feelings of euphoria/mania (elevated mood, high energy, being impulsive) and depression (fatigue, losing interest, chronic sadness). Bipolar disorders may impact the quality of relationships you develop and maintain, your ability to perform at work or in school, your physical health, and your day-to-day functioning. Therapy can help you manage your symptoms, identify triggers, and learn to cope with mood fluctuations. If you’re ready to regain control of your mood and your life, we can help.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Do you have difficulty regulating your emotions? Do you engage in impulsive or self-destructive behaviours? Do you find it difficult to form and maintain interpersonal relationships?

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often feel empty, have a fear of abandonment, and are unsettled about their identity or sense of self. It’s common for there to be extreme fluctuations in mood over a short period of time. It can also be difficult to form relationships as people with BPD struggle to trust others, or their fear of rejection or abandonment prevents them from getting close at all.

Therapy can help individuals with BPD regulate their emotions, develop interpersonal skills, build boundaries, and learn to communicate more effectively. It can also help individuals explore their sense of self so they can work towards better self-esteem and self-worth. If you’re looking for support or believe you may have BPD, reach out. Our team is here to support you.

Do you feel like you have trouble setting healthy boundaries with others or expressing your needs?

Having weak boundaries can leave you feeling frustrated, resentful, or taken advantage of. And struggling to communicate clearly may lead to misunderstandings that damage relationships. In therapy, you can learn to set boundaries that honor your needs while still being respectful. We’ll also work on assertive communication techniques to help you discuss problems constructively. With practice, you can gain confidence, strengthen connections through better understanding, and feel more in control of your life. You deserve balanced, fulfilling relationships. Effective communication and boundary setting can get you there.

Are you feeling sad, empty, or hopeless more days than not?

Depression can drain life of pleasure, make it hard to focus, and isolate you from others. In therapy, you can understand the sources of depressive feelings, counter negative thought patterns, and take action to improve your mood. With professional help, lifestyle changes, and acquired coping skills, you can gain back a sense of meaning and belonging. We will support you each step of the way until the clouds lift and you can reclaim your whole self. You deserve to feel light, engaged, and embraced by the beauty in life. There are brighter days ahead.

Dissociative Disorders

Do you ever feel disconnected from yourself or struggle with gaps in memory or a sense of unreality?

These can be symptoms of dissociative disorders like depersonalization-derealization disorder, dissociative amnesia, or dissociative identity disorder. With compassion and care, we can help you understand what causes dissociation, identify unique triggers, and process painful memories that may get compartmentalized. Our goal is to help integrate fragmented parts of yourself, so you can live as your whole, authentic self. With time and commitment, integration and healing are possible. You are not alone.

Do you find yourself constantly battling thoughts about food, weight, and body image?

Eating disorders can present as extreme dietary restrictions, bingeing episodes, purging behaviours, or a tumultuous relationship with food and self-worth. You don’t have to face this struggle alone. In therapy, we can uncover the underlying emotions and triggers fueling these behaviors, and together, chart a path forward. By fostering understanding and self-compassion, we’ll work towards rebuilding a healthier relationship with food and your body. In a supportive and non-judgmental environment, you can regain balance, nourish your well-being, and rediscover joy in life. There is hope, and a fulfilling life beyond the constraints of an eating disorder awaits you.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Are everyday tasks challenging due to issues with memory, attention, or behaviour?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition that arises when a developing fetus is exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Symptoms can range from physical abnormalities to cognitive and behavioural difficulties. Individuals with FASD may face challenges with learning, social interactions, and daily functioning. Yet, with the right support and strategies, many of these challenges can be addressed.

In therapy, we offer tailored interventions to help you or your loved one navigate the complexities of FASD, understand the unique strengths and challenges, and improve daily living skills. Everyone deserves a fulfilling life, and we’re here to guide you on that journey.

Are you struggling with sadness, anger, or confusion after a major loss?

Grief can feel like an isolating, overwhelming emotional journey. We provide a caring space to give voice to your unique grief process. Through listening without judgement, we help you understand the changing emotions, respect your own timeline, and find ways to honor the person you lost. While the pain may not disappear, therapy allows you to move forward with more peace, purpose, and connection to happy memories. You do not have to walk this path alone. With guidance, understanding, and time, you can navigate loss and begin to heal.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Do you feel superior to everyone else around you or lack empathy for others?

The term “narcissist’ has been thrown around a lot recently. However, not everyone is a narcissist. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by individuals having an extremely inflated sense of self, feelings that they are better or superior than others, a need for attention, a sense of entitlement, and a lack of empathy for others. A lot of people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder actually lack self-esteem and are unable to handle even a small amount of criticism.

Therapy is a powerful resource for people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. It can help individuals develop different behaviours, thoughts, and feelings so they can develop healthier relationships with themselves and the people around them.

Are obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors interfering with your life?

OCD can manifest in constant doubting, extreme concern with germs/contamination, need for order, or other rituals that feel impossible to stop. You are not alone. With compassionate, expert help, you can understand what drives these obsessions and compulsions and make real progress. In therapy, we can equip you with coping strategies to manage anxiety, face uncertainties, and resist the urge to ritualize. In a judgment-free space, you can gain self-compassion, reduce symptoms, and reclaim your freedom. You deserve to feel in control and confident. Breaking OCD’s hold is possible.

Do you have very high expectations of yourself and constantly reach for flawlessness? Are these standards accompanied by critical self-evaluation and constant concern for how you will be perceived by others? Setting unrealistic standards and aiming for perfection can be exhausting and overwhelming. It can impact your self-esteem and result in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and even burnout. Therapy can help you gain control of your perfectionistic tendencies so you can embrace imperfection, set more realistic standards, and increase self-compassion.

