Counselling for Adult-Children of Alcoholics & Narcissists in Ontario
Do you have a lot of questions about how your past contributed to who you are now?
Maybe you’ve hit a milestone in your life, and it’s prompted some reflections about your past or you’ve been trying so hard to meet everyone’s expectations, and yet it seems like it’s never enough. You may be wondering what it means to be ‘normal’ in relationships, in life, in parenting. Perhaps you're even feeling confused about your role in it all.
Whatever it is that you're experiencing, you're beginning to notice the impact of this in every facet of your life:
Difficulty making decisions and questioning those you've made in the past.
Feeling isolated by your experiences and confused about what to do.
Finding yourself wanting to avoid or run from it all.
Counselling for Adult-Children can help.
It may feel impossible now, but you can feel less confused. You can be more confident in who you are. You can feel more fulfilled. And we can help you find ways to get there.
Counselling for Adult-Children helps you do 3 things:
Make sense of your past and your experiences.
Discover who you are and explore your personal boundaries.
Develop skills to manage overwhelming thoughts, so you can move forward with hope for the future.
We'll help through this process, tailoring each step to your unique needs and circumstances. Our approach to counselling for adult-children comes from a place of hope: believing that our past does not define our future.
It's time to focus on your needs.
We can help you find ways to get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are counselling sessions for Adult-Children like?
Therapy sessions for Adult-Children might include processing your current and past experiences, implementing exercises and practicing new strategies together. Sessions are interactive and we work together to address the challenges in your life. We will always go at a pace that feels comfortable for you!
Q: How long do I need to be in therapy?
Duration of treatment for clients seeking services as adult-children can vary depending on personal goals and needs. We recommend starting with weekly or bi-weekly sessions to get used to the flow of therapy. The duration of treatment will be an on-going conversation that we'll have throughout the course of our time together. Your needs and goals are of utmost importance!
Q: How do I know if Counselling for Adult-Children will work for me?
While there are no guarantees, there are several factors that indicate whether therapy could work for you as an adult-child. Clients who seek out our services are ready to make some changes in their lives, and they are ready to experience a sense of relief from overwhelming thoughts.
Q: How do we get started?
During the complimentary consultation, we will determine if our services are a good fit to help you reach your goals. Then, during our first session, we will look at some of the ways growing up in a dysfunctional family environment has impacted your relationship with yourself and others. We will also begin to explore the kinds of changes you would like to experience in your life.