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/ affairs
• 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)
What is Psychotherapy?
Many believe that psychotherapy is about rehashing old hurts. There is nothing farther from the truth. The purpose of psychotherapy 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. Giving new meaning to things allows us to turn the page on the past and empowers us to build a more positive present and future.
Psychotherapy is a transformative process which moves people from survivor to thriver so they can realize their maximum potential.
Who uses Psychotherapy?
People of all walks of life have worked with Manon. She works from the premise that everyone has the potential to develop insight and self-awareness and transform their life. Her experience is that psychotherapy leaves the person stronger and more resilient.
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. Psychotherapy/ counselling is a process by which one uncovers the source of their distress and heals it.
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 psychotherapist.
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 psychotherapist contributes to the client's satisfaction and progress. Therefore, it is important to ensure you feel comfortable in the presence of your psychotherapist. You should feel that your psychotherapist cares, actively listens, and demonstrates an understanding of your situation.
If you are interested in counseling, please contact Manon Dulude Ph.D. RP at (905) 873-9393 or firstname.lastname@example.org