Personality Disorders

Do you have a long-term pattern of maladaptive behaviours, thoughts or feelings?

Personality disorders can lead to a distorted self-image and cause you to engage in impulsive behaviours. You may struggle to find and maintain employment, manage day-to-day responsibilities, or maintain stable relationships. You may experience social isolation, substance abuse and self-harm resulting in hopelessness and distress. Examples of personality disorders include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive. Regardless of the type of personality disorder you have or think you may have, therapy can help you develop a more positive self-image, improve your relationships, and work towards personal goals. We are here to help you navigate the impact of your personality disorder so you can live the life you want.

Have you experienced hurtful physical, emotional or sexual abuse that still feels hard to talk about?

Has your experience with abuse kept you from living with any type of normalcy?
The effects of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse can be devastating and far-reaching. Victims of this type of trauma often experience feelings of guilt, shame, depression, anger, fear, and isolation. They may also have difficulty trusting others or forming intimate relationships. All these challenges can make it difficult to cope with day-to-day life.
Therapy can be a powerful tool for helping you heal from abuse. We can provide a safe space for you to process difficult emotions and experiences, and we can help create strategies for managing anxiety, developing self-esteem, and forming healthier relationships. When you’re ready to take the first step towards healing – we can help.

Is the trauma of a past event still haunting you, affecting your daily life and wellbeing?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can emerge after experiencing a traumatic event, leaving you with persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, severe anxiety, or nightmares. You might find yourself constantly on edge, emotionally numb, or feeling disconnected from others. It’s common to feel trapped, as if you’re reliving the traumatic experience over and over again.

But there’s hope, and healing is possible. Through therapy, we will help you process the trauma safely and effectively. We’ll work to understand the impact it’s had on you, develop strategies to manage anxiety and intrusive thoughts, and foster resilience to rebuild your sense of control and self. You don’t have to be held captive by your past – therapy can be your pathway to a present and future where peace and wholeness prevail.


Pregnancy Loss

Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions as a result of pregnancy loss?

An unexpected loss during pregnancy can lead to significant physical and intense emotional pain. You may be experiencing feelings of sadness, grief, anger, anxiety, helplessness, and loneliness. These feelings can impair your ability to function day-to-day.

For some people, social circles, including partners, family members, and friends, provide the support they need to work through their feelings. Other people may benefit from seeking additional support through therapy. Therapy offers a safe space to process emotions and develop strategies to help you move forward. If you’re looking for a space to feel validated in your experience and to work through your emotions, we are here to help.

Are you struggling to reconnect or build a stronger relationship?

Relationships can be complicated and sometimes leave us feeling lost and alone. You may be struggling with communication difficulties, trust issues, conflicts, or feeling emotionally disconnected from your partner. These challenges can impact your daily life, causing feelings of sadness, frustration, and anxiety. Therapy can offer you a supportive and safe space to work through your challenges, develop healthy communication skills, build trust, and address conflicts in a constructive manner. Therapy can help you set healthy boundaries and offer the tools and support you need to create the connection you crave.

Do you experience fear or self-consciousness in social situations?

Social anxiety can cause you to worry excessively about being scrutinized by others and may lead you to avoid social situations altogether. It can leave you feeling nervous, self-conscious, and embarrassed, even in non threatening situations. Therapy can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to social anxiety. We can help you develop a more positive and confident self-image.

Do you feel like there’s no end in sight to the list of things you need to manage or accomplish in the day—at home and at work?

Overwhelming stress can bring up a range of emotions, including anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion. It’s common to start to shutdown and feel disconnected from the people around you. Therapy can help you explore why you feel the way you do, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and give you the tools you need to manage your current situation and start living with more ease. We can help you make changes, one step at a time.

Substance Abuse - Addiction

Do you find yourself relying more and more on a substance to help you get through the day?

Substance abuse can be a challenging experience that affects you and the people around you. You may be struggling with a growing addiction, tolerance to what was once an occasional activity, mood swings, and relationship difficulties. It’s also common to feel shame, guilt, and a sense of disconnection from others and yourself. With therapy, you can experience a greater ability to manage triggers and cravings, improve relationships and feel a strengthened sense of self-worth. You don’t have to face this challenge alone, we can help.

Is a past event in your life keeping you from moving forward?

Trauma can cause symptoms such as intrusive memories, avoidance behaviours, hypervigilance, and feelings of anxiety, guilt, or shame. Emotional and physical responses to trauma can impact daily life and relationships. Therapy can help individuals who have experienced trauma process their experiences and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With therapy, you may experience a greater sense of control, improved relationships, a stronger sense of self-worth, and a renewed sense of hope for the future.

Workplace issues and career challenges

Is the greatest source of your stress coming from outside the home?

Workplace issues and career challenges can bring up a range of emotions, including stress, fear, exhaustion, and overwhelm. Feeling stuck in your job, experiencing workplace harassment, a lack of fulfillment, or a transition to a new role or career can take a toll on your mental health. It’s not uncommon to feel like there is no one to turn to for help in addressing difficult bosses, finding purpose in your work, or figuring out if a career move is the right one for you. Therapy can provide the support you need to navigate these challenges. We can help you find greater balance in your life, recognize your personal strengths, and gain clarity on how to best address difficult situations you might be facing.

If you have questions about therapy, our services, or anything else, send us a message! We’d love to hear from you. Please complete the form below or visit our team page and book directly with a therapist using our online portal.